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London 23rd April Lit Slowkoala AlanB 85+ 16w sub 2:35 Tom13 55-70 18w 2:41 #1286HA77 DIY 2:39 #1088dct hopefully 70-85 2:44:59 Muddy DIY 60-70 sub 2:50Bluemoon86 70-85 18w sub 2:50Sorequads 55-70 18w 2:50 15West Daniels Sub 2:50 Millsy 55-70 18w 2:54 #31825Jooligan 55-70 24w 2:59Macca P&L/P&D TBC Mattywarr 18-55 Sub 3.05 (GFA)Madbee 55-70 sub 3:10 Joe Blogs-BR 2.47 #24598Lou Diamonds 40-55 TBCTrevO – Will see after BrightonBananaCoop - sub 4:24:50 (GWR)Southampton 23rd AprilFBT Pick & mix 45 12w 3:15AWC 33-55 18w sub 3:30
Some Data for FMLers:
HM time of 1:13:06 back in February on a flat, fast course in perfect conditions.
Since then another HM saw me run 1:15xx and then a 20 mile race the following week in 2:02xx. Had excuses for slightly lacklustre performances as they came shortly after I had been on antibiotics for a nasty infection I had in my armpit so wasn't feeling great.
Training has gone well, I have been injury free for the duration of the 18 week programme and have run 9 20 mile + runs. I'm going to be setting off at 6m/m pace but I'm still very concerned that my lack of experience at this distance (only my second marathon) will count against me in the latter stages. I struggled in the last 6 miles in Manchester so confidence isn't very high regarding my endurance. I would love to run 2:38/2:39 but I fear it will be more like 2:41/2:42 on the day. So I'm going to put 2:41 as my prediction.
Looks like HA77 is also a safe bet for captain sandbagger!
Tom13 55-70 18w 2:41 #1286Training has gone well, I have been injury free for the duration of the 18 week programme and have run 9 20 mile + runs.
Tom13 55-70 18w 2:41 #1286
Training has gone well, I have been injury free for the duration of the 18 week programme and have run 9 20 mile + runs.
I just put mine in my pocket but my marathon shorts do have elastic pouches to carry gels.
HA what happens when you want to go to pick a drink up from the drink station or high five the kids supporting?
Pushing things a bit, Tommo? I admire your calmness.
Good detail, muddy! I'll fence sit for a bit and see where the money goes. Tom looks set to be a strong favourite for captain. Excellent training consistency.
Impressive Bear Grylls style gel carrying HA.
Reg - I saw a photo of me from 2012 the other day. It was at a 10k, but in the height of my tri days. Long socks, visor and wrist bands. Oh dear, oh dear.
7 with 2 today. First a bit punchy in 6:14, second about correct HR and 6:29. Plan on the day will be to ease into it and get up to speed using the freebie downhill mile 4. I'm number 33319, will be in a light purple Almost Athletes vest and am going off the Red GFGA start. I predict 2:52. I'd be bloody delighted with this.