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Watford Half Marathon

Sun February 7 2010 Listed by Laura27
56 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
ancient Two minutes slower than last year, but training had been disrupted for illness, so OK with result.  Second half felt better than first! Trent Park Running Club, Watford Joggers 1:26:40 1:27:42 1:27:42 76.27
andrewmoore10 Unaffiliated 1:42:24 1:44:46 1:50:02 54.56
Ashalina Unaffiliated 0 0 0.00
bazzzer Pewsey Vale RC 1:49:16 0 0.00
Becfleck Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC 1:50:08 1:56:19 1:59:54 54.39
bree Watford Joggers 1:27:13 1:29:40 1:31:58 77.86
Brookers MK Lakeside Runners 1:25:59 1:27:47 1:34:00 1:29:54 64.94
Cazros Serpentine RC 1:41:16 1:41:51 1:44:25 62.51
CheekyP Gade Valley Harriers 1:25:01 0 0.00
Chris_w81 Ware Joggers 1:30:54 1:36:04 1:50:33 52.81
DanG Wootton Road Runners 1:39:00 1:40:47 1:45:00 1:43:24 56.75
Dusty Unaffiliated 1:29:21 1:29:21 1:32:00 1:31:34 70.54
fatface Unaffiliated 1:41:30 1:47:27 1:55:00 1:47:27 58.60
First Lord of Bungay Unaffiliated 1:26:24 1:26:24 1:30:58 69.80
foop Unaffiliated 1:43:29 1:51:37 1:51:37 52.34
FurryH Hmm.  Bedford was great for me with 7mins off PB.  Not sure I'm going to top that.  UPDATE odd intermittent pain in my right knee and a head cold is likely to slow me down :( POST FINISH  well best laid plans an all that course was not the nightmare that everyone talks about and managed to take 2min 30 off my PB!  Totally wiped out for the last 3 miles though. Watford Joggers 1:41:28 1:49:09 2:10:00 1:57:25 49.78
Garden City Rick Garden City Runners 1:37:38 1:37:38 1:39:23 66.13
Ginnie B Kent AC 1:38:15 1:46:36 1:46:36 61.23
Go-KL First Half Marathon of the year. Will look to run close to PB, and maybe attack a sub 1:18 if training is going well.
Update 2Feb: In Valencia for F1 testing - tired and with cold. Hopefully will recover in time for Sunday.

Watford Half Marathon. Up nice and early to go via Barnet to pick up laptop from brother. Lucky to get a last parking space near to race HQ. Did a good warm up routine. Nearly went for tights (Weather around 4C and cloudy, but as the cold breeze was very gentle, settled for long sleeved top, thermal vest and gloves which was fine).
Started right close to front, which at the time I thought was a bit rude of me but as things turned out it was merited. Had a really good race, went with a good group for the first half which got fractured on a difficult downhill and steep uphill at 6 miles. Rallied through that to run a strong second half which was gradually downhill for the most part. Big PB and 20th position overall in a big race - excellent marshalling and crowd support, especially in final miles. Legs were good for near entire duration - right calf a little tight on one of the hills. Trainers were excellent and belied their lack of weight in terms of cushioning. Grantham Running club 1:14:46 1:16:47 1:19:00 1:17:19 75.72
GOM. Ely Tri Club 1:35:20 1:45:02 1:45:02 57.16
Hercules Struggled! Unaffiliated 1:29:24 1:36:04 1:32:00 1:36:04 60.77
jexy Unaffiliated 1:33:54 1:39:36 1:45:00 1:42:38 57.83
kdp Hillingdon AC 2:09:22 0 2:00:00 0.00
KITCHEN Tadley Runners 1:48:12 1:59:27 1:59:27 54.07
lesleyanne Unaffiliated 2:28:58 2:37:16 2:40:00 2:55:08 46.81
Lillias Epsom Allsorts, Epsom Oddballs RC 1:58:54 0 1:40:00 0.00
londonpride Runnymede Runners 1:56:40 1:58:43 1:58:43 0.00
louise_c Harpenden Arrows 1:38:02 1:50:26 1:56:00 1:54:16 64.89
LWG Unaffiliated 1:53:00 0 0.00
mattykay York Acorn RC 1:25:05 1:38:29 1:38:29 59.28
Monkey Nuts Unaffiliated 1:32:56 1:32:56 1:43:00 1:38:13 60.15
mr guinness Garden City Runners 1:22:50 1:22:50 1:28:00 1:24:35 74.44
oneronaldo Always find this race tuff. Its them hills.----Update well them hills were not as bad as i remember them, pleased with time as i was saving something for the hills. Bearbrook Joggers RC 1:43:12 1:46:55 1:55:00 1:49:29 68.42
Oranj Oxford City AC 1:16:55 1:31:40 1:31:40 68.12
Padams Pleased - had a bit left in the tank, and quicker than last year. St. Albans Striders 1:08:48 1:12:47 1:14:00 1:12:47 80.22
Pottingshed Unaffiliated 2:13:48 2:28:34 2:28:34 41.68
Prof Disco Dean a good sharpner for first race of year (testing hills) Reading Roadrunners 1:22:36 1:23:03 1:27:56 66.39
richard68 Royston Runners 1:24:21 1:24:25 1:25:01 71.10
RichardW Herts Phoenix AC 1:59:12 2:06:31 2:00:00 2:06:31 55.86
RunGingerRun Watford Joggers 1:31:22 1:36:07 1:36:07 62.89
runningfrog Retford AC 1:44:34 1:44:34 1:44:38 61.20
Sean1504 Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 1:33:49 1:33:49 1:38:16 59.41
Serendipity A blinding PB - by 15 whole minutes!!! Ware Joggers 1:40:19 1:49:58 2:05:00 1:53:19 58.11
shoeboo81 Unaffiliated 2:05:03 2:05:03 2:10:00 2:07:59 50.94
Smoggy Milton Keynes AC 1:22:56 1:36:58 1:35:00 1:36:58 61.91
stef.w Unaffiliated 1:55:44 1:58:48 1:58:48 56.31
steveobb68 Watford Joggers 1:41:15 1:41:15 1:42:00 1:41:15 59.70
Stevie Owen Unaffiliated 1:37:38 1:44:00 1:47:01 0.00
Super Sue Metros RC, Poole AC 2:16:20 2:17:30 2:17:30 51.54
terrydown hilly they say??....................update,   yes, quite undulating,phew!!! Redway Runners 1:31:34 1:34:19 1:40:00 1:38:34 69.10
threedrains Watford Joggers 1:30:04 1:30:04 1:35:00 61.46
TP88 Unaffiliated 1:23:14 1:23:14 1:23:14 70.14
TRIM Bedford Harriers AC 2:10:23 2:10:23 2:10:23 50.69
UltraMrsR Unaffiliated 1:54:42 2:19:00 0.00
Viddy Green Harpenden Arrows 1:19:22 1:19:41 1:19:41 81.06
Woolfie Fantastic course. Well marshalled with great support. Perfect conditions. Unaffiliated 1:22:43 1:22:43 1:27:00 1:25:14 69.05

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  • On 4th Feb 2010 at 1:08pm, FurryH wrote: There be roadworks on the footway outside the Town Hall so you cannot access the Race HQ from the eastern side. Follow the diversion signs around the back of the Town hall to west side of the Colosseum. :)
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