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South Downs Marathon

Sat June 13 2009
39 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Anna Finn VEGAN RUNNERS UK 3:40:54 4:01:18 4:42:20 48.02
ashley1_scott god that was a very long day, never again going to walk the whole course.
Can't faulty the marshalling tho Victory AC 5:12:00 7:00:00 7:42:00 26.61
atrain247 FERC 3:43:20 4:12:29 4:49:11 43.02
Blakey 26.2 RRC 26.2 Road Runners Club 3:48:57 4:11:32 4:30:00 4:41:02 44.27
Bottom Trotter Unaffiliated 3:31:24 3:36:16 4:59:19 50.67
bruno. new hilly trail marathon PB at the end of a 70 mile week so very pleased Unaffiliated 3:43:21 4:14:46 4:26:14 46.18
Capricorn Running on empty for the last few miles (should have had gel at the 20m point), but as always a great run. Brilliant organisation, good goody bag, quality t-shirt Unaffiliated 3:27:16 3:29:17 4:15:00 4:09:43 57.65
chelsian Unaffiliated 4:33:00 4:33:00 5:00:00 5:37:18 36.75
DPowles Portsmouth Joggers Club 3:05:55 3:13:22 3:45:00 3:45:00 55.30
Gandhi Hadn't run for 2 weeks due to a continuing chest infection. Found it really tough.I've never seen hills like that & I thought I was going to get sunstroke in that heat.Had to have a rest at the 20.5 miles.
But now that the pain & agony is over I'm really glad I did it. Spectacular scenery .Organisation was superb.Will definitely do it again. Coltishall Jaguars 3:57:49 3:57:49 5:46:32 43.36
graz Unaffiliated 3:22:45 4:07:41 54.45
Gymfreak Datchet Dashers 3:24:46 3:45:55 5:27:00 41.41
Insomniac 6th lady, finished feeling very strong, and if I'd run 3 mins faster I'd have been 3rd, bugger! I hadn't realised that. Winchester & District AC 3:11:54 3:17:15 3:52:06 58.41
Joe Hawk Datchet Dashers 2:56:05 3:18:06 3:57:04 51.87
Johnny Blaze Unaffiliated 3:59:35 4:09:14 4:59:59 5:13:43 43.74
Kampfmaus My first marathon! Yay! Serpentine RC 3:43:15 3:43:15 4:19:02 52.52
Kent plodder Nothing went according to plan. MY slowest ever marathon and an hour slower than my time at South downs in 2007.

Stupidly ran 100m and 800m on Friday night and reactiveted my old hamstring injury. I had seemed better but now it's back to square one ... Aaargh!   

Went to bed late - 12h30ish after arguing with wife. She thought I'm mad running so many marathons!
 
Morning of the race- Woke up early and set-off only for car to get stuck in 3rd gear within a mile of home. Long strory short managed to rectify the problem and made it in time for the coach to the start. Should have set off at 9am but decided to take an extra hour to settle down - besides my hamstring was still sore so gave it a bit of a massage.

Race itself was tough from the outset. Needed to walk up the first hill between 3 and 4 miles. Felt like stopping at this stage but soldiered on taking each mile at a time. I was ok on the flat and downhill sections but struggled at any hint of an uphill which forced me to raise my knee (and stretch hamstring).   

I still enjoyed the day and will be back again!

Sevenoaks AC 3:12:18 3:31:06 4:00:00 4:39:48 45.50
Konaboy Phew that was hard work. Really struggled from half way with the heat & blisters. From 20miles on took 2min walking break at each mile marker. Again lack of long distance training resulted in below par performance. Also really must avoid longer distance races over the summer months. Will now buckle down with a proper training plan for Abingdon in October. Must say it was one of the best organised races that I've done - must look at entering some more of the SAAB Salomon/2:09 events later in the year Reading Roadrunners 3:35:22 4:30:00 4:22:56 49.19
Lady Sol Anstey Amblers and Runners 5:23:16 5:57:50 6:41:54 33.69
Miserable Bleeder 100 Marathon Club, Wrekin Road Runners 6:01:13 8:40:00 6:13:00 33.51
mk parkrun Redway Runners 3:21:03 3:45:00 4:46:58 43.36
Monster Feet Loved it loved it loved it loved it. Unaffiliated 3:46:29 3:46:29 4:45:00 4:32:35 49.68
Mr Guy Unaffiliated 3:36:23 3:43:41 4:38:16 44.19
Mrs Gandhi Really tough marathon and the hardest one I have done.  Very hilly.  Views spectacular.  Very well organised.  Although afterwards I said never again, I have thought about it and would love to give it another go. Coltishall Jaguars 4:37:10 4:59:23 5:56:52 48.61
Naomi P Part one of a birthday double weekend. Lovely weather today, and nice to see so many runners out on a tough race. Time was ok given the hills and the second mara the following day. Very impressed by the women's fit technical t-shirt at the finish. Unaffiliated 3:28:37 3:38:59 4:30:00 4:52:47 46.25
ogee 100 Marathon Club, South London Harriers 3:10:24 3:10:24 4:03:00 52.39
plodding hippo fell over twice, suffered in the humidity and was totally depleted by mile 16.Nice to have a blether all the way round with my mate though 100 Marathon Club 4:16:46 4:16:46 5:28:47 43.79
pmartin666 Cramps! Unaffiliated 5:36:29 41.86
poppysox Humid, hot & tough but enjoyable all the same.  Pleased to get so far under 5h too. Watford Joggers 3:46:37 3:56:45 5:00:00 4:30:06 50.19
RacingSnake26 Sandhurst Joggers 3:21:52 3:32:24 4:08:11 54.56
redpanda Unaffiliated 3:17:17 3:23:00 4:12:00 54.32
Shadow A lot harder than I expected.  I've done Snowdonia twice and that is a lot easier than this one. Cant wait til next year!!! 100 Marathon Club, Cybi Striders 3:58:17 4:24:00 4:30:00 5:04:52 49.27
Stash almost don't remember the first 30k, and than I hit the wall. The last 10k were murder! Farnham Runners 4:15:01 4:15:01 5:20:00 4:47:16 44.32
Steal Dutch Gin Garden City Runners 3:09:33 3:49:00 4:00:00 3:55:25 56.80
Stubacca Unaffiliated 4:11:00 4:11:00 5:02:00 40.71
Tango (Adam) Notfast Running Club, Votwo/USN 2:37:00 2:51:48 5:00:00 3:18:26 61.96
Timea Bishops Stortford RC 4:02:57 4:20:33 4:39:33 0.00
tsubo 00 Purbeck Runners 3:49:21 4:05:00 4:08:30 50.30
wozzlehunter a tough one, and one of the best organised races on the marathon calender. several club members did this and organised a bbq for the finish, a most social way to finish after a hard day on the trail.Deffo be doing this one again. Portsmouth Joggers Club 2:59:47 3:01:40 3:27:33 66.11

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  • On 5th Jan 2009 at 9:39am, Extreme Plodder wrote: 42.2 km sub 05:00:00: Comrades Qualifier
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