I wanted to run as fast now (aged 47) as I did when I was 30. My previous PB was 2:58 so I chose this as my target time and, adding 1% to the distance for GPS error and mishaps, selected 6:45 as my target pace.I ran it almost perfectly, but at the the end my Garmin said 26.7 mile...
with the obligatory white trousers and black caps.On the morning of the marathon I was up at what felt like the crack of dawn (actually 6am) and had to get to Farnborough Station for 7am to catch the coach up to London. On the way to the station it felt strange
What an experience! This was my second marathon, so I thought I knew what I was doing. The training went really well (thanks to our club trainer), and my Spitfire 20 result led me to be cautiously optimistic about a sub-4:00 time. I read the RW
My name is Brian Kent. Like some of you, this was my first marathon. Looking back, the 16-week training programme I set myself certainly kept me focused and re-joining a gym certainly helped. Six one-on-one sessions with a training instructor
I’m going to get it out of my system. I don’t want to be negative - but I have to say this. I hated the Virgin London Marathon (VLM) just as much as I loved it. Not because of the pain or the hard work during the run and the training, but because
, first in my right calf then my left, which made me look a bit of a wimp as I winced and yelped.That was my Virgin London Marathon 2010. We all had a great weekend. We’ve raised a lot of money for Myeloma UK which is what we set out to do and I beat
and by the time I reached halfway, I had been running for two hours and 17 minutes - seven minutes more than my slowest half-marathon pace in training. "Not good", I thought.I soldiered on, determined not to stop despite my mind, body and legs screaming at me
I've been running for about eight years and completed the London Marathon in just over 5:30 in 2007. I'd trained three days a week and my longest run was 18 miles. I didn't realise the impact the food you ate the night before could have (cheese
Yesterday I completed the Virgin London Marathon. I have so much more to say about the whole experience that I really don’t know where to start.Sod it, I’ll launch straight into the race itself which didn’t entirely go to plan! To set some context
I was having a superb race. Everything was going to plan and I was looking to hit a PB, only to find that as I was reaching out for a Lucozade just after Mile 18 the person behind me clouted my ankles and sent me flying. I landed face down immediately in front of them and split ...
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