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Robin Hood Half Marathon

Sun September 14 2008 Listed by Darrell
105 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
(Mama) Pigeon Anstey Amblers and Runners 1:52:47 2:14:05 2:21:00 2:14:05 48.63
10.13 SLEAFORD STRIDERS 1:49:31 1:58:43 1:59:21 51.89
Alf Tupper Is there a half marathon or marathon that is down hill all the way? I loved the down hills and hated the ups!! Can't complain at the conditions which were perfect.Thanks to all the people who gave me a Unaffiliated 1:38:49 1:45:25 1:55:00 1:45:25 62.34
Ally2 Looking forward to a big quality field. Will be happy with sub 1:16 and PB.
Gun time of 74:41 (chip 74:39) so massive PB and elite London start achieved. A dream race where everything went to plan, no stitch or noticable fatigue. Felt strong at the end. 2mile 11:13, 3mile 16:42, 5mile 27:51, 8mile 45:05, 10mile 56:45 (quicker than my PB), and ended with a 17:56 5k. Only passed by half a dozen runners, two in the last mile but made more positions up within the race. Must have been top 30 I guess, and chip time will be quicker. Came 30th. 
Notts AC, Hermitage Harriers RC 1:05:41 1:14:39 1:15:59 1:14:39 78.21
AllyT Unaffiliated 2:04:15 2:04:15 2:10:00 50.15
Andy h Unaffiliated 1:44:09 1:46:48 1:51:18 52.88
ansterdoc Anster Haddies RC 1:19:24 1:19:24 1:21:30 72.21
Babyface Unaffiliated 1:54:37 2:05:28 2:05:28 51.98
Barky Hermitage Harriers RC 1:34:16 1:40:17 1:45:00 1:40:17 60.75
Barney Rubble Unaffiliated 1:43:15 1:50:22 2:20:00 2:05:55 49.59
Bobs Your Father Pirate Ship Of Fools 2:08:20 2:08:20 2:11:00 2:08:20 47.10
braveheart66 Unaffiliated 1:49:11 1:58:59 2:08:00 47.23
brooksy Huntingdonshire AC 1:17:15 1:24:01 1:27:00 1:25:57 67.93
bwslee1 runbritain.com 1:28:43 1:54:23 2:00:00 1:54:23 51.04
CanaryYellow Unaffiliated 1:40:48 1:57:50 2:16:37 2:13:59 43.69
Caterpillar Oh pooh.  I did an unexpected PB.  Not by much, but it's a PB.  I was convinced my 2005 New Forest 1/2 M time was 1:31:25.  Darn.  Wish I'd known it was 1:31:50.  Robin Hood - 1:31:42.  It's personal watch time not even official chip time yet, but it's what I measure and it's an 8 second PB.  Blast - I would have told you to bet on me if I had thought that could happen.  Sorry.  :-(

Chip time allegedly 1:31:43.  Web site results not working today so I can't check but it's with a second of the Garmin time, and I'd rather have 1:31:43 to beat ... :-) Unaffiliated 1:28:56 1:31:43 1:37:00 1:31:43 71.04
CC2 Speedy Goth So much for it just being a training run! 1 minute and 8 seconds off my PB! Notts AC, VEGAN RUNNERS UK, Midland Masters A C 1:24:51 1:34:30 1:37:00 1:35:50 68.03
Che 1:41:45 gun time, 1:38:32 chip time.
Pleased with that as my first half marathon and it had some big hills (big for me!).. Hinckley Running Club 1:35:44 1:37:03 1:45:00 1:38:32 60.23
chemistry Very pleased considering i have had little training in prep for this due to bad knee followed by stinking cold.  Also knew it would not be a good course to pb on. Unaffiliated 2:02:04 2:09:37 2:22:00 46.74
Chockaholic struggled with calf problem just pleased to get under 1.30 Long Eaton Running Club 1:24:22 1:29:13 1:29:13 68.28
CKB Holme Pierrepont RC 1:56:05 2:07:22 2:07:22 45.89
clarec Mansfield Harriers & AC 1:41:42 1:44:50 1:46:04 62.31
craig07 Colchester Harriers AC 1:29:28 1:39:31 1:41:36 57.93
Craig_ Unaffiliated 1:39:52 1:39:52 1:39:52 58.46
Critch Unaffiliated 2:08:00 2:14:00 2:21:00 42.32
daffy Sleaford Town Runners, Toonie Express 2:10:00 2:12:49 2:14:52 2:19:34 54.43
Dan_uk Mornington Chasers 1:41:09 1:41:09 1:41:09 57.72
Darrell Unaffiliated 1:56:00 0 1:50:00 0.00
dave99 awful congestion at the start. started in wrong pen due to getting to the start later than most. managed to make up the time in the second half. achieved the time i was aiming for so pleased with the time. Nantwich Running Club 1:30:05 1:44:31 1:45:00 1:44:31 56.14
Diamond White Erewash Valley RC, White Lightening Harriers 1:39:31 2:06:52 2:06:52 51.39
Dino69 Unaffiliated 2:07:39 2:24:29 3:00:00 2:34:00 43.54
Dish Beeston AC 1:39:13 1:43:28 1:50:00 1:43:28 56.44
Durbat Top race with flawless organisation. Struggled this year, felt a bit hillier than last year so was glad to get round in one piece. Where do I sign for next year :) Killamarsh Kestrels RC, Tickhill Velo 1:46:51 1:50:20 1:53:49 55.79
EggFuYoung Unaffiliated 1:48:30 1:54:52 1:54:52 50.88
Eleanor Serpentine RC 1:51:56 1:51:56 1:55:29 56.48
Fat Man Runs Woke up with a cold - probably shouldn't have run.

I think the only annoying thing is that my Garmin showed an average pace of 9.00 minute miles (which should have meant I was sub-two hours) the only problem was that it read 13.4 miles! Unfortunately by the time I realised it was to late to catch up the difference (and the cold meant I felt lousy anyway!).

...and how come it's all so expensive when you hardly get anything? Unaffiliated 1:48:32 2:00:43 2:00:00 2:00:43 48.61
Gee-Rizzle Unaffiliated 1:21:59 1:30:03 1:31:07 64.08
gigg jogger Unaffiliated 2:00:00 2:20:43 2:00:00 2:20:43 41.52
gm8ty Unaffiliated 1:38:46 1:38:46 1:38:46 59.12
Hampo Warrington Road Runners 1:40:15 1:40:15 1:40:00 1:40:15 58.40
Hannah_B Holme Pierrepont RC 1:44:02 1:44:02 1:44:43 62.26
Iain2008 Lap
(#) Time
(m:s) Distance
(km) M Spd
(kph) HR
(bpm) Energy
(Cal) 
Avg Max 
1 7:32 1.61 14.8 142 154 133 
2 7:44 1.61 14.8 155 162 138 
3 7:32 1.61 14.0 155 158 138 
4 7:42 1.61 14.4 158 163 138 
5 7:43 1.61 14.8 156 162 134 
6 8:15 1.61 14.0 161 166 137 
7 7:25 1.61 15.1 163 165 137 
8 7:57 1.61 13.7 162 170 138 
9 8:13 1.61 14.4 161 169 136 
10 8:02 1.61 13.7 162 169 138 
11 8:12 1.61 13.3 162 166 137 
12 8:10 1.61 14.8 163 168 137 
13 8:18 1.61 14.0 166 169 136 
14 1:22 0.31 16.6 170 175 25 
Redhill Road Runners 1:42:23 1:43:49 1:50:00 1:44:10 58.48
Iris Long Eaton Running Club 2:06:56 2:26:26 2:30:00 2:27:25 44.42
julianbramley Unaffiliated 1:38:16 1:45:40 1:45:00 1:45:40 57.21
Katiejane Unaffiliated 2:44:00 0 0.00
koilowe With the crowds for the first few miles and the hills did a lot better than I expected.
No problems after dodgy stomach over the week prior to race.
Perfect conditions, great event, will be there next year. Bingham Triathlon Club 1:43:08 1:43:08 1:55:00 1:48:22 56.21
KoughKandi First half marathon. Hope this will not be the last. *UPDATE*  Brilliant race, brillaint day and I want more! Unaffiliated 1:45:21 1:51:33 2:25:59 2:13:59 51.89
lesleyanne Unaffiliated 2:28:58 2:44:16 2:50:00 2:48:39 47.98
Lethargic Get to the start quciker, a big field.  Long Eaton Running Club 1:10:10 1:13:36 1:13:00 1:15:30 77.72
LTW Last year did 2.18.19 it was warm and windy.  After 2.08.39 in Sheffield in March am hoping for around 2.15 as it is hillier than Sheffield Northbrook AC 2:04:38 2:04:38 2:15:00 2:08:31 54.10
MAD Superman Paced Andy for the full (although he wasn't feeling god so ended up finishing with me). Felt comfortable throughout -  just a few stomach cramps throughout the run. Weather was perfect. Needed that after the shambles at Newark. Redhill Road Runners 1:19:07 1:25:54 1:28:00 1:27:27 66.76
Maisy Provisional time from Garmin Robin Hood Striders 1:34:13 1:46:47 1:50:00 1:48:29 53.88
Mark81 Unaffiliated 1:46:57 1:49:40 2:00:00 1:49:40 53.24
mark9 Lincoln & District Runners 1:35:26 1:37:28 1:40:15 58.53
MarkMarkyMark It's my first ever Half Marathon & really looking forward to it! 
Unfortunately I'm nursing a tight hamstring so just looking to complete it really :-(. I haven't been able to complete my training, but I've  put in enough milage before the injury to get around, albeit in a slower time than I was originally on course for.  To top it all I feel like I've got a cold coming on. FFS! Unaffiliated 1:45:28 2:10:45 2:10:00 2:10:45 44.65
mattc FERC 1:30:00 2:14:00 2:10:00 2:14:00 43.57
melbas Daventry Road Runners 1:34:52 1:36:57 1:36:57 63.87
MikeyB Stilton Striders RC 1:40:02 1:40:05 1:43:04 58.65
Mr Crabs had not trained for over two weeks before race as I had achilles tendon problems. Decided to run with aim of just getting round in 2 hrs 30 mins but achieved 2hrs 16.
Found race really difficult because i was running to protect my achilles as much as possible.It started to ache and got worse and worse especially on hills.
Now having physio and waiting for go ahead to start running again.
Still feel it was a real achievement though and raised £240 for charity. Unaffiliated 2:16:00 2:16:00 2:00:00 2:16:00 46.29
Mrs Gandhi Very well organised by Experian.  Beautiful route through the park and along the river and castle.  Like a mini London marathon.  Found it tough going with the hills but managed to keep going and not to walk so quite pleased with my time which was my second best time. Coltishall Jaguars 2:06:23 2:06:23 2:08:19 64.74
MrsJJ Wrekin Road Runners 1:51:44 1:57:54 2:03:02 55.19
munch1 Unaffiliated 2:13:22 2:13:22 0.00
naughtynewt My 2nd half marathon after having Kasey Unaffiliated 2:18:00 2:18:00 2:18:00 47.26
Nicholls595 Very hard work. Didn't have time in mind, just wanted to get round. Didn't train enough. Kimberley & District Striders 2:01:51 2:37:52 2:37:52 38.59
onetony Desford Striders 1:40:16 2:17:01 2:17:01 42.61
payless Ashfield Tri 1:31:39 1:40:50 1:40:50 58.86
pete-h Unaffiliated 1:34:00 1:47:41 1:50:00 1:47:41 54.22
petenutbutter Lincoln & District Runners 1:27:58 1:34:12 1:40:00 1:34:12 67.98
Phil Royle Unaffiliated 2:22:00 2:22:00 2:22:00 48.40
pipslack Unaffiliated 1:50:55 1:57:37 1:58:29 55.03
Pricey Was a bit tougher than I'd expected but really enjoyed it. Ran well and stuck to my plan. Time a bit slower than I would've liked but this was only really a training run. Given the injury problems I've had recently, and a bit week leading into this, I'm pretty pleased. UKnetrunner 1:11:49 1:12:44 1:15:20 77.50
quimby Unaffiliated 1:53:57 2:14:37 2:14:37 49.81
Racin Snail Paid twice last year( long story) so have a 'free' entry into this years:-) Looking forward to getting one of my goals for the year scrubbed off - A sub 1:25 Half. This was a goal right at the start of the year though so will be looking for more like a 1:22 or less:-) Hermitage Harriers RC 1:22:30 1:23:17 1:22:00 1:23:17 70.29
Razzle Unaffiliated 1:42:59 1:42:59 1:42:59 58.70
Red Rock Erewash Valley RC, White Lightening Harriers 2:09:56 2:19:51 2:20:00 2:19:51 46.67
RFergie Long Eaton Running Club 1:45:04 2:00:53 2:00:53 49.10
Rich963 Splits: 7.00 7.10 6.34 7.15 5.54 7.24 6.37 6.53 6.59 6.53 6.50 7.07 6.45 0.45  Ten seconds! Grrrrr. At least I felt like I couldn't give any more by the end - and it was 3 or 4 secs a mile quicker than last week's 10M PB, so pretty pleased really!  Splits look odd due to bizarre mile markers (especially mile 4 and 5) and also trying to follow 90minute pacer - only after 3 miles (3 to 5) at 20 seconds quicker than target pace did I realise he must be trying to catch up to 90 minute on the clock, not chip so eased back to more sensible pacing.  Even effort may have got to 90 mins, but never mind - a good day at the office! Stilton Striders RC 1:28:39 1:30:10 1:30:10 64.75
rich_c Hard work with all those hills. Good organisation, especially the time markers at the start which were well observed meaning I ran with people of my pace. Full marks to Lucozade for the pace bands and drinks. Unaffiliated 1:39:20 1:44:39 1:46:49 55.86
richard_ogden Gun pos. 2972
Chip pos. 2613
TOTAL 6648 Scunthorpe & District AC 1:37:15 1:55:24 1:55:24 51.71
Runnig Dude Leicester Coritanian AC 1:12:05 1:12:39 1:13:30 1:12:39 85.24
runningtink Unaffiliated 2:37:10 2:58:19 3:05:41 35.15
Shiny72 Unaffiliated 1:22:50 1:39:27 1:39:27 59.18
Silly Old Duffer TFN Tri Club 1:41:25 2:08:01 2:08:01 50.45
simon_g South Cheshire Harriers 1:46:40 1:50:17 1:50:17 56.62
softshoe didn't like this last year & didn't grow on me this. very well organised but why can't the make nottingham flatter Unaffiliated 1:42:24 1:42:24 1:57:52 53.42
spider2470 My first half marathon.. Anything close to 1 45 I would have been please with.. so my actual chip time and placing of 702nd was a joy.. roll on the next one. Unaffiliated 1:33:54 1:38:51 1:45:00 1:38:51 60.73
Stapleford runner formerly Stabbo r Unaffiliated 1:39:57 1:48:47 1:51:34 61.60
Steve P Unaffiliated 1:46:24 1:46:24 1:56:27 50.14
Steve Salmon Killamarsh Kestrels RC 2:03:06 2:03:06 2:03:06 50.72
stoxy Enjoyed this but felt crap when I finished. Excellent support on the way round. Kirkstall Harriers 2:08:36 2:09:03 2:16:22 47.83
Superwoman Spa Striders RC 1:32:16 1:32:16 1:35:00 1:37:19 67.07
tangledfeet Ivanhoe Runners 1:17:28 1:19:54 1:19:54 78.80
tim1979 Team Manvers Run 1:31:58 1:38:49 1:38:49 59.08
Toonie Express They put more hill in this race but it's ok still. Sleaford Town Runners, Toonie Express 1:29:55 1:29:55 1:29:15 1:31:22 65.71
Troughty Not going for time but a long run in my training plan to the Dublin marathon.

Good race - last 3 miles off pace so need to try and fix this before Dublin! Unaffiliated 1:42:25 1:43:35 1:45:00 1:46:48 54.67
TRUCKER Paced this one with my sister. It was only her second half and she brust into tears at the finish!!! I found it easy going but i think if i was runing it at pace it would of had a few good up hills and not so many down. Still a very enjoyable race. Telford Harriers 1:49:42 1:58:19 2:20:00 2:29:33 39.69
Turkhish Enjoyed this alot even with the undulating terrain, which I was bit dubious alot. Obviously this represents a new PB.Crowds were suportive and race well organised. A prvovisonal time from my own stopwatch. Unaffiliated 1:44:22 1:48:00 1:50:00 1:48:00 55.97
Vi Ninety Day Challenge Burton AC 2:14:27 2:17:49 2:30:00 2:27:46 39.83
wallace29 Long Eaton Running Club 1:40:53 2:02:43 2:02:43 47.96
watto**** Shittin it at the start, 7 months training allfor this, feeling the pressure. Relaxed straight into my running though, needn't have worried. Plan was steady 9min miles and concentrate, ran 8.50ish for first 5 splits, mile 6 and 9 were 9.20's due to big hills but i followed with 7 & 10 being 8.40 & 8.42, mile 7 was my best mile, came out of wollaton park and knew that 9 onwards was flat, i went through 10 in 1.30 thinking @3x9min miles and you have cracked it - easy! How wrong was i, them last 3 miles were killers, lookin at watch i could see i was hovering round 9.14ish i tried all i could to muster some speed in my legs but they were not playing ball, last bit was mint with crowds and i finally managed a spurt, last 1/4 was 8.04 for a first time PB of 1.58.39. Crap compared to others but it made my day :) Unaffiliated 1:58:39 1:58:39 2:05:00 1:58:39 49.45
Wilma30 Would love to get under 2hrs, this will be my first 'official' race, and is also what I've spent the last 5 months training for. Lincoln Wellington AC 1:45:03 1:48:12 2:00:00 1:56:49 50.03
Yeti My 3rd half, but first hilly one, so no idea how I'll manage either the crowds or the hills!
WOOHOO! PB by 3 seconds! Hurt like hell, but loved this race! Hills, what hills?? Bournville Harriers 2:06:07 2:13:52 2:30:00 2:18:43 47.05
yrag Unaffiliated 1:42:49 1:42:52 1:43:59 57.39
ZoStockdale Aww, I'm returning to my first ever race - should be fun!!

Edit: Ran with a friend who was doing her first ever half.  Though a slower time than last year, was easier and a lot more fun! UKnetrunner 1:58:44 2:14:12 2:35:00 2:39:59 40.75
~kate~ I can't believe it - not only did I finish I managed to get 5 minutes under my predicted time.  This was my first half marathon and following what I'd read about the race I put more effort into my hill training than my pace training - it paid off.  I didn't feel tired by the hills at all although my legs tried to disappear on me between miles 12 - 13.  Got them back and realised the biggest battle was my mind.  Fantastic organisation by experian and the stewards were AMAZING throughout.  I fell over just after mile 6 and the St John's Ambulance patched me up and sent me on my way. brilliant, thanks to those guys.  Roll on next September - I am officially hooked!!! Unaffiliated 2:25:53 2:25:53 2:30:00 2:25:53 44.71

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