Following on from the flybys I found for Berlin, London & Chicago I’ve found one today for New York (still a couple of weeks away).
New York was the first marathon that I ran. The energy and atmosphere was phenomenal. Re-watching the video I’ve remembered the bridge coming back into Manhatten at around 15-16miles. The bridge itself was hard, quite a slope with no crowds and people sitting down along either side. However coming off that bridge to be greeted with a banging sound system (pumping out great house music back in 2004) and a massive crowd gave me a much needed lift. I also realised I’d gone off far quicker than I had intended and was then faced by the prospect of just carrying on for 10 miles, as I was worried if I stopped I wouldn’t be able to start again. I’ll have to re-run New York again one day as it was such a wonderful experience. The other abiding memory I have of the day is that the weather was unseasonably warm and I hadn’t wanted to discard my running jacket at the start. So I ran the whole thing, warm in a jacket. This also meant pinning my number to the back (not front) which led to a couple of uptight runners give me grief as they couldn’t see my number where they had expected it.