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    Cork City Marathon

    The Cork City Marathon returns this year after a 20+ year absence. It's on next Monday and I'm doing it in aid of Irish Cancer Society. No explanation needed really as to why I chose this charity - I think everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer. If you would like to sponsor me, you can do so via the following link.

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    good on you shedite, whats the marathon route and where and what time is it going from?

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    It starts off at 9am from Patrick Street. Out around Blackpool and down east towards the tunnel. Through the tunnel and back in along the marina. Then out past Turners Cross and over through Togher to Bishopstown, out to the guide dogs by Ballincollig and back in along the straight road.

    It's my first marathon and would love to beat 3:30 but I reckon i'll be a little short of that, probably around 3:40

    We'll see how it goes on the day
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    Have pretty much nothing to spare shedite but best of luck with it.
    That's some distance.
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    Great Day in town yesterday, great crowd turned out to welcome the runners home.
    Results here
    On the down side the coverage given by RTE last night was disgraceful.
    5 seconds of a report versus a full report on a Ladies Fun Run in Dublin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shedite View Post
    It starts off at 9am from Patrick Street. Out around Blackpool and down east towards the tunnel. Through the tunnel and back in along the marina. Then out past Turners Cross and over through Togher to Bishopstown, out to the guide dogs by Ballincollig and back in along the straight road.

    It's my first marathon and would love to beat 3:30 but I reckon i'll be a little short of that, probably around 3:40

    We'll see how it goes on the day
    How'd it go? That was some heat.
    The STIG relay team finished in 5:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by razor View Post
    5 seconds of a report
    Are you sure, i didn't hear anything about it, TV3 were crap aswell.

    Fair play to Shedite, he was going great guns at the 4th water station anyway. Fair play to all that took part.
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    Well I finished it in 4:10 anyway. I started out way too quickly. I should have toned it down when I saw the heat. I was at halfway in 1:46

    After that I started getting stomach cramps. That Lucozade you gave me Face, I threw up outside musgrave park.

    Finished the race anyway which was always a goal of mine. Guess I'm gonna have to do it again now to get a better time!

    Cheers for the Lucozade!
    The glass isn't half full or half empty it's just too damn big!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bald Student View Post
    How'd it go? That was some heat.
    The STIG relay team finished in 5:29.
    Lucky we had Student Mullet in reserve, or it'd have taken a bit longer!

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    1:09 for my 5.7 miles stint - was rather impressed seeing as I haven't run since two weeks of middle-distance training in first year in school.

    Saw one poor lad finish the first leg (5.3 miles) and just collapse to the ground; didn't even have the energy to put his hands out to break his fall and bust his nose right open.

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    I was just lookin through the results there and spotted that ex Cork City captain Declan Daly did the marathon in 3:33. That's some goin!
    The glass isn't half full or half empty it's just too damn big!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shedite View Post
    Well I finished it in 4:10 anyway. I started out way too quickly. I should have toned it down when I saw the heat. I was at halfway in 1:46

    After that I started getting stomach cramps. That Lucozade you gave me Face, I threw up outside musgrave park.

    Finished the race anyway which was always a goal of mine. Guess I'm gonna have to do it again now to get a better time!

    Cheers for the Lucozade!
    Well done Shedite!!

    I remember my first Full Marathon....did the same as you, coasting the first half in identical time to you, then finished in 3hours 54min.....it bloody hurt!!

    I learnt from that, and my next one was London, where I did the first half much slower, ending up crossing the line in 3hours 24 mins!

    Good luck with your next one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shedite View Post
    Well I finished it in 4:10 anyway. I started out way too quickly. I should have toned it down when I saw the heat. I was at halfway in 1:46

    After that I started getting stomach cramps. That Lucozade you gave me Face, I threw up outside musgrave park.

    Finished the race anyway which was always a goal of mine. Guess I'm gonna have to do it again now to get a better time!

    Cheers for the Lucozade!
    Jebus ..... and it was isotonic and everything like !!

    Sorry 'bout that Shedite, fair play for doing it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shedite View Post
    I was just lookin through the results there and spotted that ex Cork City captain Declan Daly did the marathon in 3:33. That's some goin!
    Terry Barrett, Anthony Buckley, Alan and Pat Kelly did it too. All seemed to be going great guns when they passed us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by razor View Post
    On the down side the coverage given by RTE last night was disgraceful.
    5 seconds of a report versus a full report on a Ladies Fun Run in Dublin.
    In fairness far more people did that "fun run" and its also a higher standard of compeitive running too.

    Its the biggest day in the calander for most charities in ireland
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodge View Post
    In fairness far more people did that "fun run" and its also a higher standard of compeitive running too.

    Its the biggest day in the calander for most charities in ireland
    The fun run is 10k. I ran 9k for just my leg of the marathon, and I'm a fat *******. To call 10k a mini-marathon spits on the memory of Pheidippides.

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    Which, I'm sure we can all agree, is far more important than earning millions of euros for 100s of charities
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodge View Post
    Which, I'm sure we can all agree, is far more important than earning millions of euros for 100s of charities
    I get the impression that Dodge is suggesting, no money was raised by the Cork City Marathon?
    I'm sure there are plenty who could correct him!
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    Really? I didn't get that impression. Yes, the Cork City possibly deserved some more media attention, but don't take it out on the mini-marathon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peadar View Post
    I get the impression that Dodge is suggesting, no money was raised by the Cork City Marathon?
    I'm sure there are plenty who could correct him!


    Not at all. Fair play to anybody who did it, and I hope millions were raised for variopus charities.

    I just don't see how anybody say that it was a "disgrace" a race with 1,355 finishers get less coverage than an established race featuring 40,000 runners
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