Posted: 08/12/2013 at 20:11
I don't want to say anything negative about the guys in your competition, because I do think they are all good guys and all deserve a shot, but if I am being honest, one will struggle, one hasn't been motivated to do a marathon yet but would be capable, and the other clearly doesn't need help to achieve his goals, he already has it figured out so wouldn't benefit as much as you.
I have to disagree (if we are both thinking of the same person! ) with the comment that one of the finalists will struggle. All the 5k, 10k and H/M times indicate the possibility of a sub 3;30 for all finalists.
My stats were worst than all this years finalists (previous marathon PB of 3:44, H/M of 1:40, 10k of 44mins and 5k of 21:45), but with the help of Sam and the rest of the Asics team, I came home under 3:30. It took 4 months of solid dedication, but I doubt any of the finalists would have been chosen if they didn't have this.
Great work so far Kirsty. Last couple of days. I look forward to following the progress of whoever wins this group.