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Having competed in this race yesterday I was wondering why it showed 497 finishers out of what should have been 800 starters, 30%+ dnf/dns seems a awful lot to me.
Me too, how did you do?
4:02 how about you?
were you running with a rucksack-if so I was the guy from Tamworth.
No rucksack, but I probably saw you, did 3:55 I was running just under sub 4 for the first half then sped up. So depends how even your race was? I can't walk today!
Your wava's 3% better than mine, damn you!
You'd would have passed me I was running sub 3.50 for the 20 miles and crawled home for the last three miles-I had a big yellow Reel Road Runners on my back. Wava is king as I often say to youngsters. Fortunately had today off work.
I only just passed you, it was touch and go that my calfs didn't cramp up completely from 21 miles, I had to slow down, I was fine other than that, plenty of energy, not enough long runs. Nursed the last 4 miles enough to stay under 4 hrs without cramping. Reel road runners rings a bell, but I run without my glasses and by then I was almost in a trance.
It was a 46 min pb for me, was expecting about 4.30 given i'd never run all the way before so I'm over the moon with my effort. Well done yourself, thought it was a top race-except water in cups.
Well done!!!! But if you were expecting 4:30 why were you going at 3:50 pace?! I hadn't run a marathon for ages, not a "succesful" one, had no no idea what pace to run at but mcmillan suggested I could do sub 4, so I thought sod it, go for it. Second best time for me.
I really enjoyed it, great race, I didn't mind the water in cups, I walked through the stations and didn't drink whole cups anyway, It was much hillier than I was expecting though. Or that might've been because I was running faster than I was expecting to!
My plan was to run 10 min miles for the first half and kick on, but found myself running much quicker and feeling really comfortable till about 19.5 miles and then a nice young lady gave me a gee up and I managed to get through in a much better time. Stratford upon Avon Shakespeare marathon next on the Marathon agenda,
8:46 m/m from a planned 10 m/m is crazy! You did well to hold on.
I'm doing Rome, it's 7 days before my 40th i'm thinking I could get a pb, i've got 4 months to knock off 15 minutes.
Rome is a beautiful place I reckon you'll do it easy. All the very best.
Thank you, I hope so, I was on track for 3.30 a few years ago then got injured, it's taken me a couple of years to get back in the right mind.
Best of luck to you too!