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Melbourne Marathon Finishers 2015

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Continuing a tradition, we have graphed the finishers of all Melbourne Marathons, 1978 to 2015.

 

This isn’t the clearest graph ever, but it might help to know that point 78 represents 1978 when there were 1947 finishers, 4.1% of whom were female, and point 14 represents 2014 when there were 6440 finishers, 30.7% of whom were female.

Recent years have seen a gradual increase in the ...

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Female Participation in Melbourne Marathon

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It has been noticeable that in recent years an increasing number of women are completing the Melbourne Marathon, but I was surprised to read that 55% of the 11,000 half marathon entrants are women. This lead me plough through some result books and spreadsheets to see the numbers for the full marathon.

In 1978 there were 1947 finishers but no breakdown by sex. There were 123 ...

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2012 Race Result

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Those who have been following the sporadic reports on my training might remember that the aim was to run faster than last year, and to break 5 hours. Neither goal was achieved as my time was three minutes slower than in 2011. The only reason I’m smiling in the photograph is that I finished.

I have no excuses as there were no injuries and no illness, not even a cold during ...

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Melbourne Marathon book now available for pre-order.

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Chris Muirden’s history of the Melbourne Marathon is now available for pre-order.

The WallI’ve had the pleasure of meeting Chris and can’t wait to get the completed book. He has interviewed a wide range of people and was able to recount some fascinating stories.He also has access to hundreds of photographs, most of which have never been seen by the public. John ...

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All Melbourne Marathon Spartans Page Added

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We have just added a new page which lists name and number of every Melbourne Marathon Spartan. This has been extracted from our database.

A Spartans database was first developed in 1987/8 when the club was formed. Written in Clipper, it was updated by John Raskas who was then Club Secretary. Some years later, it was changed to an Access system, I think in the time of Peter Feldman. A few years ago it was decided ...

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Oldest Runner to Finish 10 Melbourne Marathons

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We recently received an enquiry from Greg Lewison who is half way to becoming a Spartan, and thought he had a chance of becoming the oldest member to run ten consecutive Melbourne Marathons. Cath Bombardieri, who is part way through updating our database with all the runs completed by each of our members, conducted a search. The runner data is not complete, and we don’t have date of birth information for everyone, but she did manage to find two who ...

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2012 Target – First Update

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My longest run has increased to 14km thanks to participation in one of the events comprising the Great Ocean Road Marathon weekend. I’ve never been before but it was no secret as there were 3800 finishers over four events. Steve Moneghetti completed 3 of the 4, wimping out of the 45km run. At least two other Melbourne Marathon Spartans club committee members were there: Jay Fleming completed the marathon despite an injured hamstring, Graeme Lay ...

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Web Site Now Live

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The Melbourne Marathon Spartans Club web site officially went live last night and should soon start appearing in Google.

Keep coming back for the latest Melbourne Marathon news. We also plan to continue adding pages. If you have something suitable for the stories page we’d love to hear from you.

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2012 Target

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David Foskey times, 1978 to 2012

For the amusement of some, and to set a challenge for myself, I will sporadically post my training log for the 2012 Melbourne Marathon.

The graph shows my times over the preceding years. The column on the right is the target for 2012: for the statistically minded, it is approximately 2.42 times the current world best time, and some 12 minutes better than last year.

My ...

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Hello world!

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Welcome to the brand new web site of the Melbourne Marathon Spartans. It will look a lot better when it is finished, and will have a great deal more content.

It isn’t released to the public (ie Google) yet, so you are having a sneak preview. Feel free to come back to check on our progress, or send a comment via the on-line contact form.

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