I live on the route of the Edinburgh Marathon, so a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to see and hear around 27,000 people running down my road. Here’s a recording made from my window:[audio:http://www.michaelgallagher.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/EdinburghMarathon2011.mp3|titles=EdinburghMarathon2011]
As in previous years, I enjoyed being able to hear something other than motor vehicles, which are sonically dominant on my street every other day of the year. The road was officially open in one direction, with cones down the middle, but before long the volume of runners was such that they took up the whole of the street. You can hear a distant car horn in the recording, presumably coming from a frustrated driver trying to come up the road..