Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon

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21/12/2012 at 20:00

There's an awful lot of road, I'm not going pound it out in trail shoes. Or wellies.

21/12/2012 at 22:09

We're still due more rain after today however this race really is mixed terrain so I'm going for my usual slightly grippy hybrids (Brooks trailblade). Quite glad that the conditions will conceal my general unfitness.

I'm also up for Winter Tanners in January.

22/12/2012 at 08:10
I'm going for trail shoes the off road bits are going to be awful!!!
22/12/2012 at 08:40

Helly, have a good run tomorrow. Hope to see you at the Winter Tanners

22/12/2012 at 09:49

well i'm wearing trainers as i don't have trail shoes. Very scared.

22/12/2012 at 10:17

You'll definitely need wellies for Winter Tanners Helly.

22/12/2012 at 15:07

running shoes for me .. dont have trail shoes either and from memory (I have done this the last 2 years) there are only a couple of really bad patches as the old rail lines are very compact. 

Famous last words perhaps!?

23/12/2012 at 19:20

Famous last words

23/12/2012 at 20:25


24/12/2012 at 07:03

But wasnt it fun ..

24/12/2012 at 07:15
At least we all got clean socks in the goody bags!
24/12/2012 at 08:27
Thats true.
Well done to one and all
A big thank you to all the Marshall's who waited for us and still had a smile for everyone. (Me thinks they may have been on the booze you know)
24/12/2012 at 09:14

that was a bit of a toughie

24/12/2012 at 09:16

Phew that was tough.  I was planning for a PB friendly, pancake-flat race.  But this race simply wasn't that for me. 

I'm not complaining as this was a case of  optimistic self-delusion over-riding any expectation of what a waterlogged grassy track might be like after the first 500 pairs of feet.

A great run with lots of support from runners and spectators alike. 
Better prep next time though...

24/12/2012 at 09:32

Wow, that was really tough.  The terrain almost finished me (my hamstring) off. All the slipping and sliding around led to a feeling of pure exhaustion by mile 23, thankyou to all those lovely runners who kept me going. Give me hills any time , much easier to run them than a flat boggy, slippy course.

Glad I did it, and got a PB by 10 minutes but not sure its one I would do again.


28/12/2012 at 10:46

Well done everyone who finished it....and boy...it was tough !! I was wearing a lady santa costume complete with red and white stripey tights - first time to run fancy dress at a marathon and it was great as it took my mind off the actual run, well, for some parts !!

I love this run and 4 days after I can quite happily say I WILL be there again next year.


30/12/2012 at 16:34

possum, we chatted, on the up and when you returned. i wad running with RE in reading roadrunners outfit and Limper. .

30/12/2012 at 23:08
Tiptoes wrote (see)

possum, we chatted, on the up and when you returned. i wad running with RE in reading roadrunners outfit and Limper. .

Hey Tiptoes....nice to have met you. 

31/12/2012 at 17:18
Back at you Possum
31/12/2012 at 17:19
Anyone know who the event photographer was??
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