Mara Yamauchi

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Coach:Yes
Club:Harrow
Gender:Female
Date of Birth:13/08/1973
Age Group:V40
County:Middlesex
Region:London
Nation:England
Lead Coach:Shige Yamauchi

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Domestic Championships Record
1998 – National Cross Country Championships gold
2005 – AAA Championships 10,000m bronze. Flora London Marathon silver (AAA Championships silver)
2006 – Flora London Marathon 6th (AAA Championships gold)
2007 – Flora London Marathon 6th (National Championships 6th)
2009 – Flora London Marathon silver (National Championships gold)
2010 – Virgin London Marathon 10th (National Championships gold). ING New York City Marathon 13th. New York Half Marathon gold

Major Championships and International Record
2008 – Olympic Games Marathon 6th. Osaka International Ladies’ Marathon gold<
2007 – World Championships Marathon 9th
2006 – European Championships 10,000m 13th. Commonwealth Games 10,000m silver. World Cross Country Championships 23rd
2005 – World Championships Marathon 18th. World Cross Country Championships 27th. World Half Marathon 18th. Tokyo Women’s Marathon 5th
1998 – World Universities Cross Country Championships 6th
1997 – European Cross Country Championships 38th. World Universities Cross Country Championships 6th

After making the European Cross Country team in 1997, Mara went to work as a diplomat in Japan for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and dropped out of athletics for a couple of years. In 2005, the Japanese-based athlete made a breakthrough on the world stage as she lowered her lifetime best from 2:39:16 to 2:31:52 in London, before finishing 18th at the World Championships in Helsinki in 2:31:26 and in her third marathon in seven months, Yamauchi improved again with 2:27:38 in Tokyo.

In 2006, the veteran picked up a bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games over 10000m and improved to 2:25:13 in the London Marathon and at the 2007 World Championships, Yamauchi finished a creditable ninth in blistering conditions. The Harrow AC athlete won the Osaka Marathon in January 2008 (finishing ahead of Constantina Tomescu-Dita) in 2:25.10 and was a fine sixth in the Beijing Olympics, which equalled the best ever performance by a British woman at the Olympic Games.

In the Osaka Marathon in November 2008, Yamauchi was third in a lifetime best of 2:25:03, which was also a British over-35 record. In 2009 she posted her best ever half marathon with 68:29 at Marugame, Japan and also lowered her marathon pb to 2:23.12 when finishing second in the London marathon. After suffering from injury and much lost time she fought her way back to fitness and things looked up after a victory in the New York Half Marathon but below-par London and New York City Marathons emphasised the time lost and lack of racing.

She was named after the Mara river in Kenya where she lived until the age of eight and where her parents had lived for 25 years.

Mara's own blog is here.

Athletes Coached
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Best known performances
EventPB2014201320122011201020092008200720062005200420031998
15004:43.44:43.4
30009:53.89:53.8
500015:28.5815:28.58DNS
1000031:49.4032:14.8831:49.4032:36.5733:29.20
5K15:5215:5216:19
parkrun19:2819:28
10K31:4332:2832:1932:2732:2632:2131:4333:0835:41
10M54:1357:5554:1355:49
HM68:2969:2568:2969:5968:4569:2469:51a73:3672:33
EventPB2014201320122011201020092008200720062005200420031998
30K1:43:241:43:24
Mar2:23:12DNF2:27:242:26:162:23:122:25:032:25:412:25:132:27:382:39:16

Performances Submit
1998 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

2014 V40 Harrow
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
10M57:553541TwickenhamCabbage Patch 1019 Oct 14
2013 V35 Harrow
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
parkrun19:281611Brockwell ParkBrockwell parkrun 5K Event 14412 Oct 13
2012 V35 Harrow
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
10K32:286EWManchesterBupa Great Manchester Run 10K20 May 12
10K32:5332:53621LondonBupa London 10,000 (10K)27 May 12
MarDNF-LondonOlympic Games Marathon5 Aug 12
2011 V35 Harrow
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
10K32:1932:191Berlin, GERBerlin 10K9 Oct 11
Mar2:27:243Yokohama, JPNYokohama Women's Marathon20 Nov 11
2010 V35 Harrow
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
HM69:25a261New York NY, USANew York Half Marathon21 Mar 10
HM70:39a5ENewcastle-South ShieldsBupa Great North Run Half Marathon19 Sep 10
HM70:466Marugame, JPNMarugame Half Marathon7 Feb 10
30K1:43:241Ohme-Hochi, JPNOhme-Hochi 30K21 Feb 10
Mar2:26:162:26:1610ELondonVirgin London Marathon25 Apr 10
Mar2:31:382:31:3865132New York NY, USAING New York City Marathon7 Nov 10
2009 V35 Harrow
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
10K32:271Ome, JPNOme 10K15 Feb 09
20KSPLIT64:52+mMarugame, JPNKagawa Marugame International Half Marathon1 Feb 09
HM68:291Marugame, JPNKagawa Marugame International Half Marathon1 Feb 09
HM70:091Matsue, JPNMatsue Ladies Half Marathon15 Mar 09
Mar2:23:122:23:122ELondonLondon Marathon26 Apr 09
2008 SEN Harrow
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
1000032:14.883Kobe, JPNKobe Distance Meeting11 Oct 08
10K32:26162LondonBupa London 10,000 (10K)26 May 08
HM69:591Matsue, JPNMatsue Ladies Half Marathon16 Mar 08
Mar2:25:033Tokyo, JPNTokyo International Women’s Marathon16 Nov 08
Mar2:25:101Osaka, JPNOsaka International Ladies' Marathon27 Jan 08
Mar2:27:296Beijing, CHNOlympic Games17 Aug 08
Mar2:46:585Beijing, CHNOlympic Warm-up20 Apr 08
2007 SEN Harrow
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
5K15:525Albany NY, USAFreihofer's Run2 Jun 07
10K32:213New York NY, USANew York Road Runners New York Mini 10K9 Jun 07
10K34:185Boulder CO, USABolder Boulder 10K28 May 07
10KL31:43Yokohama, JPNYokohama International Women's Ekiden25 Feb 07
10M54:13283PortsmouthBupa Great South Run 1028 Oct 07
HM68:452Sapporo, JPNSapporo Half Marathon8 Jul 07
HM69:282Okayama, JPNSanyo Road Race23 Dec 07
HM69:362Matsue, JPNMatsue Ladies Half Marathon18 Mar 07
HM74:383Saint Denis, FRASaint Denis, FRA4 Nov 07
Mar2:25:41266LondonFlora London Marathon22 Apr 07
Mar2:32:559Osaka, JPNIAAF World Championships2 Sep 07
2006 SEN Harrow
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
500015:28.581SolihullBMC/Nike Grand Prix24 Jun 06
1000031:49.403Melbourne, AUSCommonwealth Games21 Mar 06
1000032:07.9013Gothenburg, SWEEuropean Championships7 Aug 06
5K16:198London Hyde ParkHydro Active Women's Challenge 5km3 Sep 06
10K31:431Ohme, JAPOhme, JAP19 Feb 06
HM69:243Marugame, JAPMarugame, JAP5 Feb 06
HM70:381Rotterdam, HOLFortis Rotterdam Half Marathon10 Sep 06
HM70:5652Sapporo, JAPSapporo Half Marathon9 Jul 06
25KSPLIT1:24:42+mLondonLondon Marathon23 Apr 06
30KSPLIT1:41:52+mLondonLondon Marathon23 Apr 06
20MSPLIT1:49:34+emLondonLondon Marathon23 Apr 06
Mar2:25:13456LondonLondon Marathon23 Apr 06
2005 SEN Harrow
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
1000032:36.573WatfordBMC11 Jun 05
10K33:08487ManchesterManchester22 May 05
10M55:49161TwickenhamMAX SPORTS & FOSTERS CABBAGE PATCH 1016 Oct 05
HM69:51a336South Shields18 Sep 05
HM71:5221BlackpoolBLACKPOOL HALF-MARATHON19 Jun 05
HM72:4018Edmonton, CANIAAF World Champs Half Marathon2 Oct 05
Mar2:27:385Tokyo, JPNTOKYO WOMEN'S MARATHON20 Nov 05
Mar2:31:2618Helsinki, FIN14 Aug 05
Mar2:31:528510LondonLondon Marathon17 Apr 05
2004 SEN Harrow
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
10K35:411Blenheim17 Oct 04
10K38:29A28Boulder, USA31 May 04
HM73:362WilmslowALLSPORTS WILMSLOW HALF-MARATHON21 Mar 04
HM80:3913BristolBRISTOL HALF-MARATHON Bristol12 Sep 04
HM81:11a22South ShieldsBUPAGREAT NORTH RUN26 Sep 04
HMSPLIT77:09+mLondonLondon Marathon18 Apr 04
Mar2:39:1617LondonLondon Marathon18 Apr 04
2003 SEN Harrow
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
15004:43.41HarrowSouthern Womens League Division 17 Jun 03
30009:53.81AHarrowSouthern Womens League Division 17 Jun 03
1000033:29.208WatfordBMC Grand Prix5 Jul 03
HM72:332Bristol-7 Sep 03
1998 SEN Parkside (Harrow)
EventPerfPosVenueMeetingDate
5000DNSBattersea ParkBMC Regional Races14 Jun 98
Total Performances: 69
Please see the Submit section for details of how to notify us of any missing performances.

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