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Shakespeare Half Marathon

Listed by ellew
, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 UK
24 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
agc Unaffiliated 1:30:27 1:32:09 1:32:09 72.70
clare1976 Spa Striders RC 1:28:16 1:47:58 1:52:00 1:51:15 59.19
Crash Hamster Pirate Ship Of Fools 1:34:11 1:39:42 1:49:00 1:39:42 62.40
dooley Unaffiliated 1:41:13 1:41:13 1:41:13 58.54
ellew Unaffiliated 1:54:50 1:55:18 1:58:57 55.42
Flying Ant Black Pear Joggers 1:39:30 1:41:06 1:45:00 1:41:06 59.05
ifor Unaffiliated 1:41:25 1:41:31 1:52:18 52.74
Iron Squishy Pirate Ship Of Fools 2:07:00 2:12:12 2:30:00 2:12:12 51.93
Jason1969 Unaffiliated 1:57:26 1:57:26 2:00:00 1:57:58 51.14
krusty Bournville Harriers 1:29:33 1:29:33 1:32:32 73.66
LambChop Hermitage Harriers RC 1:55:56 2:09:52 2:25:41 45.25
lazza Bitton Road Runners 1:23:40 1:23:40 1:33:19 63.75
Leg End Sandhurst Joggers 1:46:11 1:46:11 1:59:00 1:55:36 63.95
Lincsfella UKnetrunner 1:28:14 1:28:14 1:34:37 64.22
Loca West 4 Harriers 1:20:11 1:30:14 1:30:37 73.27
Recoil Unaffiliated 2:03:59 2:03:59 2:05:00 2:03:59 47.86
Richard Simkiss McCarkiss Endurance Project 1:11:36 1:36:32 1:36:32 61.35
Seagrave Birmingham Running, Athletics, & Triathlon Club (BRAT) 1:28:36 1:42:26 1:45:00 1:50:13 53.76
stato,rob Kenilworth Runners 1:22:35 1:23:08 1:24:00 1:23:08 71.27
STUB Vegetarian Cycling & AC 1:33:12 1:39:11 1:39:59 1:47:24 55.58
Top Duffer Unaffiliated 1:38:25 1:38:25 1:38:25 61.74
trumpton riots Evesham Vale RC 1:46:48 1:48:43 1:55:00 1:49:17 56.48
vintagexl Centurion RC 1:59:05 2:18:22 2:25:00 2:21:00 47.11
woss Purple Patch Runners 2:10:52 2:17:00 2:23:21 46.17

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A PB with is fantastic - but god it hurts. I'm still aching 3 days later.Ran a really fast first 10k in 53 minutes, but then struggled between 7 and 10 miles. Pacing was completely out. I wouldn't say the course was flat as I had been told. More undulating really. Marshalls were excellent, even the commentator at the beginning who told us over the tannoy 'Obey the marshalls, they know more than you' in a 1984 stylee. An amazing number of water stations. Very costly race for a medal and a banana though - where was the goody bag???
Decided to run without watch or HRM and just enjoyed it!
Leg End
Set out to pace Wayne (doing marathon) at 9 m/m. Achieved exactly that to 11.5 m split. Then ran mile 13 at 7:22!! Great run for me. Mike too (PB of 1:33:??), OK for Sally (2:2?:??) - nasty Mortons neuroma pain in foot. Wayne, desparate for sub-4, crashed at 17 m with severe cramps in quads and did 4:25:?? Very disappointed...
trumpton riots
Nice race.
30 secs outside PB (Reading).
Pacing well with full runner from club & a sprint finish
first half marathon, enjoyed it, pleased with time
intending to plod realy but decided to give it a little grief. nice trip out though and will do it next year. nearly woth having a second mortgage to pay for it.
When I started training, I would have been happy with 10 minute pace, but as the weeks went by, I realised that 10 minute pace was actually quite easy! Started nice and slow, but spent too long at an easy pace. Blimey, I could have been quicker! Great run, great weather, not enough toilets!
Flying Ant
The original plan was to just beat last years best of 1:45, but after 4 miles my average was under 7:50/mile so the possibility of a pb was on. From then on my average only varied between 7:37 and 7:39 per mile. Lost my chance to do sub 1:40 when at 11.5 miles I got cramp in the left calf and then during the run along through the park I got cramp in my right so had to settle for a pb drop of 1:26 instead.
Weather just about right this year, did alot better than I expected althoughstill a couple of minutes off my PB.
Think I could have done improved on the time if I'd prepared a bit better.
Good start and first half, averaging ~ 6:55 / mile. Slowed down 2nd half especially over the 'Green Way' - into the wind and fine grit underfoot for much of the way; I could feel my shoes slipping backwards slightly.
Iron Squishy
Nobody bet on this - it won't be a PB for me, strictly a training run on HR!

Watch time, don't know official chip time yet but will amend when I do. Felt good all the way round, wanted to keep HR nice and steady between 145-155 - smack on 150!! 10.05 min miles which was about right. Quite disappointed to finish really, felt I could have carried on. Wished I'd been able to do the full mara again this year. Temperature about right - not too hot this year and a nice breeze. Nice 'training' run for me, with lots of company and water stations :-)
Crash Hamster
Plan is to set a new 1/2M PB...only the heat and lack of a proper taper may mess it up...

I had a feeling I had something a bit special (by my own low standards) in me. Big PB! Nice to meet Garr and Cath at the race, plus the usual Worcester crew of Ant, Matt and Ro. If you really want to listen to the self-congratulatory burblings of an overexcited hamster, then I'll blog it...
No training, no watch. Deserved to feel terrible and I did for last five miles. Not helped by very, very sore left foot (usual problem: morton's neuroma). LOTS of ibuprofen during and after race: tablets and gel and a good helping of arnica, but it's still sore eight hours later...
Started to get trouble from my knee within 2-3 miles. Fought through it was going well until mile 6 where the heat and complete lack of training for 5 weeks started to take its toll. Fought on through but an increasing slow pace. Got overtaken by my friend Mark, but then got a second wind at mile 12 and overtook him again with about 1/2 a mile to go (muhaha). Was a bit disappointed with time but given circumstances was acceptable, resultant knee injury put me out of any kind of running for 4-6 weeks.
Top Duffer
New PB
i was a bit worried it would be hot for the race so had spent the previous week or so running in four jumpers and two pairs of tracksters sweating my balls off . It turned out to be perfect running conditions !!
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