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Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon

Sat July 5 2008 Listed by Babbit
39 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Babbit Northbrook AC 1:40:18 1:42:55 1:51:02 59.31
biggest nose Wrekin Road Runners 2:12:00 2:25:36 2:39:44 42.51
Biking badger Aldridge RC 1:35:56 1:38:14 1:43:48 56.70
Booster Sneyd Striders RC 1:48:49 1:48:49 1:55:00 1:59:00 52.04
Dawn_thats _me Stourbridge RC 1:49:47 1:49:47 2:09:00 50.64
daz g Unaffiliated 1:22:04 1:22:04 1:27:22 69.19
dbtw Wrekin Road Runners 1:41:35 1:44:00 2:00:00 1:54:00 51.21
gavine1976 Real Buzz RC 1:34:42 1:35:40 1:41:16 57.66
Gudders Unaffiliated 1:55:39 2:12:15 2:20:55 47.87
halfo09 Unaffiliated 1:25:08 1:27:54 1:33:32 62.43
hottubalci Wrekin Road Runners 1:50:10 1:50:10 1:57:02 50.02
jo_21 Unaffiliated 1:52:08 1:52:08 2:02:44 53.49
Jogging Jon Found race hard going. 100 Marathon Club, Wrekin Road Runners 1:45:05 1:57:21 2:06:54 48.40
jon1 Unaffiliated 1:27:38 1:27:38 1:39:16 59.11
Jules B Unaffiliated 1:52:10 1:52:10 2:01:49 53.58
Malibu Northbrook AC 1:32:59 1:38:44 1:38:45 61.22
man,slow Did better tan expected, nice little trot along the towpaths of the midlands catching a few rays on the way, and a few well deserved ciders after, may even do it again next year! Stourbridge RC, Black Country Triathletes 1:20:37 1:20:37 1:35:00 1:32:50 62.89
Miserable Bleeder 100 Marathon Club, Wrekin Road Runners 2:23:00 2:26:44 2:48:00 35.17
MrsJJ Wrekin Road Runners 1:51:44 1:57:54 2:01:35 55.85
ndellar Fell over down the bridge at 12.5 miles, but pleased with my time - running been a bit disrupted so did a lot better than I thought Spa Striders RC 1:48:40 2:13:20 2:40:00 2:30:23 43.40
paulcoz Northbrook AC 1:39:44 1:41:19 1:55:00 1:53:01 52.80
philparry Unaffiliated 1:54:00 1:54:00 2:05:00 1:54:00 51.21
Pinchi Wolverhampton & Bilston AC, Midland Masters A C 1:20:58 1:28:45 1:31:10 66.82
Ronners Unaffiliated 1:41:41 1:46:49 1:47:06 54.51
Seb09 My prediction was 1:45 but didnt feel that i would be that close to it.Previous half was 1:59:56 so 19 mins PB, cant be all that bad.My thinking going round was 8 min mile and i should be ok, then when i got to mile 9 i was struggling ,the heat was killing me.From mile 7 i was on my own till the finish, passed a few runners but none were up for chatting. I was in need of something to take my mind off the running.Should have took my mp3 in hindsight.
Water stops where frequent and all went well, had a toilet stop at 7 mile but only a few seconds.Wore headband to stop the sweat going in my eyes and it worked.Mile 12 had nothing left, just kept thinking run strong and so i did.Came 66/488.








and by this timre no one was up for chatting Unaffiliated 1:40:47 1:40:47 1:45:00 1:40:47 57.93
shandyman My first 1/2!! loved it and will be back next year. Unaffiliated 1:57:08 2:07:00 2:30:00 2:07:00 46.10
Siggers Sorry guys, just didn't feel right, thought it was going to be nice and flat but there was tons of bridges over connecting canals, and although they are only about 20 feet high they are quite steep, the further into the run we got the quicker they seemed to appear. I think Congleton will be a better shot at the sub 1:40! North Staffs Road Runners 1:26:00 1:34:48 1:39:59 1:46:02 56.28
Slowly But Shirley Apologies to those who lost their bets on me - am not a safe bet at the moment, too many races going on so overtraining and slowing down!  I should never do 2 Halfs in 2 weeks, my legs were a bit leaden still!  I enjoyed this but found it surprisingly harder going than expected for a predominantly flat route - maybe due to the strong headwind all the way and the heat.
Am just going to update my race notes now to copy and paste 'please do not bet' against most of my races!!  Sorry again!! MK Lakeside Runners 2:03:00 2:03:00 2:23:53 46.88
Spotty Dog Newport & District RC, Newport Shropshire Cycling Club 1:45:54 1:49:01 2:00:00 1:57:12 49.82
Stokesey Newport & District RC 2:08:24 2:08:24 2:15:00 2:12:06 51.56
Stringer Unaffiliated 1:56:53 1:56:53 1:50:00 1:56:53 51.05
The Legendary Chin 29/496 Team Green, Tividale Trotters 1:25:30 1:25:34 1:40:00 1:35:46 63.61
thesteadygroove Northbrook AC, Fell Runners Association 1:29:18 1:33:56 1:36:20 60.91
Turkhish Harder than I expected with the seemingly endless canal bridges and the hot weather - I actually got sun burnt! glad to finish as I faded badly from around 11 miles. Unaffiliated 1:44:22 1:48:00 1:50:00 1:52:09 53.90
venkman Unaffiliated 1:52:08 1:52:08 2:02:44 53.49
vickster Unaffiliated 2:00:17 2:00:17 2:19:06 47.51
Wally Quite a tough race as I started in a wave that was too fast for me and so ended up running the whole way on my own pretty much.  Quite pleased overall considering the wind, heat and bridges! Stourbridge RC 1:21:10 1:28:39 1:35:00 1:34:05 62.05
WOBBLYLEGS1965 Dudley Kingswinford RC, Wolverhampton & Bilston AC 1:33:39 1:48:45 1:51:29 54.64
Yeti Sorry to those who bet! Hard going today, decided to just plod it rather than try and beat PB (aka my only other time at this distance). Bridges were OK to start but became a chore towards the end. Bournville Harriers 2:06:07 2:13:52 2:15:00 2:23:53 45.36

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