Abingdon Marathon

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24/10/2006 at 09:40
I woke at 6am yesterday (Monday am) (wide awake) having 'only' had just under 8 hours sleep and waking about 450 times in the night. I was bouncing yesterday until mid pm but only got 7 hours again last night, but am still bouncing again today.

Legs are recovering well after a 30min cycle last night (I recommend it in low gear to get the legs going/turning) but I would be unsurprised to hear of other disturbed sleep patterns. This distance can really knacker your sleep patterns up, pre (through over training) and post (through a mix of euphoria or surplus energy through resting).

I recommend beer then wine, or if you are really daring, wine then beer.
24/10/2006 at 09:41
Thanks lp. Great result for you, well done :)
24/10/2006 at 09:56
Thanks lp.
24/10/2006 at 10:06
bassy - you do indeed have a funny look on your face, as if you have just remembered to do something quite important! Well done though!

I looked at my splits last night and they were fairly consistent - with a couple of exceptions, 8.42 25th, 7.34 17th were the most extreme. 26th mile was the second quickest, and I went through 13 miles in 1.44.35, so I did lose it a little in the 2nd half, but I did find myself overtaking people during the last 4 or 5 miles, as others tired I suspect.
24/10/2006 at 10:13
Hi all,

As you have probably seen now the results are on the web site.

Please note though that they are provisional results. The reasons they are provisional:

1. There are some outstanding queries.
2. It gives the opportunity for anybody to spot any mistakes so they can be corrected before results are finalised.

Someone asked how you get hold of the local paper...

There was a two page article in the Oxford Mail yesterday, if anyone wants to order a copy, they can do so by phoning the paper on 01865 425282.

Mark Stewart
Marshal Coordinator
Abingdon Marathon
ip(FeS2)    pirate
24/10/2006 at 10:16
Thanks Mark.-

If you've had time to look at the thread, you'll have seen how hugely popular and well thought of your event is.

Thanks.
Lindy.
24/10/2006 at 10:20
Hi Lindy,

We certainly have taken the time to look at this thread, and we have taken note of the comments so we can make next year even better.

Thanks again to everyone for all their kind words about us and their support, it is very, very much appreciated!

PS To all who commented on the lady marshal supervising the road crossing at mile 25, that was my partner Gina, I have passed on your thanks to her!

Mark
24/10/2006 at 10:25
Thanks 1p

I am getting a sports massage in a bit, someone is coming to my house to do it - really looking forward to it!
24/10/2006 at 10:39
parrtomad. Can you send them on to Bracknell? I have Hoegaarden in the fridge to make it worth their while?!
24/10/2006 at 10:40
Well if they make it to Bracknell, they may as well head on to Yateley afterwards!
ip(FeS2)    pirate
24/10/2006 at 10:43
I certainly can't face a sports massage yet. that would H.U.R.T...
24/10/2006 at 10:44
I suppose Leeds would be a little too far out of their way once they've finished working their magic on you guys?
24/10/2006 at 10:44
Knackared Mick here

if the ABO organisers are reading this

Will some one please go and retrieve my legs for me ,

They are probably at top of army camp

LOL LOL


I'm still living it !!!

I'm not saying easy...easy...easy anymore

i'll chant

4.03...4.03...4.03
24/10/2006 at 10:46
Just found these... http://www.abingdonamblers.co.uk/doclib/marathon/Abingdon%20Marathon%202006%20Results.xls
24/10/2006 at 10:48
I was thinking the same LP, don't think I want anyone touching my legs just yet!
24/10/2006 at 11:03
1p thanks for the results, it also put a face to blackers, and now I can say Thank you for pulling me through miles 21, 22 & 23. I was the Overton runner you encouraged, I'll buy you a drink after the HRRL race, thank you again blackers
ip(FeS2)    pirate
24/10/2006 at 11:06
Happy to help with the results.-

It's strange when you find out that the people running near you were actually forumites isn't it.-

Looking at the results, I was in a block of 5 forumites and had no idea!
24/10/2006 at 11:13
1p:
Thanks for the results. I saw you on the first mile, but you sped off into the distance, I was so impressed! My first mile was a 7.30 min and you left me for dust big time.

(Bows down, "We're not worthy, we're not worthy")

Mark:

Thank you very much for your post, I've e-mailed a query to you, I very much hope it will be sorted, though given the level of organisation for the weekend, I'm sure it will :-)
ip(FeS2)    pirate
24/10/2006 at 11:20
LL.- :-)
You GFA'd by a fair bit.- I got my GFA at Stratford this year after 3 attempts.- so it could easily be your turn next.
I'm still so excited and in shock :-) I was trying for an elite time.- but I hadn't managed to tell anyone what I was aiming for without laughing.-
ip(FeS2)    pirate
24/10/2006 at 12:05
Ooops.- I meant "elite start" time...
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