London Marathon 2018
‘London Marathon 2018 – hottest on record’ Not what most runners wanted to hear. Do you stick to your target or re-evaluate your goals? Looking at the splits of many North East Runners they decided to stick to their target and many of them payed the price. There are exceptions and maybe some runners are just built to cope with the extreme conditions but for many it was just a case of getting to the finish. This was my 5th London Marathon as a spectator and the first time I had seen so many Championship and Good For Age runners struggling so much early in the race and near the finish there were dozens of them walking.
There were still some great performances from New Marske, the results below show some great category results with 3 men sub 3 and 2 women sub 3:15 and whilst not a PB, Trish Speedie had some excellent splits, even speeding up over the last 7K. Well done to everyone.