The Fetch Five - April

Tue April 19 2005
Entrants (19) Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Alf Tupper This is a great idea. I can't believe how seriously I took it. Disappointed with my time but I have got a bit of a cold Unaffiliated 35:23 35:23 37:34 37:34 62.30
Beaker I'm pretty pleased with that. OK I ran on the treadmill in the gym, but for only my second five miler, and taking a good couple of minutes off my previous time, I'm satisfied. Hopefully that will help build a base for my first 10K. FERC 49:25 49:25 42.80
Bryn R not bad time, could have pushed a little harder but no point killing myself on a training run Herts Phoenix AC, Saffron Striders RC 26:50 26:50 29:30 29:30 72.02
Cliffy tc Didn't try to hard keeping fresh for tri on Sunday but still managed a PB. A hilly route with sun/hail/rain/sun and no bliddy chav's anywhere to be seen. Its strange that being part of a virtual race seemed to add a bit of edge to the run. 

Great idea whens the 10K!! Unaffiliated 47:05 47:05 47:05 47:05 45.22
dood Hmm so I missed it by a whole day - wondered where everyone else was. Still, stayed dry and not too windy. Lake - St James Retail - St James - Harelstone Road - Bants Lane - Sainsburys Silson Joggers AC 34:28 37:45 40:40 40:40 52.01
fetcheveryone Not quite the best run I've ever had - I got a few cramps around the shoulder blades which slowed me down a bit; my shoelace came undone after about 6k; and I got Garmin-lazy, and didn't bother planning a route - so ended up running in little circles outside the sports centre to finish off the distance. But it's a line in the sand! FERC 36:23 41:13 43:41 43:41 48.23
Forest Runner I'll run this if I don't have to marshall and if I can have a Mars bar at the end. Bracknell Forest Runners 32:37 34:37 45:00 45:00 52.43
golly Good run, dodged the thunder and lightning! Could do better next time Chippenham Harriers 37:48 37:48 38:21 38:21 55.78
heres johnny part of 9.5 mile run had to jump in hedge to get out of the way of some idiot driving on the wrong side of the road Unaffiliated 36:13 42:05 42:05 52.20
KatieB Managed to stay  with MrB til the halfway point, then he zoomed off coming in a minute ahead of me. still really pleased to average under 8 min miles! This looks good for a sub 50, 10k this year. Bedford Harriers AC 37:20 38:08 38:31 38:31 62.41
krusty out and back on canal from Bournville Station towards Birmingham shins playing up and back of left leg tight, didn't warm up properly, cold and wet Bournville Harriers 31:55 35:54 35:54 66.27
Martyn Fisher A boring 5 mile run on the treadmill ... although I was watching Nell McAndrew on the TV at the gym while running. Almost Athletes 37:15 44:51 44:51 48.98
MB99 Great race and a PB to boot. Woo hoo! Unaffiliated 35:09 34:38 34:38 60.86
McGoohan Having calculated I had 38 roads to cross, I went out with the vague idea that if I managed a pace of one road crossing per minute, I'd get round in 38 mins.

This plan worked to perfection, except that I'd forgotten a few roads. There were 43 and I got round in 42:48. 
FERC, LDWA 38:45 41:58 42:48 42:48 52.12
PieNapper Ooooh that hurt! A little too soon after London methinks - cool route tho, got a lot of support tearing down the high street! Unaffiliated 35:47 35:47 37:01 37:01 57.31
Puffing Bertie Unaffiliated 42:36 46:41 54:03 54:03 45.65
Ronnie Wibbley Got date wrong and ran this on 29th April, but still quite happy with time. Watford Joggers 36:45 36:45 42:00 53.96
Slow Going Exactly 7 months since my first ever race - which was also a 5 mile. I took it far more seriously than I should have, and raced the garmin, with the virtual partner set to run the 5 in 37:30. Course was gently undulating (as close as we get in Bedford) and a bit windy. I went off too fast and was hanging on from mile 2. On finishing I was sufficiently knackered that I needed to sit down for a few minutes before running home... UKnetrunner 33:32 35:38 37:03 37:03 57.26
wrinty I have been working in London this week so improvised a route starting at the London Basin in Islington heading east along the Regents canal to Victoria Park in Hackney, where a short circuit completed the distance. Had to take a detour where the towpath was closed in Hoxton, but had plenty of early evening runners to act as pacemaking targets along the canal.

Respekt to my Fujitsu colleagues who turned up in force to see me start my run, before meeting me at the Crown PH in Victoria Park for some Organic beer and a good nosh up.

Photos to go online later. Avon Valley Runners 28:09 31:04 31:46 31:46 68.63
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