Sunday 24th October saw the Liverpool Rock n Roll Marathon and getting down to the beat was Bolton United Harrier Phil Hardman.
Phil had been training by way of sixty miles per week for three months before. Two weeks before he pounded out 70 miles, and the last bigger run was the Manchester Half Marathon which he did in 1 hour 21 minutes.
During the taper down period he came up with a super Manchester Park run in 17mins 20 secs, but then picked up an injury due to trying new trainers.
Phil was expecting around 2.55 but was running with ankle pain and from the 17th mile was in major discomfort. He was extremely relieved to even finish and grab a time of 3 hours 7 mins. He commented “I thought I was going to have to withdraw the night before so I am more than happy with that”.