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You need to find out thats why Runliverpool events aren't in the top races to (rating in magazine)because we can't rate them ive e-mail RW but to no avail
I'm number 2364 (Collins)
Some great pics on marathonfoto.com. I won't be paying the prices they want but it would be nice to put some on facey.
Had a strange Saturday. No running and a few afternoon beers in the sun.
Just entered a 10k in Regents Park, London, March 17th, will be making a weekend of it as I did earlier this year. Charity run for Missing People, Madeleine McCann's mum and dad did it last time. As they say 'Never Give Up Hope'.
Some top fotos on the Marathonfoto website.
Hope everyone's recovery has been going well this week?
I did a blog on the race if anyone is interested in reading at all.
The Long & Winding Road
Yes FRC, had a mare. Last 10 miles was 30 minutes slower than first 10, due to many walk stops with calf cramps. 3:49 was a PW for me.
I'm basically lazy so I followed the Furman 3 runs a week training plan. I just don't think that is enough. I averaged 30 to 35 miles a week which is too little. I find it difficult and a bit boring to do 5 or 6 runs a week but if I want to improve I suppose it's the only way.
I work shifts, so my runs are usually mornings or afternoons. Will see you sooner or later, no doubt. and say hello.
great account of the race. Exactly how I felt on the tunnel exit. You put it in words very well, but truly you have to experience it personally to know that feeling. Tear to the eye and lump in throat all again!
Hope you come back next year and win.
That was a really good read Race Jase - and congratulations!
Thanks folks, glad you enjoyed it. It was fun writing it.
Mish/Lagerman I wont be back next year as I'm only doing London next year but I will be back at some point in the future. I want to focus on shorter distance races for a while as I cant seem to run much quicker than marathon pace.
Alan- thanks. I'm sorry for going without my prize. I asked a marshal by the baggage but he didnt know where I should get it from and then I went to that Posrche VIP bit but couldnt find any officials. I then had to dash back to Lime St to get my train. Look forward to receiving the trophy and cash. My wife has already spent it!
Race Jase - really enjoyed reading your blog - another world to runners like me. I was just about passing mile 15 when you finished!!
Interestingly enough though the emotions are very similar - even though I was literally miles behind you my last mile was my quickest albeit at 10 minute pace.
I won't be back next year either - I am a 1.45 HM runner but have not been able to beat 5 hours in 3 attempts at the marathon. No surprise this year as I hadn't done ant marathon training for 8 weeks as I had decided not to do the run - then changed my mind the day before!! Going to concentrate on HM's to see if I can get near my PB of 1.35 (Chester 1996!!) - best as a veteran(54 in december) is 1.47(chester 2010)
Had a terrible run from mile 16 onwards but i will NEVER forget exiting the tunnel - that is probably my best experience of doing a mararthon and I've done London twice and they were pretty special.
Good luck with the shorter distances and hope all goes well with the baby.
Just a quick note for Alan - after having a week to reflect on the run I have to say it was just superb!! I for one would recommend it - it is what a proper marathon shoud be, a real challenge!! Well done!!
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