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Dublin Marathon

Mon October 29 2007 Listed by Metal Martin
88 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
-caz- Well following my Berlin saga due to work, I've entered Dublin during my time off in October.  An extra 4 weeks to train and get fit & lose some weight.

Marathon completed - Just outside my real target of 5hr, nowhere near PB times but physically more than happy with outcome.  Challenging course with a few undulations, amazing support where there were crowds. Unaffiliated 4:14:55 5:04:21 4:45:00 5:04:21 40.44
ANDERS Great first half but started to suffer after mile 18. By mile 22 my legs were begging for mercy but managed to keep them going for another mile before walking set in BUT I did make sure that the final mile was a running mile! FERC 4:23:54 5:29:05 5:00:00 5:29:05 37.98
BABOY Had a Reading Roadrunners, Serpentine RC 3:03:36 3:19:11 2:59:59 4:03:00 50.60
bal 19 seconds off. But still - I'm a marathon runner now. Now wait for the FLM ballot.. Wimbledon Windmilers, Clapham PiONEERs 3:32:52 4:00:18 3:59:59 4:00:18 52.01
Barry K Not sure what happened here.  The legs just went and the last half took an awful long time. Unaffiliated 3:35:40 4:51:00 3:45:00 4:51:00 42.25
Ben B Newmarket Joggers 2:48:51 2:56:42 2:56:42 69.93
Billy Cazza Eastern Veterans AC, Yaxley Runners and Joggers 3:56:00 3:56:00 3:56:00 57.81
Binks Couldn't set out too fast as it was too crowded. Actually ended up running a perfectly paced marathon. I'll try and do that next time, ony a bit faster. Serpentine RC 3:06:55 3:16:16 3:10:00 3:16:16 62.64
Blackbird Leys (boy) 100 Marathon Club, Woodstock Harriers AC 3:17:25 3:21:25 3:35:11 62.67
Blakey Unaffiliated 2:59:18 3:17:00 3:17:00 63.16
Brooksie Unaffiliated 5:44:29 5:46:13 5:46:13 36.25
BS new pb, 3rd in a row over the moon St. Peter's 2:59:18 3:24:45 3:26:00 3:24:45 60.35
cardwell71 Sperrin Harriers 3:43:57 3:43:57 3:43:57 61.12
carlos64 Seapark AC Carrickfergus 3:35:00 3:35:00 3:38:00 59.33
Carrickbob Definitely running this again - enjoyed it last year and got a PB then. Nice atmosphere and a lovely city and not too many runners ~10,000 or so.
UPDATE - Thoroughly enjoyed Dublin yet again!! Weather was perfect even with a bit of a breeze about 2/3 of the way through. Another PB (3:19:56 chip time) and I am thoroughly chuffed !!! Thank you to all Fetchies who took a chance and had a flutter. Seapark AC Carrickfergus 3:17:43 3:19:56 3:25:00 3:19:56 65.23
Cjmac Loftus & Whitby AC 5:24:36 5:35:08 5:35:08 38.91
clairster NEVER racing ever again. Lovely city and lovely race, i just went too fast and felt too ill. Great PB course though and really friendly Stockport Harriers & AC 3:53:47 3:53:52 4:00:00 3:53:52 57.97
Coffeeman Running The main objective for this year - a marathon PB! UKnetrunner 0 0 3:45:00 0.00
Coyote Runner Perth Road Runners, Scottish Prison Service AAC 3:38:25 4:19:19 4:19:19 51.13
daz1927 Village Vipers 3:13:57 3:15:07 3:20:00 3:15:07 64.80
Deadbeat 100 Marathon Club, Wimborne AC 3:05:30 3:28:40 3:28:40 61.01
Debbie G 3rd ever marathon after an extremely hot FLM & Prague earlier this year so hoping to PB in cooler conditions.

UPDATE !!! What a brilliant race :-) so happy to get under the magical 4 hour mark - great weather & support around the course helped me knock 25 minutes off my last marathon time.

Good to meet up with lots of Fetchies in Kennedy's Bar - well done to all who took part and many thanks to the 70 (!!!) who placed bets on me - glad I could win you all some points :-)


Stowmarket Striders RC 3:58:05 3:58:05 4:05:00 3:58:05 59.03
demcc101 Totally delighted I entered this race again. Back in 2005 this was my 1st marathon and I said Unaffiliated 3:36:57 3:36:57 4:00:00 3:36:57 56.67
DjDon Scarborough AC 3:57:04 4:04:05 4:10:00 4:22:07 50.58
DTB, Cake Pimp Wimbledon Windmilers 4:34:42 4:34:42 4:34:42 49.30
Fenrunner Ely Runners 3:15:44 3:29:53 0.00
Fox on a run Stockport Harriers & AC 2:59:19 3:39:21 3:39:21 57.64
frosty Unaffiliated 2:57:35 2:57:35 2:57:35 71.19
Gandhi Have not been able to run for a month due to injury.
As I've paid for flights & hotel etc. I am going to try & get round with a mixture of jogging & walking.
Update :- 24/10/07.
Managed to do 6 very slow miles last night. I would love to keep under 5 hours.Hence the predicted time.
Update.
            Just about managed to get under the 5 hours.Got to be happy considering the circumstances but don't think I would do it again after a 5 week injury lay off.I do love this marathon though. Coltishall Jaguars 3:57:49 4:23:58 4:59:59 4:56:49 50.14
Geprig This is my first time at marathon so it's a PB whatever.  ******  Fantastic weather, crowd support to carry you all the way home, great city and the best company. Sorry to Traza and SOAPM for all the swearing at the end. Bishops Stortford RC 3:08:11 3:33:59 3:35:00 3:33:59 60.44
Grimer Dub Runners of Belfast 3:13:22 3:13:22 3:20:00 3:13:22 68.57
Gudders Unaffiliated 4:24:18 4:34:58 4:34:58 50.47
hairier half Wimbledon Windmilers 3:29:00 3:29:00 3:29:00 60.13
Hezza63 ran first 14 at 8.10 then died and walk-ran the rest. Unaffiliated 3:37:51 4:06:00 3:35:00 4:06:00 53.01
HowFar? Hard work. Legs sore from about 11 miles. Still, nice to be back and be able to call myself a marathon runner again. Unaffiliated 2:43:07 2:54:18 2:54:18 72.10
Joflo Scarborough AC 3:19:11 3:30:37 4:00:16 57.20
Jogging Jon This will be my fifth marathon and I can't wait. After two unsuccessful attempts at sub 4 I am revising my goal and aim to beat PB and finish in under 4:20 Wrekin Road Runners 3:44:35 4:21:01 4:20:00 4:21:01 49.15
john/66 did 3 20 43 at london would like to get under that .if all goes well should be able to 3.14.59 or less. Dewsbury Road Runners 2:59:47 3:16:20 3:20:00 3:16:20 64.84
johnny-the-eagle Hoped to break 4 hours - ran the first half 10 mins ahead of schedule and just kept going. PB by 33 mins! (only 2nd marathon though). Nice gently undulating course with no really difficult sections. Very friendly and supportive natives. Nevertheless found the last 6 miles incredibly hard and slowed slightly - would have been so easy to walk but over the moon that I didn't. Already looking forward to my next marathon.
Thanks for the support all who left messages / bets! Crowborough Runners 3:31:40 3:43:59 3:59:00 3:43:59 57.75
JPG Unaffiliated 4:45:17 4:56:46 5:00:00 4:56:46 41.78
Kevski First marathon and LOVED it! Shame about the 4 minute stop off in a pub for a Cambridge Harriers, Dulwich Park Runners 2:59:45 3:28:00 3:30:00 3:28:00 59.11
Lambanator Bellahouston Road Runners 2:48:23 3:13:15 3:13:15 63.69
leysrunner Unaffiliated 3:21:25 3:21:25 3:35:11 62.67
Lucian Unaffiliated 3:54:42 4:38:46 4:38:46 44.46
Metal Martin Took longer than expected due to injury - will do better at Edinburgh next year. Thorney Running Club, Thorney RC 4:44:44 4:45:31 4:00:00 4:45:31 45.30
Mightos5 Bellahouston Road Runners, Skye & Lochalsh Running Club 3:40:33 3:57:21 3:57:21 57.90
Mouse. BADtri, Pirate Ship Of Fools 5:29:34 5:29:34 5:30:00 5:29:34 41.20
Mr. T Ware Joggers, Sportsworld Running Club 3:13:39 3:41:59 3:41:59 55.39
Mrs Gandhi Did better than I ever imagined I could - over the moon Coltishall Jaguars 4:37:10 4:43:11 4:43:11 60.41
MrsJJ Wrekin Road Runners 3:49:24 4:18:13 4:18:13 54.07
Naomi P Unaffiliated 3:28:37 4:20:00 4:20:00 52.08
Nikaim Poole Runners 4:13:22 4:21:30 4:10:00 4:21:30 48.06
northernslowcoach first marathon - eeek, am more interested in getting round than worrying about a time but sub 5 would be amazing! *** amazed myself with this time!!!!! I is a marathon runner - wooohoooooo!  full report on blog! Unaffiliated 4:30:22 4:36:02 5:00:00 4:36:02 49.78
Number 6 Ramsey Road Runners, Ramsey Cycling Club 3:44:13 3:47:38 3:48:51 58.93
Oatcake Unaffiliated 4:20:30 4:38:22 4:38:22 49.86
Odineaters Didn't have anything in the locker for the last tricky few miles.  Thoroughly enjoyable experience from start to finish, though.  Well done all, especially PBers. Unaffiliated 2:52:39 3:06:29 2:59:59 3:06:29 65.93
Paddy T Real eye opener this race, knew i had to up my game after this. Up and Runners 4:17:45 4:50:00 4:30:00 4:50:00 42.40
Paul M Brain Corby AC 3:40:07 4:04:00 4:04:00 50.80
pauline_s Seapark AC Carrickfergus 4:48:48 4:48:48 4:30:00 4:48:48 46.89
Pavvy Unaffiliated 4:25:00 4:25:00 4:00:00 4:25:00 0.00
Pink Shoes Unaffiliated 0 0 0.00
PQ 1st time for me too so anything could happen !
Wow what an amazing race ! I had hoped for 4:20 but just missed out as struggled a bit from mile 18 and the pace dropped off quite a bit. The first half took more out of me than i wanted as I found the wind very tough in parts. The crowds were truly amazing with their support and encouragement and they made it very special. When I got to the last mile I found some strength from somewhere and picked up the pace again and managed a sprint finish on the home strait....makes me wonder if I should have been tougher on myself and worked harder in those last 8 miles !! Will do better next time but happy enough with my first attempt. San Domenico RC 4:26:42 4:26:42 4:30:00 4:26:42 51.32
Rodders Ballymena Runners 3:05:30 3:17:06 3:17:06 63.41
Runny Seapark AC Carrickfergus 3:21:43 3:21:43 3:21:43 65.19
Sevo Unaffiliated 3:44:00 3:45:00 3:45:00 56.58
Sharkcatcher new eltham joggers 4:45:26 4:58:29 4:58:29 46.26
Shell Trooper Atkins York Knavesmire Harriers, Stirling Triathlon Club 4:50:09 5:00:36 5:00:00 5:02:26 46.47
ShoG Unaffiliated 4:31:02 4:31:02 4:31:02 49.96
Smileygirlie Still not sure how I shaved so much off my 2006 time, certainly sets the standard for FLM 2008! Birmingham Running, Athletics, & Triathlon Club (BRAT) 3:43:11 4:15:34 4:25:00 4:15:34 53.38
Son of a Pronator Man Great Race and great to meet  Fetchies in the Bar after. Carnegie Harriers 3:08:52 3:37:34 3:30:00 3:37:34 60.44
Spoon Unaffiliated 3:16:44 3:16:44 3:16:44 63.24
steeevooo My first ever marathon Unaffiliated 4:43:06 4:57:58 5:15:00 4:57:58 41.26
Stellameister 100 Marathon Club 3:40:08 3:46:43 3:46:43 57.52
STUB Vegetarian Cycling & AC 3:48:03 4:17:06 4:59:59 4:17:06 48.21
SueW seriosly thinking of entering this after my disappointing run at Moray.  Ran 21 miles at Moray - decent long run - and walked the rest!
Bitten the bullet and entered!  Just run 1:48:18 at Aviemore so fingers crossed!

Update : I had a great race and knocked 58 seconds off my pb set at Dumfries last year.  I managed a fairly steady pace but slowed in the last 3 miles.  The crowds were fantastic - really supportive.  I put my name on my running vest.  You'd have thought I had the  most massive family support in Ireland.  It really gee'd me up especially when I was tiring.  I'm so glad I didn't look to see if anyone had bet on me!  Thank you to those who did.  Carnegie Harriers 3:56:27 3:56:27 4:00:00 3:56:27 61.46
supersquirrel Chippenham Harriers 3:46:00 3:51:00 3:55:00 3:51:00 54.73
Swaledale Pete Swaledale Road Runners 4:06:53 4:09:57 4:09:57 53.05
TechnoTrotter Unaffiliated 4:13:35 4:20:00 4:20:00 53.10
thomas h got on then too optomistic 2.50 pace and kept it to 16 then blew up , tried to drop back to 2.55 target but the last
few miles were not the best , and had to sprint the last 200 to make sure i did not fade over the 3 hours ! finished in 236 place with a time of 2.59.38 not a PB and not the best way to run a marathon . no such thing as a sure bet! 
Centurion RC 2:57:58 2:59:38 2:55:00 2:59:38 74.44
Tinseltubs PB for me!! 1st ever marathon.  Loved it hated it finished it Woohoo!! Unaffiliated 4:30:43 5:00:28 5:15:00 5:00:28 46.19
trazza enjoyed it! Unaffiliated 3:35:04 3:37:53 3:37:53 62.44
Ultradunc Salford Metropolitan AC 3:17:35 3:48:31 3:29:59 3:48:31 58.02
wannywoo Unaffiliated 4:13:56 4:13:56 4:13:56 53.73
Wiggins Unaffiliated 2:53:25 3:03:57 3:05:00 3:03:57 66.84
Wildbill Fantastic run thoroughly enjoyed it Portobello RC, FERC, Scotia Race Walking Club 3:16:31 3:16:31 3:30:00 3:16:31 67.47
WinnieBob Unaffiliated 3:02:24 3:46:30 3:46:30 56.22
woody2run Unaffiliated 3:14:43 3:16:41 3:26:11 66.55
wrexhamrob best race this year Buckley RC 4:17:30 4:36:12 4:37:09 49.08

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