4 HOURS RUNNING 26.2 MILES AND 1 HOUR ON A DRIP RECOVERING WHY DO WE DO IT.
Having run the Cork Marathon for the last 2 years, I think I can honestly say that this one was the warmest so far. Even before the start, it seemed very mild which was a contrast to last year when it seemed to be pretty cool before the race started.
Needless to say, in these warm conditions most target times were unrealsitic and a lot of people, both Mararthon runners and Relay runners struggled today in the heat.
The temperature for the 2nd half of the Marathon was up around 25 deg C and nearly all of us are not used to running in these conditions.Sponges I usually don't bother but they were a godsend on a hot day like today. As for the Stewards and Volunteers Excellent as always. It's great to see people giving up their time to help out for the day and we all owe them a debt of gratitude.Also i want to say a big thank u too the St John's Ambulance Service who helped me after the race as u can see from the pictures after the race i wasn't in the best shape but as always thats down to my stubbornness to never stop and i ran my self to the limit. But I would do it all again if i could so i must be a little crazy. Thanks to all my family for there support on the day and i will see u in dingle next on september 12 2009 Take care hope yee like the pictures