Monday, 26 April 2010

12th at the Virgin London Marathon

Hi folks


I'm writing this up from a guest house, myself Teresa and Thomas head off to Turkey tomorrow for a well earnt family holiday so I wanted to get a race report up before I headed out as I probably won't get online while I'm away...


So, I finished in 12th place as the title suggests in a time of 2.16.47 inside the qualifying time for the European Championships which are in Barcelona later this summer. Qualification will be confirmed tomorow (tuesday 27th April) on the UK Athletics website http://www.uka.org.uk/.


I must admit I'm not completely satisfied with the time as I believe I was capable of running 2.15, possibly faster, however all things considered it was a solid debut, perhaps if I hadn't missed the couple of weeks of training at the start of March the time may have been quicker but still much to be pleased with and a good starting point to build on for the future.


London was a fantastic experience and has taught me a lot for future marathons, the crowd support was awesume and I could hear lots of familar voices cheering me along the course. Thanks to all who sent through well done message over the past 24 hours too.


Before I sign off here are a couple of piccies courtesy of Mark Shearman from Sunday...


2 comments:

Bryn R said...

From a fellow Beagle major congrats Lee and well done- it was pretty tough out there and the conditions weren't all that great. Fingers crossed for Euros - and I'm guessing congrats for Commonwealths as can't see Guernsey not picking you now!

Lee Merrien said...

Cheers Bryn, I won't be doing the CG marathon though, will drop down to a track distance there, 3 marathons in 6months in my first year probably a bit much.