Frankfurt Marathon 30th October.
A well organised and very flat course. The
world record missed by just 4
seconds, not by me though, a chap called
Wilson Kipsang in 2:03:42. The
new world record was only achieved a month
ago by Patrick Makau in Berlin -
2:03:38. Anyway closely followed some
5,000 runners , me 3:49:27, with a
target time of 3:50, so I'm happy (about
time). I enjoyed this race as I
was far more realistic about my finish time
than when running London and
therefore kept my pace consistent all the
way through. After running
London in April I promised never to run a
marathon again, but some months
later decided to give it another go, I'm
glad I did.
Just for information in case any one
considers this event next year ... I
signed up apx 5 weeks before the event.
Stayed at the Mercure hotel, which was less
than a 10 min walk away,
(booked 5 days before the event) BA rate
£50 room per night.
Flew stand-by on the Saturday, and return
Monday, flights were wide open.
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