2014 Irving Marathon

Two weeks ago I attended the 2014 Irving Marathon
as part of my Irving Photography Group. The conditions were anything but ideal for a marathon as the weather was damp, cold, and blustery. I had to admire and respect all the runners

that turned out for the event even with the less than perfect atmosphere. There was a band, Breaking Southwest who only performed a couple of songs (I thought they were great) due to the cold and wind. Of course no matter the weather conditions, the sponsors were still out front and center. Chik-Fil-A's
army of assistants were continuously handing out their famous chicken sandwich (of course I had to have some!) I shot over 900 frames however only about 30 were worth keeping. I learned what I did wrong

and am looking forward to the next local race with the belief I will do a much better job of recording the events. I also am hopeful the weather will cooperate so I don't have to turn all the photos into black & white! Not that there is anything wrong with that but let's have some warm sun! I will post more photos going forward and they will also be available on my Flickr account.

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