Monday, 27 April 2009

LONDON MARATHON RESULT

Flora London Marathon 2009 Results

REPORT TO FOLLOW, ITS A HOT ONE!
I TRY MY BEST BUT MISS OUT ON MY TARGET 2.49.53 [set 10 years ago] BY JUST 1 MIN 22 SEC !
I FINISH FIRST FOR THE CLUB AS MANY BREAK DOWN IN THE HEAT.More

I have never drunk so much water in a race before, after 13 miles I was slowing to a jog at each water station [ and there is a lot of them] to get the fluids into my body, the heat came as a bit of a shock to the system, repeatedly I thought I was going to crack and it was a big relief to get to the finish in one piece [ it took all my mental strength to hold it together, this was a tough one for sure!
5k 19.25, 10k 39.27, 15k 59.24, 20k 1.19.21, 1/2 1.23.43,
25k 1.39.26, 30k 1.59.57, 35k 2.20.41 40k 2.41.50, Finish 2.51.15
Red = meltdown!
At first i felt a bit disappointed with myself but on reflection i feel kind of proud, hell there is a big difference between running at 38 and 48 and I still blasted my 2004 London time by over a minute!

LONDON MARATHON RESULTS SINCE MY FIRST MARATHON IN 1999;
1999 2.49.53, 2000 2.56.15, 2002 2.54.53, 2003 2.48.52, 2004 2.52.34, 2009 2.51.15

ONCE AGAIN I HAVE KEPT A CLEAN RECORD AND COMPLETED EVERY M
ARATHON I HAVE EVER RUN UNDER 3 HOURS!
THANKS FOR ALL COMMENTS, GRATEFULLY RECEIVED
FULL REPORT TO FOLLOW, ONCE i'VE HAD TIME TO THINK, PONDER AND ANNALISE MY RACE!

10 comments:

DocRunner said...

Great running Rick. 2:51 is an amazing time. I was gobsmacked at how hard the going was in that heat. It's a awful feeling during a race when you realise that you're not going to run the time you've hoped for. That's when it's hardest to continue to push. Sometimes it isn't about running a PB, it's about doing the best that you possibly could on the day. You should be proud of youself - I'm sure tht that your Dad would too. Well done on a great race.
Simon

Thomas said...

Sounds like you had a reasonably similar experience to my Boston one, though it was the heat that got to you and the hills that got to me.

I was watching the TV coverage, and was gagging to go out and run a marathon again. Strange to be feeling like that a mere 6 days after Boston.

John Kynaston said...

Superb run Rick ... especially in those conditions.

Keep going until you become a Super Vet and you'll clean up!!

Recover well

John

Richard said...

Tim Noakes says that if you are not shivering at the start then you are running for a place and not a PB. Great show of mental strength.

bricey said...

congrats on a good run. As you said running at 48 is alot different to running at 38. In your case you're getting better!! :)

Eryn said...

Congratulations, this is awesome.

The race was hard and you had superb day.

Now, recovery time...

canute1 said...

Well done - a great run.
Did you wear the Spiras?

Mike said...

Great race Rick! Looking forward to the report.

Ewen said...

You did well Rick! So close to a PB after all these years. At least you didn't have the size of positive split most of the elite men had! Looking forward to the full report.

Grellan said...

Great result Rick. Your splits don't show a meltdown - it must have been all internal, a sign of a gutsy runner.