London MarathonListed by fatboy
, London SE3 UK
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|Alexv||Sheen Shufflers, Clapham Chasers||2:55:15||4:15:01||4:15:01||52.54|
|Andrew Perrin||Farnham Runners||4:40:44||4:55:18||4:55:18||44.65|
|AnneW||Giffnock North AAC||3:53:01||4:05:49||4:15:00||4:05:49||62.70|
|ansterdoc||Anster Haddies RC||2:50:41||2:50:41||2:55:00||2:51:46||72.84|
|april_runner||Cambridge & Coleridge AC||3:03:05||3:15:56||3:15:00||3:15:56||70.90|
|are we there yet?||Unaffiliated||4:59:04||4:59:04||5:00:00||4:59:04||47.12|
|athlete_tucks||Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC||2:23:12||2:23:12||2:23:12||87.23|
|BABOY||Reading Roadrunners, Serpentine RC||3:03:36||3:06:07||3:15:00||3:06:07||67.15|
|Baby Moonbeam||Wadhurst Runners||3:30:38||3:31:08||3:31:08||66.25|
|bal||Wimbledon Windmilers, Clapham PiONEERs||3:32:52||3:42:10||3:59:59||3:42:10||57.17|
|beders||Ilkley Harriers AC||3:54:39||3:54:39||4:30:00||4:08:56||56.05|
|Ben B||Newmarket Joggers||2:48:51||2:52:25||2:50:00||2:52:25||72.49|
|Beware Of The Fish||Datchet Dashers||3:11:37||3:26:43||3:29:59||3:26:43||64.61|
|Billsy||Cruisers Running Club||4:13:27||5:29:00||5:00:00||5:29:00||42.84|
|BlueWombat||Cambridge & Coleridge AC, Cambridge University Hare & Hounds||3:28:13||3:28:13||3:30:00||3:30:08||63.56|
|Bob!||Maldon Soul Runners||3:53:35||3:53:35||3:44:59||3:53:35||59.20|
|bobby1||Greenock Glenpark Harriers||2:42:00||3:14:30||3:14:00||3:14:30||76.50|
|Boingy||Leamington C & AC||3:29:12||3:54:59||3:59:00||3:54:59||53.24|
|BOOTHIE||Milton Keynes AC||4:26:39||4:26:39||4:26:39||50.27|
|bootsie||East Grinstead Triathlon Club, Lingfield RC||4:46:27||5:18:47||5:30:11||5:18:47||42.48|
|Bumface||Purple Patch Runners||2:59:10||3:36:46||4:00:00||3:36:46||60.04|
|bungee||Nairn Road Runners||4:36:46||4:47:16||4:45:00||4:47:16||54.31|
|Busy Lizzy||Langport Runners||3:57:49||4:15:28||3:55:00||4:15:28||65.05|
|C-Cat||Northbrook AC, Warwick Uni Triathlon & Road Cycling Club||3:45:32||3:54:22||3:54:22||60.80|
|cake muncher||Falkland Trail Runners||2:42:41||2:44:42||2:44:42||79.05|
|carrot top||Wirral AC||2:44:05||2:53:05||3:03:41||68.01|
|carryonregardless||Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC||2:38:06||2:44:07||2:50:00||2:44:07||76.15|
|Casper The Ghost||Unaffiliated||3:53:38||4:09:26||3:58:00||4:09:26||57.13|
|Cazmo||Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC, Congleton Harriers||4:51:58||4:51:58||4:45:58||4:51:58||47.58|
|Chestfield Bill||Thanet Road Runners AC||4:47:59||5:00:29||5:00:29||50.02|
|Chin||Team Green, Tividale Trotters||3:14:07||3:33:16||3:45:00||3:33:16||60.52|
|Chris 10k||Bedford Harriers AC||4:00:45||4:09:01||3:55:00||4:09:01||57.05|
|Chris H 26.2||City of Chester Triathlon Club||3:04:43||3:14:23||3:14:23||68.09|
|Chrisbeachrunner||North Norfolk Beach Runners||3:33:21|
|ChrisThePuma||Milton Keynes AC||3:16:26||3:22:57||3:22:57||63.08|
|ChrisU||Cambuslang Harriers, Westerlands Cross Country Club, Scottish Veteran Harriers Club||2:53:19||2:54:55||2:54:55||75.70|
|clairevmc||Hamilton Harriers, Scottish Veteran Harriers||3:00:59||3:22:21||3:33:24||65.13|
|clairster||Stockport Harriers & AC||3:53:47||3:53:47||4:00:00||4:00:04||58.07|
|coach26.2||Reading Roadrunners, New York Road Runners Club||3:43:26||3:43:26||3:43:26||58.25|
|cobblersmark||Northampton Road Runners||4:44:40||4:45:57||4:45:57||43.69|
|Colinzealuk||Barnet & District AC, Watford Harriers AC||3:09:09||3:12:09||3:05:00||3:12:09||65.04|
|Cormorant||Cranleigh Tortoise & Hare Runners||3:24:41||3:40:24||4:00:00||3:44:47||62.63|
|Coyote Runner||Perth Road Runners, Scottish Prison Service AAC||3:38:25||3:55:42||3:55:42||57.13|
|Craggy||Skegness & District Running Club||2:45:43||2:48:51||2:43:00||2:48:51||74.09|
|Craig D||Dorset Doddlers||3:07:31||3:20:50||3:23:51||61.29|
|Crouchie||Orpington Road Runners||4:49:40||3:00:00|
|CT||Dagenham 88 Runners, Defra AC||3:14:26||3:32:03||3:32:03||69.18|
|Damo666||Striders of Croydon AC||2:56:26||3:08:08||3:08:08||66.67|
|DanG||Wootton Road Runners||3:43:03||3:43:03||3:50:00||3:43:03||56.03|
|daniel the spaniel||Unaffiliated||3:52:46||3:52:46||3:59:59||3:52:46||53.73|
|Dave29||Bishops Stortford RC||4:06:59||5:13:00||5:13:00||39.93|
|daveski||Cambridge & Coleridge AC||3:20:04||3:28:19||3:44:00||3:40:17||58.62|
|Daz Man||Huntingdonshire AC||2:50:16||3:30:42||4:00:00||4:03:34||51.29|
|Debbie Martin-Consani||Garscube Harriers||3:31:00||3:31:00||3:31:00||66.26|
|debrud||Blackburn Road Runners||5:21:14||5:21:14||4:30:00||5:21:14||44.26|
|Dennis H||Kings Heath Running Club||3:33:19||3:59:51||4:00:00||3:59:51||52.08|
|Dips||Brighton & Hove Women's Running Club, UKnetrunner||4:14:22||4:19:30||4:29:06||59.43|
|DPowles||Portsmouth Joggers Club||3:05:55||3:15:52||3:30:00||3:30:33||59.34|
|duke88||Yaxley Runners and Joggers||3:33:56||3:56:20||3:56:20||52.86|
|dungey2002||Avon Valley Runners||4:48:00||4:48:00||4:30:00||4:48:00||44.84|
|Durbat||Killamarsh Kestrels RC, Tickhill Velo||4:34:55||4:34:55||4:00:00||4:34:55||49.00|
|Ebb||Team Manvers Run||5:18:53||5:48:57||5:48:57||39.95|
|eddieboy||Great Yarmouth Road Runners||3:12:36||3:21:18||3:15:00||3:21:18||64.65|
|eL Bee!||Cumberland AC||2:59:43||3:50:46||4:15:00||4:13:16||50.98|
|El Del||Giffnock North AAC||2:50:11||2:50:11||2:45:00||2:50:11||78.48|
|emandbelle||Forest of Dean AC||6:03:12||6:03:12||5:29:00||6:03:12||39.00|
|EmilyJ||Wallsend Harriers AC||4:22:06||4:22:06||4:22:06||51.67|
|EvilPixie||FERC, 1485 TRI CLUB||5:49:30||5:49:30||5:00:00||5:49:30||40.32|
|Ex-pat Scot||Easingwold RC, Serpentine RC||2:58:39||3:02:32||3:29:58||3:18:26||63.56|
|Falky||Egdon Heath Harriers||3:25:58||3:51:04||4:20:00||3:51:04||66.70|
|fatboy||Ashford Tri Club||4:05:46||4:05:46||4:00:00||4:05:46||52.11|
|fiddy kent||North Derbyshire RC||4:54:40||5:23:17||5:23:17||38.66|
|Final Mile||100 Marathon Club, Allenbury's Club, Ware Joggers, Long Distance Walkers Association|
|firemannotsam||Bishops Stortford RC, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service||3:25:52||4:20:37||3:45:00||4:20:37||47.96|
|fish-erman friends||North Norfolk Beach Runners||3:09:03||3:20:00||3:20:00||66.17|
|Flat Footed||Thurrock Nomads, Pirate Ship Of Fools||3:15:00||4:53:18||4:53:18||42.59|
|Fluke||Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC||4:04:54||4:04:54||4:30:00||4:04:54||54.53|
|forest plodder||Totton Running Club||4:42:04||4:47:59||4:54:00||4:47:59||59.25|
|Forest Runner||Bracknell Forest Runners||3:21:04||3:28:33||3:20:00||3:28:33||68.12|
|FormerHos||Maldon Soul Runners, Little Baddow Ridge Runners||3:55:13||4:24:14||4:24:14||47.28|
|Foxy||100 Marathon Club, MK Lakeside Runners, Milton Keynes Lakeside Runners||3:09:27||3:24:10||3:54:59||3:43:45||55.86|
|frisp||Manx Tri Club||3:05:54||3:12:37||3:10:00||3:12:37||67.04|
|GettingThere||Bedford Harriers AC||3:49:35||3:49:35||3:45:00||3:49:35||56.24|
|gilbank||Pickering Running Club||3:33:25||3:33:25||3:33:25||58.56|
|gillianH||Road Runners Club||4:27:33||4:27:33||4:27:33|
|Ginger N||Beckenham RC||2:52:32||3:10:21||3:35:00||3:10:21||65.66|
|Go-KL||Grantham Running club||2:40:47||2:54:11||2:58:00||2:54:11||71.75|
|GOWER118||Coventry Godiva Harriers, Midland Veterans AC||3:16:16||3:45:52||3:45:00||3:45:52||58.13|
|gray||Cranleigh Tortoise & Hare Runners||4:18:10||4:18:10||4:40:31|
|greenfields||Egdon Heath Harriers||3:03:12||3:41:20||3:41:20||57.84|
|Greenman||Grantham Running club||2:53:27||2:57:15||2:57:15||73.46|
|Hairy Legs||Stubbington Green Runners||3:43:44||3:43:44||3:43:44||56.09|
|HayleyB||FERC, Saint Edmund Pacers||4:24:11||4:27:08||4:27:08||57.00|
|he who dares||Port Talbot Harriers||2:57:10||3:24:36||3:24:36||62.05|
|hellen||100 Marathon Club, Barrow Runners||3:12:21||4:11:21||4:20:00||4:19:00||54.41|
|herbies gone bananas||Unaffiliated||3:18:28||3:22:21||3:33:26||58.56|
|HiJac||Great Bentley RC||3:48:14||4:24:01||4:24:01||49.30|
|Hills of Death (HOD)||Riverside Runners||3:38:50||3:49:48||3:37:00||3:49:48||54.61|
|Hodgy||Thorney Running Club||3:14:17||3:39:05||3:39:05||57.54|
|Hypochondriaction man||Totley AC||3:12:06||3:12:06||3:15:00||3:12:06||65.10|
|icklechick||Winchester & District AC||3:21:19||3:45:20||4:20:00||4:10:10||55.53|
|Impossible is Nothing||Westbury Harriers||3:07:43||3:07:43||2:55:00||3:07:43||66.85|
|ironman||Birstall RC, Leicester Triathlon Club||3:21:57||3:27:39||3:27:39||61.68|
|Is@@c||Stockport Harriers & AC||3:24:40||3:24:40||3:24:40||64.15|
|JA1979||Womens Running Network||4:01:07||4:01:07||4:20:00||53.43|
|Jake Ha Ha||Edinburgh Athletic Club||2:35:43||2:39:54||2:41:41||2:39:54||78.16|
|Jakesy1||Northern Veterans AC, Knowsley harriers||2:54:04||2:54:04||2:55:00||2:54:04||73.54|
|Jane B||Eynsham RoadRunners||4:13:47||4:24:15||4:24:15||52.93|
|jeronimo||100 Marathon Club, Wimborne AC||2:51:57||3:08:38||3:08:38||69.58|
|jess84||Dulwich Park Runners||5:05:54||5:05:54||5:15:00||5:05:54||46.08|
|JH1||Farnham Triathlon Club, Woking AC||2:44:56||2:50:56||2:45:00||2:50:56||73.16|
|JK1||Leighton Fun Runners||3:51:02||3:57:00||3:57:00||57.81|
|jmc||Stockport Harriers & AC||2:42:21||2:52:50||2:45:00||2:52:50||72.39|
|Jo P||Caerleon Running club||3:45:46||4:03:17||4:11:11||57.74|
|Jogger John||North Derbyshire RC||4:17:15||4:37:40||4:37:40||48.49|
|john/66||Dewsbury Road Runners||2:59:47||3:10:23||3:14:59||3:10:23||67.82|
|jonah||Stockport Harriers & AC||2:49:59||2:54:10||2:54:10||76.68|
|Jonesey||City of Norwich AC||2:38:17||2:38:17||2:38:17||79.64|
|Joopsy||VEGAN RUNNERS UK||3:48:37||4:15:19||4:30:00||4:23:35||47.61|
|Judderman||Birkenhead Athletic Club||3:57:08||4:07:25||4:07:25||51.74|
|Kat Gates||Wadhurst Runners||4:58:06||4:58:06||4:58:06||46.60|
|KatieB||Bedford Harriers AC||4:12:31||4:12:31||4:12:31||55.01|
|KatieH||Alchester RC (Bicester)||4:13:27||4:13:27||4:15:00||4:13:27||56.61|
|Keep On Running||Club Runners World||2:55:28||2:55:28||2:57:00||2:55:28||71.23|
|KeithL||100 Marathon Club, Benfleet RC||2:56:47||3:09:57||3:09:57||67.39|
|ken.c||Witney Road Runners||3:06:05||3:11:00||3:11:00||74.38|
|Kent plodder||Sevenoaks AC||3:12:18||3:12:18||3:15:00||3:12:18||66.60|
|kink bunny||No running club||4:11:42||5:13:28||5:13:28||44.34|
|KinkyS||Todmorden Harriers & AC||3:01:51||3:21:18||3:21:18||69.04|
|Knackers Yard||Bellahouston Road Runners||2:55:34||2:55:34||2:55:34||71.83|
|Kwaka||Stockport Harriers & AC||4:01:20||4:16:53||4:00:00||4:26:15||50.59|
|lake||Thanet Road Runners AC||3:32:04||3:59:05||4:01:09||51.86|
|late hannah||Southampton AC||3:32:16||3:32:16||3:32:16||65.45|
|Laura B||Running Somewhere Else||4:41:01||5:30:35||5:10:00||5:30:35||43.11|
|lawspurs||Buckingham & Stowe RC||3:46:41||5:51:32||5:51:32||38.52|
|Leesoh||West End Runners||4:16:25||4:20:00||4:20:00||53.96|
|Lefromage||VEGAN RUNNERS UK, Flyers Southend||5:39:00||5:39:00||5:39:00||38.73|
|Leomaverick||London Heathside Runners AC||3:21:02||3:58:17||3:45:00||3:58:17||52.43|
|Lethargic||Long Eaton Running Club||2:34:27||2:49:00||2:39:59||2:49:00||73.95|
|lincolnshire runner||Werrington Joggers||3:41:58||3:48:36||3:52:06||57.51|
|Lisrun||100 Marathon Club, Elvet Striders, North East Marathon Club||3:53:11||4:02:11||4:30:00||4:02:11||60.89|
|Lissiedoll||North Herts Road Runners||3:04:23||3:10:16||3:10:16||71.43|
|little brown bag||Finch Coasters||4:19:02||4:19:02||4:19:02||54.16|
|LucyG||Compton Harriers RC||3:15:31||3:24:12||3:45:00||3:39:24||71.99|
|lynsey||Bellahouston Road Runners||3:34:54||3:34:54||3:34:54|
|M. Diddy||Team Trisports, North Herts Road Runners||3:12:32||3:14:10||3:14:10||68.76|
|MAD Superman||Redhill Road Runners||2:49:05||3:04:51||3:08:00||3:04:51||67.59|
|MadWelshWoman||Darth Coastal Runners||5:31:08||5:31:08||5:31:08||44.93|
|MajorRunning||Redhill Road Runners||3:39:19||3:44:38||3:50:05||58.95|
|makkem||Barnet & District AC, Westbury Harriers||3:13:56||4:54:32||5:10:25||4:54:32||46.54|
|marders||Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC||2:23:19||2:24:08||2:27:59||2:28:13||84.32|
|Margalot||Dorking & Mole Valley AC||3:18:12||3:18:12||3:18:12||75.80|
|Martin H||The PRATs||3:27:51||4:18:15||4:18:15||48.38|
|MartinCunningham||Southern Counties Veterans AC, Petts Wood Runners||3:09:49||3:28:24||3:30:00||3:41:33||60.28|
|Martyn Fisher||Almost Athletes||3:59:43||4:12:14||4:12:14||52.05|
|MattTheRat||Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC||2:51:39||2:59:12||2:59:59||3:04:58||70.98|
|MattyP||Dunmow Tri Club||3:40:11||3:55:15||3:45:00||3:55:15||53.18|
|Mazza aka Fitso||Unaffiliated||4:02:00||5:17:00||4:30:00||5:17:00||46.94|
|Michael G||Reading Roadrunners, Trail Running Association||2:52:24||2:52:24||2:52:24||77.44|
|Mightos5||Bellahouston Road Runners, Skye & Lochalsh Running Club||3:40:33||3:45:37||3:45:37||63.60|
|MikeD_BRR||Bellahouston Road Runners||4:11:03||4:11:03||4:20:00||4:26:02||55.43|
|Mile Eater Mitch||Unaffiliated||3:04:25||3:26:25||3:26:25||63.87|
|Milf De Filer||Unaffiliated||3:41:18||3:58:08||3:45:00||4:16:15||48.77|
|Miss Sweden||North Shields Polytechnic AC||4:27:26||4:39:11||4:15:00||4:39:11||50.08|
|ml2run||Dunmow Tri Club||4:11:21||4:19:00||3:59:59||4:19:00||54.17|
|MonFee||Long Eaton Running Club||3:17:35||3:17:35||3:17:35||70.31|
|morgrunning||Croft Ambrey RC||2:44:37||2:44:37||2:45:00||2:44:37||75.92|
|Mouse.||BADtri, Pirate Ship Of Fools||5:29:34||5:30:15||5:30:00||5:30:15||42.48|
|mr guinness||Garden City Runners||2:59:20||3:29:30||3:00:00||3:29:30||59.63|
|Mstoke||Bexhill Runners, Bexhill Runners and Triathletes||3:46:06||3:48:33||3:49:39||64.21|
|My poor knees...||Unaffiliated||4:26:09||4:26:09||4:30:00||4:26:09||46.96|
|Neil E Dunnin||Almost Athletes||3:57:45||4:34:26||4:30:00||5:02:00||43.84|
|nice and slow||Alchester RC (Bicester)||4:01:03||4:01:03||4:01:03||51.85|
|Night..Nurse||South West Road Runners||3:39:47||3:40:20||3:40:20||69.02|
|nikchapman||VEGAN RUNNERS UK||3:31:21||4:58:32||4:58:32||41.84|
|nixter71||BBC RC, Mornington Chasers||3:31:25||3:31:56||3:31:56||59.21|
|nochickenstrip||Crook & District AC, Durham Triathlon Club||2:45:00||2:54:04||2:54:04||72.09|
|Northern Monkey||Headington RoadRunners, Totley AC||3:25:15||4:00:25||4:00:25||63.96|
|northern soul||Bellahouston Road Runners||2:41:41||2:50:20||2:50:20||73.42|
|northern_runner||Bowland Fell Runners, BRJ Run and Tri||3:27:46||3:39:20||3:47:39||60.72|
|Not a Real Runner||Unaffiliated||3:50:43||3:57:14||3:57:14||55.32|
|not built for speed||26.2 Road Runners Club||4:33:06||5:14:00||4:30:00||5:14:00||44.24|
|OllyGoGo||Falkirk Victoria Harriers||3:15:43||3:22:42||3:41:21||63.01|
|oneronaldo||Bearbrook Joggers RC||3:50:18||4:23:01||4:00:01||4:23:01||60.04|
|ozzies||Cherwell Runners & Joggers, Team Cherwell||4:30:22||4:52:37||4:52:37||44.48|
|Padams||St. Albans Striders||2:29:05||2:29:05||3:30:00||4:17:00||48.63|
|Palacebhoy||South London Harriers||3:43:48||3:43:48||3:43:48||55.85|
|paul a||100 Marathon Club||3:01:26||3:02:11||2:59:50||3:02:11||70.88|
|PaulaMc||Dulwich Park Runners||4:21:03||5:11:25||5:00:00||5:11:25||46.83|
|Paulmac||Bridgtown Cona Testa Triathlon Team (BCTTT)||4:08:24||4:08:24||3:45:00||4:08:24||52.86|
|PaulXC||Dorking & Mole Valley AC||3:13:15||3:38:05||3:38:05||65.12|
|pconsani||Bournemouth AC, Garscube Harriers||3:17:44||3:36:02||3:30:00||3:36:02||57.85|
|Pearny||VEGAN RUNNERS UK||4:14:23||4:46:36||4:46:36|
|phal||Northbrook AC, FARC||3:39:21||3:54:22||3:54:22||59.28|
|Phinedish||Norwich Road Runners||5:09:16||5:09:16||5:09:16||43.79|
|Pigpen||Striders of Croydon AC||5:03:00||5:11:00||5:11:00|
|Pintsize||Bedford Harriers AC||4:20:04||4:37:58||4:37:58||55.39|
|PLJ||Wallsend Harriers AC||3:18:13||4:28:24||4:28:24||46.54|
|plodding hippo||100 Marathon Club||3:11:30||4:19:48||4:24:16||56.30|
|Pou Pou LePhoõk||Unaffiliated||3:30:03||3:44:01||4:00:00||3:49:07||57.77|
|Prof Disco Dean||Reading Roadrunners||3:01:11||4:16:16||3:30:00||4:16:16||48.77|
|ps-66||City of Salisbury A & RC||2:57:51||2:57:51||2:58:00||2:57:51||72.60|
|Psimon||Havering Mayesbrook AC||2:38:42||3:02:58||3:15:00||3:02:58||71.73|
|redd||Biggleswade AC, Riverside Runners||2:47:45||2:47:45||2:50:00||2:47:45||87.08|
|RicC||Edinburgh Athletic Club||2:44:59||2:54:47||3:15:00||2:54:47||71.51|
|Richard Day||Stowmarket Striders RC||3:41:41||3:41:41||3:41:41||56.38|
|richshelley||Plymstock Road Runners||2:43:08||2:59:25||2:59:59||2:59:25||69.94|
|Rick OShay||Harvel Hash House Harriers||3:35:57||3:53:04||3:52:00||3:53:04||54.95|
|Road Runner 1||Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC||2:53:48||3:03:49||3:05:00||3:03:49||72.63|
|Rocket Reader||Fittleworth Flyers, Riverside Runners||3:46:28||4:06:14||4:12:54||51.90|
|roverman||100 Marathon Club||4:33:17||5:06:21||5:06:21||42.84|
|Rubberman||Hermitage Harriers RC||3:22:12||3:23:25||3:24:00||3:23:25||62.44|
|Run Ralphie||Kinross Road Runners||5:14:28||5:14:28||5:14:28||39.73|
|Runner Without a Clue||Unaffiliated|
|Runnig Dude||Leicester Coritanian AC||2:32:45||2:34:48||2:34:48||84.82|
|Running Caz||Cobra RC||3:39:46||3:54:30||3:54:30||59.62|
|rupert bear||port talbot harriers||3:07:27||3:57:53||3:59:59||3:57:53||60.25|
|sammyd||Southport Waterloo AC||3:01:12||3:01:12||3:15:00||3:12:36||72.25|
|sarahbob||Garden City Runners||3:41:35||3:54:57||4:00:00||3:54:57||60.65|
|Sausage & Mash||Unaffiliated||3:37:25||4:24:57||4:24:57||47.17|
|Scar Tissue||Holme Pierrepont RC||2:31:19||2:35:08||2:35:08||80.89|
|Scouse Bird||Fleckney and Kibworth Running Club||4:39:00||4:52:36||4:52:36||46.29|
|Selfish Git!!!||Greenock Glenpark Harriers||3:21:05||4:27:30|
|Sezz||Trent Park Running Club||4:30:05||4:30:05||4:29:00||4:30:05||53.54|
|ShaneH||Holme Pierrepont RC||3:38:00||3:38:00||3:38:00|
|Sharms||Bedford Harriers AC||3:08:03||3:54:00||4:30:00||4:01:42||51.71|
|Shell Trooper Atkins||York Knavesmire Harriers, Stirling Triathlon Club||4:50:09||4:57:53||5:00:00||4:57:53||48.18|
|Sheriff of Lentune||Unaffiliated||4:09:13||4:09:13||4:15:00||4:09:13||52.24|
|shezz||Caerleon Running club||4:22:00||4:22:00||4:22:00||47.68|
|Shonky||Salford Metropolitan AC, Knutsford Tri Club||2:59:40||3:14:43||3:14:43||64.25|
|shortnginger - runningfrommybelly||Nidd Valley Road Runners||4:04:46||4:24:09||4:00:00||4:24:09||47.31|
|shorty25||York Knavesmire Harriers||4:08:57||4:08:57||4:08:57||55.80|
|Should Av Run Quicker||Stockport Harriers & AC||2:45:46||2:53:52||3:15:00||2:53:52||74.27|
|Sick Note||Dorset Doddlers||4:30:36||4:30:36||4:30:36||50.05|
|SilverSlogger||Falkirk Victoria Harriers, Polmont Joggers||3:13:41||3:13:41||3:17:25||68.20|
|Slow Duck||100 Marathon Club, Dorking & Mole Valley AC||3:15:53||3:44:49||3:59:59||4:07:24||52.17|
|smifffie||Knowle and Dorridge Running Club||3:26:40||3:38:49||3:44:59||3:44:34||63.46|
|Smileygirlie||Birmingham Running, Athletics, & Triathlon Club (BRAT)||3:43:11||3:54:29||4:12:00||3:54:29||60.09|
|Smokin' Chi Monk||Unaffiliated||3:58:24||3:58:24||3:58:00||3:59:55||52.57|
|SODDING HILLS||Steel City Striders RC||4:21:00||4:21:00||4:21:00||52.98|
|SonnieSun||Woodstock Harriers AC||3:51:34||5:33:00||5:00:00||5:33:00||40.24|
|SPKoF||Long Eaton Running Club||3:11:40||3:16:20||3:16:20||63.66|
|Spooner Runs||Bexley AC||3:55:57||3:55:57||3:45:00||3:55:57||52.97|
|Spotty Dog||Newport & District RC, Newport Shropshire Cycling Club||4:24:21||5:33:31||6:00:00||5:33:31||37.47|
|stephenpond1968||Petts Wood Runners||2:58:30||4:17:24||4:17:24||49.32|
|SteveT||Hart Road Runners||2:49:53||2:49:53||2:57:00||2:57:46||73.86|
|stfc69||Southport Waterloo AC, New York Road Runners Club||3:55:39||4:35:24||4:45:42||47.96|
|stiggy||Northbrook AC, Coventry Triathletes||3:02:59||3:50:57||3:45:00||3:50:57||55.91|
|stone monkey||Swansea Harriers AC||2:42:08||2:51:00||2:51:00||73.09|
|streatham stroller||Herne Hill Harriers, Road Runners Club||3:45:29||3:45:29||3:29:59||3:45:29||58.72|
|Strider||Hercules Wimbledon AC||2:55:00|
|STUB||Vegetarian Cycling & AC||3:48:03||3:48:03||3:59:59||4:28:00||46.68|
|Sunbed Athlete||Cambuslang Harriers, Scottish Veteran Harriers Club||2:27:20||2:42:47||2:43:19||76.83|
|Super Kev||Buckingham and Stowe Running Club||3:03:45||3:03:45||3:15:00||3:03:45||68.02|
|superchip||White Horse Harriers AC||2:56:40||2:56:40||3:00:00||2:56:40||70.74|
|SuperSooks||Winchester & District AC||3:17:42||3:21:36||3:35:00||3:21:36||69.02|
|Tall Bloke||Bedford Harriers AC||3:39:41||3:42:26||3:45:00||3:42:26||61.09|
|Tall Dave||Mansfield Harriers & AC||3:23:01||3:58:11||3:58:11||58.03|
|Tarmac Runner||Cobra RC||3:44:59||3:44:59||3:45:00||3:44:59||56.43|
|Terry Vine||Vegetarian Cycling & AC||3:28:00||4:51:00||4:51:00||44.01|
|The Bat||Fell Runners Association||3:41:38||3:41:38||3:40:00||3:41:38||56.39|
|The Egg||Dunstable RRC||3:43:16||4:06:55||4:06:55||57.00|
|The Juicer||Todmorden Harriers & AC||3:52:55||4:10:10||4:13:00||4:10:10||57.80|
|The Lazy Jellyfish||Unaffiliated||5:00:10||5:00:10||5:00:10||45.48|
|The_Saint||San Domenico RC||3:38:42||3:40:36||3:45:00||58.35|
|ThePenkethRunner||West Cheshire AC, Warrington Running Club||3:59:53||5:28:58||5:28:58||37.97|
|therunningpostie||Skegness & District Running Club||3:29:07||4:13:03||4:25:00||4:13:03||55.97|
|tick follows tock||City Of York Athletics||2:35:04||2:54:52||2:59:00||2:59:02||73.68|
|Tiddly B||Ranelagh Harriers||3:26:40||2:59:59|
|TingTong||Exmouth Harriers AAC||2:56:32||2:56:32||2:59:00||2:56:32||71.44|
|Tino||North Shields Polytechnic AC||3:15:18||3:20:05||3:15:00||3:20:05||62.46|
|Tinywhitevan||Ackworth Road Runners & a.c., Go Veggie||6:04:41||6:04:41||6:04:41||38.64|
|toby||Thames Hare & Hounds||2:42:21||2:42:21||2:37:00||2:42:21||76.98|
|Toonie Express||Sleaford Town Runners, Toonie Express||3:01:17||3:20:30||3:20:30||63.32|
|TooTall||Aberdare Valley AAC||3:05:39||3:25:09||3:25:09||65.66|
|Torbay||Torbay Athletic Club and Torbay Tri Club||3:59:26||4:27:35||4:30:00||4:27:35||56.24|
|Touche Tortoise||Sutton-in-Ashfield Harriers & AC, Mansfield Triathlon Club||5:09:00||5:09:00||6:00:00||5:09:00||46.45|
|tramps||Saffron Striders RC||3:27:25||3:27:25||3:29:00||3:27:25||61.24|
|travelling man||Aberdare Valley AAC||3:02:45||3:05:43||3:05:43||72.50|
|TriCrawling||Sudbury Joggers, CMF||4:59:57||4:59:57||4:40:00||4:59:57||46.98|
|trigger2||Purple Patch Runners||5:28:52||5:28:52||5:28:52||43.01|
|trigger74||Reading Roadrunners, Watford Joggers||3:11:37||3:21:24||3:12:00||3:21:24||62.06|
|trumpton riots||Evesham Vale RC||4:05:00||4:24:09||3:59:59||4:24:09||48.88|
|Tuck in||Wrexham AAC||2:45:15||2:45:15||2:45:15||75.90|
|Tutu Much||Kirkstall Harriers||3:57:07||3:57:07||3:59:49||57.93|
|Twisted Blister||Plumstead Runners||3:36:34||4:21:01||4:21:01||53.46|
|TZ||100 Marathon Club, Winchester & District AC||2:39:36||2:43:23||3:00:00||2:55:12||71.34|
|Ultra Sparkly Bridget (USB)||Buckingham and Stowe Running Club||4:26:52||4:30:49||4:30:00||5:11:50||49.42|
|Ultraslow||Road Runners Club||3:01:10||3:18:03||3:18:03||63.65|
|Um Bongo||Sandhurst Joggers, Windle Valley Runners||3:54:49||3:54:49||3:54:49||57.87|
|Upminster Boy||Havering '90 Joggers||3:43:17||3:47:28||3:47:28||55.81|
|upsy daisy||Northbrook AC||6:00:53||6:00:53||6:30:00||6:00:53||40.41|
|VickyKnight||Wootton Road Runners||3:59:00|
|Vickyy||Long Eaton Running Club||3:55:05|
|viperman||Durham City Harriers & AC||3:22:53||4:03:20||4:03:20||57.32|
|Warndog||Thrift Green Trotters, West Australian Marathon Club||3:06:19||3:52:44||3:52:44||53.67|
|WarringtonRunner||Warrington Running Club||3:58:16||5:28:05||5:28:05||38.07|
|Wazelle||Dulwich Park Runners||6:18:22||6:24:45||6:24:00||6:24:45||41.56|
|WD40||Liss Runners, Portsmouth Triathletes||3:02:52||3:02:52||3:04:44||67.90|
|Welsh Alex||Port Talbot||3:11:55||3:15:11||3:15:00||3:15:11||65.61|
|wendy woo||Dunstable RRC||3:45:09||4:06:13||4:06:13||63.32|
|wil e coyote||Ayrodynamic Runners, Loudoun Runners AC||3:04:00||4:18:00||3:15:00||4:18:00||50.05|
|Windsurfin' Susie||Victory AC||3:15:18||3:15:18||3:14:59||3:15:18||79.88|
|WineRunner52||Road Runners Club||3:11:49||4:07:13||3:45:00||4:07:13||59.65|
|wobble legs||West Bromwich Harriers||2:48:31||2:48:31||2:45:00||2:48:31||76.00|
|WooDan||Black Pear Joggers||4:54:03||4:54:03||4:54:03||42.48|
|wookie||Tunbridge Wells Harriers||3:20:56||3:33:59||3:39:44||59.23|
|Wotsit||Black Pear Joggers||4:46:04||5:08:28||4:54:54||5:08:28||45.19|
|wozzlehunter||Portsmouth Joggers Club||2:59:47||3:11:51||3:17:08||70.15|
|Zippy 123||Sinfin RC, Derby City Council Running Club||4:08:27||4:16:35||4:20:00||4:16:35||48.69|
|♪♫ Synge ♪♫||Westbury Harriers||3:12:58||3:53:23||3:53:23||57.20|
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Based on 2 reviews
This was the ultimate race & WOW! I can't believe I actually done it. I was full of emotion most of the way round especially in sight of the finish line. I had a fantastic time & enjoyed every minute of it. What a brilliant atmosphere with the crowds of spectators willing us all on. I ran really comfortably all the way round & had rushes of adrenaline & excitement. This is a highlight of my life!
I'm Sonic. Huffah!
5 km 0:36:18
10 km 1:12:17
15 km 1:48:30
20 km 2:26:47
25 km 3:05:21
30 km 3:45:54
35 km 4:26:43
40 km 5:12:53
A new world of pain, eased by loveliness all the way round but especially at 13 and 22.
my first time at this distance so havent set myself a too high target..
Mixed feelings. I got the GFA time I was looking for, but didn't do myself justice at all. I felt totally dreadful from about 12 miles to 20 miles (Couldn't hold a 8 min/mile at 12 miles, yet my HM PB is 7.29 min/mile). Just felt sick and lethargic. Suddenly without warning at 20 miles I felt OK again, and sped up! It was a very similar thing to what happened at Rotterdam last year, then I put it down to the heat, but now i think it is more than that. Very weird. Anyway, will blog it later, its a big PB and a GFA, so am very happy about that!
Definite PB. Put your wife/girlfriend (if she is fit) on me cos I will be killing a sub 3. GO JOCK !!
got knee pain at 11 miles,ran the rest in a bit of pain,but beat my old time by 59 secs,and I was 9 years younger then, so not that bad;-)
3.53.35 !! PB!!
See blog or training log for detail
Championship Entry number 599. Feeling fit now but will I break myself by then ...
Wheels came off in the last 3 miles but overall pleased with that and hope to be back next year.
Impossible is Nothing
PB but absolutely gutted not to go under 3 hours. More or less on course (but struggled to hit 2:55 pace) until 21 miles when the wheels came off: legs just gave up the ghost and irrevocably slowed. Once the 3 hour slipped away I lost the will to fight the pain and had a few walks despite the screaming crowds. Gutted. Means I might have to do another one in Autumn. Result 1645 out of 34220
Longer report to follow, but the story of my 3:30 attempt ends with lots of pain and cramp.
I had a slowish start due to crowding, but soon got in to my stride to catch up the lost time gradually. Cutty Sark came up very quickly and easily. I got a stitch over Tower Bridge as I was getting all emotional (this is the moment that makes the FLM for me) and was swallowing rather than breathing air. An ambition of mine was to get to halfway before the leaders came past on the highway - I almost did it, ~50 metres short! I felt very good here and got to mile 16 feeling I could bang out the 8 minute miles with ease. In Canary Wharf, things started to happen. There were many factors in the downfall. I was having to weave and several people stopped right infront of me. On one occasion this caused a twang in my right hamstring - from then on it felt like it would cramp at amy moment. Legs became stiff, fatigued but fought on at 8:30 pace. Come mile 23/24 my leg felt like it was going to cramp at any second and had to run/walk. In the mall I had a chance of sub 3:40 so forced a sprint, except my hamstring finally gaveway, as did the other. I was on the floor in sight of the finish (and TV cameras) right in the centre of the grandstand area. I was helped up, cound could only manage a shuffle for the last 100m. For 3:41.25
Amazing. Had not trained nearly enough due to persistent injury, and was terrified of the distance when standing on the start line, but a brilliant experience. Despite blisters and pain and length of time it took me to get round, I loved it!
Lord only knows how I got round, but am now a World Record Holder!!!!!!!!!
I've predicted 3:20, would really like sub 3:15, but think a realistic time is probably about 3:25.
Sorry to all those who bet on me, I let you down. Missed my pb by 14 seconds - I should have used a watch. Felt good all the way up to 23 miles, but I was held up by loads of people most of the way around. I should have easily beat my pb and thought I would, but I miscalculated.
gutted must do more training
Deferred place from 2007. Please be ok hip!
I am so happy. I had the best day ever. Fetchpoint was awesome and mile 22 is just when you need them. Lovely sore legs, no hip problems. When can I do another one?
1st wish - thatI get rid of the dizziness and actually make it to the starting line
2nd - that I crack sub 3:45!!!!!!
Woo - Yeah!! I did it!! An awesome, awesome day. When I finally found a doctor to prescribe me something to conquer the dizziness back in January (eustachian tube disorder, in case anyone's interested) I threw myself into training with huge enthusiasm. Hence a much better prepared runner at Blackheath on Sunday. The dizziness stayed away, I paced myself and negative split and beat my PB by over 10 mins - and got myself a GFA time along the way. I LOVE running.
Well, 4 weeks prior I was up for a sub 3hr, but due to a calf injury, I spent the last 4wks in the pool running and swimming, so reviewed my predction to 3.15/3.20 hours.
it was hard from mile 14, my quads were burning, then when it went cold, I started to cramp up, so last few miles were murder, but got under 3.15, so well pleased considering the injury!!!
I am now rather sleepy but have a pb
Wow-wee what an excellent day. Really enjoyed race from start to finish, Tower Bridge awesome, seeing WJ (joy,eric,paul d) at 16 gave me a boost. Official time 4.45.02, incl pit stops so prefer my watch time 4.37.31. Could of pushed it more, perhaps too cautious. splits from 9.30 to 11. "Next time" will defo have more confidence. Thanks everyone for making it such a wicked day.
Try again for Sub 3:30 - problem is have tried that at 4 previous FLMs and come out with a best 3:51.....
Oh well, no 3:30, but a best ever FLM time...... reasons..
Mile 1 - For MUM Mile 10 - For MUM Mile 19 - For MUM
Mile 2 - For MUM Mile 11 - For MUM Mile 20 - For MUM
Mile 3 - For MUM Mile 12 - For MUM Mile 21 - For MUM
Mile 4 - For MUM Mile 13 - For MUM Mile 22 - For MUM
Mile 5 - For MUM Mile 14 - For MUM Mile 23 - For MUM
Mile 6 - For MUM Mile 15 - For MUM Mile 24 - For MUM
Mile 7 - For MUM Mile 16 - For MUM Mile 25 - For MUM
Mile 8 - For MUM Mile 17 - For MUM Mile 26 - For MUM
Mile 9 - For MUM Mile 18 - For MUM Mile .2 - For MUM
In a nutshell....... had a great day, the rain was caused by my tears I'm affraid, I cried so much today, but in a good way in rememberance for MUM.
Met so, so many people from RW and Fetch, the support teams weres so speacila at 17 and 22 mile points. Thanks to you all, you are so special.
Thanks for the hug at the end NN, i needed that support. Thanks to all, for making today a special day for me and MUM.
Stats for the day other than getting sun burnt in the first 10m.......!
10K - 49:54
20K - 1:40:46
Half - 1:46:15
30K - 2:33:13
40K - 3:31:59
Finish - 3:43:53
I am very happy with that, 5th FLM, best prior to this was 3:51, but still no PB or 3:30, there are other days and other Maras, today was for today and for MUM.
OK so now the training starts in earnest. Much better base than last year. I will NOT get injured and miss the key LSR. Let's do this thing!!!!
Smokin' Chi Monk
Sprint finish to make the time, but it was so worth it! Never give up!
I was pacing for around the 5 hour mark until about 20 miles. My legs were killing. The crowd were fantastic support.
What a great day.
Waved to Fetch Central at 12 and stopped briefly for JBs at 22.
Had lots left at the end but could not use it due to minor calf cramps.
Well pleased though, now I have a half reasonable time to aim at in Dublin!
Fetch Central was brilliant, well done guys.
Number 29868. Nice even splits. 5ks between 20:36 and 20:57 (7 of the 8 20:47-20:57) and slight negative split.
I'm happy with the time, hit half way in 1:22:40. Cannot believe I ran two even halves.
Sub2:45 would have been nice - next time!!!
4 hours 29 mins April 2007. Started training already as I really want to get the sub 4 hour
based on my GNR time, i'm feeling a bit more optimistic about my predicted marathon time.
Running for Rainbow Trust with Dr Death and Casper the Ghost.
Amazing day, ran with Casper all the way round. So proud of her for digging in over the last 6 miles when she was really struggling and finishing in an amazing time especially considering the amnount of injuries she had during training . Gutted for Death who had to stop 3 times when his knee gave way, but huge respect to him for battling on and finishing when a lot of people would have given up. Amazing crowds and atmosphere all the way round that bought a lump to my throat at times. The run in on birdcage walk was particularly emotional as it was the end of a long journey that started back in July last year when I started running and decided to enter. I will be back for more!! See Blog for more
wahoooooooo I can't believe i am really going to be doing my first marathon arghhhh!!!
I will be raising money for the Mental Health Foundation.
Great race atmos and the rest, although didn't feel too good running. Pleased with PB and feel like a sub 3 is possible given the right prep.
i have place through Anthony Nolan Trust and i predicted 4 hrs 15 but i want to get below it.Update: Had a great day was on for 3 hrs 50 until i got cramp between 21/22 miles so run/power walk to finish.
What a great day and thanks so very much to all at the Fetchpoint (sorry I didn't stop). Managed a PB, but only just. In fact I was in between my last PB and my predicted time.
I am pacing for RW as a 9 min*mile pacer, please contact me if you have any questions.
My 2nd marathon and first FLM. Can't wait. Aiming for sub 2:40. Had a painful stitch for the last 10km which slowed me from 2:43 pace. Still a PB and a good learning experience.
Running for The Blue Cross.
Who would have thought it. Me, running a marathon?
I want to do this one because I will need all of that fantastic support to get me round.
My starting point now is 11 miles. I can do it!
Aiming for under 5.5 hours.
note...now up to 15 miles, but very very slooooow
I had a great great run, loved every minute of it!!!
Running for VICTA
9 secs out, sorry guys, but 1hr15 off PB
Slower than intended, but yoiu know what ? I don't care, because I had a fantastic day. A thrill and a privilege to take part in such a great event.
Well. What a day. Beautiful, sunny morning, gor to Blackheath nice n early, got sorted etc. Due to various problems with Ian we started right at the back on pen 9 and took 12 mins to get through start. First 6 miles were great, then the wheels started to fall off. the first lot of rain reallt did for us - cold and wet, times slipped by 2 mins/mile and Ian's problems and subsiquent frequency of toilet stops became, in itself a problem. Great to see supporters all wearing Reading shirts opposite Fetchpoint 22 - did you see the flag? A good session around the ilse of Dogs and the rain came again and more cold and cramps set in. Relieved to get to Mile 22 for kisses and cuddles and half an Orange from group 7. Then onward - Ian collapsed with cramp at about mile 23 but after 10 mins of fantastic effort by St Johns Ambulance we set of at a slow shuffle/walking pace. Deadly slow but it was a question of finishing now...and we did. All safe and sound...RESULT. Thanks guys - sorry to those who lost their bets
My first Marathon!!!! Although will try to fit in one before this just to see how bad i'll be... me scared?! nah!!! jeepers...
Achieved GFA place and will be starting at Green Start
What a great day!
Was aiming for sub-3 and bang on target until 21 miles. Then cramp kicked in and it was struggle to the finish. Once I knew the sub-3 was gone I sort of lost the will to live and crawled home. Maybe it was the bug all week, maybe the rain through Docklands, maybe fuelling problems. Never mind, a 7 minutes PB and a GFA time again.
Training went well, revised target to 3:15, but all came together on the day for a 3:10!
Blew up last year in the heat, finished just under the 3hr mark.
Running for Guide Dogs for the Blind
Dave Heeley is a blind runner who is running 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 conternents, the last being the FLM.
If he can do that the least i can do is set myself a hard target and go for it!
went through 2miles in 17:30, 1:30 slower than wanted.
Should Av Run Quicker
Absolutely s***ing it and also looking forward to it in a sadistic sort of way as i didn't think I'd get in, ended up getting a club place. Never run more than 16.5 miles in my life so have upped the mileage considerably since December. Hope to go under 3.15 and get a GFA place, but on the day who knows what could go wrong.
**** UPDATE******way hay... really pleased with my first marathon time, everything went according to plan, cruised the 1st 13 miles, garmin packed up a 16 miles so didn't have a clue on pace but started to run quicker until 20, 20-24 my quads were in agony but was running quicker at 6.15-6.20 pace then 24 miles my right knee decides to pack up, hobbled for over a mile, and lost about a minute by putting in a 7.20, had 2 ibuprofen, dropped the 1st, then downed the second ibuprofen without water, mouth instantly dried up, at this point the crowd was keeping me going, luckily jonah caught me up and we picked up the pace again at 25.2, then sprinted the last 1km and finished with a smile.***
Job done (kinda!) Running a matathon on nearly no training is SILLY - don't do it!<br>
Having said that - it was a FANTASTIC day, and I really enjoyed it
Got Golden Bond Entry through Work Charity "Zurich Cares" which is a multitude of charities we look after Looking after animals, local homeless people, disabled children, cancer charities ect.
Bit nervous but I am so happy that I'm in and getting to do the Greatest Marathon in the world.
see blog for race report!
Felt great until 20m with 5k splits of 19.23 19.23 19.23 19.26 19.23 & 19.46 then quads became sore and slowed to 20.14 & 21.37. Back next year for a sixth attempt at -2.45
A thoroughly fantastic experience but ultimately a poor time for me. I was absolutely gutted to post this but at the 18mile mark my calfs would not stop cramping. I have never wanted to just give up as much as on that cold and wet afternoon knowing the time I had set for myself was quickly going down the swanny. I swore at the 23 mile mark I was never running a marathon again, but as the medal was hung around my neck I uttered the words "I'll be back!".
Sheriff of Lentune
FLM (my first marathon!!) Oh my god, that was a totally amazing experience!!!!! Very emotional. I didn't stop grinning for most of the first 18 miles. Started by running a mile & then walking a minute at each mile marker. Totally ran out of energy at about mile 20, so had a gel & some water & walked a bit.The last 6 miles were not to any plan at all - tried running 10 min chunks & walking 1, but this changed depending on how I was feeling. Wanted to enjoy my first marathon - not smash myself to pieces!!! Met a friend of my Mum's near the finish, so ran the last mile or so with him, which was fab. I loved (most of) the whole experience - all the bands, the crowds all the way but especially on the Embankment & the final mile, high-fiving the kids, the jelly babies from the Fetch gang, the jaffa cake & jelly babies from the Runner's World Gang! Very swollen & sore left knee afterwards, but otherwise feel pretty good. HURRAH! (Have entered my time as my watch time, cos I stopped it a couple of times when I stopped for the loo & to put my rain jacket on. Chip time was 06:07:12) (Splits: 5K-38:33 10K-1:18:38 15K-2:00:35 20K-2:42:16 Half-2:51 25K-3:24:11 30K-4:11 35K-4:57:19 40K-5:47:03 Finish-6:07:12)
fantastic day faded in last 4 miles but always in control of sub 3 hour time, will be back next, what a race.
1st Marathon of my life.
Happy I managed to finish although the time is disappointing. Need to train better next time and avoid being ill 10 days before the race!
I'm in - 13th London Marathon being run on the 13th - but I am not superstitious! UPDATE Slightly disappointed with time - hoping to break 4hrs. Well on target at 18 miles - but cramp from 20 miles. Note for next year more longer runs in training. As usual great crowds!
What a fantastic event this is. Thank you to the organisers and to all the volunteers at the start and finish, at drinks stations and along the route. Despite the rain we were elated, most of us - especially the Masai warriors I saw (but heard first) at about 4 miles in. You feel good partly because - unless you're very near the front or very near the back - you are with other runners the whole way. The blue start - along with the proper runners - was quicker than the red start I was at two years ago. What a shame you just see boards and scaffolding round the Cutty Sark - and how come running towards the Houses of Parliament at last they didn't seem to get any nearer? Has that sign reading '385 yards to go from here' always been on the course? I liked it anyway. As for my own performance: what an advert for the Jade Goody marathon-training programme. It was really, really tough from about 20 miles.
PB. Would have been better but for the last 3 and a bit miles.
Going for a pb here, fingers crossed I stay injury free and training goes well.
5 km 0:23:53
10 km 0:48:37
15 km 1:13:27
20 km 1:38:08
25 km 2:02:27
30 km 2:27:25
35 km 2:53:06
40 km 3:18:54
See Blog for Race Report
Well chuffed with the time considering i've just came off a 5 wk lay-off.Only had 3 wks training prior to Race day with 30 - 40 mins runs & only 1 big run which was 13 miles.
Got Championship Entry so the day started well with our own toilets/drinks/warm-up area.Headed on to the main road & the stewards marched us forward to the area where the Elite runners were warming-up just before the race start.Gun went off & set out @ 6 min miles pace & stuck to it quite well.Went thru 10 miles in 1hr,then 20 miles in 2.02 then finished with a 2.43:20.Cant complain a bit considering the state of my fitness was in.Definately going back next year hopefully fitter & stronger not on physically but mentally to & hope to have a better shot @ the AAA's C'ships.Superbly organised.The crowds espically over Tower Bridge were fantastic.That helped emensly.The other 3 lads i travelled down with ran 2.30,2.41 & 2.42.
11.46 - 2 miles
set of too quick but delighted with time
Best off reading the blog report, but in summary, a little gutted not to go under 3 hours (on target till 22 miles), but delighted with the PB.
brilliant day i enjoyed it more this year as i was plodding around rather than racing due to a bad year of inurys but was very pleased with my time
October: Have a good for age place for 08 (and 09), so am already setting my sights on this race. If I can get over this back / groin injury, I reckon I have good base fitness from this year to put in a big push for 08. 02:52 is realistic based on my half marathon times so will look to be training for this sort of time.
Update: 25/2/08: As I had so long off with injury, I am now training to see if I can pull off a sub 3 on less than optimal training like last year.
London Marathon - will put in a full report later. Suffice to say delighted with a three minute PB. The rain tried its best to stop me but I kept on going. Missed out on running my third straight negative split by 1 second! (1:27:05 out 1:27:06) but I guess you can call that even paced... Was always thinking the right leg, either the groin or the knee was going to go but it never did. Was hard work in the final couple of miles but still cannot complain in the slightest.
Ah crap so not quite my sub 3 then lol! I had bad stomach cramps from mile 8 and couldn't have any gel and had to stop taking drinks from mile 10, so felt like complete hell! I came so close to stopping but just thought as long as I finished under 3:12 it would be ok.
Beat my PB by 59 mins and 45 seconds!!!
i thought i had died
A disaster (see blog entry) sorry to all those who bet points on me!!
Aiming for 9.30/mile expecting the first few miles and last few miles to be a bit slower, and have also factored into this time a few stops to get fuel off supporter and fetchpoint.
Don't know how to feel after this one. This is the fastest I've run London but there's a vague sense of mild disappointment that it wasn't quicker. Didn't savour the freezing downpour and faded a little over the last 8 miles.
What a fabulous event though!
Outside chance of a sub 3 was not to be but a great first FLM experience and a PB so not too disappointed. Great support, probably the best of any big city marathon I have done. And of course, Fetchpoint, what stars - a big thank you to everyone involved.
I blame the hail! Was on target for a nice sub 4.30 til about mile 20 then the wheels fell off in the rain and hail stones!
Hopefully will do better next time...if I can get in!
Someone knocked my Garmin off in the first 2 miles so ran it just using the times at the mile markers
Hated the crowded course and the noise gave me a headache - I wanted to see what it was like to do a big marathon with lots of support, so now I've done it and confirmed I don't like it - I'll stick to small and friendly in the future. Sorry to everyone who bet one me - up to mile 17 I was a good bet, then I got stuck behind loads of slower people and weaved and weaved and then lost the will to live.
Looking for a step-up from Loch Ness - without THAT hill I should be able to keep things together.....update....ARG
In theory I should be quicker than in NY. Am going all out for a PB here, even dressed as Wonder Woman.
Gold aim is sub 5 hrs
Silver is sub 5:06( club standard award)
Bronze is sub 5:22
I got a 10 minute Pb, beat the Masasi Warriors , got interviewed on Tower Bridge and had an abosolute ball doing it.
Definitely recomment wearing a costume:-)
NOTHING.....BUT NOTHING can prepare first timers for the last 5m. My first words over the line were "never again" yet I've already entered for next year.
Highs - carnival atmosphere all the way around, people cheering you to get a move on, that long tunnel towards the end where you can walk and no one can encourage you to get a move on.
Lows - the 600m to go sign at the end. I saw the 800m to go and thought- yeah great...and then after I felt like I had done about two miles there is another sign saying 600m. Its then I realised that the last 800m is actualy 8 miles in diguise....pah!
Ran a very steady race as never tried 2 in a week before, finished quicker than paris so did a sort of negative split!
just check splits and i did indeed have a constant pace, only 1 sec difference for 1st and second 10k and 1 min for third and a couple for 4th
crowds were the best I have experienced
A great day, and legs OK today!
Watch time, Lost some time due to fall before 1ml then loo stop, Not a comfortable run from then on.
Runner Without a Clue
Tear to patella tendon pulls me out of my first marathon attempt
4s over, what can i say
buggered up at 23 miles double quad cramps lying on tarmac for 2.30mins, got back up but knew 3.15 chance had gone. Perfect race til then. Never mind. 33 min PB ain't bad for betters!
are we there yet?
I'm in - guaranteed with Help the Hospices though still waiting for ballot too. Really want to break 5 hours and complete it on 2 working legs rather than one shuffler and one duffer! Hope it's cooler than 2007!
2nd time - serious training starts after Xmas - ticking over at the moment. Defered from last year. Hope the knee holds up.
well the cheque cashed! would like to beat Dublin time but also want to enjoy the experience *** sorry to all those who bet on me. Found it tough going after the first rain and struggled with the sheer volume of other runners. Huge thanks to Tracey and Bungee for the company and of course Fetchpoint, family and friends for the support
Haven't trained for this at all, having spent the last 6 months running long distances up and down hills, training for the main event 3 weeks ago. However, I still reckon I might just be able to scrape a PB.
The acievement of a lifelong dream.
However I have a recurrent knee problem with inflammation of cartiledge and tendon being the main probllem. I am looking for 3 hours 45 min although anything under 4 hours would be great provided I run economically.
PB of 4 hours 55 mins set in the Shakespeare Marathon in May 2006.
Did not quite manage 3hr 45 due to a slow start due to sheer numbers but delighted to smash my PB and get under 4 hours.
An amazing fantastic day and a race that wilol never be bettered as a runner as this was an ambition fulfilled.
if i can get a bit of a good start i know im gona be on for a good time as ive set all my running up for this one
well it started great then turned cold after halfway and i got cramps ,,ah well still got a gfa time again..
What a fantastic day! Ran through almost every climate but despite getting runners trots and spendimg lots of time wairing for loos, I am very close to my predicted time. Said never again yesterday, now have just applied for next years.
Ultra Sparkly Bridget (USB)
Second marathon for me and I am going for a PB. UPDATE Sorry, it wasn't a good day. The gory details are in my blog.
I'm in Would like to improve on my 4:44:11 at Abingdon.
Got a GFA place! Fourth marathon - will attempt to match pb of 3 hrs 37 mins (help!) :-~ UPDATE: Had a fantastic race - managed to stick to 8 min miles throughout and bagged 3 hrs 27 mins 48 secs - a new PB.
I'd recommend anyone to walk through St James' Park early on race day when there's nobody about, as I did this morning - everything's set up and it evokes an eerie atmosphere of anticipation. The operation that lies behind this race is nothing short of brilliant and the atmosphere is totally stonking. I loved the Maasai Warriors, the high fives, the sweets, the personal encouragement (despite being referred to on some occasions by possibly dyslexic spectators as 'Gary', and, in one case, 'Gazza'!). I could have snogged the bloke who was giving out the Mars Bars around mile 19 and never want to see another Energy Gel in my entire life. Preparation was blighted by a calf injury but I managed to get round in almost an identical time as my only other FLM. Having sat down to write this, though, 7 hours later, I shall need help getting out of my chair and I'll require my bed moving downstairs. London Marathon: the pain aside, what's not to like?
In on the ballot, which is a surprise, but the fundraising should be easier! Good.
UPDATE: Spectacular hitting of wall didn't stop a pb, but splits are interesting. Can't work out why but I guess I just need to run another! At least I beat Gordon Ramsey!
All ready and raring to go now !
Have now got my Oatibix ready for the morning.
**** UPDATE ****
Went pretty much to plan - would have prefered 2 min quicker, but heh ho.
Enjoyed it all the way round this time, much more fun than last year
Thanks for all the bets and good wishes
very steady race. Almost did a negative split. No major drama. Just got harder and harder. but great crowd, great medal and great feeling.
Marathon #4 in the last 12 months. 1st time at London. Really really looking forward to it as its been an ambition to take part for over half my life.
First one so I think it will be a steady trot round. I will be enjoying this one so expect a big PB for Edinburgh
In, 2nd time lucky. Hopefully with more than no training I won't c*ck things up again. ***UPDATE*** well, managed to c*ck it up after all, topped off by cramp to end all cramps with 800m to go...
One of the best days of my life. Couldn't walk the next day and had massive blisters on one foot but I had a fantastic time!!!
really tough last 3 miles - legs cramped and could hardly run. Shuffled home. Disappointed with how it ended and how I wasn't able to enjoy the crowds in last 2 miles!
little brown bag
Amazing eace! Will def do it again someday. Loved every minute of it
This is my first Marathon and I am running for Evelina Children's Hospital Appeal as my Grandson will be going there to have his operations - the first one being 17th December 2007.
The link to my fundraising page is justgiving.com
Not sure what time I want to achieve at the mo - will see once into the training.
Loved every single minute of the day - awesome experience.
Last time I did 3:50 and to reduce that by 20 mins would be astonishing... but its a target
5 km 0:25:43 / 10 km 0:50:28 / 15 km 1:15:44 / 20 km 1:41:15 / half 1:46:49 / 25 km 2:06:59 / 30 km 2:33:21 / 35 km 3:00:08 / 40 km 3:29:44 / finish 3:41:33
All going to plan and hamstring started to hurt/contract around mile 23 and had to stop 3 times to stretch. It continued to be difficult but decided to put my head down, dig-in and focus on getting to the finish ... what - ever it took. So did not manage to get the target time of 3:35 but 3:41 this year is okay. Unfinished business. I'll be back.
Charity Gold Bond Entry
Would have settled for that before Paris but inevitably on the day thought 3:39 was on.
A great experience, crowds were amazing, a PB by a minute. But sub-3.40 was definitely achievable and I got my pacing wrong, doing 8min/miles for the first half...paid for it from 30-40kms.
All I can say at the moment is YEEEESSSSS!!!! I did it - just.
Thanks for all the bets (4000 points worth) they kept me going through all the pain of which there was lots.
full report later
This all depends on the early part of the year. Worst case should be a sub 2.45 but I admit I am thinking I can go quite a bit faster. Again I will report in nearer the time to update those betters out there.Confident I can run close to 6mm and I will be having a 1week PB.
Hating to sound down but 2.43.07(04 on the watch)
1.20.19 at half way (60 seconds lost to toilet)
2.03.20 at 20 miles (survived the rain but chest sore)
2.35.36 at 25 miles (slowed here for no reason just head gone)
2.43.07 (paced myself home to get a PB)
Knew early I could not run with Coro but thought 2.38 was still on. Race ruined with toilet break at 8miles which my head never really recovered from. Rain made me want to stop at Canary. All in all not happy with my head or my bladder.
Marvellous amount of rain but otherwise a good race.
PRE: After an enjoyable run but slightly dissapointing time for the FLM '07 I've got another chance at it this time providing I'm injury and bug free I would like to get a guaranteed entry for FLM '09. POST: Great run until 19 miles when I got a stitch which lasted until almost the end, only the 3rd stich I ever had, not nice had to stop to try to get rid, Still happy with the race until then and a chunk off my PB. 656 position overall, can't wait to book next year!
Casper The Ghost
I DONE IT ................. XXXXX
Did'nt know I was running with a chipped bone in my toe
very good day, started a touch too fast and slowed more than I would have liked during the second half. Weather very wet but good for keeping cool.
The FLM is truly a great race but, starting from were i did in pen 7 on the blue start was slightly horrendous. Far too many people going so slow and you were for ever chopping and changing pace just to get round people.
Never hit my intended plan of 9 minute miles so conceded and took my time, come mile 22 and my knees were so sore, i think those last four miles were the longest of my life. Bizarrely enough i did manage to sprint at the end. Very happy and emotional at the end ....
Hills of Death (HOD)
Went ok considering got the shites on the way round stopped of a couple of times. Gave Hendo and manly hug. Don't get any easier !See Trazza, Scooby Dave and Getting there run past me. Red tomato was in front of us went past her at 10 mile hopefully she's ok didn't see her again. (Maybe she past us when I nipped into the loo).
Fetchpoint excellent again. 16/17 miles it got tough don't it always dug in deep and got through other side. Wall of sound from Tower Hill till end got me there and then a bout of cramp at 800m to go. Grabbed some water from supporters they seemed to get the hump when I placed it on the pavement beside me. They did tell me to take it ! Felt good crossing the line
Woo hoo! After six tries over eight years I'm finally in!! Sooo delighted and very excited. Just not sure about whether to run it as a race or as a training run and go for a fast Edinburgh...
Post race update - WOO HOO!
Going great with Phal and C-cat until the wheels fell off at 15.
Fetchpoint dragged me through to a limping finish
wil e coyote
5th time of running FLM out of total of around 17. Training for sub 3:15 but would give me a shot in the arm to run close to my P.B.. We'll see.
Bang-on time to 16 when my knee ballooned up and stopped me dead!. Finished it hobbling in 4:18 but 2:03 to 16 and then 2:15 for 10 doesn't make happy reading.
Defo back next year and going to run Amsterdam In October. Physio on the injury ongoing.
3:29:59 is less of a prediction more what I am aiming for/need to qualify for Boston. Fingers crossed . . .
Mazza aka Fitso
Grim - enjoyed the first 6 miles but couldn't wait to finish and get home. Apart from the start when the sun was glorious, I was wet and cold the whole time. Right knee went halfway round. Spent a good 15 mins waiting for loos . By miles 18 my knee had gone completely and I couldn't even run - walk. Hobbled the last 8 miles in serious pain. Not many highlights for me, though I did see quite a lot of the Masai runners and a I had an unrequested leg massage from a very sweet old lady. Nearly an hour and a half slower than my last FLM. Never ever again - unless of course I get a place in the 2009 ballot .
paced pretty well for the sub 2'45. 1'21 first half, 1'24 for the second
I'm in on a club place, hoping to get below 3:45 this time. However, I've been through the wringer emotionally in the past couple of weeks, which will either spur me on or turn me into a quivering, teary mess, so who knows what time I'll end up with.
First marathon so prediction could be wildly out!!
Great race - ran out of energy at 21m and had to walk for a bit. 40mins quicker than last year and 30mins off my PB so can't complain too much!!
first ever marathon. just got picked out of the hat for a club place.
exactly what I wanted - sub4 :o) :o)
bliddy brilliant :o) loved it..... will be blogged later!
Ok, so I've got an entry. Yippee! I know my Amsterdam time was pretty slow, but there were extenuating circumstances. Let's hope it doesn't happen again!
Well, the race didn't quite go as planned. I had swollen glands on the day (get the excuses in early!) but felt ok to run. However my quads just gave up after about 15 miles. Don't know what happened. One minute they were fine, the next they just cramped up. I also had an extended toilet stop- some poor sod was in the lavvy for about 10 mins before me, clearly not a well puppy. Why do I always choose the wrong one to queue at?
Although I didn't reach my target time I'm hoping that the fact I got a PB will still get those people who bet on me some points!
My First Marathon.
Totally Injury Free for a change. Breezed through first 10 miles 15 mins ahead of 3.45 training plan, although i knew that i would be quicker than that. Docklands was dreary with the onset of rain, locked on to Girl with Winchester Vest from around 17 to 26 which helped me pace to the end. No Leg Pain yet, sure that wont take long!
Bring on Next year!!!
Great race thought I might complete a sub 4 after doing so well at Oakley. I was on target until mile 16 got to 20 miles and realised I was six minutes off my Oakley time. Decided no matter what I was going to really enjoy it and not hang myself up on my time. Also was determined not to walk a single step although I am sure the last few miles I could walked quicker than I ran in normal circumstances. My splits were:
Sorry to anyone who bet on me... but HUGE thanks to everyone who turned up to support.<br />
In short.... I had fun :-)<br />
Spent the hour in the toilet before the race (I probably won the smelliest toilet of the day)<br />
Then off for the race start...<br />
First couple of miles were slow (almost 9 minutes for the first one) but lots of excellent for conversation - met so many people I knew :-)<br />
Then picked the speed up.... by the time I got to Cutty Sark I was in 7:30 min/mile territory.<br />
Ran with clubmate for a while... then just before Tower Bridge down came the rain and the wind too. It was horrid.<br />
Passed Fetch supporters - gave them a good Flash :-)<br />
Then ran with Running Bhoy - he's a loud nutter... and was supposed to be with a nine minute mile crowd... whereas we went past half way in 1:41:46 - which is 7:46 average... nutter<br />
Carried on into Docklands in the rain - felt odd goin gthe wrong way around (last time I ran FLM the route was reversed and the cobbles were still there).<br />
The mudchute cheer was lovely - I like the pirate lot.<br />
Then Shiraz was there... she briefly joined in but she couldn't keep up with me :-)<br />
Then the legs were tired but I knew there were only 8 miles to go....<br />
Dug in... pushed forwards... one mile at a time.... Pit Stop Crew cheered me up in Docklands (Docklands seemed quieter than it was 3 years ago)<br />
Back through Fetchpoint and lots of high fives - trying to cheer them up in the rain!<br />
Then just four miles to go.... four miles... four bl@@dy miles...<br />
Counting down through the miles... overtaking one person at a time.... and getting overtaken occasionally too...<br />
Then the embankment... the site of big ben... the club support crew just before 25 miles... then push... push... push...<br />
And the legs were screaming and I struggled to maintain 8 minute miles... but people who've seen me said I looked comfortable?! And I looked for JD in the crowd (most years he's normally holding a cow bell at Whitehall) but he wasn't there... so instead I just count down the yards...<br />
And then birdcage walk... and then the site of the palace... and the signs go from 800 to 600 to 400...<br />
And I don't sprint... instead I run tall and cheer and clap the crowd.<br />
Cross the line - smile for the cameras... slow to a walk... then later stop my watch... cool, calm, sophisticated ;-)<br />
Really I quite enjoyed FLM <br />
- the preparation wasn't so good - the cold and skiing in December, the niggle in January, then work getting in the way... and those three marathons/ultras in the last 5 weeks...<br />
- but the race was good<br />
- and I'm happy with my time<br />
- and there were so many other people with so much to celebrate<br />
- and I know how to get faster :-)<br />
- and life's worth enjoying<br />
Would be content with 4:30, pleased with 4:15 & delighted with sub 4:00.
5 km 0:29:57
10 km 0:58:31
15 km 1:26:04
20 km 1:52:47
25 km 2:20:01
30 km 2:47:21
35 km 3:16:04
40 km 3:46:25
ROBERT WILSON 2.56
PHIL RUSSELL 3.11
ROBERT DOLAN 3.14.30
ROBERT DOLAN JNR 3.21.09
MICHEAL FOLLAN 3.30
IAN RANKIN 4.56
A PB What a brilliant day! Maybe try for this one again
Club place. Still hoping for sub-4. Don't have a training plan, and am going to be travelling a lot with work in the next few weeks, so need to focus. [April] ALthough travel has eaten into my training plans, my speed seems to be about right and I've done ok in my long runs. All down to conditions on the day now.
My first marathon so who knows how it will go!
looking for a good for age time of 3:15, but from experience there is little chance at FLM.
was on for 3:15 by about 13 miles but tightened up because of cold from rain. great day out, enjoyed it more than the previous FLM's. happy to get a PB. great support from all, great to see the Fetchie group watching
Sorry folks it just wasnt going to be my day
Thanks to all who bet on me - took nearly 40 minutes off my PB! Hurray!
All i have to do is average under 12:12 min miles and i'll pb, training has gone better than the last time
UPDATE - Found it hard, very congested but its a pb
Too tired to write too much, on target for sub 3.30 until about 23, then had real problems in mile 26 with quads, hammies and calf's and had to walk a chunk and finished the last 1.2m in 9.30 so blew it !!
the plan is 3.15 but having blown up in Rome a month ago 3.20 is more likely.
On course for 3,12 at 19 miles but wheels fell off dramatically in last 6, think lack of fitness from missing most of february took its toll, but still chuffed with finishing and enjoyed the run. 1.34(13), 2.26(20) last 6 in 55 mins - aagh.
Training has been really hit and miss, no consistancy, so god knows how I'll do on the day. Weather looks like it could be iffy, at least it should be cool!
Just sneaked in a PB by 7 secs.
brilliant run. Felt great the whole way round. great pace, thought i was going to break 4hrs for my first ever marathon but at least i have something to aim for next time. Yes, i did say next time! :0)
a pb for me
One of the best days of my life. A truly amazing experience! Proud of my time; where do I sign up to beat it?!?!?!?
My poor knees...
Awesome awesome day. You can't describe it. I will do this again I hope. Have entered the ballot for next year already. Amazing day. Amazing course. Amazing support. Crossed the line with tears in my eyes, but not through pain: anyone else do that?
First ever marathon ,runnnig for MenCap, and so far I am looking forward to it (is that normal!?)
Anyway, the time I have predicted is what I'd like to do, but anything less than 4 hours (or am I being too optimistic?) would be a good result!!
Good luck to everyone else doing this run as well.
And as usual, any tips or advice would be great.
Hoping to crack 2:45.** Update. Realised early on that 2:45 was not going to happen, so set about secondary target of 2:50. Was on track until beyond 30K but pace slowed. Managed to pick it up again over last 2M, but had left myself too much to do. Still a PB by over 3 min so really pleased for that.
I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!
Only 42 seconds behind Ramsey aswell!!!
brilliant ... brilliant....brilliant... fantastic day, superb event
Pb by 5 secs
wow! my 4th but so many people in such a small amount of space!! serious negative split... kept with phal all the way and met quite a few fetc hie types along the way (including TrumptonRiots 6-16 miles, homer 22 miles) Thanks for all the support (22 mile point was spot on!) sorry to those who bet but it was just too crowded to go for it this time!?
Splits: 5 km 0:29:07; 10 km 0:56:49; 15 km 1:24:37; 20 km 1:51:54; half 1:58:00; 25 km 2:19:38; 30 km 2:47:39; 35 km 3:15:22; 40 km 3:42:48; finish 3:54:22
Position (overall) 9758; Position (gender) 1437 ; Position (age group) 297 :D
Training has gone pretty well, we did a LSR of 20m on 30/3 in 3.24, which gives a Fetch prediction of 4.31, so fingers crossed.
OK - as predicted, no PB. Was doing well until mile 24, then I let the gremlins get in and I dared to walk through the tunnel. But the legs were fine and I have to admit to recovering very quickly afterwards. So bring it on next year and this time I\'ll stay injury free and get that sub 3.30 time!
My first marathon - running for Demelza Hospice Care for Children. Absolutely terrified and excited in equal measure.
One of the most fantastic experiences of my life, even if the time wasn't brilliant. Loved every minute of it. xxx
Looking to break 3:15 at the 4th time of asking. Please let it be cooler than last year.
Sub 4 next year...or better!!!
How much fun was that!
hard - and wet!
Had a fantastic day, what an atmosphere. Crowds were fantastic even in the rain. I made it to 22 miles looking forward to Fetch point but wheels came off at 23 mile. Had a little walk and a drink, then gritted teeth to run / jog / hobble last couple of miles. Classic encouragement heading towards the Mall from some Army PT type guy in the crowd '' come on you tosspots its only a road run get going'' brilliant. Never felt so bad during a run before, cold, wet, legs cramping but all forgotten as soon as crossed the line. Was chanting never again over last few miles, now thinking mmmm plenty of room for improvement with a bit more structured training .... who says running isn't adictive
Stuck in traffic until 15k then managed to up the pace a little but didn't want to exceed my original goal pace to avoid the dreaded wall. Managed over a 2 minutes a negative split which was unexpected, but torq gels and frequent water stops meant I had enough energy to put my best kms splits for both 40 and 41! Ran in just behind James Cracknell so got on tellky too (he had a 1 minute head start).
Wasn't a PB. Was a medium best; have done 6.18 and 6.28 previously. Oh dear.....
Think I had an asthma attack. Couldn't breathe going round Canary Wharf. I did some 17 minute miles!!!!
Quads really hurt after 16 miles and felt cramps in calfs - but just kept going and got a PB -
Hoping to get around relatively comfortably - sub 4 hrs will be a bonus but not the main objective
Training has been going well - target revised
Bit disappointed with the time. Sure if I had a 'straight run' at the course could have got under 3.45, but didn't allow enough for the congestion. Will know better for next?? time. See training log for splits
5 km 0:27:07
10 km 0:53:02
15 km 1:19:30
20 km 1:45:44
25 km 2:11:59
30 km 2:39:44
35 km 3:08:24
40 km 3:38:10
As a race , not brill as when you start at the back like me you have no chance of running in a straight line. as and overall event, absolutely Fantastic, love every mile (except last 2 - Struggled), would I do it again, yes, like a shot.
FLM for the first time ever, looking forward to it as it is the one I have always wanted to run. Got fairly last minute charity place with SIA so the training was more in line for a sub 3:15 in June, not sure I will be ready in time for this in 9 weeks, so I think I will relax and enjoy the scenery and go about 3:25
On the day it all went well so nice new PB
I was shattered, cold, but loved it! Legs paying the price now!
Had a bit of an issue with my right hamstrings and later my quads and slowed down to a slow pace not long after half way, still as always an amazing run very well supported despite the rain.
Would love to PB here BUT its my first FLM and with the crowds know it will be A LOT slower to get into a steady pace at start!! So not expecting anything, am planning on enjoying the atmosphere and then going for a PB at Edinburgh 6 wks later!
Great atmoshere...not so keen on the cold rain after Bermondsey...got well and truly wet through, had to stop near Canary Wharf...Miles 12-17 were my worst due to socks being saturated...pulled them off wrang them out and put plasters on...got on with it!! Luckily the sun came back out and I got back into the swing of it...end not too bad at all! Didn't do prediction but def happy to come in under 4
Redeemed myself after my last marathon nightmare! A little off predicted time but happy anyway.
A great event with marvellous support all the way round. Special thanks to the fetchies with jelly babies at Mile 22. Really pleased with my time, and got to the half way point in time to see the leaders coming back in the opposite direction, so I felt that I was in the same race!
First ever marathon and hope to get under 4 hours am training with the sub 3.45 plan, so who knows.
1st half 74.19, 2nd half 73.54. A tad slower than expected but weather turned carp from about 17M onwards but happy to neg split and pick up pace even though it was hurting. ~30 min pb.
Pleased with PB, what I expected to do
Missed by 18secs. Not a disaster by any means, but does it get me a championship place? Pleased with my time though.
Started at the blue start at the back of Pen 7. I wanted to do 9 minute mile pace but there were so many runners in front that it was totally impossible. Ended up being forced to run at the pace of the surrounding people and just overtaking when any little gaps came up. Went through 20 miles 13 minutes slower than the time I ran it in a smaller race last month.
Felt fine up until 18/19 miles when things started going wrong. I think I hit something of 'the wall', just lost my energy and my pace dropped, which was annoying because for the first time in the race there was a bit of space in the field. Did last miles 20-25 as a mixture of run/walk but ran all of last mile and finished in the rain in 4:20.
The organisation of the event was excellent but the crowded field and narrow roads meant I didn't feel I did myself justice. If I do another marathon it will be somewhere else.
very slow start - struggle last 10k
The first 6 miles were slow and difficult to get my pace, felt good from mile 9 to 20, started to struggle and walked for a mile from about mile 22/23.
Struggled from around 15m toady, Beders kept me going to eventually get a PB, Yeay!!
Really struggled in the last 7 miles! On target for 3:16 before that. Not too bad though considering I nearly had to pull out with a chest infection.
I had a blast. Sub4 lost with the go/slow through canry warf. Just couldn't pull it back. A Pb and the time of my life made up for it though. What a great day.
Pulled muscle at about 12 miles, had to therefore walk from 18th mile.
I ran all the way, didn't walk once, not even at the water stations!!!
Still not entirely sure what went right... think Sarah L's inspirational Paris blogs might have had something to do with it. Last two miles did hurt but managed to maintain an even pace aroudn 9mm, but didn't believe I would go sub-4 until mile 25 which I passed at 3:43, so from somewhere I managed to find one last can of whoop ass
Well the month lost took it's toll, but happy it finish with no dramas.
Ran a great race to 18 miles - was a bit slower than target prob looking at a 4:00hr race but at the 18 mile mark i cramped up physically painful but mentally devasted. So frustrating as i could run about a 100 yards then cramp walk and run walk and run etc. for 9 miles. Couldnt even stretch cos the opposing muscle group hamstrings/quads would cramp!!!! GRRRRRR!!!
well was on for a sub 4 hrs till 20 miles which I got to in 3 hrs 1 min then for the next 3 miles suffered badly and lost all my saved up time. Last 10km took 63 min compared to the 1st 10k 53 min. Last 2 mile i really enjoyed and felt great.
First ever Marathon... never honestly believed I'd make it this far.. very nervous
I did it! (ad infinitum) Hands down the best experience of my life
training going well, running at sub marathon pace for last few miles of long runs
Not best conditions, very warm first half, drenched and cold second with warm finish. still very proud of my effort and happy overall.
Had an absolute nightmare. Was on track for a 3:45 up to mile 14 when I had bad stomach cramps. I then visited nearly every portaloo from that point on! Was so empty that my body gave up on me and I got cramp in my calves and hamstrings every time I tried to run again. Ran til I got cramp, then walked a bit then run again until the cramp came back for the last 7 miles.
First and probably last attempt at Marathon, just want to finish with a smile...
My first marathon, great experience had hopes for a sub 4 but still pleased with my time.
My Garmin died on the start line so I had no idea of pace. Ran the middle 10m too hard and suffered in the final 4m. Might have gained a few mins...........
Mile 11 felt very light headed ate chocs and jelly beans to bring sugar levels back up which helped.
Hernia popped out twice second half of race which lost me a total of 8 mins as I struggled to pop it back in
First marathon. God knows what will happen . Anything under 4 hours I'll be happy with ******* without doubt the hardest thing I have ever done....and one of the most enjoyable. Was on for 3.45 until 16 miles then it all went wrong. Never mind. Happy with time. Better report to follow.
3:59:16 in 2006 and am determined to do 3:30 or as near as possible.
Might have to adjust my finish time due to small tear in achilles on the 16th march no running till london.Am still gonna go for 3 :30 though .
YAHOO with 4 weeks of no running a pb . Was going well until 17 miles when the calves started hurting badly so slowed down and enjoyed the last 9.
I only got a last minute marathon place mid February and therefore time is limited to two months marathon training and also this will be my first marathon. As a result there's no pressure in terms of an expected time.
**update** - note to self, never run again with an injury! Knee was twinging from 3 miles and the it wouldn't allow me to go any quicker than 8.45 - 9min miles. Did the 1st half in 1:57 then it was downhill from there as 2nd half was 20 mins slower than the 1st. This was the hardest and most frustrating race I have ever done! I did enjoy the atmosphere and the day, but I can't wait to do another marathon not carrying a time stretching injury.
Not much for the weather, felt really good up to about 15 miles then tired old legs began to tell! Still, 6 minutes gives me something to aim for next time!
Really pleased. I'm sure the "5 long runs = 100 miles" strategy paid off, in terms of confidence over the last 6 miles and post-race condition.
tick follows tock
first time out at london been trying for 4 years so looking forward to his one, I am going to crack 3 hours this time out fingers crossed.
Have been forced to miss 8 weeks of training prior to FLM so have had to defer till next year
My first FLM. So just going to enjoy the whole experience.
Got a ballot entry but decided to run for The Prostate Cancer Charity to make the run worthwhile.
A charity close to my heart.
Woke with a really bad stomach & spent a total of over forty minutes in loo queues around the course.
25 minutes in one queue alone.Gave up on a decent finishing time & stopped to chat & have photos taken with friends & family in the latter stages.
well here\'s hoping that i have a strong ankle on the day and i can give it my all!! either way i\'m finishing!
Pleased with my result. Here is my pace for the marathon. 5km: 9:56, 10K: 10:17, 15K 10:13, 20K 9:53, H: 9:49, 25K 10:01, 30K 10:36 35K 11:32, 40K 11:46, Finish 11:51.
This is a PB for me, 15 minutes faster than my previous best at FLM in 2006. I was aiming for sub 3h15 and was always a bit ahead of the pace. At 35kms (2h37 on the clock) I felt I had the 3h15 pretty much in the bag and didn’t want to blow it, so eased of a bit and settled into an 8min/ml pace. The last 3 miles were pretty tough and I did get progressively slower through fatigue but always had enough minutes to spare.
I feel in remarkably good shape this morning. My legs are a bit stiff and my toes blistered but nothing like the day after previous marathons.
I ran ALL THE WAY!! Really pleased, as I hoped for sub 5, really hoped for sub 4:50, and to manage to run all the way, so a fantastic result for me. Previous FLM in 2006 took me 5:32:34.
1998 3hr 44 min
2001 3hr 29 min
2008 3hr 25 min!!!
Wheels fell off at 20 miles, don't know why, conditions were great. Was starting to get a cold on Saturday which probably didn't help.
it was very hard,could not get going as to many bodiesto keep running round.But it was a great day.
Neil E Dunnin
Enjoy. Finish. Leave plenty in the tank.
Ticked the box!
Original aim was to get sub-3hr done and dusted ( 3:07 in 2006) but training has gone very well and am considering a very ambitious 2:45. Still not sure though as I don't want to blow up and end up doing a 3:30!!
Bath Half results have just put 2:45 well and truely on the cards!!
Perfect race, even balance with a 1:17:56 first 1/2 followed by a 1:17:30. Really chuffed!!
Jogged round with a sore foot and ankle. Went through halfway in 1:23 and thought sub 2:50 should be possible, but then felt pretty rubbish in the 2nd half and struggled to get just under 2:55, with flashes of cramp if I tried to go any faster.
Had a great run, felt strong and didn't cramp up or suffer too much discomfort
shortnginger - runningfrommybelly
will be trying my hardest for 4 hrs but training has been sporadic in the latter stages due to niggles and life!
What a race! I loved every minute and really appreciated the support from Hendo, Bennie and everyone else at Fetchpoint. An awesome experience! x
Ten days notice of this one. Bit worried that that there might not be many other runners or spectators. Can't see many people wanting to run on a Sunday morning ! How will I cope with the hills and the boggy bits ? Must remember my compass and other fell running gear. *Update* Wasn't aiming for any particular time, but very pleased to improve my pb by 11min. The Fetchpoint was amazing. See blog for more...
Aaarrgghh!!! This is my first ever marathon and I'm bricking it to be polite but kind of looking forward to it too. Doing it on my own so nice to know there will be other fellow fetchies there!!! (Ok I know there are thousands of others, but you know what I mean!!):o)
Prof Disco Dean
Was doing well at 18 and my knee packed in so had to almost walk last 8. entered again for next year!
Running in a bond place for Wellchild. 3rd London Mara.
Horribly cold, hot, rainy, windy, cold, rainy, haily, rainy - but still a great time!
Terrible time and felt fairly rubbish throughout - probably as a result of the Muse gig I'd been to the night before.
Roll on 2009!!!
Splits: 9.58 9.13 9.45 9.05 9.36 10.19 10.33 9.55 10.07 10.15 10.05 10.28 10.22 10.18 10.17 11.19 10.52 10.53 11.38 13.27 12.21 11.36 12.46 13.41 13.30 11.59 2.21
Have been following the sub 3:30 race plan but as this is my very first marathon I have no idea if the conditions will allow this kind of time (for me). I'll be well happy if I can come close to 3.45.
Was in pen 6 so didn't get the best of starts so had some making up to do, knew at this point that I wouldn't get much better than 3.45, anyway, managed to make up some time and was looking good for 3.45. Was really enjoying the atmosphere and the supporters were great. I heard lots of people calling my name, they probably weren't all for me as 'Dave' is quite a common name but to me, they were all shouting for me. Things went wrong at 18 miles, my left knee packed up and I saw 3.45 start do fade. Now with sub 4 on my mind I was determined not to walk and managed to make it in with just under 5 minutes to spare. Over all a fantastic day I will always remember and has made me more determind to crack 3.45.
My first attempt at a Marathon. Don't know what to expect really.
Running for Leukaemia Research.
Sorry for anyone who bet on me - i was out by nearly 2 mins! I did run nearly miles according to my garmin though
Run it in 2006 started rubbish no idea
this time i'm ready
This is the second time i've picked up an injury during the 2 weeks before London - this time it was my ankle. I ran the entire race in pain, so would like to think I could do a bit better with 2 good legs.
new pb. woo hoo
Apologies to all those who placed bets on me, dipped out by 12 minutes!
Very very slow start - over 12 mins for first mile. Ground to a halt several times due to the congested streets, walked by the Cutty Sark... so by mile 6 came along I was 8 mins behind schedule!
Decided just to stick to a steady jog, got around comfortably without any hiccups. Felt comfortable all the way round. Now I'm thinking of doing the Berlin marathon (supposed to be flat and fast!)
not built for speed
ooops...not as planned. stuck to pace for 10 miles, although my garmin said the pacer was going 30sec a mile faster than he should have been! started having chest pain about 10M so took it easy from there on.... still a pb by 3 mins but definitely not what i had planned!!
Might be a bit tired from the 48 hour treadmill relay!
Was hoping and on target for quicker by the rain really got to me but PB by 7 seconds. Also got stitch just before the rain after swallowing a gel too quickly. Overall I think I lost about a minute due to those two issues. One good / bad point was how strong I was at the finish suggesting I can go quick but didn't get everything out of the tank on the day. Really please though with the PB and how I kept concentration despite the external factors, proved the previous sub 2:45 was no fluke and combined with the lessons from last year and this year hope for sub 2:40 soon.
That's as close in front of the average for my age as I can get!
Came in just outside our aim due to a long loo stop!
wow!cant believe my time,43mins faster than last year,really enjoyed it,much more than last year.
1:46 Half Way; 1:42 (20 mile)
Poor training - 6 weeks off with knee probs just before the taper.
Aiming to beat last year's modest 3:31
great first 20 miles but felt hideously sick for last 6 miles. Dug in deep with help from my friend, Sylv....bless her! Thanks to my supporters...Mom and my brother (Grumpy Fella!) and Karen... And Yes, have entered on line for next year today!!!!
Gonna have a ball, only keeping half an eye on the time, but should be able to get close to the sub 3.45 target. First ever mara, so a pb regardless. Can't wait.UPDATE: Tremendous day, unbelievable crowds, perfectly paced for 3:43 exactly, a comfy 2 mins under target.
Well my 2nd time and it didn't disappoint. Set off slow and steady as usual didn't enjoy the rain too much as was soaked and a bit cold but then weather brightened up, had set myself targets to reach CUTTY SARK, TOWER BRIDGE, BIG BEN & the FINISH LINE. I absolutely LOVE Tower Bridge the crowds were brilliant along here having your name on your vest is a MUST the crowd keep you going. EMBANKMENT felt special again and the crowds along here are phenomenal they make your tired legs perk up and made me SMILE a bigger smile than my picture !! Aside from a bit of cramp in my left leg and slight stitch & stomach cramps l felt fine. How lovely to see Big Ben again and here l was determined to dig in as l saw a sign that said 600 metres to go l felt really happy and eventually l saw a sign that said 385 yards to go and that was a lovely sight to see and l ran quite well ( l thought so anyway ) through the middle entrance and lifted my arms high. As l was given my medal l got a bit tearful as l couldn't quite believe l had run my 2nd marathon. The medal was special , l was HAPPY & l felt GREAT.
Found it quite easy, but promised to run with girlfriend who struggled for last 9miles. Will definately do a marathon again because I'm pretty sure I can do under 4 hours
Rained for half an hour in the middle of the race, and whilst it did so I ran my best split time. Great day out again.
Started really well, had a bad spell between 15 and 20. Needed a loo stop which did not help either. But hooked and entered for next year.
A GREAT DAY, fantastic suport from the crowds. The rain was a nice addition at 14 miles, nice to be cooled down as the showers on route where pretty usless, WELL DON ALL WHO RAN
Keep On Running
Perfect race :O)
Incredible atmosphere! Very happy with my time considering and I didnt have any knee trouble!! Only lost the chance of a sub 3hr after the really cold rain killed my legs, never really got my pace back after that rain. Sub 3hr next year well you never know!!
felt really comfortable until mile 18 with my mile splits being consistent. from 18 onward it really kicked in - could have used the gel i dropped at that point. as always, great atmosphere - the crowds are the best in the world!
Hard. I wanted under 3 and I got it.
Milf De Filer
Nightmare! Ran out of energy by 10miles, kept going until 20, then walked 3miles... terrible failure.
Fantastic day. Crowds were awesome throughout and really picked me up when it hurt. Met the family at 14 and 21, which was another pick up. Really happy with time after 6 weeks out with a torn calf and only resumed training 2 weeks before the event. Only one gripe - when are they going to sort out a decent medal? I've completed 6 marathons now and every other medal looks the part. I know it doesn't matter, but............ Hoping to run Halstead Marathon in May.
Can't believe it
after training like mad and blowing up in the heat last year in 4.16, have strugled with plantar fasciitis in left heel for virtually the whole year so very limited long runs and speed work so was just hoping to get round. Set off nice and steady and had my most enjoyable run ever, ran round with a running mate hoping to get a PB and stayed with her when she started to struggle around 16 miles. Felt great all the way round, legs were fine and got in 8 minutes faster than last year in 4.08, what happened ?? will try the jog approach next year, never finished a marathon feeling so good !!
What can I say, just a fantastic race!!!
My only aim for the race was to beat my 2004 pb of 4.59.12 so can't argue about the outcome. Really enjoyed myself, which I wasn't expecting, and felt really strong for the first 20 miles. Have sworn that I will not do another marathon until I can do 10k in under 40 mins.
Ran better than Dublin but actually measured 26.78 on the Garmin having to weave in and out of the crowds,would have run predicted time if i could have started further up the field.
Not a great time, but had diarrhoea! But wAnt to do a marathon again
more training required
Once again it was time to don the white jumpsuit & gold rimmed glasses & once again run as the King
The crowd support on the streets of london was amazing even when the rain came - they just put up their brolleys I must have uttered the famous words "thank you very much" over 500 times - everyone was screaming Elvis or Elvis we love you etc.... i even sang requests from other runners as i went round.
I surprised myself by adding another sub 3 hours 45 mins to my years time, i had really found some form after some average or slow times from Nov - Jan.
the medal was almost identical to last years - looking forward to 2010 when the race will be sponsored by virgin, might get some interested looks wearing a medal around my neck stating "Virgin" !!
the t-shirt was a white wicking one with a race number style design on the front stating "finisher" quite nice & a better quality than the previous year.
I was able to raise £1250 for guide dogs for the blind
Have entered agian for 2009, but if i don't get in through the ballot i will either do Krakow that day or head back to Rotterdam, there's nothing to compare to London.
I really should do more training. Doing a marathon on the back of a couple of 14 milers and the rest averaging 15 miles a week just isn't enough
Hoping for a better time. Did Loch Ness in 3:45.
injured myself halfway round must train next time
First ever race, first ever marathon! Amazing atmosphere. Dedicated to Sarah, but also Mum and Grandad (I love and miss all of you). So pleased to get round with hardly any training. Furthest I ran whilst training was 7 miles and didn't do more than a dozen training runs. Next time I want to do it properly. Thank you to everyone who came to support me and the rest of the crowd.
rain rain and more rain, blisters and hail!
cant wait to do next year and get sub 5!
Left knee became v.painful at mile 12. Very painful to bend knee, tried to run a little chi / lighter.
Right knee became m.painful at mile 23 (compensatory).
Afterwards the left knee recovered in a few weeks, but the right took about 6 weeks.
Before both knee generally re-occured during the GBR.
Given another 6weeks, then low to moderate training for 4weeks the have recovered fully.
Decent 1st half but went downhill after 16miles when it started to rain and got very cold.
hard work training, but actually really enjoyed the race
First time I've run this after years of trying to get in. Worth the wait if only for the fantastic crowd support ! Very pleased with my time since it's been a few years since I ran a full marathon. Can honestly say that the hassle getting to and from London was worth every penny !
Perfect Race never had any problems. Ran with Carl till 19.5 then he faded, but continued to break 3 hrs
As I only put in around 400 miles of training was not expecting a sub 3:15
cold with 2 heavy downpours
will report t some point.
OMG - it's a BQ. Now I'll have to do it - my wife has issued instructions saying that I will probably never qualify again so I must do it.
bit of a struggle to be honest - fading badly at the end
I'm not running with an Army Bergen again!
i got badly injured with my ITB BAND at the 18 mile point and i had to hop and walk to the finish.
i was never going drop out of this race, had to finish and get my medal..
Came in 5 minutes over, but loved it.
Mile Eater Mitch
Ran a real conservative race with a massive negative split.
My first marathon, loved/hated it!?
First marathon, what a killer but where the love affair started.
Debut and remains PB. Amazing day, 26th overall, 7th Brit on the day, beating the likes of former National XC champion Dominic Bannister and a few thousand others too!
Negative split by about 5 seconds - slowest mile in race - 5.36