A Maths lesson 

50k = 32 miles (31.0686)

I completed London marathon in 4 hours 21 minutes this is 26.2 miles giving an average 10 minute (9.59 to be precise) miles.

6 miles in an hour

32 divided by 6 = 5.3 = 5 hours 20 minutes for 32 miles (keep up)

In reality I think the formula should be marathon time + an hour + tiredness = approx 7 hours

It could also be this marathon time + an hour + getting lost = 8 hours

However factor in this elevation


and the formula will be this VLM X 2 = tired Shaz. Just as well I have booked a day pass!


About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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12 Responses to Maths

  1. Gareth says:

    I like it! Shouldn’t you also factor in all the shuffling around at the massed start?

  2. hels205 says:

    But how many checkpoints?

  3. CeeJayKay says:

    Go give it HORNS ShazPops!!!! I will be cheering you on every minute till I get that txt! X

  4. mawil1 says:

    Those hills look vertical on the chart! I’ve got a feeling that you are going to sail through this. No worries. Marathon plus 6 miles. 6 miles- easy for a lass like you! No worries. Have fun! Xxx

    • shazruns says:

      I know but I’m
      Working on the theory that they only look bad as squished in to a 32 mile distance! If it were a three mile run then they would flatten out and look less mountainous!

  5. You are a super star Shaz, I have my pom poms tucked under my arms as I type this message….when I click post I’ll be back to my wild lounge room pom pom waving dance cheering out ‘GO SHAZ GO! GO SHAZ GO!” Shaz + running = WINNER!!!

  6. CeeJayKay says:

    Can’t wait for more news!!! Me thinks ya smASHed it!!!!

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