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New Year New Five

Tue January 1 2008 Listed by Alopex
18 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Alopex UKnetrunner 34:32 34:32 35:00 34:32 63.53
flanker thought this was to be a 10k this year, not a five miler??? Todmorden Harriers & AC, Trail Running Association, Fell Runners Association, LDWA 35:45 37:58 38:22 56.85
Gobi Nice day out in the midlands for a 5miler and looks like a good Fetch turnout as well. Apologies to those I did not meet as I seemed to be running all the time. 

13th place and 27.51, thats basically 5.34 pace in January after a late night and base training. Impressed by the quality of the field.
Average HR is very encouraging as is the feeling that I could have kept going.

The report etc.

planned to go out at PMP (5.45) and then kick on after 3 miles. This plan lasted 2 strides as I went off at 5.20 mile pace. Soon realised I should get a grip but decided to hold mid 5.30s. Slowly moved through the field and kept pace all the way to the end.

1.02m 00:05:36 10.87mph 13.52mph 153bpm 160bpm
1.00m 00:05:36 10.66mph 12.19mph 161bpm 163bpm
1.01m 00:05:43 10.57mph 12.10mph 163bpm 166bpm
0.99m 00:05:29 10.86mph 12.28mph 165bpm 167bpm
0.97m 00:05:24 10.80mph 12.28mph 167bpm 170bpm

Mileage for the day so far 9.5 and have another run to do shortly. Looks like 2008 has started as 2007 ended.

NICE Unaffiliated 27:51 27:51 27:51 78.31
KinkyS Watch time as I started at the back of the field in a fit of over-cautiousness.  My third race in three days so very pleased to be able to maintain a reasonably brisk pace on knackered legs, and lovely to get together with a few fetchies too :-) Todmorden Harriers & AC 33:47 33:47 36:09 66.87
Krissie Sparkhill Harriers 37:04 42:02 42:02 57.51
Lincsfella oooooooh! a pb to start the year, last minute change of plan so did this instead of cleethorpes 10k. Felt great for first 2.5 miles but then it really started to sting but managed to hold on. UKnetrunner 31:57 32:32 32:32 67.90
Malibu Northbrook AC 32:43 33:56 33:56 65.59
Nathan Holmes Northbrook AC 26:01 27:47 28:00 27:47 77.00
paulcoz Northbrook AC 36:30 37:19 42:00 39:22 56.11
phal Really really pleased with my time :o) That's my fastest run since post injury :o) :o) *boing* and lots of lovely fetchies there too :o) (sorry to those who had put points on me....) Northbrook AC, FARC 33:07 35:00 35:00 69.07
pussy cat not bad for the morning after the night before!!!!!! Northbrook AC 35:03 36:40 38:00 36:40 72.58
Rach E Entered this last minute. Not quite a pb but very pleased with performance given my health recently. Was able to back off slightly when things hurt and not really drop pace. Consistent mile splits and finished 3rd senior woman. There are some fast runners in the Midlands! Nice to chat to people, particularly Phal, Kinky & Flanker. Aldershot, Farnham & District AC, Team Kennet 29:40 30:10 30:10 80.13
rhb Monkey Suit.

Today i feel the pain of anyone who ever suffered with chaffing issues! Chorlton Runners 28:59 30:08 38:35 55.29
Runningheva please do not bet on me.

Well that went well- really flat, fast course. Won fisrt over 50 prize.
Met Phal and Kinky in the changing room after the race, nice to put a face to the names. Rugby & Northampton AC 35:21 35:21 39:00 35:21 80.76
STUB Vegetarian Cycling & AC 32:30 33:12 34:59 33:12 65.35
tangledfeet Ivanhoe Runners 28:24 28:24 28:27 81.29
Top Duffer What a great way to start the year...a PB by quite a way and faster than expected!  Not much sleep, a curry and a couple of glasses of wine last night wouldn't have been my normal race prep but it seemed to work OK, probably because I wasn't expecting too much and was far more relaxed before the start.....something to try and work on for future races!  

Worked hard at not letting the pace drop of in the race and got some pretty consistent mile times.  All in all a great result with a lot of postives to take into future races.  Helped having a nice fast, flat course and ideal conditions too. Unaffiliated 33:57 33:57 34:30 33:57 65.07
Wheeeeeeeeler! Northbrook AC 31:22 31:22 33:23 64.69

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