New York City Marathon
- New York
I went into the race thinking that I was just going to try and get round in a decent time, but not push myself to breaking point. I started running to HR and after half way a PB was on the cards but I fully expected to detonate, thankfully I didn't and took 3 minutes off last year's Chicago time.
Perfect weather, fantastic atmosphere. Negative split by the thinnest of margins (4 seconds). 202 BQ in the bag.
Perfect weather, fantastic atmosphere. Negative split by the thinnest of margins (4 seconds). 2020 BQ in the bag.
Consistently paced with each 5k slower than the one before. Nothing to do with a lack of fitness, I was just making sure that I got my money’s worth out of the race ;)
Proud to Complete this epic event, 31yrs after my much-missed mum ran it. After 27 marathons,I have a new favourite: it surpassed all my expectations.
Awesome day at my first NYC marathon!
3:31 at my first New York City marathon and I couldn’t be happier. Amazing weather, fabulous support, a fantastic tour of all five boroughs....although if I never see another bridge again it will be too soon! Mind you, I nearly didn’t make it to the start!!! With 50,000 runners to get to the start line, how many buses do you reckon there are? I managed to get on the one that got lost! Having opted for the latest bus time I could to minimise the wait at the start, unbeknown to us our driver got lost and spent about 30 mins driving round and round Manhattan! 30 mins after leaving we were back where we started and had to get an official escort to guide us there and get us through the, by then, closed roads. As I was off in wave 1 I had about 20 mins to spare before the corral opened! Just enough time for a quick loo stop and to get a cinnamon bagel down my neck! 3 majors down, 3 to go next year starting with Tokyo in March!
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