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St Neots Riverside Half Marathon

Sun November 16 2008
89 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
acorndan Eastern Veterans AC, Higham Harriers AC 1:16:54 1:28:28 1:28:40 65.86
Alex26.2 Mornington Chasers 1:15:25 1:22:27 1:22:27 71.17
alipally Mornington Chasers 1:25:00 1:25:00 1:25:00 69.51
Amadeus Unaffiliated 1:26:46 1:39:06 1:39:06 60.21
amys dad i hear this is a good half to be in .update... superbly organized race . set off then realized garmin wasnt working aaarrrghh. so stayed with 1 30 pacers for 10 mils then pushed on . really enjoyed it  . a new pb as well . happy days !!! Haverhill RC 1:19:48 1:28:23 1:30:30 1:28:23 70.06
AndreaSR Mornington Chasers 1:36:37 1:39:40 1:39:40 77.16
AngeM OMFG, a PB!  I've been chasing 1:45 for a half marathon for 5 years!!  Never got anywhere close to it, till today.  Garmin said it was 13.2 miles as well! So unofficially a sub 1:45, okay, I won't get ahead of myself there!  ;0)  Chuffed to bits, I blarted like a big girl in the finisher's funnel (and on FF's shoulder) when I realised!  As ever, a well organised, friendly race on a pretty course. City of Norwich AC 1:36:28 1:45:32 1:45:32 63.20
april_runner Absolutely amazing race - had the run of my life! Cambridge & Coleridge AC 1:24:58 1:24:58 1:26:00 1:24:58 76.74
beaurunner Unaffiliated 1:52:16 1:52:16 1:52:16 58.03
Bettsy Norwich Road Runners 1:18:26 1:26:09 1:27:41 67.12
Big Jules Woo hoo!  I did it!  It's taken almost a year, and on my fave half marathon course (perhaps that's why).  A whole 7 mins of my previous PB (which funnily enough was at this same event).  
 Biggleswade AC 1:55:11 1:55:11 1:57:00 1:55:11 60.36
BigEvilC Unaffiliated 1:29:12 1:29:12 1:33:59 1:35:21 64.95
Bintmcskint Dulwich Park Runners 1:39:28 1:58:08 1:58:00 1:58:08 57.90
BlueWombat suffering from a cold for trhe last few weeks and done little running so I just tried to relax through this and enjoy it, which I did! Cambridge & Coleridge AC, Cambridge University Hare & Hounds 1:39:42 1:39:54 1:46:16 59.25
BrianJ Not a PB but it was fun North Herts Road Runners 2:11:44 2:14:50 2:14:00 2:14:50 49.61
brooksy Huntingdonshire AC 1:17:15 1:24:01 1:24:50 68.82
CanaryYellow Entered, (note to self: numbers in the cupboard). Unaffiliated 1:40:48 1:57:50 1:58:54 1:57:50 49.68
Captain Slow First 5 miles ropey. The 1:45 pace makers helped greatly from mile 7. Best half so far. Terrific course, many thanks to spectators. Unaffiliated 1:43:38 1:43:38 1:47:00 1:43:38 58.33
Cats Whiskers Used this as a benchmark to see where things stand, before (hopefully) targetting a half properly in the spring.  Really chuffed (esp. as this time includes a c. 45s Cambridge & Coleridge AC 1:43:38 1:47:11 1:50:00 1:47:11 61.93
Charlie Chaplin BRJ Run and Tri 1:44:13 1:44:13 1:48:00 1:44:13 62.52
Chaz Dont know if I can hit my PB but will give it my best shot after a great Abingdon. Put it this way, get me to the 10 mile marker in 64.30 and I'll destroy my PB. First 10miles are for pacing, last 5k are for racing,,,

10  miles in 64.12 - then went for it. Just got under 1h23m on the chip. YES! Wootton Road Runners 1:22:52 1:22:58 1:23:46 1:22:58 70.56
Chilly Riverside Runners 1:33:12 1:33:12 1:33:12 62.96
cycloid Unaffiliated 1:44:08 1:52:45 1:52:45 54.47
daffy Was not 100% so was happy with time. Sleaford Town Runners, Toonie Express 2:10:00 2:12:49 2:15:00 2:15:22 56.12
daveski Cambridge & Coleridge AC 1:30:58 1:35:57 1:35:57 63.00
Daz M Bedford Harriers AC 1:37:47 1:40:37 1:50:00 1:40:37 59.31
DrBob even paced effort, very smooth, spoilt by cramp in the last three miles which slowed me down considerably.  Hopefully not too much pain tomorrow!  ..... Cambridge & Coleridge AC 1:18:57 1:18:57 1:24:20 75.93
EarlyRiser A late race note. I should PB this one. That's about it really! POST-RACE. That was good! Another PB. Great course, good conditions, ran well. That's still about it really. Met some new faces, said hello to those I knew and good to see a lot of my club runners too. Unaffiliated 1:33:37 1:33:59 1:35:00 1:33:59 68.73
flanker will be trying for a big PB
stinking cold ruined it for me.  Went out to try for the PB:   7:31, 7:30, 8:30.  As soon as I hit a hill it became apparent I had nothing to give.  The next 10 miles were all about survival.  Even the last 3 mile downhill stretch felt like it was uphill.  Apparently it was a nice, PB-friendly course.   I don't remember any of it, other than to me it felt slow and mountainous, not fast and undulating.  Sorry to all those who bet. Todmorden Harriers & AC, Trail Running Association, LDWA 1:34:49 1:45:30 1:41:00 1:45:30 56.26
flick Royston Runners 1:40:04 1:40:04 1:40:04 0.00
FML Need to set off nice and steady (target just sub 11 min mile pace) to ensure I can finish ok after 2 bad HM and a dnf, use the last 3 miles downhill if got anything left to achieve prediction. Update  :) :) :) :) Sleaford Town Runners 1:58:07 2:05:58 2:20:00 2:11:31 45.13
Forest Faerie I have trained sensibly for this and have lost a stone in weight, so I am hoping this will produce the PB I long for. Thetford AC 1:43:35 1:43:35 1:47:00 1:43:35 65.55
Freeman Mornington Chasers 1:13:54 1:21:53 1:21:53 71.38
G Man Wow!! 2hr pacer helped, well pleased with that! Unaffiliated 1:47:50 1:58:24 1:58:24 53.63
gavpugh Mornington Chasers 1:24:50 1:29:04 1:29:04 65.88
gecko Unaffiliated 0 0 0.00
GettingThere Great run today, 4yrs @ St Neots 4 pbs and great to see so many fetchies, Mr& Mrs Jigs (Luverly Legs), Vicksta and Vindicator - have to do the Harlow 10 next year eh! Bedford Harriers AC 1:33:33 1:35:03 1:35:03 63.60
Glen Bulb Cambridge & Coleridge AC 49:55 1:31:14 1:31:57 63.81
GOM. Ely Tri Club 1:35:20 1:37:13 1:37:13 61.38
GrahH Harpenden Arrows 1:36:40 1:39:14 1:50:00 1:39:14 66.81
Greenman Grantham Running club 1:20:38 1:21:46 1:21:59 74.30
Hannah Team Milton Keynes 1:48:58 1:49:22 1:52:18 59.10
Hash Unaffiliated 1:53:22 1:53:49 1:59:00 1:53:49 61.64
hatterfan 100 Marathon Club 1:31:29 1:46:53 1:51:42 52.53
icemaiden Unaffiliated 2:02:55 2:11:03 2:15:00 2:11:03 53.05
jess84 very hard for various reasons, mainly not enough speed work and erratic training Dulwich Park Runners 2:00:22 2:08:14 2:08:00 2:08:14 52.29
Jigs Hard work, I knew a PB was out by about 3.5 miles. Let the pace drop a bit (like I had any choice in the matter) and hung on! Two weeks after marathon PB and not a lot of training in-between doesn't bode well for HM racing. PB for the course, so pleased with that :) Met some nice Fetchies today, which is always good :) Pub lunch of pie & chips to recover with :P Unaffiliated 1:19:28 1:22:40 1:25:45 70.01
Jobe A shiny new PB of 1 min 10 seconds - never thought it was possible ! Werrington Joggers 1:44:24 1:44:24 1:44:24 70.19
jolguk My friends tell me that the marshals were incredible and the course was lovely. I barely noticed, as I was feeling very sorry for myself in the throes of cold hell. But I'm glad that least I ran, when I'd been thinking about skipping it all week. And now I know there's a great PB course down there in St Neots. The main thing, though, was speaking to so many Fetchies - Ruth, Kinky and Flanker, Richk, Jobe, Forest Faerie... and seeing so many people do great times, including one of my friends on his very first half. . Brilliant stuff. Dragons RC 1:35:07 1:38:54 1:41:15 65.04
Karate Chop Chorlton Runners 2:10:49 2:17:51 2:20:32 46.39
karl Royston Runners, Meridian Triathlon Club 1:40:35 1:47:00 1:48:00 54.06
KinkyS Todmorden Harriers & AC 1:31:57 1:37:21 1:40:00 1:37:21 66.99
KoughKandi Entered. *UPDATE* Paced coach CY for him to reach his new PB, (Which he did) ;-) Unaffiliated 1:45:21 1:51:33 1:57:50 59.00
LaurentD Unaffiliated 1:35:42 1:42:10 1:42:10 58.41
lesleyanne Unaffiliated 2:28:58 2:44:16 2:45:00 2:44:41 49.13
Lissiedoll North Herts Road Runners 1:26:26 1:29:10 1:29:10 73.44
Little Linz Unaffiliated 1:42:02 1:54:24 1:55:00 1:54:24 57.39
littlelegs* Werrington Joggers 1:48:08 1:53:01 1:53:01 61.00
Long Shanks Wellingborough & District AC 1:36:04 1:39:56 1:39:00 1:40:35 59.01
Lycra Hurricane Bedford Harriers AC, Rushden Runners 1:48:52 1:49:22 1:49:51 61.44
MarcH Mornington Chasers 1:16:51 1:26:45 1:27:24 66.80
Martyn Fisher Followed the 1:45 pace group at a respectful difference (but couldn't quite catch them !), and got the sub 1:45 that I was hoping for, but didn't really expect. Third best time ever for a HM. Chuffed. Almost Athletes 1:42:07 1:44:34 1:44:34 59.22
Mothy Great race. Bit hilly for me and I was nursing some sort of pulled muscle at the top of my leg which is absolute agony now. I ran it according to plan and I thought I measured my pace very well and so so so pleased with my PB! Werrington Joggers 1:48:49 1:54:46 1:59:00 1:54:46 53.96
Mr BDR Now with the official chip time! Despite the remains of a cold from this week, I felt great and managed to really destroy my previous PB! Very pleased! Milton Keynes AC, Team Milton Keynes 1:28:01 1:31:03 1:35:00 1:31:03 64.19
Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs) A great event as usual, nice to see so many Fetch friends old and new :o) A PB was never on the cards although it is fair to say that I hoped for one, well be honest, most of us do, don't we? :o) I was going well for 1:38 but had stomach cramps throughout the run, the strong smell of onions at mile 9/10 finally tipped the balance of my delicate stomach and I had to dive into a field, tried to pick up the pace for the last 3 miles but it was already too late, I know it is only 2 weeks since NY mara but I am disappointed with my time. :-(   PB for the course though so that's a positive :o)       Love the technical shirt :o) enjoyed the meal after, thanks guys :o) A Big WELL DONE to all those who managed to get their dream PB's today!! also to those racing their first half :o) Kettering Town Harriers 1:31:50 1:36:53 1:40:25 77.55
Nic_23 Very happy as PB by over 2 minutes! Stayed with 1:45 pacers for majority of last 6 miles, they were a great help! Mornington Chasers 1:36:07 1:43:41 1:45:00 1:43:41 62.88
No.8 ™ Good comfortable run, legs seem to have recovered from Abingdon finally. 10th place. Unaffiliated 1:15:00 1:15:51 1:16:59 76.74
northern_runner Bowland Fell Runners, BRJ Run and Tri 1:29:46 1:33:44 1:33:44 68.91
Number 6 Ramsey Road Runners, Ramsey Cycling Club 1:34:44 1:41:02 1:41:02 63.93
OllyW Riverside Runners 1:23:23 1:25:23 1:44:57 55.63
Paul Salmon Wootton Bassett Hounds RC 1:41:51 1:42:31 1:43:59 57.73
PaulaMc I'd really like to get close to 2.05 on this one, but anything under 2.07 would be fantastic

UPDATE: blimey that was good!! Dulwich Park Runners 1:49:59 1:58:03 2:05:00 1:58:03 57.52
PowerJen My first half - I couldn't have enjoyed it any more. Cambridge & Coleridge AC 1:55:06 2:08:50 2:05:00 2:08:50 50.66
rangermouse1967 Whooh achieved my target of a sub 1.45 before the end of the year took nearly 4 minutes off. Mornington Chasers 1:42:38 1:42:38 1:45:00 1:42:38 58.14
Redchilli Unaffiliated 1:17:05 1:22:55 1:24:00 1:22:55 70.77
RichMallaber Lovely course & great conditions to run in, the deer that ran in front of me was a very nice touch. Perhaps I hadn't recovered from Dublin fully - there's certainly more in the tank for improving this time. It was a nice surprise to see another Fetchie there from Manchester. Chorlton Runners 1:37:41 1:43:02 1:45:00 1:43:02 56.73
RuthB2 I really want that predicted time, but we'll see on the day... *uodate* not quite sure what to say. except yey! Haslemere Border AC 1:41:29 1:43:10 1:49:59 1:43:10 63.27
Schnecke Taken the plunge and entered as I know this sells out fast - only 4 weeks after Abingdon, so anyone's guess how it'll go.  Update - surprised myself a bit by getting a reasonable PB, and helping a lady from my club to get an even better PB, which was nice! North Herts Road Runners 1:45:17 1:55:21 1:57:00 1:55:21 64.28
shop girl jules fantastic run...knocked 8 mins of 2006 st neots and 11 secs off pb...really enjoyed it, perfect weather for me, great company , marshalled well and great goody bag at end. Werrington Joggers 2:07:24 2:11:14 2:20:00 2:11:14 52.98
Slowly But Shirley Better than I expected - I was just hoping for only 10 mins slower than last year but it was only out by about 4 mins and I did a lot more walking than planned.  Really enjoyed this Half again - one of my favourites - and what a great goodie bag and technical t-shirt!  Will be back next year and hope to be fitter for this race next time! MK Lakeside Runners 2:03:00 2:03:00 2:09:36 52.05
Smokin' Chi Monk Unaffiliated 1:44:30 1:44:30 1:45:59 56.00
Tanktop Unaffiliated 1:31:34 1:31:34 1:31:34 64.08
Tired&Thirsty Unaffiliated 0 0 0.00
Toonie Express Tired from yesterday. Sleaford Town Runners, Toonie Express 1:29:55 1:29:55 1:30:00 1:32:07 65.17
tricky dicky MK Lakeside Runners 1:55:05 2:08:49 2:08:49 52.40
Vicksta Had the lurgy for the last two weeks and still bunged up and coughing, so not on top form. Enjoyed the race though, well marshalled, and special thanks to the 1:45 pacers who overtook me at 12 miles and wouldn't let me drop back behind them. Great T-shirt at the end too. Nice to meet some Fetchies too! Harlow RC 1:36:55 1:37:40 1:43:50 1:44:04 63.09
Vindicator 1:33 is what McMillan says I can do off my 10K PB so I will attempt this. It will come down to quality of training on the run up to this - 1:35-6 may be more realistic.
UNOFFICIAL TIME: I nailed it! Probably my best run race ever. Controlled first half then went for it in the closing 5K. Had sooo much left for the final run in, I reckon I could have gone sub 1:33. Next time... Harlow RC 1:28:30 1:33:18 1:36:00 1:33:18 62.75
widymins damp and drizzly, but almost no wind. Unaffiliated 1:46:28 1:52:03 1:52:03 67.79
Woad Wunner Don't bet on me - My body is objecting to 4  races in the last 6 weeks and the legs are like lead.  Going along for enjoyment rather than a PB Bushfield Joggers 1:38:42 2:11:30 2:16:00 2:15:35 44.59

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