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Silverstone 10K EMGP Series race 1

Tue May 5 2009
47 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
10.13 SLEAFORD STRIDERS 48:49 50:32 52:18 55.12
acorndan Eastern Veterans AC, Higham Harriers AC 35:56 38:37 39:51 67.27
Adrian Town & Country Harriers 40:34 42:23 42:23 68.58
Becfleck Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC 47:49 54:42 1:01:22 49.43
Bri Mill Leamington C & AC 38:18 38:50 38:56 75.27
Chaz Would love to go under 38 so soon after FLM - Maybe quicker? Depends on recovery, which is currently going well (Friday) - Hope to be able to run an all out effort at this race... Wootton Road Runners 36:43 38:00 38:00 38:00 70.72
Demeer Unaffiliated 50:28 50:28 50:00 50:28 52.96
Duke of Drayton Did this race for the first time last year.  A real treat to be on the hallowed F1 track .....cut across the apex and accellerate onto the straight!   YES! managed to blow my previous PB out of the water could have been even better if not for that wind along hanger Straight through to Abbey.  Apart from the wind a lovely spring evening at a well organised event, shame there was no real momento - but never mind. Cambridge & Coleridge AC 39:22 41:57 45:00 43:52 62.74
flanker Outside PB chance....
update: would have PBed if it wasn't for pulling off the course at 2k to stretch impossibly tight hammies and quads, losing a minute, and then having to take the next mile easy while they loosened off.  oh well... Todmorden Harriers & AC, Trail Running Association, Fell Runners Association, LDWA 41:34 44:49 43:00 46:58 58.60
Fonzmobile Allenbury's Club 0 0 0.00
Foxster A shiny new PB 100 Marathon Club 44:44 44:44 44:44 67.16
giordi Unaffiliated 0 0 0.00
Go-KL Silverstone 10k race. Unusual to be running this as a pre marathon warm up rather than a difficult post marathon race. Was worried about back hip etc before the start, but in the race itself only the IT band hurt a bit causing some discomfort on the left knee. Was too windy to consider going absolutely flat out for a PB, so ran about 90%. On first lap into the wind put a surge on to catch a group with lead lady and sheltered behind them for remainder of first lap. Exiting Copse on second lap felt she was slowing a touch so put another surge on to catch the next group 100m or so up the road. Sheltered behind them again and on run to Abbey group fragmented and it was a free for all. Ran strong to the finish but was never in distress, felt more like half marathon pace. Recovered soon after finishing and was out of there. Pain was in left hip. Weather: partly sunny, very windy and quite cool, around 13C. Finished 27th, which is comfortably best position at Silverstone. In perfect conditions and ran flat out without injury, feel I could have gone around a minute quicker.
Grantham Running club 33:41 35:51 36:00 35:51 74.78
JammyLu Harmeny AC 41:35 46:48 51:14 59.21
jcmwatkins Reading Roadrunners 52:34 1:13:57 1:13:57 36.98
JovialGnome Done this twice before and quite enjoyed it - quicker each time so here's hoping! If I hadn't stopped for a wee I'd have done it! Unaffiliated 58:37 1:01:10 1:01:00 1:01:10 50.82
kpeel87 Yaxley Runners and Joggers 42:26 52:04 52:19 51.07
Lieutenant Lucerne After a decent first lap, slowed a bit in the second, due to the crosswinds and then the headwind in the last KM. Had to really push hard in the last 500m, but just squeezed in under 39mins. Unaffiliated 37:45 38:59 38:55 38:59 75.17
Long Shanks Wellingborough & District AC 43:05 43:39 43:20 44:04 62.45
Luna Really windy and more inclines than I thought there would be! Really well organised and very enjoyable race though and I ran a couple of kms with Mick & Phil Curry which gave me a great boost when I was flagging in the second half. Unaffiliated 52:52 52:52 52:52 57.97
Macca @ McCarkiss Endurance Project Kenilworth Runners, McCarkiss Endurance Project 32:17 36:59 37:23 71.47
mkrunner Unaffiliated 57:30 57:30 1:00:00 57:30 55.04
Mr J Unaffiliated 41:13 46:37 49:00 47:31 56.56
Mrs Columbo Unaffiliated 56:46 58:50 1:02:56 51.10
Mrs GT Bedford Harriers AC 57:17 58:37 58:49 54.22
Newport Dave Newport Harriers AC 41:06 42:00 42:51 73.19
No2Son Unaffiliated 49:30 0 0.00
Paul Salmon Wootton Bassett Hounds RC 45:16 45:21 45:21 61.58
Rapscallion Farnham Runners, Gloucester AAC 47:38 47:38 50:51 54.92
rich_c Unaffiliated 45:28 46:58 46:58 59.01
Ruggy Dunstable RRC 39:54 42:35 42:35 67.16
Runner Martin Redway Runners 44:17 50:11 50:11 60.37
running jester Shenley Striders 0 0 0.00
S.W.A.G Mile times: 9:42, 9:33, 9:34, 9:28, 9:33, 9:13, 8:43
Terrain: Flat, Road
Conditions: Very windy, dry and cloudy. Unaffiliated 59:05 59:05 59:50 59:05 51.34
SarahBoots (Solitude_Fairy) Unaffiliated 1:01:21 1:01:21 0.00
Schnecke It was hard work on the windy bits, but I got my sub 50 - yippee!!! North Herts Road Runners 47:17 49:26 49:59 49:26 69.34
slogger76 Great race. Too fast first three K. Ran 4.40min then faded for second lap. More stamina required. Unaffiliated 49:59 50:52 51:00 51:00 59.54
Smile2 damn just outsidd my pb. Great race considering ankle and windy. Bedford Harriers AC, Milton Keynes AC 47:32 49:36 49:52 63.46
SonnieSun Woodstock Harriers AC 42:45 52:16 50:00 52:16 51.12
sootyward my first & definately not my last Northampton Road Runners, MK Lakeside Runners 49:35 52:28 52:28 52.82
TallRob UKnetrunner 42:15 42:15 42:15 65.14
The lone ranger Fleckney and Kibworth Running Club 38:01 38:01 38:01 71.21
The Teaboy Bedford Harriers AC 42:15 42:38 42:38 62.88
Tim of Fife Last training session was on Sunday, when I managed about quarter of an hour on the gym treadmill before coming off exhausted.   It didn't bode well.   However,  after a couple of really good nights' sleep and a lovely soak in the gym  jacuzzi before being picked up on race-day,  I arrived at Silverstone with a positive mindset.  

However,  huddled out of the wind in one of the pit-lane garages,  I got more and more intimidated by the seeming hundreds of 'whippets' passing by in big-name club vests.   Being that thin just isn't natural - is it?   Dark irrational thoughts  went through my mind as I looked down at the veritable truck tyre of fat around my aging, 15 stone,  middle-aged frame.   Would I actually be last?   Worse still,  would I be lapped?    Would I hell!  This was my first outing as an MK Lakeside Runner and I was going to turn in a half-decent run if it killed me.

Anyway,  enough of the exciting build-up.   What of the race itself?   Well,  I started really 'sparkily' and clocked an excellent  first km.   So far,  so good.    I got progressively slower through the next four kms of the first lap (especially the section into a headwind),    but still went through half-way in a respectable 23.19.     The second lap was a little more 'up and down' time-wise,   as my treadmill softened  legs started to find the rock-hard tarmac of the circuit a little wearing.    But,  I got my second wind around the 9km marker and (as I do at the end of every treadmill session) I logged a 'perky' final km.   This made for a 'negative split'  (posy running term) second half  of 23.11.   

My stop-watch (start to finish) time was 46.30.    My official (gun to finish) time was 46.40,  placing me 325th of 805 finishers.    (Comment - What's the point of inaccurate Unaffiliated 45:06 46:30 46:30 63.54
TommyTurbo Unaffiliated 45:02 0 0.00
Ultra Sparkly Bridget (USB) Drive past it every day so it would be rude not to run this  UPDATE  Official time is just 1 second outside my PB, Garmin had me 1 second under. Buckingham and Stowe Running Club 53:59 54:28 57:30 56:11 58.31
WatfordTim left calf locked up at 7k running again by 9k Watford Joggers 39:12 43:18 41:45 43:18 68.23

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