What your marathon costume says about you

Insurance comes in all shapes and sizes and can help you cover anything from a trip abroad to run a marathon to an event you’re putting on yourself. It could even reimburse you if your luggage is lost in transition, along with your costume.

The London Marathon has become a parade of colourful, strange, and for the most part phenomenally impractical outfits. These costumes certainly make a statement, but what is it with each?

 The wedding dress/morning suit – you’re committed
Once you’ve set your mind on something, you see it through to the end, whether that’s running a marathon, or agreeing to get married halfway around the course.

Paul Elliot and Laura Harvey tied the knot at St Katherine’s Dock in front of 80 guests after 13 miles and a dash across Tower Bridge. They ran the rest of the race as husband and wife.

 The appendage – you’re serious
At least serious enough about the cause you’re supporting to don an outfit that leaves little to the imagination. Just like 22-year-old Jack Woodward, who ran the race dressed as a pair of testicles. Woodward was raising money, and equally importantly awareness, for testicular cancer after losing his friend to the disease, 21-year-old Rob Harris.

The camel – you’re a team player
If you’re running blind as the rear end of a camel while trying to keep in sync with your teammate’s pace, you’d have to be. At least you’ll have some extra water reserves, and few people realise that a camel’s hump also serves as a neat little viewing window…

The rhino – you like your personal space
If you were sharing the course with a runner whose view was limited and is charging ahead with a large pointy horn, you’d draw the same conclusion no? Things can get awfully crowded in this world-renowned race.

The storm trooper – you’re a little stiff
Either you’ve not done a practice run in your rigid running garb or you’ve not thought the costume through. You’re slightly unprepared regardless, but maybe you can use your threatening demeanour to demand a lift from the entrant dressed as a taxi driver.

If you are running in the London Marathon on Sunday, all of us at Bush and Associates would like to wish you the best of luck!