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|activeight||Bishops Stortford RC, Bishops Stortford Swimming Club||4:11:47||4:31:07||4:30:00||4:31:07||54.10|
|Andymac109||North Norfolk Beach Runners||3:26:06||3:46:17||3:46:17||59.50|
|Bellers||Springfield Striders RC||3:57:52||4:08:00||4:00:00||4:08:00||56.01|
|BlueWombat||Cambridge & Coleridge AC, Cambridge University Hare & Hounds||3:28:13||3:48:00||3:56:57||57.82|
|Bru-Bru||Mid Essex Casuals||4:35:38||5:15:00||4:50:01||5:15:00||45.08|
|Bumface||Purple Patch Runners||2:59:10||3:35:00|
|Closer||100 Marathon Club, FERC||3:38:59||4:01:31||4:09:35||60.19|
|Dagenham GOAT||Dagenham 88 Runners||2:57:55||3:08:09||3:23:24||61.41|
|Dave01||Rochford Running Club||3:20:47||3:37:51||3:37:51||70.31|
|Debbie G||Stowmarket Striders RC||3:58:05||4:34:45||4:40:00||5:10:52||48.33|
|Discovery Dave||Truro RC, Truro Running Club||3:56:35||4:40:52|
|firemannotsam||Bishops Stortford RC, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service||3:25:52||3:42:27||3:30:00||3:42:27||56.38|
|FormerHos||Maldon Soul Runners, Little Baddow Ridge Runners||3:55:13||4:32:00||4:02:00||4:32:00||45.97|
|Gemma F||Reading Roadrunners||3:28:11|
|I shot the sheriff||Unaffiliated||3:30:16||3:32:47||3:32:47||59.45|
|Jon B||Springfield Striders RC||3:08:34||3:08:34||3:23:23||61.67|
|Kent plodder||Sevenoaks AC||3:12:18||3:51:00||4:00:00||4:13:34||51.75|
|Micky J||Dunstable RRC||3:28:04||3:28:04||3:55:00||3:49:29||56.24|
|MonkeyBoy24||Striders of Croydon AC||3:48:06||3:48:06||3:48:06||54.76|
|mummyV||Ranelagh Harriers, Stragglers||3:44:52||3:55:04||3:55:04||57.81|
|ogee||100 Marathon Club, South London Harriers||3:10:24||3:56:00||3:56:00||55.61|
|Peteb69||100 Marathon Club, Serpentine RC||2:49:15||3:06:51||3:25:16||62.87|
|Psimon||Havering Mayesbrook AC||2:38:42||2:43:53||2:51:32||79.17|
|Rog36||BRJ Run and Tri||2:59:56||3:25:44||3:44:59||3:44:56||58.84|
|shellbelle68||Witham Running Club||3:38:35|
|Slow Duck||100 Marathon Club, Dorking & Mole Valley AC||3:15:53||3:35:53||4:59:59||4:33:26||48.40|
|starky||100 Marathon Club, North Norfolk Beach Runners||2:48:41||3:08:36||3:22:31||61.74|
|steven.dawkins||Orion Harriers, Woodford Green AC with Essex Ladies||3:17:24||3:17:24||3:15:00||3:17:24||63.28|
|two flush||Great Yarmouth Road Runners||3:07:12|
|Ultra Sparkly Bridget (USB)||Buckingham and Stowe Running Club||4:26:52||5:03:20||5:03:20||51.39|
|wendy woo||Dunstable RRC||3:45:09||3:58:17||4:15:00||4:11:30||64.41|
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Hot ,humid and hilly but amazingly organised , brill marshalls x
I really should do more research before I enter races. I had no idea that there was over 1000 m of climbs and that there was an uphill off road section at 25 or that there were sections of broken road that almost qualify as off road.
I trained for a PB and set off looking for 3:22. By half way I was clutching to the hope of nicking a PB at 3:25.
By 15 miles the heat and constant ups and downs had got to me and a sub 3:30 was the best I could hope for.
At 20 I was clinging on for survival and thought 3:45 might be on.
The thing that got to me most was the fact that I just couldn't get into a pace I felt I could hold. The ups just kept coming and the downs weren't long enough to coast. On a couple of occasions a decent stretch of flat was spoiled by a blustery head wind.
In the end, after staggering over the grass at 25 miles, I got back in 3:41:29
The highlights were the roars of encouragement from Fetchpoint, the support and cheery words from the supportors on the course and the little lasses that gave me an ice pole at 20 miles.
120/608 19.7% cat. 11/30
My second full marathon!
Tough old boot that one!
First Marathon so will be interesting!
Was both hillier and hotter than expected. Still had VLM in my legs so last six miles were both a mental and physical struggle. Surprised to come in second male overall, but dead chuffed.
Marathon debut and all I can say is ouch! Was going along fine until mile 16 and then absolutely fell apart.
Great event though. Hope to be back next year.
Chip Time 4:33:26 - Official Time 4:34:54
I love this race and was disappointed not to run close to my 2010 PB, set on this course. Picked up a thigh strain at twelve miles which put pay to any satisfactory time.
Ultra Sparkly Bridget (USB)
I'll just quietly draw a veil over this one
PLEASE NO SUN!!!!!
Lots of sun
Entered this on a mad whim after a dissapointing time at VLM this year ....but have not done much running in the last 3 weeks so will have to see if the London training is still in my legs !
Deep down hoping for a time around 4:30 so we'll have to see....
First marathon, exploding toe nails a whole new experience!!
bloody hot and hilly