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Posted: 17/04/2014 at 08:53

Graduated to the no bannister club this morning. No running for me so far, but plenty of cakes instead supplemented with a steady supply of booze. Off to visit the parents for Easter weekend, my mother was concerned by my pre-marathon weight (always a good sign) so am expecting a feast. May try & get out for a plod tomorrow

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Posted: 16/04/2014 at 12:44

Selbs - I agree the HM time seems harder, I may have just recorded a 2.43 marathon but I think I would have to be on a good day to go sub 77 for a half

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Posted: 15/04/2014 at 14:34

CW - My quads are mashed, struggling horribly going down stairs. All seems worth it though as I have gone from slight disbelief to feeling rather chuffed with myself.

Having had a read back through all the reports a big well done to PiMan & CC2 on smashing the sub 3 barrier & LukeStur for going well under that 2:45 mark. Not forgetting Bufo for an outstanding debut 

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Posted: 14/04/2014 at 15:20

bainspj: If you go to your result on the VLM website, below the splits is a box saying results display, follow that link 

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Posted: 14/04/2014 at 15:06

CD: I thik it was a chap by the name of Nick Sparks, he got quicker with pretty much every 5k, passing 162 & getting passed by 0

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Posted: 14/04/2014 at 14:47

RunPix stats are up. Passed 88 passed by 1, not bad!

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Posted: 14/04/2014 at 12:21

Spirun: Your progression is very similar to mine

2011 3:37

2012 2:57

2014 2:43

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Posted: 14/04/2014 at 09:49

Ok here goes. Met up with Mr B & a few others in the FGFA start as planned, thank god I did as being new to that start I would have found my way to the back if left to my own devices. Set off with Mr B & Ode at planned 6:15 pace & unfortunately we lost Mr B early on, which made it all the nicer of Ode to guide me round through all the relevant splits bang on our target pace, hitting halfway in 1:22:01.

Was rather surprised when Ode told me it was becoming tough around the 15 mile mark & dropped back, I thought he was looking better than me. From 16 miles I was just trying not to get ahead of myself & take it one at a time. I was a bit nervy through canary wharf as the GPS inevitably went loopy but still felt quite relaxed through 20. It became hard work soon after though & it got tricky mentally too. Sub 2:45 always seemed ambitious & I was expecting to crack, having reached 21 it was tempting to say I had given it a good go but back off & settle for sub 2:50. A glace at the watch said I was still going well though & I kept my mile at a time approach.

22 & 23 ticked off, passing a reasonable few in a thinning field, through 24 & there is Westminster up ahead, blimey this might just happen. Through 25, round the corner & a huge cheer from my family. Pressing on one last turn & I'm on the mall, clock says 2:43:XX Now I'm not one for out of body experiences but it all felt rather surreal as I crossed the line in 2:43:47, how did that happen? That can't have been me! A near 14 minute pb & a negative split.

Great to meet so more fredders in the line afterwards & catch up Ode again. Not sure I could have don that without your help. Head still spinning.

Many other great performances on the day, but Marigold, WOW! 

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Posted: 13/04/2014 at 18:18
2:43:47 can't quite believe it! Great to meet several of you at the start & the red lion. Proper report to come.

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Posted: 12/04/2014 at 11:03
Argh woke up with a sore knee! No idea where that came from, went out for a light jog & it didn't feel great so abandoned that. Hoping that some ibuleve, ice & rest cures it for the morning
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