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Oxford Town & Gown 10K

Sun May 18 2008 Listed by Somebody
31 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Agent Orange Fourth run here and fourth PB - but it's getting harder!  Great conditions so decided to set out at 4.20 per km pace and see if I could hold it or would blow up.  Ran strongly up to 6 km (5km at 21.50).  Struggled in kms 8 and 9 but as faster runners came by I gritted my teeth and tried to hold on to their pace.  Then had a strong finish for a really pleasing time.  Lovely to see Mark C (big PB, well done) along with Sarah and Ellen. Unaffiliated 43:42 43:42 44:22 63.45
Ay up me duck Northbrook AC 40:32 42:38 42:38 71.07
Baron von Sharon Headington RoadRunners 52:47 52:47 55:00 52:47 57.47
BrettFalcus Unaffiliated 41:51 42:00 42:00 64.20
Crisp Good day for running - actually my second best time ever but the other was over 8 years ago and was 44m something .... it's in my sights!! Trail Running Association 47:54 47:54 51:00 47:54 60.68
FurryH Number 106 - March has been a bad month for training with illnesses galore.  Aiming for 55 but will be pleased to come in under the hr.    Nice flat course.  Update.  Dispite the cold managed a PB time as nice flat and fast course. Watford Joggers 48:08 53:16 55:00 53:16 50.18
Jane B Eynsham RoadRunners 52:11 52:44 53:50 57.40
Jaquesy My first ever race!  I'd like to try and complete it in an hour but that could be pushing it!!! Unaffiliated 0 0 1:00:00 0.00
JeffH Headington RoadRunners 44:15 44:15 45:54 58.21
Jogging Pioneer Unaffiliated 48:33 49:38 53:00 50.41
KevR Just jogging pacing Sammi to under 1hr Oxford Tri 38:02 38:02 58:36 45.59
Kingy30 It's two years since I last did a 10km and it was the Town & Gown, I was in the process of training for a marathon and was super fit at the time. So i'm not going to feel too bad that i've slowed by 2 minutes, but I would like to be able to get back into the 45 bracket. It was a nice race, always is. Unaffiliated 45:12 47:30 48:00 47:30 63.86
LemonTree Unaffiliated 51:38 55:58 55:58 54.20
LTW Northbrook AC 56:55 57:19 58:30 57:19 56.10
Lyds Unaffiliated 58:59 1:09:12 1:14:56 40.48
MarkC Well happy with that, a new PB by 2 minutes and I think there could be more to come. Yeeeesssss!  I was aiming for sub-7min miling, to get to 6 miles at 42 mins, then planned to just pelt it for the the final bit. I started  a little too fast, doing the first four miles around 6:30 but somehow I felt OK. I held back a bit over mile 5 (7:10 - looks like I held off a bit tooooo much now!) and then picked it up again for mile 6, leaving enough for a lickety-split finish that saw me pip a clubmate and a clump of other people too. Felt pretty good right the way through, and not suffering too much afterwards (but ask me again in the morning!!!). I'm really happy with that. Great to see solitudefairy and Agent Orange (congrats to both on the PBs!) and big applause to all my fellow Alchesterians for their performances (and marshalling!). Well done also to Sharon and Ollie for great performances, and WOW to office dark horse Rachel who runs bloody well on the quiet! All in all, an excellent day's work, and I'm now asking myself if sub-40 is on the cards....... Unaffiliated 41:22 41:22 43:00 41:22 66.11
MISERABLEMRGILES Witney Road Runners 37:50 38:58 38:58 68.56
mothrunner My first ever race!  Happy to do it in under an hour.  It was an excellent race; I think I'll be able to do it faster next time...famous last words! Headington RoadRunners 48:57 58:39 58:49 51.08
OxfordTristan Second race after 6 months out through injury so i don't think i will be able to emulate last seasons 40.53 pb.
Sub-40 would have been nice but have to be happy with this time in the grand scheme of things Unaffiliated 40:53 41:16 42:00 41:16 65.29
PeterS Unaffiliated 47:00 50:10 50:10 56.55
PeteStockdale UKnetrunner 35:10 37:00 1:04:22 41.51
Pink Marshmallow Marlow Striders 0 0 0.00
RunLikeTheWind Unaffiliated 1:01:49 1:05:06 1:08:47 51.04
samue Unaffiliated 1:03:53 1:03:53 0.00
SarahBoots (Solitude_Fairy) WOOOOOHOOOOOOOO Another 10K PB by 90 seconds. One very very very happy SF indeed.  Great support from marshalls that I knew, and waving at lots of fellow runners I knew. I LOVED IT.  Ran easy, and could see the PB was on, so kicked at 6K again, and yep... it worked.  Loved it.  More to follow I am sure. 
Boing...Boing....Boing.... Unaffiliated 1:01:21 1:01:21 1:01:21 50.36
satkin55 Good first couple of miles, but then found it tough to keep the pace up in the middle.  Improved again over the last 2k for a good finish.  Knocked 25 secs off my PB, but disappointed.  I should have done better. White Horse Harriers AC 42:05 42:05 42:00 42:05 67.96
Script DR 463 of 2666 finishers Unaffiliated 43:11 43:11 45:00 44:29 61.15
simo 71 Abingdon and vale triathlon club 55:49 55:49 55:30 57:33 47.26
Somebody Woke up feeling ill, and was in two minds whether to do this one. Did it anyway, but felt uncomfortable from about the 2k mark. Was very tempted to just stop and go home!!! Unaffiliated 1:03:18 1:06:45 1:06:45 46.29
TallRob UKnetrunner 42:15 43:38 43:38 62.68
the vicious chicken Unaffiliated 55:52 1:06:18 1:06:18 45.75

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