6 from my club (including myself) have entered already and I expect that number to double fairly soon. I was having 2nd thoughts about having already entered during my marathon last Sunday, those seem to have gone now!! With so many from the club going it should be a craic - my 1st overseas marathon!
As a lifelong Blackpool FC fan I took away some great memories from the day, notably finishing in the stadium, where I have spent many an hour cheering on my family's team, with my brother and his family shouting encouragement as I was almost outsprinted on the line.
Like Blackpool, the marathon, in my opinion, is cheap and cheerful and you know what you are going to get. Thankfully the weather gods took pity on us and conditions, I would say, were ideal.
I went for it big time on the day as I tried to stay in sight of the leader, but, despite easing back a little at about mile 11 when it was clear that he was pulling away, I struggled in the last 7miles or so and it was a real battle (physically and mentally). Still, pleased to go sub 2h50m for the 1st time
Not been on for a while. backed by 45 6am runs this year I am ready for tomorrow's marathon (my 1st race since October). After getting up at 5.30am tomorrow to get to the race, no more getting up at for 6am to run for a while I think!!