Posted: 01/06/2014 at 11:52
Morning All, despite the heat yesterday morning, the 34 short sharp hills (on the 17 lap) course, the flared up achilles from 6 miles in giving me discomfort for the rest of the race, i actually really enjoyed the Kent Roadrunner Marathon. I'm a little burnt today and injured for sure, however, i had the honour of meeting sub3 legend Ryan and we supported each other around the course. He lapped me twice on the way to a pretty steady/decent performance by his standards (i think) having stalked the results. I'm not sure the conditions gave many PBs - it certainly didn't for me - with a 3.19 and 29th place put into context with my lack of endurance and the slow (death marchy) last couple of laps i was pretty pleased with that. I now need to rest and sort out my injury proper (may drop out of hackney) to have a decent 12 week training cycle for Abingdon.
We had our own little feed station and support crew and it was a really good atmosphere. Did i mention the medal? i'm sure that if you speedies owned one of these you wouldn't be putting it on ebay any time soon, as it might come in handy if you ever needed to defend your house against a burglar. It's a big ph*ck off lump of metal - when i say big i mean bloody massive. might have to post a comparison picture!