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Abingdon Marathon

Sun October 18 2009
123 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
.B. Eastbourne Rovers AC 4:19:06 4:25:14 4:25:14 53.81
3MstillIDie 3M Gorseinon RR 3:01:00 3:01:00 3:01:00 67.93
Adrian Very pleased with this run. 5 x SIS GO Gel. Faded a bit at mile 22. Town & Country Harriers 3:33:40 3:33:40 3:40:00 3:33:40 62.58
AlB Unaffiliated 3:22:33 3:36:21 0.00
Almostapb St. Albans Striders 3:39:06 3:44:47 3:44:47 58.99
Andrew Patterson Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 2:56:41 2:56:41 2:56:41 69.59
AntClark Great race, good to see so many fetchies Bournemouth AC, Twemlow Track Club 2:29:33 2:57:37 3:01:34 67.73
B Rubble Dursley Running Club 2:59:00 3:02:02 3:02:02 71.64
baggieboy My first marathon - The plan to achieve sub 3:15.
Race report - Worst race i ever done since starting running in 2005. Had all hopes of getting 3:05/3;10. didn't feel right after 3 miles was working to hard to keep to my pace, after 10 miles started to struggle. The last 16 was hell and 300 other runners past me until i finish. Still can not work out what went wrong. However planning another Marathon in April, because i known i can do much much better. Quantock Harriers 3:11:51 3:49:56 3:10:00 3:49:56 57.66
Baldy Dave Unaffiliated 3:21:37 3:38:43 3:38:43 59.62
Beejay Going for it.......yes I am !!!! Southwell RC 3:18:28 3:18:28 3:19:59 3:18:28 63.70
bgillam Woking AC 3:19:32 3:37:50 3:30:00 3:37:50 56.45
Big Al Widepants Unaffiliated 3:36:24 3:36:24 3:45:00 3:45:11 58.88
Blakey Phew, did it!

Sub 3 hours... and never again!!! Unaffiliated 2:59:18 2:59:18 3:00:00 2:59:18 70.09
BlueWombat Cambridge & Coleridge AC, Cambridge University Hare & Hounds 3:28:13 3:30:57 3:48:51 57.94
board_stupid Unaffiliated 3:45:52 3:45:52 3:45:52 54.87
bree Watford Joggers 3:10:25 3:23:44 3:23:44 72.87
BristolPete Winchester & District AC 3:12:52 3:26:33 3:26:33 60.01
Brynley Neath Harriers, Port Talbot Harriers 2:41:13 2:49:59 2:50:00 2:49:59 72.33
C-Cat PB mostly thanks to awesome pacing by Flanker :o)

note to self: feck if you can do this when poorly & poorly trained.... HTFU Northbrook AC, Warwick Uni Triathlon & Road Cycling Club 3:45:32 3:45:32 3:45:32 61.22
CaniRuna Will start training for this in July. This will be my second Abingdon marathon (3rd marathon in all) and I am bidding to break my PB and get as close to 3:05 as possible. Stubbington Green Runners, Royal Navy AC 2:55:33 3:00:19 2:59:50 3:00:19 69.32
Capricorn Unaffiliated 3:27:16 3:29:17 3:40:00 3:29:54 68.59
CB. Unaffiliated 5:21:25 5:21:25 5:21:25 40.91
CheekyP Gade Valley Harriers 2:55:00 2:55:00 3:14:00 63.39
chris palmer Bitton Road Runners 3:28:24 4:25:54 4:00:00 4:38:04 48.09
Cladinlycra My 2nd ever marathon :-) stayed with a group of experienced runners which helped with pacing.  Two laps of rural town/country side which was very well supported and very well organised. I was fit once..... Gloucester AAC 2:49:18 2:49:18 3:00:00 2:49:18 74.68
Clueless Kenilworth Runners 3:54:35 3:54:35 3:54:35 61.37
controversial Clapham Chasers 2:33:54 2:45:26 2:50:00 2:45:26 74.69
Craig D Dorset Doddlers 3:07:31 3:10:44 3:15:00 3:10:44 64.46
Dave B Unaffiliated 3:14:44 3:29:19 3:45:00 3:29:19 58.80
DaveM1962 First marathon - really enjoyed the experience. 21 miles at steady 9.5mm pace then struggled for last 5! Selby Striders, UKnetrunner 4:19:55 4:19:55 4:19:55 51.44
davidwbush FERC 3:36:06 3:42:15 4:00:00 3:42:15 59.66
DPowles Portsmouth Joggers Club 3:05:55 3:13:22 3:15:00 3:13:22 64.34
early bird Unaffiliated 5:21:25 5:21:25 5:21:25 42.59
faithfulred FERC 3:34:59 3:36:10 3:29:00 3:36:10 57.82
Fannyfernackerpan Unaffiliated 4:33:01 4:33:01 4:33:01 49.97
Festina Lente Sudbury Court RC, VEGAN RUNNERS UK 4:52:00 4:52:00 4:52:00 47.40
flanker See blog! Todmorden Harriers & AC, Trail Running Association, LDWA 3:15:04 3:46:33 3:44:59 3:46:47 55.41
Foxster 100 Marathon Club 3:33:20 3:38:17 3:38:17 62.86
Ginger N Pleased and at the same time dissapointed, was running 2:52 pace and felt as comfortable. But too much refueling during mile 15 brought on wave after wave of stitches so slowed to 3hr pace. Couldn't eat or drink from then on which made the last few miles intresting. Held on for a PB when it would have been easier to cut my losses. Beckenham RC 2:52:32 2:55:38 2:55:38 70.02
Gymfreak Datchet Dashers 3:24:46 3:45:55 3:45:55 59.94
Half Empty Alchester RC (Bicester) 3:51:49 3:59:04 3:59:04 51.84
HappyG(rrr) Right, that's it. Entry paid and confirmed. Can't believe I'm doing another mara. I said I wouldn't! Sub 3:30. Pleeeeease! With a following wind and a bit of fetchpoint shouting/jaffa caking to push me on! *Update July 09 - now trying for sub 3:15. Eeeep! But 3.2x anything will be great. :-)G *update2 - yay did it! Sub 3:15!* Harmeny AC, Kinross Road Runners 2:57:37 3:12:18 3:14:59 3:12:18 65.74
hellen Really pleased with that, ideal weather conditions, fairly even pacing until the last couple of miles! 100 Marathon Club, Barrow Runners 3:12:21 3:52:20 3:54:59 3:52:20 59.15
Hezza63 Great race, well organised and a pb Unaffiliated 3:37:51 3:37:51 3:30:00 3:37:51 60.86
honeyrunner Poole Runners 3:48:52 3:51:32 3:51:32 58.50
Impossible is Nothing DNF - went out at sub-3 pace to see what happened but lack of that level of fitness became obvious.  16 miles out my legs were tying up and (although 16th mile was uphill) ran a couple of slow miles so decided not to stagger to the finish in a time over 3 hours and knock out 6 weeks of running in the process.  A long walk back to the start past many concerned other runners!  Well-organised race, good course and good conditions, shame it didn't work out. Westbury Harriers 3:07:43 3:23:32 0.00
Jo P Unaffiliated 3:45:46 3:53:41 3:58:00 3:53:41 61.61
Jo_Rae Ochil Hill Runners 3:26:50 3:26:50 3:35:59 63.63
Johnny Blaze If I don't do sub 4 at paris this is my last chance for the year. May cry if I do it (or get bladdered one of the two).

Revised time down due to injury woes - will be trying for 10mm and see if I can get round in that - will be chuffed if I do. Unaffiliated 3:59:35 4:09:14 4:20:00 4:13:44 54.07
julian hoare Unaffiliated 3:29:08 3:29:08 3:29:08 59.49
Keefy Beefy 20 miles at 8's, 6.2 @ 10+'s, inbetween a world record amount of cramp! Time to fix myself once and for all or take up chess. Unaffiliated 3:15:38 3:45:28 3:45:28 54.53
Kimberlina Wimbledon Windmilers 4:54:43 4:54:43 5:30:00 4:54:43 46.85
KinkyS 24th lady, 9th FS, and a season's best :-) Todmorden Harriers & AC 3:01:51 3:24:45 3:24:45 66.15
Kitty Serpentine RC 4:37:10 4:37:10 4:37:10 48.86
krusty Bournville Harriers 3:21:02 3:35:12 3:35:12 66.05
LBM My first Marathon. Official time 3:09:18 so pleased, but know I could have taken a further 4-6 mins off that if I hadn't taken a chance on wearing my Fastwitch flats for this distance. Feet & hips suffered as a result, so should have worn by Brooks Adrenaline. Nevertheless, for my first marathon I'm delighted as it secures me a GFA place for London 2011. I finished 10th in Cat V50 and 116 overall :-)

Great day! Norfolk Gazelles Running Club, Trail Running Association 2:57:35 3:09:18 3:09:18 72.48
libra Pretty pleased with this. Started to wonder about 3.30, but quads trouble started about 5 miles in and gradually worsened, so v  happy to get round in this time. Huge thanks to all at Fetchpoint. Unaffiliated 3:24:11 3:32:43 3:40:00 3:32:43 69.02
Like a slug Elmbridge Road Runners 2:59:21 2:59:21 2:59:21 68.74
linda1305 Hedge End Running Club 4:49:16 4:49:16 4:45:00 4:49:16 52.56
Loca West 4 Harriers 2:50:00 2:56:14 2:56:14 77.67
Lorenzo Dorking & Mole Valley AC 3:06:27 3:13:23 3:14:00 3:13:23 65.83
LucyG Compton Harriers RC 3:15:31 3:17:13 3:31:54 70.88
M.ister W Unaffiliated 3:57:24 4:15:43 4:15:43 49.14
Maclennane What have I done? R2D2 Hash House Harriers, Whitchurch Hampshire Adventure Race 3:38:44 3:38:44 4:00:00 3:38:44 56.22
mahonjai Sale Harriers Manchester 3:15:06 3:15:06 3:33:43 57.53
Major Disaster White Horse Harriers AC 3:28:53 3:57:51 4:45:00 3:57:51 51.69
marders Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC 2:23:19 2:23:19 2:28:37 82.73
MarkC Struggled badly from mile 24 but this is still a 7min PB for me. Well happy with that. Couldn't have done without Peacey. The man's a legend. Great to run with Keefy Beefy, Stuart M and many others. More later. I'm shagged. But content. I can improve on this too. Unaffiliated 3:31:01 3:36:19 3:35:00 3:36:19 58.09
McNewbie Goodness me, a PB :) Unaffiliated 5:15:00 5:15:00 6:00:00 5:15:00 42.99
mile muncher Thetford AC 3:52:18 3:53:35 3:57:00 3:53:35 61.63
moore06 Unaffiliated 3:55:56 4:21:07 4:15:00 4:31:42 50.94
Mutant Calfs Unaffiliated 4:21:23 4:21:23 5:15:00 5:00:57 42.63
Naomi P Target marathon for the autumn. *Update* Whoo, 3600 credits bet! 4 minute PB which I'm happy with, but I'm not a fan of that super risky eyeballs out pacing strategy, didn't work for me today ;-) Great race with loads of Fetchy and other mates, and the best Fetchpoint ever :-) Unaffiliated 3:28:37 3:38:59 3:30:00 3:38:59 61.84
neiltaff Did this last year for the first time really enjoyed ,although i paid the price for an overexhuberant first half. Cramp in both hamstrings and both calves at the same time meant a bit of walking between mile 15 and 21 ,never mind it's all part of the learning curve . Unaffiliated 3:12:08 0 3:20:00 0.00
Nikaim Poole Runners 4:13:22 4:20:19 4:10:00 4:20:22 48.89
Njord Wirral AC 2:42:09 2:51:33 2:51:33 72.86
Oldie-baldie Compton Harriers RC 3:17:01 3:17:01 3:17:01 67.30
Oxfordhammer Headington RoadRunners 3:27:47 4:43:39 4:43:39 46.36
par Work got in the way of training so this isn't going to be quick (or pretty)
Above comment proved correct ok until 25miles (3:30:00) then 32mins for last 1.2 miles
Still first training run for Luton
Cove Joggers 3:43:46 4:02:39 3:59:59 4:02:39 57.54
Paul P Leighton Buzzard AC 3:16:54 3:20:49 3:15:00 3:20:49 64.94
paulcoz Northbrook AC 3:59:56 3:59:56 0.00
Peacey Running with MarkC.
~EDIT~

PB for Mark, huge.
Job done, awesome day. White Horse Harriers AC 2:56:48 3:12:04 3:33:00 3:36:20 56.90
phal *boing*
PB by 15 minutes :-) *boing*
loved it. fetchpoint ROCKED :-) Northbrook AC, FARC 3:39:21 3:39:21 3:39:21 61.74
plodding hippo 100 Marathon Club 4:16:46 4:16:46 4:16:46 56.07
RacingSnake26 Sandhurst Joggers 3:21:52 3:32:24 3:32:24 63.76
Rapscallion Farnham Runners, Gloucester AAC 4:33:01 4:33:01 4:33:01 46.99
Rebel Unaffiliated 5:06:02 5:06:02 5:06:02 51.60
Rob Runner Didcot Runners 3:09:35 3:14:04 3:43:38 57.84
rockin rory White Horse Harriers 3:40:00 3:47:37 4:00:00 3:54:00 59.14
rotangpass Unaffiliated 0 0 0.00
runner duck Unaffiliated 4:13:21 4:13:21 4:30:00 4:14:58 56.47
Running Fish to paraphrase our illustrious olympian, if anyone sees me going near a marathon again they have my permission to shoot me. that said look in the dictionary under abingdon and it says, ' the perfectly organsied raod race'. slick stuff. Unaffiliated 2:59:15 2:59:15 2:59:15 73.36
santababy Harmeny AC 3:30:56 3:57:00 3:54:00 3:59:31 58.29
Sequin Winchester & District AC 3:12:22 3:27:44 0.00
sibbo Braintree & District AC 3:36:08 4:14:07 4:30:00 4:14:07 52.62
simpleeeee Unaffiliated 3:49:03 3:49:03 3:49:03 55.58
Slow Duck 100 Marathon Club, Dorking & Mole Valley AC 3:15:53 3:55:37 4:59:59 4:33:02 47.37
Smileygirlie Birmingham Running, Athletics, & Triathlon Club (BRAT) 3:43:11 3:43:11 3:50:00 3:43:11 61.57
Stet Blisters at the 16 mile point slowed me right up! Fantastic day though, roll on next year! Leigh-on-Sea Striders 2:55:52 3:14:03 3:30:00 3:14:03 64.12
Steve Ho Manchester Tri 3:22:07 3:39:57 3:39:57 55.96
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Unaffiliated 2:58:45 2:58:45 2:59:59 2:58:45 68.86
streatham stroller Sub 3:30 please or a sub 3:15 would make me a very happy man . . . Herne Hill Harriers, Road Runners Club 3:45:29 4:00:04 4:00:04 54.78
StuartM Unaffiliated 3:24:08 3:29:35 3:36:00 3:29:35 64.90
The bag lady Quantock Harriers 3:26:19 3:39:17 3:39:17 67.70
The great dollop Unaffiliated 0 0 0.00
threedrains Watford Joggers 3:19:00 3:19:00 3:27:40 59.21
TickTock Unaffiliated 2:55:17 3:06:53 3:10:00 3:06:53 68.12
Tiggers mate Roo Sparkhill Harriers 3:08:05 3:41:30 3:44:06 73.28
Tone Stubbington Green Runners 2:50:41 2:54:29 2:54:29 71.63
Topcat2 Aldridge RC 0 0 3:45:00 0.00
travelling man Aberdare Valley AAC 3:02:45 3:06:00 3:13:21 69.75
trigger74 129th/706 Got excited thought I could do sub 3- kept in a pack going at that pace for 16-17 miles then dropped down to 7.30-7.40 miles until 22 when I completely crashed and went down to 9 min miles. Missed pb by a minute, felt like giving upo at 20-21, but fought on and somehow still enjoyed it. Reading Roadrunners, Watford Joggers 3:11:37 3:11:37 3:12:52 64.07
trumpton riots PB by 4 mins - belter! Evesham Vale RC 4:05:00 4:05:00 4:05:00 52.79
Ultra Sparkly Bridget (USB) Buckingham and Stowe Running Club 4:26:52 4:26:52 4:25:00 4:26:52 55.63
Ultrahamster Road pb 100 Marathon Club, Sale Harriers Manchester 3:03:05 3:07:14 3:07:14 69.65
Uniqua The Pink Knight Unaffiliated 3:49:00 3:49:38 3:49:38 59.41
Whoisdavidmagii? First marathon so bit of a lottery to what time but I am confident of 3:45 (3:30 would be the absolute best I think). You know what............I was on for 3:30 at 22 miles but just blew up; absolute agony for last 3 miles. Ah well, I'm pleased with my time & it was a great day. Pudsey Pacers 3:23:01 3:38:11 3:45:00 3:38:11 59.28
wiglet my first marathon - hoping to go under 4 hours - any advice?
I did 3:45:08 and I'm pretty pleased with that - think I might stick to halfs and ten milers from now on though! Unaffiliated 3:45:08 3:45:08 3:50:00 3:45:08 59.39
woss Purple Patch Runners 4:49:19 4:49:19 4:49:19 47.15
wozzlehunter that hurt, i'm home and still in agony, but my head is flying after a good PB. Portsmouth Joggers Club 2:59:47 3:01:40 3:01:40 76.18
Yorkshire Pie Unaffiliated 3:44:05 4:13:30 4:15:00 4:23:23 51.42
♪♫ Synge ♪♫ Westbury Harriers 3:12:58 3:12:58 3:16:23 67.52

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