Bearsden runner says London Marathon was ‘amazing’

Linda Sinclair running marathon on Sunday. Head and shoulders of her looking concerned in wake of Boston bombings.'Photo by Emma Mitchell'15/4/13
Linda Sinclair running marathon on Sunday. Head and shoulders of her looking concerned in wake of Boston bombings.'Photo by Emma Mitchell'15/4/13

A RUNNER from Bearsden who took part in the London Marathon last Sunday said she was amazed at how everyone rallied together in the wake of the Boston bombing the prevous week.

Linda Sinclair (41), who, along with many other runners wore a black ribbon in tribute to the dead and injured in Boston, said the most poignant thing was the 30 second silence at the beginning of the race.

The Clyde 1 news reporter said: “Everyone fell silent. It was quite strange, thousands of people in thought. There was a real feeling of togetherness. It was really poignant.”

Linda, pictured above, completed the marathon in 4hrs 4mins.

Following the Boston bombings security was stepped up for the London event.

Linda said: “The only time I really thought about that was when an inflatable toy fell onto the track and someone stepped on it, making a bang.

“Other than that it was just an amazing atmosphere, with people cheering me on.

“This was the first time I’ve run the London Marathon. I was told more people than usual turned out to line the route and cheer us on.”