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Cardiff Half Marathon

Sun October 19 2008 Listed by Schmunkee
101 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
ActionCat Unaffiliated 1:58:48 1:58:48 0.00
agc Unaffiliated 1:30:27 1:30:27 1:32:00 1:30:27 73.30
Alun Par Superstar Not as fast as i had hoped but i was happier with my overall race management and i had a fab day!!! Unaffiliated 1:44:31 1:52:26 1:50:00 1:52:26 52.35
amorts Unaffiliated 1:24:15 1:24:15 1:25:00 1:24:15 69.30
annadav Unaffiliated 1:48:21 1:50:38 1:54:50 1:50:38 65.46
Banksy Decided to run faster than the 2 hour pacemaker.  Took a drink at the last station to find him overtaking me.  Just didnt have the legs to catch him.  Oh well.  This was my first attempt at a half.  A lttle congested at times and not keen on the gravel or cobbles.  However, I feel that I will be entering it again next year.  Well done, Cardiff! Unaffiliated 2:01:09 2:01:09 2:00:00 2:01:09 49.90
barking FERC 2:23:54 2:27:58 2:42:04 40.23
Bear Foot Pretty accurate prediction then.  Not a bad race and happy with the result.  Finished 73rd / around 6000.  Went off at PB pace (6:10)  which was a little optimistic.  Kept it going till around 7 miles then started to fade a little.  Very fast course though, perfectly flat.  Maybe a couple of pounds  overweight from not reducing food and beer intake during taper but I wasn't coming close to 1.20 anyway.  Rush around getting there - had to go back as Adrian had forgotten his number and ended up feeling car sick before race after speedy drive in. Great Western Runners 1:20:56 1:21:57 1:22:00 1:21:57 71.24
Bod1 Unaffiliated 0 0 0.00
Butch Cassidy Unaffiliated 1:48:26 1:48:26 1:48:26 54.11
Butz Seemed to be really congested at some points of the race where the route got narrower but still managed a PB....Glad I didn't know about anyone betting on me beforehand though! :) FERC 1:34:51 1:37:11 1:37:11 62.20
Caracal Islwyn RC, Mynydd Du 1:28:01 1:28:24 1:28:24 66.58
catherine.strange Unaffiliated 2:27:59 2:42:43 2:42:43 40.07
Che dragon I'm looking forward to this, despite the twiddly route.  Have met all the targets I set for this year so running this one for fun.
Sorry about the credits.  Actually felt quite nervous the last couple of days and fighting a cold.  Set of too quick and didn't have it in me to carry that pace.  Disappointed I didn't pb (though 10 minutes quicker than last year). Penarth & Dinas Runners 1:33:42 1:35:18 1:35:00 1:35:40 69.30
chris palmer Bitton Road Runners 1:28:36 1:45:48 1:45:00 1:45:48 59.51
combe-boy Unaffiliated 1:38:41 1:53:45 1:53:45 53.99
controversial Race paced for RW, objective was 1.30.00 and ran in 1.29.30 Clapham Chasers 1:12:46 1:19:16 1:30:00 1:29:30 65.41
Cormorant A good event this. Handsome and spacious start area, although things were a bit chaotic after the finish as we were sent behind the barriers and into spectators to remove chips. Set off too fast and had a wobble at halfway. We seemed to spend lots of the second half of the race lapping the park and I could have done with more water stations but hey, this is the quickest I've run a half marathon for two and a half years, so I'm well pleased. Cranleigh Tortoise & Hare Runners 1:35:24 1:40:53 1:40:53 65.14
CPMINAS Hogweed Trotters 2:36:44 3:14:18 3:06:00 3:14:18 31.87
daniel the spaniel Unaffiliated 1:42:36 1:42:36 1:40:00 1:42:36 57.36
daz1927 Got to do it this time, after last years fecking disaster!
Met Contro right at start, and planned to stick with sub-1:30 pacer.  Very quickly I felt good, so decided to run my own race.  Glad I did my own thing, a significant PB, although I know I can go faster. :-) Village Vipers 1:26:29 1:28:00 1:29:59 1:28:00 68.69
devonlol ideal conditions
flat but twisty course just outside PB by 6 secs Southwest Roadrunners 1:47:48 1:52:08 1:52:00 1:52:14 55.64
Dr Bottoms Unaffiliated 1:41:18 1:41:18 1:41:18 64.36
firstborn Unaffiliated 1:24:47 1:24:47 1:27:00 1:24:47 71.85
FormerHos Maldon Soul Runners, Little Baddow Ridge Runners 1:39:09 1:53:16 1:53:16 51.60
FrightenedMan FERC 1:34:04 1:36:28 1:37:46 66.07
getupandgo Unaffiliated 1:52:31 1:52:31 2:03:00 1:52:31 59.99
Gilly Tilly Unaffiliated 2:32:10 2:32:10 2:45:00 40.23
Gordie Looking for a pb here... and got it by some 3 minutes!  Seemed well organised (but not over-organised) to me, with great crowd support, especially in the last 3 miles. Unaffiliated 1:40:51 1:40:51 1:42:00 1:40:51 60.40
gracesdad73 Port Talbot 1:26:34 1:41:40 1:50:00 1:41:40 57.71
Graham RFRC Running Forever 1:41:24 1:41:24 1:45:00 1:41:24 62.62
gray With large chunks of this race off the main roads and almost completely flat, with pleasant paths through Sofia Gardens, along the Taff and past the Millenium Stadium, this is a run well worth doing. Personal best again by nearly four minutes following a good night out in the city the evening before. Cranleigh Tortoise & Hare Runners 1:50:59 1:50:59 1:50:59 0.00
Greedo79 Teignbridge Trotters 1:39:09 1:49:10 1:49:10 53.48
GS San Domenico RC 1:24:12 1:30:55 1:30:55 69.25
Hezza63 Did this with Chris Matthews and Des Tilby. Very flat and fast course Unaffiliated 1:39:23 1:42:50 1:43:00 1:42:50 60.72
HOBIT Unaffiliated 1:36:03 1:37:32 1:45:00 1:37:32 59.86
Hornet77 Unaffiliated 2:04:49 2:18:05 2:15:00 2:26:45 41.85
ianmac San Domenico RC 1:22:28 1:22:28 1:25:00 1:22:28 75.72
jack or felin Taf Running & Orienteering (TROTS) 1:41:10 0 0.00
JaneMad Unaffiliated 2:15:53 2:16:19 2:20:00 2:16:19 50.17
K1 really well orginised and really enojoyable Unaffiliated 2:38:29 2:38:29 2:38:29 37.45
Konnie first half! gulp... Unaffiliated 0 0 2:20:00 0.00
LateStart How's that for a predicted finish time, then? I estimated 1.40, and ended in 1.40 - to the second. Unaffiliated 1:37:58 1:40:00 1:40:00 1:40:00 61.42
lesleyanne Unaffiliated 2:28:58 2:44:16 2:50:00 2:44:16 49.26
Lethargic Considering cold/ dodgy guts, tp run, good course.  Long Eaton Running Club 1:10:10 1:13:36 1:13:36 79.72
Listers Elmbridge Road Runners 1:34:16 1:39:29 1:46:11 54.98
Littlesiany Cwm Ogwr Running Club 2:15:00 2:25:10 2:30:00 2:25:10 47.11
M62 Santa Wondering weather to use this as my first sub 90 minute half or just as a warm up for Marathon Eryri (Snowdonia Marathon)...

A sub 1h30m is a big ask...

Comments post race - Cardiff Half - first sub 90 minute half marathon. delirous with the time - slowed down at the end to save legs for Snowdonia. Much better organisation than last year - still need to avoid grassgcrete & make mile markers bigger. Minor complaints about a special race. Thanks jean summerhayes & all & Barnados Cymru. 
Thanks for betting - I feel exploited!
Unaffiliated 1:28:28 1:28:28 1:30:00 1:28:28 66.17
MarcE Unaffiliated 1:36:20 1:56:03 1:56:03 50.44
Miss Piggy Wiggy Unaffiliated 2:14:44 2:28:25 2:30:00 2:28:25 43.93
mjb* Unaffiliated 1:18:13 1:18:33 1:18:33 76.43
Mogsyn First race at 1/2 marathon distance Unaffiliated 1:57:09 2:09:20 2:00:00 2:09:20 45.19
Mrs Muckyhands Zipperdeedodah :-) Unaffiliated 2:01:16 2:02:20 2:02:20 56.83
NeilStov San Domenico RC 1:38:29 1:47:40 1:47:40 54.23
old father tim Les Croupiers RC 1:32:11 1:33:38 1:33:38 68.98
past it Chepstow Harriers 2:32:38 2:37:49 2:37:49 57.24
paulatt Brackla Harriers 2:17:00 2:30:00 0.00
PhilB Elated but knackered San Domenico RC 1:21:21 1:37:49 1:37:49 65.47
Pizzarepairman Unaffiliated 2:09:00 2:23:00 2:23:00 44.03
Plod_Jones82 Womens Running Network 2:27:32 2:27:32 0.00
PlodderK Wadhurst Runners 1:20:22 1:40:22 1:44:59 1:42:54 70.68
Poeton Unaffiliated 1:57:16 2:02:32 2:02:32 47.65
poppyHollyjollychristmas Unaffiliated 2:14:02 2:24:28 2:24:28 45.33
PQ Great race, paced it to perfection. Organisation was much better than last year. San Domenico RC 1:40:26 1:46:04 1:47:30 1:46:04 62.58
Puff79 San Domenico RC 2:05:12 2:05:12 2:05:12 52.08
pullo (Training going well this should be O.K.) As confident as i can be that this will be a P.B. Probably worth a bet.After race report a bit congested in parts but a massive P.B. well happy. Unaffiliated 1:45:45 1:48:24 1:55:00 1:48:24 61.71
Rebel Unaffiliated 2:24:57 2:28:24 2:28:24 50.57
rhysbrwynog Unaffiliated 1:22:43 1:22:43 1:22:43 70.58
roach801 Cardiff Triathletes 1:34:09 2:02:12 2:02:12 47.78
robbohicks City of Chester Triathlon Club 1:41:00 1:44:00 1:44:00 56.20
runner58 FERC 1:40:30 1:46:49 1:46:49 60.99
Running Caz Cobra RC 1:36:29 1:44:55 1:51:42 58.78
s3tjj Taf Running & Orienteering (TROTS) 1:29:07 1:47:19 1:47:19 54.68
sandy D Unaffiliated 2:04:33 2:04:33 2:04:33 56.33
sbaggers Unaffiliated 1:22:43 1:22:43 1:22:43 70.58
Schmunkee Swindon Harriers, Pirate Ship Of Fools 2:33:12 0 0.00
SCOOBY1964 Unaffiliated 2:26:01 2:26:01 2:26:44 41.86
sebby Dudley Kingswinford RC 2:03:20 2:07:16 2:05:00 2:07:16 51.23
Silent Night Runner Unaffiliated 1:18:32 1:22:39 1:23:28 73.58
Sime Tried to go for 1.30 but it was a big mistake, ran with sub 1.30 pace group until about 6 miles but then struggled to hold onto the pace, struggled in the 2nd half of the race. Very well organised though, start and finish were much better than last year. San Domenico RC 1:20:11 1:32:05 1:34:00 1:33:10 62.98
Steven Paced Laura Unaffiliated 1:23:38 1:24:50 1:28:00 1:31:01 64.16
stone monkey Swansea Harriers AC 1:18:08 1:18:37 1:18:37 74.46
stu b Unaffiliated 1:54:00 1:54:00 1:54:00 51.65
Tan35 Chepstow Harriers 2:08:00 2:08:00 2:15:00 2:08:00 51.45
Tarmac Runner Cobra RC 1:32:09 1:37:00 1:37:10 61.78
The Plod This is a flat Half, an interesting course and I hear not all on roads due to some road works on the Bay barrage.  Apparently the course now goes throught the docks a bit and some of the route is on track.

Any way, the weather forecast is not too bad a taken with a flat course, I'm look for about 1:27. San Domenico RC 1:24:34 1:24:34 1:27:00 1:26:14 71.81
The_Saint Fairly mediocre training run San Domenico RC 1:30:59 1:34:04 1:41:40 60.41
There We Are Then Lliswerry Runners, SOUTH WALES POLICE, zoomers S,West Florida 1:32:31 1:36:31 1:48:00 1:40:06 64.53
TimmyM Training run Southampton AC 1:30:39 1:30:39 1:30:39 64.41
TooTall Aberdare Valley AAC 1:24:30 1:29:55 1:29:55 70.02
tuck up Les Croupiers RC 1:18:24 1:30:46 1:30:46 68.22
tulip For this year, I'll just have to aim to get round. Leave the PB till next year!
*** UPDATE *** I just did a PB!!! I can't believe it!! I found it hard from about 11 miles and did walk in places, but managed a sprint finish and was sooooo happy :-) :-) FERC 2:20:28 2:27:40 2:45:00 2:27:40 44.95
Welsh Alex Port Talbot 1:24:32 1:24:32 1:27:45 1:26:50 69.14
welshy76 San Domenico RC 1:52:15 2:06:17 2:06:17 46.24
wheresthefinishline!!! had what I thought was a stich for 1hr 30mins, ust wouldn't go away. Anyway about 1hr after race was sick. Chepstow Harriers 1:52:52 2:25:30 2:20:00 2:25:30 47.01
WildeRover Bugger! Lliswerry Runners 1:38:44 2:58:38 1:50:00 2:58:38 33.22
WineRunner52 Road Runners Club 1:29:23 1:45:39 1:52:00 1:48:58 63.07
Wonderstuff Unaffiliated 1:52:00 1:52:00 2:00:00 1:52:00 60.63
Wotsit Black Pear Joggers 2:04:11 2:17:20 2:17:20 47.69
wriggle Glad to break 2 hours - GVA marathon 2 weeks before &  no other running for over 2 months Chepstow Harriers 1:33:16 1:59:21 1:59:21 55.01
~Ed~ Les Croupiers RC 1:13:10 1:28:05 1:29:59 1:28:05 66.28

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  • On 20th Sep 2008 at 10:25am, WildeRover wrote: Basically the same route as last year, but starting on Museum Ave and finishing on Edward VII (no run through the castle at all this year). It seems that every year they manage to get more mileage in earlier and cut the end shorter.........it used to be about half way when you got back level with the stadium, now it's about 2/3rds distance...........so 1/3 to end of barage, 2/3 level with stadium
  • On 27th Sep 2008 at 2:17pm, WildeRover wrote: They have just changed the route...........some extra fiddles on Lloyd George, round Techniquest, top of Pontcanna and top of Bute Park.................but no barrage (major works down the docks).
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