Did Blackpool Mara yesterday. I didn't 'run' Manchester as such, went round with the wife as it was her first (and probably only) Mara.
I had intended to go for a decentish time at Blackpool. I had naively thought that going round with the wife (She did 5:44, I usually do 3:40) wouldn't take much out of me.
It did. There were times I could have walked fast to keep up with her but I maintained a running gait, to give an idea, I took 40% more strides with the wife than I usually do for that distance. It killed me. Could hardly walk for the first couple of days, took me back to after my first Mara!
Blackpool, flat as you like, took me 4:12, and that was as fast as I could go.......