Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Okay so i have to start some where as procrastinating as i am!

6Ft track 45km marathon
Finished 435th/800ish
time 5:43 ish

race beautiful scenery but 27km of cramp made it no fun at all.Was at Coxes River crossing with the right splits for a low 5hr finish.
Pleased i finished at all with the blisters and cramps but already looking for revenge on the cramp bear next year!

This race is addictive and so like the Terminator said....

22 comments:

2P said...

Hey R2B 5.43 aint too shabby - well done mate carrying on.

Scott said...

Excellent result R2B

It was your 1st time also, right?

It seems that all this hard trail training has had a positive effect on your times all round.

keep up chiping away at those times.

Black Knight said...

Yes excellent result. Nobody can defeat the Primo Assassino! He never surrender. I think I need your help for some italian races!

Superflake said...

The time is ok for the first time. More KJ runs during next summer I think might help, plus doing the longer 30k+ runs for the endurance. Were you already cramping at Alum Creek when I saw you?

Steve said...

As others have said, that time is not too shabby. I'm thinking I may join you next year for this. Reading so many 6 foot reports, I just gotta do it.

Celeste said...

Congratulations! Just finishing is amazing. After looking at 2P's photos at marathon-photos.com I have a new appreciation as to how damn hard that race is. My hat goes off to you.

PortRunr said...

Congratulations...that's a great result for a first up effort with cramps and blisters on what sounds like a tough course. Now you've got a mark to beat!

Tesso said...

Congrats R2B! That's a great finish time.

Seems the cramp bears were out in force on Saturday. At least you didn't take a tumble ... or did you? I guess I have to wait for the rest of the report :-)

robtherunner said...

Glad to hear you got it done. It's hard not to get addicted to these kind of races. I hope the recovery is going well.

Ewen said...

Great to finally meet you (and the family) on the weekend Adrian.

Nothing wrong with 5:43 for a debut. I predict sub-5 next year! :)

Re the cramps, I had them last year. This year no problems - used my own drink of 'Exceed' (magnesium) with added table salt. Try salt tablets during your long runs.

tim. said...

pity the cramps slowed you down mate. But i was glad to have the company.

Mat said...

Hey, that's a great result R2B. Its even better having had the cramps and stuff.

Seeing as its your first one, its a PB too! Well done.

KIT said...

Hey! Well done on finishing :-) I did not see you... but I was a bit off my head on saturday! See you around!

KIT said...

Hey! Well done on finishing :-) I did not see you... but I was a bit off my head on saturday! See you around!

Tuggeranong Don said...

I can give you congratulations on many fronts Adrian: just for running it (a feat in itself), for your great time, and for battling on. I've never met you but have got the impression (could be wrong) that you prefer the shorter stuff, born out by your recent 5k times. So, given all that, you had a tremendous run.

Hamburglar said...

Nice run R2B.

catch ya round.

mpluss said...

And I missed seeing you again and I heard your were there.

good running.

cheers PLu

running uphill said...

A nice time R2B. I am inspired by reading these stories of running such a difficult race with cramps. Well done!!

Shane said...

Given the circumstances to finish is a massive achievement. To go sub 6hrs is even better. Although not what you were after you know what to expect and I hope that next year you can have a better shot at breaking 5 hrs. Congrats mate!

Robert Song said...

Sounds like you had a tough time but with a week's hindsight I'm sure the sense of achievement remains long afetr the pain subsides.

Well done.

Faithful Soles said...

Awesome 45km time, especially with the cramps. I live in Houston and have battled heat cramps here in marathons several times, so I can appreciate and respect what you went through.

On a side note, I wanted to thank you again for linking to our running Blog Database on the main Faithful Soles web site, which has now grown to bloggers from 38 states in the USA and 21 other countries. Keep up the great work and you'll overcome those cramps next year.

Spark Driver said...

Glad to see that you enjoyed it. After reading a lot of race reports I plan on putting 6 Foot on the calender next year.