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Bath Half

Sun March 15 2009
125 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
acorndan Eastern Veterans AC, Higham Harriers AC 1:16:54 1:20:28 1:28:45 65.86
AdamW Unaffiliated 1:36:46 1:37:37 1:50:00 1:37:37 60.80
alanevery Will know nearer the time, but should be on for a quick one.... crap organisation... left waiting round, got hungry got stuck behind people on second lap... gave up and jogged round.  Miffed as worse flat half marathon time in years.  Will never do this race again and I get half price entry! Unaffiliated 1:23:58 1:26:09 1:24:59 1:30:21 66.91
Allyson Unaffiliated 2:21:28 2:21:28 2:21:28 50.09
Altmark Unaffiliated 2:17:01 2:17:01 3:03:00 31.90
amorts Started behind around 3,000 runners due to silly staggered start. Even Wonderwomen, a guy with a surf board and the pantomime horse started ahead of me on this beautiful day in Bath. Staggered start helped no one and within 2 mins of clear road we reached the back of the pack and chaos ensued.The pavements were taken to in an attempt to maintain a decent pace. Even after the 1st lap of 10 km I was still passing slower runners. 2nd lap was better as the crowds evened out. Was hoping to get close to a pb so hard to say how much time I lost in the crowds. My guess based upon prev form is anything between 2-5 minutes. Unaffiliated 1:24:15 1:30:23 1:30:23 64.60
Anahata Unaffiliated 1:54:36 1:58:35 1:58:35 57.26
AndyG mudlover PB Truro RC, Mud Crew Trail Runners 1:32:27 1:32:59 1:40:00 1:32:59 66.05
anitad My first Half so I'll be thankful just to finish!
Not a brillant time due to pit stop at 4 miles for 5-10 mins queuing for the loo then only able to run/walk due to heat. Bitton Road Runners 2:19:04 2:22:21 2:45:00 2:38:54 42.73
Azzer Unaffiliated 1:55:00 2:06:00 2:06:00 46.34
Becfleck Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC 1:50:08 1:57:42 2:09:51 50.21
Bennifer Unaffiliated 1:55:55 0 0.00
biccybiscuit Dursley Running Club, BADtri 1:39:47 1:41:08 2:00:00 1:45:15 63.37
Buzzer1975 Unaffiliated 1:35:30 1:35:30 1:40:00 1:35:30 61.30
captainbread it was hot (again) and I wish I'd done better. Decided to go steady rather than risk passing out as a few people did. Had to stop for a loo break which was really annoying grrr. Nice to see all my friends and family there for that one :) Running 4 Women Club 1:59:23 2:12:13 2:05:00 2:15:07 48.25
CaptainDad Got cramp after 10 miles  - don't think I trained enough
2468th place Unaffiliated 1:33:56 1:38:52 1:46:39 54.74
Cats Whiskers Good to have tried a Cambridge & Coleridge AC 1:43:38 1:45:07 1:45:07 63.45
Chazzee Serpentine RC, Westbury Harriers 1:23:18 1:23:18 1:24:00 1:23:18 70.09
Che dragon Twisted my back last Saturday and had phys (massage, ultra and acupunture) on Monday that loosened it.  Easy week planned anyway so some gentle runs.  Should be okay and I'd better get under 95 minutes!  On pace for the first 10 miles, but pee stop and knackeredness put me over time. Penarth & Dinas Runners 1:33:42 1:36:51 1:33:00 1:36:51 68.46
chopper1883 Did not train enough and it was very hot which affected my run Unaffiliated 1:49:48 1:54:34 2:00:00 2:05:51 46.39
chris palmer Bitton Road Runners 1:28:36 2:02:46 1:40:00 2:10:34 48.22
Cinnamon Am determined to do 2 hrs if not quicker.  But that is my goal. Great Western Runners 2:15:00 0 2:00:00 0.00
DannyP Unaffiliated 1:31:58 1:37:00 1:37:00 60.91
davidwbush FERC 1:35:24 1:38:36 1:45:00 1:45:06 59.91
dazzas GOOD DAY LAST FOUR MILES REALLY HARD WORK LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT ONE Unaffiliated 2:09:00 2:09:00 2:10:00 2:14:00 44.53
devonlol PB denied by 1 second due to the warm weather and delayed start of the race again. Southwest Roadrunners 1:47:48 1:52:03 1:52:00 1:52:04 55.72
ding_dong Warm sunny Spring day.  Race started 30 mins late. TeamBath AC 1:26:47 1:28:08 1:28:08 66.58
dj_dave Unaffiliated 1:29:31 1:29:31 1:33:00 67.70
drunkenmunky Had six months off running after this race last year.  Hoping knee copes with it this year!

Race was hard.  Not as fit as been in last few years, carrying a little more weight! Unaffiliated 1:27:01 1:47:01 1:40:00 1:47:01 54.56
duckandcover Unaffiliated 1:39:29 1:57:56 1:57:56 51.65
dungey2002 Avon Valley Runners 1:50:15 1:58:43 2:00:00 1:58:43 51.31
FrancesT Unaffiliated 2:14:00 2:14:00 2:14:00 50.67
gjc This is part of my London Marathon training so if I can I'm going to push it and aim for 1:45 Unaffiliated 1:39:44 1:43:21 1:45:00 1:43:21 60.42
Godzilla Ranelagh Harriers 1:44:23 1:57:50 1:57:50 49.56
Gordie Good run after short virus.  Beautiful day, great support, shame about the slight delay at the start. Unaffiliated 1:40:51 1:43:35 1:43:00 1:43:35 58.81
GRAFTER Quantock Harriers 1:24:03 1:24:03 1:28:06 76.61
Graham RFRC Running Forever 1:41:24 1:42:59 1:45:00 1:48:57 58.28
Isabel VEGAN RUNNERS UK 1:54:33 1:54:33 2:00:00 2:05:00 52.26
JeremySawyer Unaffiliated 1:24:55 1:40:40 1:40:40 58.00
JF50 Unaffiliated 1:37:06 1:38:33 1:39:20 68.57
JOE45 Unaffiliated 1:46:30 1:46:30 2:00:00 1:46:30 61.22
julian hoare Unaffiliated 1:28:54 1:28:54 1:37:40 60.49
KarenP Unaffiliated 2:28:00 2:28:00 2:28:00 46.98
Karmus Westbury Harriers 2:00:30 2:08:08 2:08:08 45.56
katyanne68 Southville Running Club 1:38:00 1:59:58 1:59:58 56.60
lennoxr Maidenhead AC 1:19:51 1:27:16 1:29:59 1:30:13 66.14
lesleyanne Unaffiliated 2:28:58 2:28:58 2:45:00 2:43:19 49.54
Limpet Ready for the off :-) FERC 1:23:12 1:27:24 1:25:00 1:27:38 68.09
Little Giant Pros:
great scenery, a lot of spectators throughout the course, great goody bags, accessible from London on the race day, good pavement throughout the course

Cons:
They prepared lots of portaloos in the runners' village but we weren't using them in a clever way. Most people rushed to the ones inside the runners' village so I had to queue up for 30mins. But just a few steps out of the village, there were plenty of loos with much less people waiting.
The race started 30min late due to traffic congestion or something. Well, it's not organizer's fault. If you're running this one next year, make sure you secure enough time before you board your train home.
FERC 1:50:06 1:54:59 2:30:00 2:11:30 49.64
Lizzybagwash Just want to finish not much training 
Very hot and not enough water stations along the route and once again a 30 min delayed start Fenland Running Club 2:20:55 2:33:45 2:30:00 2:34:02 45.14
louismaxy Going for a negative split on this race so cross fingers Unaffiliated 1:36:31 1:56:00 1:49:00 1:56:00 51.16
Lucy Claire TeamBath AC 1:30:47 2:09:00 2:09:00 50.54
LukeStur TeamBath AC 1:14:43 1:25:12 1:19:59 1:25:12 69.08
M. Diddy Team Trisports, North Herts Road Runners 1:24:53 1:24:53 1:24:53 74.17
Macca @ McCarkiss Endurance Project Kenilworth Runners, McCarkiss Endurance Project 1:10:30 1:25:00 1:25:00 68.69
madmike Unaffiliated 1:30:45 0 1:29:59 0.00
Maisy Good PB potential here, I'm going to be bold and push for 1.45. Lets hope the organisation is better than last year! Robin Hood Striders 1:34:13 1:43:00 1:45:00 1:43:00 56.75
Maj Really must train properly next time!! Bogs of Somerset 2:07:18 2:27:17 2:27:17 44.38
mappy Avon Valley Runners 1:21:53 1:21:53 1:21:53 80.26
markmywords Unaffiliated 1:36:02 1:55:47 1:55:47 50.43
Markonline99 Disappointed not to have gone sub-1:30, missed it by 22 seconds :-( Westbury Harriers 1:23:49 1:29:40 1:29:59 1:30:22 69.10
MarkyJ Chichester Runners & AC 1:31:14 2:03:00 2:03:00 47.52
MattT 486 of 10,748 Unaffiliated 1:27:04 1:28:48 1:30:11 64.81
meandmydog Unaffiliated 1:34:48 1:38:35 1:46:10 55.90
Miser Hot day - took it too easy as a result. Felt comfortable running though. TeamBath AC 1:15:18 1:45:43 1:43:00 1:45:43 55.23
moggers Unaffiliated 1:22:30 1:22:30 1:22:40 1:22:30 71.12
molarman Decided to run Stafford half instead, but good look to one and all. Hope organisation is better than last year Stone Master Marathoners 1:15:41 1:16:37 0.00
mrgadget Tipton Harriers 1:17:48 1:18:00 1:16:00 1:18:00 74.85
mummyrunner Unaffiliated 1:52:00 1:58:00 1:58:00 55.32
Mushers Langport Runners 2:24:23 0 0.00
Nicky Boy Bude Rats 1:46:01 1:57:34 1:59:44 54.89
Nifty Unaffiliated 1:34:46 1:40:12 1:40:00 1:45:14 57.05
Orwell Unaffiliated 1:40:32 1:45:14 1:48:47 54.85
Oysterboy Unaffiliated 1:57:35 1:57:35 2:10:00 1:57:35 55.45
Padams Really surprised by this  - felt very comfortable until 9M. 10k (31:59) and 10M (52:20) splits were big (unofficial!) PBs. St. Albans Striders 1:08:48 1:08:48 1:09:00 1:08:48 84.86
Pathtower Felt dehydrated and ran out of gas after7 miles - poor time in very good conditions.... TeamBath AC 1:31:12 1:35:13 1:40:33 58.53
paul chapman Unaffiliated 1:24:56 1:25:56 1:27:51 66.79
paulyg Unaffiliated 1:31:09 1:31:09 1:45:00 1:31:09 64.23
pirate any thing under 135mins is a bonus given my injuries in 2008 Unaffiliated 1:26:30 1:39:07 1:45:00 1:39:07 63.52
Poeton Unaffiliated 1:57:16 1:57:16 2:00:00 1:58:02 49.46
raceytrace Womens Running Network 1:48:00 1:54:38 1:58:00 61.37
rainman Unaffiliated 1:47:04 1:48:08 1:48:31 55.71
redkate Unaffiliated 2:00:30 2:00:30 2:08:00 52.10
redwine Unaffiliated 1:57:08 2:08:40 2:08:40 51.03
richmac Huddersfield Triathlon Club 1:35:45 1:57:55 1:57:55 50.33
richshelley need a PB, if main aim of 2:45 at London is going to be possible
went okay run too fast at beginning paid for it a little, but all in all good race Plymstock Road Runners 1:13:20 1:18:47 1:19:00 1:18:47 75.33
roblington Unaffiliated 1:22:54 1:39:39 1:39:39 0.00
Rockeys mate Very hot and hard work 100 Marathon Club, Pudsey Pacers, Leeds & Bradford Triathlon Club 1:42:40 1:45:24 1:42:00 1:47:08 62.59
rwelpton Unaffiliated 1:27:46 1:28:15 1:29:52 64.97
Sam1979 Unaffiliated 1:34:17 1:35:30 1:30:00 1:35:30 68.27
Sausage & Mash Unaffiliated 1:34:24 1:37:40 1:40:00 1:37:40 60.26
scrumdowns Lovely weather, 13st 6 still a bit heavy Unaffiliated 1:35:00 1:35:00 1:39:00 1:35:00 64.12
Seejay1 Southville Running Club 1:47:53 1:55:56 2:15:00 2:16:44 50.73
SilBurBas Bitton Road Runners 2:23:33 2:30:19 2:30:00 2:30:19 38.84
Silent Runner Unaffiliated 1:18:32 1:23:06 1:26:31 70.99
Slowly But Shirley MK Lakeside Runners 2:03:00 2:25:57 2:32:00 44.67
sophlou Westbury Harriers 1:27:03 1:27:03 1:27:03 74.98
Spidey1978 Really beautiful day - great run - last 3 miles were really tough - before this the furthest I had run was 10miles and boy did I know it  - Lovely day - will be back next year but hopefully next year the race will start on time (think that annoyed a lot of people, particularly as it is the second year running) - Whoops Unaffiliated 1:50:36 1:50:36 1:45:00 1:50:36 52.79
Steevey Unaffiliated 1:48:11 2:03:04 2:00:00 2:03:04 53.40
Struggers68 Unaffiliated 2:00:47 2:07:00 2:07:00 47.27
SuperSooks Winchester & District AC 1:25:26 1:28:26 1:28:26 73.91
swalsh234 Unaffiliated 1:38:54 1:43:00 1:40:00 1:43:00 56.72
The Brussel Sprout of Wrath Unaffiliated 1:45:37 0 1:55:00 0.00
the vicious chicken Unaffiliated 2:07:07 2:07:07 2:16:33 47.75
thelastdom Clapham Chasers 1:32:12 1:32:12 1:50:00 1:47:45 54.18
theraithrover South West Veterans AC 1:33:28 1:38:20 1:39:59 1:39:07 67.49
thetallrunner Unaffiliated 1:29:53 1:29:53 1:35:00 1:35:30 63.30
tjrunning Official time currently 1:37:00 but this should be revised at some point - my watch recorded 1:37:30.  Perfect conditions, if a little crowded at the start and for once I was able to sustain my pace throughout the race - benefit of those longer runs last month plus hockey(?).  Race time now confirmed as 1:37:26 Unaffiliated 1:37:26 1:37:26 1:43:00 1:37:26 63.04
tom1729 Ealing Eagles Running Club 1:23:58 1:44:43 1:44:43 55.75
tom_craggs Peak training PB race, hopefully. **Was hopinh for sub 80, just missed out, still pleased though as half way around I felt awful and thought I would go much slower.** Poor organisation yet again, perhaps my last Bath Half. Mornington Chasers, Winchester & District AC 1:15:29 1:19:04 1:20:59 1:20:11 72.81
Tonyben1305 Unaffiliated 0 0 0.00
Toonwurzel Unaffiliated 1:54:35 1:57:30 2:00:00 1:57:30 49.74
towner despite running some of my best times in training for this event an injury slowed me down considerably, wa hoping for somewhere around 1.45 (oh well there always next time!)
Unaffiliated 1:56:57 1:57:29 2:01:56 48.45
TZ Nice and fast - very happy! Would have been a few seconds faster had I not had to dodge around the slower runners and move out the way for the ambulances! Our Winchester team won the 2nd-placed men's team prize, my first major-race prize. :-) 100 Marathon Club, Winchester & District AC 1:17:03 1:17:03 1:16:30 1:17:03 76.38
Ugaborouga Torbay Athletic Club and Torbay Tri Club 1:30:46 1:46:49 1:49:30 1:50:31 52.97
Uwe Unaffiliated 1:38:45 1:54:18 1:40:00 1:54:18 57.50
vicxter Unaffiliated 1:52:07 1:57:43 2:02:00 53.50
Wazelle the Gazelle Very, very hot. Nearly passed out! NTT because too slow! Dulwich Park Runners 2:48:46 3:20:00 3:20:00 36.64
WestCountryLad Dulwich Park Runners 1:29:48 1:34:52 1:34:52 61.54
Wirzel Hoping to beat my PB this time, was only 22 seconds away at Burnham on sea in October when I hadn't even targeted that race, just did it off the back of training for the Bristol half, trainings been going reasonably well, got a bit of a stiff neck but hoping that shouldn't hinder me.                                                                                               First half of the race went ok, although I didn't really find it that easy, from then on it just went downhill, legs felt like lead. Not really sure what went wrong, all I can think is that I haven't put in enough miles in at a faster pace to feel comfortable. Unaffiliated 1:34:30 1:38:30 1:34:00 1:38:30 61.85
Wriggling Snake DId the calssic setting off to fast, first 3 miles in 24, 10k at 56, so early an even pace all the way around. I notied other times,people running 5 mins slower than me at 10k, but finishing quicker :-(.

Official result came in, 30 seconds quicker :-) Stockport Harriers & AC 1:39:04 1:48:26 1:48:00 1:53:24 55.06
Yeti PB is 2:13 but need to take this easy due to Ashby 20 the following week. Bournville Harriers 2:06:07 2:06:07 2:30:00 2:15:25 48.20
YoungWallace lovely city - super support.  flat as a pancake but far far too busy to be a 2 lap race - and the 30 minute delay to the start was laughable.  shame i had to start in the 1:45 bracket due to entry criterion last year (the marshals wouldnt let anyone in the sub 1:45 area except some bloke with a surfboard who took 2 hours).  Really slow first 2 miles in heavy traffic ruined the race for me.

wont be running in this super city again as i dont think the organisers will learn.   enjoyed the run on a super cloudless day and the crowd were really helpful all the way round.

felt a bit jaded after a mid-week combo of a cold and unhealthiness following a half last weekend.  need to get back to putting in some more training before I attempt another half marathon. Garscube Harriers 1:29:01 1:29:01 1:34:36 61.72
Zapo Cheddar Running Club 1:21:45 1:30:11 1:33:58 63.50
♪♫ Synge ♪♫ Westbury Harriers 1:29:59 1:29:59 1:34:49 65.86

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  • On 13th Mar 2009 at 5:35pm, gjc wrote: This is part of my London Marathon training so if I can I'm going to push it and aim for 1:45
  • On 13th Mar 2009 at 5:38pm, gjc wrote: Sorry! I put this comment in the wrong place! Good luck all.
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