Sad day for running at the Boston Marathon

runbritain would like all of the organisers, officials, volunteers and runners of the Boston Marathon and the families and friends of those who tragically lost their lives or were injured that our thoughts and best wishes are with you.

The marathon running community has been left shocked and saddened by the news that three people, including an eight year old boy, were left dead and more than 100 injured when two blasts went off at the finish of the Boston Marathon as runners were coming in at just over 4 hours.

Two members of the runbritain community. Steve Jones and Andy Fowler, had already crossed the finish line in 2:56:42 and 3:09:47 respectively. Steve spoke to us today and expressed his sorrow for the people of Boston who are so proud of their marathon:

"You don't realise, until you get out here, how big this event is to the locals. They are so proud of it. When we got to the bar after the race we got close to a heroes welcome all cheering and clapping us. Then the bombs went off and they were apologising to us. Lovely people and a great shame".

On top of this, Steve felt that security was as tight as it could be, "The security was really tight - more than I noticed at New York, London or Berlin. There were police about at the bus pick-up near the common and they were at the main traffic junctions. There were even army cadets walking around the runners' village at the start."

Our sincere condolences go out to all of those affected by this shocking attack.