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Grangemouth Round the Houses 10K

Sun April 15 2007
29 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Alf Tupper Tough of the Track Had hoped for a PB, but I'll blame the unseasonably hot weather for not quite managing it. Struggled big style in last few, never-ending k's - the double-back at the end was particularly demoralising. Cumbernauld AAC 34:52 37:00 38:13 72.01
allymac Falkirk Victoria Harriers 45:11 51:57 53:28 54.36
Baza hot, hot, hot..... not ideal running conditions, but having arrived at the stadium very early it gave me time to make sure I had taken enough water on board. Not the most scenic route, but flat enough to bring me back year after year. Was hoping for 39 mins, but after checking my watch at 5K and it showing 19:58 I new that was gone and it was a case of getting round from then on. Passed at least 6 club runners walking by 7K, presume the heat got them - hopefully they finished ok. Nice warm up for London though, easy week this week Carnegie Harriers 36:28 36:54 39:00 40:22 66.21
Big Al Widepants In 2004, this was my first ever 10K. Late for the start - scrambling to catch the back markers and not be last. Did 58 mins and then in 2006 did a then pb of 47.45. Good flat course. Hoping for sub 45 in prep for Lochaber. UPDATE: Global warming is a reality. Either that or the refinery blew exhaust gas all over the town during the race because the temperature must have been 25 in the sun at least. Started well with 4.04 for the first K and followed that up with a 4.16 and a 4.46 uphill to be 24 secs ahead of schedule.then a weird 5.32 which must have been long as the the 5th K was 3.54. Having said that, I had to stop to tie my shoe - embarrassingly rookie-ish error. 22.32 at halfway so 2 secs ouside pace. K6 was 4.25 but struggled with a 5.15 and the sun was catching up with me. Had to stop again and tie the shoe - AAAAAARGH. Got passed by George who looked like he was flying. 4.49 for K8. 4.40 for K9 and by this time I'm begging it to stop. Passed George back and did the last K in 4.41. So PB by 4 secs although I was so out of it on the home straight that I couldn't hear my family cheering or see the gantry clock which was on a car to the side. Altogether it's a PB and without the sun or the shoe debacle, I should have gone under 46. Reckon I have sub 45 well within me. Met the lovely Tigger again who suffered like I did in the sun. Better luck next time! Unaffiliated 43:35 44:54 45:00 46:25 61.12
biru  Not quite as fast as I'd have liked but six seconds faster than last weeks 10km and another PB so happy enough. Struggled a bit in the unusually hot weather. Very happy with the quality food and (black) t-shirt in todays goody bag:) Edinburgh Athletic Club 35:11 35:11 34:59 35:11 75.94
Cammy Unaffiliated 39:13 47:38 47:38 56.18
ChrisU Not seen any official results yet, but my watch time was 35:23 which would be a PB by 2 seconds.
Very warm. Cambuslang Harriers, Westerlands Cross Country Club, Scottish Veteran Harriers Club 34:38 34:38 35:40 35:23 80.18
clairevmc Hamilton Harriers, Scottish Veteran Harriers 37:58 44:33 53:01 57.21
Coz I can Central AC, Ochil Hill Runners 34:08 34:16 36:02 74.83
Cr00ky Falkirk Victoria Harriers 47:22 49:39 0.00
Doonhamer Anything around 37 will be fine. Update. Ran round in 37'59'' and like a lot of others didnt run too well in the heat. Felt up fot the race at the start and went through the first 3k around target pace but started to feel very heavy legged in the 4th k and lost over a minute and sort of throw in the towel at that point and plodded around the rest of the course so as not to take too much out of me for next week Linlithgow AAC 35:44 37:25 37:20 37:59 70.58
Dvorak Hmm - I can now run twice as far, slower: can I now run faster again?  I'm hoping that, at least, it doesn't snow. **Update**  Actually, by the end I would have welcomed some snow.  Very disappointing.  I don't think it was just the heat to blame - although a merciless sun was beating down.  In mid-April.  I knew I wouldn't PB, but I expected inside the hour.  In the end I was fighting just to beat my worst-ever time.  All Ok for first 2K, but legs felt tired from then on.  Walking sections from 6K on.  I did both 10Ks of the Alloa HM faster than this.  AHR 170  MHR 187. Unaffiliated 48:39 53:31 58:00 1:03:37 44.25
Ellem Oh that was hot. I had a catalogue of disasters, shoelace came undone twice, too hot, no water, too hot, stitch, too hot, too hot. Not one of my best races but a very well organised event and nice goody bag will return next year and do better!! East Lothian Triathlon Club 49:56 50:45 50:00 55:01 61.57
Flos Unaffiliated 51:55 55:00 57:35 53.05
freeby jogscotland 1:00:31 1:04:30 1:06:56 41.41
Haggis Carp!!!

Legs felt like lead all the way round today, pity because the course has potential.
I don't think i've ever felt quite so exhausted all the way during a race before.

Was nice to see so many Motherwell AC members there, including the kids section. Forfar Road Runners 46:01 46:01 50:10 58.89
jamborigg Lothian RC 37:19 38:26 40:00 41:30 66.31
LornaRunner Lasswade AC 42:49 42:49 44:18 0.00
M16DDH(DAVIE) Falkirk Victoria Harriers 41:07 46:39 46:39 57.27
May Race report.....eh,,just one of those runs that happens not even my Go Faster Pants could get me out of this!!,not so much bothered about the intense heat,but had nothing to give in this race,not much energy,just had to get round,felt pretty ill but dont know why,oh well,plenty more races coming up,nice to see Magoo,Good luck with the Marathon!!!!: ) Scottish Prison Service AAC 36:49 36:49 42:20 71.98
Ribenaface (RFSQL) Carnethy Hill RC 39:02 41:55 41:55 63.74
SilverSlogger Falkirk Victoria Harriers, Polmont Joggers 39:29 46:27 46:57 61.41
Snake Doctor Scottish Prison Service AAC 42:28 49:00 49:00 56.16
Son of a Pronator Man This is a flat course and with  the right conditions, I should do well here.~~ Update: Sorry to all my backers, I crashed  badly in this one.  I woke up on Sunday wth a throat that felt like I had swallowed a cheesegrater, and feeling much less than 100% - added to this it was very hot and sunny, too hot for running.  I was on schedule up to 4k, then very badly off schedule at 5k ( markers must be wrong ?), but it was over for me by then and I never got anywhere close to what I had hoped for - amybe the virus, maybe the heat or both. I am consoled by the fact that I was faster than the same race last year, and few Fetchies seem to have matched their predictions. Carnegie Harriers 39:02 41:50 40:00 41:50 68.92
Sunbed Athlete Cambuslang Harriers, Scottish Veteran Harriers Club 31:29 32:18 33:44 80.25
Tazdeil Central AC 41:46 43:39 45:38 67.42
Ticketyboo Looking for a sub 37 min PB. UPDATE - New PB but slower than expected due to the very warm weather. Nice goodie bag at the finish. Cumbernauld AAC, Scottish Veteran Harriers Club 33:50 37:24 36:59 37:57 70.64
toepointer Had stinking cold but wanted to exploit current fitness and this race was in the Grand Prix Ranking Series.  Couldn't breath properly but still fit enough to do a steady run in what for me was a disappointing time.  Enjoyed the heat though. Lasswade AC 42:49 42:49 44:18 68.64
zenith Unaffiliated 45:39 47:48 55:00 52:51 50.57

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