30 May 2011

Marathon Outriders

Outrider Come on Mum
Last weekend saw the annual running of the Copenhagen Marathon. 12,000 runners took part. I was out with my dad, his companion and my kids and we watched it for a bit. I mostly took photos of the cyclists enjoying the car-free streets, but hey. What I noticed, however, was the many outriders riding bicycles alongside the runners.

Above, a husband and child following the wife/mum with a banner reading "Come on, Mum!" as encouragement. Brilliant.
Another example was this guy riding alongside a friend. Respect to the runner for being able to smile and laugh.

The bicycle as support vehicle. Nice.

1 comment:

shuichi said...

Wow, a marathon! I love jogging. I finished running a full marathon in Kyoto in Feb this year. Well, here is the link for it http://mamabicycle.blogspot.com/2011/02/special-entry-kizu-river-marathon.html
I also like to run a rode where cars always run.
Anyway, a marathon become popular recently in Japan.