Coales pays the price for fast start in Athen marathon

davecoalesathensTEAM Bath runner Dave Coales was in Greece for his 26th marathon as he tackled the classic Marathon to Athens event.

Coales (pictured left in action on Sunday) completed the challenging event in a time of 2hrs 54mins 42secs which was slower than he wanted but still a satisfactory performance.

“It was a hot, windy morning and the course is pretty hilly,” said Coales.

“I went off at 2:42 pace when in those conditions I should have gone off at 2:48 pace – so I paid a heavy price.

“Still, I am pleased to complete my 26th marathon and it was my 25th time under three hours.”