Marathon 1 – Chester 2011 – The quest for a sub 3 continues :-(

…so that sort of gives the game away, but I wasn’t feeling great and haven’t been for about three weeks now so a sub 3h10 is very good. It qualifies me for London 2013 (the deadline is well and truly gone for the 2012) and so it’s a good start to the year.

As for the Chester marathon? A great event. Lots of panicking and fuss going on, it’s not run with military precision, but it’s a good event. I’ll drop a full race report, complete with photographic evidence over the next couple of days, including a revelation about how ‘flat’ it is ;-)

Oh and I finished in 3h09m18s, 121st place out of up to 4000 runners. Not bad eh?!?


Today’s shoes: Blue and White Kayano 17s
Mileage today: 26.25
Training mileage so far: 62.51
Marathon mileage so far: 26.25


3 responses to “Marathon 1 – Chester 2011 – The quest for a sub 3 continues :-(”

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  1. alex says:

    Not bad!!!!!

    You’re either a legend or have access to some serious shit.
    I prefer the former- you’re an inspiration – this time last year you were plodding around at 5:30minute k’s (9min mile in your lingo)

    • Andy says:

      Hi Alex,

      You have a fair point. It’s a bloody good time! Thanks for the wake up call!


  2. keith says:

    well done another 15 mins of pb sub 3 at brighton if weather isnt to hot as course is flat like chester eh how did damien get on cannot believe how far you have come in 18 months truly amazing