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Sub 19:00 for 5K 05-03-13 Clee Prom 5K - 19:00:66 that was bloody close!
Sub-40:00 for 10K 17-03-13 Gainsborough 10K - 39:43
Sub 88:00 for HM
Abs of Flabs
I got to Skegness (25 miles) in just under 4 hours running all the way. Coming back there are some quite severe hills throughout the last 10 miles - at least they felt severe after I had just run 40!! I had to resort to some walking which resulted in me doing the second leg some 40 minutes slower than the first. I presume now that I had hit 'the wall' but as I had no knowledge of what that might be at the time I just kept going. I guess a great deal of this was psychological - I had no fear of doing it as I didn't have a clue what I had let myself in for. Lots of other people would have been the same. I can tell you that of the starters (around 300?) only 66 made it back and some of those were coming home at dusk in quite a bad state.
Nothing specific but of course most kids were more active in those days. I biked to school and played football (soccer). I also ran cross-country well enough to become School Captain and place in the top 10 in the County Championships. I guess the furthest I had ever ran before that day was probably less than 5 miles??
. I can tell you that of the starters (around 300?) only 66 made it back and some of those were coming home at dusk in quite a bad state. They must have been on the road up to 15-16 hours. I finished in 6th place overall - had I been allowed to do it in 1963 (the first year held) I would have been in 2nd place.
You do realize that at some point you're going to have to do another 50-miler (if you haven't already), just to compare the experiences.
Did anybody actually train for this thing? It's so cool that a bunch of average people (wearing their school shoes!?) decided to go try to run 50 miles. Your time is even more amazing - I can't believe you basically ran the first half as a sub-4:00 marathon in those shoes.
Now that was a bath...