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Abingdon Marathon 2015

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 22:58

I'll pass on your thanks Helen, Macca, FRC and all.  So pleased you enjoyed the day.

See if you are in any of these pics I took:



Abingdon Marathon 2015

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 19:42

Quite easy really- he'd emailed me to ask to swap after the cut off date saying he couldn't run due to injury.  When I told him he was too late, his injury miraculously improved (if only they were all so easy to cure) so I just checked my (and then the official) photos.  It might be difficult to decide on someone's age +/- 10yrs, but not 30.  And now its easy to look up their races on Po10, find a big race with official photographers and see what they really look like....

Abingdon Marathon 2015

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 19:17

Robert- depends what you mean by sinister. One runner illegally swapped with someone about 30 yrs younger who then ran about an hour quicker than the true entrant ever had. So yes, that would give him a GFA if it hadn't been spotted. let alone all the issues of phoning the wrong person if the runner had collapsed etc.  I had organised a flourishing number swap service until a month before the race, so there was little excuse for such behaviour.

Abingdon Marathon 2015

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 14:02

The results will go on Po10 once they have been finalised. Various issues with runners running with someone else's number, club changes etc

Abingdon Marathon 2015

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 14:22

So pleased you all enjoyed the day and some set PBs too.  Thanks for the kind comments about the race.  We collate them and pass them on to the marshals in due course.

Another article on the world record:


Abingdon Marathon 2015

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 19:47

Prelim results are on shoot4goal website

Abingdon Marathon 2015

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 18:55

The announcer said it was a hip replacement when we were waiting for prize giving- no idea where he got it from.  I guess he heard hip surgery when he interviewed or Mrs R and translated it into hip replacement

Abingdon Marathon 2015

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 18:42

Pipes- it was a pleasure and great to see you and your clubmate do so well (even if it wasn't a hip replacement!).  Matt- just have to do it again to get rid of those pesy 10secs!

Abingdon Marathon 2015

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 19:32

All the signs are out (except the mile markers), an ocean of water and lucozade is stashed- just need some runners to turn up

Abingdon Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 13:53

Zirion- they have been discarded by the runners as they warm up


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