Edinburgh Marathon

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  • 26.2mi
  • Road
Entrants (91) Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
AMBERSKYES jogscotland 3:51:04 3:53:40 3:55:45 57.87
Anna Finn VEGAN RUNNERS UK 3:40:54 4:14:54 4:24:04 51.28
Applecross UPDATE - now with real time :-) This is watch time, so think I just sneaked under 3:45, with which I'm very pleased, particularly considering the assorted mini-disasters involving discovery of missing kit at 7:30 am and gels getting stuck in a traffic jam :-) . Set off too fast like a muppet as usual and was grimly clinging to 8:20-ish miles for first half into the wind . Struggled quite a bit between 15 and about 18 miles with sore groin, took small (1 min) walk breaks at 18.5 and 21.5 miles to try and ease off tension in hips and shoulders. Bit disappointed with lack of atmosphere and on-route entertainments for such a big event, though crowd were great coming out in such dreadful weather.  Times I can remember: 1mile = 8:24, 4 miles 34:44, 6 miles 49:00, 8 miles 1:04, 13.1 miles : 1:50, 18 miles 2:30, 21 miles  3:00, 25 miles 3:34:00. Good stuff!
Unaffiliated 3:44:39 3:44:39 3:44:39 60.29
Bazoaxe Unaffiliated 2:59:16 3:19:14 3:30:00 3:19:14 63.07
Biggles Unaffiliated 3:17:19 3:17:19 3:15:00 3:17:19 62.48
BigMac9 Scottish Veteran Harriers Club 3:48:42 3:56:34 3:56:34 58.50
Boffin Hang on to your bets - wait for a later update... This is my target marathon for a PB. It all depends on how well I recover and can train since the Paris / London combo.
I will update closer to the time:)

Update: Ok, I am not injured so in theory I can PB at this one... however my training has not gone as well as it could have done so I doubt I will PB. If it were me I wouldn't bet on me for this one... things could go well on the day, but we all know how wrong things can go as well!!

Post Race: Sorry guys! this race just wasn't to be! Great race, Pb potential - what can I say... just not enough training to be competitive.

My objective for the race is an unaided finish as I have a bigger picture of the Six Nations marathons this year - so I will start near(er) the back and aim for a negative split.

Do you feel lucky? Unaffiliated 3:54:07 4:11:24 3:30:00 4:11:24 49.72
Bonio Harmeny AC 4:15:02 4:28:24 4:28:24 61.19
Bosun Tony Day after FLM - a couple of days off then start building the miles for Edinburgh, I keep dreaming of a 3 : 30 marathon. Not sure if I have it in me, closest i've been is 3 : 33. Edinburgh is supposed to be a flat course with no nightmare hill at the end this time, i'll just see how it goes and enjoy the run. Best of luck everybody, enjoy !!!
UPDATE: Well p****d off !! felt ok after London, did the Balmoral 10K the following Saturday and have a calf injury that is killing me, have not run a step since. I'll give it another week and if I am not a helluva lot better then I will have to pass on this one.RACE: Decided to run it, enjoyed it but calf & hip were crippiling me after 20 miles, did 3 : 39 ish so got to be pleased. No more running 'til i'm fixed !!! FERC 3:19:52 3:34:34 4:00:00 3:39:00 60.54
Bottom Trotter Wet and windy. found the last few miles tough going , interesting course, nice finish in the race track Unaffiliated 3:31:24 3:38:58 3:40:00 3:42:25 66.92
brett1959 Chepstow Harriers 4:18:44 4:18:44 4:23:58 4:18:44 51.68
BrettFalcus Unaffiliated 3:39:39 3:39:39 3:39:39 56.13
bridie Unaffiliated 3:43:00 3:59:00 3:59:00 58.42
bungee My 1st marathon so as long as I finish it I'll be happy. Just got to remember 'enjoy' it!!!!!! As much as you can while dragging your body along 26.2 miles! LOL
Started slow, stayed slow. Now I know whats in store for me Ill def PB on my next one!! Nairn Road Runners 4:36:46 4:36:46 4:30:00 5:10:40 46.78
CanaryYellow Unaffiliated 3:59:32 4:44:46 5:42:50 35.87
carrot top Wirral AC 2:44:05 2:57:47 2:57:47 69.50
Cheeky Geordie Dunbar RC 3:34:14 3:34:14 3:45:00 3:34:14 64.04
ChrisDig My first marathon ,  loved it and learnt a lot - great marshalling/route and crowd support - achieved my target of under 3:30 and was happy with that but at 20 miles i was 11 minutes faster than target and feeling good but started suffering cramp for last 3 miles - must learn to take on more water (dont like drinking while running) Unaffiliated 3:22:10 3:28:25 3:29:00 3:28:25 59.97
Cotty67 Garmin time, although it was showing the distance short, official time now Unaffiliated 4:22:28 4:32:53 4:32:53 50.86
Damo666 Striders of Croydon AC 2:56:26 3:04:52 3:30:00 3:23:22 60.94
Darlo Watch time once again I slowed on the last 10k Darlington Harriers & AC 4:06:41 4:06:41 3:50:00 4:06:41 52.87
DCB Cheddar Running Club 3:13:29 3:53:33 3:54:47 54.64
diehard Unaffiliated 3:03:11 3:03:11 3:03:11 69.50
dizzi Dulwich Park Runners 4:01:05 4:11:05 4:00:00 4:11:05 54.34
dja75 Vegetarian Cycling & AC, VEGAN RUNNERS UK, Tyne Bridge Harriers 3:05:51 4:40:34 4:40:34 43.83
Donald S Harmeny AC 3:11:36 3:15:09 3:15:09 70.31
Doonhamer UPDATE: Enjoyed the race and pleased to run Sub 3 of very low mileage this year . The new route seemed to go down well with the runners and there was plenty of water/energy drinks on the course. Marshalls did a great job both handing out the supplies and offering encouragement throughout. Linlithgow AAC 2:48:21 2:56:50 2:55:00 2:56:50 69.61
Fizz :-) Runner No.: 4438
Position (Overall): 2695  (3586)
Position (Gender): 644  (1031)
Position (Age group): 135  (213) Unaffiliated 4:08:42 4:38:43 4:45:00 4:38:43 49.31
Forest Faerie Thetford AC 4:10:56 4:12:22 4:30:00 4:12:22 55.32
Foxy the conditions at the start were poor - it's was cold wet & windy as we all huddled on the steps of the art gallery. I decided to wear my long sleeved thick -ish Asics top from the florence marathon. 

the downhill course promised to be a quick one, but it was windy along the coast & then it got warm & i started to struggle in jogging bottoms & the long sleeved top. 

the finish was spectacular at Musselburgh race course & was good to have my name mentioned.As per usual now I airplaned over the line. 

i ran the race for children with Leukaemia & raised around £680. The t-shirt was a white coton one with no design on the front just the back - not a favourite, the medal was a nice one featuring the castle. 

overall not a great day at the office this one, but a great city & another 26.2 miler under my belt. 100 Marathon Club, MK Lakeside Runners, Milton Keynes Lakeside Runners 3:09:27 3:26:47 3:29:59 3:49:12 53.79
giggsy Looking for a PB after knocking a minute off my 10K time at Askern last week - just need to remember not to start too fast!  My downfall in the three marathons I've done. 

Well I had a cold the thursday\friday\saturday before the race but decided to go for it anyway and got the PB I've been after!  Strong all the way round and little or no fade over the last 10k suggest the perfect pacing for once!

First time I've done edinburgh but the course was fantastic and the finish at the racecourse with the grandstand full of supporters cheering everyone over the line was a brilliant end to the race.  
Kimberworth Striders RC 2:41:05 3:05:27 3:10:00 3:08:52 65.17
Goiridh Windy! Unaffiliated 3:36:53 3:50:02 3:50:00 3:50:02 53.46
grinlee Reading Joggers 5:03:09 5:03:09 5:03:09 41.45
Hee Jung Loved it.
Unaffiliated 4:50:06 4:50:06 4:50:06 46.90
hellen Really enjoyed the day, the headwind made it really hard work and I didnt seem to benefit from the backwind on the way back, instead the sun came out!! Kept to plan of taking it steady to 20 miles the possibly pushing it but at 20 miles decided not to bother pusing it because there was no need to get my 4.30 target and I didnt see the point in killing myself for an extra minute or two. 100 Marathon Club, Barrow Runners 3:12:21 4:28:45 4:29:59 4:28:45 50.63
Hendo79 happy with result overall...another PB....although should have went under 3:15....big toe was sore by 17.5 miles.....bare foot/wet floor/corner of door incedent in club changing room ouch....swollen/bruised toe...so not bad considering Inverclyde AC 2:38:05 3:22:42 3:22:42 60.66
Hendy Greenock Glenpark Harriers 2:44:41 3:12:49
Hirsty Unaffiliated 4:49:09
Homer Wow.......I'll put a race report in my blog...well done all!!!! FERC 3:47:58 3:47:58 3:58:43 51.56
I ran sub-1:40!!! Unaffiliated 3:39:00 3:56:00 3:56:00 52.10
jamesstewart13 Just.... Victoria Park - City of Glasgow AC 2:39:32 3:59:23 4:00:00 3:59:23 51.36
Jamis Unaffiliated 3:57:37 3:57:37 4:00:00 3:57:37 51.88
Jim Royle Unaffiliated 3:39:00 3:43:52 3:43:52 58.25
johnnyboy Harmeny AC 3:47:28 3:47:28 3:47:28 59.80
JPK Great course, good conditions (apart from a strong headwind for part of the way). Huge 44 minute pb! Reading Joggers 3:40:42 3:54:16 3:54:16 52.62
Justonemorehill Mumbles Milers 4:19:46 4:44:01 4:44:01 48.61
Kew My first ever marathon - so don't want to predict a time will be so so pleased just to get round UPDATE - under 4hours, thank god i never have to do another one now!!!! Reading Joggers 3:52:23 3:58:36 3:58:36 56.82
Lady Alburne Falkland Trail Runners 4:45:00 4:45:00 4:50:00 46.70
lizk Unaffiliated 3:47:00 4:09:00 4:10:00 4:09:00 54.79
Marty Clevedon AC 2:48:46 3:12:14 3:29:29 3:12:14 63.96
Meatball was really want to well here but training was terrible and was concerned of my ankle packing in. my half split was just under 2 hours but i felt able to go up a few gears and i did, it was great to be doing 7 minute miles towards the end and finishing strong Edinburgh Athletic Club 3:29:34 3:34:00 3:40:00 3:34:00 57.45
minutehunter Unaffiliated 3:12:14 3:39:57 3:39:57 55.90
Monster Feet Unaffiliated 3:46:29 4:08:01 4:08:01 54.60
mr guinness this was a fine race to do.
a lovely city, and the  route was great to road along Garden City Runners 2:59:20 3:05:30 3:15:00 3:05:30 70.30
NixC Unaffiliated 3:38:52 4:06:52 4:06:52 51.21
Nonny Unaffiliated 4:16:24 4:16:24 4:16:24 50.03
Pavvy Unaffiliated 4:25:00 4:25:00 4:00:00 4:45:00 43.51
PeterWard5 Unaffiliated 4:22:48 4:22:48 4:22:48 46.78
plodding hippo had a nightmare
amazed i did sub 5.30 really 100 Marathon Club 4:16:46 5:02:10 5:29:32 42.96
pugheaven Crap race for me, gave up at 10 mile when the wind kncocked my mile times down until 16 mile, then picked it up to just do a sub 3

1st Mile = 5:55
2nd Mile = 5:58 (11:54)
3rd Mile = 6:04 (17:58)
4th Mile = 6:05 (24:04)
5th Mile = 6:08 (30:12)
6th Mile = 6:16 (36:29)
7th Mile = 6:10 (42:40)
8th Mile = 6:11 (48:51)
9th Mile = 6:06 (54:58)
10th Mile = 6:21 (01:01:19)
11th Mile = 6:34 (01:07:54)
12th Mile = 6:40 (01:14:34)
13th Mile = 6:38 (01:21:13)
14th Mile = 6:47 (01:28:01)
15th Mile = 6:43 (01:34:45)
16th Mile = 6:58 (01:41:54)
17th Mile = 6:58 (01:48:45)
18th Mile = 6:52 (01:55:45)
19th Mile = 6:41 (02:02:27)
20th Mile = 6:34 (02:09:01)
21st Mile = 6:36 (02:15:37)
22nd Mile = 6:35 (02:22:13)
23rd Mile = 6:42 (02:28:55)
24th Mile = 6:51 (2:35:46)
25th Mile = 6:59 (2:42:46)
26th Mile = 6:55

26.22 miles
2:51:51 (6:33/mile) Ellesmere Port Running Club 2:49:28 2:51:51 2:44:00 2:51:51 71.56
racheybabes Enjoyed the course - really friendly and encouraging marshalls!! Tried to keep up with 3.30 time group but dragged behind in the end. The pace setters were great though! 

All in all, a bit disappointed with my time, but i still got a PB :) Unaffiliated 3:26:58 3:33:19 3:33:19 63.48
redkate Unaffiliated 4:24:04 4:28:27 4:28:27 50.99
RichyC Unaffiliated 2:55:48 3:28:16 3:28:16 59.03
rockin rory Unaffiliated 3:40:00 3:40:00 3:40:00 61.30
Rossco Peeko Unaffiliated 2:59:16 3:29:47 3:29:47 58.67
run fat boy run72 Unaffiliated 3:36:12 4:08:34 4:08:34 49.71
RununMan My first marathon so a PB!! Very pleased with run and time. Weather was nice and cool (bit windy at times) and course was good (flat, flat, flat). Really good atmosphere at the finish. Birtley AC 2:40:45 2:55:29 2:59:30 2:55:29 72.54
Sandor Unaffiliated 4:30:23 5:02:04 5:02:04
santababy well, will i PB here?  it's downhill then its flat flat flat, its my hometown, it's the scene of my accidental marathon, i will get my proper medal this year not just the relay one, hmm well i'm going to bet on myself....
update: sorry, didnt quite cut it, i'm still happy with that after last horrid 2 weeks but sorry to lose people points.. Harmeny AC 3:30:56 4:05:05 4:14:00 4:17:21 53.65
scollins78 Unaffiliated 3:39:12 4:03:24 4:03:24 50.51
Scruffy Edinburgh Running Network 4:13:06 4:13:06 4:13:06 50.69
Selfish Git!!! Fifth time at this venue and a current member of the Edinburgh Marathon organised  Greenock Glenpark Harriers 3:21:05 3:49:45 3:20:00 3:57:00 55.03
SH_UK 100 Marathon Club, Swanley & District AC 3:15:06 3:37:55 3:30:00 3:37:55 57.09
Sharkcatcher new eltham joggers 4:45:26 4:58:29
SilverSlogger Falkirk Victoria Harriers, Polmont Joggers 3:13:41 3:36:29 3:36:29 60.74
SJS I've entered!

Dream time:  3:32:32(!).  Based on Runners World race calculator using my Brampton to Carlisle PB.  I wish!!

V happy time:  3:44:59.  I should be able to do this eventually - it's 8.5min/M.  But don't know if I will make this for my first marathon.

Happy time:  3:59:59.  I'd like to get under 4h.

OK time: 4:14:59.  If I don't get under 4:15 I'll be miffed.

Satisfactory time: 4:29:59.

Disappointing time:  4:30:00 - surely I must be able to break 4:30!

SJS 16.1.07
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Hurrah I broke 3.45!  See training log for details of race.

SJS 29.5.07




  Tynedale Harriers & AC 3:42:02 3:42:02 3:59:59 3:42:02 60.99
Skippy_abc Heaton Harriers & AC 3:47:05 4:20:20 4:20:20 47.36
sloth Unaffiliated 3:44:53 4:01:22 3:43:00 4:34:10 45.59
Spillers The ruddy headwind was an absolute swine for about 6-8 miles during the first half of the race.  Set off too fast, reached halfway in about 1.35 and with aspirations of 3.15 but then slowed down significantly for the final 10 miles or so and did not enjoy the last 4 miles - really tough going.  Overall, really pleased with my time particularly given the lack of training. Unaffiliated 3:26:00 3:26:00 3:26:00 59.68
stuartfarmer Serpentine RC 2:33:43 2:58:18 2:58:18 68.96
the badger 1st marathon - can't really say I enjoyed it at the time (blisters at 10 miles) - but looking back very pleased with it. Had to run the whole way as I was too scared to stop, in case I couldn't start again. Unaffiliated 3:48:25 3:48:25 4:00:00 3:48:25 53.97
Tinkerbell 86 Unaffiliated 4:04:09 4:04:09 4:04:09 55.46
travelling man Aberdare Valley AAC 3:02:45 3:11:24 3:11:24 68.70
Treehugger First Marathon - found the headwind for the first 16 miles a bit tough(!) but apart from that I loved it. Took a bit longer than I'd hoped but just glad to finish. Definitely hope to do it again next year. Unaffiliated 4:49:02 4:49:02 4:49:02 46.97
Triplet Dad Edinburgh Running Network 4:16:51 5:14:00 5:00:00 5:14:00 40.54
Tutu Much Kirkstall Harriers 3:57:07 3:57:22 3:59:59 3:57:22 57.05
UltraCas Unaffiliated 4:59:00 5:12:00 5:12:00 43.45
Watford Wobble Not an official time but watch time.  Damn, missed my sub 4:30 but combined with injury and the head wind I lose out on meeting my predicted time.  I started losing pace at 16 miles when my left ITB hurt like hell.  Guess lack of LSR's was the result of that.  But I PB'd which I'm more than happy with.  A great race I really enjoyed.  Weather was ideal although a wet start.  With a more structured plan and no injuries I'm still hoping to beat the 4:30. Unaffiliated 3:27:46 4:33:50 4:30:00 4:33:50 46.17
WhereDaCakesAt? Wasn't looking forward to this when I saw the weather this morning...I woke with a cold that came on Saturday and got worse (and I never get colds), then there were reports of deathly tsunami-like waves and wind on the coast whilst I was sheltering in a bus stop before the start..  As it turned out, it was windy in parts, but not hellish and the heavy rain died out quite soon after the start.. All in all, I'm happy with the result (unconfirmed watch time).. Next marathon sub 4:15? :o) Unaffiliated 4:33:04 4:33:04 4:33:04 49.72
woody2run Unaffiliated 3:14:43 3:16:41 3:16:41 69.76
Yorkshire Pie This is my watch time - I will update if the chip comes up slightly differently, but unlikely to affect the fact I PBd by nearly an hour! Unaffiliated 3:44:05 3:50:35 4:00:00 3:52:11 58.32

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