Hi guys Belfast Marathon has improved over the years. Keep plugging away and maybe one year there will be bottled water. I used to hate those relay runner but as Jim said no relay no marathon and it does introduce runners to the sport. Loads of relay runners come back and do the full marathon. If only the change overs could be managed better.
Good luck to all doing the Les Jones 10K and those racing over the weekend.
Sad to hear about the runner last night. Condolences to the runners family.
Good luck with your ultra training David. I haven't done one so I can't help. I was told at the weekend that if you can see the top of the hill you walk and refuel and conserve your energy for the down hills.
5K done tonight. I was measuring out the Purple Ladies course for tomorrow night. The quads are still tight after Sunday.
Well done Paul. I called in after kids training and watched to about 2.00pm then I had to head home. It was cold and some heavy hail showers. I was at the exit of the Leisure Centre and was surprised there wasn't a few accidents as there was so much traffic. Sunday would be a better option.
I had a good day over at the Rocks N Rollin Ultra Challenge. This is described as Irelands most Northerly, Scenic and Toughest Ultra along the highways and byways of Inishowen's Rocky and Rolling coastal routes. And it lived up to it's reputation.
I did the Half Marathon and the first half was quite hilly with a 2 mile, 900 foot climb between 4 and 6 miles after that it was mostly down hill with the odd hill threw in to keep you honest. It is a good course for a negative split. It's a lonely run with small fields in the Ultra, Marathon, 17 mile and Half.
I ran 2:21:34 which I am pleased with considering the course. It was wet, windy but mild. Apart from the wind perfect conditions for long distance running.