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Rotterdam 2017: my first sub-3 hour marathon (2)

Rotterdam marathon 2017 – race day

Marathon morning began bright and warm, with it forecast to be the warmest day of the year so far – not ideal conditions for chasing a sub-3 hour marathon. But then you can’t change the weather, only adapt to it. So, we made the short journey on the Metro from our hotel to the start area outside Rotterdam’s Stadhuis (town hall) with plenty of fluids and sun-cream.

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Rotterdam 2017: my first sub-3 hour marathon (1)

Rotterdam marathon 2017 – targets and preparation.

We all have our goals in running (and in life). Some are the short-term targets we set ourselves for the season ahead and others are more aspirational, helping us to focus our efforts on achieving a significant milestone. For the last two years I’ve had a very simple(!) running goal. To run a sub-3 hour marathon. On 9 April 2017, I travelled to Rotterdam in an attempt to join the sub-3 hour club.

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100 days to go – and a pick ’n mix of an update

It’s been a funny couple of weeks with a mixed bag of training, racing and injury coming amid plenty of non-running distractions, all making this a pick ‘n mix of an update! First things first, however. Yes, it really is just 100 days until the start of the Brathay 10in10.

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Timmy’s Dutch Dash

Those nice people at the Rotterdam marathon have included a short profile of yours truly on their website. Looking forward to a flat and fast race in April.

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