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04/11/2012 at 19:53
I did it rained nearly the entire time and lots of very deep puddles to contend with and how many cattle grids? Plus undulating was an understatement but enough sandbagging. I did it in 5hrs 53 mins and I think 43 seconds. Home now with beer and Chinese so a proper recovery meal
04/11/2012 at 19:53
Hi all I'm broken will do race report tomorrow.
04/11/2012 at 19:56

Ali/ST well done! So gutted I wasn't there in the rain with you

glad you both survived the conditions and am waiting eagerly to read the race reports

04/11/2012 at 20:03
Well done Ali sorry missed you cause got there late and race had started lol it was brutal soooooooo cold and rained the whole time. Did my knee at 15 miles on down hill all going fine till then. First 10 miles 1hr45 15 miles 2hrs 51 then nightmare. Managed 20 miles at 4hrs 5 but knee got worse cold got to me to felt horrible cold wet and very lonely out there. Phoned Wife she talked me through boys did Judo tournament today both did well that spurred me on. Dragging leg round those ups and downs got very painfull but it was my first Mara-no-fun so hobbled round 6hrs3 disappointed in time 2hrs to do last long 6 miles but happy with the finish. Paying price now though cause knee knackerd can't bend it, it hurts on the outside side of knee. Once again well Done Ali !!!
04/11/2012 at 20:09
Well done ST we were only 10 mins apart then and I didn't have a dodgy knee. You weren't in a blue t shirt were you? I saw a male and renal pirate at the star but never saw them again, they're too quick!
04/11/2012 at 20:10

ST - well done. Be careful with that knee!!!! lots of ice on it and rest well. Massive well done for having the determination to finish. Don't be disapppinted with the time, just be happy that you finished

04/11/2012 at 20:12
Oh and all that and no medal! Did get a technical t shirt though. also that should say female pirate blummin iPhones
Edited: 04/11/2012 at 20:13
04/11/2012 at 20:12
Blue jacket black hat dragging right leg lol what you wearing you must of passed me? I passed blue tee shirt guy at last water stop. He did it last year in 5 hrs 20 but was struggling with weather this year.
04/11/2012 at 20:14
Cheers MC yes had hot bath after kids got me out the car lol and had ice on all night. Luckly I'm not in work tomorrow so will hopefully be able to sort it out more tomorrow.
04/11/2012 at 20:16
Yeah no Medal?? 26.2 brutal miles and just a running vest at the end a medal for all that effort would of been better
04/11/2012 at 20:17
Fluorescent yellow jacket black tights and grey baseball cap. I think you were with blue t-shirt guys when I passed you.
04/11/2012 at 20:22
Shame missed you I caught him up as went through the last village after the shin deep puddles which you couldnt avoid lol
04/11/2012 at 20:23
Oh yes they were great fun ....... Not!

On that note anyone got any tips on washing trainers? Or are they beyond help?
Edited: 04/11/2012 at 20:24
04/11/2012 at 20:26
Sorry double post
Edited: 04/11/2012 at 20:27
04/11/2012 at 20:26
Told my 6 year old boy that your having beer and Chinese and I'm broken and he just Laughed lol
04/11/2012 at 20:27
Mine are in the bin I'm finished lol
Cortina5    pirate
04/11/2012 at 20:32

Well done ST and Ali. No matter how hard it was or how you felt, you're now marathoners!

BTW - keep the TT ST!

Back from a week in France drinking and eating like it's going out of fashion. Some swimming (4 lengths...) and no biking, but 3 quality runs; longest was 50 minutes. Weather was wet and windy for most of the week, but the kids enjoyed Disneyland

04/11/2012 at 21:09

Well done Ali and ST... Was thinking of you whilst at work hoping the rain would stop. Bit gutted you didn't get a medal tho. Enjoy the Chinese and beer! 

Rafiki    pirate
04/11/2012 at 21:40

Well done ST and Ali!

Britrisky    pirate
04/11/2012 at 22:50

All respect to you both for battling the elements and coming through!! 

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