It's official, I finished in the top half of 50 mile finishers. I'm quite stunned with that. In all the 5K's, 10k's, HM's and full marathons I have done, I have never once finished in the top half.
53rd out of 109.
Official finishing time was 11:48:44. Delighted with that too.
My official splits can be found here: http://www.rgdweb.com/ultra/umstead/DataFiles/UM2009RunnerSplitsEach_20090404-097.pdf
The thing that has pleased me most about my split times is the pace from AS#2 on the last lap, to the end of the race. Till that point, I had been progressively getting slower (unsuprisingly), however for the last 5.65 miles, I actually sped up a bit, and was running more than 1.5 minutes/mile faster than in the previous leg. (I also hadn't run a split at that pace since the end of the second lap). I'm trying to think if that says more about me, or the wonderful potato soup that was being served on Lap 4!
The times, the final position are just the icing on the cake of a fantastic day.
Congratulations to all finishers.
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