On the way to Manc marathon last year i was stood behind where Tom + Martin from Marathon Talk were sat on the tram and even though i had listened to every podcast throughout my whole training schedule I didnt say a word to them. Kicked myself for it afterwards. Their podcasts got me through quite a few of the long runs.
299 ran (or at least finished), the race had an entry limit of 300 according to RunBritain. Likely its been massaged to make the event seem better organised. Well done on the PB, well under your 1:50 target
I agree with you though Robin, the event was actually ran pretty well on the day. basic but well organised. The chip timing was a nice bonus, as was the free parking. The medal was actually alright as well and the tech t-shirts also seem ok.
Wythenshawe has one really muddy stretch which from Oct to may is ankle deep in mud, then around 3k of running in grass which saps the legs. Its flat tho.
Smashed it round Arley today. Felt really strong and managed a fairly even pace despite the strong headwind on the way back in to the finish. ran a 1:35:20 for a 5:11min PB so im so happy with that. Training had gone so well and I thought with the rivington run and this bloody cold I had blown my chance at a decent run.
Great work - must try that out some time, a few regs at Wythenshawe say south manc is quicker.
Robin - Good luck at Arley tomorrow. I'm #175, if you see me give me a shout. Weather forecast looks ok, just hoping the wind isnt as strong as it sounds it might be. I'm still full of a cold and still have a sore ankle so not sure what to expect out of tomorrow