Plymouth Half Marathon 2009

24th May

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27/05/2009 at 15:23

Kwilter, that reminds me of my first marathon, absolutely out of it and had to run past my parked car mile from finish.

Ben, I'm not going to list the food that was there. Suffice to say best post race spread I've seen.

27/05/2009 at 15:33
Go on list what was on offer.. that might inspire me to get sub 1:30 next year and get my nose through the door of the food tent a bit quicker..  if it was mountains of Soreen you can keep it !!  I did the 100 mile north cornwall tor bike ride in april and saw enough of that to last a life time.
27/05/2009 at 20:12

I feel almost ashamed to put my time up here. This was my third half marathon and I did it in 2:17:30. I had to walk at least four times after my left knee caused me problems. I was nearly crying in frustration. I managed to run over the finish line but can not tell you how gutted I am.

I don't know what the problem with my knee is but it has happened a couple of times. When I get to eight or nine miles the outside of it starts to hurt. It particularly hurts when I try and run uphill. Oddly, the pain is worse when I stop. It was really sore afterwards but seems to be getting better. I am seeing a physio on Saturday - is that the right course of action to take?

But I still loved Plymouth, it's my favourite event.

 Benjamin crowle - here is a sample of the food on offer:

shortbread, brownies, energy drinks, energy bars, pasties (mixed varieties), chocolate bars, apples, oranges, mints, cranberry sauce (randomly), tea, coffee, sausage rolls, water.....

27/05/2009 at 20:32

Hey BlondeEm...don't knock the cranberry sauce, I finished quite a bit after you and still ended up with 3 jars of it

You missed out fruit juice and mini Mars bars.

I'd go see a fizz...I went about a month ago as my ankle had been hurting for a couple of months (yes I know! She already told me) Didn't get better when I rested or worse when I ran, but I figured I had nothing to lose. She did massage, acupuncture and sorted me some temporary inserts for my shoes and I've had no pain at all either in the Half or since I finished it.

Are you Plymouth based, I'd be happy to recommend her if you're local

28/05/2009 at 18:12

Think everyone had a great time and with Regards the water situation allegedly each station had 4 crates last year but this year they were only given 2 crates per station? (this was from one of the volunteering scoutgroups)

Maybe these were cutback due to the weather forecast which gave rain up until saturday morning?

Thankyou also for the information regarding the saltram-elburton road being open. Means I can be more prepared and can do the course a few times again before next years event!

Food was a complete surprise to me, a good surprise mind you!!

28/05/2009 at 23:30

Completed this one last week - my first event - in 1:49 so I'm v. pleased.

Regarding the route through Saltram, yes it's open all year, there's a gate at the end of the Ride (approx 4-5 miles into the half) that's usually closed, but it's got a access at the side so people can go through but not bicycles/horses etc. At the far end after the hill where you join the road to go down to Plymstock there's another (iron) gate that you have to open yourself, but it's not locked. I've never run it very late at night though, so not sure if they close it at night.

01/06/2009 at 16:24

Back from a week in Brugge so first time to post.

Well done KK, Quilter and every one else.

1:56:29 chip time about 2 mins quicker than last year. Not a PB but my quickest Plymouth time.

I saw all the mile markers - there were 2 for mile 6, one a very small one and a larger, official one the other side of the water station in Saltram Park. Pretty sure that the small one had been added to replace a moved one. The halfway marker was not in thecorrect position - there were a couple of people standing in a gateway on the RHS of Hay Road,  where in previous years there has been a clock,shouting out that that was halfway.

Great event -  sorry to hear about the water running out

01/06/2009 at 17:29
09/06/2009 at 21:36

Thanks for your advice, Kwilter. Yes I am local, well to Exeter anyway. I went to see a physio last week and it turns out it is something called ITBS. And I am getting it fixed with lots of stretching....

so roll on next year!!

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