Sunday, 2 January 2011
LONDON MARATHON 2011 A New Start A New Begining!
Hi guy's hope your new year got off to a good start?
I started my new year with the clubs new years day 14.2 mile coastal path run.
most of the route goes over the sand dunes and Formby and Ainsdale pinewoods.
24 of us set off at an easy pace along the coastal path, by 5 miles Steve McLean started pushing the pace as we went into the Formby woods with Steve Wilko pushing things on through the Ainsdale woods.
As we emerged out onto the main path by the railway line I found myself taking the lead into a nasty headwind, as the rain started I thought to hell with it and pushed even harder!
Under the Railway bridge and back into the dunes.
I lead the charge onto the winding single track following the white posts, at last we reached Pointins, just 2 1/2 miles until the comfort of the Fisherman's pub where beer and food was awaiting us!
I lead Steve and Joe off the sand dunes and onto the final 1/2 mile of tarmac cycle track.
Steve lifted the pace and we were soon doing sub 6 pace into the finish.
Total time 1.48
SAMMY WANJIRU starts 2011 with a 'BANG'!
Someone who didn't have such a great start to the new year was Olympic marathon champion Sammy Wanjiru.
Sammy's been charged in his native Kenya with death threats to his wife and the illegal possession of an AK47 rifle. READ HERE
My Marius Bakken training for the London Marathon 2011 starts tomorrow with the aim of sub 2.45 and gaining a championship place for London 2012 at the age of 50!