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Great Eastern Run

Sun October 12 2008
116 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
10.13 SLEAFORD STRIDERS 1:49:31 1:58:43 2:01:36 51.35
AdrianB Unaffiliated 1:33:10 1:43:17 1:45:29 56.01
Alanoia First half marathon, caught Nick in the last 200m. Stamford Striders 1:26:08 1:31:09 1:31:09 67.38
amys dad cracked the 1 30 barrier at the 3rd attempt! hot stuff but got through dodgy periods and the final mile was  my fastest wich was pleasing . Haverhill RC 1:19:48 1:28:23 1:32:00 1:29:48 68.96
Andy h Unaffiliated 1:44:09 1:46:48 1:46:47 1:49:06 53.95
andyb Ely Runners 1:31:23 1:45:44 1:46:59 1:45:44 57.17
april_runner Not official time as results not in yet and was so exhausted at the end I forgot to stop watch! Had a storming race - a PB by a good 2 mins!! Cambridge & Coleridge AC 1:24:58 1:24:58 1:29:00 1:26:53 75.04
Barney Rubble Unaffiliated 1:43:15 1:50:22 2:05:00 1:56:45 53.48
Becfleck Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC 1:50:08 2:00:46 2:12:48 49.10
Ben B What a great race and perfect conditions for running. PB by a minute and first time under 80. Happy Happy Happy. Newmarket Joggers 1:19:46 1:19:46 1:19:46 73.78
Big Scone Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC 1:26:10 1:26:10 1:30:00 1:26:10 67.76
Boingy Did 1.37 half at RNR on a hilly route, on my own, in the dark, and with stomach cramps, so should knock chunks off that. Not enough training to crack 1hr 30min I think, but still a 50% chance of a PB :-). ***** Sorry folks, it was a bit of a nightmare to be honest. Dehydrated from the start & Garmin died after 1 mile. Was on 7min/mile-ish pace until it all went wrong at about 10miles. Leamington C & AC 1:22:09 1:32:06 1:32:00 1:35:30 61.86
Brady Haverhill RC 1:38:34 1:45:35 2:00:00 1:45:35 55.74
brain Unaffiliated 1:58:18 1:58:18 1:58:18 0.00
brooksy unofficial time....awaitng conformation. great weather and a decent support from spectator and runner alike
Huntingdonshire AC 1:17:15 1:24:01 1:25:00 1:24:01 69.49
brotherjohn Nice warm day, good support, felt good for the whole race, my best run so far. Dorset Doddlers 1:16:37 1:28:20 1:28:20 74.40
Bunny007 Unaffiliated 1:46:00 1:56:55 1:55:00 2:04:03 54.05
ButterflyLou (MrsMothy) My Goal race for this year - hoping on 2 hours and home territory so could manage it! POST RACE - sorry folks didn't manage it I'm afraid. 2 hours 8mins something I think - will confirm once results out. Pleased I got round after hardly being able to walk yesterday with plantar faci wotsit (I think?!). Helped some GER first timers on way round which was good. Patience is a virtue and all that. I'll get sub-2 hours one day! Werrington Joggers 2:02:05 2:08:00 2:00:00 2:08:00 50.95
CanaryYellow Hoping for 1:58-1:59. Based on 2 weeks ago: no hope, based on last weekend: every chance. *weather scuppered me but i gave it a good go* Unaffiliated 1:40:48 1:57:50 1:59:00 2:05:33 46.63
Cazaroo Cambridge & Coleridge AC 1:28:32 1:34:12 1:34:12 69.29
cookery4 Fenland Running Club 1:51:00 1:51:00 1:51:00 59.00
Craggy Great race. Well organised, good crowd support, fast course, nice bag/t-shirt/medal/keyring/biscuits for finishers and to top it all the weather was good!
My fastest half since 2004, so very happy. Skegness & District Running Club 1:14:48 1:15:48 1:15:48 77.94
daffy I prefer cool weather so this was too warm for my predicted time, still pleased though. Sleaford Town Runners, Toonie Express 2:10:00 2:12:49 2:10:02 2:16:58 55.46
davec official results through now, so updated Unaffiliated 1:40:53 1:40:53 1:46:59 1:40:53 58.83
Daz M The Great Eastern Half Marathon Run - very warm day - good marshalling and support from spectators- felt strong- i know i can improve on this. Bedford Harriers AC 1:37:47 1:40:37 2:00:00 1:47:09 55.69
Dino69 well it was very hot,a real slog for the 1st five miles and after running in the beautiful surroundings of nottingham i found running through housing estates pretty dull and really struggled to find something to look at,until a bloke dressed as a nurse ran past me with his skirt tucked in his thong and bare cheeks were infront of me .things then started to look up for me ,god bless him.call me a perv it helped.The crowds were fantastic a real support and really helped us along other runners i chatted to whilst running were really friendly and everyone i spoke to seemed to be having at tough  time in the heat not helped by the water stations having no water left when we got there at 3 miles and 6 miles ,i will finish by saying glad i did it really pleased with my time especially as i was full of cold but wont be rushing to do the great eastern again. Unaffiliated 2:07:39 2:24:29 2:30:00 2:24:29 46.41
DomStevens UKnetrunner 1:37:12 1:58:23 1:52:00 1:58:23 49.32
don ron Werrington Joggers 1:41:10 1:41:10 0.00
Doris worried bout running with my cough so mind not totally focussed that and it was very hot for October Norwich Road Runners 1:57:02 2:05:53 2:05:00 2:08:35 52.46
droidski Amazed myself finishing this well but sadly one of my work colleagues beat me by 19 seconds! Werrington Joggers 1:42:00 1:42:00 1:45:00 1:42:00 60.21
dynamodc Unaffiliated 1:49:19 1:49:19 1:49:19 61.01
ELYIAN Unaffiliated 1:16:03 1:16:03 1:16:03 78.46
emma-art Werrington Joggers 1:48:54 1:48:54 1:47:00 1:48:54 60.14
EO tough as warm day but pb by tiny 45secs, hoorah! Werrington Joggers 1:48:54 1:48:54 1:48:54 61.24
Fly Was really pleased with this! First half and due to injury had not trained beyond 6 miles!!! Unaffiliated 2:29:28 2:29:28 2:29:28 46.51
FML I am with Girlie on this one, Autumn Target, my 2008 target is 2:05, but going for sub 2 after almost getting goal after Blackpool HM in April, this should be HM number 6!  Due to calf injury picked up at RHHM, prediction removed just hoping that I am able to run and get round.  Struggled due to lack of training and the heat, just got slower and slower Sleaford Town Runners 1:58:07 2:05:58 2:35:51 38.08
Foxster 100 Marathon Club 1:39:35 1:45:47 1:46:54 60.42
FurryH 2 weeks off for recurring injury meant that I was not at my best. Started off fantastic but by mile 6 I was flagging had to run/walk from mile 7 to 11.  Thanks to the generosity of the spectators managed to pick up some bananas and jelly babies and by mile 12 i had recovered meaning manage to run last 2 miles to end.  Fantastic race with great organisation and great support from spectators.  On the plus side only got minor twinges from injury.  With a month off I think it should be healed! Watford Joggers 1:41:28 2:08:46 2:00:00 2:16:52 42.67
Geebeemee Riverside Runners 1:51:00 2:05:00 2:05:00 0.00
Gem* This was a great race - did not go into it confident at all, so was surprised when I felt so good.  Started to get into around 8min30 miles, must have slowed around half way, but didn't feel like I did.  Then around 9 miles, I got my second wind and decided to go for a more decent time.  Felt pretty tired at the 12 mile marker, but decided it didn't matter, so picked up my pace and started overtaking loads of people which was really motivating.  I then enjoyed a sprint finish.  A first half marathon that I am very proud of! Werrington Joggers 1:45:17 1:53:30 1:59:00 1:53:30 57.44
gingerwand Werrington Joggers 1:30:02 1:32:06 1:32:10 1:33:49 65.47
Girlie I am going all out for sub 2:10 this year.  There is no reason I can't run round at 9:45-10:00 pace. 

***UPDATE*** There was a very good reason I couldn't maintain 10:00/mi pace, it was very hot and I felt quite awful from 6-8 miles, before the wheels came off in mile 9:-(  Sorry folks, but I will be back to get that sub 2:14 time

Official time 2:17:07, which is fine considering the circumstances Bushfield Joggers 2:06:18 2:14:18 2:10:00 2:17:07 49.52
Glen Bulb Gloriously sunny day, fast course. Very well supported by locals. New PB! Cambridge & Coleridge AC 49:55 1:31:14 1:34:00 1:31:14 64.31
Greenman Grantham Running club 1:20:38 1:21:46 1:22:16 74.05
hatterfan 100 Marathon Club 1:31:29 1:46:53 1:46:53 54.90
Heids Stowmarket Striders RC 1:43:33 1:44:49 1:44:49 62.36
Hodgy Thorney Running Club 1:26:15 1:34:44 1:34:44 62.65
ironsman Great day, great weather (21 Deg), great run. Legs like jelly afterwards Werrington Joggers 1:54:22 1:54:22 1:54:22 53.27
JAPMitch Woking AC 1:11:55 1:14:05 1:18:30 1:17:40 75.55
jayneb Unaffiliated 1:59:58 1:59:58 1:59:58 49.08
Jenn Nice flat route, very friendly crowd, good atmosphere with lots of supporters along the route. Unaffiliated 1:53:41 1:53:41 2:00:00 1:53:41 60.64
Jigs Unaffiliated 1:19:28 1:22:40 1:33:47 64.01
JKC Norfolk PB Unaffiliated 1:26:30 1:26:50 1:26:50 72.51
Jobe Werrington Joggers 1:44:24 1:44:24 1:45:34 69.41
K-Bal Yaxley Runners and Joggers 1:27:50 1:45:54 1:45:00 1:45:54 55.13
karl Royston Runners, Meridian Triathlon Club 1:40:35 1:47:00 1:35:00 0.00
KoughKandi Entered. Ok , I have changed my prediction from a safe '1 min' quicker to a 'Going for it big time sub 2hr' type of prediction.*UPDATE* Really enjoyed today 10/10. Good company, PB and well organised event. Unaffiliated 1:45:21 1:51:33 1:59:59 1:56:45 59.55
kstuart Still undecided on what time to go for, its PB course but i'm conisdering knocking mre of my maratho time at abingdon the week after. Will probably be daft and PB still thugh but i wont guarntee it. Update: 2 min PB despite the heat. Trail Running Association, FERC 1:50:01 1:57:03 1:59:00 1:57:03 49.88
la bandit this one is part of our club championship so i am up for this one,outcome just outside my prediction ,i havnt run as fast as this for seven years so im chuffed  beat last years time too,boy was it hot as well!!!
splits
7.06,6.29,6.26,6.35,6.40,6.41,6.28,6.57,6.56,7.01,7.13.6.58,6.59 Grantham AC, Stamford Striders 1:25:00 1:29:07 1:28:50 1:29:07 73.11
Lincsfella UKnetrunner 1:28:14 1:30:06 1:39:00 60.64
Long Shanks Wellingborough & District AC 1:36:04 1:39:56 1:39:56 59.39
LorH Unaffiliated 1:46:57 2:06:01 2:06:01 51.87
lozza Collingwood AC 1:55:12 1:57:59 1:57:59 59.47
mandypants Werrington Joggers 0 0 0.00
marge 1 Werrington Joggers 2:30:00 2:30:00 2:30:00 44.25
markjanboy UKnetrunner 1:54:50 1:56:36 1:56:36 52.67
Marky Moz Werrington Joggers 1:59:19 2:09:00 2:09:00 45.80
Martin G Saint Edmund Pacers 1:17:27 1:32:07 1:32:07 63.38
Marts would be happy with min slower than prediction which would be 2nd fastest of 20 odd marathons****UPDATE - RHR up 10% all week and so prediction never on. kept pretty even pace and think is 4th fastest half. Nice Beer in charters afterwards Werrington Joggers 1:18:56 1:22:36 1:20:54 1:22:36 70.87
Metal Martin Unofficial Garmin time.  Happy with this.  Sub 9min mil for a HM is good for me at the moment.   Shows I am improving again. Thorney Running Club, Thorney RC 1:47:37 1:55:45 2:00:00 1:55:45 53.06
mickey72 Eastern Veterans AC, Nene Valley Harriers 1:15:31 1:31:37 1:31:37 64.24
mistletoe minardi and wine FERC 2:00:24 2:17:07 2:17:07 51.68
Mothy A very enjoyable race with its usual ups and downs. I went off quite quickly for the race distance (low 8's). I found this quite comfortable all the way to about Gunthorpe - sort of 8.5 miles ish. Then I suddenly started to suffer slowing down to long 9s. I was completely exhausted at the Newark Ave end of Eastern Ave and had to walk. Thanks to Old Man for getting me going again. Great support from the spectators around the route and particular thanks to all the WJ Marshals for their encouragement. New flag looks good! Werrington Joggers 1:48:49 1:54:46 2:00:00 1:56:45 53.04
Mousethatran Injured knee two weeks before race. still competed but limped rather than ran from around mile 7. Unaffiliated 2:25:29 2:40:00 2:40:00 40.79
Moza If training and injuries go well I may go faster! FERC 1:47:55 1:47:55 1:52:00 0.00
MrMo Unaffiliated 1:43:08 1:48:30 1:48:30 53.96
Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs) Would love to be racing this but have 20 miles to do so will have to settle for LSR pace 8:45 - 9mm , will be making up the miles before/after the race.

Kettering Town Harriers 1:31:50 1:36:53 1:55:25 67.47
MuMag Unaffiliated 1:41:23 1:46:00 1:46:00 0.00
Neil146 Eastern Veterans AC, Stamford Striders 1:24:52 1:44:10 1:44:10 56.72
Number 6 Ramsey Road Runners, Ramsey Cycling Club 1:34:44 1:41:02 1:39:59 1:43:38 62.33
Paolo Plodder Milton Keynes Lakeside Runners 1:45:07 2:06:55 2:05:00 2:06:55 50.46
Paul P Leighton Buzzard AC 1:32:15 1:32:15 1:30:00 1:32:15 66.58
Phil29 Unaffiliated 1:35:19 1:41:42 1:43:00 1:41:42 64.13
Rach500 Norwich Road Runners 1:46:02 0 0.00
rachel_runner Ipswich Triathlon Club 1:43:50 1:54:30 1:54:30 56.96
Red Scouse MK Milton Keynes AC, schuhwiedu-oberaudorf Baveria 1:43:44 1:54:29 1:54:29 53.21
Rken great fun Werrington Joggers 1:42:54 1:48:13 1:50:00 1:48:13 59.69
robncfc Norwich Road Runners, Tri-Anglia 1:52:08 1:52:59 1:50:00 1:52:59 52.11
rosa Serpentine RC 1:26:24 1:26:24 1:26:24 75.46
Runner5 Lincoln & District Runners 2:19:56 2:23:17 2:23:00 2:23:17 44.31
RunnyBunny Too hot and was probably dehydrated. Went pearshaped at 3 or 4 miles - had it been cooler I'd have thrashed my PB Unaffiliated 1:56:10 2:00:47 1:59:59 2:05:06 53.06
Ruth2 Royston Runners 1:54:00 2:26:23 2:30:00 2:26:23 44.54
scoops Werrington Joggers 1:32:07 1:42:16 1:42:16 0.00
Sean1504 Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 1:33:49 1:36:11 1:36:11 60.70
sharmanian 100 Marathon Club, Serpentine RC 1:15:46 1:15:46 1:16:00 1:15:46 77.06
shop girl jules ran 2:11 in 2006
ran 2:21 in 2007
so would love to do 2:05,
Werrington Joggers 2:07:24 2:11:14 2:15:00 2:13:15 51.73
Slow Going UKnetrunner 1:31:13 1:39:03 1:39:03 59.65
Smile2 Bedford Harriers AC, Milton Keynes AC 1:50:29 1:56:09 1:57:00 1:56:09 58.46
SMS_Clarkey Bushfield Joggers 1:37:49 1:56:00 2:00:00 1:56:00 50.93
snoozing Halstead RRC 1:55:18 1:55:18 1:54:00 1:57:42 55.46
SPKoF Pacing a friend to 90 minutes - just missed out. Long Eaton Running Club 1:24:16 1:27:15 1:30:18 64.98
swerver Hoping to beat 1 hr 50 min but first half marathon so not sure on how well/bad I will do. Werrington Joggers 1:35:02 1:47:55 1:50:00 1:47:55 54.11
Ted Yes Sir, that is a PB.  Official time now Ramsey Cycling Club 1:33:38 1:33:38 1:39:59 1:33:38 64.12
That Damned Bloke hardest race ive ever done. course was flat but no training for several weeks and more tired than i thought....

will need a concerted effort if im to make a better stab of it next year Unaffiliated 1:54:43 2:17:18 2:25:00 2:30:14 39.72
The Chippie Unaffiliated 1:30:32 1:40:59 1:45:00 1:40:59 57.81
thorneygeoff Brilliant event - well done all the marshals, stewards and organisers Thorney Running Club 1:35:22 1:39:08 1:40:00 1:39:08 67.48
Toonie Express Sleaford Town Runners, Toonie Express 1:29:55 1:29:55 1:29:00 1:29:55 66.77
TRIM Bedford Harriers AC 2:10:23 2:22:13 2:22:13 46.30
Trotters Werrington Joggers 1:27:29 1:35:32 1:38:00 1:35:32 63.77
Ultra Kanga Kazzaaaaah!! Way faster than I thought I might be given my schedule but did wilt in the heat.  Even in better conditions I wouldn't have PB'd today but if it hadn't have been so hot I'm pretty sure I could have kept my early pace up all the way round. 100 Marathon Club 1:49:17 1:53:09 2:04:56 56.16
violet Official time and a PB! Very hot day and had a very good run until 11.5 miles when the heat together with extreme discomfort in my lower right leg caused me to slow dramatically. Many many thanks to Andy and Rod who ran out and picked me up literally!! Without their encouragment i would not have managed that sprint finishl. Ran with WJ bullet until 4 and then caught Marj and Mandypants until 8 and then ran on a little bit. Split times were amazingly different 
10.38 10.59 10.53 10.57 11.09 10.33 11.52 11.59 12.02 11.58 11.56 13.06 12.06 Werrington Joggers 2:28:12 2:31:31 2:22:00 2:31:31 47.80
Vitalstatistix Ran a good 10-miler in 57:40, then my body fell apart spectacularly...everything went bit by bit...shame, it was a nice day otherwise and still a PB... Bedford Harriers AC 1:16:29 1:16:29 1:16:30 1:16:29 78.49
wayne700 Unaffiliated 0 0 0.00
Wicked D gonna see if i can knock 50secs off my present PB UPDATE Garmin time but should be a PB so well chuffed UKnetrunner 1:37:17 1:37:17 1:38:00 1:37:50 63.30
WJ Bullet Werrington Joggers 2:15:56 2:18:01 2:18:01 50.37
Woad Wunner Missed it by 15 seconds Bushfield Joggers 1:38:42 2:11:30 2:10:00 2:11:44 45.89

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