London MarathonListed by Mike Burns
, London SE1 UK
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|Albert O Balsam||Mid Essex Casuals||4:06:00||4:41:00||4:41:00||44.46|
|Andy 1 shoe Money||Sparkhill Harriers||2:50:49||2:59:54||2:59:54||69.47|
|Auld fat Ironman||Clydesdale Harriers, Glasgow Triathlon Club||2:42:09||3:10:58||3:10:58||66.48|
|branie99||Silson Joggers AC||3:46:51||3:57:03||3:57:03||52.70|
|cake muncher||Falkland Trail Runners||2:42:41||2:50:00||2:50:00||73.52|
|chunky boy||Hastings Runners||3:49:54||3:51:16||3:51:16||54.04|
|Cobham Runner||Harvel Hash House Harriers||3:32:34||4:26:58||4:26:58||50.43|
|Cris Garth||Swindon Harriers||3:19:33||4:21:39||4:21:39||48.52|
|Fat Boy||Carnegie Harriers||2:50:30||3:05:38||3:05:38||67.33|
|Go-KL||Grantham Running club||2:40:47||3:42:00||3:25:00||3:42:00||56.33|
|Goldeagle||Dudley Kingswinford RC||3:52:44||4:20:17||4:20:17||52.64|
|Hodgy||Thorney Running Club||3:14:17||3:31:10||3:31:10||59.16|
|Hoof it||Thetford AC||3:39:20||3:39:20||3:39:20||57.19|
|Insomniac||Winchester & District AC||3:11:54||4:31:00||4:31:00||49.97|
|iPaul||Bedford Harriers AC||2:56:56||2:58:43||2:58:43||69.90|
|M. Diddy||Team Trisports, North Herts Road Runners||3:12:32||3:49:37||3:49:37||54.41|
|Malc26.2||Astley & Tyldesley Road Runners||3:06:03||3:12:59||3:12:59||64.73|
|Marathon Mike||Woodford Green AC with Essex Ladies||4:50:32||5:27:38||5:27:38||38.13|
|MidgeRunner||Chiltern Harriers AC||3:46:00||3:46:00||3:30:00||3:46:00||55.30|
|Mike Burns||Shetland AAC||3:14:45||3:19:20||3:19:20||68.14|
|Nels||Road Runners Club||3:58:53||4:44:04||4:44:04||43.98|
|Paul Cross||Long Distance Walkers Association||3:23:05||3:38:42||3:38:42||57.12|
|richc||Royal Sutton Coldfield AC||2:43:53||3:03:46||3:03:46||83.40|
|Slow and Ultra Steady||Ipswich JAFFA RC||3:44:00||5:08:30||5:00:00||5:08:30||40.50|
|WineRunner52||Road Runners Club||3:11:49||3:11:49||3:23:10||66.30|
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1714th and run ivolved 3 ball juggling all the way!!
This was a horrible race - my first marathon. The problem was in the training living in South London, basing most of it on a fairly short commute to central London and running sporadically and not concentrating that much on long runs - and those I did regularly ended in cramp - most horrifically so when I pulled up in Regent's Park and had to hobble all the way home.
Having got quite comfortable running half marathons, I was once again naïve in how to approach the marathon distance. Still though the first miles were awesome, running in such cramped surroundings and being cheered on by so many people.
I was fine to halfway (1:40 ish) buit at 18 miles hit a huge wall that was followed by a huge rain shower and a chill in the air that left my lucky baggy cotton grey shorts and cotton t-shirt 3 times their weight and perishingly cold.
I shivered and crawled my way to the finish. I wasn't going to quit, I never envisaged such a thing happening and I was most proud to be the first person I knew to run a marathon. But the experience left me physically and mentally scarred for a few months earlier - a knee injury left me unable to run properly for around 6 months.
1st time and best so far.
Slow and Ultra Steady
Did this as a silly young man with no knowledge and little training but got round in the end
Auld fat Ironman
Going ok until 18m then wheels came off.
5m - 34:00
10m - 66:37
20m - 2:19
2:56:56 watch time - 2:58:43 is gun time.