Could you run 8 consecutive parkruns and do each one in a time of under 19 minutes and 30 seconds? Well that is exactly what Redway Runner Jamie Farmer did last week at the London Marathon and in that heat.
Added to that Jamie had run Brighton Marathon just the Sunday before!
This gave Jamie a finish time of 2 hours 39 Minutes and 57 seconds beating some of the elite athletes taking part, in what looks like the fastest time of anyone from Milton Keynes an astounding performance. He came in 148th from a field of well over 42,000 runners.
Jamie said ‘Super happy with 2 sub-3hr marathons in 2 weeks. Brighton in 2:45:35 was quicker than planned and expected but paced it well and finished strong. Easy recovery week followed ahead of the London marathon with a target of sub-2:45 for a Championship time. Paced the race well and finished 5mins ahead of target in 2:39:57, very happy considering the heat on the day and 7 days after Brighton! Big thanks to all the RR out supporting on Sunday, always gives you a HUGE lift when you need it and nice to see so many faces along the way.’
More stats to make your eyes pop a half marathon time for the first half of 1 hour 19 minutes and 11 seconds and the second half at 1 hour 20 minutes and 46 seconds.
Not sure what words to use but wow and what an honour to run in the same race last week (in truth I was just behind Jamie – broad use of the word ‘just’)
So massive well done Jamie