Barcelona Marathon

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Mar 2019
1:55pm, 10 Mar 2019
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Trin
Fantastic time Dibble, well done!!

Sorry we didn't make it to the bar, we had a caña at a little bar in the last k of the course and on the way back to the hotel.

I'm just a little bit tired now 😉
Mar 2019
2:14pm, 10 Mar 2019
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FenlandRunner
Huge well done Trin.

That's a monumental achievement in light of your difficult journey over the last few years.
Mar 2019
2:32pm, 10 Mar 2019
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Trin
Thanks FR 😊 I couldn't be happier, and I know there's more to come 😉
Mar 2019
3:02pm, 10 Mar 2019
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Velociraptor
Many congratulations to Trin and to Dibble. Phenomenal performances! Would you recommend the race? I've never done an overseas running race and am quite tempted.
Mar 2019
3:13pm, 10 Mar 2019
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Trin
Yes Vrap, definitely recommend this one.
Paul and I are sure it's bigger than it was in 2013, but they seem to have coped well, the organisation is great.
Mar 2019
5:01pm, 10 Mar 2019
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Dibble
Thanks Vrap. This was my first overseas race and I would recommend it as its relatively flat, passes a lot of the tourist sights, lots of bands to help the atmosphere and is reasonably busy but not too busy.

Not quite sure what a caña is but hope you enjoyed it Trin. Sorry not to see you although i was looking out for you among the 3h45-4h00 runners. So pleased you got a good time.

I was pleased to get a Fetchie cheer from someone with about 1km to go, but the only Fetchie i saw on the course was Bosun Tony during the first 5km or so.

Great to meet up with Mr & Mrs Wardi at the bar and also Gogojojo during the breakfast run yesterday (she wasn't running today but had spent the last week working here).

Right a month to wait to see whether I have finally got my London GFA or will they change the rules to keep me out again!!
Mar 2019
5:21pm, 10 Mar 2019
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Trin
A caña is a small beer 😉 although sizes vary from third of a pint to a half pint depending on where you go.

I now have a GFA qualifying time for London too, when do applications close for 2020?
Mar 2019
5:30pm, 10 Mar 2019
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Dibble
They don't usually announce the requirements for GFA until after the previous race, so sometime in April. Then I think you have a few months to apply.
Mar 2019
6:40pm, 10 Mar 2019
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wardi
Likewise nice to share a drink and a matter with Mr & Mrs Dibble. Great time Dibble, I'm doing VLM as well this year, 7 weeks to get my old legs working properly again!
Really pleased for you Trin after all you've been through, comfortably under 4 hrs!
3.40 for me, slightly disappointed but my legs never felt in control unlike my last marathon. Pleased to salvage a GFA though and I still rate this as my equal favourite marathon along with Valencia.
Mar 2019
9:27pm, 10 Mar 2019
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Bob!
That was me Trin, also saw you in the first mile sneaking down the right hand side of the road.

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