For our sins, on 31 May 2009 we went up to Edinburgh for a long weekend and ran the Edinburgh marathon. Our first. Unfortunately, the weather was superb and probably the hottest weekend in Edinburgh for years – so not ideal for running.
Of 13,000 full marathon runners, only 8,200 finished which is a huge drop out.
We both had personal targets, and unfortunately we both missed them. It may have been the heat; the amount we sweated; not enough training; or any other multitude of excuses – regardless we’re both a bit gutted. Ryan was in a bit of pain from 16m, bit more from 20, but still on target (of sub 3:30) till 24 miles when his legs just stopped working making the last 2 miles a very painful (and slow) almost crying on every step! Lol! Mel was on target for just over 4:00 but had pain from 10m which is bizarre as she didn’t have any pains on training runs.
Our final results
Ah well. At least we finished!!