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Bruce’s Marathon – 25th April 2010
Bruce Harrold’s running has come on leaps and bounds in the last two years since he began to take his training very seriously and all the hard work is definately paying off. The story below, written by Bruce, shows exactly how much effort is involved in completing the London Marathon, he set a very impressive PB and nearly caught Nick Hodges!!
“The first half was fun, I enjoyed the crowds and got lots of good support from various club members around the course. I set off a touch too fast and went through halfway in 1:17:49 (feeling incredible comfortable), which was about 40 secs ahead of schedule. From about 17 miles it was feeling like hard work, but I was able to maintain my pace. At 21 miles I started to slow, but not drastically. I saw my family at 22 miles which was a nice boost and at this time I was overtaking a lot of tiring runners. Rob Russell gave me a big shout at 22 ½ miles, who told me Nick was just ahead. I overtook Nick soon after.