Congrats on the PB Martin. Well done! I truly was thinking about you all this morning @ 9.45am when I was tucking into my full Irish breakfast! Warm work out there this morning by all accounts so fantastic you bagged the PB...... and planning the next one already!? Impressive!Good work on the pacing HMM - pass on congrats to your brother.
Cheers Ricky , no point in not planning it's gonna happen legs a bit tired tonight but other than that I sat out on the deck with the family and had a few beers !
Well Done to all in Belfast today.
Martin, pleased for you. Great time! Gives you a real platform from which to launch a sub-4hr attack in the future! Sorry I didn't clock you at the 22m mark where I was giving vocal encouragement and feeling quite emotional watching.
À propos encouragement: one of my shout-outs was "great running, you're over the wall now, bring it home!" Unfortunately, at one stage I told this this one guy, "well done, you're over the hill now" before correcting myself amidst hilarity from fellow spectators!
That was probably me Alwyn Nah enjoyed today but the legs were never gonna do a 4hr I just tried to follow them as long as possible
Just want to congratulate the marathon runners. I was standing at Maysfield with my daughters handing out jelly babies, and we could see how much it was hurting many of the runners by that stage. I've been there before and know what it's like. Hope you can enjoy a good rest now.
Ricky great run in limerick,happy memories with your wee girl too.
All went well today helped in no small part by the spectators and ppl of belfast in general with thier great support and kindness , all the water and food was a lifesaver/legsaver ,couldn't have done it without them,thanks very much.
Martin,pitty didn get chatting to you today great run,sub 4 getting close now,walled city?.I ended up with 3:30:09 so well pleased. wish id no work tomarrow to celabrate right.
Great stuff guys. And Martin, you never need apologise for referring to me with anything that is prefixed with 'wee' And just for the record you looked absolutely amazing at the finish - I could hardly believe that you had run 26 miles.
Sean - good to see you at the finish. Hope you were pleased with your run.
I had a great shout today at the finish, and was in the privileged position of giving out medals to selected finishers as they crossed the line. This included all forumites, parkrunners, and fellow club members, but presenting my son with his finishers medal topped everything else. Buying him that Garmin for Christmas has paid dividends.
It was good to catch up with other forumites too, including Trevor, Jim, Robin, Lisoider and DS.
Four days continuous volunteering with the marathon event is beginning to catch up with me so methinks time for a large glass or two of wine .......
Sean that was a cracking run! You gotta be chuffed with that... scanning down the results now listed on BCM webpage I think your chiptime actually brings you sub 3:30... You seem to have had a very strong last 6 miles too - one of few! Very well done & congrats.
I came in at 3.40 but neither my clock time or chiptime or in the results. I have got to say I am very annoyed about this as it was one of the hardest races I ever did. Is there a reason why they have messed up the results?
Indo - great time especially considering you didnt get so many long training runs in. Well done!
v frustrating though re; missing in action on results. Worth contacting the organisers to get it resolved.
Checked the telegraph in the hope the results would be in the paper but they are not there. I am really annoyed because I feel it makes me out to look like a liar to all the people who I told I came in at 3:40.
Update: Have phoned the organisers and they are going to check if the chip did not get recognised.
Well done everyone who completed the marathon. That's my 3rd year in a row completing the marathon and i have to say it was the toughest yet.
Around 16 mile mark I took a stitch/cramp on my right side, and I could NOT get it to go away. I walked for a minute or so, then tried running again, after about 100 metres the pain returned, I really,really wanted to continue running, though I just COULDNT! So the final 10 miles was run/walk, it was so frustrating as I felt I could have continued to run at a good steady pace only for the stitch, which probably added around a half hour on to my time
Well done to everyone who ran yesterday and I hope the recovery is going well. I want to give a big shout out to Kenny and all of the Ballymena Runners supporters for shouting out encouragement. Wow it was fantastic and very much appreciated as it was a tough day but glad to get a PB. Never really hit the wall but had to re-adjust after the Antrim road and backed of the 3.30 pace slightly which seemed to be a wise move as I passed a lot of runners in the final stages who were really getting it tight. So I manage 3.36.58 and boy did I sprint to stay below 3.37 those two seconds really counted LOL.
Indo, hope you get your omission from the results sorted out - nothing more galling than having a fantastic personal effort not recognised. Keep us posted on your feedback from the organisers.
From Ryan Maxwell's brilliant nirunning website:
"Larne AC’s Heather Baxter took on the ‘Flying Pig’ Cincinnati Marathon in America. Heather completed the challenging 26.2 mile course in 3:48:51, a personal best by over ten minutes."
Congratulations to Heather!
The hard work of many over the Winter months has paid off with some fantastic marathon results!
Well done everyone and some good PB's. Even the great Tommy Hughes found it tough going yesterday. I think part of the problem was we haven't had any warm weather in the build up to the marathon.
Indo I hope you get sorted nothing as bad as not appearing in the results after 26.2 miles.
Well done to everyone running yesterday or over the weekend.
Had another great wee day out pacing with HMM really love pacing around Belfast and seeing runners complte their first marathon or hit their target times.
Martin you should of introduced yourself mate
Jim , I will see you in 4 weeks time and make a point of it , well done on getting your group home
Great running yesterday everyone who ran. Indo I hope you get your result sorted. John so you were the Ballymena guy really going for it in the sprint in!!
I did the 4th leg from Gideon's green in to corporation street. I struggled with it so full respect to anyone who did the full thing and beating it!! We finished 3rd relay team and 1st mixed team in just over 2:30 so happy enough with that.
Also once again great job guys with the pacing.
Well done to all who ran yesterday. Thanks for the medal Mags I was very tired coming over the line, good to see friendly faces, Joe and yourself. 2 mara's in a week both quicker than my previous PB.
Big shout and congrats to Leek, first marathon in over 20 years and he runs a 2:59 as v50, class is permanent.
Thanks Rodney for the shouts of support.
Now a rest then Derry.
Belfast has manny positives but as I have said before it is time for a new route!
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