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Hi brimps! Did my last 20-miler last weekend too, looking forward to that taper madness in the final 7 days already...
My absolute dream time will be sub 3:30, so 3:29:59 will do just fine - it's ambitious for my first marathon - but it's my "A" race this year so I'm going for it!
I realised on Saturday that my race kit, (Fetch vest / black shorts) seems to have a lot of Black / Red and Yellow in it - strikingly similar to the German national flag's colours!
My dream time would be half hour after you GeeForce. It will be my 2nd marathon, the first being Dublin 4 years ago when I came in on 4 hours and 7 minutes. Anything around 4 hours I'll be happy with. Think I'm doing okay on the training front, getting the miles in, been free of injuries up to now (touch wood) and really looking forward to it.
I'll steer clear of black, red and yellow. I think they'll be enough of those colours running around by the sound of things!
This is my second marathon. Did 3.58 on hilly course in May.Was aiming for 3.30 but race times make it look more like 3.45 depending on the heat factor! Will hang on to your coat tails Geeforce
That hill is more like a bump-only 20 m height in all-chose this marathon as claims to be flat! Lets hope I won't eat my words!!!
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cidersurfer wrote (see)We've had e-mails and attachments with race numbers for the half. Getting closer...
Well, we've just discovered that I've got an e-mail and attachment but other half hasn't. She's just e-mailed them to ask what's going on!
We've had e-mails and attachments with race numbers for the half. Getting closer...
Hope everyone is well - counting down now!!!
I managed to plod round the Royal Parks Half yesterday so I'm hoping to do the same in Majorca. I am so looking forward to the post-race San Miguels.......
Can't believe it- come out with cold/flu symptoms today-16 weeks intensive training and this happens!! Am hoping to shake it off by sunday but who knows! Will go and have to play it by ear!
Looked at forecast-20 degrees at 9 am and 23 at 12 (when I will still be going) hotter than I bargained for!
Andyp - mines a sangria!
Brimps - is that at each drink station or after the event?
I hope your sniffles are nothing more than pre-race phantom symptoms.....
Good luck everyone for the weekend, i'm going to be on the sidelines and am just going to have a nice weekend with the wife. I'm getting back into the running but am still only doing a few miles.
Make sure you get the sunscreen on, after Edinburgh (25 degrees), some people were just a little red!!
WR-are you coming to cheer on the brits as think we need bit support amongst the hundreds of germans!! Packed my factor 50 and knotted hanky!
Andyp-sangria each water station! A great suggestion. No drug testing I hope as I am downing all the cold/flu medicines I can!!
Cheers WR - I'm flying out tomorrow morning to acclimatise..
I'll try and wear something clearly not German (maybe my Reading FC footy shirt) that'll create a bit of banter
Good luck all - run well and enjoy
You could try doing the Basil Fawlty walk, that would go down well!!
Anyway good luck Andy.
Hope to fathom out who you internet shadows are when I get there! Know the clues to look for!! I am a white/green/yellow gillingham trotter!! Give me a cheer esp in that last 6 miles!
A little run tomorrow and very early flight saturday as well.Everything depends now on easy jet!!!
Have good journeys
Great event but French traffic controllers managed to extend the travelling time!!
Weather was just to my liking-bit of rain at the end was great.
Did 3 hr 47 27 with an unplanned loo break due to my fear of dehydration!! Lots of great entertainment on the way around but think the organisers packed up a little early! Taking the timing clock down as I ran past at 33 km!!
Gee force-well done on your time-well within your target!
Definitely one I will put on my wish list for next year
Well done all, late back last night/this morning also due to air traffic problems
Had a great run, in a well-organised event. Enjoyed a few days in Palma too
Sad to read in the local Palma press the next day of the death of a 10km competitor though.
I enjoyed the half mara, managed a pb although going for sub 1.50 paced perfectly for 13.1 miles on garmin but misjugded the extra distance...... so ran through 13.1 in 1.49 and had a finish time of 1.51.
Well organised and Palma is a good place for the weekend, good food, wine and the beer after the finish was a surprise
Beer - but it was alcohol free...and claimed to be isotonic?!
Ran out of hands, trying to carry the beer, water, Powerade and the medal...
Just got back today. We had a great week in Majorca, and I have to say, what a great event that was.
My time for the half broke no records (2h 22ish), but I thoroughly enjoyed the event.
I saw Pete and Martin from Reading RR and the 100 Marathon club. I spoke to a few other Brits en route.
I'd entered formally so my number had "Andrew" on it. I didn't spot initially when people were encouraging me - D'oh!
Agree that it is a race I'd like to return to.
Sad to hear about the death - I saw a guy near the turnaround point at about 3 miles who had fallen heavily and his head was bleeding badly - the ambulance arrived just after I'd gone around the turn.
WR - hope you get your wish and can compete next year.
Well done everyone, i've managed a couple of 4 mile runs this week and haven't felt too bad, hip seems to be holding up well. If you make it back and aren't running there are some great bars around the old town!!
Well done everyone who raced, agree with everyone who enjoyed it. Finished in 4 hours and 13, slower than hoped but in reality just glad I finished. Great venue and would recommend it. Half marathon is very picturesque, 2nd half not so much but a great event nonetheless. Spoke to a few Brits after the race, hope you enjoyed it. Looking forward now to London 2011, unless I get persuaded to run another marathon in between. Think I've caught the bug!