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22/04/2013 at 20:09
Hello all, de-lurking from Rachel and dave's thread. You've all done brilliantly. What an incredible atmosphere yesterday, I was close to tears a few times!

Was my first marathon and my plan was for 3'45. I was a bit fixated on sub 4 in the lead up. Finished in 4'06 (must have been just behind you kharnivore!) which I thought I would be disappointed with but I'm not, I'm over the bloody moon.

Hope no-one else's legs are in the same state as mine. Pls tell me it's to going to be worse tomorrow???
22/04/2013 at 20:54
Well done Will! Quite possibly they will be worse tomorrow .. I remember that feeling
22/04/2013 at 21:08

AH - Leigh Halfpenny is a rugby player, plays for Wales. 

Hi Will - my legs didn't get any worse the second day.. but they also didn't get any better 

22/04/2013 at 22:01
Oh god, don't think I can handle another day of walking on them!
22/04/2013 at 22:04
Well done Will! It's weird right? We both missed our target time and sounds like we are both as happy as one another. Don't worry we will both smash 4 hours on our next one. When is the next one for you?
22/04/2013 at 22:07
Thanks. Congrats to you kharnivore! Probably not till Edinburgh next year, how about you?
22/04/2013 at 22:08
I'm already signed up for Brighton next year, the week before London. I would love to do one in October though but I have to think about whether I could do it justice.
22/04/2013 at 22:11
I reckon proper rest and stick with Brighton, you'll be raring to go!
22/04/2013 at 22:12
When I say 'a marathon in October' I was specifically thinking about Chester.
22/04/2013 at 22:17
Sounds like you have already decided! Whatever makes you happy, go for it mate. Got to be colder than London yesterday which will also help!
23/04/2013 at 00:09
Will Cross welcome. Well done on the time too, and on a tough day.

Wabo. If you carry on the next 12 months or so the way you've been going, sub 4 is definitely there. Can see it in the splits even now.

Khanivore, first marathon, you did excellent, lots learnt and I'm sure sub 4 next time, take away the toilet stop, conditions,, course etc would be there. Will Cross too.

RE: doing Chester as 2nd marathon, Lots of coaches galloway, mcmillan, only recommend 1 a year to start with. Assuming you rest for say 4-6 weeks, you'd start training end of June. Not a lot of time for body to recover.

AH, yes so so close 5 seconds. Just lost concentration a tiny bit somewhere miles 18-24 miles, to loose the 30s margin I had built up, with heat(?) and brain struggling, didn't realise. Legs really sore and thought something would snap/ tear/ go from mile 20-21. Lots got cramp on the day. More later in my report.

In other news, if you are reading Guardian or Indy today plus a few other US sources, my name strangely gets a mention in the report with little boy Martin from Boston on my vest.
23/04/2013 at 07:13

I would like to point out in a slightly bitter way that my first few mile splits were spot on at around 9:12 ish. Much good it did me! =)

23/04/2013 at 07:25

FYC - Great time. Pity you missed the GFA by 5 sec.

Martin - Cracking time. 3:45 is my long term goal but got to work on my speed a bit to get back to where i was a few years ago.

Khanivore/Will - So close to the 4h mark. Next time hopefully you will get a time beginning with a 3. Just need to rest for a week or two and then get back to your running. Enjoyed Chester when i did it in 2011 and still thinking of doing it later in the year (Money and wife dependant).

Wabo - Good running and the splits looked good.

Managed 2h40m (16.5 miles) on Sunday before watching London when i got back. Suffering a bit towards the end of the run but was expecting to (Out for wifes birthday and got in late + up early and straight out for run with no breakfast).

23/04/2013 at 07:42
Well done Will. You will get a sub-4 next time if conditions are right. I suggezt lots af walking, it will help you legs loosen up and recover quicker.

FRC, well done for getting in the newspapers
23/04/2013 at 08:02

I was not planning to take 4-6 weeks off to be honest. I am walking around fine - i obviously didn't work hard enough on the day  

23/04/2013 at 08:28
Hmmm awaits AH to back me up. Rest is needed especially first one.

Smeags. Was good to get in. But I did nothing for charity and 1000s raised millions so felt bad. Tons more deserved a mention.
23/04/2013 at 09:00
Yep, you are right abouth that.
23/04/2013 at 15:16

4 19 .16 VLM 6th in Category. What an emotional day. I was expecting 4.45 this year based on my training. Very emotional day and the easiest marathon for me ever.I  never know how it will be until I start running 8 london marathons all done within 20 minutes if you know what I mean. Will I ever break 4 hours?

23/04/2013 at 17:29
Wow LO65. You are amazing. What an inspiration. So so well done.
23/04/2013 at 17:59
Iklebutn Miles wrote (see)
Wow LO65. You are amazing. What an inspiration. So so well done.

Agreed!!!

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