Sunday, 26 February 2012

Marathon Cheering Signs

There's nothing like rounding an anonymous corner in a poorly-supported section of a big race to be confronted by a wild crowd cheering and screaming and brandishing hilarious signs. The kind of signs that make you smile, possibly laugh, strike up a conversation and remember that you used to belong to the human race. They are always a sublime blend of utter adulation, cruel mockery and shameless flirting, which to be honest sounds better than some nights out I've been on... I remembered this pleasing literary oeuvre a few weeks ago when the #marathoncheeringsigns hashtag was producing some absolute belters on Twitter.

Here are a few of my favourites, in no particular order (photos stolen from all over the place, sorry!):

All aboard the Pain Train!

I don’t even know you, but you’re my hero!

Looking for a man with great endurance.


Why do all the pretty ones run away?

It’s not sweat, it’s your fat crying.

Good thing it’s not 26.3 miles because THAT would be insane.

Bet you wish Phidippides died at mile 20!

Cemetery ahead, look alive!

Worst. Parade. Ever.


Toenails are overrated.

Some day you won’t be able to do this. Today is not that day.

I got up really early to make this sign!


Your feet only hurt because you’re kicking so much ass!

Chuck Norris never ran a marathon.

I thought this was a 5k!


Bet this seemed like a good idea 6 months ago!

Today is your ‘some day’.

You paid £45 for THIS!?

Happy cheering


2012 to date: miles run - 45.27, miles biked: 15.4, metres swum: 750

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