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Beachy Head Marathon

Sat October 24 2009 Listed by tramps
66 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
andrew smith Unaffiliated 3:44:00 3:44:00 4:00:00 3:44:00 55.35
ATOM. No PB. Do not bet on me. Taking this race really steady, probably as a group so helping peoples round. Plus it's hilly, or so I'm led to believe ;) Pirate Ship Of Fools, Zoom Tri Club 3:53:20 5:54:00 7:00:00 5:54:00 36.24
benjani Unaffiliated 3:22:23 4:21:36 4:21:36 47.13
Binks Serpentine RC 3:06:55 3:14:00 5:00:00 40.98
Birdypie Horrible weather so really really tough day out. Still wondering why I didn't stop at alfriston but the tea kind of picked me up! Unaffiliated 4:32:52 5:30:00 5:45:00 5:30:00 42.06
bruno. Unaffiliated 3:43:21 4:14:46 4:57:02 41.39
Bunny Chow Unaffiliated 3:43:17 3:56:55 5:00:00 4:54:00 46.56
Caterpillar I have no idea what to expect here. This is new territory for me.  Planning to run as evenly as the undulations permit. Perhaps 4:45??  RACE REPORT - It was wet and windy, which caused a wind chill factor, and coming back over the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head the mist had visibility down to 100m.  They said it was a scenic marathon.  LOL.  Had a minor sense of humour failure when the hill at 10 miles turned out to go on grinding upwards for about 4 miles into the wind and driving drizzle, but after that I pulled myself together and got on with task task in hand.  I ran all the way to 18 miles (except the start hill where I couldn't run all of it because of the crowds of walkers) where we met a second lone bagpiper.  What is it about Sussex?  Does it have a large Scottish population, or has someone just decided that every desolate windswept hillside needs someone squeezing awful noises out of a sheep's bladder?  Very loudly.  The hills were truly gruesome, as expected, only worse, and I loved every one.  At around half way I naively flirted with the idea of going for sub 4 hours, but the bagpipe tune on the steps was a premonition of the athletic slow death march that was to follow.  Having turned a corner psychologically and physically on the way up to Beachy Head, with the wind up my arse for a change sub 4.30 suddenly looked like a serious proposition.  What a mad mad mad mad race.  Loved it.  Absolutely thrilled not only with the time, but also the way I didn't fall to bits in the last 8 miles. Walton AC 3:36:10 4:26:57 4:45:00 4:26:57 51.84
chunky boy Hastings Runners 3:49:54 3:49:54 6:00:00 5:52:09 35.90
crystal Hastings Runners 0 0 0.00
Dalya Dorking & Mole Valley AC 4:31:27 0 0.00
Dawnp Thats it, aiming to beat last years time :) Billericay Striders RC 4:32:07 6:40:00 5:30:00 6:40:00 34.70
deanosaur Larkfield AC 3:29:04 3:54:30 4:38:00 50.22
Dougie. Burgess Hill Runners 4:08:00 4:08:00 3:55:00 4:08:00 51.73
Dubaidave Mirdif Milers (Dubai) 3:24:28 3:28:32 4:27:00 51.83
fastfreddiescat First marathon for me this one Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC 3:13:26 0 5:00:00 0.00
Foxster 100 Marathon Club 3:33:20 3:38:17 4:46:00 47.97
GavinT Great race although wet, windy and very misty of the day. Unaffiliated 3:31:19 3:59:00 4:00:00 3:59:00 0.00
Gijima1 A.S.D. Sport Action 3:50:26 4:40:00 4:40:00 49.31
GOM. Ely Tri Club 3:36:57 4:46:58 4:46:58 44.06
Gymfreak Datchet Dashers 3:24:46 3:45:55 5:25:50 41.56
Hibeedeb Pirate Ship Of Fools 3:59:58 3:59:58 5:29:00 46.79
hornysnowdrop Hastings Runners 3:54:29 4:48:00 4:48:00 47.24
Jas28 Ashford and District RRC 3:49:00 4:07:41 4:33:00 46.03
jepster99 Phoenix AC 2:55:24 4:19:00 4:19:00 50.35
Jock Itch Had a complete mare. Groin packed after 16M when in third place.  Finished a desolate man. FERC 2:40:14 2:42:22 3:10:00 3:41:00 57.21
Johnny Blaze In a world thronged with Really Bad Ideas, this one is probably the worst.....

...confirmed! Unaffiliated 3:59:35 4:09:14 5:30:00 6:01:00 38.01
jonoshea Simon Wrenn lies Unaffiliated 4:14:52 5:14:00 5:15:00 5:14:00 40.54
Kampfmaus Serpentine RC 3:43:15 3:43:15 4:50:00 47.04
LucyG Missed the start! must read the instructions next year! Compton Harriers RC 3:15:31 3:17:13 4:16:00 58.67
markjcage Lewes AC, Seaford Striders RC 3:11:20 4:20:00 4:20:00 48.07
McGoohan Not expecting to be fast at all here...
EDIT And I wasn't :-) Bloody loved it though FERC, LDWA 4:10:48 5:43:00 5:59:58 5:43:00 38.98
michellea Unaffiliated 0 0 8:00:00 0.00
Miserable Bleeder Did this as a walker, and found it very tough.

God know how people run it.

Good fun though. 100 Marathon Club, Wrekin Road Runners 6:01:13 8:40:00 8:40:00 24.04
mmp no idea how this is going to go. 

It was amazing, despite the low cloud and horizontal rain. The last downhill mile especially rocked! Unaffiliated 5:28:52 5:28:52 6:00:00 5:28:52 41.18
Monkex Doing this again for the mahoosive pb :-) Got my bib its, RED 724 :-)  Tunbridge Wells Harriers 6:45:03 7:26:42 7:00:00 7:26:42 30.72
MountainRunner Highgate Harriers 3:37:39 4:51:00 4:51:00 47.98
Mouse. Wanted to get a time - ie sub 6 but my goodness, it was hard out there so can't complain about being a few mins out! BADtri, Pirate Ship Of Fools 5:29:34 6:05:00 6:05:00 37.38
Mr Guy Unaffiliated 3:36:23 3:43:41 4:40:00 43.92
Naomi P What a wet, windy and miserable day. Didn't much enjoy the run, but had great company from Gymfreak. Greensands and Dublin marathons on Sunday and Monday to make it a triple. Help.. Unaffiliated 3:28:37 3:38:59 5:26:30 41.48
Nicky Boy Fantastic day, great marshalls & check point teams, to stand out in that weather with mighty smiles dishing out tea, water, buns, soup, sausage rolls, milky way & mars bars, bananas and all time time giving encouragement these people are what makes running such a pleasure and are a credit to Eastbourne. Many many thanks, one very tired but happy first time marathoner, I will be back next year. Bude Rats 4:44:09 5:32:00 4:35:00 5:32:00 42.05
ogee 100 Marathon Club, South London Harriers 3:10:24 3:10:24 3:53:00 54.64
Paulie A wonderfully tough race. Special thanks to the cheery marshals and helpers at the checkpoints, and to those who guided us along the route in such ugly weather. Trail Running Association 3:30:21 4:10:00 4:00:00 4:10:00 53.49
Peteb69 100 Marathon Club, Serpentine RC 2:49:15 3:15:57 4:09:00 50.77
PhilPub Woohoo!  2nd behind the serial winner!  Inside my target in awful conditons, so well chuffed. May wait till after I've run up my next hill before I decide whether I'm coming back... Kent AC 2:30:30 3:09:16 3:10:00 3:09:16 65.74
PlodderK Wadhurst Runners 2:54:35 3:38:04 4:27:00 4:20:48 59.30
plodding hippo 100 Marathon Club 4:16:46 4:16:46 6:00:30 39.94
Rootmaster Dunstable RRC 3:28:39 3:28:39 4:17:00 56.32
ruthb Unaffiliated 4:59:16 0 0.00
Shin-Twigs that was a long walk Unaffiliated 4:40:13 7:30:00 7:30:00 31.23
Shinny Fantastic run really enjoyed it! Dunstable RRC 3:33:35 3:50:04 4:33:00 50.57
SK aka Clive Ashford and District RRC 4:22:00 5:18:00 5:18:00 44.88
Spiggot Unaffiliated 3:31:28 5:28:52 6:00:00 5:28:52 41.18
stacky taking it slowly,told race starts at mile 18.beatiful weather,slightly bumpy,back next year for a def sub4 new fave race loved it ,what a finish run in. Dunstable RRC, Boxfit Tri Club 3:26:32 3:27:53 4:25:00 4:16:00 52.23
Steal Dutch Gin Garden City Runners 3:09:33 3:49:00 4:00:00 4:05:00 54.58
Sting Ray Terrible weather conditions, added to the fact that a certain some one got us there late, therefore missed the start by 5minutes. Dagenham 88 Runners, Pitsea Running Club, Flyers Southend 3:47:38 4:15:19 4:44:01 5:26:32 37.65
tartantrotter Unaffiliated 5:46:00 5:46:00 5:46:00 39.65
The great dollop Unaffiliated 0 0 0.00
tomc Unaffiliated 3:38:39 4:08:38 4:08:38 51.20
Too Much Water steady trot round Unaffiliated 3:41:15 6:13:00 6:13:00 32.96
touche turtle Hailsham Harriers 3:40:20 4:03:44 5:06:00 45.63
Tracey G Harwich Runners 5:06:34 5:23:57 7:14:00 33.17
tramps Saffron Striders RC 3:27:25 3:53:14 4:30:00 0.00
Ultra Kanga Kazzaaaaah!! Mostly walked 100 Marathon Club 4:06:30 4:52:36 7:16:47 33.62
WestCountryLad Dulwich Park Runners 3:11:32 3:32:55 3:59:57 51.24
wozzlehunter wet and windy, legs still tired from Abingdon. Portsmouth Joggers Club 2:59:47 3:01:40 3:56:00 58.64

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