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Hatfield Broad Oak 10k

Mon May 25 2009
39 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Albert O Balsam Cool to start and windy with a spot of rain at 2km point - shame it didn't stay as it felt very humid after this point, which meant that the extra water at the top of the hill was very welcome !

As with every year, loads of people standing in the wrong section at the start, which meant loads of weaving for the first 5 k.  Lovely day out though

Mid Essex Casuals 44:39 48:12 51:12 53.41
automatic shoes Well pleased with my effort - much better than Wheathampstead. Went off fairly hard for first 6k (apart from a couple of minutes when I slowed in the 3rd k after tweaking an ankle) and got there in 31:23. Then jogged 7 and 8 before going hard again over the last couple. This is a good event (apart from the queueing at the end).        Ware Joggers 52:03 53:46 53:46 57.32
BenDy Bishops Stortford RC 44:47 47:29 48:20 55.36
Brady Haverhill RC 43:23 45:46 51:09 53.18
BrianJ This is such a good race, one of the highlights of the year, with tremendous support from the locals. Was worried about how warm this was going to be, but actually the morning was cloudy if a bit muggy. As a result did better than my prediction, my fastest 10K so far this year. North Herts Road Runners 55:07 57:44 1:00:00 57:44 53.38
brotherjohn That was tough! Much harder course than I though it would be, but I was determined to get under 38 minutes today, so very pleased with a new PB of 37:46. Very nice event, one of the best I have done and very nice to have the roads all to ourselfs. Dorset Doddlers 34:50 36:20 38:30 37:46 80.91
CanaryYellow Unaffiliated 46:08 46:08 47:00 46:08 58.26
chimpy Would have been an easy pb if I hadn't stopped at 6k with stitch, must run through it next time.  Did those 500+ runners really need to be at the front at the start? I started in the sub 50 min section and then spent the first 2k running past and around 60-70 min runners, apart from that a good race and a great T-shirt to go away with. Ely Runners 39:12 43:58 44:30 45:19 58.98
chris.purse Springfield Striders RC 38:53 38:53 38:53 77.26
Daz Man Huntingdonshire AC 34:50 37:44 38:30 37:44 71.22
disco I love this race. i am hoping to get near my pb but we will have to see. Chelmsford AC 38:00 38:11 38:47 77.46
DrBob nearly stopped after a couple of miles, really not in the mood, but picked it up and finished fairly strongly.  
Need to get more positive for these things, and concentrate, but quietly pleased as it felt fairly easy. Cambridge & Coleridge AC 31:04 35:36 35:49 82.49
Drell Chip time. Gun time was 1:01:11, which is at least economical on the symbols required. Not a good run, but possibly not surprising after this week's activities. Unaffiliated 54:16 55:27 59:54 56.55
fatface All the pre-race comments suggested a really tough course but I was quite suprised to find something that I would describe as pretty flat.

PB by almost 2 minutes. Unaffiliated 43:58 43:58 45:54 43:58 66.11
Foxster 100 Marathon Club 44:44 44:44 46:02 65.26
Garden City Rick Garden City Runners 43:25 43:25 47:16 64.10
giordi Unaffiliated 0 0 50:00 0.00
herbie0706 Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners 55:00 55:00 1:00:00 58:24 55.06
ismo Unaffiliated 40:58 40:58 40:58 70.37
J.T Harlow RC 37:43 38:30 39:56 81.39
john_n Local fast 10K. Will be looking to PB at this one. Bishops Stortford RC 42:34 42:34 42:30 43:47 63.30
Jon B Springfield Striders RC 37:43 38:57 39:56 67.52
josephine123456 Under 50 for chip time yay! (although my gun time is over...) V.warm, actually wished that those few spots had turned into actual rain but hey I survived! Bishops Stortford RC 49:23 49:23 49:23 61.42
karl Royston Runners, Meridian Triathlon Club 46:00 50:00 45:00 50:00 53.43
KoughKandi Unaffiliated 51:04 51:04 59:59 58:12 55.75
Lieutenant Lucerne Probably too many undulations for it to be a PB, will be happy with a sub 40 time.
Update - slow start, but managed a slightly faster second half. Unaffiliated 37:45 38:59 39:30 39:21 74.47
Looby Loo Unaffiliated 55:47 56:38 57:12 57.27
Lycra Hurricane Used it as a pre-marathon blast. Blinking tough; realiised that it was not to be a pb day after 4 miles or so.  Bedford Harriers AC, Rushden Runners 48:22 48:22 48:19 49:05 63.89
Mrs Columbo Unaffiliated 56:46 58:50 1:03:33 50.60
Mrs F Quite a deceptively undulating course! Very warm and humid and yet paradoxically windy for the first 2-3km!
Pig roast butties, and beer afterwards - GREAT! can recommend to anyone as it is a big race - lots of people, but go and make a day of it! Unaffiliated 1:00:13 1:00:13 1:01:06 1:00:13 56.25
RichardW Herts Phoenix AC 48:42 48:59 53:00 51:06 63.03
robrea Harwich Runners 33:11 35:07 38:21 69.67
RunnerBean1978 Great PB course - my Garmin has it at 10.03 to be pedantic!  Terrible stitch at the end and passed the 5k at 22.37. 37th Female. Orion Harriers 46:05 46:05 46:05 65.82
Serendipity Really enjoyed this - even if I did have to stop for a pee! Ware Joggers 43:41 55:35 57:00 55:35 54.82
Sezz A lovely race, beautiful village and very pleased with result.  Nowhere near PB but I haven't done a 10k in months and months and havent' really been runnig much in the last 9 months so I'm quite chuffed with my time. Trent Park Running Club 54:23 54:23 1:02:00 59:25 52.56
sibbo Braintree & District AC 41:26 46:22 47:30 47:54 61.18
Tash01 Haverhill RC 49:12 49:12 50:42 60.25
Tom Tom 39 second PB, but had to work hard for it! Felt dreadful from the off...:( Harwich Runners 40:46 40:46 41:38 73.61
Wenners Springfield Striders RC 44:38 46:31 46:31 65.50

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