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Berlin Marathon

Sun September 30 2007
41 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
*Anj* Unaffiliated 4:45:35 4:45:35 4:45:35 47.77
Alex26.2 Mornington Chasers 2:46:09 2:57:00 2:57:00 69.54
Auld fat Ironman Clydesdale Harriers, Glasgow Triathlon Club 2:42:09 3:54:08 3:54:08 57.60
bj Need more training! Larkfield AC 4:16:58 4:16:58 3:55:00 4:16:58 47.85
BlueWombat Well, that was about average for this year. I hadn't run since 6th September, was a bit fat and unfit, and this was my seventh marathon in seven months. While I'm doing this one a month stuff there is clearly no way to tackle my PB ... I think I showed that you  can't run a good race on next to no training! Enjoyed it none the less, especially enjoyed meeting a few fellow Fetchies and sharing their joy at all the tumbling PB's around me. Cambridge & Coleridge AC, Cambridge University Hare & Hounds 3:28:13 4:12:40 4:20:39 50.03
Bottom Trotter Big maistake running Angelsey a week before this race. Berlin is a great place to run a marathon Third time I've run Berlin, ideal conditions an opportunity for a faster time lost Unaffiliated 3:31:24 3:38:58 3:40:00 3:48:29 65.76
Bunny Chow Unaffiliated 3:43:17 3:58:32 4:08:52 54.67
caterpillar girl Unaffiliated 3:25:40 3:25:40 3:29:59 0.00
Dips Brighton & Hove Women's Running Club, UKnetrunner 4:14:22 4:35:40 4:30:00 4:35:40 54.48
DIY Diva As long as there's no heatwave...I will definately PB.  Training has gone perfectly with hill & speed sessions included for the first time.  I'm as ready as I could ever hope to be with only shin-splints (under control) as the mileage increase 'niggle' to surface this time around.  So I suppose it would be worth risking your points :-)  Bib no F8944**UPDATE**WHOPPEE! I've put the race bit in a blog. Ranelagh Harriers, Vets AC 3:43:10 3:51:19 4:15:00 3:51:19 61.20
eL Bee! HO HO HO :)Ever who bet on me.......... Thank you for your confidence.  I'm REALLY happy with this race for quite a few reasons.
1)  IT WAS A PB!
2)I had a plan which I stuck to - and it worked a dream!
3) I paced it really well
Half Marathon Splits: 1:35:30 | 1:35:42 :)
10K Splits:45:18 | 45:10 | 45:26 | 45:31 :)
5K Splits: 22:45 | 22:33 | 22:36 | 22:34 | 22:31 | 22:51 | 22:40 | 22:51 :)
Had a couple of Km's where I lost it a bit, and had to hold off calf cramp for the last 3 or 4K, but other than that the race couldn't have gone better, I couldn't have run quicker,  I was REALLY pleased with my pacing, and the fact I was still running strongly at the end (last 5 K I passed literally 100's of people who were slowing up)
I aimed for 4:30's per Km - and averaged 4:31
That'll do for me :):)
Off to eat half a Farmyard now ;) Cumberland AC 2:59:43 3:11:12 3:09:59 3:11:12 66.12
ErhuDave Unaffiliated 4:17:08 0 0.00
flanker Got to go sub-4.  Just not sure yet how much sub-4 I'm aiming for!  Might stick with the 9mm pacer until 18 and then see how it feels.  Or might go out a bit faster. Hmmmmm....

UPDATE:  Went out too hard and blew it.  I have a feeling I will be back for revenge next year. Todmorden Harriers & AC, Trail Running Association, LDWA 3:15:04 4:04:09 3:55:00 4:04:09 50.96
HB Unaffiliated 4:00:41 4:06:06 4:06:06 55.04
Hills of Death (HOD) Oh my word what have I done :+0-. UPDATE Training not Going well had a couple of injuries. Flight all booked now etc...Will be out there with Sango, Warrior and Andy E - Sango should smash 3 hours. UPDATE Finally got back with a PB and a sub4. Happy & delighted to go over line....could of been faster but 26 miles you can't go too fast ! With right training can do 3.35. Great day more later......(made it 26.66 ???). I was jostled from the start was getting the hump I was very keen on lumping a few Germans then a small Greek lady run in front of me and landed on her face it was chaos in the first 3 miles. Got punched by a German Woman about 20 mile for stop to have a drink as she ran into me and a guy refused to give me a banana. That was the highlights Ho Ho. I did enjoy this kept running legs slowed after 18. It is a must do Splits 1st Half 1.53 50 2nd 2.01 07 so quite even :) Riverside Runners 3:38:50 3:54:57 3:40:00 3:54:57 52.96
Hypochondriaction man Totley AC 3:12:06 3:42:00 3:50:00 3:42:00 55.83
ianmac San Domenico RC 3:06:37 3:15:39 3:15:00 3:15:39 66.65
Joad Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC 2:54:36 2:54:36 2:55:00 2:54:36 72.41
Kieren injured through for 7 weeks through June  July. Hoping I can build enough of a base in August to get me through Berlin. At this stage, not getting injured again is more important than my finishing time. **UPDATE** Ran to a plan for the first time ever and it really worked well.  Hamstrings & ITBs suffered a bit in the last 5km but I'm amazed how well the legs held up. I've never 'raced-smart' before so this was a real education for me. Serpentine RC, Ealing Eagles Running Club 3:39:27 3:39:27 3:40:00 3:39:27 56.03
KinkyS Todmorden Harriers & AC 3:01:51 3:27:22 3:41:44 61.07
ladynoyo Unaffiliated 5:43:56 5:43:56 5:30:00 5:43:56 39.37
Little Nemo Serpentine RC 4:54:17 4:54:17 4:54:17 47.44
Max71 Well let's see if I can actually make it to a marathon without having to pull out from injury.  I'm guessing my time right now because it seems so far away and my fitness is far from perfect right now.  **UPDATE**  Fantastic race, went according to the plan, ran the whole thing kept it nice and steady.  I went out to enjoy this race and that's exactly what I did, I had a blast.  I made sure my first marathon was one to remember, I drank enough, I took enough gels, I took on bananas.  Perfect, absolutely perfect.

Highlights included...man running in socks, flip flops with a rucksack on...oh and an ironman t-shirt.  The two guys sat outside a pub in their running gear and numbers having a fag and a beer....and the guy at the side of the road  by the tree also having a fag. Serpentine RC 4:26:37 5:29:46 5:30:00 5:29:46 41.51
Mudlark/Titan Tri sport UPDATE SPLITS:5k 19;26./10k 38;52/15k 58;01/20k 1;17;07 /25k 1;36;11 /30k 1;56;04 /35k 2;17;00/40k 2;39;26
Finn time 2;48;43.Half way 1;21;21.Held good pace & felt ok upto 15 miles,then by 18 miles wheels came off !! thighs turned to poo & right leg went numb & very painfull ?Managed not to stop tho,couldnt belive that i stll crept
under 3 hrs even tho blew up from 18 miles !! Came 353rd & 42nd mv45.
Titan RoadSport 2:45:00 2:48:43 2:44:55 2:48:43 79.25
myanna Harrow AC 2:47:41 2:52:00 2:58:43 75.77
nixter71 BBC RC, Mornington Chasers 3:31:25 3:53:11 3:53:11 53.15
paul a 100 Marathon Club 3:01:26 3:03:56 3:04:00 3:03:56 68.74
philinstone Stone Master Marathoners 3:19:23 3:39:22 3:39:22 56.11
Pudjus Unaffiliated 3:04:14 3:18:28 3:18:28 61.95
Puffing Bertie Fantastic race........i wil add more later ! :-) Unaffiliated 4:30:52 4:30:52 4:30:52 52.69
rafikikate Totley AC 3:47:53 3:47:53 3:47:53 59.70
Roo No real training, only a couple of long runs. No sleep the night before, faded badly in the second half - in the end was pleased to get back in (just) under 3:35.  Great course, great conditions - pity I was not fit enough to run a PB... maybe next year!?!! Unaffiliated 3:20:21 3:34:52 3:34:52 57.22
Runningmachine PB race Wadhurst Runners 3:22:53 3:28:53 3:28:53 68.05
sango I am excited and pleased with my first effort at this distance!What fantastic support all the way around the excellent course (I have to try that one again one day) also priviledge to be in the fastest marathon run by a human being Hercules Wimbledon AC 2:54:08 3:00:07 3:00:07 69.08
SarahL Not sure if I'll get my predicated time, but that's what I'm aiming for!!!!!  Gotta have a goal eh!? *** UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE *** All was spot on until 38km.  I was happily running my 5 min 40 sec / km.  Then someone went and built a massive concrete FERC 3:35:41 4:06:24 3:59:59 4:06:24 54.96
Simbo35 Unaffiliated 4:43:08 4:43:08 5:12:00 4:43:08 43.54
sloth Unaffiliated 3:44:53 4:01:22 3:59:59 4:01:22 52.06
Superwoman Spa Striders RC 3:16:55 3:42:42 3:42:42 60.81
TZ 100 Marathon Club, Winchester & District AC 2:39:36 3:09:09 3:29:21 59.02
warrior went for it from the beginning, ran 1st 10k in 33.33, half way point at 1hr 33 then slowed poorly, finished in 3.22.39. still a personal best, so still chuffed. Orpington Road Runners 3:22:39 3:22:39 3:20:00 3:22:39 61.16
wizlyn 37th woman. 3 min positive split - all in last 2km when wheels came off and had to run/walk last stretch to stave off cramp. Serpentine RC 2:56:34 2:56:34 2:56:34 76.69

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