trassey - i got 4.82 miles in total, still a tough tough run though!
races coming thick and fast now, is anyone else for the Jengana 10k this saturday in Antrim? Done the first one last year and its a pretty good course, got a roasting day last year and forecast has it looking similar for this saturday!
have to agree with nattybow, organisation leaves a lot to be desired - my 4th Belfast marathon, and first since doing Berlin/London, and maybe its spoiled me, but between the mile markers being wrong at 5 and 7 (amateurish mistake) and being handed a cup of water only for it to have bits of stone and grit in it, then handed the incorrect medal at the end...cant say i enjoyed it!
still managed a PB by about a minute over London a few weeks back, legs certainly went from under me about 20 miles, but as much as im happy with the PB, its disappointing to see what could be a great capital city marathon be handled so badly,
to end on a positive though, despite the conditions, the support from the locals was absolutely superb, and im glad to see the numbers taking part rising, both in the marathon and relay, great to get people out running in Belfast
just back from London myself, and it really was a great race - pretty much perfect conditions and managed a 10 min PB from Berlin myself, so couldnt have gone much better - the atmosphere really was amazing, and getting water in bottles during a marathon is new to me and was appreciated! my only issue was when wanting to lift the pace a bit 2nd half, there were so many people around you it was basically impossible! enjoyed it so much nonetheless, and cant be displeased with a PB! Going to be back in the ballot for next year for sure, but i think as a PB course, Berlin would have the edge over London, but anyone wanting to do a marathon cant go wrong with either of them!
Coming from doing Belfast each year (including in less than 3 weeks time ) the likes of London and Berlin are a real eye opener into how a marathon should be organised and how you can find a good favourable route even in a busy city!
also well done nattybow for getting it done, took a lot of determination to run after that week you mention!