Did it! no problems, but I hope I never see another stile, we couldn't have had a better day, glad it was not Friday. some of the stations were a bit strange on food selection fried bacon, sausages and eggs is not my idea of what I was wanting at 80k It was really good to put a face to some of you, thanks for the greetings,
I was the oldest runner in the race, so very pleased with my watch time of 14.56hrs GREAT TO HEAR OF YOUR SUCCESS .
I am just the same I would go through muck and bullets for my medal, I've got enough running shirts to fit out a running club. I am really going to take it easy now with only about 10miles of slow running this week, I do this when I run a ultra. As for going mad in the first half I don't buy that at all, I don't see any pleasure in struggling the last 20 or so miles, for early speed, I work on steady but sure.
Been in touch with organizers and spoke to lady called Abby, and she states the cut off time was only meant as a guide to runners , you will get a medal no matter what time you finish as long as its not after the all the event have finished. she says you can call if you like.
Hi Dips nice to hear from you, I agree with you core trainings is also important. I have included speed walking in my training. Main thing is not to try go to fast and worry you have not got as far as you would have liked, (don't be a hare)
Prague marathon very hot and lots of cobble streets but still enjoyed it passed over a 1000 runners after 20km so it looks like the training as do some good