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Rhayader Round The Lakes

Sat March 20 2010 Listed by WildeRover
30 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Andrea B Taf Running & Orienteering (TROTS) 3:25:02 3:55:00 3:55:00 43.69
Artzam 100 Marathon Club, Telford Harriers 2:32:59 2:41:17 2:40:00 2:52:00 54.30
ATOM. Pirate Ship Of Fools, Zoom Tri Club 3:35:26 0 0.00
Boycie Nice bout of food poisoning induced by hotel breakfast meant I was not on top of my game. Fortunately managed to hold it together to finish 19th in 2.16.57. 10 miles in 71.59 15 miles in 1.45.39, last 5 in 31.18. Spectacular views, but you pay a price with a 2.5 mile continuous climb from 3.5 through 6! Unaffiliated 2:09:29 2:11:33 2:16:57 66.79
Che dragon Penarth & Dinas Runners 2:50:18 2:54:46 3:00:00 2:54:46 59.90
Crash Hamster Pirate Ship Of Fools 2:42:37 3:22:29 3:22:29 47.87
flanker see blog 21-03-10 Todmorden Harriers & AC, Trail Running Association, LDWA 2:30:28 2:56:56 3:02:00 51.31
Flatlander Have peppered the 2h52/53m mark every year. Have done the training this year, but an awful 7 days at work immediately before the race (60 hours plus being woken up 2 nights to go to work as well as working days) meant that I was extremely tired so any thoughts of sub 3 hours had gone out of mind.  Stupidly went club training Thursday night for 6x1km but went unexpectedly fast. Hmm....

At Rhayader, started usual steady speed, didn't steam up THE hill quite as fast as usual, took it steady down the other side, and got to the halfway mark in 90 minutes. Hang on, that's how long it usually takes me to get there when I've run 2:53, and I'm still feeling good. Still held myself in check for the next 5 miles, but at mile 15 - whoosh! Suddenly shot off with 40m 21s last 5 miles, over the hill at mile 18.5 and up into Rhayader for a course PB. Not bad for a Flatlander!

Sorry to the other runners who came up to me at the finish and said I'd demoralised them as I whizzed past them as if they were standing still! (their words!).

They say that the best things come when you least expect them! I thought one was supposed to get slower not faster as one gets older, but that's an improvement in each of the last 3 years! Cambridge & Coleridge AC 2:37:38 2:51:47 2:51:47 62.05
Flying Ant Black Pear Joggers 2:53:18 2:53:18 2:56:16 52.70
JJ Flash Spa Striders RC 3:24:00 3:24:00 3:30:00 3:24:00 55.56
jolguk Ran with Sarah, so very relaxed. Dragons RC 2:44:20 2:44:20 3:34:00 47.80
joncharles Eastern Veterans AC, Werrington Joggers 1:57:59 1:57:59 1:50:00 1:57:59 79.64
KinkyS Went far better than expected!  Ran every step of the big hill, and got progressively faster after that.  Very pleased all things considered. Todmorden Harriers & AC 2:25:12 2:56:57 3:02:29 55.52
Laurence Hilly hilly hilly! Pembrokeshire Harriers AAC 2:53:35 2:53:35 2:45:00 2:53:35 57.25
Marchbanks 100 Marathon Club, Cybi Striders 2:48:27 2:48:27 2:48:27 60.08
mickey72 Eastern Veterans AC, Nene Valley Harriers 1:56:20 2:05:48 2:08:00 2:05:48 73.84
nickyq Emlyn Runners 2:27:48 3:05:11 3:05:11 57.08
philrich1983 Unaffiliated 3:13:45 3:13:45 3:13:45 0.00
pmd Stourbridge RC 2:15:28 2:25:53 2:20:00 2:25:53 62.70
Running Caz Cobra RC 2:47:13 3:12:00 3:12:00 53.10
Shadow 100 Marathon Club, Cybi Striders 2:56:50 3:14:27 3:14:27 58.29
Tarmac Runner Had a good run with pretty much no long run continuos running training but cramped up in the last three miles and lost a good five mins but very enjoyable run out again in perfect weather. Cobra RC 2:28:50 2:52:23 2:52:23 54.88
tee1 Unaffiliated 2:58:20 2:58:20 3:06:00 57.28
The_Saint Great course as always, excellent weather San Domenico RC 2:36:37 2:36:37 2:36:37 62.40
Turbo doesnt count Ouch Aldridge RC 2:44:31 2:44:47 2:59:59 2:44:47 59.31
Welsh Alex Port Talbot 2:23:00 2:25:10 2:25:00 2:25:10 65.68
wrexhamrob Buckley RC 3:19:00 3:25:32 3:25:32 50.49
Yorkshire Pie Unaffiliated 2:49:38 3:02:49 3:02:49 55.37
Zoom Chepstow Harriers 3:07:50 0 0.00
♪♫ Synge ♪♫ This is emphatically not a PB course. It sounds pretty hilly.

Given that I am aiming to go fast on 7 March and on 28 March, both over 20 miles, this is intended to be a nice slow scenic run. Let's see ... Westbury Harriers 2:26:57 2:26:57 3:20:00 2:32:36 64.57

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