Where bigger races play music, Vangelis’ theme music for the film ‘Chariots of Fire’ is invariably on the play list, if I heard it once around the course of this year’s London Marathon, I must have heard it half a dozen times. So it was a little surprising to find real chariots whilst running this morning. They were not of the Ben Hur style, but the stunningly beautiful floats for the Rathotsavam, Hindu Chariot Festival, procession lining up outside the Hindu Sivan Temple in Clarendon Rise, Lewisham.
The run took me on to the river front in Deptford, where I always find the crumbling remains of Coal Jetty rather captivating.
Earlier, in the week I got in some intervals and a tempo run, but gave my long mid week run a miss – combination of an evening work meeting and a grumbling Iliotibial band – the rest and a lot of strange looking stretching seemed to sort it out.
The colorful Hindu Chariot float is very cool!
It is fantastic isn’t it! I didn’t know about the procession until I ran past the road it was starting it, and only went that way because there was a big music festival on the route I would probably have used.