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Stortford 10

Sun November 19 2006 Listed by Vindicator
14 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Bananaman Really pleased with this time. Was on for a PB at one stage but my calf tightened up at mile 7 so I stopped for a stretch and slowed down a fair bit. Still felt strong but did not want to risk anything. Ware Joggers 1:22:55 1:28:25 1:36:00 1:29:21 57.58
ccaaelw Odyssey Runners 1:24:00 1:24:00 1:24:00 58.75
Dave Maher Unaffiliated 1:11:20 1:11:20 1:12:00 1:11:33 62.36
evanspre Unaffiliated 1:16:35 0 0.00
Forest Faerie Thetford AC 1:20:59 1:23:55 1:30:00 1:23:55 60.48
gazza-d Haverhill RC 1:22:32 1:22:32 1:22:32 60.71
Jimbo Before this race I was informed by Bananaman that this race was quite flat. Well, after taking part in the event yesterday I can't actually remember a flat bit. It seemed like hill, after hill, after hill. 

Something must have gone right on the day though because I took 3 minutes of my PB. I put it down to the perfect weather, and the fact I really went for it from the gun. My first 5 miles were all sub 7 minutes, but at 8 miles the fast start started to take its toll. What made it harder was the many short sharp hills through the housing estate in the last quarter of the race. 

I am over the moon that I got a PB especially when I have not done any speed work recently. The fact that I got such a great time on a very tough course made it extra special. 

I must not forget to thank BSRC for the excellent organisation, and all the marshalls were first class.

A thoroughly enjoyable event, despite the pain.

Overall Position: 105/490
Category Position: 54/147 Camberley & District AC 1:10:31 1:10:31 1:20:00 1:10:31 62.40
LiamS76 Bishops Stortford RC, Walden Tri 1:01:39 1:02:30 1:03:59 68.77
Longy Hilly and pulled back just at start Haverhill RC 1:05:15 1:10:15 1:12:00 1:10:15 62.75
MattyP Dunmow Tri Club 1:11:54 1:17:00 1:17:00 57.51
neilsy Unaffiliated 1:21:21 1:34:33 1:34:33 47.00
Robinp Unaffiliated 1:12:48 1:22:30 1:30:00 1:22:30 53.33
rosa Serpentine RC 1:06:11 1:12:00 1:12:00 68.54
Vindicator PROVISIONAL TIME I did much better than I thought with a PB by 6 mins. I am feeling a bit guilty to Fetch Betters who missed getting a shed load of credits as my pre-race report may have given the impression that I may not be at 100%.  The race went well, but I found the start a little congested. I found the mid race quite hard work, but resettled for a good finish. Well organised as always, but some of the route changes may not have been for the best. Harlow RC 1:09:26 1:15:43 1:20:00 1:15:43 58.22

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