Second of all, thank you to everyone who has sponsored me and supported me in my training and on the day. It really has helped.
Thanks to you I have managed to raise over £1,200 for Breast Cancer Care and I’m really greatful for the donations and for the support I had on the day.
Anyway, here goes:
On the 10th of April 2011 I ran the Lochaber Marathon in 22’C heat! (click this link for the Garmin details: the route, splits and my heart rate!)
It was a great event and I managed to complete it in 3:40:12. A PB for me, beating my November time by just over a minute!
This is a photo of me just about to cross the finish line!
I was placed:
119th overall (top 31%)
17th female out of 107 (top 16%)
5th in my age group out of 31 (top 16%)
5th out of non running club affiliated females out of 46 (top 11%)
Here are the results.
25 did not finish
1 (who had finished) was taken away in an ambulance!
Average Finish time: 4:02:16
Average Female Finish time: 4:18:28
(last years average was 4:05 – heat added 15 mins on perhaps?)
Average Male Finish time: 3:55:54
I was 48 minutes faster than the average female and almost 16 minutes faster than the average male. 😀
My family and friends turned out to support me and make me feel extra special for finishing such a challenging event in blistering conditions. Thanks for the support!
The good news is after a full body massage and a day off on Monday, and a Powerplate massage on Tuesday my legs are almost back to normal and I even managed to climb the stairs in work on Tuesday and Wednesday!!
I’ll of course be posting a more detailed report of the race and more blog articles and pictures now that I’m ‘recovering’ and taking some time out from running (if I can stop myself!)