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First marathon next Spring? Share the journey!

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May 2014
8:54pm, 25 May 2014
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Chris the Fish
Excellent to see two more happy finishers, well done :)
May 2014
9:23pm, 25 May 2014
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Carpathius
Yay! Congratulations :)

bunting medal afeitar and LWR star bunting

Fantastic efforts there guys.
May 2014
10:05pm, 25 May 2014
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RevBarbaraG
Woo Hoo!!! Bunting on order....
May 2014
10:13pm, 25 May 2014
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Ceratonia
excellent. well done afeitar & longwayround.
May 2014
2:45pm, 26 May 2014
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Chris_T117
Great running afeitar and LWR - congratulations :)
Jun 2014
10:03am, 3 Jun 2014
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Mattdb
Sorry for the delayed posting. Completed Edinburgh in 5:22. First half was spot on schedule at 2.10 but sadly my ITB/knee issue flared up around mile 17 and had to resort to run/mainly walking the remainder.

Just finishing was a great achievement and I am proud of how far I have come in a year and the biggest lesson i have learnt is to take it easy when I'm injured rather than pushing it.

Contrary to a lot of peoples posts about the race I enjoyed it. A few more supporters would have been good but given the weather predictions I cant blame people for not wanting to stand around for many hours but those that did made plenty of noise.

Till next year.....
Jun 2014
10:30pm, 3 Jun 2014
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Longwayround
Mattdb, that being your time I'd be surprised if I hadn't spotted you at some point.

I thought there was a decent number of supporters most of the way, except for the stretch out near the turning point.

Tonight was my first run after the marathon (although I did complete a significant hike up the Old Man of Coniston at the weekend). By heck, my legs were tired. It didn't help that tonight's club run was possibly the longest on the calendar at 8 ½ miles but my legs were quite keen for me to give up at five miles. Fingers crossed, I'll recover my running mojo soon. I have new targets for the rest of the year, having scrapped all the time-based ones: I shall enjoy running and cycling. That is all.
Nov 2014
9:49pm, 7 Nov 2014
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somethinglikeant
Anyone considering a first marathon next spring?
Nov 2014
6:56am, 8 Nov 2014
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Gromit
Nope but I'll be doing my second ;-) ........

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A place for first-time marathoners to encourage and support one another

Ceratonia - Barcelona - 16th March - bunting
Sue - Shah Alam Women's Marathon - 16th March 2014 - withdrawn
24hr Ryan - Brighton - 6th April 2014
Blades Rio - Paris - 6th April 2014
Chris T117 - Brighton - 6th April 2014 - bunting
Daz1 - Brighton - 6th April 2014. - bunting
DrNat - Manchester - 6th April 2014
Laura L - Brighton - 6th April 2014
PaulAshYoung- Brighton - 6th April 2014 - bunting
Thisisnatty - Paris - 6th April 2014
Carpathius - VLM - 13th April 2014 - bunting
Gromit - VLM - 13th April 2014 - bunting
HermanBloom - VLM - 13th April 2014 - bunting
kateg - VLM - 13th April 2014
MrBanners - VLM - 13th April 2014
Pedro_Perez - VLM - 13th April 2014 - bunting
Revbarbarag - VLM - 13th April 2014 - bunting
Poochie - Great Welsh Marathon - 13th April 2014
Chris the afish - MK - 5th May 2014. bunting
RoadRunner1981 - MK - 5th May 2014
redeaston - Windermere - 19th May 2014
afeitar - Liverpool - 25th May 2014 - bunting
alzabob - Edinburgh - 25th May 2014
dianeb10 - Edinburgh - 25th May 2014
Longwayround - Edinburgh - 25th May 2014 - bunting
Mattdb - Edinburgh - 25th May 2014

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