Experience ING New York Marathon…

Sometimes pictures speak louder than words so I have decided to let the photographs below tell the story…. I placed a yellow circle around me so you know which runner I am… can be hard to work it out in some photographs.

After the initial bottlenecks the runners started to spread out...
Coming up to the 10km mark... was feeling okay and running steadily...
Keeping a steady pace and making sure I had a drink at each station offering water and a sports drink...
Beginning to feel it...
Another check point crossed...
Pushing through and trying to stay focused...
And the walking begins... I have hit the wall....
I decided to mix it up (walk/run) and keep it positive....
Telling myself to keep going.... I'll get there in the end!
Left quad kept cramping up... not nice!
Still breaking into runs.... but it hurts...
Trying to walk my cramp out... didn't really work...
So close I can almost taste it, so I'm busy zigzagging around other runners so I can make it to the finish...
I can see the finish and it's looking pretty good!
I made it... and under the time I did the Flora London Marathon in 2009 (4 hours 59 minutes and 2 seconds)
Ready to pass out... it's been a very long day!
It's beginning to dawn on me that I've got at least an hour walk home yet after I pick up my bag from my numbered truck.
Better go pick up my medal...

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ING New York Marathon Results 2011

Here are my ING New York Marathon Results 2011

I’m pleased to report I did in fact finish the marathon held in New York on the 6th November 2012.  It was a rather long slog around the course, with lots of bridges to cross.  The crowd was amazing and I would highly recommend anyone thinking of completing a marathon to put this on your to do list.  The crowd are so supportive and help motivate you around the course.

I have included some photographs taken by a friend who came over to enjoy the marathon festivities without actually having to run it – a very wise woman indeed!

The end is only 250 yards away... I can almost taste it...
So close.... and so ready for it to be over...
A celebration dinner at the end of the day.... I could still walk... just!

If you find the pictures below too hard to read then click on the photo and it should take you to the original URL source.

ING New York Marathon Results 2011

Full Race Breakdown
Run Summary