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Winter Enigma marathon (FULL)

Listed by Foxy
Simpson, Simpson Milton Keynes MK6 UK
18 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
angelis Unaffiliated 2:55:06 3:03:11 3:11:00 70.49
Anna Finn VEGAN RUNNERS UK 3:40:54 4:22:08 4:22:08 52.17
Binks Serpentine RC 3:06:55 3:33:00 3:39:06 57.01
Blackbird Leys (boy) 100 Marathon Club, Woodstock Harriers AC 3:17:25 3:17:25 3:30:00 3:36:00 65.15
BlueWombat Cambridge & Coleridge AC, Cambridge University Hare & Hounds 3:28:13 3:48:00 4:13:14 54.10
Brookers MK Lakeside Runners 3:01:00 3:12:19 3:30:00 3:42:46 56.08
Foxster 100 Marathon Club 3:33:20 3:56:35 4:10:40 56.14
Gobi 7 big laps and a small lap on a course that was largely hardpack/path.

Used as a training run with plans to keep my HR under 75%(came in at 75%) but accepting a small rise on the small slopes on the course. 

I had agreed to run the small lap and first long lap at a controlled pace to show the course to a few people. Put me about a minute behind where I would have been running my own pace but never an issue on a training run. Took the lead on lap 4 and slowly ran away from the field. I won by 3 mins and 40 seconds from Ian Berry who had run 3 marathons in 4 days all in under 3.10.

Marathon came up in 3.00.30 seconds and I finished first in 3.02.18

Could I have got under 3 hours? Of course but there are bigger events coming up so why risk the training, we all know a lot of the damage is done in the last 6 miles(big picture). First race I have done of marathon distance or longer where I have had no cramp at all. :¬)

Two small niggles - I got a blister(been a long time) and I couldn't stop peeing(5 in 7 laps). The peeing was funny as during the race I only took 3 gels and about 50ml of lucozade yet 3 miles from the finish I needed to stop and PEE!!!!

Happy with the end result though. 

Unaffiliated 2:38:57 2:56:28 3:02:18 70.21
Gymfreak Datchet Dashers 3:24:46
Hemel Runner Unaffiliated 3:57:23 4:21:40 4:23:57 47.33
Jogging Jon Wrekin Road Runners 3:44:35 4:03:27 5:25:27 41.02
madlot Unaffiliated 3:53:01 3:53:01 4:12:00 50.79
MrsJJ Wrekin Road Runners 3:49:24 3:56:25 4:54:17 49.84
mxhornet City of Norwich AC 2:38:40 3:56:55 3:56:55 58.34
plodding hippo 100 Marathon Club 4:16:46 4:23:15 4:27:02 56.26
Princess Purple Bubbles It wont be fast and not necessarily pretty but I will dam well finish!!!! Current training times say somewhere near 5hours but I don't care as long as I finish safely!! Thank you Foxy for having faith in me!

YAY! I RAN A MARATHON!!!!! Scarborough AC 5:04:44 5:33:33 5:45:00 5:51:22 38.60
TZ 100 Marathon Club, Winchester & District AC 2:39:36 2:53:25 3:05:59 67.78
Ultra Kanga Kazzaaaaah!! 100 Marathon Club 4:06:30 4:20:42 5:21:47 47.84


MrsJJ 3rd Jan 11, 21:55
plodding hippo 3rd Jan 11, 16:42
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