Gloucester Marathon

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23/01/2011 at 18:56
Having said that, I've no complaints. It's my own fault, should have done better.
23/01/2011 at 19:07
+1 for thanks to Mick and Phil and their support, vocal as ever

I really enjoyed it, the hot showers at the end were absolute bliss... A group of us walked back from the finish as the bus was full - but I guess it was a decent cooldown!

And an unexpected medal and hat - I think my only gripe would be that I only saw water at the drinks stations, some energy / iso drinks might have been nice...

My Garmin made it 26.17 miles - with a surprising 224m of elevation!

23/01/2011 at 19:23
I felt for the guy who did 3.00.11, ouch! I have been there tho, 26 m marker was bang on! Then it went to pot.

Never mind it happens. Over all I enjoyed it, nice passing 50k and lots of other runners, everyone friendly and supportive. May try 50k next time
23/01/2011 at 19:55

Muzza - that could well have me or the guy just in-front, was aiming for a sub 3 time to improve my starting gate at Rotterdam, I'm gutted. at 21m it looked easily in the bag then it all went weird with the mile markers coming out long.  still looked on at 26m but that was a very long 0.2m of a mile, ended up recording it at 26.45.  but I notice GeeM has it slightly short, so not sure what going on their.  Anyone else find it weird? a few around my time did.

nice interesting cource though

GeeM - their was hi5 at the 6m water station

Edited: 23/01/2011 at 20:00
23/01/2011 at 20:10

Yeah 4.14 in the 50k for me. I was .1 off at the last mile marker then .2 became .4 and i was .3 off. Very strange. Was a good day and i enjoyed it.

Kinda hard but enjoyable course. Always had me on my toes

23/01/2011 at 20:31
I have done this race 3 times now and the 50k once and I don't wear a Garmin so I can assure you the course was spot on. Garmini are not 100 per cent right.If you go off the measured line as you twist and turn
through the lanes you will lose 000.1 or thereabouts. I am not too good with numbers but I know it all adds up.
I did read on a web-site that the race was full and there were no entries on the day.
Mick you are a credit to the running scene on more levels than i can mention. Big up to you and Phil.
Perfect weather today so I guess most of us had something to be grateful for. The Hat is nice and the medal
is pretty cool and when I wear them both together then smile
I look like a happy young fool. Which i am not, I am over 50.

Thanks to the hundreds of people who made this event happen.
Well done everyone.

23/01/2011 at 20:38
Well done Muzza, job done

I did 3.34.30 going through marathon in aroun 2.57.40, had some hamstring cramping late on which is a bother but all in all as planned.
23/01/2011 at 21:10

WR - i totally agree that garmin's are not 100% accurate, mine had me running up a Sheer face cliff at snod mara  in sub 5m/m pace

I don't want to criticise what was a enjoyable race, and on the whole a well run race. but something cocked up towards the end, probably just the markers.  And I'm not the only one who thinks so, i've noticed that someone has commented in the ratings about the markers at around 22m / 45k mark being wrong/mixed up, about where i said it went weird.  And I'm pretty sure (not 100%, wasn't checking the k markers) that  I noticed a 25 mark on the floor, which had a non matching k marker, that incidental corresponded with where 25m should roughly be according to my garmin.  The last 26m marker was either very short or the finish was long.  I looked at my time as I was going past it and i've been running long enough to assure you i didn't 10m/m the last 0.2, and that's nothing to do with my garmin.

I not necessarily saying it was long, as i've admitted garmin's are not 100% accurate, and GeeM has it slightly short by GPS, but something was definitely out in the latter stages.

Edited: 23/01/2011 at 21:13
23/01/2011 at 21:20

results are out, even slower time than I thought for me

23/01/2011 at 21:25

Hi all,

 I too was a little perplexed by the last mile marker.

I just squeaked under 3hrs by about 20ish seconds but I passed the 25 mile mark in about 2:48:30. Having thought that I would (relatively) easily go sub 3 I had to put in a proper sprint to make sure in the end.

Whilst I was suffering and not going as quickly as at the beginning I'm pretty sure it was nowhere near a nine minute mile pace.

Having said that I thought the event appeared well organised and enjoyed the route despite it being much more hilly than I expected!

23/01/2011 at 21:38
all the markers in the 50km were out from 15kms as they seemed to suddenly be accurate for the marathon course, had to adjust for everything being wrong by about 2 miles.

Oh and the course came up at 50.37 on the garmin but hey you race the course.
23/01/2011 at 22:18

Gobi great running at that pace for 50k mate, awsome.

 I agree garmins can be wrong but at 26m it was bang on bleep bleep then it went over, almost all of us around the finsih was saying same thing so I would queery the course! everyone cant be wrong??

dunno if this will work but heres my garmn read out, lost it from 10-20 felt crap but got back on track from 20. only reason i question it coz it was only wrong in the last .2 or 33ish

23/01/2011 at 22:33
Muzza - everyone ran the same course mate. Did you realise for a course to count officially it should always be slightly long.
23/01/2011 at 22:39
ideal! trustworthy PB then! ha ha more in the tank tho. Kids took some good pics so ill upload them to fliker and ill post them on here soon. everyone help yourselfs if u see 1 of you that you like.
23/01/2011 at 22:55

Entries close January 11th 2011.
No entries on the day if the limit of 450 is reached before then.

From the entry form

23/01/2011 at 23:05
I knew i read it somewhere.
Waiting lists for fully booked races are a good thing. I have got into a few like that.
23/01/2011 at 23:10

Had a good run all thing considered. didn't get my sub 3.30 but there will be others, still got a new PB though

Well done to all.

23/01/2011 at 23:23
Well done Paul.
I managed a 3:28:30 so I just got under.
and a seasons best!!
24/01/2011 at 06:52

I managed a new pb 3:25:19

I have my Garmin set in km's and it measured it as 42.5kms so also came in long.  No complaints though as it was a great event, and much better than last year.  Medal was a nice surprise as they didn't give them out last year either.

 Good to see Mick and Phil on the sides .. hopefully participating again next year though!!

24/01/2011 at 07:30
Well done to all for completing and congrats to those getting PB's.  I came home in 3:17:22, thought I was on for my Sub 3:15 and with 3 miles to go  I had 24 minutes to make it, but that longish hill at mile 24 took it out of me, I tried to kick for kast 2 and a bit miles but did n't have enough. My Garmin logged  26.39 but I think they normally read long.  The confusing thing for me that for the first 20 miles my garming was beeping mile splits way after the mile markers but that reversed for the last few -  which did n't help with pacing, but you have got to race the course.  An enjoyable day even if I did n't achieve target.
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