I got a position about 10 feet behind the 2 hour pacers in the hope I would follow them at least halfway and try and kick on from there. By the time I shuffled to the start they were out of sight! Not that I could have followed the way I was feeling
Looks like a lot of people performed below their personal expectations yesterday. There did appear to be a lot more people struggling than I have seen in previous years and unfortunately more ambulance sirens.
I am going to try again in Rhyl at the end of June.
On a personal note, I was very disappointed. Clearly wasn't over the marathon from the previous week and had groin pain from the first mile and generally felt a lack of energy. Had run under 2 hours in training and was hoping for around 1:50, but eventually got home in 2:17. Glad to have got to the end after considering pulling out mid race.
Event was very well organised as always and i'm sure I will be back again next year to try again.
I guess a persons idea of their hardest race will be different as others have said, but mine has to be Excalibur Marathon last weekend. 26.2 miles off road, climbing over 5,500 feet in total. The wind was howling and the rain was horizontal!
When the event started 2 years ago they described it as the UK's toughest marathon. However, they haven't advertised it as such this year. Perhaps there is a tougher one now.
Chrissi - Technically I suppose its not a hill, but its a fair slope over that bridge so I am counting it
Is everyone of the same opinion as the race organisers with regards to listening to music whilst running? I have never listened to music in the past events, but I do in training and find it takes my mind off the actual running and makes it easier
Looking forward to tomorrow now. Should be a great day