Belfast City Marathon
, Belfast BT2 UK
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|Battlecat||Dagenham 88 Runners||3:38:32||4:30:50||5:00:00||4:57:18||46.73|
|Carrickbob||Seapark AC Carrickfergus||3:17:43||3:25:55||4:00:00||3:25:55||64.30|
|Ciarán||Beechmount Harriers AC||2:58:55||3:03:06||3:29:25||59.66|
|Dagenham GOAT||Dagenham 88 Runners||2:57:55||3:29:56||4:00:00||3:53:24||53.55|
|darrylblair||North Belfast Harriers||2:46:52||3:13:30||3:13:30||64.85|
|Firesac||East Antrim Harriers AC||2:55:02||3:11:36||3:27:11||65.02|
|GUSTY||Up and Runners||3:28:57||4:40:00||4:40:00||45.02|
|Justinm||East Coast AC||2:38:11||2:48:51||2:48:51||74.02|
|paul the builder||Larne AC||2:56:49||3:08:40||3:20:00||3:16:20||63.72|
|Runny||Seapark AC Carrickfergus||3:21:43||3:24:28||3:25:25||64.99|
|silent runner kev||100 Marathon Club, Fenland Running Club, Goyt Valley Striders||3:07:58||3:13:43||3:15:09||66.68|
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Havn't trained enough to try for a PB but I'll use this as a training run before Newry on the 26th.....( Race # 72 ). (Also going to run the first relay section as part of a team then carry on)
Build-up screwed by broken ribs and then, having caught up a bit, illness. Going to go for it though, and hopefully not blow up too early...
Got a taste for a new pb at Connemara and Belfast should be a bit easier, but it all depends on the day. Would love a new pb and maybe even go for the sub 3.15, not being too greedy am I
Had to sweat this one out for the chip time but it came in
paul the builder
3:16:20 chip time. I really pushed, and while 3:15 looked possible up to 18-19, I just couldn't keep that pace. Still very pleased with a) a big (12m30) PB, and b) holding it together through the last 10k, unquestionably the hardest section of race I've ever done (not the course, I mean my fatigue and mental battles). While there are a few hills, and it's certainly not an easy course, it's interesting except for the obligatory industrial estate section from 19-21 ish. Water in plastic cups is crap for a marathon with aspirations though (although at least they had plenty of stations to make up for the tiny amount that you could actually drink at each one). Weather - overcast till 15/16 ish then sun broke through, so tough last few miles as it warmed up.
2 hrs 48mins 51 secs, quicker that I expected I felt fine until 19-20 miles. Having to run on past the old entrance to Gideons Green - up the hill to the new entrance, from here my mind started to go lol From then I didnt enjoy the cycle path. Didnt mind the Dargan area, Felt better in and around the City - until Ormeau Road and Ravenhill Road. They were very long and being able to see so far in front of you at that stage isnt good (for me anyway).
Overall I enjoyed my first Marathon in Belfast.