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Dublin Marathon

Mon October 27 2008 Listed by ANDERS
95 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
10.13 SLEAFORD STRIDERS 4:24:55 4:25:44 4:25:44 49.48
aj74 Elvet Striders 4:14:09 4:14:09 4:14:09 48.51
ali_ke Sale Harriers Manchester 3:07:15 3:28:55 3:30:00 3:28:55 60.15
Ally C Dublin Marathon.  Chuffed with new PB Official chip time.  Excellent race which I paced to perfection for a change.  All the training really paid off on a cold day in Ireland.  Thanks Hal Higdon!!! RAF AC, Moray Roadrunners 2:42:46 3:07:04 3:12:00 3:07:04 66.51
Alun My first marathon, big learning curve, tired after 18 miles, absolutely shattered after 23 miles, cried my eyes out at the finish. Pity I didn't get in under 3:30, I'll save that for London next April. Resting now! Medway & Maidstone AC 3:27:15 3:35:23 3:30:00 3:35:23 59.56
amabs Unaffiliated 3:24:00 3:44:45 3:30:00 3:44:45 0.00
ANDERS Assuming all goes well in Cork in June and cross the line in under 5 hours, finishing Dublin in 4.45 should be a breeze!!
***Did Cork in 4.47, I'm looking for a new PB in Dublin!!
***Finished bang on 4.44!! FERC 4:23:54 4:44:00 4:45:00 4:44:00 44.25
Baldy Bullet Swinton Running Club 3:26:15 3:50:37 3:52:00 3:50:37 53.31
Bananaman Ware Joggers 4:20:57 4:30:36 4:37:53 52.57
Becfleck Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC 3:51:54 4:28:42 4:42:38 47.91
Binks That was pain from start to finish apart from a nice period between 5-10 miles. Serpentine RC 3:06:55 3:07:55 3:50:00 53.46
board_stupid Unaffiliated 3:45:52 3:59:25 3:59:25 51.61
bridie Unaffiliated 3:43:00 3:43:00 3:43:00 63.03
Brooksie Yet again, athoroughly enjoyable jog round Dublin. What a great crowd and good to meet a lot of Fetchies. Chers to abetmademe, southwales22 and wrexhamrob and the others I can't remember thenames of (sorry).

Cheers! Unaffiliated 5:44:29 5:44:29 5:44:29 35.99
BS Will see how the other marathons go earlier in the year - I am happy with those now but I would like to be happier

I am going for this, and I hope to make up for the lost points in the previous races St. Peter's 2:59:18 3:12:19 3:15:00 3:12:19 64.45
Ciarán Beechmount Harriers AC 2:58:55 3:03:06 3:03:06 67.15
Cjmac Loftus & Whitby AC 5:24:36 5:24:36 5:24:36 40.51
coach26.2 Reading Roadrunners, New York Road Runners Club 3:43:26 3:43:26 3:56:49 54.62
Cobham Runner Harvel Hash House Harriers 3:32:34 3:32:34 3:32:34 68.09
cookery4 Fenland Running Club 4:03:15 4:03:15 4:03:15 55.81
CornishEva Unaffiliated 4:23:51 4:23:51 4:30:00 4:23:51 51.32
coyley1 Felt very veyr comfortable all the way round. Did a negative split and felt that I could take at least another 10 minutes of that time on the right course. Northbrook AC 3:34:41 3:51:06 4:00:00 3:51:06 56.43
craigj Norfolk Harriers Running Club 3:46:15 3:47:11 3:47:11 54.18
DANBERT I was having a decent run for me (looking at sub 3:30) up until the 20 mile mark. At that point in the race though, i really started to feel the pinch.  

That dual carriage-way bringing you back into Dublin city Centre definitely didn’t feel like a home stretch, it felt bloody brutal. 

From  here onwards, I was acutely aware of my feet, which felt like they were on fire. I also knew that I was slowing down. By the time I hit mile 23, down past the Hall where the race expo had been held the day before, my main aim had switched to just finishing the race without stopping. 

By mile 24, despite the fact that my legs felt as though they were beginning to cramp up, I was aware for the first time in the race that I was actually passing people and this cheered me up no end! 

As I passed the 25 mile marker I realised that if I could just maintain my determined plodding like shuffle a sub 3:40 finish was definitely back on the cards. 

The crowd over the last mile of the course were out in thousands and being on the end of their support was quite a humbling and emotional experience. 

When I passed the 26 mile marker and made the right turn to see the finish line up ahead I knew I could just nip under the 3 hour 40 minute barrier and attempted to kick for the line. 3:39:14....... get in! Rochdale Harriers & AC 3:39:14 3:39:14 3:39:59 3:39:14 59.48
Darina Fantastic experience! Unaffiliated 4:43:59 5:26:27 5:50:00 5:26:27 41.48
Dickie York Only 2nd race after getting arm out of plaster.
5 weeks of doing bugger all not the best training for a marathon.
Did better than I expected Pocklington Runners 2:41:35 2:59:28 3:30:00 3:13:12 64.69
ellew First marathon. Have no idea what to expect.  Hope to enjoy it and live to tell the tale really!
UPDATE...... Can't believe my time!  Ran all the way, really enjoyed it.  Have to do another now to get  a sub-4hr time. Unaffiliated 4:05:59 4:05:59 4:30:00 4:05:59 55.19
Firesac East Antrim Harriers AC 2:55:02 3:11:36 3:11:36 69.79
fish-erman friends North Norfolk Beach Runners 3:09:03 3:20:00 3:25:00 64.15
Frisbee Unaffiliated 4:54:00 4:54:00 4:54:00 46.28
Gin Queen Unaffiliated 3:27:17 3:47:29 0.00
Girvan Ruth 1st marathon.  Hope training goes well and no more injuries.
*UPDATE* well I done it, got a better time than I predicted and enjoyed it.  The crowds were great and really helped, expecially in the last few miles.  Roll on my next marathon. Girvan AAC 4:07:50 4:21:05 4:30:00 4:21:05 52.88
Gudders Unaffiliated 4:24:18 4:24:18 4:45:00 4:24:18 52.83
HB Unaffiliated 4:00:41 4:00:41 7:21:56 30.68
icklechick see blog :)  woohoo! Winchester & District AC 3:21:19 3:45:20 3:59:00 3:45:20 60.10
IrishMike Canterbury Harriers 2:49:57 4:13:45 4:13:45 48.45
JA1979 Brilliant run Womens Running Network 4:01:07 4:01:07 4:01:07 56.16
Jer Barnsley Harriers 3:41:47 3:41:47 3:41:47 57.40
Joe Hawk May well try for a PB. Dosed up on painkillers pretty happy with the result Datchet Dashers 2:56:05 3:07:00 3:09:59 3:51:01 53.22
Johnny Blaze A bit early, but I want to break 4 hours on this one!
Well, I didn't but i enjoyed the race muchly. Sorry to those who bet on me! Unaffiliated 3:59:35 4:10:30 3:59:59 4:21:09 52.09
Justinm East Coast AC 2:38:11 2:48:51 2:50:28 72.13
Karate Chop Chorlton Runners 4:56:53 5:08:04 5:30:00 5:08:04 43.96
Lambanator Bellahouston Road Runners 2:48:23 3:14:48 3:14:48 63.29
LambChop Aiming to break 5 hours on this one. Update: Just managed it by the skin of my teeth and a painful sprint finish :-D Hermitage Harriers RC 4:52:20 4:59:40 4:59:59 4:59:40 45.31
lany Unaffiliated 2:57:10 3:09:04 3:21:34 61.01
lesleyanne Unaffiliated 5:29:21 6:01:06 6:15:00 6:01:06 46.72
lincolnshire runner Werrington Joggers 3:41:58 3:48:36 3:48:36 57.52
LS21 Derwent AC Cockermouth 2:43:39 3:38:06 3:39:07 56.26
MacDaz AND a negative split! Could have been quicker had the last 3 miles not been a real struggle, but still very happy. Unaffiliated 3:42:40 3:42:40 3:45:00 3:42:40 56.13
mactag Girvan AAC 0.00
MARCJ76 Riversway Roadrunners 3:34:20 3:51:00 3:51:00 53.24
mehike first half 1:38:18 but injuris and not trainings... and not enough power... Elioni Spordiklubi, Roosa Mehikese JK, Estonian Ultrarunners Team, Neon Runners Team 2:59:13 3:34:39 3:30:00 3:34:39 57.96
Midds Made a good start despite a niggling ankle problem. Slowed down after 13miles for fear of getting injured before my holiday  Norwich Road Runners 2:30:22 2:55:51 3:15:00 3:25:50 59.73
mokina I'll try to hit and destroy the 4 hour wall!!!! I hope I don't get hurt ;-) CORRECTION - training has been very random. I'll be using dublin as a lsr for florence marathon on november 30th. I am not going to do this in less than 4:30 now. Happy Runner Club 4:19:29 4:19:29 4:00:00 4:47:26 47.81
MrLemon10 The Darkside Running Club 0.00
Myjointshurt Maidstone Harriers 3:49:27 3:49:27 3:45:00 3:49:27 55.48
pacman Up and Runners 3:46:42 4:11:12 4:11:12 48.95
paul the builder For the first time ever, I can write - see blog for details... Larne AC 2:56:49 3:08:40 3:10:00 3:08:40 65.95
paul_mcg Unaffiliated 3:46:02 4:31:29 4:31:29 47.64
paulp101010 Stockport Harriers & AC 2:38:40 2:57:14 2:57:14 71.83
PeterVincent Met up with icklechick, had a great run Unaffiliated 3:45:13 3:45:13 4:00:00 3:45:13 58.39
PhilDav Billericay Striders RC 4:27:00 4:27:00 4:27:00 47.07
rex1 Unaffiliated 3:43:42 4:25:38 4:25:38 46.29
ric Toonie Express 3:55:00 4:57:00 4:57:00 41.40
RichMallaber Chorlton Runners 3:34:36 4:10:39 4:10:39 49.11
rosa Serpentine RC 3:00:54 3:00:54 3:00:54 74.86
running26 Unaffiliated 3:51:22 4:09:08 4:09:08 53.22
runningritch Pershore Plum Plodders 3:32:15 3:42:29 4:00:00 3:42:29 55.26
RYAN_M First Marathon.  I worked hard in holding myself back up until around 14 miles were I decided to go for it.  Very Happy with this time for my first marathon :o) Larne AC 2:40:50 2:47:34 3:00:00 2:47:34 73.37
sammyd did london in 3;12 off an injury so bring it on 
!!!!!

OMG Toilet stop, ruined it all, 2 mins in a porta loo, aaarrrhhhhhh Southport Waterloo AC 3:01:12 3:01:12 2:59:00 3:01:12 74.75
Sevo Good run on not enough training. Concentrated on the long runs only. Fell away in the last 3! Unaffiliated 3:44:00 3:54:17 4:00:00 3:54:17 54.76
SharonD Hoping for typical Irish weather (cold, light drizzle....) not the heat of London 07 and hoping for the time I aimed for at London....will be happy to finish, happier sub 5, delighted sub 4:30 and anything less will make me ecstatic!!! Perfect weather - suny and freezing!!!! could have done without the head wind but it was grrrreatt Ranelagh Harriers, St. Mary's University College AC 4:37:15 4:39:57 4:30:00 4:39:57 48.89
Shell Trooper Atkins York Knavesmire Harriers, Stirling Triathlon Club 4:50:09 4:57:53 5:30:00 5:20:15 44.21
silent runner kev 100 Marathon Club, Fenland Running Club, Goyt Valley Striders 3:07:58 3:13:43 3:35:40 59.97
sirchutney Unaffiliated 3:45:57 3:45:57 3:47:40 54.90
slowblonde Ormeau Runners 4:59:21 5:31:51 4:59:59 5:31:51 40.81
Southwales22 First marathon so just to finish will do me nicely! Unaffiliated 4:01:12 4:37:29 5:00:00 4:37:29 48.80
Spoon Unaffiliated 3:16:44 3:21:30 3:21:30 62.03
srh Unaffiliated 2:58:05 2:58:05 3:15:00 2:58:05 71.49
Sunbed Athlete Superd course I thought.Got myself a start on the front line after some friendly chat @ the Expo to 1 of the ladies @ registration.
Did about 1 mile of jogging/strecthes then it was the off.Sat in with a group of 5 other runners after about 3 miles & was sitting steady @ 5:41 pace right up to halfway.Went through 10k in 35:15,then halfway in 1.14:42 so was sitting pretty for a PB or my target of a sub 2.30.Hit 30k in 1.47:01 by which time the right ankle was worse & getting worse by every step I took.Had a niggle but thought thats all it was & ran with it strapped for precaution only but  going through 20 mile in 2.02 there was still a chance of getting in a good time in the 2.30 - 2.40 area but totally died from there on in.As soon as I got over the line my legs just buckled from underneath me & theres was nothing I could do.2 big stewards got me in time before I hit the tarmac & it was into a wheelchair & straight to the mediacl Area where I was asessed by a Doctor then rushed to St James hospital with hyperthermic conditions.Thats 4 out of the 5 marathons ive done ive ended up this way.Its all to do with the immune system shutting down straight away & your body not being able to cope with a sudden change of tempature.Got out of A&E 2/3 hours later after the Doctor was happy that my body temp had risen as it was just 33.4 when I got to A&E.With a resting heart rate of 32 - 35 he was also happy as he knew that was a resting heart rate of a fit person.Back to the apartment then out on the town with the other 2 guys that ran.They got 3.29 & 3.42 & they were over the moon so it celebration time for them which let me forget my day for a while.
Didnt get a goody-bag but thought the organising/stewarding/course was spot on.Might have to forget about doing LNM next year & come over to the Emerald Isle again as you guys are FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cambuslang Harriers, Scottish Veteran Harriers Club 2:27:20 2:42:47 2:42:47 76.78
SUPERWOMAN63 Going to be my first time in Dublin ,  l just want to ENJOY &  get round SAFELY, get the beautiful MEDAL l saw at the expo in London and FINISH in time to get my plane home. See you there ;)

I had a fabulous time in DUBBERS great support on the course from everybody and l have a PB and what a great MEDAL & FINISHER TOP.
Hope everyone else had a good day monday xX Unaffiliated 5:02:59 5:02:59 5:25:31 5:02:59 47.52
surreystrider™ Unaffiliated 3:53:42 3:59:20 3:59:20 52.22
SuzeeDiamond Ended up running with a friend who was injured but still insisted on doing her first marathon hence the time Unaffiliated 5:00:50 5:18:07 5:18:00 5:40:00 43.66
Ticketyboo PB by 17 mins. Enjoyed the race and happy with my time considering the amount of running missed through injury which I replaced with cycling. The wheels came off a bit over the last 10k which was to be expected as I had not done a proper long run in almost 2 months. Cumbernauld AAC, Scottish Veteran Harriers Club 2:38:11 3:13:06 3:13:06 63.99
Tigger999 Unaffiliated 4:03:00 4:34:06 3:59:00 0.00
tim0 ran this marathon last year, it was my first ever marathon.  looking to smash my time from last year :) Unaffiliated 3:00:00 0.00
troshin trav Unaffiliated 3:33:02 3:34:37 3:34:37 60.76
Troughty First marathon, not sure how realistic this is but sub 4 seems possible based on my 1/2 marathon times.... Unaffiliated 4:19:04 4:19:04 4:00:00 4:19:04 47.46
Ultra Sparkly Bridget (USB) Hoping to stay healthy this time round and do what I should have done in London :-)  UPDATE  Didn't quite manage the 4.30 due to a toilet stop :-)  Guess what my target for Paris is? Buckingham and Stowe Running Club 4:26:52 4:30:49 4:45:00 4:30:49 54.22
velocette Bideford AAC 4:29:34 4:29:34 4:29:34 65.27
Vixx Unaffiliated 5:15:22 5:33:28 5:54:41 0.00
WeebleNana First time marathon!  Aim: to finish safely.  No idea of time so far.  Update: Well, I did it.  My left foot and calf 'went' at around 10 miles! I did loads of walking from the halfway point, so was pleased to finish! Main problem was the cold - I didn't realise it would be so cold and should have worn my leggings rather than knee length capris. That wind was biting - eek! never mind - I've now got the medal/shirt and feel fab! I can even get up and down the stairs, lol.  Would really recommend this as a first marathon. York Knavesmire Harriers 4:11:59 5:33:42 5:33:42 42.77
Westley Unaffiliated 2:57:35 3:15:53 3:15:53 62.77
Wildbill looking a increasing by speed from 8 mile an hour Portobello RC, FERC, Scotia Race Walking Club 3:16:31 3:18:46 3:25:00 3:18:46 67.27
wrexhamrob having run 4hrs 37 twice in 2007 - i MUST be up for beating a 20year pb after all i have 18minutes to make up in 26 miles - its just a question of pace isnt it ??

Very enjoyable - and yes the pb was a possibility. and not far off - i thought it was still on in the last 2 miles , but forgot my garmin stopped for the pee stop. Buckley RC 4:17:30 4:24:33 4:19:58 4:24:33 51.86

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