Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Moorfoots at Lochaber Marathon

Richard Leeson and Paul Nichol ventured up to Ft. William on 19th April for the Lochaber Marathon on what turned out to be the hottest day of the year so far ~ well it seemed that way anway. Richard was in an excellent support capacity as he broke his toe earlier in the year. Planned to do a 3.30 and set of well until mile 18 when things went pear shaped. Didn’t help that the race started at 11 and we were running in the mid day sun(mad dogs and athletes). Had to walk some of the way but I was in good company. I ran some of the way with a guy dressed in a Captain America outfit who it turns out was a sub 3 hour runner. He sped past me later when he took the suit off. The other guy in the photo (not Captain America de-robed) is going so slow that it makes me look almost hare-like. I drank two bottles of water at the last 2 water stations and it didn’t even touch the sides. Managed to come in 196th out of 493 so in the top half in time of 3.54. I am now looking for tips on running in the heat. All the advice is acclimatise beforehand ~ that will be right in Scotland in the winter. Now looking forward to the 3 bridges and the 10K.

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