The Enigma Strikes Back Free Marathon
Date:21 Apr 2014
Distance:Marathon
Type:MT
Full results:http://www.enigmarunning.co.uk/files/Enigma%20Stri...
Comments:Limited to just 35 entrants - this freebie was a raffle
give-away to Enigma Running regulars (find Enigma Running on
Facebook, and like their page to keep up-to-date with future
events, which sell out now up to a year in advance).

I had told myself that I wasn't going to enter any more
Enigma marathons this year (other than those I'd already
signed up for), but who can resist the chance of running a
marathon for free?

This one was at the smaller Furzton Lake next door to the
Milton Keynes Bowl (1.5 miles around - so 17 and a bit
laps). Easter Monday started off grim and grey, but soon
turned into a warm sunny day. I felt great for the first
half, doing it comfortably in 2h15m (so just setting myself
up for a potential course best of 4½ hours), but then
fatigue set in coupled with the fact that I'd done 39 miles
on Friday, necessitating a few walking breaks, and in the
end meaning I came in slower than my previous marathon (I
was hoping to at least beat 4h50m). After a bit of a break,
I joined some friends for a final lap of the lake - bringing
my total for the Friday/Monday to 67 miles.
Results:
NameClubTimePosition
WinnerUnaffiliated3.23.381
First LadyDLRR3.58.359
Ulen NealeHeadington Road Runners4.53.2923
Last FinisherLichfield RC6.46.3534
Previous HRR results:None found.
Entered by: Ulen Neale

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