Posted: 02/03/2015 at 10:27
well done JR!
LOADS of mud and hills for me too. just under 27 miles of boggy slippery mud and pretty nasty hills. Everyone there was saying its the hardest marathon they have ever done and most of them were in the 100 marathon club!!! I was running with a guy for a little while who was doing his 600th!! He said there was a guy up front who has done 800 and something........I stopped thinking about being tired at that point.
It was a tough old day, I would call it a mini north downs way. The organizer was talking about moving to june next year. If that is the case im all over it!! I think I could tear around there a lot quicker with some solid footing. My first lap even with the boggy mud was 57 minutes for just over 5.5 miles. Loads of great long downhill sections to take advantage of.
The winner was in at around 3:20 I think.......bonkers!!! No idea how he got round that so fast!!
I came in was a suprising sprint finish at 5:51. I had nothing left to give other than a smile
edit - just had it confirmed that the elevation gain was 2356ft....just under half a mile ha ha ha ouch