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Fred Hughes 10

Sun January 18 2009 Listed by bree
51 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Ally C Struggled badly into the wind on the last 2 miles which was supposed to be where I had planned to gain time. Averaged 6.30s for 7 miles then hoped to improve however legs tired badly and so did the brain!!! Oh well.  PB but only by seconds. RAF AC, Moray Roadrunners 1:00:06 1:06:03 1:05:00 1:06:03 67.56
auburnette Ran this as a tester for Watford half (and also Fleet, where I plan to try and PB). Pretty much exactly what I expected, felt very good most of the way round this and running comfortably and within myself. Shows that I am not far off being in good form again. Lovely weather.

The time I've recorded is my Garmin time as the actual time is about a minute out (gun-chip). Will probably do this again next year. Good race. Orpington Road Runners 1:27:20 1:29:24 1:30:00 1:29:24 55.20
Becfleck Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC 1:26:57 1:32:54 1:36:00 51.41
BrianJ Really ought to PB this...did by a minute :-) Conditions a lot better than expected - almost perfect, just a bit of a headwind in the last couple of miles. Used own Garmin time as organisers used gun/chip time - a retrograde step, it was fully chipped last year North Herts Road Runners 1:40:15 1:40:25 1:40:00 1:40:25 50.34
Captain Slow Unaffiliated 1:18:45 1:20:28 1:20:28 56.81
Care free Unaffiliated 1:24:51 0 0.00
CheekyP Not Bad after quite a heavy Thurs & Fri Gade Valley Harriers 1:02:07 1:02:07 1:08:00 1:08:39 64.09
ChrisThePuma Milton Keynes AC 1:07:23 1:07:23 1:07:00 1:07:52 67.36
Clareb A PB at last!!! Felt strong throughout - even the last couple of miles into the wind.  St. Albans Striders 1:18:47 1:18:47 1:18:47 62.71
Colinzealuk Chip time (2 seconds slower than watch). 54th/831 runners Barnet & District AC, Watford Harriers AC 1:05:15 1:05:15 1:05:15 67.43
Dazzerelli Harpenden Arrows 1:05:44 1:06:12 1:06:12 68.56
delpev Vale of Aylesbury AC 1:10:39 1:12:40 1:15:00 1:14:54 74.00
Garden City Rick Garden City Runners 1:11:49 1:13:26 1:20:47 60.96
GlennR Can't grumble as bettered predicted time. Would have been faster but went too fast in the early stages. UKnetrunner 1:24:01 1:33:39 1:35:00 1:34:36 52.06
Gobi I ran the Fred Hughes 10(16kms) finishing 4th in 56.03. 4(6.4kms) miles before and 5(8kms) miles afterwards. All done faster than last Sunday.

The race was good for 7.5 miles as I marched through the field but some twists and turns and more wind than expected during the last few miles hurt a little. All in all I am happy and took time out of the chap in 3rd in those last few miles. 

The course was not as we expected but still fast enough for the workout we were looking for. Unaffiliated 56:02 56:03 57:00 56:03 80.00
GrahH Not my best. Respectable enough time I guess but never seemed to find my pace after the first 5. 2.5 minutes faster than last year but no PB. Still, its the fastest I've run for a bit so can't complain I guess. Harpenden Arrows 1:14:21 1:21:59 1:18:00 1:22:32 60.71
Gymfreak Datchet Dashers 1:11:03 1:16:26 1:18:50 62.60
Hash A personal worst, ho hum.  I did enjoy it, though, especially the second half once it got a bit less crowded.  I kept thinking we were running downhill all the way, until someone explained to me that that's what flat feels like! Unaffiliated 1:23:03 1:30:31 1:27:00 1:30:31 58.67
Hercules Unaffiliated 1:08:13 1:10:21 1:10:00 1:10:21 62.54
karl Royston Runners, Meridian Triathlon Club 1:22:00 0 1:10:00 0.00
Kew 2 1/2 minute pb off no taper so dead pleased. Got held up for the first mile but gradulally caught the time up  - felt reasonably comfortable all the way - lovely fast course Reading Joggers 1:13:43 1:19:26 1:19:26 62.56
Lieutenant Lucerne Faster on this course than in previous years. Slowed a bit in the last few miles into the headwind. Unaffiliated 1:04:10 1:07:45 1:07:45 70.85
lovemetendons Started too far back and wasted alot of time in the first mile especially. Watch time would probably be 1 min quicker, but I forgot to stop it when I crossed the line. I s'pose I'll have to do another one now. Unaffiliated 1:14:22 1:14:22 1:15:00 1:15:56 61.18
MK.aidy Redway Runners 1:04:44 1:19:53 1:19:53 55.18
Monster Feet Gun time, although started at the back as felt was only capable of plodding. Very pleased with a totally unexpected PB, although it is still ridiculously soft and can't wait for a 10 mile when am actually training well and on form. Watch time 1:23:34.  Lovely weather :) Unaffiliated 1:24:14 1:24:14 1:25:00 1:24:14 58.59
mr guinness this was a hard race to do just after christmas,  i still had a hangover lol,  good support. the routh was not to good. Garden City Runners 1:03:17 1:04:20 1:05:00 1:07:14 70.23
Mrs Columbo Unaffiliated 1:39:09 1:45:10 1:45:10 50.04
Muds No pressure! :) No splits. Watch failed again. Ran as I felt. I will go quicker. Watford Joggers 1:04:24 1:04:24 1:05:00 1:04:24 76.47
Oxford Adrian Unaffiliated 1:16:28 1:20:47 1:20:47 56.59
P.E... Unaffiliated 1:06:32 1:08:22 1:12:07 61.01
pants Ants Disappointed with getting 1 min slower on this race each year for past 2 years.  Excuses include still recovering from last week's cold and too much faster running mid week.  Was never going to be great as I had mentally written off my time for this year so very poor mental attitude Unaffiliated 1:06:30 1:08:55 1:08:55 64.75
Paolo Plodder Milton Keynes Lakeside Runners 1:32:16 1:32:16 1:30:00 1:32:16 52.47
PaulGuy Garden City Runners, Aycliffe Running Club 59:27 1:05:18 1:09:03 64.13
Rach E 2nd senior lady. Happy enough on a twisty windy course. Aldershot, Farnham & District AC, Team Kennet 1:00:24 1:00:24 1:02:35 78.88
RichardW Herts Phoenix AC 1:23:45 1:27:19 1:25:00 1:31:13 57.96
rosa bah. Set off ok, but stomach had other plans and stopped briefly at 7 miles as felt so sick. Oh well. Serpentine RC 1:06:11 1:08:20 1:08:20 72.22
RunGingerRun Watford Joggers 1:09:46 1:09:46 1:12:00 1:09:46 65.05
Runner Martin Redway Runners 1:15:02 1:24:48 1:24:48 58.07
Shinny Dunstable RRC 1:12:38 1:16:42 1:16:49 65.40
silverfox2 Unaffiliated 1:17:46 1:17:46 1:19:59 1:17:46 59.73
skybluepete Unaffiliated 1:29:50 1:29:50 1:29:50 53.00
stacky Dunstable RRC, Boxfit Tri Club 1:09:24 1:09:24 1:10:32 68.06
stef.w Unaffiliated 1:24:57 1:24:57 1:28:14 56.78
StevenT North Herts Road Runners 1:06:07 1:12:06 1:16:02 58.97
steveobb68 great course, lovelly and flat! Watford Joggers 1:16:14 1:16:14 1:25:00 1:17:42 58.41
the bisop Unaffiliated 1:27:09 1:37:25 1:45:00 1:37:25 45.25
Tim of Fife I didn't 'turn up' mentally for this one at all and can't really say that I enjoyed it very much as an experience.   Also, my poor little 'gym softened' legs didn't take too kindly to the pot-hole, muddy and puddle-strewn terrain.

Per my stop-watch,  I clocked 77.29  (out - 38.42 / home - 38.47),  which placed me 288th of the 831 finishers.   A PB by just over 4 minutes for what it's worth.  But that's not really the point for me - I didn't have fun!.

For the record, my mile splits were:-  7.49 / 7.32 / 7.52 / 7.57 / 7.32 / 7.49 / 7.40 / 7.58 / 7.49 / 7.31 Unaffiliated 1:17:29 1:17:29 1:17:29 61.95
TRIM Bedford Harriers AC 1:39:58 1:48:47 1:48:47 45.82
UltraMrsR Thats what happen you have knocking back russian vodka shots the night before! Unaffiliated 1:28:30 1:28:30 1:25:00 1:28:30 56.15
Viddy Green Harpenden Arrows 1:00:37 1:02:32 1:02:32 77.41
Will Crash Kept my head and kept my pace....!!!! Metropolitan Police AC (London (Col)) 1:12:05 1:12:05 1:15:00 1:12:05 61.64

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  • On 17th Jan 2009 at 10:07pm, Jimbo wrote: I will be taking photos at this event which I hope will kick start a career in professional photography.
    You will be able to view the photos at http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/jamesmcmahonphotography/2009FredHughes10.
    If you are interested in purchasing any photos please visit the event website for more information.
    All the best, Jimbo :-)

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