OT: I only gone & done it!!

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OT: I only gone & done it!!

Joined: September 23rd, 2003, 3:40 pm

October 10th, 2011, 11:52 am #1

Thank you for all the big-ups and support ahead of the Liverpool Marathon yesterday... I made it all the way to the end of my first marathon, and was very pleased with my time of just under 4 hours 39 minutes for the 26.2 mile course!

For the benefit of my very generous sponsors, here's the photographic evidence!!

09:22am, and full of nervous energy!



09:28am heading in to the starting pens, with 7,000 other runners!



09:29am, with 42 kilometres to go!



10:20am - 50 minutes late due to Police delaying the start but then we were away!



Entering the Queensway Tunnel in Birkenhead (where they filmed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!), one of the two tunnels which goes under the River Mersey



And emerging from the Tunnel in Liverpool, after crossing the 13.1 mile half-way point



The course ran past the historic Albert Docks on Liverpool's famous River Mersey water-front, and the cold drizzly rain set in...



The sight of the iconic Liver Building (one of the "Three Graces" on Liverpool's water front at the Pier Head) lifted my spirits as the end of the run approached



And after nearly 4 hours and 40 minutes, the last few hundred yards



and the



My hard-earned finisher's medal, and the actual time I recorded (which tallies with the official timers), and me staggering past 14 miles. My GPS cut a few hundred metres off my distance whilst I was running through the tunnel.



It was a fantastic day, with great support from massive crowds who turned out to cheer us on, and the helpers who kept us hydrated with drinks stations along the route.

The winning time was 2 hours 35 minutes, and the final stragglers came in around 7 hours. My official position was 3,003, I hope not too bad for a first (and last!) marathon attempt. Never has a cold beer and a hot Indian curry tasted so good afterwards!!

Thank you to everyone who supported me, and generously donated funds which I will divide equally between my three chosen charities: Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Cancer Research, and Help for Heroes. You kept me going as my strength started sapping away on the last 10 miles... cheers!

Mike Wood



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Joined: February 5th, 2010, 8:10 am

October 10th, 2011, 12:02 pm #2

Amazing achievement - Well done!
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Joined: October 4th, 2006, 9:33 pm

October 10th, 2011, 12:07 pm #3

You can be VERY proud of yourself my friend!!

VERY well done!
Rg.Philipp
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Joined: October 29th, 2006, 10:37 am

October 10th, 2011, 12:28 pm #4

Thank you for all the big-ups and support ahead of the Liverpool Marathon yesterday... I made it all the way to the end of my first marathon, and was very pleased with my time of just under 4 hours 39 minutes for the 26.2 mile course!

For the benefit of my very generous sponsors, here's the photographic evidence!!

09:22am, and full of nervous energy!



09:28am heading in to the starting pens, with 7,000 other runners!



09:29am, with 42 kilometres to go!



10:20am - 50 minutes late due to Police delaying the start but then we were away!



Entering the Queensway Tunnel in Birkenhead (where they filmed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!), one of the two tunnels which goes under the River Mersey



And emerging from the Tunnel in Liverpool, after crossing the 13.1 mile half-way point



The course ran past the historic Albert Docks on Liverpool's famous River Mersey water-front, and the cold drizzly rain set in...



The sight of the iconic Liver Building (one of the "Three Graces" on Liverpool's water front at the Pier Head) lifted my spirits as the end of the run approached



And after nearly 4 hours and 40 minutes, the last few hundred yards



and the



My hard-earned finisher's medal, and the actual time I recorded (which tallies with the official timers), and me staggering past 14 miles. My GPS cut a few hundred metres off my distance whilst I was running through the tunnel.



It was a fantastic day, with great support from massive crowds who turned out to cheer us on, and the helpers who kept us hydrated with drinks stations along the route.

The winning time was 2 hours 35 minutes, and the final stragglers came in around 7 hours. My official position was 3,003, I hope not too bad for a first (and last!) marathon attempt. Never has a cold beer and a hot Indian curry tasted so good afterwards!!

Thank you to everyone who supported me, and generously donated funds which I will divide equally between my three chosen charities: Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Cancer Research, and Help for Heroes. You kept me going as my strength started sapping away on the last 10 miles... cheers!

Mike Wood


down the offy for some smokes and a six pack myself

You did a good, well done!

Steve

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Joined: September 23rd, 2003, 3:40 pm

October 10th, 2011, 12:49 pm #5

and today I think I would have to!!

MW

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Joined: September 4th, 2011, 12:38 pm

October 10th, 2011, 12:50 pm #6

Thank you for all the big-ups and support ahead of the Liverpool Marathon yesterday... I made it all the way to the end of my first marathon, and was very pleased with my time of just under 4 hours 39 minutes for the 26.2 mile course!

For the benefit of my very generous sponsors, here's the photographic evidence!!

09:22am, and full of nervous energy!



09:28am heading in to the starting pens, with 7,000 other runners!



09:29am, with 42 kilometres to go!



10:20am - 50 minutes late due to Police delaying the start but then we were away!



Entering the Queensway Tunnel in Birkenhead (where they filmed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!), one of the two tunnels which goes under the River Mersey



And emerging from the Tunnel in Liverpool, after crossing the 13.1 mile half-way point



The course ran past the historic Albert Docks on Liverpool's famous River Mersey water-front, and the cold drizzly rain set in...



The sight of the iconic Liver Building (one of the "Three Graces" on Liverpool's water front at the Pier Head) lifted my spirits as the end of the run approached



And after nearly 4 hours and 40 minutes, the last few hundred yards



and the



My hard-earned finisher's medal, and the actual time I recorded (which tallies with the official timers), and me staggering past 14 miles. My GPS cut a few hundred metres off my distance whilst I was running through the tunnel.



It was a fantastic day, with great support from massive crowds who turned out to cheer us on, and the helpers who kept us hydrated with drinks stations along the route.

The winning time was 2 hours 35 minutes, and the final stragglers came in around 7 hours. My official position was 3,003, I hope not too bad for a first (and last!) marathon attempt. Never has a cold beer and a hot Indian curry tasted so good afterwards!!

Thank you to everyone who supported me, and generously donated funds which I will divide equally between my three chosen charities: Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Cancer Research, and Help for Heroes. You kept me going as my strength started sapping away on the last 10 miles... cheers!

Mike Wood


Great achievement and the timing is not bad too!
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Joined: May 2nd, 2010, 9:11 pm

October 10th, 2011, 1:07 pm #7

Thank you for all the big-ups and support ahead of the Liverpool Marathon yesterday... I made it all the way to the end of my first marathon, and was very pleased with my time of just under 4 hours 39 minutes for the 26.2 mile course!

For the benefit of my very generous sponsors, here's the photographic evidence!!

09:22am, and full of nervous energy!



09:28am heading in to the starting pens, with 7,000 other runners!



09:29am, with 42 kilometres to go!



10:20am - 50 minutes late due to Police delaying the start but then we were away!



Entering the Queensway Tunnel in Birkenhead (where they filmed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!), one of the two tunnels which goes under the River Mersey



And emerging from the Tunnel in Liverpool, after crossing the 13.1 mile half-way point



The course ran past the historic Albert Docks on Liverpool's famous River Mersey water-front, and the cold drizzly rain set in...



The sight of the iconic Liver Building (one of the "Three Graces" on Liverpool's water front at the Pier Head) lifted my spirits as the end of the run approached



And after nearly 4 hours and 40 minutes, the last few hundred yards



and the



My hard-earned finisher's medal, and the actual time I recorded (which tallies with the official timers), and me staggering past 14 miles. My GPS cut a few hundred metres off my distance whilst I was running through the tunnel.



It was a fantastic day, with great support from massive crowds who turned out to cheer us on, and the helpers who kept us hydrated with drinks stations along the route.

The winning time was 2 hours 35 minutes, and the final stragglers came in around 7 hours. My official position was 3,003, I hope not too bad for a first (and last!) marathon attempt. Never has a cold beer and a hot Indian curry tasted so good afterwards!!

Thank you to everyone who supported me, and generously donated funds which I will divide equally between my three chosen charities: Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Cancer Research, and Help for Heroes. You kept me going as my strength started sapping away on the last 10 miles... cheers!

Mike Wood


Big Congrats Mike! Quite an accomplishment!
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Joined: August 26th, 2009, 5:36 am

October 10th, 2011, 1:21 pm #8

Thank you for all the big-ups and support ahead of the Liverpool Marathon yesterday... I made it all the way to the end of my first marathon, and was very pleased with my time of just under 4 hours 39 minutes for the 26.2 mile course!

For the benefit of my very generous sponsors, here's the photographic evidence!!

09:22am, and full of nervous energy!



09:28am heading in to the starting pens, with 7,000 other runners!



09:29am, with 42 kilometres to go!



10:20am - 50 minutes late due to Police delaying the start but then we were away!



Entering the Queensway Tunnel in Birkenhead (where they filmed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!), one of the two tunnels which goes under the River Mersey



And emerging from the Tunnel in Liverpool, after crossing the 13.1 mile half-way point



The course ran past the historic Albert Docks on Liverpool's famous River Mersey water-front, and the cold drizzly rain set in...



The sight of the iconic Liver Building (one of the "Three Graces" on Liverpool's water front at the Pier Head) lifted my spirits as the end of the run approached



And after nearly 4 hours and 40 minutes, the last few hundred yards



and the



My hard-earned finisher's medal, and the actual time I recorded (which tallies with the official timers), and me staggering past 14 miles. My GPS cut a few hundred metres off my distance whilst I was running through the tunnel.



It was a fantastic day, with great support from massive crowds who turned out to cheer us on, and the helpers who kept us hydrated with drinks stations along the route.

The winning time was 2 hours 35 minutes, and the final stragglers came in around 7 hours. My official position was 3,003, I hope not too bad for a first (and last!) marathon attempt. Never has a cold beer and a hot Indian curry tasted so good afterwards!!

Thank you to everyone who supported me, and generously donated funds which I will divide equally between my three chosen charities: Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Cancer Research, and Help for Heroes. You kept me going as my strength started sapping away on the last 10 miles... cheers!

Mike Wood


Great job!
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Joined: July 15th, 2009, 12:46 pm

October 10th, 2011, 1:29 pm #9

Thank you for all the big-ups and support ahead of the Liverpool Marathon yesterday... I made it all the way to the end of my first marathon, and was very pleased with my time of just under 4 hours 39 minutes for the 26.2 mile course!

For the benefit of my very generous sponsors, here's the photographic evidence!!

09:22am, and full of nervous energy!



09:28am heading in to the starting pens, with 7,000 other runners!



09:29am, with 42 kilometres to go!



10:20am - 50 minutes late due to Police delaying the start but then we were away!



Entering the Queensway Tunnel in Birkenhead (where they filmed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!), one of the two tunnels which goes under the River Mersey



And emerging from the Tunnel in Liverpool, after crossing the 13.1 mile half-way point



The course ran past the historic Albert Docks on Liverpool's famous River Mersey water-front, and the cold drizzly rain set in...



The sight of the iconic Liver Building (one of the "Three Graces" on Liverpool's water front at the Pier Head) lifted my spirits as the end of the run approached



And after nearly 4 hours and 40 minutes, the last few hundred yards



and the



My hard-earned finisher's medal, and the actual time I recorded (which tallies with the official timers), and me staggering past 14 miles. My GPS cut a few hundred metres off my distance whilst I was running through the tunnel.



It was a fantastic day, with great support from massive crowds who turned out to cheer us on, and the helpers who kept us hydrated with drinks stations along the route.

The winning time was 2 hours 35 minutes, and the final stragglers came in around 7 hours. My official position was 3,003, I hope not too bad for a first (and last!) marathon attempt. Never has a cold beer and a hot Indian curry tasted so good afterwards!!

Thank you to everyone who supported me, and generously donated funds which I will divide equally between my three chosen charities: Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Cancer Research, and Help for Heroes. You kept me going as my strength started sapping away on the last 10 miles... cheers!

Mike Wood


Congrats! Awesome achievement!
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Joined: October 13th, 2008, 7:42 pm

October 10th, 2011, 2:09 pm #10

Thank you for all the big-ups and support ahead of the Liverpool Marathon yesterday... I made it all the way to the end of my first marathon, and was very pleased with my time of just under 4 hours 39 minutes for the 26.2 mile course!

For the benefit of my very generous sponsors, here's the photographic evidence!!

09:22am, and full of nervous energy!



09:28am heading in to the starting pens, with 7,000 other runners!



09:29am, with 42 kilometres to go!



10:20am - 50 minutes late due to Police delaying the start but then we were away!



Entering the Queensway Tunnel in Birkenhead (where they filmed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!), one of the two tunnels which goes under the River Mersey



And emerging from the Tunnel in Liverpool, after crossing the 13.1 mile half-way point



The course ran past the historic Albert Docks on Liverpool's famous River Mersey water-front, and the cold drizzly rain set in...



The sight of the iconic Liver Building (one of the "Three Graces" on Liverpool's water front at the Pier Head) lifted my spirits as the end of the run approached



And after nearly 4 hours and 40 minutes, the last few hundred yards



and the



My hard-earned finisher's medal, and the actual time I recorded (which tallies with the official timers), and me staggering past 14 miles. My GPS cut a few hundred metres off my distance whilst I was running through the tunnel.



It was a fantastic day, with great support from massive crowds who turned out to cheer us on, and the helpers who kept us hydrated with drinks stations along the route.

The winning time was 2 hours 35 minutes, and the final stragglers came in around 7 hours. My official position was 3,003, I hope not too bad for a first (and last!) marathon attempt. Never has a cold beer and a hot Indian curry tasted so good afterwards!!

Thank you to everyone who supported me, and generously donated funds which I will divide equally between my three chosen charities: Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Cancer Research, and Help for Heroes. You kept me going as my strength started sapping away on the last 10 miles... cheers!

Mike Wood


You deserve a rest I bet your aching all over
Best Ray
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