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Best of luck for tomorrow
AA: on your way to become a sleb what with the BBC interview.
Great to see you, Freemers.
I'm full of cold and gunk If I was racing tomorrow I'd be a DNS. Feeling rotten.
Tempted by the dark side but all the effing gear that's required really puts me off.
Ah chick that's horrible. Hope you feel better soon. You can track us all from your sick bed. The dark side is a load of faff With all the gear!!!
hope freemers, 2old (plus 2old junior) and nell are all chilling nicely. Hope to see the boys at the start. (if I make the bbc interview and they don't hold me up!) wrecking my routine
chicksta - Hope you feel better soon.
Barry - go smash that 3:15 tomorrow. I won't see you!!
2old sorry about your result. Good match for a neutral though. see you tomorrow I hope.
Nell - hopefully see you Around the GWR bit or pen 2 @9:45!
look forward to hearing all about it.
2old - yeah of course. Sorry. So are my family!
Good luck to everyone running this morning
AA - I remember the last time I run London could not sleep, just the build up to running, breakfast for me on race day was porridge, Banana and topped with honey, Rocket Fuel.
AA - Lovely short interview on BBC1.
Tracking live 10 runners on the iPhone Marathon App, have a great race.
Go go go guys
Winner Elliot Kipchoge from Kenya 2:03:05 only 10 seconds outside the Marathon World Record, mens race great to watch.
Bit concerned about AA c'mon girl!!
2old and Barry looking good. Nell looking amazing Hope Freemers' achilles is holding up.
Neil - Looks like your having a great race.
AA - Keep going.
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Well done Nell &2old
Really worried about AA
Freemers - Looks like your almost there, keep going.
Barry - Looks like you have a sub 3:30 well done.
AA - You must be having a tough race, hope your not injured, not that far and keep going.
Well done to everyone on your times.
Neil - 2:56:24
Barry - 3:25:42
Freemers - 3:40:40
AA - 3:55:44
2Old - A fantastic time 3:03:54, what was your race plan at the start, and was that around your planned time.
2Old- OMG fantastic time! Congrats, very well done. I saw you wizz past around mile 24 but by the time I shouted your name you were gone- woosh!
Barry- I could say well done, still a good time and all that but I know you're disappointed and I can totally relate. You WILL nail it eventually, just need to persevere. I'm telling myself the same thing! Hope the head is not too sore this morning.
AA- big hug. It was great to run into you after the finish and chat. Hope you're feeling a bit better today. Damn marathons know how to bite us in the bum sometimes. You looked fab in your outfit by the way! Enjoy the recovery, onwards and upwards.
Neil- fantastic time, looking forward to a race report.
Free- same for you, hope you had a good one.
I spent a few hours spectating on Victoria Embankment yesterday, it was hard work, I'm telling you! Saw AA and 2Old but missed Barry. All in all great day out.
Congrats everyone, hope the legs and heads are not too sore today. Enjoy the recovery.
Nell - amazing. Well done.
2old - a pb boom!!
Barry - hope you're not too disappointed. A great time again.
Freemers - hope your Achilles held out and you enjoyed the champs start.
Well yesterday wasn't my day. All a rush to the start (sorry I didn't see you guys) and then whisked off to blue start for 2 mins of fame. Just about made green start in time. My legs just didn't get going from the first mile. By 4 miles I knew it was going to be really hard. Mentally it was hard I got very emotional thinking about the funeral and my head wasn't in it. It was catagorically the hardest run of my life and my slowest marathon for 15 years. Went through the "I'm never doing this again" phase from 6 miles. on the upside, I had so much support and raising awareness for my charity "action on hearing loss". Ticked the box for London in fancy dress, got on telly a few times and also got stopped by Colin Jackson at 24 miles for interview! Bumped into Bro on Whitehall afterwards and had a good cry on a sympathetic shoulder.
((AA)) I really feel for you. I reckon the personal trauma drained you a lot more than you would have thought. Well done for seeing it through. I guess I would have pulled out ... but how brilliant to be interviewed by Colin Jackson .
I'm really annoyed that we can't get the BBC programmes anymore we usually lose the signal around 1pm. Managed to watch the elites race which was great. That poor woman who won in the end went down at a drinks station and banged her head real hard . Unbelievably she got up and caught all the runners that had passed her to take the win.
Barry: that sub 3:15 is just being mean to you You so deserve a good one at last. Maybe, just maybe if you slowed down your training runs a bit ... just saying. Absolutely brilliant PBs for Nell and 2old really thrilled for you guys.
Amazing times from Nell and 2old - well done!
Barry - well done on another solid time from you
AA - sorry it wasn't the race you'd planned, but sounds like you have put it into perspective.
Well I had a bit of a shocker with a 20 minute positive split! Just goes to show you can't wing a marathon on little speed work. To be honest I didn't feel that great from the off, but tried to keep the pace at around 7.40 which felt OK for my legs, but by 14-15 miles I knew it was going to be a bad second half. Let's just say I adopted a run-walk strategy from about 17 miles....hurt like hell, bad cramps in hamstring and calves, and then my left quad seized up in the last half mile so I was hobbling down the mall. Today though it's really only my Achilles that are hurting, my quads don't feel too bad - must have been all the walking that helped!
Not really sure how I feel about it - maybe could have got a better result if I'd slowed down earlier, but I think I'd still have struggled later. Disappointed after last year even though I wasn't aiming for that time again, and definitely wasn't enjoying it out there. But it's done now so need to put it behind me and see what's next on the running horizon. I feel the need for shorter stuff for the time being.