Report from Andy Webster:
For the third year in a row I stepped onto the line at the Manchester Marathon.
Due to injuries only had a 10 week training schedule, so I was not expecting to run as quickly as previous years. I decided to start running 8:15-8:30 pace. Within a few miles Chris Hosker had overtaken me (he had started a little further back). I felt pretty good until 17 miles, when the missing training started to hit my legs. Hit the wall big time, managed to just keep going to the end. But felt very faint running through the finish line and ended up with a brief one hour lie down in the medical tent.
Has not deterred me from trying again. I have a place in the Yorkshire Marathon in October and will look for another Spring one next year injuries permitting. Full results here.
Winner Patrick Martin 2:22:37 Stockport Harriers & AC
Georgie Bruinvels 2:37:03 Aldershot, Farnham & District AC
Chris Hosker 3:40:35 Andy Webster 3:59:43