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Brass Monkey Half Marathon

Sun January 21 2007
37 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
beders well pleased with a new PB of 1.42.38, 32 seconds off my previous best. Still the wrong side of 1.40 but moving in the right direction, well happy for an old man !!! Ilkley Harriers AC 1:42:38 1:42:38 1:42:38 62.93
blimeythatsbendy PB'd last year but ran dreadfully - far too fast at the beginning (1st mile 5.30). Aiming for 1.25 or less but very weather dependent at this time of year, especially in the wettest part of England's floodiest city!

After the event - much better this year. I managed 6.15 pace all the way round and even had a bit left for the charge home. Immaculately organised as usual and even the weather was (relatively) kind. Stockport Harriers & AC 1:22:38 1:22:38 1:24:59 1:22:38 71.01
davelord Trawden AC 1:19:19 1:19:31 1:19:31 78.53
Drifter another 90 secs off my pb, but had a bad time of it over Xmas/New Year so more to come! Driffield Striders 1:19:54 1:23:56 1:24:00 1:23:56 73.17
eL Bee! Will see how the training is going before I commit to that time
But I really need to be running that kind of pace
Watch this space....
Fantastic run today 
kept HR at 177-179 for the first 12... and pushed a bit in the last mile
and found a sprint to hold off a Cruise Missile who WASN'T  catching me
Really pleased with that 
:o) Cumberland AC 1:25:32 1:26:27 1:26:27 69.44
flanker superb race in all aspects.  And over 6 mins knocked off the PB.   Sub 1:40 next year pls.  Todmorden Harriers & AC, Trail Running Association, Fell Runners Association, LDWA 1:34:49 1:43:38 1:48:00 1:43:38 56.79
FRU (KeepTheFaith) Goyt Valley Striders 2:01:31 2:07:00 2:07:00 52.80
giggsy Everythying looked good until mile six when the wind coming off the airfield took it out of me.  Managed to hang on though even had abit of a sprint left at the end and looking back pace was consistent aroiund the 6:30 mark apart from that 6th mile!  Missed out on a PB by 7 or 8 seconds but not disappointed to be honest I'll be back next year! Congratulations to the organisers on a great race and the use of great facilities - first time my wife hasn't minded sitting around for an hour and a half 'cos she was inside with a cup of tea! Kimberworth Striders RC 1:17:05 1:25:46 1:27:00 1:25:46 68.15
Haggis Blimey, where did that come from?

Good run, excellent conditions.

Didn't just whip last years time by nearly 8 mins, but also got a new lifetime PB, previously 1:44:43 at Chester in '95, so well pleased.

Av HR 153, max 185.  Av pace 7:44 Forfar Road Runners 1:42:48 1:42:48 1:47:00 1:42:48 62.29
Hoppo Really tough, very cold wind, set off far to fast. I know i said would do my pb if it kills me, well i didn't and it killed me! At home now can't stop shivering and being sick! At 10 mile was 2 min up on by pb but last 3 miles was a killer, walked alot. Thanks to Santababy ( i think ) who tried to help me home at finish but i told her to go as could see was holding her back. Well done to everyone who got pb today and sorry to thoose that bet on me. Rodillian Runners 1:55:27 2:03:31 1:58:00 2:03:31 47.32
jacko well pleased with run didnt start too fast even pace all way around got bad stitch at 8/9 mile point which slowed me down a little but recovered 6 1/2 mins inside pb Beverley AC 1:21:21 1:22:33 1:37:00 1:30:27 67.35
justphil My first half-marathon for years. This has always been a fast course and as it was my first race of the year before starting  my marathon training.  I was pleased to get close to 90 minutes.This race is a  good start to your years racing and a chance to finally brush off the Christmas and New Year cobwebs. Nidd Valley Road Runners 1:24:47 1:30:20 1:40:00 1:30:20 70.89
K9 Heaton Harriers & AC 1:33:08 1:34:58 1:34:58 69.34
Lisrun Windy, so time much slower than last year 100 Marathon Club, Elvet Striders, North East Marathon Club 1:42:36 1:48:01 1:48:01 63.05
MattyD Unaffiliated 1:46:29 1:46:29 1:47:14 54.59
Missy Unaffiliated 2:10:03 0 0.00
MreLBee! Will see how the training is going before I commit to that time
But I really need to be running that kind of pace
Watch this space....
Fantastic run today 
kept HR at 177-179 for the first 12... and pushed a bit in the last mile
and found a sprint to hold off a Cruise Missile who WASN'T  catching me
Really pleased with that 
:o) Unaffiliated 1:26:27 1:26:27 1:26:27 69.44
mullacaboo Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers 1:08:50 1:08:50 1:08:50 85.54
Mushroom Ran this in 2005 - a cold and foggy day! If my new baby lets me out of the house in the autumn then I hope to improve on my previous time here (2:03). * Update* - actual race in 1:57:45 - the baby was kind to me..! Vegetarian Cycling & AC 1:48:15 1:55:00 2:00:00 1:57:45 50.17
Northern Exile 
Was really looking forward to this race, however it all sort of went wrong the day before and I didn't have quite the nice, relaxed build up to the event that I'd had in mind.    Splits were: 7.07/7.17/7.26/7.22/7.11/7.36/7.45/7.33/7.39/7.31/7.43/7.51 + 8.23 for the last 1.1.

2008 will be better North Leeds Fell Runners 1:38:25 1:38:27 1:38:00 1:38:27 63.43
northernslowcoach wooooohooooo!!!!!
just 13 mins off my pb by my watch - will update with official time but those who bet on me, thanks and use those credits well!  Set off quick and stayed quick til 11 miles when slowed slightly.  Fantastic race and so well organised and marshalled, I can see why it sells out so quick!  Lovely to meet some more fetchies too Unaffiliated 1:57:29 2:08:25 2:15:00 2:08:25 51.47
plodding hippo With aploogies yet again to those who bet on me
For those who dont know-i have been struggling for 4 weeks with a severe injury-and to be honest i am grateful to have got round at all 100 Marathon Club 1:56:30 2:13:49 2:17:35 49.35
Punkbilly Otley AC 1:44:23 1:54:36 1:55:00 1:54:36 52.75
Roaming Ron New Marske Harriers AC 1:46:05 1:46:05 1:46:05 72.05
Rob Wasn't expecting much as I haven't done enough mileage since the GNR. However pleasently suprised as I managed to average roughly 08:30 minute miling all the way (I think). Very flat and fast course, well marshalled and overall well organised. Very lucky with the weather, based on the past week, wasn't brave enough to forego the tracksters and long sleeves though! Ripon Runners 1:53:51 1:53:51 1:53:51 51.69
santababy a return (if i get in that is) to my 1st ever 1/2 mrathon :o) Harmeny AC 1:38:22 1:54:39 2:00:00 2:03:17 53.84
shannon nice even paced run in good calm and cool conditions.  very flat.  a bit more pace than of late but still a bit sluggish.  a shame there was no food at the end, unless I missed it.  Garscube Harriers 1:24:36 1:30:46 1:30:46 64.32
shortnginger - runningfrommybelly so chuffed new pb today worked very hard for this and feel like the cat that got the cream!! Nidd Valley Road Runners 1:47:07 1:47:07 1:50:00 1:48:18 53.91
Sodahead Weather OK, experienced rain, hail, sleet and snow on the way down so delighted that it stayed dry throughout the race.

Spoke to a few running colleagues on the start line and off we went.

Mile 1; 6.00 a sensible start and running with fellow 76 min target runner.
Mile 2; 5.48 still sensible and passing runners that had started to fast
Mile 3; 5.53 mate was breaking the wind and there was a small posse following us
Mile 4; 5.55 still steady away and working our way back to some runners in front
Mile 5; 5.35 possibly short but we catch the target runners
Mile 6; 5.54 an MV50 takes up the lead and we all tuck in running into the wind
Mile 7; 5.59 in the last mile I have gone backwards in our running group. Mate takes up the chase with the MV50 and one of my local running competitors from Billingham tries to pull me along.
Mile 8; 5.53 but I am loosing touch with the group of runners, legs feel very tired already :o(
Mile 9; 6.00 just getting slower and slower
Mile 10; 5.55 still trying but making no impact
Mile 11; 6.07 1st of the humps that you don’t notice on the outward run, I get passed by one runner
Mile 12; 6.05 legs are shot and I get passed by two more runners
Mile 13.1; 6.38 legs spent and shaking my head.

Nice to chat with Hippo just after she finished her run. Bumped into Vrap and Elbee – well run guy’s.

It just was not going to happen today. Too many bits with niggles, body not quite tickettyboo, carrying to much body weight etc etc etc.

Finishing position 20th in a time of 77.44 – disappointing. On the up side I did manage to collect the 1st V45 prize for my efforts and my club mate who I brought down PB’ed by almost 3 minutes so it was a  happy drive back to Teesside.
Loftus & Whitby AC 1:16:17 1:17:44 1:16:00 1:17:44 81.00
Stepford Wife Amazingly organised race - Knavesmire do it so well. Shame it wasn't my day for running. 11 mins slower than last year. It really is a boring course though. Fell Runners Association 2:26:24 2:26:24 2:26:24 44.84
sue c Rothwell & District Harriers 1:34:09 1:38:49 1:38:49 66.44
Swaledale Pete Swaledale Road Runners 1:41:20 0 0.00
Tinywhitevan Beat previous PB by 22 minutes, so pleased with that! Found last 3 miles tough though, and walked a couple of times. I went off too fast at start. I must be more disciplined! Ackworth Road Runners & a.c., Go Veggie 1:57:04 2:06:41 2:06:41 51.69
trazza this will be my first half marathon!! god knows what time....
Enjoyed it! A little stiff at times, but fast pace. Know I have something to aim and work for now! Unaffiliated 1:37:49 1:40:12 1:50:00 1:40:12 65.36
Velociraptor This will be the first time I've run this popular race and I'm hoping it will be a PB course for me :o)  
I was very nervous beforehand, having invested a great deal psychologically in breaking through the 100 minute barrier here. The initial pace felt very comfortable and I decided to maintain that level of effort for 8 miles then increase the pace if I had enough in reserve. Ha! I had a slightly strugglesome patch between 8 and 12 miles and am pleased only to have slowed by 10-15s/mile. 
Lovely course (as far as I could see, having forgotten to pack contact lenses), beautifully-organised race, perfect weather, and I was race-fit, so this is an accurate assessment of my current half-marathon fitness. I'm happy to sit on this PB until the autumn. 
Congratulations to the many, many other Fetchies who got PBs :o) Cumberland AC, FERC 1:37:44 1:37:44 1:39:30 1:37:44 69.98
XB Will go out looking for sub 1:50 but expect will be closer to 1:55. Bet at your peril.
Tee hee. My time form line to line was 1:49:46 a PB. Perfect conditions and perfect pacing worked for a negative split. The official time will be around 1:50:09 still a PB so I'm claiming that time. FERC 1:46:39 1:49:46 1:55:00 1:49:46 56.89
Yorkshire Pie A rough guess at the clock time as I staggered past it, my watch said 1:49:07.  I really surprised myself with this run, I felt like I'd been training well and might just about sneak out a PB, but I didn't expect to cut 5 minutes off it or go under 1:50.  Not that I'm complaining, obviously! Unaffiliated 1:40:11 1:43:04 1:55:00 1:49:20 59.63

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