Leeds Half Marathon

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May 2011
9:27am, 10 May 2011
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JohnnyO
I struggled to cross the finish line as I was knackered.

Why was it so hard? It wasn't *that* warm?
May 2011
10:27am, 10 May 2011
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rf_fozzy
Quite humid though Johnny - and apparently there was a bit of headwind along Kirkstall Rd wasn't there?
May 2011
10:38am, 10 May 2011
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JohnnyO
Probably. I think that the whole race was slower than last year. Run Britain has ranked my slightly slower run on Sunday as a better performance than the faster run I did last year.
May 2011
10:48am, 10 May 2011
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rf_fozzy
Andrew Pearson (2nd place, won last year, ex-GB) was 3mins slower this year, as was Gemma Smith who won the Ladies Race.

My time from last year, which put me somewhere in 80s place-wise would have put me in the top-60 this year.
May 2011
11:16am, 10 May 2011
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Philippe Flop
Watched this as a friend was running. Very impressed with the organisation and very good support. Know there was a couple of big hills and the finish was a bit of a challenge but want to give it a go next year. Well done all!
May 2011
11:18am, 10 May 2011
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Philippe Flop
... oh, great beer in the Fox and Newt too :-)
May 2011
1:36pm, 10 May 2011
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Meglet
Can I take off three mins and claim a 90 second PB then please? ;)

It was very humid at the start, then the headwind in the last fees miles which was especially poor on the last bit of Kirkstall Road. Add that to the long hills and the uphill finish...
Apr 2014
8:52pm, 3 Apr 2014
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Dooogs
I really need to get my arse in gear for this - 5 weeks to go and I've not trained nearly enough for a decent time...
Apr 2014
10:41pm, 3 Apr 2014
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Meglet
Wow this thread is old! I was rather confused by my post knowing I hadn't run it recently.

Did nobody race in 2012 or 2013?
Apr 2014
10:43pm, 3 Apr 2014
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JohnnyO
Not me. And not again this year either.

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