Abingdon Marathon

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28/10/2006 at 11:31
LOL - or they catch you at the "bottom" of a stride where your face is all sagging. Happens to me a lot anyway!!
28/10/2006 at 11:44
Hi Blackers

Don't think i know you

But, yes i was like you once

A Serious Competetive Athlete

Never mind , i'm happy in my own way

You enjoy it all

i'm still living our 4.03

i don't care now if we never get near it again

28/10/2006 at 13:28
Rich, photos are amazing. I'm at mile 3, (no.337) behind Lee G (a fellow club member). Also spotted my face behind runner 225 at mile 9. As this race is my proudest running moment - very chuffed with the photos. Thanks
28/10/2006 at 17:53
I keep saying I did it, I did it, I did it. Then I well up with pride, it's a great feeling.

Someone asked me on Monday,when I was still stiff and aching if it was worth it and I said no. Since then I've changed my mind, and yes it was worth every painfull step in training, the last 3 weeks were hell, at one point I laid on my bed and nearly cried because I my ankle was aching so much I didn't think I was going to be able to do the marathon, then my knee started to play up, but I convinced myself that was my mind playing tricks on me.

I suspect everybody goes through pain of one sort or another during and after the race.

Was it worth it, will I do it again?

YES YES YES it was. I hope to see some of you again at another one sometime in the future

28/10/2006 at 17:59
Just read the review, from Paddy, He said he won the race then was disquilified. Anyone know why?
28/10/2006 at 19:34

If you are talking Abingdon it seems that the winner aledgedly used someone elses number and that's against the rules.
28/10/2006 at 19:36
Mick - the directory is moving to the RRC (and later TRA) website for 2007 so won't have a book. Are you an RRC member?

cyber - was disqualified for running under somebody else's number didn't do the necessary transfer with the race organisers.
28/10/2006 at 19:44

yes we are members of RRC...

I have the book they sent me, which i believe you designed

At least it has your details in it !!

yes i've just looked , your details are on page 2

RRC and TRA directory

So, me not being very great on computors, where do i look in future please !!
29/10/2006 at 06:27
Mick - as you're a member of the RRC you will be able to access the directory on the RRC website. It's not set up yet but should be done by January.
29/10/2006 at 17:23
well looks like this thread is slowing down, obviously I now have unfinished business with Abo, probably have to try again next year!! all that training in the heat yeuk!

so take care everyone and might see some of u next year....xxxxx
29/10/2006 at 18:15
Steve x and shades thanks for that. His name says it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!
29/10/2006 at 18:50

How's those little legs of yours then

We've just run Worksop very undulating half in 1.54

So, how are u ,

i so enjoyed running with you Clive, you know !!

Course, as i said to you, had it been a half marathon, you would'nt of seen me for dust !!


Bee good ahh

Mick 4.03
29/10/2006 at 19:59
Hi Mick hope you enjoyed Worksop. I was taking a rest supporting Mrs SteveX round the Barnes Green Half.
29/10/2006 at 20:51
Hi Steve

yes thanks it was brilliant

Could'nt quite shine after last week, but never mind

Nice to know your wife runs as well

Take care

30/10/2006 at 10:53
Finally getting a chance to check in after the race - took half term off work and haven't been able to get to a reliable 'puter all week.

First thing to say is thanks to everybody involved with this. I had a great day and I suspect that all the behind the scenes work done by the organisers helped me exceed my pre-race hopes by s significant margin - getting home in just over 3:32 was several minutes better than I had dared believe possible. In future, perhaps I should rely on the fact that I feel comfortable rather than spending the first twenty miles worrying that I've gone off too fast.

Thanks also to all the support around the course - apologies if I didn't acknowledge everybody at the time - certainly, I know that I was shouted at as I came back to the track but had my mind on standing upright by that stage. Particular thanks to RichK for the smile and for the great piccies on the site.

Good to meet a few people - hope to meet you again some time. Next marathon will be Windermere in May - any takers over and above those already on the appropriate thread?
30/10/2006 at 17:49
Mick 4.03, my little legs are doing very well, thanks.

Had a good run at Ricky road race, a nine miler on Sunday, 1:10:?

Ran with my friend Sharon so not as fast as it could have been.

And I let Brooks the Beast beat me, as a birthday present.

Now I can kick his butt at Luton.

Yes it was good running with you too. we can do it again at Luton, But I'll be runing at 7.45-8.00 pace. so if you fancy a fast start.

It will be good to see you there.
and I'll bring the photos.

30/10/2006 at 21:00
Hi Cybes

No way, i'm doing a 5 .00 hour job at Luton, i'm just going to relax this time

i'm happy as can be with what i've achieved

i 'll race again sometime in 2007

I going to run Luton and enjoy it !!

Take care of those little legs


Mick n Phil 4.03

30/10/2006 at 23:39

evenin' all . . just to let you know that I've added photos from Mile 18 this evening . .

thanks again for the kind comments, I've added references to those Forumites you've pointed out and I've found The Wife :)

a few of you have e-mailed me about photographs and I will get back to you soon . .
31/10/2006 at 08:54

boing for daytime peeps . .
31/10/2006 at 08:58
Thanks Rich. More great photos.
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