2012 Marathon thread

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07/10/2012 at 15:53

Nice easy 10 miles for me this morning in near perfect conditions, looking forward to the race reports.

07/10/2012 at 16:17

jay - did you get out or are you still painting?

Stuart well done on getting out on the hills

HM - shoulder any better?

NP - nice 10m. I can't wait any longer...


Last LSR today - 22m D&D despite a late night boozing. HR stable at 70%max until 16m, drifted to 75% by the end. Last mile at MP felt ok.


come on guys, what's the news???

07/10/2012 at 16:20


It is a bit better.  Well done on your run.


Well done.

07/10/2012 at 17:16

Chester Marathon Race Report

Since I decided that i was going to go out at 2.45 pace instead of 2.48 pace, today was always going to be a bit of a gamble.....as it turned out the pace was over-ambitious. A soggy first half mile or so across the grass of the racecourse and the metal gridded entrance road- not good running surface, soggy cold feet, but soon over with and all was ok. Everything seemed fine for the first 12m, when my hamstrings seemed to tighten up. Thought this was strange for so early on, but thought they would loosen up in a bit- WRONG! Couldn't open my stride out for the rest of the race and was actually quicker relative to those around me going up the hills 9of which there were more than I remembered!). Tried going for a sprint finish back on the mud of the racecourse (really didn't need the mud at this stage!) and actually cried out as my hamstring gave me a reminder- for one horrible moment I thought i was going to have to pull up and hobble the last 200 metres over the line- but thankfully not! Still, not as badly burnt from my over ambitious pace as I could have been- finished in 2.49.20 (by me- haven't seen official time yet), a PB by 7mins 25 secs, so not too shabby Faily happy- and now I have a target for London Splits tell the sorry story- lol! : 6:06 6:11 6:16 6:16 6:15 6:12 6:16 6:14 6:16 6:19 6:19 6:18 6:26 6:23 6:23 6:35 6:41 6:39 6:31 6:33 6:35 6:46 6:56 6:42 6:47 6:34 1:49

07/10/2012 at 17:31

Well done Jason  Great PB

07/10/2012 at 17:37

Cheers Tek

Official time = 2.49.24 29th overall, 7th M40

07/10/2012 at 17:38

Jason thats a fantastic result mate you must be over the moon with that new PB and taking over 7 mins of your old PB at that level is bloody fantastic but this is so well deserved as over the past couple of years you have put in so much hard work. I for one are over the moon for you, well done again

07/10/2012 at 17:40

Jason - Brilliant. Absolutely Brilliant. Congratulations. Fine reward for all your hard work and training.....  Nothing wrong with being ambitious !!


07/10/2012 at 17:45

Aw, shucks guys

 Best of all---- 2 days off running coming up, and off out with Mrs JD in a bit for lots of unhealthy food 

07/10/2012 at 17:46


Well done.  Enjoy your couple of days off running.

07/10/2012 at 18:16
Fantastic jason ..... wot a wonderful pb that is !!

Enjoy the rest and the food
07/10/2012 at 19:19

The going out for food has turned into getting a pizza delivery cos we're both too knackered! A LARGE pizza delivery

07/10/2012 at 19:30

Fantastic result Jason, and an amazing PB. Well deserved!

07/10/2012 at 19:33

JSN That's fantastic
Worth going over the border

Enjoy your well earned LARGE pizza

07/10/2012 at 19:35

No running for me today but a tough work out in kayak - 8 miles with sea stae 3/4 most of the way.

07/10/2012 at 20:57

Jason -fanatastic result mate enjoy your unhealthy food youve certainly deserved it with the effort you have put in these last few months.

Did they speak with funny accents across the border

07/10/2012 at 21:00


07/10/2012 at 22:56
Just got an email from Welsh Athletics-seems that I won a WAChampionships medal today!
08/10/2012 at 01:03

Jason - Fantastic stuff buddy! Well done Hope the pizza was good!


First post mara run for me today, turns out I'm still carrying a back injury Very strange that it appeared after 2500m running, but not 8 miles of hillwalking or Fridays weights... Another week off for me then.

08/10/2012 at 08:40


That's awesome.  Well done.


Hope you recover soon.


Well done.

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