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Belfast City Marathon

Mon May 5 2008
21 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
abdou Build-up screwed by broken ribs and then, having caught up a bit, illness. Going to go for it though, and hopefully not blow up too early... Unaffiliated 3:00:42 3:15:36 3:14:59 3:15:36 62.86
Battlecat Dagenham 88 Runners 3:38:32 4:30:50 5:00:00 4:57:18 45.55
BS Got a taste for a new pb at Connemara and Belfast should be a bit easier, but it all depends on the day.  Would love a new pb and maybe even go for the sub 3.15, not being too greedy am I

Had to sweat this one out for the chip time but it came in :-) St. Peter's 2:59:18 3:12:19 3:14:59 3:17:53 62.44
Carrickbob Havn't trained enough to try for a PB but I'll use this as a training run before Newry on the 26th.....( Race # 72 ). (Also going to run the first relay section as part of a team then carry on) Seapark AC Carrickfergus 3:17:43 3:25:55 4:00:00 3:25:55 63.33
Ciarán Beechmount Harriers AC 2:58:55 3:03:06 3:29:25 58.71
Dagenham GOAT Dagenham 88 Runners 2:57:55 3:29:56 4:00:00 3:53:24 52.68
darrylblair North Belfast Harriers 2:46:52 3:13:30 3:13:30 63.54
Firesac East Antrim Harriers AC 2:55:02 3:11:36 3:27:11 64.00
gazza1 Unaffiliated 4:15:34 4:22:00 4:22:00 47.49
GUSTY Up and Runners 3:28:57 4:40:00 4:40:00 44.64
Hercules Unaffiliated 3:40:15 3:40:15 3:50:00 3:40:15 55.82
HowFar? Unaffiliated 2:43:07 2:45:16 2:51:07 73.88
justgary82 Unaffiliated 3:59:36 4:31:11 4:15:00 4:31:11 45.34
Justinm 2 hrs 48mins 51 secs, quicker that I expected I felt fine until 19-20 miles. Having to run on past the old entrance to Gideons Green - up the hill to the new entrance, from here my mind started to go lol From then I didnt enjoy the cycle path.  Didnt mind the Dargan area, Felt better in and around the City - until Ormeau Road and Ravenhill Road. They were very long and being able to see so far in front of you at that stage isnt good (for me anyway).

Overall I enjoyed my first Marathon in Belfast. East Coast AC 2:38:11 2:48:51 2:48:51 72.82
paul the builder 3:16:20 chip time. I really pushed, and while 3:15 looked possible up to 18-19, I just couldn't keep that pace. Still very pleased with a) a big (12m30) PB, and b) holding it together through the last 10k, unquestionably the hardest section of race I've ever done (not the course, I mean my fatigue and mental battles).  While there are a few hills, and it's certainly not an easy course, it's interesting except for the obligatory industrial estate section from 19-21 ish.  Water in plastic cups is crap for a marathon with aspirations though (although at least they had plenty of stations to make up for the tiny amount that you could actually drink at each one).  Weather - overcast till 15/16 ish then sun broke through, so tough last few miles as it warmed up. Larne AC 2:56:49 3:08:40 3:20:00 3:16:20 63.13
Pavvy Unaffiliated 4:25:00 0 4:00:00 0.00
Runny Seapark AC Carrickfergus 3:21:43 3:24:28 3:25:25 64.01
Senga Unaffiliated 4:26:00 4:26:00 4:26:00 51.91
silent runner kev 100 Marathon Club, Fenland Running Club, Goyt Valley Striders 3:07:58 3:13:43 3:15:09 65.74
slowburner Unaffiliated 3:47:57 3:47:57 3:47:57 58.17
steamy Unaffiliated 3:28:18 3:44:18 4:00:00 3:44:18 54.81

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