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Bristol Half Marathon

Sun September 14 2008 Listed by Mikuro
128 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
*Anj* Disappointed :(  All going well for sub 2 until 10 miles then lost it in the last 3. Not strong enough.  Unaffiliated 1:54:57 1:59:38 1:55:00 2:01:01 54.61
1584cc Quantock Harriers 1:47:36 2:17:05 2:17:05 43.79
ActionCat Woop woop!  Wanted to get under 2 hours but had absolutely no idea if I would :)  The race itself was hard.  Way too warm for me and the last 4 miles were hell.  Partcilarly over the cobbles.  Stopped to walk while drinking a couple of times which I felt really helped.  Overall, very chuffed! Unaffiliated 1:58:48 1:58:48 1:58:48 54.94
Adam Miller Exmouth Harriers AAC 1:20:41 1:22:34 1:22:34 70.72
Azzer Unaffiliated 1:55:00 1:55:00 1:55:00 50.77
B Rubble Went pretty well.  Slowed a bit at 8 miles like last year but managed to pick it back up towards the end. PB by 33s. Dursley Running Club 1:25:12 1:27:30 1:28:29 69.41
BABOY Reading Roadrunners, Serpentine RC 1:20:14 1:21:55 1:21:00 1:21:55 71.29
Bear Foot Not a bad race.  Even paced and felt ok up till around 10 miles. Great Western Runners 1:20:56 1:21:57 1:23:25 69.99
beula24 Unaffiliated 2:23:00 2:23:00 2:23:00 45.59
Blonde Awful prep for this race, stopped and walked twice, thats a first for me, a bit embarrasing..... good lesson in better prep for Bath next year, also knee was bad from about 7 miles on.... Unaffiliated 1:36:53 1:37:10 1:43:27 56.44
Boss Lots of congestion early on [2 miles=14:30], but then hit steady pace until 10 miles [69:00].  Mile 11 was a disaster, but held on after that.  Pleased with the time. Unaffiliated 1:28:32 1:30:39 1:30:39 66.69
Boycie bit quicker than anticipated! Felt bloody strong on this one! Did as planned and ran nearly 12km at about 7..30/mile pace prior to the race. Start was steady due to traffic, but from 3 miles onwards, kept upping and upping the pace until the end!

Mile 1. 6.52/140bpm
Mile 2. 7.05/160bpm
Mile 3. 6.44/154bpm
Mile 4. 6.41/156bpm
Mile 5. 6.28/159bpm
Mile 6. 6.27/162bpm
Mile 7. 6.33/163bpm
Mile 8. 6.34/164bpm
Mile 9. 6.14/165bpm
Mile 10. 6.22/167bpm
Mile 11. 6.11/168bpm
Mile 12. 6.09/168bpm
Mile 13. 6.10/171bpm
Mile 13.1 0.50/175bpm (seemed a long 0.1 of a mile!!!)


Unaffiliated 1:17:40 1:22:26 1:27:30 1:25:28 68.32
breezey Unaffiliated 2:06:43 2:35:19 2:44:51 37.88
Butz After days(months?) training in wind and rain it turned out to be one of the sunniest days of the year...Got a PB though! :) FERC 1:34:51 1:37:11 1:40:00 1:38:23 61.44
captainbread had a terrible terrible race, felt like death when I got to Cumberland road. very disappointed with this one. Running 4 Women Club 1:59:23 2:30:00 2:10:00 2:30:00 43.47
CaptainDad finished 1835th place Unaffiliated 1:33:56 1:40:02 1:43:01 56.67
CHAPPER5 Springfield Striders RC, EC4 Amblers 1:23:39 1:29:45 1:32:00 1:29:45 65.58
Chazzee Serpentine RC, Westbury Harriers 1:23:18 1:25:09 1:25:09 68.57
Cherries Unaffiliated 2:02:31 2:16:02 2:16:02 48.05
chris palmer Bitton Road Runners 1:28:36 1:45:48 1:45:00 1:52:28 55.98
Cinnamon Want to try and beat 2 hours but would be happy with anything faster than 2.15mins - oh well - it was hot.  Found it tough going - will try again at Bath next year. Great Western Runners 2:15:00 2:23:00 2:15:00 2:23:00 47.17
controversial Clapham Chasers 1:12:46 1:19:16 1:21:14 72.07
Cookie001 Bristol & West AC 1:14:48 1:23:01 1:21:00 1:23:01 70.33
CPMINAS Hogweed Trotters 2:36:44 3:14:18 3:15:00 3:22:05 30.64
crazygal Malvern Joggers 1:54:03 1:56:38 0.00
Cris Garth Swindon Harriers 1:24:50 1:33:40 1:33:40 68.96
DannyP Unaffiliated 1:31:58 1:31:58 1:31:58 64.24
Demeer Unaffiliated 1:47:58 1:57:27 2:00:00 2:16:52 42.66
devonlol still struggling with hamstrings Southwest Roadrunners 1:47:48 1:52:08 1:55:00 1:59:17 52.35
discodave Chepstow Harriers 1:39:34 1:43:20 1:55:00 55.21
Dowse Was going really well until mile 9 when the temperature and the lack of distance training really started to show.  Ended up plodding alone for the last few miles throwing away what could have easily have been a 1:45.

Well organised start, lots of drinks stations and a hefty medal.  Only down side was the lack of atmosphere at the end of the race once you cross the finish line. Birmingham Running, Athletics, & Triathlon Club (BRAT) 1:28:08 1:49:09 1:57:00 1:49:38 53.25
duracell last longer Bristol & West AC 1:42:32 1:42:32 1:42:32 57.42
emmanicholls Unaffiliated 1:37:51 1:40:54 1:44:59 1:40:54 64.62
Exmoor Runner Minehead RC 1:24:19 1:28:33 1:29:30 1:28:33 68.79
flocky just had 2 weeks rest from a calf injury so not to unhappy with time swindon cripplers 1:27:56 1:34:22 1:38:32 60.56
FrancesT Unaffiliated 2:14:00 2:14:52 2:16:49 49.30
franciskieran Swindon Harriers 1:42:39 1:57:08 2:00:00 1:57:08 49.84
Gashead Unaffiliated 1:48:03 1:48:03 1:50:00 1:48:03 57.31
Ghengis Redhill Distict Royal Mail AC, Striders of Croydon AC 1:26:58 1:39:50 1:52:23 53.79
Gilly Tilly Unaffiliated 2:32:10 2:32:10 2:32:10 43.62
GRAFTER Quantock Harriers 1:24:03 1:35:42 1:35:42 69.90
gray Perfect conditions: still, warmish and a well run race in a great city. Oh, and a PB to boot - well timed, with NY just 7 weeks away. Could probably even have knocked a further second or two off if the road immediately after each of the Lucozade Sport drinks stations hadn't resembled the floor of a student's kitchen.....my favourite announcement from a race marshal: Cranleigh Tortoise & Hare Runners 1:50:59 1:50:59 1:56:59 0.00
H2O Macclesfield Harriers & AC 1:49:56 1:49:56 1:54:58 59.49
Hanx Clevedon AC 1:21:01 1:23:09 1:24:04 69.45
happyrunner1 Serpentine RC 1:44:11 1:44:11 1:44:11 69.99
HarkTheHeraldAngels ♫Synge♫ Westbury Harriers 1:29:59 1:42:37 1:42:37 60.85
Head Gone Southville Running Club 2:32:16 2:56:00 2:29:00 2:56:00 39.78
heronomous Unaffiliated 1:56:29 1:56:29 2:10:00 2:03:00 53.54
Hornet77 Unaffiliated 2:04:49 2:18:05 2:20:00 2:20:57 43.57
Isabel VEGAN RUNNERS UK 1:54:33 2:10:03 2:30:00 2:21:23 46.47
JBD Benfleet RC 1:39:06 1:46:14 1:46:14 56.90
Jim7 Gah, not very close to what I was aiming and no PB. I'll blame it being a bit hot and there being more annoyingly placed hills that Reading. TeamBath AC 1:14:04 1:19:09 1:16:30 1:19:27 73.48
Jo P Unaffiliated 1:45:36 1:53:26 1:53:26 60.77
joolzb Unaffiliated 3:03:00 3:03:00 3:03:00 32.17
julian hoare Unaffiliated 1:28:54 1:30:44 1:40:00 1:30:44 64.86
Justonemorehill Mumbles Milers 1:51:38 1:53:34 1:55:15 58.18
Karmus Westbury Harriers 2:00:30 2:00:30 2:04:38 46.84
Kenny_Boy Serpentine RC 1:32:48 1:55:56 1:55:56 50.96
kevf Unaffiliated 1:48:22 1:48:22 1:48:22 54.52
koplegend1963 Unaffiliated 2:00:43 2:17:39 2:21:00 44.29
LadyBee Hit 10 miles at 80 mins, but lack of training meant I crashed! Unaffiliated 1:45:40 2:01:27 2:01:27 53.68
madmike Well happy. 13.?? how many miles.Splits which were 6.52's for a sub 1:30 and I hit 6:50 but forgot about extra distance which Garmin said was 13.28 so just missed out.  Such is life.

Oh!! And well organised this year vast improvement. Unaffiliated 1:30:45 1:30:45 1:32:00 1:30:45 73.71
Maj Really love this race. Don't think I was fully trained for it and didn't help myself my drinking a load of water and getting stitch around mile 10 and having to walk for quite some time! Looking forward to getting a better time next year! Bogs of Somerset 2:07:18 2:20:33 2:10:00 2:20:33 46.51
makkem Aiming for a sub 2hrs finish. Which I didn't quite make. Heat & slight lack of training caught up with me. Walked/jogged the last 3 miles or so. Barnet & District AC, Westbury Harriers 1:19:12 2:02:05 2:02:26 52.30
Mal My knee was hurting by one mile, and I was practically on one leg at the end.  Should probably have pulled out before the end. Barnes Runners, Horsham Joggers 1:27:11 1:28:16 1:40:00 1:46:21 54.90
MammaStrong Unaffiliated 2:02:59 2:03:49 2:03:49 53.38
Marigold Stronger than I thought with a time of 74:13. Felt good all the way and when I realised I had a chance to beat first lady I was able to stick in a 5:18 for mile 13.

5:31 152bpm|
5:39 167bpm
5:35 165bpm
5:31 166bpm
5:39 168bpm
5:21 169bpm
5:37 169bpm
5:37 170bpm
5:33 169bpm
5:18 171bpm
0.35 at 5:13 pace 175bpm

Splits are Garmin based and are slightly too fast as it thinks I did 13.35m

Bournemouth AC 1:06:10 1:12:45 1:14:13 78.88
Markonline99 Ran this race at marathon pace as part of training for the Amsterdam marathon in Oct 08. Westbury Harriers 1:23:49 1:30:21 1:35:00 1:34:26 66.12
Markyslee Totley AC 1:25:34 1:25:48 1:20:00 1:38:59 58.98
MattT 551 of 9,700 Unaffiliated 1:27:04 1:31:28 1:31:28 63.90
MattTheRat Nice conditions, excellent course for 1st half, slowed down in latter stages. Decent performance. Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC 1:19:59 1:20:30 1:19:59 1:23:04 74.55
meandmydog Unaffiliated 1:34:48 1:44:04 1:44:04 57.03
moggers the race went so much better than I had hoped. i was going to be pleased with a sub 1:25 so sub 1:23 was fantastic :)
finish position 145 Unaffiliated 1:22:30 1:22:52 1:25:00 1:22:52 70.65
MrsBear Marlborough Running Club 1:56:17 2:16:20 2:16:20 50.17
mummybea Womens Running Network 2:36:46 2:36:46 2:36:46 41.69
mummyrunner Unaffiliated 1:52:00 1:52:00 1:59:00 54.81
Nailsea Plodder Chuffed to bits with my time. Wanted sub 2hrs but didnt expect that. Got boxed in for the first few miles, but managed to find some clear road. Really went off too quickly, and almost paid the price in the last mile, but very pleased. Unaffiliated 1:38:51 1:52:41 1:58:00 1:52:41 58.32
naticle Unaffiliated 2:17:23 2:17:23 2:22:31 45.95
Nifty Unaffiliated 1:34:46 1:43:02 1:48:25 55.04
Njord Wirral AC 1:17:30 1:20:05 1:20:05 73.77
norm1976 Hot, last few miles were very hard work, felt as if I was going backwards. Unaffiliated 1:34:33 1:52:58 1:50:30 1:52:58 51.69
Patch39 Unaffiliated 1:29:12 1:29:35 1:35:12 63.50
Paulcdad Unaffiliated 1:54:14 1:57:29 1:57:29 54.51
Penelope Pitstop Weston AC 1:47:49 1:58:28 2:02:00 2:04:20 54.25
phil5477 Looe Pioneers 1:40:43 2:33:24 2:30:00 2:33:24 38.06
potato was on track for a sub-1:55 half until about mile 8-9 then ran out of steam and had to slow down - more training needed to go faster over this distance! Unaffiliated 1:58:10 1:58:10 2:00:00 1:58:10 55.18
Puffing Bertie My worst time ever but i know why and i also know that over the next few monthes things will improve dramiticly. That being said i did enjoy it and would love to go back again and do a better time :-) Unaffiliated 1:58:06 2:05:00 2:28:00 46.58
puritongav Unaffiliated 1:49:09 1:49:09 2:00:00 1:49:09 54.38
Qwerty Took this at a very steady plod to make sure I got round.  Finished inside my target time & felt fine after.  Enjoyed this hugely despite many, many doubts about doing it :-) Unaffiliated 2:10:10 2:27:04 2:30:00 2:27:04 46.17
rainman Unaffiliated 1:47:04 1:47:04 1:53:00 1:47:04 56.46
richshelley took it easy knew wasn't at best Plymstock Road Runners 1:13:20 1:19:59 1:19:00 1:23:23 70.85
risotto My first HM.  Goal 1 is to finish.

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Very very pleased with that.  What a great day out!  Very warm today - must have been 20C.  Pedicures before and after by my wife meant that I had no foot injuries - just a touch of sunburn - in mid September!!!
Was really ready for it today - thanks to P and EPS for their support and encouragement.
I may treat myself to a new pair of shoes... Teignbridge Trotters 1:41:48 2:01:23 2:10:00 2:01:23 48.90
runningsnail Unaffiliated 2:01:32 2:01:32 2:01:32 50.95
Sam1979 Unaffiliated 1:34:17 1:34:17 1:30:00 1:34:17 69.15
SarahBoots (Solitude_Fairy) Unaffiliated 2:25:25 2:26:01 2:33:58 43.32
sbaggers Unaffiliated 1:22:43 1:22:43 1:24:36 69.01
Schmunkee Swindon Harriers, Pirate Ship Of Fools 2:33:12 0 0.00
SCOOBY1964 Unaffiliated 2:26:01 2:26:01 2:25:00 2:27:46 41.56
Seagrave Birmingham Running, Athletics, & Triathlon Club (BRAT) 1:28:36 1:46:14 1:46:19 54.91
Seejay1 Southville Running Club 1:47:53 2:01:07 1:59:00 2:04:42 55.11
Shilly Weston AC 2:16:16 2:16:16 2:16:16 45.07
Shufflepuck Café My goal was to beat 100 minutes but I was astonished to get a time of 92 minutes.

For this race I had a large spaghetti bolognese two nights before, and sausage and bread the night before with a couple of cans of guinness. Two and a half hours before the race I had two bits of toast and houmous, coffee and orange juice.

In the race my splits between 4 and 8 miles were consistently ahead of what I'd planned, and after 8 miles I felt strong and quickened the pace through to the end. Unaffiliated 1:32:21 1:32:21 1:39:00 1:32:21 63.22
Silent Night Runner Unaffiliated 1:18:32 1:22:39 1:22:39 73.71
Slam Dunc Good course, good pace ran Unaffiliated 2:12:34 2:12:34 2:12:34 44.09
Slosher Hogweed Trotters 1:38:03 1:43:57 1:43:57 56.16
sluggett Chepstow Harriers 2:04:03 2:04:03 2:00:00 2:10:55 55.97
smash Not the best preparation, up most of the night on Friday with a bad belly.  Saturday I tried to chill but ended up doing DIY.  Felt ok on sunday morning, but the illness must have taken a lot out of me as the race was awful.  Really bad, loads of walking.  Eventually finished in an official time of about 2:26:35, a PW.  Poo.
The first five miles or so were ok, a bit quicker than planned but not too strenuous.  I started to really struggle on the way back into town, ironically downhill.  I did stop briefly to get help for a fallen comrade.  By the time 9M came it had all ceased to be fun.  It was nice to speak to a couple of fetchies on the way round; apologies for the garbled conversations - I become vague when tired! 
The last three miles were hellish.  The hills did not help.  My back was killing me, my legs ached and I felt completely empty.  I tried to put a bit of a spurt on for the last mile, but ended up walking again.  And the finish was around a bend, so I couldn't see it untilI got to it.  Was really disappointed with my time, at 9M I was on for a 2:10 finish.  I dislike running today. Unaffiliated 2:04:53 2:11:43 2:20:00 2:26:35 44.49
sophlou Westbury Harriers 1:27:03 1:28:53 1:28:53 73.38
spd bristol No training but happy I finished it. Bitton Road Runners 1:31:00 1:51:00 1:51:00 52.66
SteveV Only a minute outside my PB so very happy considering the crap prep. Garmin  says i ran 13.37. Unaffiliated 1:19:01 1:44:50 1:49:59 1:46:00 55.08
StormProof Herumph! Did not believe in myself enough in first 5 miles. Played cathc-up for a bit then destroyed my right calf in the last mile. Also not happy that time is currently 3 mins off my Garmin time???? Southville Running Club, BADtri 2:04:54 2:25:22 2:15:00 2:25:22 46.71
SuperSooks Another minute off my PB, hooray!  Went off perhaps a bit too fast, got a stitch around 2-3 miles, but managed to banish it fully by concentrating on breathing properly.  Great organisation and I enjoyed the scenery along the gorge, though the bends, cobbles and undulations in the last few miles were less welcome ;-) Winchester & District AC 1:25:26 1:25:26 1:28:00 1:27:35 74.53
the vicious chicken Unaffiliated 2:07:07 2:19:09 2:19:09 46.86
theraithrover Enjoyed a good run, easily running a PB by about 8 mins. Conditions near perfect and I thought well organised. There were some people moaning about not being allowed in the 'wave 1' group (even though they were wearing 'wave 2' numbers) but for me it worked to my advantage. Lining up at the front of the second start allowed me to get away from any congestion which I would have no doubt faced had I been towards the back of the start of the first start. Event village full of great atmosphere - BATH HALF ORGANISERS I HOPE YOU WERE WATCHING! South West Veterans AC 1:33:28 1:42:20 1:50:00 1:42:20 65.37
thetallrunner After arriving back from San Fran on Saturday night! Unaffiliated 1:29:53 1:39:01 1:39:01 60.63
tjrunning Unaffiliated 1:37:26 1:39:59 1:42:00 1:39:59 61.43
ToBaldlyGo Better organization this year despite the late race packs. The weather got a bit hot for me, definitely struggling by the end Weston AC 2:02:08 2:03:54 2:15:43 49.73
towner Unaffiliated 1:56:57 1:56:57 1:56:57 50.52
Trevor T Unaffiliated 1:41:30 1:42:02 1:48:15 57.68
Ugaborouga Torbay Athletic Club and Torbay Tri Club 1:30:46 1:50:40 1:50:40 52.81
vanessa26.7 Unaffiliated 2:32:46 2:35:09 2:35:09 42.02
VickiG Unaffiliated 1:44:24 1:49:00 1:49:00 59.82
welshy76 My 1st 1/2 marathon - but have been knocking 20k off in training so fairly comfortable i can get round - but really want to go sub 2 hrs San Domenico RC 1:52:15 2:06:17 2:10:00 2:10:42 44.68
Westley Unaffiliated 1:25:28 1:29:45 1:30:34 64.46
WeV Died at 8 miles - was well on for a PB (probably going to quick and took on too many fluids). Stafford Harriers 1:32:58 1:53:02 1:50:00 1:57:00 49.90
WineRunner52 Road Runners Club 1:29:23 1:45:39 1:52:00 1:51:55 61.41
Wirzel Bristol Half Marathon; Brilliant Run, couldn't believe how easy the first 10 miles were, felt sure something was going to go wrong but it didn't, so I upped the pace for the last 3 and beat my target time by nearly 2 mins. Unaffiliated 1:34:30 1:34:52 1:38:00 1:36:04 63.41
wizlyn Not a great race for me - felt I could/should have done better. Last 3 miles were fastest of the whole race... started steady, fell asleep coming back down the portway, so slow 6-9 miles then picked up the pace to finish comfortably. Still placed well, so not that bad!do  think this is a bit slower as a course than reading, which is where I've set my PBs, so maybe shouldnt compare directly. Serpentine RC 1:22:42 1:22:42 1:23:46 77.86

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