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Greater Manchester Marathon

Sun April 29 2012 Listed by JK *chameleon*
139 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
***Steve*** Sandbach Striders 3:31:11 3:59:38 3:59:38 51.92
*Michael* Sandbach Striders 3:27:16 3:27:16 3:27:16 61.42
aileen156 Horrendous weather, no running in three weeks prior to race, but a PB none the less :-) Manchester Tri, Northside Running Group, Balmoral Triathlon Club 4:40:28 4:40:28 4:40:28 48.51
Al Jenno East Hull Harriers & AC 3:08:48 3:08:48 3:15:00 3:08:48 67.43
Al Williams 835th pos 55th age cat Altrincham & District AC, Northern Veterans AC 3:15:58 3:38:12 3:38:12 63.43
AlexWheeler Chapel Allerton Runners 3:34:39 4:01:37 4:01:37 50.89
Amanda68 Horrendous conditions - wet, windy, cold (hypothermic), narrow lanes at Dunham Massey bottlenecked the field so we ended up losing too much time to stay on track for 4 hours. Meltham AC 4:14:42 4:14:42 4:00:00 4:14:42 56.03
Andyk2708 Nice flat course. Weather didn't help though, blowing a gale, and sideways rain.

Shocking organisation at the baggage reclaim Unaffiliated 3:56:23 4:15:18 4:00:00 4:15:18 50.25
baggio71 Congleton Harriers 4:04:17 0 0.00
bainspj Bristol & West AC 2:58:05 2:58:05 2:59:59 2:58:05 69.04
Baldy Dave Unaffiliated 3:21:37 3:38:26 3:38:26 61.21
Battlecat Dagenham 88 Runners 3:38:32 3:49:55 3:49:55 58.91
bbo Unaffiliated 3:44:23 3:44:23 3:44:23 0.00
BecsX Swinton Running Club 3:32:15 3:43:38 3:43:38 60.55
Bilal Unaffiliated 4:02:12 4:02:12 4:02:12 50.77
Blunderwoman FERC 4:41:46 5:02:53 4:59:59 5:02:53 47.98
boywhatruns Riversway Roadrunners 3:14:39 3:14:39 3:49:28 0.00
Caniggia33 Unaffiliated 3:06:53 3:09:18 3:09:18 65.02
Caroline Baba Ball Manchester Harriers & AC 4:44:39 4:44:39 5:00:00 4:44:39 47.70
catslater Unaffiliated 0 0 4:30:00 0.00
cj_rees Chepstow Harriers 0 0 3:10:00 0.00
clairster Stockport Harriers & AC 3:53:47 4:05:04 4:30:00 4:12:40 54.17
CottamRunner 2nd mara in 8 days .... and paced a pal to a PB. :-)
See log for splits. Northern Veterans AC, Red Rose RRC 3:15:44 3:18:46 3:45:00 3:49:51 54.13
DamoJ Unaffiliated 3:10:50 3:29:41 3:40:24 55.78
dangmckeown London Heathside Runners AC 2:48:35 3:09:49 3:09:49 64.84
Dannyboy01 Chorley Athletics and Triathlon Club 2:56:40 3:40:00 3:40:00 56.17
DaveyB73 Unaffiliated 5:36:00 5:36:00 5:00:00 5:36:00 37.89
DAZ75 Unaffiliated 3:36:12 4:12:15 4:12:15 49.13
DeliH Unaffiliated 4:51:21 4:51:21 5:00:00 4:51:21 48.98
derooster Horsforth Harriers 3:27:32 3:27:32 3:27:32 59.72
Dr S Bloody Hell!!!! Atherton Running Club 3:38:35 3:38:35 3:40:00 3:38:35 59.66
DUTCHMAN FERC 3:30:12 3:30:12 3:40:00 3:30:12 59.46
Emeldees Unaffiliated 3:26:30 3:31:49 3:31:49 0.00
fazmo St. Helens Striders 3:56:43 3:56:43 3:59:59 3:56:43 55.09
fellwrecker Unaffiliated 3:59:54 3:59:54 3:59:54 64.17
Firebreather Sweatshop Running Community - Manchester Arndale 3:46:39 3:46:39 3:46:39 0.00
Fox on a run Stockport Harriers & AC 2:59:19 2:59:19 3:21:19 64.78
Fruse Unaffiliated 4:22:24 4:22:24 4:22:24 51.61
garethpardoe Unaffiliated 3:53:50 3:53:50 3:53:50 52.72
Gavvers Wrexham AAC 3:39:44 3:46:02 3:40:00 3:50:04 54.33
GazOC Unaffiliated 3:15:56 3:15:56 3:15:00 3:15:56 66.01
Gerbik Unaffiliated 3:29:58 3:29:58 3:30:00 3:29:58 58.72
GimmeMedals FERC 5:33:27 5:33:27 5:30:00 5:33:27 44.03
Grumpy M Bad cramp FERC 3:37:39 4:23:53 4:00:00 4:23:53 49.42
H-ey W Unaffiliated 3:44:17 3:48:20 3:48:20 59.31
Hinchy 1st marathon. After little training in the last month and a half prior, I wan't prepared fully. A big shame as training had been going well. 
Got cramp at 19 miles and had to walk the last 7. The weather was horrendous - rain and cold winds didn't help. Flet like giving in so many times but soldiered on and limped home in pain. Still I am very proud looking back - i kept going and made it. Conditions and preparations can't get worse than this. 
I will be returning to the usual half marathons for a while but I will do another marathon in the future and hopefully run it all! Unaffiliated 5:19:00 5:19:00 4:55:00 5:19:00 39.18
jackieb very cold and raining hit the wall at 22 miles num to bone at finish Stadium Runners 4:38:54 5:02:08 5:02:08 54.35
jayden West Cheshire AC 5:09:41 5:09:41 5:59:45 0.00
jennywren Chorlton Runners 4:43:34 4:49:39 4:55:00 4:49:39 61.63
JessL Bramhall Runners 5:52:17 5:52:17 5:52:17 0.00
Jezzer Chorlton Runners 3:15:47 3:23:08 3:23:08 71.91
jlew Unaffiliated 3:47:32 4:12:33 4:12:33 55.65
jmc 6:17
6:15
6:15
6:07
6:13
6:13
6:13
6:13
6:19
6:09 - 1:02:16 = 6:13 pace
5:55
6:09
6:09
6:02
6:02
6:18
6:13
6:21
6:17
6:35 - 2:04:22 = 6:13 pace
6:47
39:31 - couldn't see watch due to rain = 7:35 pace for last 5.2 - Nightmare
Stockport Harriers & AC 2:42:21 2:50:34 2:50:34 74.12
jonah Stockport Harriers & AC 2:49:59 2:50:27 2:56:54 76.89
Jono. epic run in wind, rain, hail stones Unaffiliated 3:49:42 3:57:01 4:16:00 52.23
KelP Unaffiliated 3:40:24 3:40:24 3:46:19 59.84
KickedIt Wigan & District Harriers & AC 3:37:09 4:00:06 3:57:00 4:00:06 53.02
Kwaka Stockport Harriers & AC 4:01:20 4:17:00 4:17:00 53.39
laterunner Ranelagh Harriers, Stragglers 3:47:37 3:49:20 3:49:20 62.54
LeedsGill Unaffiliated 3:15:33 3:15:33 3:15:33 62.89
libbyloo2705 Manchester Tri 3:53:48 4:16:02 4:16:02 52.89
Mac83 Unaffiliated 4:06:20 0 3:45:00 0.00
macfarlane Unaffiliated 0 0 0.00
mackers2 wild and windy :) UKnetrunner 3:52:39 4:34:42 4:34:42 49.09
mahonjai Sale Harriers Manchester 3:15:06 3:40:23 3:40:23 55.79
Malc26.2 Astley & Tyldesley Road Runners 3:06:03 3:12:57 3:28:38 61.99
marie27 Jog Derbyshire 4:12:06 4:12:06 4:19:59 4:12:06 54.51
Markymarkmark The race from Hell... FERC, Gateway Runner 3:52:16 4:59:00 4:59:00 45.89
Martin H The PRATs 3:27:51 3:27:51 3:27:51 59.15
maryj Goyt Valley Striders 0 0 4:00:00 0.00
McNewbie Unaffiliated 5:15:00 0 0.00
mgadsden Telford Harriers 2:49:47 2:57:57 2:57:57 69.09
MissK Unaffiliated 3:34:03 3:34:24 3:58:00 3:56:37 57.23
monsenb1 Bramhall Runners 3:44:23 3:54:47 3:54:47 53.24
Mrs BTB Bit parky, wet & muddy. Wear gore gloves next time Unaffiliated 4:11:16 4:11:16 4:10:00 4:11:16 55.57
ndellar Conditions horrific. Baggage reclaim - 1000x worse. 8 min PB. Ecstatic :) Spa Striders RC 3:57:05 4:02:56 4:02:56 56.01
Neil E Dunnin Almost Athletes 3:57:45 3:57:45 4:03:28 55.39
neiltaff Unaffiliated 3:12:08 3:38:51 3:25:00 0.00
Nelly A 13min PB just one week after VLM, and sub 3:30 :-) Unaffiliated 3:14:13 3:29:30 3:29:30 58.85
newmsey Danum Harriers 3:26:22 3:47:40 3:47:40 54.90
njosmith Brisbane Road Runners 3:25:16 3:25:16 3:22:00 3:25:16 60.06
northernslowcoach 
Unaffiliated 4:30:22 4:44:32 4:29:00 4:44:32 49.40
only weak men Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC 3:07:24 3:21:40 3:21:40 61.27
pato1967 On the whole I would have been pretty positive about this event (weather not down to organisers BLAH BLAH ) there were some minor things that could be improved BUT THE BAGGAGE WAS A F*CKING SHAMBLES !!! Unaffiliated 3:33:48 3:42:10 3:42:10 61.23
Paul the freezerman Wrexham AAC 4:05:08 4:44:58 5:00:00 4:44:58 46.53
PaulO80 Unaffiliated 3:43:50 3:50:38 3:30:00 3:50:38 53.31
PaulyR Unaffiliated 4:00:13 0 0.00
PhilDavies Airedale Dodgers 4:25:50 4:25:50 4:25:50 47.02
Philippe Flop Unaffiliated 4:09:00 4:24:28 4:30:00 4:24:28 50.99
plodding hippo 100 Marathon Club 4:16:46 4:27:16 4:40:59 52.25
podman65 oh dear, at least I didn't end up in an ambulance. Appalling conditions... The splits tell the story. Unaffiliated 4:35:45 4:35:45 4:00:00 4:35:45 44.95
Pottermiss Whitchurch Whippets 4:11:24 4:29:32 4:29:32 52.14
Psimon Am the 3:15 Pacer at this event Havering Mayesbrook AC 2:38:42 2:47:29 3:15:00 3:14:06 69.48
RichMallaber Chorlton Runners 3:34:36 3:34:36 3:45:00 3:34:36 57.98
Rigel Bliddy awful weather and the last three miles were really hard but considering the conditions, super pleased with the result! Redcar RC 4:13:53 4:13:53 4:29:59 4:13:53 53.59
RM Lordshill Road Runners 3:37:39 3:54:25 4:10:07 62.45
Rob-H Redcar RC 4:13:56 4:13:56 4:13:56 50.13
Rob77 Redcar RC 3:29:25 3:29:25 3:29:25 58.87
runningrunning 4.38.29 garmin Unaffiliated 3:22:07 4:21:30 5:00:00 4:38:39 48.60
RunSub Err, Very Wind, & Very windy. Glad I ran in more layers than every before including my jacket. Had hail getting out the car for the start.
Targetted my GFA time, knew it was in the bag at 22 and didn't push harded than needed to. Southport Waterloo AC 3:08:35 3:08:35 3:08:35 65.72
Sale Reds Swinton Running Club 4:20:25 4:20:25 4:20:25 50.08
Scotsman Unaffiliated 4:10:11 4:10:11 4:10:11 50.88
scottdog Barnsley Harriers 3:53:56 3:58:55 4:45:00 5:17:01 39.43
Shadow 100 Marathon Club, Cybi Striders 3:58:17 3:58:47 3:58:47 65.29
Shonky Salford Metropolitan AC, Knutsford Tri Club 2:59:40 2:59:40 3:03:17 68.98
Should Av Run Quicker Stockport Harriers & AC 2:45:46 2:47:13 2:47:13 78.64
silent runner kev 100 Marathon Club, Fenland Running Club, Goyt Valley Striders 3:07:58 3:17:58 3:28:51 63.49
SilentTim Bolton United Harriers & AC 4:29:33 4:29:33 4:29:33 45.61
slowfish Gun time - 3:34:22
Overall Position - 707 / 4506 finishers
10 km split - 50:13 (8.05 pace)
10 mile split - 30:26 (8.03 pace) / total time - 1:20:39
Half mara - split 25:01 (8.04 pace) / total time - 1:45:40
20 mile split - 56:02 (8.07 pace) / total time - 2:41:42
Finish split - 51:54 (8.22 pace) / total time - 3:33:36 Bure Valley Harriers 3:33:38 3:33:38 3:27:00 3:33:38 58.82
snogard Stockport Harriers & AC, FERC 5:00:40 5:08:53 5:08:53 51.78
Spikey Mikey Lancaster & Morecambe AC 3:13:15 3:13:15 3:25:00 3:13:15 63.79
sprouty76 Feel I might have been faster if half of the Atlantic wasn't falling over the course. FERC 4:17:32 4:17:32 3:40:00 4:17:32 48.13
Steve Ho Manchester Tri 3:22:07 3:25:35 3:32:25 58.35
Steve Shaughnessy Stockport Harriers & AC 3:03:42 3:09:42 3:31:11 68.53
steve55 D.N.F Slinn Allstars 5:09:00 0 4:45:00 0.00
SteveCRunner Really atrocious weather, could only have been worse with a full storm and hail Unaffiliated 3:20:54 3:36:09 3:35:00 3:39:48 64.67
stevek Doncaster AC 3:39:02 0 0.00
stfc69 Southport Waterloo AC, New York Road Runners Club 3:55:39 3:57:06 4:14:01 54.97
stixnick DH Runners 4:18:27 4:18:27 4:15:00 4:18:27 47.57
The funky monkey Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC, Bedford Harriers AC 4:38:58 4:38:58 4:15:00 4:38:58 45.05
The Inspector FERC 3:12:49 3:13:43 3:15:00 3:26:49 64.65
the mill Wrexham AAC 3:14:09 3:25:47 3:25:47 62.34
thezobster Prestwich Athletics Club 3:44:22 3:50:34 3:55:00 3:50:34 59.88
Tinkerbell 86 Unaffiliated 4:04:09 4:11:41 4:11:41 53.80
TrudiP Gun time- 3hrs31.48  32nd lady, 11th V40 Kettering Town Harriers, Road Runners Club 3:20:55 3:30:34 3:30:34 66.75
TW Ran strong thru 20 miles..2.30.02, then slowed up until wheels fell at mile 25..10 and 11.30 for last 2 miles!..weather awful! Unaffiliated 3:28:26 3:28:26 3:29:00 3:28:26 62.05
Twinkle toes Unaffiliated 5:13:00 5:13:00 4:30:00 5:13:00 44.11
ult67 Unaffiliated 4:15:00 4:15:00 4:15:00 51.14
Ultradunc Salford Metropolitan AC 3:17:35 3:33:36 3:35:00 3:33:36 64.79
Ultrahamster 100 Marathon Club, Sale Harriers Manchester 3:03:05 3:29:41 3:29:41 63.77
Vicir Driving rain and wind. Particularly bad for last 6 miles with the open course and very strong winds. Completely messed up my splits for the last 6. Royal Sutton Coldfield AC 3:53:44 3:53:44 3:49:59 3:54:06 57.85
Vixx Unaffiliated 5:15:22 5:53:38 6:15:46 0.00
WeebleNana York Knavesmire Harriers 4:11:59 4:42:52 4:42:52 52.48
WeV Haven't cracked the marathon yet.

**cracked it now! Stafford Harriers 3:27:38 3:27:38 3:45:00 3:27:38 59.38
Wingy Unaffiliated 4:00:27 4:05:14 4:05:14 51.91
woody2run Unaffiliated 3:14:43 3:27:12 3:39:09 65.45
Xan DNF Unaffiliated 3:41:07 0 3:59:59 0.00
XB FERC 3:55:13 4:16:55 4:29:01 4:25:22 51.70
zanderace Tunbridge Wells Harriers 2:51:21 2:57:02 2:57:02 0.00

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Supporters
4.6
Parking/Transport
4.3
Race Photos
4
Course Accuracy
4
Water Stations
4
PB Potential
4
Course congestion
4
Signage
4
Flatness
3.8
Recommendable
3.8
Timing System
3.4
Refreshments
3.4
Toilets
3.3
Fun Running
3.3
Value for money
3.3
Post-race Social
3
Race Pack
2.8
Scenery
2.8
Results
2.8
Starting Area
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Goodies
2
Finish Area
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