Sub 3

For anyone trying to crack the 3 in any marathon anywhere in the world

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03/05/2014 at 14:41

Have already posted a suitably gushing tweet, but wow!  I remember when a slightly chubby ex-smoker first started posting on this thread and went sub-3.  He's just kept on improving.  Chapeau, Marigold.  I hope that gets you an AW cover!

03/05/2014 at 14:46

2.40 marathon pace for 6h19 !!! 

7th on all time list I think for the road. Don Ritchir ran 6h10 on a track in '78. 

What a few weeks for the lad. A real inspiration to us also rans. Brilliant; so chuffed for him. 

03/05/2014 at 14:48

Wow! Marigold, you're a star.

03/05/2014 at 15:42

Chuffing nora, that's awesome!

03/05/2014 at 15:57

Time to blow the cobwebs off my "I beat marigold tshirt"  stunning stuff.

03/05/2014 at 16:22

Wow!  Super to see such reward for true dedication and sheer hard work. Inspiring. 

03/05/2014 at 16:23

Amazing stuff steve. Seriously well done. Was following twitter compulsively from Berlin. Just wonderful. 

Cheerful Dave    pirate
03/05/2014 at 17:39

Great stuff, just phenomenal.

03/05/2014 at 17:42

Stunning performance from Marigold. I love the "2h40 pace for 6h19", also that it equals 10 consecutive sub 38min 10k. 100k British record less than 3 weeks after 2h16 at VLM. Wow. Just wow.

03/05/2014 at 18:08
Stuart Leaney wrote (see)

Time to blow the cobwebs off my "I beat marigold tshirt"  stunning stuff.

SL - was that Bramley? Funnily enough I was just thinking that I ran one of my best races that day with 6.06 miling. Steve has just matched that pace for over 62 miles!!!

03/05/2014 at 19:09

Just about on the reasonable side of not sh1t.

As you were.

03/05/2014 at 19:16

High praise indeed !

Well done Marigold, proud to have met you !

HR - I had a rare Saturday morning off work and remembered that I enjoyed a few long runs last Summer when I had an Abo number (I didnt intend to use) and fancied going for one today. Hopefully I can keep a reasonable mileage up year round. I have the Swashbuckler (approx 1/2 IM) in 8 or 9 weeks and teh usual 1/2IM in September. I'd also like to beat last yeas 1:22 at the IoW 1/2 in August. On top of that I have an Abo number (that I dodnt intend to use !).

03/05/2014 at 20:27

Just popping in to say a massive congrats to Marigold. I can't comprehend how it's possible to run that fast for that long!

3 hours on the bike this morning, very easy though in preparation for Monday.

03/05/2014 at 20:56

Yes it was Dan, he jogged the first 5 miles and then had a bad 15 but we'll ignore that bit.

04/05/2014 at 10:28

I was definitely shit on that occasion.

yesterday was slightly better though

Cheerful Dave    pirate
04/05/2014 at 10:42

Just slightly better! Great report on a fantastic performance.  Commonwealths next?

04/05/2014 at 11:00

Awesome blog, Marigold. Goosebumps reading that.....

Edited: 04/05/2014 at 11:00
04/05/2014 at 13:01

Simply awesome stuff Marigold

04/05/2014 at 15:10

Nice report marigold makes my 2.40.00 at Worcester seem bog average, at least I picked up £35 for winning, which I'm about to spend on alcohol.  

04/05/2014 at 15:15



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