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 MARATHON 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!