Greater Manchester Marathon Results Statement - Our timing company have had a technical issue with the chips and are working hard to rectify the situation. The times have been recorded but there are allocation issues which is why some times are out. We are gutted about this and hope to have a correct set of results very soon.
If you have an issue with your time please contact them directly via the email link on this page. http://www.greatermanchestermarathon.com/runner-information/results
I had a fantastic day. Really enjoyed myself. Tried to stick with the 4.45 pacer but at mile 22 he began to pull away and my legs just couldnt respond.
Crowds were amazing and it could have been quite easy to OD on jellybabies/haribo.
I saw the boobs, the chicken, the bear foot runner, the rabbit, spiderman having a pee after only half a mile, the fireman, batman and superman!
Ended up coming in at 4.49 and smashing my PB
I think the main difference to my approach was taking CarterUSM avdvice to run my LSR slower than race pace. Now I know that works will use it for the future. Must admit I think I'll run up to 22 in training next time. Really struggled after 20miles.
Had a good chat with Auntie Ninja on the approach to Altrincham, you were looking very relaxed if I may say so! Thanks for the encouragement.