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Royal Parks Half Marathon

Sun October 12 2008
43 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
abdou Posh, organic, superficially pleasant, possibly a front for some sinister cult: if David Cameron was a race, he'd be the Royal Parks Half Marathon. Unaffiliated 1:22:44 1:27:14 1:50:50 52.68
Almostbarefoot too hot, GPS blanked out for 4 miles (must get a 405!) organisation good, need more toilets. Good family day out, will enter next year. Stragglers 1:47:52 2:00:26 2:00:26 54.10
BBSS Unaffiliated 2:10:44 2:16:36 2:16:36 48.06
becksr1 Unaffiliated 1:56:57 1:56:57 0.00
BeckySharp Unaffiliated 1:48:21 1:51:55 1:51:55 59.59
benjani Unaffiliated 1:23:18 1:32:44 1:32:44 63.03
Chien Andalusia Ranelagh Harriers, St. Mary's University College AC, Stragglers 1:25:45 1:32:57 1:32:57 66.62
cleanteeth Unaffiliated 1:53:29 1:53:29 1:56:30 1:53:29 59.44
Covert Ealing, Southall & Middlesex AC 1:30:15 1:39:34 1:44:59 1:39:34 58.80
craig07 Raced with Chris. Heavy cold in week before race and didn't feel great during race Colchester Harriers AC 1:29:28 1:39:31 1:51:43 52.68
DeeDee1 Maidstone Harriers 2:15:00 2:15:00 2:15:00 48.42
Devonrose My first ever 1/2 marathon.. and I loved it! Unaffiliated 1:38:20 1:47:01 2:00:00 1:47:01 56.10
Dr G Unaffiliated 0 0 0.00
dswaterman Unaffiliated 1:31:31 1:32:25 1:35:00 1:32:25 63.68
elliot_worth Unaffiliated 1:22:27 1:43:13 1:43:13 57.24
Fizzy Unaffiliated 2:04:34 2:37:28 2:37:28 41.45
fudger Unaffiliated 1:36:09 1:37:32 1:37:32 60.57
GuyT Unaffiliated 1:44:04 1:56:06 1:56:06 53.34
hopisen really pleased - PB for HM, and that was with a littl walk at 10m- lovely race, well organised and beautiful run. A pleasure to run this race Unaffiliated 1:48:42 2:09:38 2:09:38 45.26
HOPPY Unaffiliated 2:14:50 2:14:50 2:14:50 43.31
Iris Training been a bit hit and miss and I have a cold. Would still like a PB though. Long Eaton Running Club 2:06:56 2:26:26 2:26:00 2:26:26 44.72
linsblake Unaffiliated 1:56:00 2:01:00 2:01:00 55.75
Little Giant I felt pretty good through the first 6 miles.  Then I was running low on energy so slowed down from 7-10miles but there was Powerade Station so I felt better after that.
I wrote my name on Get Kids Going!  t-shirt so it was nice to have lots of people calling out my name! FERC 1:50:06 1:50:06 1:50:06 59.24
Mazza aka Fitso Unofficial time 1.48 - included an earrly diversion to the kids loos in Green Park which was at least a couple of minutes. I think the gun time as I went through the finish was aboput 1.51 and it took me about 2 minutes to get over the start line. Knees and hips felt a bot dodgy by the end and achilles was sore but not unhappy with the result as I've not run more than about 5 miles since my previous Unaffiliated 1:38:35 1:42:58 1:48:28 63.56
mol doing this with monster feet Unaffiliated 2:07:58 2:07:58 2:16:53 56.89
Monster Feet Running this with my mum, hoping will be very relaxed as week before Abingdon marathon.
After lots of readjusting of goals, had finally settled on the idea that I would try for a PB which was set at Watford in February. Did lots of training after the tri in August and was well set after a sub 45 10k, but training with Mr MF for his first half as well as nearly every weekend involving being away from home played havoc. In the end just 2 mins outside of PB, which considering starting at the back of the field, the rubbishness of recent training and the narrowness of the course was pretty good I thought. I've made my peace. Lovely course, and good food fair at the end where I ate all the calories burnt and more (in advance for the next 3 marathons, I think). Unaffiliated 1:44:57 1:51:35 1:53:38 57.38
Nige Clay Unaffiliated 1:27:00 1:28:00 1:28:00 66.42
NIKKI10000 Unaffiliated 2:18:52 2:18:52 2:00:00 2:18:52 48.57
Peejay69 Unaffiliated 0 0 2:30:00 0.00
Petd111 Unaffiliated 1:35:22 1:40:58 1:40:58 57.84
philippa28 Training had lots of hiccups, so just pleased I got round and ran the whole way.  Would have made the 2hrs 20 probably without a 10 min queue for the toilet en route! Unaffiliated 2:08:54 2:28:55 2:20:00 2:28:55 43.78
RogerB Started way back and had too much traffic to pass.  Just about equalled my PB but spent the whole race dodging and weaving in and out to get past the 1000 or so that I overtook.  My Forerunner said I ran an extra 0.2 miles which I assume was my zig-zagging down the course.  Pleased to finish with a 7 min mile and much faster recovery than other races.

Overall, great course, lovely weather, good organisation and will be there next year. Unaffiliated 1:35:07 1:38:56 1:37:00 1:38:57 60.31
runtintinrun Unaffiliated 1:26:14 1:27:43 1:27:43 68.44
Sacco di Noci Unaffiliated 2:03:34 2:03:34 2:03:34 47.30
sarahhoney Unaffiliated 1:42:32 1:55:41 1:55:41 56.47
Siamese Pete Unaffiliated 1:55:28 1:55:28 2:12:20 46.41
Slowly But Shirley Only a week after the GNR and my 10th Half Marathon this year - I was never intending on pushing myself with this one (and as you can see from my time ... I really didn't!!).  Jogged around with a friend who was full of cold but determined to do this still - and we both totally enjoyed it, despite being physical wrecks at the time!!

One of the BEST Half marathons I've ever done in terms of slick organisation, great atmosphere, brilliant sights (can't beat passing Big Ben, London Eye and Buckingham Palace in the same run and not being too tired to appreciate it!!) - and tons of freebies at the end of the race!!  Hyde Park was beautiful with glorious autumn colours too.  This was the same entry price as the GNR .. and 10 times better value for money I thought!

Bring on next year!! MK Lakeside Runners 2:03:00 2:03:00 2:35:00 2:32:11 44.32
stef.w Unaffiliated 1:55:44 1:59:53 2:00:01 55.24
Supahoop Unaffiliated 1:26:42 1:41:20 1:45:00 1:41:20 57.77
Treacle Done as a pre-mara training run, deliberately at 10.40 min miling.  Felt good - in fact I think I may be more comfortable if I run a bit faster at Abingdon, as the slower miles as D started to tire were hard on the legs Unaffiliated 1:57:52 2:08:08 2:30:00 2:24:45 45.85
trickie Unaffiliated 1:42:31 1:50:47 1:50:47 52.70
trigger2 Suffered in the heat! Purple Patch Runners 2:14:10 2:14:10 2:37:00 42.83
Vicksta Loved it! Fabulous race. Harlow RC 1:36:55 1:37:40 1:44:27 62.86

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  • On 26th May 2009 at 10:25am, Supahoop wrote: Good flat course, perfect for PB's
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