Monday, September 12, 2005

Sydney Marathon - the short version

Stop Press: A marathon PB!!! Yay!!!

Time: 3 hours 41mins.
Previous marathon best: 3 hours 42.43mins (Canberra marathon, 2003).

Hot, muggy weather; challenging course, but I enjoyed every single kilometre of it (well after the first 10km), including those cruel, cruel hills at the 40km mark.

More will be revealed tomorrow.............


19 comments:

strewth said...

Congratulations yet again CJ on a fantastic PB. You are an inspiration! Now enjoy your massage - look forward to seeing you at the CT Fun Run on Sunday. Go CR Team - yay!!

Jen_runs said...

Woohoo!!!

Congratulations on your PB CJ under really difficult circumstances. It was great to catch up with you afterwards. When you are next in Sydney, afternoon tea at the Lindt cafe is a must!

J.

Al Carter said...

Awesome! Congratulations!
Eat chocolate.

Dave said...

Wow, well done CJ, a PB on that course in those conditions is very well done!!

It was good to meet you briefly at the finish while I was dragging my son around.

Susan said...

Congratulations on your pb CJ - You are so super fast!! I hope to be as fast as you some day. YAY for CJ!!!

Friar said...

Congrats on your PB.

And in those conditions, humidity and heat, light rain and heavy rain and a little hill.

Hope you enjoyed the Coffee and Chocy afterwards. :-)

Gronk said...

Way to go CJ ! It wasn't easy out there. Very well done !

allrounder said...

congrats on a PB!

i can't wait for your full report...

i hope you had plenty of Tim Tams for recovery...

Leizel said...

Have been looking forward to hearing how you went - fantastic effort! Glad that you ran so well - congratulations.

KIT said...

Hey CJ,
What an effort.... a PB on that course is so fantastic!! I am sorry I didn't get to meet you after the race, but I certainly gave you a cheer as you cruised down the cahill!! What a great day! I am definately aiming for Canberra next year... you guys inspired me on Sunday and I thought YES I really want to run a marathon.
Well done! Enjoy a rest and bask in the glory of a new PB! Woo Hoo!

Ingrid said...

Was great to read your race report on the CR threads CJ, I don't think I've ever heard anyone say they "had an absoulute ball" running the marathon!!! What's your secret? Well done, enjoy that post race buzz.

Johnny Dark said...

Congrats again on that well earned PB.

Enjoyed chatting with you at The Orient and looking forward to catching up with you again soon.

JD

Ewen said...

How in heaven's name did you do that? It was hot and hilly. Amazing!

silverfox said...

Well done CJ, looking forward to the post mortem!

Wobbly man said...

Well done your another PB CJ - sounds like it was tough out there too. Time to relax and enjoy a Tim Tam or two?

Robert Song said...

PB !! Got to be happy with that.

That you enjoyed it so much is FANTASTIC.

D said...

WOW - Congratulations on your PR!!!! Great job!!!

I have to spend some time and learn how to set my Garmin to do intervals - sounds like it is much easier than the manual way I do it! Any tips?

Again congrats on an awesome marathon!

Jen_runs said...

So missy - we are still waiting on the full race report and for you to disclose your secret as to how you had an "absolute ball" while running a marathon!!!

Hope all is well - so when are you next in Sydney ? I can hear the Lindt experience 70% chocolate tart calling my name ;-)

J.

PS My next book (after I finish a Runner's World of course!) is Tender is the Night

Run for Chocolate said...

Yeah on your PB. It sounded like a tough day, but you were awesome!