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Shakespeare Marathon

Sun April 26 2009 Listed by ToBaldlyGo
88 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Alex B Rejected from FLM2009; I want to make this my sub 4 hour attempt for my second marathon. Bring it on!
*update* Managed a PB by 18 mins so very pleased, and that's despite forgetting to take my jelly babies!! Fareham Crusaders 3:39:52 3:50:05 3:55:00 3:50:05 54.32
Alun Par Superstar Very happy with my first marathon and what a good day Unaffiliated 3:53:43 4:19:00 4:15:00 4:19:00 48.04
Anna Finn VEGAN RUNNERS UK 3:40:54 4:01:18 4:02:35 55.88
Baldy Dave Not racing just planning to get round in about 4 hours.Abingdon now my target marathon for the year. Unaffiliated 3:21:37 3:38:43 3:59:59 3:58:07 54.77
Barky Why note :-) Hermitage Harriers RC, Mickleover Running Club 3:35:57 3:41:45 3:45:00 3:41:45 58.33
Beccals Unaffiliated 3:58:49 4:00:15 4:00:15 57.20
Broberts Unaffiliated 4:25:29 4:25:29 3:45:00 4:25:29 47.33
Buzz This was my first Full Marathon! Fantastic. Alot of lessons learnt, 24mile / 24.5mile the wall kicked, punched & hit me!!!!!!!!!
Need to lose a stone or two to really fulfill my potential, maybe next year aye?????????? Unaffiliated 4:12:54 4:12:54 4:30:00 4:12:54 49.99
CanaryYellow Unaffiliated 3:59:32 3:59:32 5:05:05 5:22:36 38.22
Cant run, dont make me. M50+ cough Unaffiliated 4:12:54 4:12:54 4:12:54 54.72
Caracal Islwyn RC, Mynydd Du 3:14:19 3:14:53 3:14:53 63.60
Caroline_h_m Bournville Harriers 3:34:00 4:02:55 4:02:55 55.75
catwomen MK Lakeside Runners 3:32:14 3:45:46 3:45:46 0.00
chris_h_m Bournville Harriers 3:20:36 4:02:56 4:02:56 50.61
Crash Hamster Accidental pB :o) Pirate Ship Of Fools 3:29:11 3:47:34 3:47:34 56.84
CROWMAN Unaffiliated 4:19:17 4:19:17 4:19:17 50.72
Damaged Unaffiliated 3:51:05 3:51:05 3:57:47 52.56
daz1927 I want my sub-3:15!!!!!
Blew it :-( Village Vipers 3:13:57 3:26:41 3:14:59 3:31:34 60.17
dockers Bit dissappointed wanted under 4 hours, but still fairly respectable Unaffiliated 3:50:15 4:07:05 4:00:00 4:07:05 55.62
duncman VERY HOT! Unaffiliated 3:55:32 3:55:32 3:55:32 52.20
eL Bee! Raced this
Quite pleased Cumberland AC 2:59:43 2:59:43 3:29:00 2:59:43 71.38
Foxy didn't get a London place & Shakespeare is an ideal event as a final warm up for the 10 in 10 at Windermere. 

Running with Fetchie steady edwina. 

we had a good day, didn't make the sub 5 but got round in almost 5 hours 30, dressed as Elvis for the day & that's always a good laugh :) 

Met a few new Fetchies & El bee & velociraptor who are doing the 10 in 10. 

a lovely 100 Marathon Club, MK Lakeside Runners, Milton Keynes Lakeside Runners 3:09:27 3:09:27 5:00:00 5:30:15 37.53
Franky Hot Hot Hot Unaffiliated 4:18:26 4:41:23 4:25:00 4:41:23 45.59
Gee-Rizzle Unaffiliated 2:51:30 3:04:10 3:10:00 3:04:10 66.76
Gobi Paddock wood went ok but I still lack long runs - half way in around 1.20 and see what happens. I expect to fade.

THE RESULT 
Ran with Rach targetting 1.20 pace until the turnoff. Got her to 12 miles with no drama to me. 5th place at the split and could see 2nd. Caught 2nd at 15 miles and ran together until 18 where I dropped him up the hill. Unfortunately at 19.5 things started to go wrong as my left leg started to cramp 20-25 2 spasms and 3 stretch stops slowed me down. Hung on to finish a sore but content 2nd. I needed to know where I was and to be honest it not that bad.

Splits
30.12 - 31.09 - 30.46 - 31.27 - 32.38 - 7.52 
Unaffiliated 2:38:57 2:40:25 2:45:00 2:44:01 76.20
GS Really enjoyable race. Was hoping for sub 3 30 but a pb by over 2 minutes so very pleased. Had a bit in reserve at the end as sprinted the last 400m. Lovely finish on the river opposite the river. Would definitely do this race again. Very well marshalled & arranged by the local Rotary. San Domenico RC 3:13:29 3:13:29 3:33:13 62.71
Halvedin3 Unaffiliated 2:44:00 3:15:00 3:25:00 3:20:07 62.17
Harbs Unaffiliated 4:08:51 4:08:51 4:08:51 50.23
hellen Dissapointed not to get sub 4 but it was too hot so gave up and decided to save myself for Edinburgh 100 Marathon Club, Barrow Runners 3:12:21 3:52:20 3:59:00 4:09:48 54.80
herbies gone bananas Unaffiliated 3:18:28 3:18:28 3:35:47 57.26
ifor Just hope I can get round. Unaffiliated 4:43:00 4:43:00 4:15:00 4:43:00 43.45
jayodee pb very good course _ very hot day! Bournville Harriers 4:29:10 4:29:10 4:04:00 4:40:00 43.91
Jenni-far-far my first marathon. So delighted to have actually done it! Was relaxed and enjoyable until about 18 miles, then it started to get painful. plodded on at a reasonable pace, but those last couple of miles sure hurt! I did it - hoorah! FERC, Chasewater Runners 4:21:00 4:43:46 4:43:46 50.29
JOE45 Unaffiliated 3:58:43 3:58:43 4:29:00 4:10:00 54.17
jonny1982 Unaffiliated 3:09:59 3:09:59 3:09:59 64.72
jonotinx My first Marathon - chuffed to break 4 hours but found the last 4 miles or so hard going! Unaffiliated 3:43:35 3:53:38 4:15:00 3:53:38 53.50
Joopsy 1st of 3 maras in 2 weeks VEGAN RUNNERS UK 3:48:37 4:35:33 5:00:00 4:53:12 42.63
Kallywag First marathon so I guess it'll be a PB.  Certainly too worried to make a prediction!  Great course, happy with first marathon :-) Bude Rats 3:55:36 4:26:02 4:26:02 51.90
kenster Felt good and in control till the heat got the better of me on the last 10k.Really enjoyable course! Cambuslang Harriers, Campbeltown Running Club 2:29:49 2:53:31 3:07:09 65.87
KoughKandi Entered 23/12/08. First marathon.*UPDATE, ran on injured hip* Unaffiliated 4:25:09 4:25:09 5:22:37 45.05
lady alton This will be my second marathon, first was FLM in 08 when I was happy just to get round with a run walk strategy.  would like to be under 5 hours this time but not holding my breath at all! Collingwood AC 3:43:25 4:51:33 5:00:00 4:54:26 51.64
LambChop Hoping to PB. Will be running with Beast for a large portion, he is going to blow his PB out of the water so your spondoolies have never been safer there!! Hermitage Harriers RC 4:52:20 4:56:38 4:55:00 4:56:38 45.77
LateStart Really pleased with this result! Unaffiliated 3:48:21 3:48:21 3:59:59 3:48:21 57.11
littleminx March AC 3:06:45 3:56:35 3:56:35 58.66
Liverbird Not a bad guess methinks! Pirate Ship Of Fools 4:55:56 4:55:56 4:55:00 4:55:56 46.25
Long Shanks Wellingborough & District AC 3:40:49 3:40:49 3:35:00 3:40:49 56.91
louismaxy Two years ago my hamstrings went with five miles left and I ended up run/walking the rest. My plan this year is to run just under 9 min miles for the first 13 miles were I will meet my partner and basically refuel. All in all I can't wait ................... Unaffiliated 3:45:11 4:01:02 4:10:00 4:01:02 51.85
marathonman3260 Unaffiliated 2:51:28 3:57:33 3:57:33 59.84
MJT_09 Signed up all the way back in October! Tis my first marathon and im absolutely buzzin, just 3 days after my 20th birthday too :)... Going for below 4 hours if I can as I did a good half-mara in 1h42mins.. so I think it's possible. We'll see though! Unaffiliated 3:53:51 3:53:51 3:59:00 3:53:51 52.58
morganpeet First Marathon and probably last!!  Lovely course, beautiful weather and would recommend it to anyone.  Found the last 6 miles hard and probably the longest 6 miles of my life.  Quite pleased with the time considering the problems with my knee and lack of running in the last 3 weeks. Unaffiliated 4:20:37 4:20:37 4:20:37 53.57
Mr Guy Unaffiliated 3:36:23 3:43:41 3:50:12 53.42
Mr UE ok, so I haven't overtrained, mainly a little undercooked but that maybe a good thing.  Anything can happen on the day but I really want a sub 4-hour pb.  ONly other marathon completed (FLM 07) was a disappointing 5hr 6 mins so I have some unfinished business with marathons.....we'll see.....
 RESULT.........lovely race, i rolled out some consistent miles at just over 8.30 pace.....no real wall problems which was a pleasant surprise..very friendly runners and excellent drinks stations, views are great too if you have time to look !  I cratwheeled at a 3.45 finish, a full 1hr 20 minutes quicker than my 2007 FLM disaster...oh yes Unaffiliated 3:30:04 3:41:38 3:50:00 3:45:51 55.64
ms croft Ranelagh Harriers 3:21:41 3:28:35 3:20:00 3:30:00 64.65
Naomi P Probably not racing this one, just don't really want to be in London on the day of FLM so will use this as a nice social training run. *Update* Oops, really wasn't going to race this - haven't tapered, did 2 hard speed sessions this week, got very drunk twice, was running as Lara Croft complete with guns, grenades and leg holsters, but got carried away and enjoyed running it hard. Hit the wall at mile 17, had a bit of a walk and a drink (of lucozade sport, nothing stronger), got a second wind, motored down the wonderful Greenway and got very close to my PB :-) Unaffiliated 3:28:37 3:38:59 4:15:00 3:43:45 60.52
Neal S Unaffiliated 3:42:49 3:42:49 3:42:49 55.62
ogee 100 Marathon Club, South London Harriers 3:10:24 3:10:24 3:10:00 3:11:21 66.53
PaulaMc My second marathon.  First was FLM 08 in 5.11.24.  I'd like to do sub 4.30 cos I know I can.
Update: nearly pulled out at mile 17, felt sick and dizzy.  Walked a lot.  Didn't get 4.30 but still a 14min PB. Dulwich Park Runners 4:21:03 4:57:42 4:30:00 4:57:42 47.21
phatrunner tried to qulify for next years london on good for age but fell apart at 23m.was on target at 21m but ithink the heat just got to me and at 23m the wall was waiting for me.oh well will have to try another marathon later on in the year.improved my time from last yar by nearly 20min so still happy with that.  Royal Manor of Portland AC 3:21:01 3:21:01 3:15:00 3:21:01 63.33
PJG1 Hatch Warren Runners 3:07:05 4:02:47 4:02:47 50.90
postie postie Headington RoadRunners 2:49:57 3:09:54 3:15:00 3:09:54 66.58
Relkeel66 Wye Valley Runners 3:34:36 3:44:02 3:44:02 57.26
rhb Ambitious target... :) (updated) made to look quite easy! :) Manchester Tri 3:04:37 3:04:37 3:15:00 3:04:37 66.61
Rob Runner Ran Blackpool hard two weeks ago for 3:14 and London qualification. Looking to enjoy this one instead of busting a gut!!  UPDATE: Changed race plan after good start at getting to half way in 1:33. Second half was tough though, with the heat and the gruelling and lonely Didcot Runners 3:09:35 3:14:04 3:30:00 3:17:54 64.82
rockin rory Nice marathon to run.  The start was gridlocked otherwise a well organised event. Plenty of water stations and well marshalled. White Horse Harriers 3:40:00 3:47:37 4:05:00 3:47:37 60.28
ronthedog Unaffiliated 3:50:57 3:55:21 3:55:21 53.11
rugrat first marathon. Found it a struggle but at least managed to get round Unaffiliated 4:19:19 4:19:19 4:19:19 47.54
run-forest-run My first marathon ! Always wanted to run one, now 40 so hell why not ! Unsure of what to expect, but really looking forward to it. I have 2 plans for my first marathon, the first is to get round alive ! and the second is to get round alive !
Good luck to all you fetch runners out there....See you at Stratford. Peel Road Runners, South Derbyshire Road Runners AC 3:01:41 4:06:47 4:15:00 4:20:00 48.63
RunningCoventry Massey Ferguson RC 3:44:55 4:05:37 4:20:00 47.30
runningrunning Unaffiliated 3:22:07 5:12:00 5:12:00 43.40
Runs4beer Lichfield RC 3:17:17 3:50:34 3:39:59 4:22:51 46.78
Runstrong Southwest Roadrunners 3:17:49 3:17:49 3:17:49 63.91
Shades Maverick Runners 4:24:02 4:37:13 4:58:50 52.84
simon_g South Cheshire Harriers 4:09:33 4:09:33 4:09:33 52.69
Southwales22 Not sure why ive got it into my head to do another mara after being so blatent about not doing one this year, will just see how it goes on the day... Unaffiliated 4:01:12 4:53:56 5:00:00 4:53:56 46.07
stacky Pb but just could not get under 3.30,the greenway section on 2nd lap made sure off that,then at 25 slight ascent on main rd seen it slip away,no complaints about organisation superb,bottles of water and luco sport plentiful,good medal no tshirt ,no goody bag,hope i get in london next year as could not face greenway again. Dunstable RRC, Boxfit Tri Club 3:26:32 3:27:53 3:29:00 3:30:38 63.48
Steady Edina The Prestwich Plodders 5:30:14 5:30:14 5:00:00 5:30:14 42.03
Stellameister 100 Marathon Club 3:40:08 3:53:22 3:54:13 56.14
Stewey 100 Marathon Club, Roadhoggs Leicester AC 3:37:26 3:40:41 4:00:00 3:47:40 60.79
straitjacket Third time lucky,still aiming for sub 3:15 Redway Runners 3:16:19 3:17:51 3:14:55 3:17:51 69.35
StuartM Unaffiliated 3:24:08 3:29:35 3:30:00 3:52:39 57.97
Tatty Bogle Target is 4.30. My ultimate aim is sub-4, but maybe I'll do that next time.

A massive PB, really pleased. Wanted to go faster but it was so hot! Ran all the way too. :) Trentham RC 4:52:21 4:52:21 4:22:00 4:52:21 46.32
the hickmanator Dudley Kingswinford RC 3:42:22 3:45:58 4:20:00 3:56:37 56.51
Tiggers mate Roo Started off well, and relaxed but went to pot after c 10ml.  Horrid cramps in last 6ml every time I tried to pick up the pace. Very disappointed Sparkhill Harriers 3:08:05 3:41:30 3:46:35 72.48
Tim123 Unaffiliated 3:13:34 3:13:34 3:20:00 3:13:34 63.52
Trapper Last 4 miles lost the plot a bit - need to be more positive.  Yes hot, yes lost a bit of training - but need to work at the mind games a bit harder next time. Unaffiliated 4:02:32 4:02:32 3:59:59 4:02:32 52.13
Trevtherev5 Chip time was 4H 42M 26S - the first 13 miles was completed in 2 hours and I knew that the 2nd course was going to be punishing!!! The sun blazed down for the majority of the afternoon & I finally had to go to the loo after 18 miles - this affected my running as I never got back into the rhythm that I had built up to that stage!  The last 7 miles was agony, especially the greenway/gravel track(?) but I didn't slow down to walking pace as I wouldn't have had the energy to start up again!  Thighs were burning at this stage and I had cramp during the last mile before stepping up the pace with a sprint finish to the line for a PB - wo hoo!!! 

Support around the course was amazing & encouraging - even the cheerleaders!!!!  

Full respect to all fetch finishers - I might get the tee-shirt, Jenny-Far-Far who I passed before the final corner for encouraging me, Foxy Davy & Edwina - ah ha hum!!!! and anyone else who finished after 04H 43M 44.  I stayed for another hour+ at the line cheering & clapping all the runners home with Philippa my finance (I was in the red/navy blue tracksuit on the right hand side just after the finishing line!!!!!

I saw Phil & Mick cross the line - brilliant!!! Got a chance to speak to the family after the race - so humble!!!!!
Unaffiliated 4:43:44 4:43:44 4:45:26 4:43:44 45.21
Velociraptor I can't even begin to tell you how much better than London this race is :) 
A good one for me - paced it reasonably well (including a negative split), squashed some ferocious gremlins, and came away with a 7-minute PB. Cumberland AC, FERC 3:36:39 3:36:39 3:40:00 3:36:39 67.08
Vi Ninety Day Challenge Burton AC 5:54:34 5:54:34 5:54:34 35.09

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