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Dave Lord wrote (see)
Sarah M , it's not the t shirt that's too big , you are too small , all good runners are around 6ft 15 tall and weigh in at 20 stone before carbo loading , and get perfect fit T shirts
Haha! I take it that at 5'7" and 9 stone after carb loading I definitely count as too small?!
Gave it a bloody good go today though and smashed my 2 hour target- waiting for my official time but my watch said 1:55:45
I completed my first half marathon today but wanted to get my official time, does anyone know where I get this from
Keep an eye on tghe Guild Marathon web site.
Please bear in mind that as we write this, people are still finishing and all the results need to be in before they can go on the web sites. Shouldn't be long though.
oh right ok thanks
Well done sarah thats a fantastic time. I came at 2:02:? i think, will have to wait for the official time to get it exact. Was aiming for under 2 hours but it was hillier than expected. Also my iphone app seems to overestimate the distances and according to that I did 13.1 in 1:59:20. As this is what I am comparing my training runs to I am happy.
Well done everyone.
Can anyone post me a link to their Garmin trace for the half please?
As the course measurer I just want to confirm a couple of things that in wasn't able to do during the race.
I've got the marathon trace, just want a look at a half trace please.
Those who know me will know this is a belt and braces job by me.
According to that you weren't even on the roads for most of it
It's the half marathon I'm looking for though Dave. Thanks anyway
Brian, I know you have a fetch account so hopefully you can see it
I measured it long (about 0.2miles) as did a few other people I spoke to. The spur we took away from the mara route I think was wrong... I'd seen on the road the turn around point and then had to carry on running
here you go Brain - hope this works. I had 1/2 at 13.31
Yep, my old forerunner 205 measured it as 13.35 miles. hee hee.
hi everyone,wow i will admit that did hurt me after 18miles,my runkeeper had my finish time at 3.44mins.was happy with that even though i did wilt at the end.i found it a lot more hilly than it should be,enjoyed though even though im hurting.im planning on doing the manchester one next,id like to thank ppl on here for giving me advice over the last week.
I really enjoyed the HM despite the weather, and I thought the atmosphere was much better than expected. I forgot all the good intentions I'd had and did my first mile at a 8.14 pace (oops!), although realised fairly quickly and pulled it back a bit and hit 5k at 28.20 (my 5k PB is 28.05) and 10k at 58.45 (my 10k PB is 61.06) so you can probably tell I was a little on the eager side! I realised I was running a high risk of crashing and burning, but by it was too late to do anything but just hang on in there, and somehow I managed to. I was a bit slow stopping runkeeper on my phone at the end, but I was definitely sub 2hr 10 which I'm delighted with.
Hope no one is feeling too achy and we've all warmed up a bit!
Just like to say a big thank you to the organisers, and all the volunteers too who braved the wind and rain for most of the day. And not to forget the many spectators who provided great support throughout. Quality. You helped make it a cracking marathon despite the rain.
And on my seventh attempt I finally managed to avoid the wall and got a PB to boot - 3hrs 45:45 I think. I'm over the moon
Here's to 2032!
Branno, Totally agree the volunteers and spectators had it a lot harder than we did. A great big thanks without them there wouldn't have been an event.
All great stuff today and I'll put some feedback on the site later. However, as there's some discussion of the length of the half-marathon course and a request for a link to Garmin traces, I set out a link to my Garrmin entry below. I hope this helps.
My Garmin made the course 21.41 km, i.e. 320 metres too long. Errors with Garmins are of course quite normal, but this was the largest I have ever experienced. I dodged about a bit at the start. For the first 10 miles or so it looked like my run was going to be about 100-150 metres longer than the 21.09. However from the 10 mile point the course seemed to get a bit longer. and that's where an extra 150-200 metres seemed to creep in.
Anyone know whether there's some results up anywhere yet?
I thought the organisation was great although a shame if there were issues with the course set up.
Not up yet Andy.... you'll have to wait a bit longer for confimration of your Sub 2:45
It seems the common HM distance posted on the garmin website is in the range of 13.30 and 13.40. mine recorded 13.38.
Considering the dire weather, there were some really nice spots of spectators.
Fantastic race, organisation,support and marshalling. Best I've seen for sometime.
I can't understand all the cafuffle over the length of the course, there is actually no way that anybody could run the exact race line, most of us will take on something from the feeding stations, overtake and dodge people as well, never mind garmins are not 100% accurate. TThe fact is that the course has been measured and certified as being the correct distance by somebody who knows what they are doing!!
Anyway,rant over. I did 1.54 for the half, 4 minutes more than I was aiming for but the conditions were just horrendous plus the course was hillier than the average, say compared to Wilmslow, Blackpool, Chester for example so don't feel too disappointed.
Well done to evertbody who took part, I hop you have dried out!!
Marathon times are up - still waiting for the half. I measured the half at 13.4 but then I measured the Run Preston 10k at 10.4k so just assumed that my iphone app measures wrong. If i go with my app then I came in under my 2hr target!