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Alloa Half Marathon

Sun March 17 2013 Listed by The Rain King
57 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
_2Jabs_ Falkirk Victoria Harriers 1:46:56 1:46:56 1:50:00 1:46:56 54.60
_andy Knew that I should be on for a PB, but still worried about how it would all pan out.  Not helped by the triple whammy of a bruised foot from Friday, stiff quads (rugby refereeing yesterday) and massive lower back pain, which started an hour and a half before the race, probably from the Friday hockey match.
Went for it from the start, but not a ridiculous pace, and certainly didn't get carried away during the uphill mile 3 through Sauchie.  Focused hard during the back straight, especially the deceptively uphill mile 8 through Alva, which included a stop-start turn around a cone. Mile 11 up (and up and up) Menstrie Brae was a tightrope of sustaining pace without pushing too hard and blowing up, even as my mate Andy left me behind as he floated up the hill, but things were ok through Tullibody and the long drag up towards Lornshill Academy was manageable, if hard work.  Then it was a case of *really* pushing with a real focus on running form to keep the pace on, mostly at sub-6 min/miles, with Andy making a good target not too far up in front.  Managed to run off the front of the wee group that had formed on the climb and had enough for a long sprint from the lamp-post just before that final roundabout turn into the finish area.  Then got worried that I was going to pass Andy too early and he'd come back and beat me, so it was foot to the floor time and give it 100% over the line.  That's almost 4 minutes for a PB (although the greedy bit of me wanted it to be 43 seconds faster. Next time) Kinross Road Runners 1:20:41 1:20:41 1:20:41 74.92
akmilne Fife AC 1:28:10 1:28:10 1:28:10 70.82
Alf Tupper Tough of the Track Cumbernauld AAC 1:19:17 1:19:17 1:19:46 78.28
Andrew H Inverclyde AC, Scottish Veteran Harriers Club 1:14:07 1:19:55 1:19:55 73.25
ARB73 Scottish Veteran Harriers Club 1:21:27 1:21:35 1:21:35 73.14
baz p Falkirk Victoria Harriers 1:13:15 1:14:14 1:16:41 76.52
Bazoaxe Unaffiliated 1:22:57 1:26:53 1:25:59 1:26:53 71.87
beep!beep! Falkirk Victoria Harriers 1:21:56 1:22:17 1:22:17 76.52
briandarroch Kilmarnock Harriers & AC, scottish athletics 1:34:47 1:37:04 1:42:59 1:37:04 62.76
Broonfaetroon Ayr Seaforth AAC 1:24:11 1:24:11 1:24:11 69.35
Cammy Unaffiliated 1:27:22 1:27:22 1:29:00 1:30:55 65.28
Danger Mouse Kirkintilloch Olympians 1:21:58 1:21:58 1:21:58 75.55
Danny T Unaffiliated 1:35:11 1:35:11 1:35:11 62.69
DaveG Birkenhead Athletic Club, Strathearn Harriers 1:38:25 2:07:27 2:05:00 2:07:27 46.04
daveydaves Kinross Road Runners 1:27:41 1:27:41 1:27:41 66.92
daviec Set off at 80 minute pace, and fell back after 10. Good conditions for racing :) Carnegie Harriers 1:17:05 1:19:24 1:19:00 1:22:12 71.60
Eggsy Unaffiliated 2:00:22 2:00:22 2:00:22 54.13
ElDuderino First 10 miles went well but toughest part of the couese came along and i just didn't have enough left to get a pb. Enjoyed the race, well organised. Unaffiliated 2:06:56 2:13:10 2:13:10 43.89
Fid Kinross Road Runners 1:23:57 1:35:38 1:38:28 72.46
Gee-Force Kinross Road Runners 1:29:04 1:29:04 1:29:04 65.56
Gokeith Kilmarnock Harriers & AC, Loudoun Runners AC 1:14:54 0 1:17:00 0.00
gump Cumbernauld AAC, Scottish Veteran Harriers Club 1:21:01 1:28:32 1:34:56 65.77
hannkies PB so a good wee reward for some grand training recently. Probably a 10 mile and 5 mile pb en route so got to be pleased. Cracking race, undulating, but fairly fast course, and organised to perfection. Kilmarnock Harriers & AC, Scottish Veteran Harriers Club 1:15:52 1:15:52 1:15:52 81.62
HappyG(rrr) I'm 114. Would like to PB this one. Plenty of quicker Fetchies to try and hang on to! *Update: Good day at office, great to chat to Lou, Stoosh, _andy, SoaPM, baz p and met up with work buddies for cayke after too. :-)G Harmeny AC, Kinross Road Runners 1:23:07 1:23:07 1:24:45 1:23:07 73.89
iaincr Cambuslang Harriers 1:37:47 1:38:42 1:39:50 0.00
IainWallace Falkirk Victoria Harriers 1:16:58 1:22:44 1:27:21 67.17
ionamac Carnegie Harriers 1:35:55 1:48:11 1:48:11 60.27
Irontubs Unaffiliated 1:58:51 2:08:47 2:08:47 54.48
keyring Carnegie Harriers 1:36:35 1:38:37 1:38:37 67.23
leeroytwist jogscotland 1:32:39 1:34:30 1:40:51 58.36
linda c Unaffiliated 1:45:23 1:52:12 1:52:35 61.75
lise Unaffiliated 1:42:13 1:46:20 1:52:10 58.71
LouLou Dundee Hawkhill Harriers 1:23:46 1:23:46 1:26:06 75.73
M16DDH(DAVIE) Falkirk Victoria Harriers 1:30:01 1:32:04 1:32:04 63.41
mad4it Unaffiliated 2:04:45 2:07:35 2:15:00 2:16:47 55.54
Miggito Unaffiliated 1:40:01 1:44:07 1:45:00 1:44:07 57.31
MissingPhoenix Unaffiliated 1:35:12 1:35:40 1:39:36 59.32
oldrunner72 Unaffiliated 2:09:05 2:13:51 2:13:51 64.02
Pete182 Scottish Prison Service AAC 1:28:21 1:35:40 1:39:00 1:35:40 64.20
run fat boy run72 Unaffiliated 1:36:08 1:42:58 1:45:00 1:42:58 58.30
Runningbug BOABY HILLDODGERS 1:33:34 1:40:20 1:39:59 1:40:20 65.50
sctfoggy Jogscotland On The Run Cumbernauld 1:36:46 1:39:34 1:39:34 59.61
SilverSlogger Falkirk Victoria Harriers, Polmont Joggers 1:29:20 1:37:38 1:37:38 67.31
SM6 Unaffiliated 1:23:55 1:35:09 1:32:00 1:35:09 61.36
Snake Doctor Scottish Prison Service AAC 1:37:15 1:40:33 1:43:00 60.62
Son of a Pronator Man Carnegie Harriers 1:25:25 1:25:46 1:25:46 76.62
SooWoo Wee County Harriers 1:41:14 1:41:50 1:41:50 67.70
Star at time of entering (Oct 12) my aim is to get a pb - fingers crossed I have a good winter and shake off all the recent crap results!!
Update Feb 13 - training going well - but dont think I am at PB level yet! dont bet on me! JogScotland Chryston 2:12:02 2:12:02 2:30:00 2:19:31 48.35
stickland Strathearn Harriers 1:59:17 1:59:17 2:04:00 1:59:17 52.78
STOOSH Falkirk Victoria Harriers 1:20:46 1:20:51 1:20:51 72.21
SunPrincess Jogscotland On The Run Cumbernauld 2:14:00 2:16:15 2:16:15 48.95
The Rain King Larkhall YMCA Harriers 1:50:30 1:57:59 1:57:59 49.48
Tick Tock Tim Unaffiliated 1:42:20 1:42:20 1:42:20 58.67
Tigerlily Unaffiliated 1:57:18 2:05:09 2:05:09 55.08
Whiskymurray Bellahouston Harriers 1:28:09 1:36:33 1:45:22 56.98
young butch Unaffiliated 1:29:39 1:29:39 1:29:39 66.20

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Timing System
4.7
Recommendable
4.5
Water Stations
4.4
Scenery
4.4
Marshalls
4.3
Course Accuracy
4.2
Parking/Transport
4.1
Supporters
4.1
Value for money
4
Refreshments
3.9
Starting Area
3.9
Finish Area
3.8
Course congestion
3.8
Signage
3.8
Race Pack
3.7
PB Potential
3.5
Fun Running
3.5
Goodies
3.4
Post-race Social
3.3
Flatness
3.1
Toilets
3.1
Race Photos
2.8
Plastic free
0
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