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BUPA London 10,000

Mon May 26 2008 Listed by Siamese Pete
109 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
-caz- I was hoping to chase a PB at this event, something I've never trained 'seriously' for but aim to dip under 45min.  The nearest I got to rediscovering my teenage 10k form was in 1999 when I managed 45.54 at the Perth 2 inches 10k.  Speed just isn't there but the weight is starting to come off, always a good sign.  Maybe later in the year !!! Unaffiliated 47:21 49:50 53:00 58:41 45.80
1step2far Unaffiliated 1:00:00 1:00:00 1:06:50 45.39
abdou Really sorry bettors - got to the start late and the crowds were too thick for the first 4-5k. Went through 2k in 12.30 rather than planned 8.00 and was never able to make it up. That was frustrating but otherwise the event was great - really good marshals etc despite the weather. Kent AC 37:04 39:29 38:59 42:10 63.36
agatha First 10k - first race! Eeep... Unaffiliated 52:44 52:44 59:55 55:59 54.18
aitchmac Stubbington Green Runners 55:36 55:36 55:56 53.26
auburnette YAY!!! 

163rd woman, 21st in my age category!!!

LOVED IT! Orpington Road Runners 47:30 48:42 52:00 49:57 60.73
Balisker poured with rain v congested 1st 5 km Unaffiliated 42:11 46:41 43:30 47:15 56.54
Battlecat More speedwork required. Dagenham 88 Runners 45:47 53:52 48:00 54:36 55.56
Beware Of The Fish Datchet Dashers 39:13 40:55 41:26 69.58
BigEvilC will do again nice course, PB, crowding not too bad , shame about the biblical weather Unaffiliated 40:47 40:47 42:34 41:44 68.53
bubble Worthing Striders 47:46 47:46 51:00 51:52 56.50
Buttercup Reading through other comments I realise I was very lucky to be in the first wave, so the crowding wasn't an issue. Didn't expect to get a pb with the number of people and the weather, so am well chuffed!
Really good organisation, medal nice too. Unaffiliated 45:12 46:43 48:00 46:43 65.09
Ceaser Unaffiliated 50:01 53:12 53:30 55:22 48.27
Cheeseman75 Bloody wet, but a good race. Will do it again Unaffiliated 44:40 45:39 52:00 50:36 52.88
Clatters Unaffiliated 44:02 45:42 45:42 60.22
cleanteeth Unaffiliated 51:03 53:27 53:27 58.43
comfortablynumb Been told I have to do it in one hour. 

Didn't do as I was told. Nightmare has to pee at 1st stop and wait for ages. Messed up the time. Well done Aunty T for running on your own and beating me by miles.
Unaffiliated 1:04:57 1:12:07 1:00:00 1:12:07 44.66
Cormorant What a great course, but what a pity you could just make out those landmarks through veils of rain - it only let up for a few minutes in the first half of the race. It was OK to run in, though worse for the marshalls and the people at drinks stations and giving out goody bags - so thanks to all of you. Had to retie laces three times in this one - they must have been Freudian laces. This is an event for next year too, I think. Cranleigh Tortoise & Hare Runners 44:56 48:03 48:00 49:14 61.54
Dagenham GOAT Dagenham 88 Runners 36:30 39:46 41:00 42:34 62.76
DanHan Unaffiliated 1:00:14 1:00:14 1:00:14 45.69
Dave B Unaffiliated 37:44 41:13 41:30 41:58 63.76
Deenzy Going to try to knock at least a minute off my first effort. Wimbledon Windmilers 39:27 40:19 41:30 42:16 64.36
DIY Diva 1460th / 195th in my category :-) Ranelagh Harriers, Vets AC 45:57 47:17 50:47 62.80
dog house A litle more running and a little less walking. Groin still very slowly improving, but know got pain on top of knee, think its all stress related to injury. Will rest now for 4 days! Unaffiliated 1:09:20 1:09:20 1:23:14 39.36
DomStevens UKnetrunner 47:32 47:48 49:00 48:01 55.66
Eastham75 Very wet and windy but good coarse and ran as well as i oul very pleased withmy time today. Dengie 100 Runners 39:40 49:04 48:00 49:04 60.72
elle Unaffiliated 58:03 58:03 58:03 52.79
FaeryImp Big race,loads of bods.Possibilities of getting stuck.....high.But looking forward to running through London,hope the asthma doesn't play up. Unaffiliated 59:16 59:56 1:15:00 1:01:30 51.85
Farby Well, it was a nice course, but shame about the weather!  I'm sure there would have been more support if the weather had been better - but what there was was good :-)  Shame that I felt awful the whole way round.  I really struggled to finish this, so I'm glad I got round in less than 70 minutes - even though the original target was 60... it'll come, I'm sure - but sorry to those who bet on me :-( Unaffiliated 1:02:56 1:09:11 1:00:00 1:09:11 43.85
fitzer Wet wet wet Unaffiliated 50:15 53:27 53:27 51.49
Footpad Oh my!! A new PB....... thanks to DIYDiva and her pacing! Now a sub 50 is on the cards!!!

Oh and this may have been WET!!! Unaffiliated 49:30 50:47 53:00 50:47 55.87
gavine1976 Real Buzz RC 40:59 43:36 45:01 59.37
GD FERC 39:47 45:32 45:00 46:50 57.38
genegenie Shocking weather but an equally shocking performance! My knee held up, my shins gave me no problems at all and I set a personal best! I can't quite believe it. Unaffiliated 55:55 1:04:57 1:05:00 1:04:57 41.20
Ghengis Redhill Distict Royal Mail AC, Striders of Croydon AC 41:35 46:02 46:02 60.67
gill_kj Unaffiliated 1:09:08 1:09:08 1:10:00 1:09:08 38.97
Ginger N Hoping to make this a sub 40min new PB Beckenham RC 36:05 36:15 39:59 38:03 70.21
grash Unaffiliated 41:57 48:10 48:10 62.98
Gymfreak Datchet Dashers 42:25 47:49 49:39 61.09
Hawky5 Unaffiliated 55:17 1:18:00 1:18:00 40.88
hgreav Unaffiliated 53:12 53:12 53:12 57.02
hillcrawler Unaffiliated 49:33 53:39 55:39 56.12
JamRuns Unaffiliated 58:55 58:55 58:55 51.49
jane_m VEGAN RUNNERS UK, Kings Heath Running Club 58:45 59:38 1:00:00 59:38 51.39
Jigger Unaffiliated 52:05 52:05 52:05 0.00
jogger47 Unaffiliated 0.00
John-James Roadhoggs Leicester AC 42:31 58:55 58:55 45.35
John66 If it's hot no chance of a pb
If it's not then it's a 50/50 Barnes Runners 58:44 59:52 1:05:00 59:52 47.02
jules67 Unaffiliated 49:02 49:02 51:56 60.51
julian hoare Unaffiliated 40:19 41:28 45:00 43:30 62.23
Jumpinglilac Weather was awful - wet, windy and cold. Who knew this was my perfect running weather? PB by over 2 mins!!! Unaffiliated 1:02:08 1:03:16 1:05:00 1:03:16 50.83
kaybear Wimbledon Windmilers 52:27 54:35 57:00 54:58 56.21
Kitbag Picked up a calf injury on Friday and ran this race on the Monday.  Unaffiliated 46:37 50:35 54:44 49.10
Kitty Serpentine RC 49:55 53:03 53:03 57.18
Lalu Unaffiliated 0.00
Lis81 Unaffiliated 59:42 1:00:30 1:00:41 49.99
Making_Tracks Looking for a steady 9:30 mile pace for this to bring me in under the 60 minute mark.

*EDIT*  Coo what a wet day!  Still a good romp around London with lots of other Fetchies. Quite pleased that my 10k pace is almost the same as my 5k pace.  Think that I'm going to have to stop being a slacker and up the speed on my intervals. Unaffiliated 52:53 59:14 59:59 59:14 53.84
man,slow Stourbridge RC, Black Country Triathletes 37:20 37:38 41:26 64.51
MartinCunningham So much better than the British 10k... 
Terrible weather for this first central London 10k race from FLM/Nova but despite long lay off since FLM I managed to run an evenly paced approx 4'30.0 per km and with a sprint to finish down The Mall.  Checked the results website and 1st 5k in 22'38 and 22'02 to finish (wind assisted on the return I think!)... Position overall 398th.... feel pretty good about that now. Southern Counties Veterans AC, Petts Wood Runners 38:46 44:31 43:00 44:40 64.54
MattTheRat Fairly biblical weather. Smooth start, 1st half harder than 2nd because of wind but lost focus around the city. A PB, but disappointed not to dip under 38 minutes. Dead even 5k splits. Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC 37:14 37:42 38:00 38:02 74.59
minardi FERC 55:10 58:58 1:00:00 1:00:03 54.56
Mrs GT Bedford Harriers AC 57:17 57:17 58:22 54.22
NLeather Unaffiliated 44:01 47:20 47:20 57.47
oceanspirit Unaffiliated 1:00:53 1:07:06 1:05:00 1:15:23 40.24
Palacebhoy South London Harriers 44:24 47:38 47:38 56.83
PeePee Unaffiliated 46:00 0.00
Peteb69 Enjoyed the race dispite the weather,started at the back of the red zone this cost me a good time, the first two km were my slowest. 100 Marathon Club, Serpentine RC 38:06 44:02 45:24 60.24
PhilMathe Ran this with Emma, at her pace. She did fantastically well. Unaffiliated 43:46 43:46 1:45:00 58:12 45.90
pirate first race after long injury will be pleased to get round.
looking forward too it,running round the streets of london traffic free
still not fully fit but got round in pouring rain Unaffiliated 39:26 44:41 45:00 44:41 64.52
Pneu Ran with Nige most of the way through the torrential rain and blowing gales.  We were hanging around in the freezing cold rain for a good hour before hand, just getting colder.  On a sunny day this would have been wondeful -great course, but in this weather it was just terrible.  'never really got going; thank good ness for Nigel's black bin bag it was the only thing standing between me and pneumonia.  Worst time I have probably ever done for a 10K, but also about 20 years since my last one! Pfleet Feet Running Club 42:05 45:31 44:00 45:31 60.46
Pompey Paul Chucked it down! Unaffiliated 46:47 56:06 56:06 50.98
Prettybubbles Unaffiliated 49:37 55:51 55:00 55:51 55.60
Puffing Billy Unaffiliated 49:24 49:24 49:57 60.14
Raph Minus1Kidney Headington RoadRunners, Southville Running Club 50:28 54:40 54:40 49.52
Rob Cotterill Unaffiliated 49:21 49:21 55:00 51:30 53.44
Robbo29963 Unaffiliated 1:00:00 1:08:52 1:10:00 1:08:52 46.69
Rog T Dorset Doddlers 37:07 51:00 51:53 51.58
runner duck was pacing cousin to 10mm Unaffiliated 51:04 51:04 1:02:00 1:02:00 51.43
runningtink Unaffiliated 1:06:15 1:24:38 1:24:38 35.85
Santiago Still Drunk from night before and pouring with rain!!!!! Unaffiliated 45:05 46:14 52:00 47:27 56.30
SarahBoots (Solitude_Fairy) Great race, but oh so very wet. Good organisation, good to meet Fetchies, only 30 seconds outside PB wearing no watch, no garmin, nothing. Did not want to! 
I enjoyed my little self anyway.  Yates was good afterwards. Coffee was much needed!! Unaffiliated 1:01:21 1:01:21 1:02:00 49.84
Schmunkee Swindon Harriers, Pirate Ship Of Fools 1:04:44 1:11:50 0.00
sebby Dudley Kingswinford RC 54:10 56:24 58:30 57:26 52.81
SG Up and Runners 1:03:03 1:03:03 1:03:03 48.16
SharonD Ranelagh Harriers, St. Mary's University College AC 48:27 55:10 55:10 55.37
sherryf Framlingham Flyers 1:06:07 1:06:07 1:00:00 1:06:07 46.97
Shred Betty Sooooo wet - soooooo cold! Lliswerry Runners 50:24 1:02:27 1:02:27 49.48
slackjo Unaffiliated 47:21 47:21 45:00 47:21 56.51
Sniss Unaffiliated 52:41 52:41 55:00 52:41 50.71
SpankyChan 1st charity fund raising run - am really looking forward to this
Sponsor me at http://www.justgiving.com/russellb-t Unaffiliated 1:01:36 1:01:36 1:00:00 1:02:00 44.39
spinkle Unaffiliated 1:20:52 1:34:00 1:38:39 30.97
Splodge21 Still pissed from night in Covent Garden's Punch & Judy Unaffiliated 50:41 50:41 50:41 53.96
Stokie I'm over the moon with this race as I thought it was top-notch all around despite the atrocious weather conditions. Hope they do it again next year.

Overall race position was 2132 and I managed a sprint finish and achieved my first ever negative split - well happy! Unaffiliated 52:04 52:04 58:00 53:38 50.28
Struggers68 Unaffiliated 51:08 59:19 59:19 46.40
stu8 Thetford AC 37:31 37:31 39:20 69.15
SUPERWOMAN63 I have felt lousy all week with a really bad cold and only started feeling brighter on saturday afternoon. Still wasn't sure if l was going to run this as hadn't run for several days. BUT l did and throughly enjoyed this run and so glad l got around the course. The weather was absolutely atrocious from start to finish, the marshalls were very supportive and the race was well organised . Unaffiliated 1:02:32 1:03:18 1:25:00 1:05:13 49.31
suze78 Dartford Road Runners 53:48 57:07 57:07 53.11
tazzzman Unaffiliated 45:30 48:47 49:39 54.79
teesh Crystal Palace Fun Runners 1:01:44 1:01:44 1:10:00 1:01:44 51.26
terrycook Serpentine RC 45:37 48:53 48:53 63.60
The Snail My first 10K - aaggh!!! Unaffiliated 1:09:02 1:09:02 1:15:00 1:09:02 44.39
TheBeetroot Unaffiliated 1:06:52 1:10:32 1:10:00 1:20:59 40.45
Tia Gonna jog it leisurely like with my OH :-) Lonely Goat RC 46:54 47:42 58:45 51.76
Tigerlily Travelling down from Dundee the day before.  Anyone recommend anywhere nice for us to go for eats?  Staying in Kings Cross...blimey.  Would love to break the 60 minute barrier but will enjoy the occasion no matter what.  UPDATE:  Utter crap.  Weather was dreadful and I was soaked through even before we started.  I thought I ran better than I had done of late but the figures say otherwise.  Only ray of sunshine was meeting Battlecat at the start line!  Sorry for not making the drinks at Yate's..I was cold, wet and miserable and just wanted to be on my train home.  Not one I want to do again.x Unaffiliated 55:00 1:01:30 1:05:00 1:02:49 49.19
Turkish_Albert Unaffiliated 44:33 49:35 49:59 51:07 52.27
Ultra Kanga Kazzaaaaah!! Rubbish weather.  Fab race.  Superb course.  Nowhere near as slow as I feared.  Now to defrost!!! 100 Marathon Club 50:20 52:46 52:46 60.94
Wabo I should be up to this? even below par I really should be ok, bet on myself
Have to say with the way I have been running lately, I am happy with todays run. gramin said 6.39 as well Eton Manor AC, Orion Harriers 54:35 54:35 57:00 56:20 60.84
WeebleNana Not my fastest, but glad I got under the hour, given the atrocious weather :-) York Knavesmire Harriers 49:18 56:08 59:59 59:53 53.25
youlooktired Unaffiliated 34:45 34:45 40:00 36:11 73.84

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  • On 2nd Jun 2008 at 2:30pm, The Snail wrote: My first ever 10k weather was apalling but i thorougly enjoyed it and ran it all without stopping - am well impressed with myself and looking forward to the Great Capital run in July.:)

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