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London Marathon

26/04/2017

Last Sunday five members of Dumfries Running Club joined 40,000 others plus millions watching live on TV for the Virgin London marathon.

With so many wishing to take part entry is very difficult and Lisa Finlay, Hazel Smyth, Sian Finlay, Kim Adamson and Mark Hall were able to gain a place.Lisa decided to risk setting off at an ambitious pace as her training had been going well. Going through halfway in 85mins she felt comfortable, but in time-honoured marathon tradition, those last 6 miles were a very different story. She couldn't quite maintain her pace, but worked hard and crossed the line in 2,58, in third placed in the entire race for her age category.

Sian felt it was hard from about 5 miles despite sticking well to her target pace of 8 min per mile. She was very determined though, and barely slowed at all in a well judged run. She was disappointed to finish just outside her target time of 3 hours 30 (3,33) but proud to have fought so hard and to have raised money for MND. Hazel's training had been going well and she was cautiously optimistic about getting close to her PB. However, she also felt she wasn't at her best from early on. She sensibly reined in her pace, and made it to the finish line in a very respectable 3,31, with the added bonus of finishing hand in hand with her sister, with whom she had raised money for a charity close to the family's heart. Mark had less lofty ambitions and ran carefully in the early stages reaching halfway in under 2 hours. He gritted his teeth as tiredness took over in the final stages and was pleased to see the finishing line in 4 hours 30mins. Kim Adamson had to walk the last 10 miles with her daughter Christina, who suffered a knee injury, and completed the course in 6 hours 47 minutes.

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