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Draycote Water Marathon

Sun February 22 2009 Listed by eL Bee!
24 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
a.k.a Billy Entered on 14/11 No firm plans as yet whether to 'race' it or not yet but pleased this race is confirmed. 11/02 This will be a get round in one piece effort for me. Not nearly enough miles on the clock recently and confidence low at the moment. Still hope to go sub 4 though. Dunstable RRC 3:29:33 3:42:15 3:59:59 0.00
Anna Finn VEGAN RUNNERS UK 3:40:54 4:01:18 4:01:18 56.18
BlueWombat Close to a sub 3:30, but rumbling bowels (which Maverick Prowles would be proud of) from 18 miles onwards put paid to that. A toilet break at 20 miles put things right, but also put them back, and I lost concentration. In the last four miles I realised that it might be possible to redeem myself, but only really managed to get some acceleration beyond mile 25 with the flat track and wind behind me, by which stage it was too late. Cambridge & Coleridge AC, Cambridge University Hare & Hounds 3:28:13 3:30:57 3:30:57 62.85
Bottom Trotter Unaffiliated 3:31:24 3:36:16 3:54:56 64.56
Cobra Batman Cobra RC, Halesowen A & CC 3:27:17 3:27:17 3:29:59 3:34:41 57.56
dj_dave Unaffiliated 3:20:50 3:31:00 3:31:00 62.84
eL Bee! Change of plan - 3:20 will do me - not trained enough to race this hard!
Update
OOPS!  I appear to have run a new PB! :) Cumberland AC 2:59:43 2:59:43 3:20:00 3:09:04 67.85
FrightenedMan FERC 3:44:13 3:51:41 3:51:41 58.71
hellen wil be taking this steady, may only do 4 laps like last year as I am doing a mini ultra the following week 100 Marathon Club, Barrow Runners 3:12:21 3:52:20 4:28:50 50.92
Hibeedeb Just checked the results - that was close! Pirate Ship Of Fools 3:59:58 3:59:58 4:20:00 3:59:58 64.16
Impossible is Nothing Decided to go for sub-3 or bust and was lying in second place feeling comfortable right up until mile 16.  Then the lack of training kicked in and my legs quit.  Nearly totally quitted at 21 miles but decided to do the fifth lap in a stagger to chalk up another marathon.  A bit disappointed not to have made a better hash of it (and if I had been in better shape might even have won...!) but not completely surprised.  It was windy but mostly quite sheltered.  Despite the laps enjoyed the race - a cosy one with good encouragement from a variety of Fetchies.  Result 13th I think. Westbury Harriers 3:07:43 3:23:32 3:23:32 61.41
Kitty Serpentine RC 4:37:10 4:37:10 4:49:00 46.86
Mrs Gandhi Coltishall Jaguars 4:37:10 4:59:23 5:01:57 57.45
ogee 100 Marathon Club, South London Harriers 3:10:24 3:10:24 4:00:00 3:53:35 54.12
Ronners Unaffiliated 3:53:40 3:53:40 3:59:59 3:53:40 52.63
Runs4beer Lack of miles recently meant I wasn't hoping for anything special today. I was pleased with my even pacing miles 7 to 23, so that was something to take away from today. Amazing Fetchie turnout today! Lichfield RC 3:17:17 3:50:34 3:50:34 53.33
Shades Maverick Runners 4:24:02 4:37:13 5:09:26 51.03
Smartypants Unaffiliated 3:24:51 3:24:51 0.00
sparky76 Had a great race in great company with the dunstable road runner club buddies!   Brilliant marshalling & friendly faces all around the course.  Definitely reccomend this race.   
Felt pain & tiredness really started coming in at 22 miles but really happy with time & chuffed with the result. :-) Dunstable RRC 2:57:48 3:55:23 3:55:29 52.22
Stewey I have finally joined the sub 4 club at 51 yrs 194 days!!!! 100 Marathon Club, Roadhoggs Leicester AC 3:37:26 3:40:41 4:01:00 3:40:41 62.71
trumpton riots Wow - where did that come from? 8 min PB on a Evesham Vale RC 4:05:00 4:05:00 4:16:38 49.99
Turbo doesnt count Being a lapped course by rights pacing should be straightforward, I'll try not to disprove that. Fine pacing til my calves disagreed with me at mile 23. Second fastest mara so happy Aldridge RC 3:32:50 3:38:45 3:45:00 3:38:45 59.62
Velociraptor Objective 1: Get very, very bored but don't quit. 
Objective 2: Sub-4.
*UPDATE* 
Friendly, well-organised and well-supported as always, with lots of Fetchies in attendance. This is such a good event! I went along intending to be bored out of my head, suffer discomfort, and generally hate it, but not DNF. Mission accomplished, helped by the biting wind and my poor clothing decisions! I had to let go of any thoughts of sub-4 before halfway. This is a wonderful race. I will not be running it again :o) Cumberland AC, FERC 3:36:39 3:36:39 3:56:00 4:12:41 56.98
wendy woo so chuffed to have competed this thanks to neets. x Dunstable RRC 3:45:09 4:07:02 4:31:00 56.11

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