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Gold Coast Marathon - RunMarathon

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Gold Coast, Queensland
12C / 54F
Total Time = 3h 55m 43s
Overall Rank = 3908/8655
Age Group = M60-64
Age Group Rank = 25/123
Pre-race routine:

2km walk to start.
Event warmup:

A bit of stretching at the start line - after two races yesterday, wanted to keep the load low pre start.
  • 3h 55m 43s
  • 42.2 kms
  • 05m 35s  min/km

My 11th marathon on the Gold Coast!

In the last two years they have added a 'Double' event ranking people on combined times for the Sat half marathon and the Sun full marathon. This means that strategy comes into play about how hard to push on the HM and have something in the tank for the full.

I compounded this by also doing the 5km after the HM on Sat! Why not! ;-)

Despite doing 3 races over the weekend and finishing first in my AG over the 5km event (huge surprise) I also managed to be first in my AG for the Double! Not sure what was in the water but i want more of it! :-)
What would you do differently?:

Starting slower might seem obvious but it was great fun to just hang with the faster people for a while.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk 2km back to hotel.
Ice bath.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

A HM and a 5k the day before!

Event comments:

The organisation of this race is always superb. First time the HM and Marathon have both sold out so the start lines were heaving but functional.

Quality field for the men's marathon - 12 runners having clocked 2:10 or less!

Last updated: 2024-01-14 12:00 AM
03:55:43 | 42.2 kms | 05m 35s  min/km
Age Group: 25/123
Overall: 3908/8655
Performance: Average
Course: Usual course, slightly modified to avoid narrow sections where runners would be running in opposite directions due to a record sold-out field.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2024-07-09 8:00 PM

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