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Mad March Pukka 20

Sun March 1 2009 Listed by AntClark
32 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
5hep Yippppeeeee!! Farnham Runners 2:55:47 2:55:47 2:59:15 2:55:47 54.68
Alex B Retired at 10 miles with stomach cramps feeling like sh*t. Not happy, because I was really looking forward to this one and was enjoying the atmosphere and flat country lane route. Fareham Crusaders 2:53:47 0 3:15:00 0.00
AntClark First 20 Mile race looking for approx 02:40:00 UPDATE 29th place Fantastic race felt good and kept to a steady pace and superb marshalls Bournemouth AC, Twemlow Track Club 1:57:29 2:11:17 2:40:00 2:11:17 69.60
bob hopeless Twemlow Track Club 2:09:32 2:20:14 2:20:14 65.17
Chalkus Bournemouth AC 0 0 0.00
Craig D Dorset Doddlers 2:21:36 2:21:36 2:28:00 2:21:36 64.53
Deadbeat 100 Marathon Club, Wimborne AC 2:22:28 2:22:28 2:22:28 66.92
Dizzy K Stubbington Green Runners 3:21:00 3:21:00 3:21:00 50.35
DPowles Portsmouth Joggers Club 2:20:00 2:23:41 2:18:00 2:41:09 57.16
eMpTy Faded badly in last 5, not really in right shape for Stratford so may well drop down to the half. Denmead Striders 2:28:45 2:42:12 2:40:00 2:42:12 63.97
Falky Egdon Heath Harriers 2:36:55 2:36:55 2:45:00 2:36:55 69.80
Fast&Furious Finished in 24th position and 7th M40. Woking AC 2:08:54 2:08:54 2:10:00 2:08:54 75.82
firstborn Unaffiliated 2:15:46 2:15:46 2:20:00 2:15:46 70.22
forest-runner Wimborne AC 3:21:46 3:21:46 3:21:46 49.67
Franky Unaffiliated 3:05:48 3:05:48 3:15:00 3:05:48 51.31
greenfields Trying energy gels for the first time as practice for FLM Egdon Heath Harriers 2:19:21 2:35:50 2:50:00 2:35:50 60.71
Hitch ran with a bad leg. started at the back. pleased with time as it is quicker than last year Poole AC 2:57:05 3:18:40 3:30:00 3:18:40 48.78
hunterway A really tough run for me due to tight hamstring and bad cold but on a good note it counts as time on my feet. Unaffiliated 2:44:57 2:58:25 2:58:25 56.17
I81B4U Egdon Heath Harriers 3:06:39 3:06:39 3:06:39 49.01
J-Lard Stubbington Green Runners 2:58:03 2:58:03 2:58:03 58.57
jeronimo pb 100 Marathon Club, Wimborne AC 2:09:22 2:09:22 2:09:22 74.30
kaichandler Well organised, flat race on minor roads, almost no traffic. Hot drink and snack for a pound, changing tents, but long queues for the portaloos. ***The best teeshirt ever!!!   - Nothing special to look at but one but seems to be  a technical fabric I'll be running in for a long time*** Poole Runners 3:06:00 3:06:00 3:20:00 3:06:00 55.30
Marigold Plan is a controlled training run. Plan is to run the first half in 60 and then the 2nd in 57ish

MMH20 Report

As I said early my plan was to run 6:00m/m for the first half and then try and do a 57ish for the last 10 miles.

First 5 miles : 29:40 (5:56m/m) 

All going to plan and my HR nicely ticking over around 5bpm below marathon effort. Running with a club-mate who was looking for around 2:00 and we were going along nicely. At this stage there were 4 runners ahead of us with the leader around a minute up the road (Poolerunner) 

2nd 5 miles : 28:34 (5:43m/m)

Was still going to plan up until around 7-8 miles although we were picking up the pace a little bit. We were pulling in a couple of Vets who were up ahead ( including Mr Hargreaves) and the temptation to pull them in was slowly increasing our pace. It was around 9 miles that I realised that I was feeling very strong, had just moved into second place and estimated that the chap in 1st was around 2 min up the road. Was getting a sniff of a possible win which caused mile 10 to be a 5:27. Average for this 5 miles was around marathon effort

3rd 5 miles : 27:47 (5:34m/m)

Feeling strong and making sure I stayed below 1/2 marathon HR by a few beats I slowly started to claw in the lead runner but not that fast. By the end of this 5 miles I was still around a minute behind and started getting doubts that I was going to make it.

4th 5 miles : 27:09 (5:27m/m)

Made a real effort around 16/17 miles and knocked out a 5:21 and a 5:23 which enabled me to catch up with the leader.(This was helped by IW and Tag on their bikes giving me some big support - cheers boys). Sat behind him for around 1/2 mile to catch my breath and then at around 18/19 miles I pulled out a 50-100m which I then managed to hold on until the end. HR stayed a couple of beats below 1/2 marathon effort until the end.

Really chuffed with my first DRRL win and although I was a bit disappointed I didn't have the mental strength to not race, I don't feel I'm going to need that much recovery so it hasn't done me too much harm.

Last 13.1 miles were just under my 1/2 PB in around 72:30

Bournemouth AC 1:46:01 1:53:14 1:57:00 1:53:14 80.91
ndellar Will have a better idea of timings after the 18 miler on 15th Feb, would hope for close to 3 hours, but probably between 3 or 3.5 Spa Striders RC 3:13:02 3:15:11 3:30:00 3:15:11 51.86
Nikaim 10 minutes ahead of training times-Got a bit carried away racing in the second half-but have come through it without injury Poole Runners 3:10:22 3:10:22 3:20:00 3:10:22 49.70
pconsani Bournemouth AC, Garscube Harriers 2:28:15 2:30:57 2:30:00 2:30:57 60.53
phatrunner felt i had good run and that was good milage under the belt for marathon. Royal Manor of Portland AC 2:37:49 2:37:49 2:35:00 2:37:49 59.95
Sequin Winchester & District AC 2:44:45 2:44:45 2:45:55 63.26
Slimster Last long race b4 Paris mara...Update started off quicker than I wanted to, paid for it in the last few miles, still a good training session Stubbington Green Runners 2:36:49 2:36:49 2:58:00 2:38:01 58.29
SnowdonMark Very hard week at work.  Overtired. Gillingham Trotters RC 2:24:15 2:24:15 2:20:00 2:24:15 67.19
Tia More or less went to plan, very happy, knocked my time down from Bramley 20M a few weeks back :-) Lonely Goat RC 3:03:57 3:03:57 3:03:57 55.27
Trinsel Unaffiliated 2:31:33 2:31:33 2:31:33 71.56

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