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August 7, 2015

Fort William Marathon: Race Recap & Visualised Results

July 26th was a massive day for me. I'd been training since the start of April for the Fort William Marathon and this was the magical day that I would run my first marathon. It was an incredible experience on a very difficult course.

I met Hairy Coo on my shakeout run Saturday. Quite the nice guy!

Really happy with my result, especially with how much I stopped

Finishers medal that I'll cherish forever

Nothing beats your kids cheering you on and waiting for you at the finish
Naturally, to celebrate the marathon I had to take the results and visualise them with Tableau. All of the metrics are based on chip time, so the overall results may vary from the results on the marathon website (theirs are based on gun time).

For a first marathon, many people told me I was crazy for choosing this course, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. It was incredibly well organized, small, and the setting was second to none. Seriously, how often do you get to run in the Scottish Highlands?


  1. Great work Andy and congrats so the first marathon.
    I think it would be nice to search for a name, I'm trying to work out where you placed in the Chip times :)

    1. I've added a runner filter Paul, but I need to fix the table calc that shows the age group and gender positions.

    2. That's awesome Andy and great effort with where you came in (and an awesome time too)