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Cambridge half marathon 2012

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Mar 2012
6:11pm, 11 Mar 2012
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Andy106
Minardi Thanks for the shout I did hear you but was too slow to react!! I agree with Powergen re improvements, the last 3 miles was a bit dodgy just when you need a bit of space to make progress.I would of thought they could work out a route that would take the park bit and double back bit out for next year.
Mar 2012
6:11pm, 11 Mar 2012
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RichHL
I'm glad you can bend again, Tuga. I feel quite fresh, considering. Maybe I didn't run fast enough.
Mar 2012
6:28pm, 11 Mar 2012
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The great dollop
1:49:13 on the gun time, so pleased with the sub 1:50 result that was targetted. Bumped into Mcshane - well done on the 1:43 and Andy at the end in the finishing tent also a PB so excellent ! - we had been neck and neck up to about 9 miles when I basically wondered when the lava in my shoes would stop flowing as it hurt.
I wasn't in fetch kit so the black vest and gold hoops of crawley AC was the option.

Had the luxury of facilities before getting on the park and ride, but could see the loos queue was long - more mens urinals needed I think fo sure. THe road admin and marshalling was very well done on such a twisty town course, did anyone else see the small marshal trying to cover up the 6 mile marker on the first lap - classic, bless.

Otherwise perfect weather and conditions on what is essentially a very flat course, the out and back was a bit congested with some "on your left - thanks !" as people were in the middle to get them to move over a tad. Whilst I like water bottles, they are more risky on people stepping on them and injuring themselves.

Every turn today was a memory hit so the brain wasn't too fussed about the pain in my shoes, the crowd and marshals along kings parade and the market square were the best as well as at the round church. I did feel sorry for some of the marshals who had clearly parked opposite the cambridge union near the round church who were getting ticketed by a traffic warden when I went past the second time.

Most importantly the Fort was only just open when I got there so no queues and a pint of IPA still tastes the same after all these years.
Well done everyone - great stuff.
Mar 2012
7:10pm, 11 Mar 2012
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brotherjohn
Some pictures of the race today on Facebook, though they are mostly of C&C runners. facebook.com
Mar 2012
8:11pm, 11 Mar 2012
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Stiggers
Well done everybody, sounds like a great race, I'm very jealous.

This was me and my coach discussing my participation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0crRnMZBN4
Mar 2012
11:15am, 12 Mar 2012
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minardi.
cambridge-news.co.uk

I think I spot a knackered fetchie - number 185 (Deajay) :-)
Mar 2012
12:27pm, 12 Mar 2012
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mcshane
Full results are on the website. The pdf didn't open in my browser, but saving the file and opening separately works.

Not quite sure on some of the timings - a couple of friends of mine started at the same time, one beat the other by around 20-30 seconds. The one who was faster has the same gun and chip time - they weren't at the start point at the gun, so that's a little odd. The slower one has a chip timing 2 seconds slower, but a gun time another 20 seconds slower than that.

My guess is that the gun time was actually the guy manually scanning chips after the finish. At least the chip time listed for me matches what I measured - thankfully 10 seconds inside my target time (rather than the gun time which is 18 seconds outside!)

Then the result are listed ordered by gun time, but places are given ordered by chip time, makes for odd reading.
Mar 2012
12:28pm, 12 Mar 2012
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mcshane
And forgot to say - thanks for the support from other fetchies - both before the start and during the race there were some friendly words, really helped rather than being there as a complete independent.
Mar 2012
12:34pm, 12 Mar 2012
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RichHL
Chip time was half a minute faster than my gun time at 1:45:23. I'll take that. :-) Bring on London!
Mar 2012
1:05pm, 12 Mar 2012
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PowerJen
My chip time was as my Garmin made it, so I'm happy mine's correct :)

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