13 in 13 Marathon No.9 – South London Run – Event Summary
The ninth marathon in the 13 marathons in 13 months challenge took place in June with a little change to the line up. Instead of being accompanied by Dan How around the course my brother Matt stepped in after Dan’s injuries caught up with him.
Poor Dan has been suffering from a thigh strain and on the advice from his physio, trainer (and most other people) he had to step down from this race to allow it to heal. He is planning to take part in the last two marathons so the rest he is getting now will help with that!
My brother put himself forward to being Dan’s replacement and has stuck to his word! He had already completed the April (CATS Marathon of London) and May (Billericay Run) marathons so he was feeling fit and ready.
I had planned the route around south London a couple of weeks before the run and made a couple of mistakes.
- Go out a drive the route if you have not run there before
- If a road has “Hill” at the end of its name then it will be on a hill
Having not done any of the above, our route took us from Lee in South East London to Greenwich going via Chilsehurst, Eltham and Shooters Hill finishing back in Lee. The map below shows the route we took.Lee Marathon Route
To say this run was tough is an understatement. The hills were brutal and they didn’t stop until we got down to the River Thames. Shooters Hill was probably the toughest section and both Matt and me were were literally crawling up the hill as it was at around the 24km mark. It is also one of the highest points in London and is 129 meters (423 feet) above sea level which means it was steep and high to run up! We made it up in one piece and enjoyed the gentle http://www.1edrxpills.com down hill section to the river. What we didn’t then enjoy was going up the main hill in Greenwich Park but the views we got from all the hills across London were worth it (well, that’s what I told my brother). As you can see from the elevation maps below the hills were quite constant in the first half of the marathon!Lee Marathon Elevation Maps
We were both glad to finish the run and it was quite nice to run through some very picturesque parts of London. Although we took a while to complete the run (nearly 5 hours 30 minutes) it was a nice sunny day so we were able to top up our tans on the way round!
Unfortunately, photos of this run are not available as my sister Katy Lewi managed to break her phone. To cut a long (and boring story) short she should not be let loose with a mobile phone which is not an old Nokia one! After getting it fixed in an Apple store they were unable to save any of her information on the iPhone which included our photos. She is no longer allowed to be a photographer for the charity!
I’d like to say thank you to my brother Matt for joining me on another marathon (he doesn’t enjoy them) and to everyone who came down to support us!
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|Date||23rd June 2012|
|Event name||13 in 13 Marathon No.9 – South London Run|
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