Well done folks! some great stories, gritty runs and some amazingly fast folk!
I had a great day, started off slightly slower than expected even though was in the 4 hour folk, but went with it. Managed to run all the way to just after the 22 mile mark, then hit that wall thing! Even though I walked wee bits every now and then from there to the finish still managed a negative split by a minute! To finish in 4.07.47 A PB by 40 minutes!
Also good to meet Digger on the way round (what were the chances of that! LOL)
FFB - Nice one on the mental prep and that schedule for next year sounds impressive! Should really be a grand slam of Scottish marathons plus an ultra thrown in! good luck
The top of my thigh has had a niggle all week which I'm icing every night. But foretunatley it doesn't appear to be affecting my running, as it is only niggly during the day (maybe just paranoia, lol or in the mind). But in genral I have been really springy and getting ridicously excited, I just wonder what state I'll be in next week! lol
Tempted to go for 3.45 but will start with the 9min/miles and take it from there.
3:35:00 Alasdair Macleod 2
3.44.59 - Northern Exile in a Harrogate Harriers vest
3.45.00 - Mrs Bobbles (aka Mrs Exile) in a Harrogate Harriers vest
3:55- Tricialitt in a FETCH vest, no name on it, may wear a purple jacket on top if weather sucks!
3.59.59 - Xe in a Union Jack vest, Bill F in whatever he decides to wear depending on weather No 1615 Goldeagle, Dudley-Kingswinford Vest, No 3149, Will William 6, Sturun - North face green/yellow vest (weather permitting!)
4:15.00 - Bedshaped in Orange and Green club best (seriously!!!)
4:30:00 - Dave Pace in running club shirt - Gold with red stripe. - bungee in Fetch T Shirt with bungee on the back!
4:59:59 - Cabbey in a Fetch vest with name on back and front , KT59 in Alzheimer Scotland shirt