Great Welsh Marathon

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20/04/2015 at 17:09
Hi guys, what a great day. I was aiming for sub 3:30 and came in at 3:29:03 so I over the moon with that for my first marathon.

Chris - I parked next to you, I remember seeing your top and fancying a pint!!!

Really liked the medal, great crowd support and I was surprised that when I applauded the winner when he passed me at about mile 20 when I was at 13 that he greeted me with a thumbs up. I sometimes find some of the faster athletes snobby but I thought that summed up the camaraderie on the day.

Apart from the great medal I didn't think much of the goody bag - some basics apple juice and crisps and a fake mars bar from aldi!

Great event though, really enjoyed it!!
21/04/2015 at 23:37

Malcs - no , this one was #98.  #99 will be this Sunday at Stratford-on-Avon.  I'm afraid my racing and training schedules are not text book.  I mainly do ultras (and very little training ...)

I'm impressed with all these fast debut times.  It's normally considered you're getting somewhere near your potential on your sixth marathon.  Up to this there are big improvements and afterwards you're just knocking minutes off.

21/04/2015 at 23:40

Btw are the results up anywhere?  Race website seems out of date.

22/04/2015 at 07:24
There's a link to the results on their fb page:
seren nos    pirate
22/04/2015 at 07:32

The website is a bit crap....they were talking about a relaunch for next year.....I hope its the same course and time as I have asleady decided that next spring aim is for a gfs attempt there....after this years slow ultra running it will be good to do some shorter faster running...

22/04/2015 at 07:44
Legs are finally feeling ok!!!! Does anyone know if there's any photos on website from the day? Can't seem to find them. Bit disappointed we didn't get a tshirt on the day was gutted my first marathon but no tshirt lol!!! But great day at 23/24 miles I thought I'm never doing this again, but can't wait for next one now!!!!
22/04/2015 at 08:44
22/04/2015 at 16:09
Found them cheers AlanP
22/04/2015 at 17:22

Go joe - that's quite a common thought to have at mile 23/24 and not just in your first marathon!!


Thanks for link, Rob B

10/06/2015 at 17:27

Hiya, I'm thinking of signing up for this next year.  The only problem is, I'm in the ballot for a London place the week after.  Would it be safe to wait until October before signing up or is it likely to be full by then?  If I did sign up and end up with a London place would I be able to defer this one until the following year? 

seren nos    pirate
10/06/2015 at 17:32

never full


12/06/2015 at 03:14

Do both.

seren nos    pirate
12/06/2015 at 09:05

once again they talked abut changes for next info on website yet

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