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Newark Half Marathon

Sun August 9 2009 Listed by Lincsfella
65 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
10.13 SLEAFORD STRIDERS 1:49:31 1:49:31 2:17:30 45.41
Arwen Holme Pierrepont RC 1:56:49 1:56:49 0.00
Baldilocks First half marathon. Thanks to the Geordie guy at 12 miles for dragging me to the end!! Unaffiliated 2:03:00 2:03:00 2:30:00 2:03:00 47.47
Barry K Unaffiliated 1:37:32 1:42:17 1:43:30 1:46:00 55.08
Brookers MK Lakeside Runners 1:25:59 1:34:58 1:36:53 60.26
ButterflyLou (MrsMothy) Werrington Joggers 2:02:05 2:02:05 2:27:23 44.29
clarec Mansfield Harriers & AC 1:41:42 1:41:42 1:49:00 60.64
CookPassBabtridge Tough out there, wasn't expecting it to be quite as hot as it was especially after the poor weather we have been having.  Got in a little group of 3 after the first few miles and ran together for the majority of the race.  Managed to kick over the last 600m which was really unpleasant and got away to come 3rd.  My clubmate came second and won the Breitling watch.  Erewash Valley RC, Notts AC 1:09:03 1:10:26 1:10:56 82.72
Craggy Skegness & District Running Club 1:14:48 1:17:48 1:19:58 73.88
dan-o PACTRAC 1:51:43 0 0.00
darkhorse hot but ok after injury Ropsley Road Runners 1:39:39 1:43:15 1:43:15 59.00
DeeGee It was too hot, and I felt there was no chance at 9:30. But by 10:30 I'd made my mind up to race it properly.

PB - and what a PB! Seven minutes! And it could have been even lower if I'd been able to get into my stride fromthe beginning. 100 Marathon Club, Cleethorpes AC 1:28:55 1:39:29 1:55:00 1:48:22 53.94
Dipper Too hot, was under trained, under prepared, couldn't get running technique right, felt unfortable for nearly every step of the way. Unaffiliated 1:33:32 1:51:48 1:44:59 1:51:48 52.36
firstborn Changed goals, so using this as a training run. Planning not to go all out for new HM PB..... Unaffiliated 1:24:47 1:29:08 1:28:00 1:31:00 66.94
Fizz :-) Too hot for me, could easily have DNF'd at about 5 miles, but made it to the end somehow. It was saved from being my new PW set only 2 weeks after the last one by virtue of nice downhill to the finish and a few blessed minutes of light cloud cover :-( FERC 1:52:38 1:54:26 1:55:00 2:06:15 53.11
FML Got it horrible wrong last year. Just hoping for a reasonable performance but depends on heat. Not happy with my performance again on this race! Sleaford Town Runners 1:58:07 1:58:36 2:03:00 2:14:47 44.27
Forest Von Supermurph Gump This will be my 2nd half after running the www.mansfieldhalf.co.uk on the 28th June. That was known as a tough half with lots of inclines. Newark supposed to be good for PB's so weather permitting I'm hoping to break 1h 40.

Trained for 4 months for the above so the fitness is there, doing a new 3 day per week training plan (instead of 4 days) for this one so will be interesting to see how I feel on the day.

Whilst the conditions were very hot I managed to beat my PB by 3 minutes, really pleased Unaffiliated 1:37:30 1:37:30 1:39:00 1:37:30 60.04
gingerwand not recovered yet from marathons and not sure my legs will allow me to run near my best Werrington Joggers 1:30:02 1:33:02 1:38:00 1:39:57 61.45
Go-KL Decided only a few days before to enter this as injuries had cleared up and I felt as if form was coming on, plus the weather forecast was good. But on race day the sun stayed out and it got to be a little bit too warm for racing, rising to about 23C by the end and with zero breeze to cool. Still raced well and on the watch time took a new PB (gun time is a PB by 1 second (1:19:07), but still frustratingly close to breaking 1:19 and could have gone faster if it were cooler. Trainers were great. Recovered soon after the race. Grantham Running club 1:14:46 1:18:33 1:20:00 1:19:01 73.97
Greenman Grantham Running club 1:20:38 1:22:32 1:26:58 70.62
Hercules Unaffiliated 1:29:24 1:29:24 1:31:00 1:31:40 63.69
hitthebar Witney Road Runners 1:49:25 1:49:25 1:50:43 52.73
jcal2 Valley Striders AC 1:19:54 1:23:06 1:23:06 70.26
jetpower Unaffiliated 1:32:02 1:32:02 1:31:00 1:32:02 63.45
Jigs Marathon training run, part of 18 miles. Unaffiliated 1:19:28 1:24:17 1:35:00 1:25:03 71.08
Jobe Werrington Joggers 1:44:24 2:00:32 0.00
kaysdee Gutted! Outside my pb by 37 seconds. Terribly hot, really affected me. Enjoyed the actual course though, real potential had it been a little cooler I would def have pb'd. Tried to catch up in last couple miles but lost too much time in my bad patch between about 9-11. Heaton Harriers & AC 1:30:27 1:43:15 1:42:30 1:43:50 62.95
ktok Unaffiliated 1:41:38 1:44:18 1:48:00 1:44:18 56.26
la bandit hilly and hot normally Grantham AC, Stamford Striders 1:25:00 1:33:32 1:30:00 1:34:30 68.94
LBM Hoping to build on recent success at Gloucester Half, but puzzled that some believe the course is PB material whilst others believe its hilly? Whatever it is, I just hope it's not hot. As it's an unknown course for me, I'm not making any predictions. *Update: The heat took it's toll today, but I'm happy to go sub 1:30 twice in the last month, even though not a PB :-) Finished 114/1049 Norfolk Gazelles Running Club, Trail Running Association 1:23:50 1:28:07 1:29:32 72.77
Lincsfella no sniggering at the back lol, it was hot :o) UKnetrunner 1:28:14 1:31:32 1:34:58 63.65
lollepop Werrington Joggers 1:42:41 1:53:55 2:12:00 50.80
mark9 Lincoln & District Runners 1:35:26 1:39:15 1:44:25 56.36
MarkMarkyMark Unaffiliated 1:45:28 1:56:00 2:00:00 1:56:00 50.33
Marky Moz Werrington Joggers 1:59:19 2:12:00 2:15:00 43.96
Marts got round after 5 weeks of injury Werrington Joggers 1:18:56 1:18:56 1:45:00 1:39:16 59.11
MeersbrookMiler Unaffiliated 1:20:15 1:34:55 1:39:53 63.03
mickey72 Eastern Veterans AC, Nene Valley Harriers 1:15:31 1:17:44 1:25:22 69.21
Mothy Hot Hot Hothothothothothothothothothothothothothoththothothothot Werrington Joggers 1:48:49 1:49:54 1:55:45 53.95
Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs) Marathon pace - 7:55m/m Kettering Town Harriers 1:31:50 1:37:07 1:43:40 1:41:04 78.03
Neal Lyon Very hot - wanted to better my PB if only by a smidgen, but under the conditions, am happy with the result.  The hill at 9.5 - 10 miles really took the fight out of me and it was a struggle to keep my mind in the race.  The incline and the heat made it a harder run than the Fleet Half, my last half marathon, so a 40 secs difference is bordering on acceptable... Unaffiliated 1:37:51 1:37:51 1:40:00 1:38:37 59.20
onetony Boy was it hot out there!!! Desford Striders 1:40:16 1:40:35 1:50:00 1:45:52 55.15
paul296 Blew up last five miles - too hot today! Unaffiliated 1:40:04 1:42:48 1:40:00 1:48:18 55.43
payless PB Ashfield Tri 1:31:39 1:34:43 1:34:43 63.00
PeteStockdale UKnetrunner 1:15:32 1:22:41 1:22:41 70.61
red-dog Unaffiliated 1:41:17 1:41:17 1:39:59 1:44:47 56.17
redimpian Lincoln & District Runners 1:20:59 1:25:12 1:27:57 71.59
Richey First half marathon. Really enjoyed it, even the last two miles which were hard. Absolute Triathlon Club 1:33:58 1:39:45 1:42:38 57.04
Rosielad Unaffiliated 1:52:20 1:54:40 1:55:00 1:54:40 52.36
runForestfanrun HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT UKnetrunner 1:54:16 2:01:25 2:01:25 48.88
Runner5 Lincoln & District Runners 2:19:56 2:20:30 2:24:00 2:29:20 42.88
ruskinmike Dulwich Runners AC 1:48:43 1:53:27 1:53:27 55.97
Scopey Mickleover Running Club 1:28:51 1:34:34 1:42:30 57.64
SHEEPDIP Redhill Road Runners 1:16:01 1:27:03 1:30:00 1:27:03 71.14
Slider45 Pleased with time as it's a new pb.  Went off strong but did find myself slowing a bit in the latter stages.  Very warm and the heat may have had a bit of an impact though a slightly more conservative start would have given me a more even run. Valley Striders AC 1:16:18 1:18:42 1:18:42 74.39
Spoon Unaffiliated 1:29:03 1:35:15 1:36:15 62.00
swerver Just completed second Half Marathon at MK in 1:41.43 (8th March 09) using this one to try and improve ready for GER in Oct 2009.
Time of 1:46.58 was far to hot and got blisters, sorry for those who bet on me :( Werrington Joggers 1:35:02 1:38:50 1:41:00 1:46:58 54.64
tangledfeet Ivanhoe Runners 1:17:28 1:23:49 1:29:44 70.76
That Damned Bloke was a very hot day. felt a bit light headed by about 10 miles (top of the hill!) but PLENTY of water stations helped with that... i.e. one down the throat, one over the head! LOL!

bit dissapointed didnt beat last years time of 2:17:something, but did get in under 2:30:00. 
would have felt like a failure if i hadnt made that time. Unaffiliated 1:54:43 2:21:27 2:30:00 2:21:27 42.44
Trehis Bad race, ok until just after half way, then could only manage a slower but even pace to the finish. Tiredness partly to blame. Mansfield Harriers & AC 1:26:38 1:27:40 1:34:39 67.08
ukjmr Too hot... Hatton Darts RC 1:44:39 1:49:44 1:45:00 1:55:47 50.83
Wacky Jackie Notfast RC 2:09:00 2:09:00 2:20:00 50.11
Watford Wobble Very hot this race and mentally lost it again at 6 miles.  The heat got to me a little and thought better to get home safe in the heat.  Good PB course I reckon if cool.

Race number 15.  Number of runners 1047 position 573. Unaffiliated 1:35:49 1:50:17 1:49:30 1:54:13 53.34
Wicked D happy to have finished after the injury week i've had UKnetrunner 1:37:17 1:38:12 1:42:03 61.19
yane Unaffiliated 1:49:38 1:49:38 1:55:00 1:58:00 49.88

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  • On 3rd May 2009 at 12:10am, Jobe wrote: Thoroughly enjoyed this last year - running for the second time.
  • On 7th Aug 2009 at 7:46am, Lincsfella wrote: we parked at the library last yea which was finer but theres also a nice little car park on the same road as the start
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