My 2005 London Marathon

How was it for you? - Quotes and pictures from London 05

Posted: 18 April 2005
by Mark Irvine

Time: 2:51

This was only my second marathon; I ran Belfast last year in 3:11, but did not really do the full training. This year I followed the sub 3hr schedule and felt really confident that I could break 3hrs. I ran 2:51, so can I say a big thank you to Runner’s World for getting me there. One of the best moments for me was the last three miles, where I got the crowd going by putting both my hands to my ears as if to say “I can't hear you....” When they responded it was a sensational feeling.

The Cutty Sark was another great point, as well as Tower Bridge, but coming into The Mall was just incredible. The key to my race was running to my heart rate, anyone out there who doesn't run with a heartrate monitor is mad!

This was an unbelievable day for me and I'm already looking forward to next year - BRING IT ON!

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