Al Runs

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Abingdon Marathon 2016

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 17:08

Thank you! My number was 541 and finish time 2:59:14

Abingdon Marathon 2016

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 16:56

Shadowfax - don't suppose you have any more photos or vids from the final track lap? 

Abingdon Marathon 2016

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 17:17

Smashed it Chownsie!

Oh yeah did anyone else notice that the 21 mile marker was a quarter of a mile further down the road than it should have been??

Still buzzing...

Abingdon Marathon 2016

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 08:26

Awesome photo! Big smile and leaving everyone else for dead. Congratulations world record holder!

Abingdon Marathon 2016

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 07:47

Pipes - do you now hold the playing card world record?? That headwind in the last few miles must have been fun! Thanks for your encouraging words before the race about sub3. I honestly wasn't really entertaining it as a possibility until you egged me on! I feel absolutely over the moon.

It really was an amazing day. Loads of great support for a small marathon, both for local runners and out of towners. Well done Abingdon!

Legs probably hurting today but not really noticing it among the euphoria : )

Abingdon Marathon 2016

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 17:24

Good work LessFat!

Very very happy with my first sub 3.

3:05 was the target but felt pretty good up to 18 then just held on for dear life and managed a final surge to sneak under 3 hours. 2:59:14. Great day out all round.

Abingdon Marathon 2016

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 06:28

Good morning and best of luck everyone

Abingdon Marathon 2016

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 12:05

Thanks David - good useful info

Abingdon Marathon 2016

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 14:24

Pipes - your 2004 negative split sounds heroic! Must have been feeling good that day! Love the costume by the way. Wind could be an issue...

Who here has run this year's course before and can provide some inside information? Is it really pancake flat and if there are any inclines where are they?

I'm planning a cycle route for my wife so she can see me at as many points as possible (and hand me water bottles). Does anyone know how narrow the road called "Peep O Day Lane" is? In my plan she's going to see me at 22 miles then cycle up past the runners on Peep O Day Lane and continue on the race route until the athletics tracks at the finish. But maybe that road is too narrow to feasibly do that? Can't really tell on Streetview...

Get well / stay well everybody! 

Abingdon Marathon 2016

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 08:23

Oh no Pipes, get well soon. Still enough time to be fighting fit before race day. What costume are you going to be wearing and what's the current record?

I am sorely tempted to set out at sub 3 pace but I blew up at mile 20 in my last marathon (London 2013) doing the same thing, and I don't want that to happen again. Although I did get sick the week before London which I'm pretty sure had a big effect on my race. My fitness is perhaps marginally better now. Anyway, all things considered I think I'll set out on 3:03 pace and see how I feel. From reading around I think I probably need a higher weekly mileage before going sub 3 anyway. I've managed an average of about 50 miles per week this training cycle with 3 x 20 miles. Any more and I seem to get injured.

Happy tapering all!

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