Manchester Marathon by Stuart Gibson

It was a lovely day. I had a mind set to keep a pace of 10 minutes per mile and try to make it in under 4 and a half hours.

To begin with I felt good and did 9.30/9.40 minutes per mile. I did well until I hit the 17 mile mark; something just came over me to stop. My legs started to feel like jelly and I thought maybe a little stretch off would help and get me back into the marathon, but stopping was a bad idea. It threw me off my mind set and getting back into the run was very hard work. I kept moving and thought, “No I am going to do this”. I slowed my pace down to 12minutes per mile, then I saw the 4hour 30min pace setter pass me. I kept on pushing hard but my legs felt too heavy to keep up with the pace setter. I finished in 4 hours 47 minutes.

I loved the crew helping me push on with all their support (free sweets, always good). I’m already thinking of signing up again for next year.




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