I spotted all bar three of the km markers and all bar two of the mile markers. I noticed when buildings gave way to trees gave way to buildings gave way to tunnels gave way to buildings gave way to trees. I saw every course-crossing pedestrian in time to evade their bodies, bikes, buggies and bags. I spied one Ealing Eagle, one Lliswerry Runner and two Centurion t-shirts, and I even registered the majority of the drummers, singers, dancers, cheerleaders and painfully out-of-tune brass bands.
But apparently I am still the most unobservant runner on the planet, because, Ladies and Gentlemen…
…I missed the Eiffel Tower.
Clearly you were going way too fast and need to slow down – next time!
Well done missing the Eiffel Tower; Guy de Maupassant would have envied you 😃
Everyone misses the Eiffel Tower. I did the Paris Marathon three times and never once looked across at it!
Love it!! 🙂
WHAT were you looking at to MISS that thing?
Then again…… I know I saw it….. just not really sure where on the course it was….. After the run along the river to then head into “the park”….. Hmmmm. I think I saw Notre Dam…. Not entirely sure though… 🙂
I’d claim to have been in the zone, but a more likely explanation is that I was concentrating on *not* sharpening my commuter elbows and pushing everyone else out of my way.
I missed Buckingham Palace when doing London so don’t be too hard on yourself
I was the lliswerrian you spotted in the park at the end. Thanks for that little lift at the end
My pleasure – it was mutual.
PS How on earth did you find my blog?
PPS The name I couldn’t remember was Keith (picture here: https://abradypus.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/cardiff-ultra/)