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03/10/2008 at 09:36

hi all,

am just curios does anyone think its realistic to run a marathon at 18 and if so what sort of time could be acheived.


03/10/2008 at 09:43

Well I'm doing one 3 days after my 18th (FLM)

So yer I think its pretty plausable! Aiming for a time of around 4hours aswell?

03/10/2008 at 09:48

It's not UNrealistic - it depends on the person and the training.

If you do the training (without injuring yourself) then you can do the marathon.

As to what pace - no way of guessing unless you are running already. 

If you've already done some races (or once you have) then use a calculator to get an idea of what you might do over other distances.

03/10/2008 at 10:05
ye in training i did a half marathon in 1.34.50
03/10/2008 at 10:06
I take it your 18 and wanting to do a marathon then?
03/10/2008 at 10:10
yep i think i just need to commit
03/10/2008 at 10:13
My clubmate did Lonson to Brighton aged 19, 10 years later he's run Lonson in 2'34.  Right now if you train right you should be able to run a marathon in less than 3 1/2 hours based on teh time for your half. 
03/10/2008 at 10:18

Which marathon are you wanting to do?

Any ideas or just any that come along?

And I will be doing FLM if the stupid online registration form recognises that I WILL actually be 18 on the day.

03/10/2008 at 10:56
am 17 but i`ll be 18 on april 17th next year but i`d of liked to of done the FLM but i`d be about 6 days to young.
03/10/2008 at 11:30
I can't see why it wouldn't be possible to run a marathon at 18 - I run marathons and I'm 22 - that's not far off and I've been running since i was 18! Good luck
03/10/2008 at 11:36
i`ll be there at flm when i`m 19
03/10/2008 at 13:04

im 18 on the 23rd of april! and im doing FLM.

The race is on the 26th so you should be fine if you can get a charity place...

03/10/2008 at 13:29
oh i thought that it was on the 12th for some reason.
03/10/2008 at 14:40

There are still plenty of golden bond places available!

So try and get one of them?

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