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Leeds Abbey Dash

Sun November 25 2007
70 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
AddledAdder A personal worst - but I'm not too upset with that due to the injuries and illnesses.  I knew early on I was outside any of my target times and that I should just hang on in there and try and enjoy it.  Oh and partying past midnight at the better half's 40th birthday party probably wasn't ideal prep.  Course is much better now there isn't a 90 degree right hand bend 100m from the start, but it is narrow at the start (and end!).  Will be back next year as a vet... Unaffiliated 40:37 41:35 40:30 41:35 66.18
beders Ilkley Harriers AC 44:44 44:44 47:04 63.83
Big Andy Unaffiliated 36:50 36:57 36:57 78.66
BigG 115/4889. Slightly held up at the start, but enjoyed it a lot. Nice fast course with plenty of company.
North Yorks Moors AC 35:23 35:43 36:30 35:43 74.83
Billywhizz2b Unaffiliated 41:33 43:10 46:49 57.07
bushbaby Bad start - queuing for loo with 10 mins to go so started quite far back of pack, weaved around for first 1.5k then got into a decent stride. Asthma pretty bad for last 1k, sounded like Darth Vader at the end... Pudsey Pacers RC 40:25 42:02 42:02 67.50
cguy5 Steel City Striders RC 36:58 42:40 42:40 62.62
Chris Worthers Bolton United Harriers & AC 47:49 51:28 54:00 51:28 51.99
Cjmac Loftus & Whitby AC 53:09 53:17 53:17 54.11
colhodg Kirkstall Harriers 50:17 50:17 44:00 0.00
CookPassBabtridge Knocked 31 seconds off my PB and am glad that i went back to the track as the pace work has really helped. Erewash Valley RC, Notts AC 31:22 32:10 32:00 32:10 83.34
darl0 Darlington Harriers & AC 42:25 46:29 46:29 58.01
Dave W Unaffiliated 44:25 46:18 49:02 58.80
DaveM1962 Hoping for a PB, however may be difficult due to number of runners?

Prediction true. Although this is a good flat course, the first 5k invovled dancing around other runners. I will enter again though, and maybe start a little further forward.

Selby Striders, UKnetrunner 47:11 53:27 52:00 53:27 53.94
DAZ75 Unaffiliated 45:02 53:35 55:00 53:35 49.94
Dazzerelli Harpenden Arrows 37:47 39:54 39:54 68.54
derooster Horsforth Harriers 39:42 44:26 45:00 44:26 60.22
DIGGER BYROM A PB! great feeling to beat PB by 28 seconds although wished i'd found another 2 seconds from somewhere? Pudsey Pacers RC 43:01 44:01 44:01 63.45
DjDon Scarborough AC 46:41 49:25 58:00 51:44 56.18
Elli of the North Unaffiliated 55:32 1:09:32 1:09:32 43.62
Hanvet Gainsborough & Morton Striders AC 49:14 1:08:00 1:08:00 44.62
HulaGirl Unaffiliated 52:02 52:02 52:02 58.30
Jim Royle Unaffiliated 43:13 45:30 47:30 45:30 62.85
joey Unaffiliated 43:48 43:48 42:00 0.00
john/66 must eat a lot lest breakfast. Dewsbury Road Runners 38:25 38:52 39:00 38:55 71.77
Karen A PB and sub 55 as well - Was a fast course though not very scenic - well chuffed with my time as I've knocked a massive 5 mins off my last time!!!  Sub 50 here I come ! Rothwell & District Harriers 52:47 52:47 55:00 52:47 60.42
Karlos23 Unaffiliated 43:56 46:02 46:02 59.41
Lanby Unaffiliated 44:29 44:29 44:29 61.48
Lapsed Athlete Good start, first 2k went well then the second 2k got better but between 4 and 5 leading to the Abbey I struggled a little.  Second wind on the way back until just after 7k when as my blog testifies I needed a kick up the backside from NSC to keep me on track.  It was all worth it to run through that line knowing I was near the hours if not under it and now I've seen the results I'm over the moon as they say. Unaffiliated 55:35 59:58 59:59 59:58 48.87
lisajane71 North Leeds Fell Runners 43:46 44:34 44:34 68.76
Little biscuit Should be able to do better this time. Would like a sub 60 but I don't think this will be the one. Unaffiliated 1:00:28 1:00:28 1:04:00 1:00:28 55.37
Lowbo Haven't done this one since i was a nipper! I remember it as being very fast, hence my prediction...just got to keep out of trouble at the start. I hear its got very popular in the last few years.
Was going okay until 2k out when i pulled a muscle in my thigh. can't be too disappointed with time considering the injury, but now concerned that i'll have to rest a few weeks to clear up the muscle and my knee. Wakefield District Harriers & AC 36:40 36:40 35:00 37:32 71.21
LP Unfortunately a stomach bug a few days before the race meant I didn't do as well as I'd hoped. Pensby Runners 42:08 44:48 46:00 47:50 63.41
luis Unaffiliated 38:39 38:39 39:39 68.60
mawngyguy First 10k race. Over the moon to finish. Was still smoking.
Should have used the loo before the race. Had to take a pit stop just after the turn around, and once started, went on forever! Unaffiliated 52:54 1:10:42 1:10:42 42.14
MrBenn Unaffiliated 57:11 58:43 58:43 49.91
MudMeanderer Kirkstall Harriers 39:20 0 0.00
munwin Unaffiliated 37:23 37:23 37:23 71.47
Non-runner What a great race!  Was a bit dubious after reading reports of the chaos in previous years but just loved it - seemed very well-organised to me and as I normally run off-road it was a delight to be on a flat, even surface.  If I'd tied my shoelaces properly and not had to stop may have made a sub-52, who knows?  Same comment as others about which pens to go in - I went in the sub-60 and spent the whole race passing people which was a novelty for me, usually at the back on the trails and fells, but rather than being a problem it kept me interested and gave me confidence.  Back next year, hopefully sub-50 if I train hard! Stats: 47/188 category; 477/1535 all females (chip time). FELL PONIES 48:12 52:03 55:00 52:03 63.61
Northern Exile Think I did this around 44.30 last year (will have to check), so I think a minute off is a reasonable target.

It's a PB for me, 24 seconds outside my estimate but a good 30 seconds off my previous best.  Hopefully all those people who bet on me are pleased ....
NE Harrogate Harriers & AC 43:44 43:44 43:20 43:44 66.46
northernslowcoach not going for a pb - 4 weeks post first marathon and running with a friend *chip time* no pb but really enjoyed it and my first ever negative split! Unaffiliated 53:37 55:19 1:05:00 59:56 51.33
Ogden Runner Unaffiliated 45:13 56:00 56:00 53.65
Orlando84 Holmfirth Harriers 39:52 40:58 40:58 65.22
Pou Pou LePhoõk Unaffiliated 45:41 45:44 45:44 62.04
rdr Unaffiliated 37:25 37:25 38:30 37:25 72.07
Rippers Unaffiliated 45:55 45:59 45:59 63.73
roadrunner1 First road race back since prolapsed disc back in May. Was expecting about 40 mins, did 37.29 - surprised myself. Loved the new start -excellent course and org. Telford AC, Whitchurch Whippets 34:39 36:10 40:00 37:29 73.94
Roaming Ron New Marske Harriers AC 46:31 46:31 46:31 75.36
runbat Clapham Chasers 45:24 48:48 50:00 48:48 54.75
RunnerRyan Stainland Lions RC 37:32 43:02 43:02 62.08
Scotty_owl South Yorks Police Sports & Social Club 39:39 41:15 41:15 64.77
SCUMMA Try for another PB at 10k distance with a prevailing wind Dewsbury Road Runners 47:36 47:36 47:00 47:36 57.82
SimonF Now have 7 10k's under 41 minutes and none under 40 - could this be the one?********Shocking. Sorry everyone who bet on me. Thought I had got over my cold, but after about 3k I just started feeling worse and worse and getting slower and slower. Spent the last 3K running along in the gutter at half marathon pace getting overtaken with legs of lead. Disappointing day, but great organisation and good new course. My sub 40 is still out there somewhere. Cumberland Fell Runners, Horsforth Fellandale Club 40:25 40:47 39:59 41:29 67.86
Skunk Wakefield Triathlon Club 39:45 48:37 49:36 53.86
Skylonsthelimit Unaffiliated 39:41 40:51 0.00
Slickchicks York Knavesmire Harriers 39:58 44:10 44:52 60.10
Slider45 Very happy with my time (chip time given) - indicates that the training I'm doing is heading in the right direction.  Had a good run although I was a little concerned that I went off a bit fast.  Conditions were fine and it was well organised as usual.  The changes to the start and midway I think were an improvement.  Thanks again to everyone who bet on me - having that support is fantastic. Valley Striders AC 34:17 36:09 36:59 36:09 74.02
Slow Sam Once GNR out of the way, concentrating on speed over 10k. Hopefully this should be my first sub 55, first road 10k since JT Run For All in June, so should be doable....

Brilliant run, flat course, just a few problems with people walking/slowing, will start in a better zone next year!!
Thanks for all the good lokk messages, glad I could do it for you all!!!! Unaffiliated 54:05 54:05 55:00 54:05 56.34
starky 100 Marathon Club, North Norfolk Beach Runners 35:45 41:19 41:49 64.11
Steady Fast Nice flat course so I may do a fast time.
RESULT Managed a PB but still a bit disappointed I didn't beat 45.00 Penistone Footpath Runners AC, Fell Runners Association 38:28 45:21 46:30 45:21 58.91
sue c Rothwell & District Harriers 43:32 43:32 43:49 69.72
Suzyspice Unaffiliated 48:20 48:20 48:20 63.65
TomF... Barnsley AC 35:18 35:18 35:18 75.68
Tony Collier Very flat out and back course Styal Running Club 42:45 42:45 44:00 42:45 70.27
tooslow hoping to get closer to 45 mins so bit disappointed - just didn't have speed in legs - thought new start meant it was busier at beginning but further back in crowd than previous years Unaffiliated 45:29 46:05 47:11 64.76
trazza Unaffiliated 42:26 42:26 43:09 70.62
wAckie Racer Race Number 4704
Position 1938
Gen Pos 1599
Cat M40-44 Pos 245
Gun Time 00:53:50
Chip Time 00:50:30 Ackworth Road Runners & a.c., UK parkrun Tourists 42:19 50:30 50:00 50:30 56.18
WeebleNana York Knavesmire Harriers 49:18 1:01:44 1:05:00 1:01:44 51.26
whizzbang Unaffiliated 46:44 46:44 46:44 57.19
Yorkshire Pie I didn't feel like my legs had recovered properly from Amsterdam and New York so just wanted to stay under 50 minutes, but after a relatively cautious start I felt pretty good so started picking the speed up a bit and got a lot closer to my PB than I'd expected for this one. Unaffiliated 46:54 47:08 49:55 48:12 62.93

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