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Great Bentley Half Marathon

Sun February 3 2008 Listed by Vicksta
37 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
750 Warrior Billericay Striders RC 1:35:46 1:43:29 1:54:37 52.74
automatic shoes Thankfully the cold, bitter wind I experienced when walking from the car did not feel so bad once the race got underway. Despite the fact that I was treating this as a marathon training run and ran it at that pace, I still found getting round harder than I expected. But the main target, getting some more miles in my legs, was achieved.         Ware Joggers 2:04:14 2:08:25 2:08:25 51.63
Babbit Time now official, was only 1 second out with watch.

Race very windy.

Lost my water bottle so a bit dehydrated.  Made it very hard going.  So extra pleased to take 7 mins off previous pb. Northbrook AC 1:40:18 1:42:55 1:42:55 63.79
Bananaman Did not want to come out of the hall, it was so cooooold. Not cold at all once we got going though. Great race, well organised and a big PB for me :) Ware Joggers 1:52:39 1:53:12 1:58:00 1:53:12 61.28
Blazer Windy in places, started slow and legs were heavy at finish FERC 1:42:20 1:49:55 2:00:00 1:49:55 53.54
Bob! I want to go for a PB, but it's the morning after my Works 'Christmas do'!  

I need to do a 1.46.20 to equal the points I scored at Witham 5 on Boxing Day, That would be going some!, 

Just taken a look, that means I's have to do 8.07minute miles which is the same as my 10 mile PB 
P'raps not that fast then! 

UPDATE 30/1 
Had my fastest ever sub 70% WHR Run today. Have decided to have a go a 8.20 miling on Sunday, hence the new improved prediction of 1.49.10 

RACE UPDATE 

YES!!! 

A PB by over 6 minutes, Official time is 1.47.32 Maldon Soul Runners 1:44:21 1:44:21 1:49:10 1:47:32 59.55
Bunny007 Unaffiliated 1:46:00 1:56:55 1:59:00 2:01:46 55.06
CanaryYellow 3 weeks after a marathon. Ran 2:05:11 but got muddled up in the finish funnel and so my official time is over a minute slower. Unaffiliated 1:40:48 1:57:50 2:12:00 2:06:26 46.23
Colutd Robbo Unaffiliated 1:47:48 1:49:17 1:50:37 55.52
CStar Sandhurst Joggers 1:33:23 1:49:33 1:52:00 1:49:33 55.18
Dave01 Rochford Running Club 1:36:42 1:36:42 1:36:42 71.73
Dawnp Billericay Striders RC 1:55:51 2:05:52 2:05:52 52.99
disco Chelmsford AC 1:25:38 0 0.00
DrBob This is a good quick race, should be on form for a PB by a couple of minutes Cambridge & Coleridge AC 1:18:57 1:18:57 1:21:30 1:20:25 78.96
evanspre Unaffiliated 1:36:14 1:51:03 2:03:59 47.14
G Man Unaffiliated 1:47:50 1:58:24 2:02:14 51.51
GettingThere A great race with a pb by 2 mins 16 secs - given the conditions very pleased. Another well organised GBRC event Bedford Harriers AC 1:33:33 1:35:03 1:38:00 1:36:18 62.34
HellsBells well pleased - even if my garmin did measure it at 13.22!
well done Great bentley - a brilliant race FERC 2:08:40 2:08:40 2:08:40 53.16
HiJac Great Bentley RC 1:35:58 1:59:57 1:59:57 50.79
Hills of Death (HOD) Not running great at the mo need to rest and recover. See previous comment another poor run I think I'm overtraining despite two days rest before my legs felt stiff and heavy at start. Vicksta had great run I was aim to do a time similar to her but legs wouldn't let me. I felt very fresh at end (apart from legs) :( Riverside Runners 1:39:43 1:45:41 1:39:00 1:49:13 54.09
irbentley@gmail.com Unaffiliated 1:43:42 1:56:07 2:02:11 47.78
josephine123456 Bishops Stortford RC 1:53:48 1:56:25 1:57:54 1:56:25 56.01
jumbo very windy!!! Unaffiliated 1:50:44 1:50:44 2:00:00 1:50:44 54.59
Little Giant FERC 1:50:06 1:50:06 1:54:01 57.20
Longy Haverhill RC 1:25:12 1:25:20 1:25:00 1:25:20 68.60
Mr. T Ware Joggers, Sportsworld Running Club 1:25:21 1:31:43 1:35:14 61.31
nickm71 Unaffiliated 1:25:17 1:25:17 1:40:00 1:27:40 67.13
OllyW Cold and windy. Unaffiliated 1:23:23 1:25:23 1:27:00 1:26:24 67.57
Puffing Billy Unaffiliated 1:46:38 1:58:23 1:58:23 55.04
SH_UK 100 Marathon Club, Swanley & District AC 1:30:37 1:30:37 1:35:00 1:30:37 65.50
SUPERWOMAN63 My 2nd time back at this event, today the weather was cold and windy .All l wanted to do was test my fitness and see if my hamstring was going to hold up. I had a very enjoyable run felt so much better than l expected and l enjoyed running with a small group most of the route , which makes a nice change for me as l do all of my training and running on my own. a GREAT race in GREAT BENTLEY nice medal too. Unaffiliated 2:17:00 2:20:33 2:30:00 2:24:53 47.99
Tom Tom Please note-this is my watch time, not the official one (still waiting). Shouldn't be too far out though. Some tough bits in the race with that bloody wind, but a bit more sheltered than I thought it would be. As usual , great support from the marshalls all the way round, and plenty of hot tea and nosh at the village hall. Didn't like having to finish on the grass-felt like wading through treacle-but chuffed to bits with my spanky new pb! :) :) :) Harwich Runners 1:26:19 1:31:03 1:31:03 72.11
Ultra Kanga Kazzaaaaah!! More enjoyable than expected given the pummelling by that wind!!  After taking it out quick over the first 8.5 miles I decided to err on the side of caution and take it easy over the last few miles. 100 Marathon Club 1:49:17 1:53:09 1:53:09 61.44
Vicksta Very pleased with the race, a massive PB and sub 1 h 40! It was hard going in the wind, so I am even more pleased with myself. Well done all who raced today, nice to see RT, HOD and Bananaman at the finish. 43rd Female, 24th in class/99. Harlow RC 1:36:55 1:37:40 1:41:29 1:38:45 66.32
Vindicator Harlow RC 1:28:30 1:33:18 0.00
Wabo just doing this for the fun, no marathons planned this year.
not pb but I am reasonably happy with my time, 3rd fastest half for me Eton Manor AC, Orion Harriers 1:57:23 1:59:38 2:00:00 1:59:38 61.25
welsh wizard Ware Joggers 1:44:17 0 0.00

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