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Bristol Half Marathon

Sun September 9 2007 Listed by Qwerty
74 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
_Pre_ On for a 2:25 until cramp on mile 10.
UKnetrunner 2:50:16 2:50:16 3:00:00 2:50:16 34.33
adamd100 Unaffiliated 1:35:00 1:35:00 1:35:00 0.00
ascnjones Unaffiliated 1:29:46 1:47:00 1:47:00 54.56
B Rubble Not happy with this. Should have been quicker, was well on for a good time up to 10 miles and then I faded away. No good reasons, I was cr@p. Dursley Running Club 1:25:12 1:29:55 1:31:33 66.54
Bear Foot Idea conditions.  Ran sub 80min pace for first 10 miles then slowed on the last 3 miles (cobbles and undulations).  Raced very hard and just got under 81.  Finished inside top 100.  Result!!
Great Western Runners 1:20:56 1:20:56 1:21:00 1:20:56 72.14
Bennifer Sorry to those who bet.  Didin't race hard due to foot niggle and not wanting to be injured before the marathon. Unaffiliated 1:55:55 2:01:11 2:02:08 53.62
bitstrange Felt good until the pebbly bit around Queens Square. That was quite painful and really had to slow down. Before then, I was well on target for a sub-2hour HM, so I was disappointed with the ending... Never mind, maybe next time... Unaffiliated 2:08:03 2:08:03 2:08:03 50.92
Blonde Unaffiliated 1:36:53 1:36:53 1:45:00 1:40:48 57.92
Boss Congested first mile, but hit a good pace along the Portway.  Through 8 miles in ~57mins.  Slowed considerable 8-10 miles, hated the cobbles around Queens Square, but finished ok and beat Elvis and the Banana. Unaffiliated 1:28:32 1:36:25 1:36:25 62.27
brett1959 Chepstow Harriers 1:54:19 1:54:19 1:56:48 1:54:19 55.54
Butz FERC 1:34:51 1:38:54 1:43:30 58.00
CaptainDad Finished in 2273rd place. remember it was a hot day Unaffiliated 1:33:56 1:47:22 1:47:22 54.38
Chazzee Struggled a bit, still suffering from a bad cold, but time better than expected. Serpentine RC, Westbury Harriers 1:23:18 1:26:38 1:30:00 1:27:30 66.72
chopper1883 Unaffiliated 1:49:48 1:53:22 1:53:22 51.50
Cliffrunner Nailsea RC 1:35:47 1:47:02 1:47:02 59.32
CPMINAS Hogweed Trotters 2:36:44 2:36:44 2:50:00 3:03:07 33.54
crazygal I'm ready!!  Barring picking up an injury this week I should get a PB - the last half marathon I did was the Wyre Forest (v.hilly and muddy).  Bet away ... UPDATE: Last 3 miles were very tough.  Garmin went beserk and registered 3800ft of climbing due to Avon Gorge and city centre.  And another thing, where was my Mars Bar eh?!.  Beat the PB but clearly started in totally the wrong group as my gun position was 3849 but chip position was 3235 and I was overtaking the whole way round. Malvern Joggers 1:54:03 1:54:03 1:51:00 1:54:03 57.17
devonlol Southwest Roadrunners 1:47:48 1:52:21 1:57:23 52.75
downsrunner Great Western Runners 1:38:09 1:38:12 1:38:12 69.99
Dr Swing Unaffiliated 2:03:14 2:03:14 2:03:14 55.94
Exmoor Runner good race but a bit congested at the start Minehead RC 1:24:19 1:31:40 1:35:00 1:31:40 65.95
Frazbo Unaffiliated 2:01:28 0 0.00
grumpyconnemara Would be happy with something between 2 and 2:15. The closer to 2 the better! 
UPDATE: not feeling prepared at all ... sorry everyone who's bet, i think you may be disappointed. But I'll give it my best shot, anyway.   Maybe 2:25 is more realistic....

woo-hooo!! Not as quick as I would have liked, but given lack of training, I am DELIGHTED!! and I really enjoyed it, too! Womens Running Network 2:05:07 2:14:02 2:15:00 2:14:02 48.64
H2O Macclesfield Harriers & AC 1:49:56 1:52:40 1:52:40 60.27
Hanx Clevedon AC 1:21:01 1:25:04 1:25:04 68.63
HarkTheHeraldAngels ♫Synge♫ Westbury Harriers 1:29:59 2:03:14 2:03:14 50.25
Harv Unaffiliated 2:01:20 2:12:04 2:24:00 2:12:04 50.26
Heavyweight Nailed on PB - or at least stuck on with very strong sellotape. **Update** Small PB but thought I would do a lot better.  Met & was overtaken by a friendly fellow fetch between 5 & 6 miles (didn't catch his name), he then zipped off at about warp factor 3 - or so it seemed to me!! UKnetrunner 1:41:41 1:51:20 1:45:00 1:51:20 56.09
Hendo Forecast looks like HOT, therefore I have zero chance of a PB because I really can't run in the heat.  If it's cool enough I will be going for it though. **UPDATE** Over 4 mins PB, unofficial time, not sure my Garmin time is right! Report to follow :) FERC 1:37:52 1:39:24 1:50:00 1:42:09 57.22
heronomous Unaffiliated 1:56:29 2:13:00 2:10:00 2:13:00 49.36
Impossible is Nothing Bit of a cold with a week to go, but that should be OK.  PBs for 5k, 8k, 10k in last few weeks should finally be a good half-marathon if I don't stuff it up again.  Might be hot according to forecast so may settle for 1:27. **UPDATE**  A great race - everything came right and I ran comfortably much faster than I had been hoping for.  Can't believe I ran so fast (for me!)!  5580 betting points were a great motivation - thanks all.  Weather nice and cool and cloudy, course pretty flat, hydration etc worked well.  Race was poorly oragnised in my opinion, but maybe they struggle with the size of it.  Result 134th out of 8433 (chip position). Westbury Harriers 1:22:25 1:22:25 1:25:00 1:23:03 70.87
Justonemorehill Mumbles Milers 1:51:38 1:56:39 2:01:17 54.99
Karmus Westbury Harriers 2:00:30 2:09:43 2:09:43 45.01
Kingdora Unaffiliated 1:46:00 1:46:00 1:45:00 0.00
lazza Bitton Road Runners 1:23:40 1:23:40 1:26:00 1:23:40 69.97
LukeStur Training is going OK - could maybe have done with some more long runs, but should manage sub- 1h 25m quite comfortably. Definitely under 1h 30m so worth a punt!

UPDATE:
Massive PB - thanks to all you punters (6400 points worth).
Paced the race perfectly with a good finish to get within 1 sec of my target time!
Fortunately not too hot in the morning TeamBath AC 1:14:43 1:22:31 1:25:00 1:22:31 71.11
madmike Ran after ITB problem which hit me at about 11 miles.  Considering all time was a result. Unaffiliated 1:30:45 1:36:59 1:36:59 68.36
Maj Favourite race so far (-: Bogs of Somerset 2:07:18 2:07:18 3:00:00 2:07:18 51.27
makkem Legs felt really tired at 8 miles.
Managed to keep going by walking through the feed stations.
However thought a goody bag containing nothing but a tin of soup would be ideal to habd to at the end of a Half Marathon should be shot! Barnet & District AC, Westbury Harriers 1:19:12 1:57:52 1:51:10 2:02:39 51.77
MammaStrong Unaffiliated 2:02:59 2:02:59 2:02:59 53.55
Markonline99 Westbury Harriers 1:23:49 1:31:41 1:32:12 67.16
Merlot cat Poole Runners 1:45:35 1:45:35 1:45:35 55.45
morganpeet Unaffiliated 1:49:01 2:08:17 2:08:17 51.99
Mouse. Treated as a training run so ran to heart rate - kept under 150 all the way around until the end when I put a bit of effort into it. BADtri, Pirate Ship Of Fools 2:03:48 2:22:39 2:29:52 43.70
MrsBear Marlborough Running Club 1:56:17 2:09:37 2:09:37 52.39
Nifty Unaffiliated 1:34:46 1:39:06 1:51:37 53.17
Pathtower TeamBath AC 1:31:12 1:39:10 1:39:10 59.03
Penelope Pitstop Weston AC 1:47:49 2:08:07 2:08:07 52.34
phil5477 Looe Pioneers 1:40:43 2:02:50 2:00:00 2:02:50 47.53
potato went really well, thought my knee wouold play up but if was fine. Unaffiliated 1:58:10 2:04:44 2:15:00 2:04:44 52.27
QubixTech Had injured my calf muscle two weeks before and it 'popped' on the first mile, struggled through to the end though!! Unaffiliated 1:31:38 1:31:38 1:38:39 59.18
Qwerty My first half, chuffed to bits with the time as I was anticipating 2.30.  Glanced at my watch at 2.18ish  as the finish came properly into view and figured that a good sprint might get me home in under 2.20 - which it did!!  Don't think I've EVER run as fast as that last part - don't know where it came from, but I'm over the moon :-)  

But soup...what was that about?  I really wanted to trail that back to the park & ride, didn't I! Unaffiliated 2:10:10 2:19:31 2:30:00 2:19:31 48.35
Rippy I wanted to stop within the first 0.1 mile and still had 13M to go - a symptom of overtraining????

Cobble stones most annoying, bad blisters by mile 10

It just wasn't to be on this day.  Hopefully I'll get things working by Cardiff :-) Tavistock AC 1:14:05 1:16:17 1:13:40 1:16:17 76.53
Rock Steady Seaford Striders RC 1:53:11 1:58:10 2:03:13 52.88
Running Caz Was pleased with time as I haven't ran that distance in a road race situation for ages. (Shipton and Race the Train both stop/start). Disappointed with event. Nowhere near the atmosphere there used to be. Wont do this again i don't think. Cobra RC 1:36:29 1:46:50 1:50:00 1:51:50 58.56
Seagrave Be warned potential betters this could go horrible wrong!

Sorry to everybody who lost their race credits!! It was all going good until mile 10 and then I lost it. Maybe next week... Birmingham Running, Athletics, & Triathlon Club (BRAT) 1:28:36 1:42:26 1:40:00 1:44:07 56.07
Seejay1 Southville Running Club 1:47:53 2:14:51 2:14:51 50.51
sharkster First race. Unaffiliated 1:39:31 1:42:01 1:45:00 1:42:01 57.69
Shufflepuck Café Unaffiliated 1:32:21 1:41:34 1:41:34 57.48
Silent Night Runner Unaffiliated 1:18:32 1:24:04 1:24:19 71.69
Slosher Hogweed Trotters 1:38:03 1:47:45 1:54:17 51.09
steeevooo First half-marathon Unaffiliated 2:01:44 2:08:19 2:15:00 2:08:19 45.50
Steven Unaffiliated 1:23:38 1:32:34 1:30:00 1:33:10 62.67
Tarmac Runner Cobra RC 1:32:09 1:35:21 1:42:00 58.19
the vicious chicken Unaffiliated 2:07:07 2:14:09 2:14:09 48.60
thetallrunner Unaffiliated 1:29:53 1:38:57 1:38:57 60.31
tired_jim Reading Roadrunners 1:42:57 2:12:53 2:12:53 44.05
tjrunning Time per my watch, waiting for Chip time to be comfirmed on website Unaffiliated 1:37:26 1:40:51 1:45:00 1:40:51 60.40
ToBaldlyGo A good PB so Im very pleased. Good organization, improved route and coolish weather for most of the race. Weston AC 2:02:08 2:10:35 2:10:35 51.23
treetop Unaffiliated 1:44:53 1:58:24 1:58:24 50.70
Unicorn Comfortable. Getting faster in later miles. Clevedon AC 1:11:13 1:29:05 1:30:00 1:29:05 70.09
WestCountryLad Dulwich Park Runners 1:29:48 1:42:00 1:42:00 57.24
WineRunner52 Road Runners Club 1:29:23 1:45:55 1:54:04 59.71
Zoom Really enjoyed this half. My aim was to knock a couple fo minutes off my pb, but managed 3mins off. Chepstow Harriers 1:55:49 1:56:50 2:06:00 2:05:20 53.21

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