London Marathon revisits the UK capital again on April 17, 2011 and millions of people are looking forward to run the race. London Marathon 2011 is supposed to be the 31st marathon race and it is sponsored by Virgin Money, it is called Virgin London Marathon 2011. Till 2009, the London Marathon was called Flora London Marathon Race. The London Marathon is the brainchild of the former Olympic champion and renowned journalist Chris Brasher and Welsh athlete John Disley. In the present day, some people run the London Marathon Race for breaking the existing record, for fun and some mostly for charity. The marathon race holds Guinness world record of being the largest annual fund raising event.The London Marathon Course:The London Marathon Course is flat and mainly runs around the River Thames. The course starts from three different points around Blackheath, on the south of the River Thames and finishes alongside St. James’ Palace. The whole marathon course spans to around 42 Km (27 miles). While covering this massive distance, the marathoners get the opportunity to catch the wonderful sights of several celebrated London landmarks such as London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London and much more. People of all ages and physical abilities take part in this London Marathon. Register yourself for the London Marathon 2011 and run the race with full enthusiasm.
Where to Stay During London Marathon?London Marathon attracts millions of people and usually many of them start training themselves for this spectacular in advance. Thus, it can be assumed that people visiting the city for the event would be countless. Finding a London accommodation during this occasion might not be an easy task. So, when you register for the London Marathon Race online, search for London hotels and apartments, also. You can check the room rates and the availability online. Enjoy booking London hotel hassle-free and getting instant confirmation on it. So, before heading to London to participate in the marathon, make sure that you have booked your budget or luxury hotel in London.