One of my favorite events to photograph, this edition did not disappoint either. :)
I took a few shortcuts compared to the registered runners, but I must say I ran and walked quite a bit as I covered the route!
Early Sun Runner (shot through a fence)
Sun Runners entertaining Sun Runners with an extra exercise drill
Sun Run Combo
Running and Walking through Burrard Bridge
Last few meters to the finish line
Holy crap! I just checked the area I covered and it turns out I ran/walked over 7.5km! :s No wonder my legs are aching tonight…
It was a record breaking year for the Vancouver Sun Run
As I left around 8:30AM to participate in the 2008 edition of the Vancouver Sun Run — as an avid photographer :p –, the Weather Network’s website mentioned the temperature in Vancouver was 1ºC and with the wind chill factor, it actually felt like -2ºC — Brrrr! But it could have been worse: just 36 hours prior to the event, I was running for cover as big fat wet snow flakes pounded downtown Vancouver on Friday night.
Needless to say, the record breaking 59,000+ mass of sun runners couldn’t wait to get going this morning, their Sun Run T-shirts needing some extra warmth in the form of a long sleeved shirt for most.
I had a blast witnessing the event from the sidelines, in my double layered ski coat. :) Believe it or not, I did jog a little bit myself, moving from one vantage point to another. I particularly enjoyed the view from Burrard Bridge where the view on the sea of people running below along Beach Avenue was amazing; so amazing in fact that I saw a runner actually take a break from the “race” to take a picture too! :)
Crossing Burrard Bridge
Long sleeved shirts were the norm for this year’s Vancouver Sun Run
Don’t be fooled by the palm trees, it was bitterly cold this morning. :s
Musicians were spread out throughout the course to entertain runners and spectators alike