, Edinburgh EH1 UK
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|ali_ke||Sale Harriers Manchester||3:07:15||3:28:55||3:57:30||53.46|
|Almostapb||St. Albans Striders||3:39:06||4:00:06||4:00:06||55.60|
|Andrew Patterson||Fairlands Valley Spartans RC||2:56:41||3:13:20||3:13:20||64.62|
|Barky||Hermitage Harriers RC, Mickleover Running Club||3:35:57||3:55:48||4:10:00||3:55:48||55.22|
|BigMac9||Scottish Veteran Harriers Club||3:48:42||4:11:33||4:11:33||65.25|
|BlueWombat||Cambridge & Coleridge AC, Cambridge University Hare & Hounds||3:28:13||3:28:13||3:34:52||62.16|
|briandarroch||Kilmarnock Harriers & AC, scottish athletics||3:42:50||4:20:26||4:20:26||48.16|
|BRUCEY||St Austell Running Club||3:02:33||3:02:33||3:02:33||75.72|
|Brynley||Neath Harriers, Port Talbot Harriers||2:41:13||2:55:37||2:54:30||2:55:37||71.14|
|bungee||Nairn Road Runners||4:36:46||4:47:16||4:55:00||51.55|
|Caution contains mild peril||Blackhill Bounders, Derwent Valley Trail Runners||3:59:12||4:15:35||4:15:35||48.88|
|charmaine||Stowmarket Striders RC||4:09:40||4:09:40||4:00:00||4:09:40||56.44|
|clairevmc||Hamilton Harriers, Scottish Veteran Harriers||3:00:59||3:22:21||3:22:21||68.68|
|Colly||Mablethorpe Running Club||3:31:37||4:04:04||4:00:00||4:04:04||51.21|
|darl0||Darlington Harriers & AC||3:30:52||4:19:00||4:19:00||48.28|
|dave_m||Stonehaven Running Club||3:23:29||3:34:09||3:30:00||4:03:00||51.46|
|DeeGee||100 Marathon Club, Cleethorpes AC||3:26:14||4:57:34||5:00:00||4:57:34||42.00|
|Dickie York||Pocklington Runners||2:41:35||2:59:28||3:05:00||3:02:00||69.30|
|Dips||Brighton & Hove Women's Running Club, UKnetrunner||4:14:22||4:19:30||4:19:30||60.08|
|Donald S||Harmeny AC||3:11:36||3:22:08||3:22:08||69.63|
|Double Action||Waverley Harriers||3:07:00||3:07:00||3:07:00||67.07|
|Duncs||100 Marathon Club, Bracknell Forest Runners||3:23:46||3:23:46||4:00:00||3:31:38||60.02|
|Fartinbill||Kinross Road Runners||3:29:14||3:29:14||3:29:14||59.71|
|Fox on a run||Stockport Harriers & AC||2:59:19||3:18:58||3:29:59||3:18:58||64.37|
|GAZMAC||JogScotland - South Queensferry||3:37:15||3:38:52||3:38:52||61.00|
|gbrodie||Bedford Harriers AC||4:38:55||4:58:53||4:58:53||44.13|
|geezer2||Scunthorpe & District AC||4:23:00||4:23:00||4:00:00||4:23:00||54.02|
|Ghilington Super Doggy No.1||Unaffiliated||4:15:35||4:15:35||4:45:00||4:15:35||48.90|
|giggsy||Kimberworth Striders RC||2:41:05||2:59:07||2:59:59||2:59:07||69.78|
|gingerbreadman||Stockport Harriers & AC||2:55:15||3:10:59||2:59:59||3:12:21||65.57|
|Ginnie B||Kent AC||3:45:34||3:45:34||4:00:00||3:45:34||61.59|
|grammcen||Motherwell AC, Royal Mail Run GMC||3:18:46||3:47:27||3:50:00||3:47:27||54.93|
|grumpyconnemara||Womens Running Network||5:03:15||5:03:15||5:15:00||5:03:15||45.81|
|Hamster1207||Cosmic Hillbashers, jogscotland, Jogscotland Hazlehead||3:47:57||3:47:57||4:00:00||3:47:57||56.65|
|handyfeet||Heaton Harriers & AC||3:18:05||3:37:22||3:45:00||3:37:22||59.38|
|HappyG(rrr)||Harmeny AC, Kinross Road Runners||2:57:37||3:42:15||4:00:00||3:42:15||56.75|
|hellen||100 Marathon Club, Barrow Runners||3:12:21||4:11:21||4:15:00||4:15:40||55.11|
|Hoof it||Thetford AC||3:39:20||3:59:57||3:59:57||56.63|
|Howard Road Runner||Unaffiliated||3:43:23||3:43:23||3:40:00||3:43:23||62.46|
|ian9657||Glasgow South Running Club||3:26:12||4:43:04||3:35:00||4:43:04||49.29|
|ianmac||San Domenico RC||3:06:37||3:06:37||3:06:37||70.95|
|icklechick||Winchester & District AC||3:21:19||3:45:20||4:00:00||3:59:48||57.93|
|iPaul||Bedford Harriers AC||2:56:56||3:23:56||3:05:00||3:23:56||63.81|
|james6161||Billingham Marsh House Harriers & AC||3:28:23||3:28:23||3:30:00||3:28:23||64.64|
|Jo_Rae||Ochil Hill Runners||3:26:50||3:57:30||3:57:30||58.14|
|Joopsy||VEGAN RUNNERS UK||3:48:37||4:15:19||4:15:00||4:15:19||49.15|
|karl||Royston Runners, Meridian Triathlon Club||3:55:00||3:58:00||3:45:00||3:58:00||52.75|
|Kat Gates||Wadhurst Runners||4:58:06||4:58:06|
|kstuart||Trail Running Association, FERC||3:58:03||4:26:23||4:45:00||4:37:43||45.00|
|Kwaka||Stockport Harriers & AC||4:01:20||4:16:53||4:16:53||52.44|
|Lintie||Stonehaven Running Club||4:25:16||4:36:00||4:53:00||48.52|
|LizzieBean||Worthing & District Harriers||3:31:56||4:19:05||4:19:05||52.27|
|Long Shanks||Wellingborough & District AC||3:40:49||3:45:08||4:00:00||3:45:08||56.02|
|loopy||Stornoway R & AC||4:09:52||4:09:52||4:09:52||56.39|
|Lucky Jim||White City (Hull) RRC||3:24:16||3:43:12||4:12:13||59.02|
|Mal||Barnes Runners, Horsham Joggers||3:18:50||3:39:00||3:20:00||3:39:00||57.07|
|McNomad||Bellahouston Road Runners||3:35:55||3:46:23||3:45:00||3:46:23||55.71|
|Metal Martin||Thorney Running Club, Thorney RC||4:44:44||4:44:44||4:44:44||46.11|
|Midds||Norwich Road Runners||2:30:22||2:55:51||2:55:51||71.04|
|Mightos5||Bellahouston Road Runners, Skye & Lochalsh Running Club||3:40:33||3:45:37||3:49:50||62.43|
|MikeD_BRR||Bellahouston Road Runners||4:11:03||4:11:03||4:08:54||4:35:22||54.06|
|mile muncher||Thetford AC||3:52:18||4:02:02||3:59:00||4:02:02||62.17|
|Morriaty||Eastern Veterans AC, Riverside Runners||3:14:58||3:20:15||3:21:35||71.10|
|Mr Woo||Striders of Croydon AC||3:25:53||3:29:22||3:39:00||57.07|
|Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs)||Kettering Town Harriers, Road Runners Club||3:15:02||3:39:26||3:30:00||3:53:04||71.37|
|Nic.1||50 Marathon Club, Reading Joggers, Wargrave Runners||3:28:33||4:48:45||4:48:45||63.58|
|Nice guy Eddie||North Norfolk Beach Runners||3:14:03||3:14:03||3:30:00||3:14:03||64.38|
|NoPainNoGain||Falkirk Victoria Harriers||2:43:29||2:51:26||2:51:26||72.87|
|oi you||Folkestone Running Club||3:54:59||3:54:59||3:54:59||63.32|
|Padams||St. Albans Striders||2:29:05||2:29:05||2:28:00||2:29:05||83.83|
|Paul P||Leighton Buzzard AC||3:16:54||3:23:00||3:20:00||3:23:00||64.14|
|pdmacmill||Garden City Runners||4:19:00||4:19:00||4:00:00||4:19:00||48.24|
|Peacey||White Horse Harriers AC||2:56:48||3:46:53||3:45:00||3:46:53||55.09|
|philinstone||Stone Master Marathoners||3:19:23||3:27:38||3:27:38||60.17|
|plodding hippo||100 Marathon Club||4:16:46||4:19:48||4:31:05||55.51|
|plodding on||Kinross Road Runners||3:53:23||5:23:35||4:40:00||5:23:35||40.92|
|race junkie||Fife AC||3:01:18||3:06:28||3:06:28||68.12|
|RicC||Edinburgh Athletic Club||2:44:59||2:54:47||3:00:00||3:04:22||67.79|
|rockin rory||White Horse Harriers||3:40:00||3:53:52||3:50:00||3:53:52||59.13|
|RunFatBoyDunn||North Shields Polytechnic AC||4:00:06||4:00:06||3:59:59||4:00:06||52.51|
|Russell M||Motherwell AC||3:19:58||3:19:58||3:30:00||3:19:58||62.50|
|Selfish Git!!!||Greenock Glenpark Harriers||3:21:05||4:27:30|
|SH_UK||100 Marathon Club, Swanley & District AC||3:15:06||3:39:34||3:40:00||3:43:27||56.44|
|sharmanian||100 Marathon Club, Serpentine RC||2:32:40||2:42:27||3:00:00||2:49:50||73.59|
|SilverSlogger||Falkirk Victoria Harriers, Polmont Joggers||3:13:41||3:13:41||3:13:41||69.51|
|Sime||San Domenico RC||3:22:03||3:32:45||3:39:59||3:32:45||58.75|
|SK aka Clive||Ashford and District RRC||4:22:00||4:22:00||4:22:00||56.20|
|Slickchicks||York Knavesmire Harriers||3:15:46||3:33:13||3:33:13||58.68|
|Slowly But Shirley||MK Lakeside Runners||4:59:38||4:59:38||5:45:00||6:56:45||34.99|
|Slowly the Snail||Upper Bann Athletics Club||6:14:40||6:14:40||5:59:00||6:14:40||38.03|
|smifffie||Knowle and Dorridge Running Club||3:26:40||3:38:49||3:44:59||3:45:20||63.24|
|Smokin' Chi Monk||Unaffiliated||3:58:24||3:58:24||3:58:00||3:58:24||52.90|
|Smout||Portobello RC, UKnetrunner||3:09:00||3:59:44||4:15:00||3:59:44||57.95|
|Son of a Pronator Man||Carnegie Harriers||3:08:52||3:19:40||3:25:00||3:21:14||66.94|
|Sparky68||City of Hull AC||4:49:09||4:49:09||4:49:09||43.91|
|Spenda||Teign Valley Running Club||2:48:57||2:53:18||2:53:18||73.90|
|SQUIDGERS||Ashford and District RRC||4:46:20||4:46:20||4:46:20||50.13|
|Steve Ho||Manchester Tri||3:22:07||3:55:23||4:24:10||47.29|
|SuzyWoo||Orpington Road Runners||3:13:40||3:28:39||3:39:11||63.38|
|Tasis Lass||Fife AC||4:28:49||4:30:00|
|Ted||Ramsey Cycling Club||3:31:51||3:31:51||3:35:40||3:31:51||60.45|
|Tonicwater||Elmbridge Road Runners, Serpentine RC||3:45:27||3:55:47||4:10:00||3:55:47||54.77|
|Top Dog||Haddington East Lothian Pacemakers||3:30:11||3:30:11||3:30:11||66.55|
|Triplet Dad||Edinburgh Running Network||4:16:51||5:42:00||6:00:00||5:42:00||38.07|
|ugly||new eltham joggers||2:58:06||3:16:40||3:30:00||3:16:40||69.70|
|union||Haddington East Lothian Pacemakers||3:03:57||3:13:00||3:13:00||66.33|
|WACA||Pocklington Runners, Civil Service Runners & Riders||3:07:32||3:10:23||3:15:00||3:10:23||66.71|
|Windsurfin' Susie||Victory AC||3:15:18||3:15:18||3:13:00|
|♣BelleVueRacer♣ of Beartown||Belle Vue Racers, Congleton Harriers||3:42:23||3:42:23||3:53:50||53.45|
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Going so well. On for 4:30. Then I realised that I had done the first 18 miles into the wind too fast. Still, happy to have got round my first- sub 5 hours. That's a nice target for a new PB at the next marathon, which I hope will be less windy.
Too much too soon! Was on course for 3hrs 15 mins until ~17 miles then... *BOOM*! By 20 miles I had ground to a halt. I'm pretty sure almost everyone overtook me over the next 6 miles.
to get round in one piece is obviously my priority but I will be over the moon to get in under 5 hours!
Looking forward to doing this one again. Some unfinished business from last year ... just hope the wind is not too bad. Expecting a lot more runners which should make it even better. UPDATE - fairly pleased with time, it was pretty windy so not a bad run. Really had to work hard for last 8m. Finished 46th and 7th over 40 ;~)
Son of a Pronator Man
Paid my money and *gulp* I'm in. 4 weeks after Lochaber, I'll be running another marathon. Lochaber went well (PB 3:27), so I'm busting a gut to go faster on this downhill route.
Race Strategy was to put some time in the bank in the first 5 miles for when we turned into the wind, I was 5 minutes up when we hit Seafield Road and I held that on my 3:25 schedule until the end.
Phew it was hard work, espcially off the back of 3 more marathons in the two weekends beforehand, but i still somehow managed a PB. See Blog for full details.
Aiming for sub 3:45 (GFA) here!!
PB. So so happy.
updated with chip time from unofficial website - 7s faster than my gamin
(still - i think 3:59:55 sounds better)
good run, really pleased .... see blog for details.
Learnt from all last years mistakes , knocked over 6 minutes off PB but more importantly felt comfortable at finish unlike last year - now got the confidence to attack Berlin marathon , a great day and a really enjoyable race , good to meet a few more Fetchies.
Well on target for sub 3 until mile 19, then struggled on/off walk/run with terrible stitch like pain that really winded me, had it before at St.Neots half. Struggled back for PB but not what I'd hoped for. Oh well! that's tennis I suppose!
that was a long way.
loo-break at 19 miles and just couldn't get going again ... but, pleased, nonetheless, simply to have finished, especially given shocking lack of training over the last few weeks.
Barring injury, should be a PB ny 10 mins plus...
UPDATE: Managed to break 3:45 - massively pleased with this and thanks to DuggieW for the encouragement and company - that was worth 4 or 5 minutes.
Race was ok, usual stuff with Edinburgh and the little niggles over organisation. Course was good and turnout surprising. Now onto the real training for Toronto, gah!
for those who bet on me a MASSIVE SORRY GUYS i got it soooooooo wrong on the day
I'm looking set to be better trained than for Paris last year, and I hope the weather will be a bit less racing-hostile. Has to be worth a flutter; I'd be very disappointed not to knock a few minutes off my current time. RESULT: 16 min PB then. Which is a good big step in the right direction. I was on course for close to 4 until 30k, then hit the wall and slowed drastically. Enjoyed the race, and the whole weekend, but still disappointed on my performance at 20+ miles. Next time, maybe...
1st marathon attempt!
4:23 at London, I will be a stone lighter at Edinburgh and will go sub 4:15
too tired to manage sub 3:30 after last week;s PB
Actual running time was 3. 42. 56 but collapsed at 22 miles and was wheeled back to the first aid tent for oxygen and salt water via a drip into my arm. After a total stop of 56.09 I managed to convince the doc that I was OK to walk the rest..... although I did jog most of it.
Tough but fun.
Smokin' Chi Monk
Tired from London but stopped myself from going any faster than needed all the way out to the turn at Gosford House, then felt my freshest ever in the closing stages. Definitely the way to go to feel strong and confident.
hopeing for 3hr 45
Done this in 2006 and died at the 19 mile point ,so got a score to settle on this one Unofficial time off 3.18 56 was oping for sub 3.15 but will settle for 3.18 a whole 1 hour 12 mins off from 2 year ago anda pb so chuffed with that .Score now settled ye ha
Loved Loved Loved it. Steady pace from the start and felt strong all the way through. A bit breezy now and again but I was usually able to find someone big to hide behind. Dusty track at 17-18 miles was a bit of a shock but the change of surface actually felt good for my legs. Once we turned and I had the wind at my back I felt strong enough to push from 20m onwards. Was on a real high those last few miles when I realised that not only was I going to beat 4hrs but should beat 3:50. The Gels I carried and Lucozade stations gave me a noticeable boost about 5 mins after taking them and I just cranked up the effort mile on mile from 22 home. Ran the last mile at my supposed lactate threshold of around 8 mins dead. All that training really did pay off. No worries and only minor niggles, black toenail and some chafing from the corners of the gels hanging tound my waist. Other that that my calfs are a bit stiff.
turned up late and ran like the wind. thanks to all the Fetchies I met and shouted at on the way!
Hopefully 3rd time lucky in my attempt to get under 4 hours.......Diid it! just missed out on sub 3.30 but very happy with the time. Probably went too quick ove rthe first few miles, was going well unitl 18 then started to struggle, the last 3 miles were hell.
current pb 3.04.?? so going for sub 3 hrs as i feel its within my range. *** update *** wow that was tough nearly 18 miles into strong head wind and then a gravel track at about 17 miles to the turn was on target for 2.55 but gave to much to stay on target into wind and at turn legs just died so came home in about 3.03.40 but the positive its a new pb
Hoping for a fast one and (secretly!) training towards a sub-3. Running it for charity too - Red Cross who have verbally confirmed and I'm just waiting for the letter.
Post race - Edinburgh Marathon. Bad race in general. First 10K was good (37 minutes) but my stomach started playing up after that. Had to take a couple of unscheduled and unpleasant pit stops and was sick at about 15.5 miles. I struggled with the wind and the gradual incline along the sea front but that could've been due to my condition. Still got round and still a respectable time. Support from Fetchpoint was superb again (especially Santa!!) BBQ and beers afterwards were great
Wow! What a rae and what an event. Excellent all round day out!
1st Marathon hope to complete in 4hrs, see you all on route.Had to walk at the 25 mile point for a mile which gave me the energy to strat running again.
Oh my god oh my god ...only a week to go !!! good luck eveyrone x
its my first marathon..and maybe my last !!lol no pressure here.. i just intend to finish it
Update..still alive !! that was so hard but really pleased with my time, will i ever do another one? hmm don't think so lol
Slowly But Shirley
This will be my first ever marathon and I'm jogging around it with a friend the whole way. Not looking for a specific time, just looking to be able to complete!! Excited but also daunted by the prospect!
UPDATE: Can finally face putting my results up! The friend I was doing this with was injured and in agony but still fiercely determined to complete it after all that training we did, even if she had to walk most of it (which pretty much ended up being the case). I couldn't leave her (would have felt terrible if I had) so resolved to help her finish instead with moral support and company; she'd have done the same for me if situation had been reversed. Not how I saw my first marathon going though so have booked another full - Robin Hood - in Sept, which I'm doing by myself, so that I can attempt the marathon properly and find out what I'm actually capable of. Now I've made the decision, really looking forward to it! Will do Edinburgh again next year and put the 'finish time' ghosts to rest!
I'm really happy with my first attempt at this distance. Just missed my target time, but as I was going into unknown territory after 22.5 I'm not too upset. I really enjoyed the course even with the wind.
This will be my 1st Marathon so I'll be happy with anything under 4 hrs.
Strong (25mph) headwind miles 4 - 18
An ambitious target need to get a lot of endurance work in.
Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs)
Training has gone pretty much to plan, all depends on the day now!
I was stupid in allowing myself to become dehydrated! Had to walk the last couple of miles as I was in agony with my knee
Very windy to start, I was very nervous for my first marathon. I just wanted to get round. I was flying up until mile 24.5 then I slowed a lot. Goog run though. Very hot
A brilliant day. loved every minute. weather excellent
what was that gravelled bit about ?
Injured, more pit stops, trickier course - and yet still a PB? HOW?
LUV ED, LUV'D RACE. When do entries open for next year?
2nd Marathon, am going to be really focussed this year, would like to do Dublin in October too. Too hot when the sun came out at mile 17, shouldn't really complain about getting the sun in the country but it would have been nice if it has waited an hour or two
A perfect race for me. Strong to 24 miles, tired a little but still managed to pick it up down the finish straight. Well done everyone, hard going into the wind today.
Aiming for sub 3.15 or better, fingers crossed! UPDATE: Unofficial time: 3.07.57, pb by over 20mins.
Did this last year and it's a great marathon. Looking to dip under 3hrs for the first time. Got 3:09 last year and ran a 3:05 at Nottingham in September on a hillier course.
My first ever marathon. Slightly scared, v. excited! Goals: 1. Finish 2. No walking! 3. Sub 4hr?!
Update - done it! 3:42:15! Very pleased with time. Wonderful experience, fetchpoint was brilliant!
My 1st marathon, Anything around the 3-45 mark will be great.
Howard Road Runner
Aiming for 3.30 having got a good PB in London last year when it was hot hot HOT.
Result - Finish time of 3hr 32mins and ran very steady - even against that wind for 13 miles which was a bit relentless.
Happy with time as went into this with my usual no rest, no taper, crap diet, high mileage routine - so must work for me.
Good to see lots of Fetchies and thanks for the jellybabies.
sub 3:15 or bust. This might change if I go sub-3:15 in London though
This is the race that I would like to break 3 : 30, this would mean a qualifying time for Boston. Do I have it in me ???????????????????????????????
UPDATE: 25/MAY/08 Yes I do !!!!! 3:24:30
Over the moon with this result. Really found the whole race (apart from the last 2 miles) fine to my great surprise.
Im in. Sub 4hrs the target. Hoping to raise a whack of money for the CF trust.
no idea what time to expect, 5 weeks after running FLM I think, we'll just see how it goes.
another crappy marathon !! - you get what you put in I guess
Just looking to get round knee been giving me problems so very limited training.Well knee went ended up walking from 18 miles, other than that enjoyed the race.
Provisional result - will update when official results are published.
Race went very much to plan. Found a big guy doing bang on 3 hour pace and stuck to him from 10 miles up to the turn. Reached 18 miles in about 2:03:30 and picked up the pace to 6:30 per mile with the wind behind me over the remaining 8.2 miles.
It really was not the day for a PB, I was just very pleased with a sub 3 hour time especially coming just 6 weeks after London.
7 Weeks to go!~ Managed a 19 miler but had a week of not much with cold. Still think I can doo this though :D
Must Do Target - Get round without having to walk to the end
Happy Target - Think since running my 1st 10 miler and 1st Half I can get under 4:15
Oh My Target - Sub 4 hours would be fab. May even listen to myself to hang up my marathon trainers for some faster shorter races for a while :D
This will be my first this year...Loch ness next....as i have done two halfs i figured my best chance of completing a marathon in a respectable time was after a years training for those and so i have deicated this year to the marathon experience come what may.
I would love to get under 4 Hrs, I would be estatic with sub 3:45 and i would faint if i acheived a sub 3:30.
2 loo stops and cramp in the final couple of miles stuffed up my sub-4. But it's still a PB - by 4 seconds!! Good course but very windy and hot. My god, I thought i was going to melt
Official time 3:43:56. Did way better than expected. Faded a bit over the last few miles but had JBhoy for company and we kept each other going. Thanks mate. Thanks to all who placed a bet on me- you should get a good return!
♣BelleVueRacer♣ of Beartown
My first marathon - can't wait- loads of training to do.
Soory for those who bet on me - too soon after London - better next year
Been up to the full distance in trainign now and feeling good for a decent first attempt. Anything sub-3:20 would be amazing but realistically I'll be happy with any sub-3:30 **UPDATE** Knee hurting throughout so pleased with my time but could have knocked at least another 5 min off it if I'd been fully fit. Course was great although I think it was the big cambers on the roads near the start that kicked off the knee problem. First marathon over and done with - now to look forward to Loch Ness in October!
Excellent race! 1st 6 miles very friendly and can coast along without much interference from the wind, but then the prevailing wind on the front for the next 11 miles were pretty tough. Turning at 18 miles the relief from thh wind was bliss and then the last 6 are predominantly downhill and very forgiving for tired limbs. Ecstatic with my time and the run, although I was suffering I ran strongly and finished well. Thanks to the organisers, esp the volunteeers, which make such an event possible.
3.20s PB so pleased with that. Found the strong wind then sun very tough, was annoyed with myself for going off too fast, think I could have been a few mins faster if I paced better
great course but nasty section from mile 17-18 where we were put up thru a wooded gravel section, very cruel indeed. all in all fab race
first marathon, very scared up tp half mar as of this weekend, never run further than 14m before
great terrible 21-25, last mile fantastic for support
Did this race a couple of years ago, good fun. Different course this year and supposed to be faster.
Chasing a sub 3 hour time this year, so see what happens.
Post race update:
Wind was a major factor, head wind between 7-18 miles, should have been about 5 mins quicker. What I lost on the way out was far more than I gained from the tail wind back! Next time.................
Good race. Plenty of water and lucazade stations. Good crowds to cheer you along. Organization was good except the reunion area was too crowded - needed more space.
not too bad as it was my third marathon in 9 weeks!!! especially gven my lack of training.
Slowly the Snail
Sorry guys couldn't get my pb, though worked really hard I found the wind beat me on the day, but on a postive note I managed nearly 40 minutes of my pb!
Would love to predict under 5 hours but am being reasonable!
My first, so I really just want to get round without anything falling off.
UPDATE - I'm number 8172
Woo hoo!!!! Good for Age!!!!! Full race report to follow, but it was a PB by nearly 5 minutes so I'm pretty pleased with that.
Would be moderately happy to beat PB (2:29:19) but really want to get a bit closer to 2:25.
Lost too much time into the wind (4-18M), but couldn't have gone any quicker on the day, so have to be reasonably pleased given the conditions.
Great experience. Wind a bit harsh during the first half. Cramp in left calf muscle from mile 21 (need to strengthen). Great experience.
Garmin time 3.58.39 will await chip time before entering. Better still be sub 4 hrs!
Started of to fast. 1st half wasat 8 min mile where as 2nd half was at 9.5 min miles,
Urgh, windy day for at least 18M. Dead disappointed to miss out on the sub 4. it's getting nearer though
Very weatehr dependent. If it's hot, I'll wilt. If it's cool and drizzly, then sub 4 is a possibilty. **UPDATE** Well it was cool to begin with! No drizzle becasue of that brisk NE wind. I was pleased with this result. My effort was strong throughout tho I faded in teh last couple of miles. I kept running tho and didn't resort to walking. About 11 minutes faster than Boston 5 weeks ago. great support once you left the city. All in all I enjoyed it.
Coming back from injury and need a Hernia op still going to give it a go.
Update:Had a really good race,came home in 3:16:40 which really pleased me and had a great time in Scotland with Sango and others i met at hostel.Just missed out on GFA for FLM which is a shame but i gave it my all.Perhaps most importantly my calves were fine and no prob with Hernia,lets hope i can get some consistent training in now,Thats all folks!
Great course, just off sub 4 but still a pb by 13mins, bit of a wind and cramp at 19m but other than that felt good. Well done to you all
Really pleased to set a new pb by nearly 9 minutes. The headwind was a blessing in disguise as it forced me to take the first 18 miles relatively easy, and meant there was plenty in the tank at the business end. Didn't slow at all for the last 6 miles and was constantly overtaking from around mile 10 onwards. Fnished really strong which is a first!
All mental now. Training in, Pacer arranged, JFDI Update. Did it! Well pleased. All info on daily training including stats. Copied from the rw sub 3 fred
Been trainjing very hard since December with target of a sub 3.15 and was fully expecting a PB and possibly sub 3.10.
Couple of niggles recently have been nursed along but are starting to give me cause for concern.
I still aim to go for a PB, but will assess progress on the day and maybe readjust my target if all not well
Hopefully be able to run Sub 3 as have managed a bit more training than for last couple of marathons but a lot ill depend on Queens result the day before - If they win it might be a struggle to even make the start line !!!
UPDATE : made it to the start after the football on saturday. Managed to get the sub 3 but it was hard work in the wind. Like a few others garmin had the course at 26.4 miles
Thats the pace I have agreed to run.
IT WAS VERY WINDY
I ran to plan with nothing exciting to report as had no issues. Course came up as 26.37 on the Garmin(26.41 on a mates). On an accurate course this was 2.39.30 ish. PB was possible but during the last 3 miles I tired and although I could have picked up I was not prepared to risk it with Comrades in 3 weeks.
ps. had a great steak the night before.
Training did not go well for this marathon ijury in October meant no running for 3 months and no bike either then comming back into running I tore a thigh muscle and weather did not permit cycling to and from college as the bridge was closed for several days for about 4-5 weeks so another 3 weeks wasted and no running finally managed to get out for a few short runs on a regular basis and then it happened I tore my calf muscle so once again it was back to walking and no hills finally got back to running in March and had to take it gently so as not to do anymore damage no reall long runs up until 5weeks before managed a 20 miler but very slow and a couple of 13milers and a half Marathon race 2 weekends ago. Race went fine foot hurting after 10miles so not so bad but had to walk for a mile to ease it off again.
Great first marathon and very pleased with my time!
Good strong run till 23 miles on course for sub 3 till then. pitty about the strong wind for the first 18 miles oh and the sunburnt shoulders!
Excellent fast course. Strong headwind for first 17 miles! Nice finish at the racecourse.
Under-trained for this but decided to go for it and see what would happen. Plan was to be happy with "just get round". Of course, on the day, I was going better than expected and got to 19 miles well ahead of schedule and on for a PB. Then came the cramp and the last 7 miles were torture! But I still came in ahead of what I said I'd be happy with. So I'm happy. I think
Harder than anticipated. Very windy upto mile 18, suffered from mile 21 to end (run/walk)
Windy for most of the way till mile 18. Legs seized up at mile 22 stopped for 9.5 sec stretch at 26. Good race. Shame about the gravelly bit. Sunny finish. Felt Great.
1st ever marathon (and felt like last), started off at a good pace looking for 3:55 finish, maintained the pace till Mile 17 mark and after this well and truly ''hit the wall'' and struggled the rest of the way. Delighted to have completed it and looking forward to my next one.....
If only 7 seconds quicker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Felt sick at 20 miles, had to run walk the rest of the way but legs were absolutely fine.
A great relaxed marathon event. Very fast at start due to big descents for the first 5 miles. Rather made up for by the strong headwind all the way from mile 5 to 18 on the turn around. Not the most picturesque of marathons but certainly, on it's day, a good one for a PB. It wasn't mine though...not enough training done but I achieved sub 3:45 which was pleasing to me.
PB for Me!!!
Course has a fast start but beware heading off too quick.
10k - 52.34, Half Marathon - 1.52.33, 30k 2.42.51
No training for last 5 weeks, bad knee. Was a few mins under target until around the 18 mile point and then had to limp the rest as my knee flared up again. Very pleased I managed to complete the race in the end.
65th - blowing a gale on outward leg