Alastair Shaw’s Photographs: 4. Glasgow Marathon, 1985

Before the Start of the Glasgow Marathon, 1985

The first Mass participation marathon in Glasgow was in 1982 and by 1985 the event was well established with thousands of runners, male and female, young and old, neophytes and grizzled veterans all keen to run in the event.   Bob Dalgleish, centre of the first picture, was the ‘Main Man’ as far as organisation was concerned.   The pictures below give a notion of the buzz that there was at the start: Alastair was taking the shots that other would never have thought of.   The feeling of excitement, nervousness and action is all there.