Rock and roll David! I wondered where you got too! 3 17 this end hmmmmm.
What an incredible experience
Well done guys, seriously impressive times posted above.
My first one and perhaps I have been spoiled as it was simply incredible, starting with the pre race expo, fireworks at the start, bands everywhere, drinks and supplies in abundance all the way round. The tunnels and dance music, what a terrific boost that was. And what a way to end the race in the stadium, the best goodie bag I have had from any race too!
4:30, probably slower than I would have hoped for given the near perfect conditions and flat, lovely course. Would like to do this one every year, the city is wonderful. Bring on my next marathon, totally addictive
Iam happy with my time I will get under 3 before I die tho! And it such fun trying!
I felt comfy in the heat, I could feel it getting warmer obviously tho it never bothered me. That said I was working at a comfortable work rate my calves just squeezed tight at half way like balls and chains. I forgot my crisps! they could have made all the difference. Back to the drawing board.
No complaints from me will be back to do this one again in the future welldone Jake well done all. Would still love to know where this irish bar is there are Bayern Munich fans blumming everywhere right now.
Its great to hear how you all got on.
JadeUK: huge congratulations mate on your first mara, its a special time and was an emotional one for me, in a good way. Hope you soak it up and take in what a great achievement you've done. 26.2 miles is a bloody long way and 4:30 is a great time. I have mates still trying to crack the sub 4:30 so well done. BTW, valencia is definitely up there with the best marathon experiences i've done, you've officially been spoiled
Huw: you'll deffo get your sub 3, keep chipping away and you're time will come. The crisps are the answer
Simon: well done too, sub 4 is a tough one, good on yer for sticking it out. The bonk is a horrible place and i've jacked on more times than i care to mention in races, so you'll reflect on that rough phase in training and future races. It'll make you tougher.
Tpb: awesome time, good work fella, hope youre as chuffed as me with sub 3
James: well done and happy 184th birthday!!! hope you enjoyed the race. Whats next?
I've enjoyed this thread fellas, whats next for everyone? One bloke i spoke to said frankfurt was a great autumn mara. I may go back to race amsterdam again next year which has a similar feel to valancia. I'm back training next week for a 100mile non stop ultra which i DNF'ed this year at 80miles, so unfinished business!
Well done to all of you with them fantastic times, This old git was quite pleased and crawled over at 3hrs 58 mins, The start was a sham, but as Jake said the goodie bag made londons look like a cheap (lucky bag) And the beautiful girl who gave me my Brooks top at the expo was really hot, (was worth the flight alone ) Glad the wife stayed at the hotel saturday morning, We have just got home and the little airport at Valencia was very quick compared to the passport clowns at stansted when we just arrived back, By the way i went to the mestalla the atmosphere was great cost me 20 euros to get in, Mind you R.C.D espanyol was robbed and lost 2-1 to Valencia
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