The Your Print Partner team were out in force yesterday cheering on the runners at the Lincoln Half Marathon.
YPP was, for the second consecutive year, the Official Branding Partner to the event and proudly produced feather flags, correx signage and metres and metres of aero banner to cover the course in the event's signature red.
We also set up our very own YPP Supporters Zone at Lincoln's famous Brayford Waterfront area, which was approximately the halfway point in the race. On what was a grey day thanks to the weather, we certainly brought the colour as we turned the wall of crowd control barriers into a collection of eye-catching motivational messages.
We hope our messages raised a smile and helped everyone enjoy the final few miles to the finish line.
Our Graphic Designers, who came up with the concept for the Supporters Zone, were hard at work in the early hours setting up the area and handing out hundreds of balloons to spectators.
Fastest to finish was local athlete Matt Bowser, who crossed the finish line of the 13.1 mile course in 1hr10min, with Claire Cooney the first woman in 1hr32min.
Thousands of runners took part in the event and had a terrific time, raising money for a wide range of different causes.
The day was a huge success for organisers OSB Events, with whom YPP has enjoyed a successful working relationship with for a number of years on events such as the Cambridge Half Marathon and the Outlaw Triathlon.
"Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Lincoln Half Marathon" said YPP Managing Director Stuart Maclaren. "I'd like to thank all my staff who helped create our Supporters Zone, and say congratulations to the organisers and the amazing army of volunteers who joined us to make the day so special. We'll see you there next year!".