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New Forest Half Marathon

Sun September 16 2007 Listed by CeeGee
34 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
5hep A training run for Loch Ness!! Farnham Runners 1:47:51 1:49:50 1:55:00 1:56:00 52.11
bazza73 Unaffiliated 1:47:04 2:02:57 2:00:00 2:02:57 47.54
Blackers800 Wey hey - a pb by one second.  First old git too (MV40) and 5th overall so very happy.

If you ever have the chance to do so, you should enter this race.  It's one of the greats. Southampton AC, Southern Counties Veterans AC 1:17:08 1:17:08 1:18:16 76.70
Blakey 26.2 RRC 26.2 Road Runners Club 1:38:42 1:45:11 1:50:00 1:46:33 55.07
blue (pete) Was entered for the full marathon but lack of training has forced me to change to the half (no point entering a race that I probably wont finish). After today's O2O 10k I'm now looking forward to this. See you there.

Very pleased with time on this HILLY, yes HILLY (as far as I'm concerned). Good to meet A65. Unaffiliated 1:49:12 1:49:12 2:00:00 1:57:23 51.90
bob hopeless Twemlow Track Club 1:17:22 1:29:26 1:29:26 65.28
bw Reading Roadrunners 1:26:30 0 0.00
CaniRuna Stubbington Green Runners, Royal Navy AC 1:19:51 1:31:10 1:36:40 60.88
Caterpillar Don't bet on me for a PB in this in 2007. My Half Mara PB is from this race in 2005.  It was extremely hot then, so conditions look better this year, but I'm not as quick.

Race Report: Well I was very pleased with that.  Pleased I told you not to bet on me, too.  I am not as quick this year, but haven't really put in any serious mileage, so have no right to expect to be very fast.  The weather was lovely except for a gruesome headwind pretty much for the last five miles.  I was out to a party until 1.30am, so knackered, too.  I'm particularly thrilled with the first eight miles, as you can see from these miles times:

6:52
6:59
6:48
6:50 (hill!)
6:49
6:58
7:06 (downhill)
6:47
7:47 (nasty hill)
7:07 (still going up)
7:28 (vicious headwind)
7:59 (oops the wheels have come off)
8:01 (why is it still uphill AND into a wind?)
last 192.5 yards - 51 seconds.

A good result I think. Was well inside PB time at 8 miles.  Note to self: must work on the stamina, not go to parties the night before, and not skip crucial drinks stations. Walton AC 1:28:56 1:34:25 1:34:00 1:34:25 68.41
choldy cool day for the run, course was very hilly...hard work. Kept up a steady 155-160 HR from mile 8 and was starting to struggle at 11.5 miles. Lesson learned keep a steadier pace for the Clarendon Marathon till I hit 20 miles then start a build gradual up to the finish. placed 738 out of 1504, quite happy for first attempt at this distance. Unaffiliated 1:56:59 1:56:59 2:00:00 1:56:59 51.32
Cookie Still not running Ranelagh Harriers 1:33:55 1:40:06 0.00
DaisySun bad breathing!!! Unaffiliated 1:43:37 1:56:58 1:57:25 55.53
daniel the spaniel Unaffiliated 1:42:36 1:46:43 1:54:34 51.22
dave the flower It just didn't happen for me! Not helped by attending a booze fuelled wedding on Friday. The hills were hillier than I remember and the flat bits few and far between. New Forest Runners 1:44:54 1:47:56 1:47:00 1:53:32 52.88
DazzaB VEGAN RUNNERS UK 1:24:03 1:30:31 1:30:31 66.78
dibbo First half marathon.  Took it steady and found it ok. Unaffiliated 1:28:36 1:48:12 1:48:12 54.60
Didds Bexhill Runners 1:40:56 1:42:13 1:42:13 59.14
Dina Mo Stubbington Green Runners 1:51:16 2:06:58 2:06:58 51.58
DS Unaffiliated 1:49:00 1:53:00 1:58:00 2:00:04 56.96
Farby Sorry Guys :-(  That was really hard - all those hills!!!  Maybe I'll do better next year.... Unaffiliated 2:19:32 2:32:17 2:40:00 2:44:29 39.65
forest plodder Totton Running Club 1:58:20 2:19:32 2:19:32 55.12
goingbackwards Runnymede Runners 2:10:03 2:10:03 0.00
graz Unaffiliated 1:29:21 1:49:01 1:49:01 57.75
harrump Chip time.Fourth attempt and 16 minutes faster than last year.Weather kinder this year and the hills apart from the one that goes to Tiptoe seemed more manageable.Picture and details also taken at finish line for Lymington Times! New Forest Runners 1:32:32 1:37:23 1:38:52 59.35
PeterS Unaffiliated 1:50:06 1:55:25 2:02:34 49.70
Rock Steady Seaford Striders RC 1:53:11 1:58:10 1:58:10 55.14
runningflea UKnetrunner 2:20:01 2:24:41 2:30:00 2:24:41 45.06
Siamese Pete Lovely course!
It was a bit busy at the start, but quickly panned out and the Unaffiliated 1:55:28 2:03:17 2:03:17 49.41
Sinj Unaffiliated 1:46:50 1:52:40 1:58:00 49.73
starky 100 Marathon Club, North Norfolk Beach Runners 1:19:23 1:28:51 1:31:12 64.03
The Jackal Death or Glory 1:52:03 2:05:16 2:05:16 46.61
Torbay Worth a bet. Hope to pb this by 40 mins. Thankyou for the thousands of bets it will inspire me to run well. I need some confidence building after a horrible hip injury
Thanks for betting - I hope I was worth it!  This was the best race ever. I didn't even notice the hills. Started off really slowly right at the back gradually working my way up through other runners a real psychological boost. I was strong to the end and wished this had been a twenty mile race. I have been badly injured for five months and will never take my body for granted again. It was nice to meet caterpillar and Siamese pete and having read his profile he is an inspiration to us all. Would love to do this race again.
Torbay Athletic Club and Torbay Tri Club 1:47:30 1:53:43 2:10:00 1:56:54 58.97
Tutu Much Kirkstall Harriers 1:45:19 1:46:46 1:52:00 1:50:33 58.98
Um Bongo Not aiming for PB so no bets please Sandhurst Joggers, Windle Valley Runners 1:42:48 1:43:09 1:52:48 55.82

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