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Monday, 14 August 2017

London Marathon: I'm SO sorry random man. It was the SUGAR.

I always get extremely excited before the London Marathon. I don't know why, I've done plenty of marathons but there's something authentic about the London Marathon. Maybe it's the size, or the landmarks or maybe that I know I'll see familiar faces among the 30 odd thousand people running. I'm not sure. But I feel very special to be able to run it.

And as a result I always get horribly overexcited even WHILE I'm running it. Most people get to mile 19 or 20 and start shutting up. Me? I'm AWFUL to run with. I get MORE excited the closer we get to the end.

Excited? Moi?


And this year was no different. Here's a quick video I took at about mile 19. The girl I'm running with is my friend Ann. The man? No idea. He was running nearby so I decided to get an impromptu video. 

Random Man, if you should ever read this I'm SO sorry. I'm sure the last thing you wanted ¾ of the way through the marathon was some insane woman asking you questions and being all hyperactive. Blame all the sugary gels.


Ann and I ran together until 20 miles at 8 min/miles as agreed and then I think the enthusiasm got too much for her and I buggered off to finish the last 6 miles on my own. It's ok. She forgave me. And probably had a lovely peaceful last 6 miles without the inane chatter. And the videoing. And the ridiculous selfies.

Luckily she didn't have enough energy at 20 miles to smack me in the chops. 



Race splits
5K10:25:5300:24:1824:1804:5212.35-
10K10:50:2000:48:4524:2704:5412.27-
15K11:15:1101:13:3524:5104:5912.08-
20K11:39:5601:38:2124:4604:5812.12-
Half11:45:1701:43:4205:2104:5312.31-
25K12:04:4302:03:0819:2604:5912.05-
30K12:30:0302:28:2725:2005:0411.84-
35K12:54:5502:53:2024:5304:5912.06-
40K13:18:5603:17:2024:0104:4912.49-
Finish13:29:1703:27:4210:2204:4412.72711


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