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Dublin Marathon

Mon October 26 2009 Listed by Zoom
88 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
154 Rob Tyne Bridge Harriers 2:53:00 3:15:07 3:15:07 63.33
acorndan Eastern Veterans AC, Higham Harriers AC 2:48:08 2:59:40 2:59:40 68.51
AlanR Depends on how well FLM goes, if it goes well ill be there :D North Belfast Harriers 3:32:03 3:32:03 3:32:03 57.98
Ally C Mixed emotions.  Huge PB however 22 seconds outside that elusive sub 3 hour!!  Paced it great, unfortunately the garmin clocked it at 26.5 miles so I was caught out at the end as I thought I was on for a sub 3.  Could not have done much more.  Great atmoshpere hugely enjoyable. RAF AC, Moray Roadrunners 2:42:46 3:00:22 3:00:22 69.30
amster would love to get this time as last year i ran 3:50:00 after 7 days before running Amsterdam
Ran it this year with a friend who struggled through an injury so we ran together , had a good run and enjoyed the weekend. Blackburn Road Runners 3:56:04 4:18:00 3:45:59 4:18:00 55.31
Badbark Hit the wall and crashed and burned over the last 10k! Unaffiliated 2:47:19 3:48:11 3:29:59 3:48:11 55.41
Becky80 Retford AC 3:37:21 3:43:43 3:59:00 3:51:54 58.39
Blakey 26.2 RRC 26.2 Road Runners Club 3:48:57 4:11:32 3:29:00 4:11:32 49.46
BS St. Peter's 2:59:18 3:05:46 3:04:59 3:08:07 66.14
Bunny Chow Unaffiliated 3:43:17 3:56:55 4:10:00 3:56:55 57.78
Cargo Unaffiliated 5:33:50 5:54:07 5:15:00 5:54:07 38.08
Craney Had to stop running at 18 miles due to virus Unaffiliated 3:17:53 3:19:32 3:10:00 3:37:03 56.93
d0z3y Unaffiliated 3:59:57 0 3:30:00 0.00
damo2000 Harmeny AC 2:42:15 4:09:45 4:09:45 49.24
dbtw Wrekin Road Runners 3:54:00 3:54:00 4:10:00 3:54:00 52.54
Donnaroe Redcar RC 4:04:33 4:04:33 4:20:00 4:04:33 55.37
DS looking forward to this one, my third marathon..last one in Mallorca so this one will be cooler, really want to do under 4.30..believe its a flat course!! Unaffiliated 4:44:00 0 4:20:00 0.00
efc Unaffiliated 3:59:11 3:59:11 3:59:59 3:59:11 51.54
Enthusiastic! Marathon virgin.....  But the cherry is ripening nicely and will be ready for plucking come October ;-) FERC 4:38:13 5:01:25 5:01:25 45.59
Fizz :-) FERC 4:08:42 4:40:05 4:40:05 49.55
Flying Ant Black Pear Joggers 3:49:38 4:03:29 4:14:14 48.94
GS San Domenico RC 3:13:29 3:13:29 3:13:29 69.11
GUSTY Up and Runners 3:28:57 3:35:30 3:38:09 57.60
Gymaddict I am probably mad to do this so soon after Berlin- but what the heck.

Okay this was fab but I hit the wall at 20 and was walking a lot from then on - but really enjoyed it regardless. Not really recovered from Berlin and a lot of little things went wrong.  Athelite 3:56:49 4:15:00 4:15:00 54.43
Hugh This is was first marathon, both legs cramped badly at mile 14. I walked for four miles and then jogged walked for the last 8. Really sprinted home to beat 5hrs and felt like crap afterwards. But it's completed now.  Unaffiliated 4:56:10 4:56:10 4:37:00 4:56:10 41.63
JAPMitch Woking AC 2:33:02 2:35:11 2:35:11 79.87
JPG Unaffiliated 4:45:17 4:45:17 5:00:00 4:45:17 43.10
Justinm East Coast AC 2:38:11 2:43:25 2:43:25 75.24
katiecom Unaffiliated 3:38:58 3:52:15 3:52:15 58.31
Keegs Lichfield RC, Midland Masters A C 3:29:25 3:40:47 4:00:00 3:40:47 64.38
KelP Unaffiliated 3:40:24 4:01:53 4:01:53 55.98
Kenny_Boy Bang on for sub 4 hours until 14 miles when my left knee decided it had had enough... Bas Tard

 Nil Desperandum ! Serpentine RC 3:30:24 4:36:00 4:00:00 4:36:00 45.29
kenster Followed the sub 3 pacers but took about 5 miles before I started to feel good.After 12 miles I felt great and decided to kick on,felt good till about 23 miles when I started to tire a bit but managed to keep the pace up and was carried to the finish by the great support and attmosphere.14 mins pb so well chuffed!!     Cambuslang Harriers, Campbeltown Running Club 2:29:49 2:53:31 2:53:31 71.05
Kyoko FERC 3:52:46 3:52:46 3:52:46 61.31
Lalli Thank you so much E! I couldn't have done it without you. X Collingwood AC 4:42:55 5:01:25 5:01:25 48.21
Lambanator Bellahouston Road Runners 2:48:23 2:57:46 2:57:46 69.51
lany Unaffiliated 2:57:10 3:18:26 3:22:05 60.91
lesleyanne Unaffiliated 5:29:21 5:29:21 6:00:00 5:40:40 50.22
Liverbird Sick at mile 12 and had to run-walk the remainder of the race. Pirate Ship Of Fools 4:55:56 4:55:56 4:45:00 4:59:17 45.92
Long Shanks Wellingborough & District AC 3:40:49 3:40:49 3:35:00 3:41:09 56.82
Lucky Jim Excellent course, fantastic support, ideal weather - am pleased to have got a PB but dissappointed not to have achieved my goal of SUB 3:30:00 White City (Hull) RRC 3:24:16 3:37:07 3:37:07 67.91
m.caldwell too close to the Loch Ness to expect a great time / PB Ayr Seaforth AAC 2:57:45 3:18:44 3:26:00 61.00
Midpack San Domenico RC 3:17:11 3:29:55 3:14:00 3:29:55 61.11
Morf my first marathon - amazing Reading Joggers 3:28:29 3:50:35 3:50:35 62.44
Mummy Runner Aldridge RC, Vics Power Runners 3:08:58 3:54:10 3:51:00 3:54:10 57.83
Mungo Shuntbox Despite some parts of Dublin having a bit of a shabby Eastern Bloc feel and appearance,  and everything being twice the price it is in the UK, the race itself is great. I know the entry fee may appear high BUT you are guaranteed a place, and the support/organisation is tremendous.

There is more than enough water, energy drinks, and gel sachets provided officially, but on top of this, in the latter half of the course, the good Dublin residents turn out and offer water, oranges, sweets, and so on. I can see no good reason to carry anything yourself - just pick it up as you go round.

You can get to the start by many forms of public transport,there is a well organised kit dropoff, the prerace marshalling is smooth, there are pacemakers with big balloons to chase for a number of target times.

The best bit - the amazing support from the residents who will cheer you on, so get your name on the  front of your top so they can support you!!! Unaffiliated 3:43:11 3:43:11 4:00:00 3:43:11 56.31
MustTryHarder Amazing race! Ballycastle Runners AC 4:03:50 4:43:55 4:30:00 4:43:55 44.26
MuzzaC Unaffiliated 3:27:09 3:27:09 3:20:00 3:27:09 59.35
Naomi P See blog. Too much to say here... Unaffiliated 3:28:37 3:38:59 4:21:34 51.77
Nexus Icon Stockport Harriers & AC 2:29:23 2:48:20 2:48:20 73.04
Noodlebush Pudsey Pacers RC 3:43:37 3:43:37 3:45:00 3:43:37 62.44
ogee 100 Marathon Club, South London Harriers 3:10:24 3:10:24 3:22:26 62.89
pacman Great marathon, started too fast and couldn't maintain pace - still a PB :-) Up and Runners 3:46:42 3:46:42 3:46:42 54.29
paul the builder Larne AC 2:56:49 3:00:23 2:59:59 3:00:23 69.29
paul_mcg too fast at start. died towards the end struggled after half way.  toook 6 gels and also jelly babies. HAD NOT PREPARED ENOUGH Unaffiliated 3:46:02 4:23:26 4:23:26 49.50
peperami Unaffiliated 3:14:08 3:23:04 3:23:04 60.56
Pigtailgirl Can't wait! Running a marathon in my home city will be a blast. Unaffiliated 4:54:19 4:54:19 4:30:00 0.00
pj bongo Perfect conditions and a great crowd. Training scheduled was hampered by a couple of injuries so really wasn't expecting a PB. Was aiming to go under 3:30 but felt good at hafway and decided to go for it. Unaffiliated 3:15:07 3:15:07 2:59:59 3:15:07 70.05
PKEL Unaffiliated 0 0 4:30:00 0.00
portly poor training and had a cold, finally kept an even pace for once  My PB Unaffiliated 4:22:43 4:22:43 4:20:00 4:22:43 47.57
Potential_fields First ever marathon.  Felt absolutely amazing.  Hope to do another one soon, and definitely smash the time. Unaffiliated 3:20:54 3:27:15 3:30:00 3:27:15 59.32
rachel_runner 1st Marathon Ipswich Triathlon Club 3:42:52 3:50:40 3:50:40 58.72
rainman Unaffiliated 3:45:13 3:45:13 3:45:13 56.96
rex1 Unaffiliated 3:43:42 5:09:24 5:09:24 39.75
Running Caz Not bad for no training. Three half marathons and a couple of 5M and 3milers. I'm a happy Running Caz!!! Cobra RC 3:39:46 4:02:50 4:17:22 53.01
Rustler first ever marathon.imagine how good i could have done if i trained properly!!! Unaffiliated 3:28:04 3:28:04 3:30:00 3:28:04 59.09
Scar Tissue Holme Pierrepont RC 2:31:19 2:40:04 2:40:04 78.51
Scopey Gave 3:30 a go expecting to blow up a bit. well pleased. Mickleover Running Club 3:09:22 3:31:27 3:31:27 59.11
Shades Maverick Runners 4:24:02 4:37:13 4:44:07 56.30
Shell Trooper Atkins York Knavesmire Harriers, Stirling Triathlon Club 4:50:09 5:24:08 5:30:00 5:24:08 44.03
Simon-40 East Down AC 3:48:26 3:48:26 3:45:00 3:48:26 55.35
sluggett Chepstow Harriers 4:37:51 0 0.00
SMeecham Ipswich JAFFA RC, Ipswich Triathlon Club 3:22:50 3:22:50 3:22:50 61.62
Smileygirlie Birmingham Running, Athletics, & Triathlon Club (BRAT) 3:43:11 3:43:11 3:50:00 3:50:47 59.55
Sneaky Dragon Strathclyde University Harriers 0 0 0.00
steeevooo Unaffiliated 4:43:06 4:46:18 4:45:00 4:46:18 42.94
steve-o London Heathside Runners AC 4:02:00 4:02:00 4:02:00 51.65
T55ddy Unaffiliated 4:09:45 4:09:45 4:09:45 49.26
Tarmac Runner Normal marathon time again ,will have to stick to under 20 miles to get a half decent time :-) Great race day. Cobra RC 3:44:59 4:13:18 4:29:40 47.21
TechnoTrotter Unaffiliated 4:13:35 4:23:08 4:23:08 53.06
tulip My first marathon!! Apart from finishing no real goals, will update as training progresses :-)  ***UPDATE*** I loved it!! Ok slow, but I enjoyed myself immensely and am now looking for the next marathon..... FERC 5:24:45 5:50:08 5:45:00 5:50:08 39.43
TwolfIrl YES !!!! I did it, First 5 miles were tough could not get into my stride because of crowd, may have started too far Back. But than put head down and felt good till mile 24 and than was just swept in by fab support. do you know what, i'm proud of myself knocking 37 min of my PB . I could not have dreamed of better. Eagle AC 3:48:08 3:51:11 3:59:00 3:51:11 55.95
Watford Wobble A run whilst on holiday celebrating second wedding anniversary.  This to bag my Irish marathon.

Sadly, due to a head cold I was not fit to race this marathon.  Happily, I ran the whole distance with the wife.

Pace 10.34.

Note right ITB niggled from 19 onwards.  Flat course maybe? Unaffiliated 3:27:46 4:21:53 4:29:59 4:40:10 46.17
Westley Unaffiliated 2:57:35 3:00:26 3:00:26 68.16
Wildbill Portobello RC, FERC, Scotia Race Walking Club 3:16:31 3:18:56 3:30:00 3:18:56 67.79
woody2run Unaffiliated 3:14:43 3:17:47 3:20:07 69.77
Zoom A pw, which I thought it would be, with all the crap that's going on at home at the moment,and has really affected my running.
Pleased that I still went and did it though, and finished!
Did enjoy it but won't be doing another marathon for a while. Chepstow Harriers 4:27:49 4:27:49 5:21:13 43.47
zosie Unaffiliated 3:24:24 3:24:24 3:45:00 3:24:24 60.16

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  • On 16th Jun 2009 at 11:20am, Mungo Shuntbox wrote: Oh yikes I have entered my first marathong, will have to swim the Irish sea sleep in a bin due to lack of funds
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