In our tethered Virgin balloons we had a great vantage point to watch the start of the Virgin London Marathon 2011. As last year it was amazing to see so many people running for good causes. As if running the 26.2 miles isn’t enough, lots of competitors choose to make it even tougher by wearing weird and wonderful costumes. So, we thought it was only fair to share a few and we’ve come up with our top five. Congratulations to the winners and we hope you’ve got round the course okay… 5. Pingu DSC_0609 4. Dino the Dinosaur DSC_0644 3. Eye of the Tiger DSC_0645 2. Number 9 to the Mall DSC_0653 1. Runaway Rhino DSC_0640 We also have to give a special mention to… The snail – one of the last to start, seemingly with someone crawling along under the costume with the aim of finishing the race in 26 days! Good luck guys. DSC_0666 Congratulations to all the runners and especially those who went to town with their outfits. We salute you.