[Q] is for Queues

Q     Be ready for them. Especially for loos! You arrive at the race village, you drop your stuff in a baggage tent, and still have some time to spare? Get into the loo queue. Even if you don’t need to go. By the time it is your turn, you will.

The worst loo situation I have ever experienced was at JP Morgan Corporate Challenge run last year in London. These runs are extremely popular, with thousands of runners taking part and unfortunately this is an issue every single year. The queues crossed almost the whole race village and many opted for the bushes instead, including ladies. Somehow I don’t think it will be any different this year.


You are at the start. The anticipation. The countdown. The gun fires. And then nothing happens. Another queue to be prepared for is the start itself. Just because the official time of the race is at 8am, it doesn’t mean you will cross the start line at this time. The more people are taking part, the longer it will take for all of them to step on that first timing mat. The record for this holds the Lisbon Half-marathon for me where it took me almost 40 minutes. But it was an amazing start, crossing the Ponte 25 de Abril definitely made up for the wait.


ponte 25 abril



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. trentpmcd
    Apr 20, 2015 @ 20:13:19

    Wow, that does look like an amazing start!



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Out of Print

Fiction authors and their shorts

Ariel Hudnall

the writings, musings, and photography of a dream smith

Roaming at Large

Poems & Photos by DM Shepherd


Paranormal Romance


The greatest WordPress.com site in all the land!

Black Bean Queen

Running, plant based food, & navigating life

The Exceptional Everyday

The ordinary is the magic.


My words will either attract a strong mind or offend a weak one.

Elan Mudrow



Life is Hard

Tourmaline .

Miniature Diorama Photographer

katerina marks

mixed-media artist

The Dictionary of Victorian Insults & Niceties

Together we can give the nineteenth century a voice in the twenty-first century.

Kat's Scribbles

where chaos gives birth to poetic expression

Through the Lens of my Life

thoughts and images from my perspective


It is not down in any map; true places never are.

harold guenthner

apostrophe ess

%d bloggers like this: