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Virgin London Marathon – Graphical Stats

I just thought I’d post this graphic which is now available for all runners of the 2012 London Marathon on the results website.  This gives a good overview of how I did during the race compared to other runners.  The graphics are created by runpix.net and I think it’s pretty cool for something so simple. The most interesting thing for me here is the data on how I ran during the last 7km (from 35 to 42km).  Apparently I overtook

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Virgin London Marathon – 22 April 2012

So, I’d got an entry to this years London Marathon through a ballot organised through my running club Ranelagh Harriers and was really looking forward to running the race for the second time (my first time was in 2009).  Coming into the race I had a single aim – to get a time under 3 hours and 10 minutes.  This would get me a ‘Good For Age’ time meaning that I could enter the race for the next two years without having

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Virgin London Marathon – 22 April 2012 (Sharon)

David & Sharon with their shiny medals

Well. I am going to write down some thoughts whilst things are fresh in my mind. I suspect this will be quite long, so feel free not to read on ;) I slept reasonably well, woke at 4:30 and couldn’t get back to sleep but that was OK, to be expected. We had breakfast (my usual pre-long-run rice pudding), kit on, off to the station. We had planned on taking the 7:03 from Twickenham, which wasn’t showing on the boards.

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7 days to go…

Well, it’s one week to go until the London Marathon. I think I am ready. I am going to put down some ramblings over the next week, so that I will be able to look back and see how I was feeling in the run-up. I had my last Sunday run of the training schedule today, wearing all the kit I might possibly need (hot/sunny/rainy/cold variables all covered with arm warmers, knee socks and visor). I only look marginally like

Posted in Ranelagh Harriers, Sharon, The Stragglers

Cranleigh 21 mile race – 25 March 2012 (Sharon)

Goodness me, I had a sleepless night worrying about this race. It’s been on my mind for a while and here was the morning. We collected Kirsty and Danny (2008 Race Flashback anyone?) an hour earlier than we would have liked due to the clocks Springing forward and before we knew it we were parked in our usual space in Cranleigh!

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Cranleigh 21 mile race – 25 March 2012 (David)

I tried to run this in 2008 but injury got in the way. In 2011 I ran and enjoyed it and I was back again this year for more of the same.  Last year when I finished my run I felt that I could have run another six miles there and then and had a great marathon.  The marathon I ran a few weeks later didn’t quite go to plan (being ill two weeks beforehand didn’t help) but perhaps I’d

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Ranelagh Harriers Clutton Cup Race 2012

During the winter months I managed to avoid all cross country running races for my running club, Ranelagh Harriers.  There were a few reasons behind this… I didn’t want to injure myself as cross country courses are far from the smooth roads of, er…. roads. Saturday afternoon racing (which is when all these races are held) didn’t seem to fit well into my diary. Because of the fear of injury and a big race planned (an Ironman race I did

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Bedford Harriers Half Marathon 2011 (Sharon)

Dear Reader, let me set the scene.  After “discovering” running and losing weight back in 2007, I have had a couple of years unable to run for one reason and another, which I won’t bore you with.  Back in April, I was trying to decide whether or not to take up my deferred London Marathon place from this year and run in 2012.  I was 4 stone overweight.  So, I joined Weight Watchers and started to run a bit more. 

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