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Shakespeare Half Marathon

Sun April 26 2009 Listed by SPR
40 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
@nthony Did way better than the Birmingham Half. Was a nice course, but a touch too hot for me today. Got to 8 in 1:10, 2 minutes under target for breaking 2hrs, then my head decided I could 10 min/mile afterwards if i felt like it as I would still be under 2hrs. Must of slowed down some. Greenway was a challege as I was feeling tired by then. Will be doing some longer training runs in future to improve stamina! Kings Heath Running Club 1:45:44 1:53:10 2:10:00 1:58:33 49.25
atb Unaffiliated 1:43:45 1:50:26 1:59:00 1:53:47 53.54
beasty1711 wooo new pb!! Kenilworth Runners 1:29:04 1:39:30 1:50:00 1:46:52 54.63
bignosher Unaffiliated 2:08:05 2:08:05 2:22:51 44.45
Blunders Unaffiliated 1:56:43 1:56:43 1:56:43 50.08
brashers Unaffiliated 2:03:00 2:13:08 2:20:00 2:15:14 51.41
bringiton Unaffiliated 1:37:24 1:40:07 1:36:00 1:40:07 58.79
clare1976 Planned first half come-back after having baby.  To be a platform from which to build... Gutted with my performance and v annoyed with myself.  Went out far too fast, sub-8mm for the first 5 and felt great, gradually then wheels fell off one by one, to the extent that by the end, I cba to even push for under 1.50.  If I'd gone slower to start with, I'd have easily done sub-1.50 at least.  Hot, sleep deprived and poor pacing.  Will blog it when I have come to terms with it more. Spa Striders RC 1:28:16 1:44:45 1:47:59 1:50:28 59.17
Dazzy C Unaffiliated 0 0 1:52:00 0.00
Dowse Birmingham Running, Athletics, & Triathlon Club (BRAT), Malvern Joggers 1:28:08 1:38:17 1:47:29 54.32
Dowsey Today was a much better performance for me after last weeks debacle.  I thought I ran better than my time suggests - so a little bit disappointed.  First time at Stratford and and I was impressed with the pleasant route. Unaffiliated 1:51:01 1:51:01 1:59:00 2:01:29 56.57
Dr.Szell Unaffiliated 1:34:49 1:38:45 1:38:45 59.60
Foot & Mouth Fan-daby-dosey, Loved every minute of it. Felt good all the way round and managed 7.22 for the last mile. 
Maybe could have gone a bit quicker but held my pace for the first 7 miles at between 7.45 - 8 minute miles. Collingwood AC 1:40:56 1:42:05 2:00:00 1:42:05 63.89
Hohum boy did I enjoy this, PB by loads a minutes. Mercia Fell Runners 1:40:36 1:40:36 1:47:00 1:40:36 62.07
iceblue Went for it right from the start, running around 8mm pace and felt comfortable until the last three miles. Hung on for a 3 min pb. Great race and route, mainly flat except for a few undulations. Cambuslang Harriers, Campbeltown Running Club 1:29:10 1:46:56 1:47:49 61.56
Jenko Unaffiliated 2:00:26 2:03:59 2:07:12 47.52
Jigs Unaffiliated 1:19:28 1:24:17 0.00
jules_perox Unaffiliated 1:27:20 1:27:20 1:30:00 1:33:38 63.73
Krissie Was my first half last year and a disaster! Older, wiser and with more milage in my legs this year I hope to enjoy.....gutted. Felt good until 7 and then crashed, don't know why, didn't go off to quickly. Couldn't even keep up a jog most of the time and fingers swelled to twice their size :-O 16 mins slower than pb :-( Sparkhill Harriers 1:42:18 2:18:01 2:10:00 2:18:01 47.24
Maja Good Route! A few ups and downs, but mainly flat. Collingwood AC 2:23:56 2:23:56 2:30:00 2:23:56 45.30
Mav586 Absolutely great run - slightly too warm although clouded up nicely. Unaffiliated 1:54:15 1:54:15 1:58:30 1:54:15 51.95
maxburgoyne Sparkhill Harriers 1:31:30 1:39:43 1:42:04 61.18
Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs) ******* Very pleased to be 3rd Lady in 45-54 Category! ********  :-) I was never expecting a PB but I would have been pretty close to my current PB but for the fact I had to stop for the loo at mile 10 and that even with miles 7&8 not being on target if I hadn't let things slip in miles 12 & 13 I would have been under 1.39.heyho that's life. I am determined to chase my PB at Wokingham in 4 weeks time. Shame my Wonderful Husband was not able to run but it was great to see him in the town and along the Greenway :-)
Chip time 1:39:17 Gun time 1:39:34 Kettering Town Harriers 1:31:50 1:37:07 1:39:17 78.43
Mummy Runner Aldridge RC, Vics Power Runners 1:30:22 1:49:43 2:00:00 1:49:43 59.43
neils Kenilworth Runners 1:29:22 1:36:17 1:36:17 64.32
noswad Warm sunny day. Bad back pain till warmed up, and again after finishing. Slow start due to congestion. Afew steady gradients plus one long climb, but mostly flat.  Felt pretty strong at end...even managed a sprint finish !
Very good support all the way round. All in all a very good, well organised race. 

Not a PB course due to congestion around town at the start and afore mentioned climbs. However managed 74th position, and I think 1st M55 home...still waiting for confirmation on that though. 
Just had it confirmed 1st M55 home...never before and probably never again ! Promised my wife I'd treat her to a fish supper with my winnings...she was predictably underwhelmed by my generosity :-) Congleton Harriers 1:27:52 1:28:52 1:35:00 1:31:27 75.15
pies1 Unaffiliated 1:49:58 1:49:58 2:15:00 2:16:05 0.00
Rach E New PB at last! Overjoyed. Ran with Gobi (who was running the full mara) to 11.5 miles and then ploughed to the finish. No die-off in last 5k and felt strong. First female and 5.5 mins faster than last year on this tricky course. So happy! Aldershot, Farnham & District AC, Team Kennet 1:20:28 1:20:28 1:20:28 81.12
Racin Snail Not able to do Hinckley so picked this one instead, as close to 80 as possible:-) Hermitage Harriers RC 1:22:30 1:22:30 1:22:00 1:22:30 71.12
Recoil Dear god please let me break 2h00m! Unaffiliated 2:03:59 2:06:59 1:55:00 2:06:59 46.21
Richard Simkiss McCarkiss Endurance Project 1:11:36 1:16:37 1:20:00 1:19:13 73.70
RunnyBunny Unaffiliated 1:56:10 2:03:58 1:59:59 2:04:45 53.46
runs4wine new pb attempt was off after 2 miles when my knee decided to give up, so despite the pain decided to slow down and enjoy the run! very hard at times due to the pain but made it round! that sub 2 will have to wait!!! Lichfield RC 1:56:25 2:03:46 2:01:59 2:24:16 45.19
Slowly But Shirley MK Lakeside Runners 2:03:00 2:25:57 3:00:08 37.70
Snigel Unaffiliated 1:49:35 1:57:20 2:00:00 1:58:04 53.33
SoreBits Unaffiliated 1:38:35 1:40:57 1:40:57 67.26
Sproggy Bad Bournville Harriers 1:40:19 1:41:25 1:46:00 1:44:19 56.89
Starmix Northbrook AC 1:51:23 1:51:23 1:59:00 1:51:23 59.88
Supertomo Unaffiliated 1:34:23 1:40:50 1:45:48 55.46
Ultra Sparkly Bridget (USB) Buckingham and Stowe Running Club 2:00:57 2:03:53 2:06:47 55.89

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  • On 14th Oct 2008 at 6:04pm, SPR wrote: Link to course map with profile: mapmyrun.com
  • On 16th Feb 2009 at 9:51pm, clare1976 wrote: Fillling up fast apparently - if you want to do it, get the entry in! :-)
  • On 26th Apr 2009 at 2:46pm, Starmix wrote: Great course, although traffic can be a bit tricky, mostly flat, one nice downhill, plenty of drinks stations, toilets and support around the course.
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