Tewkesbury Half Marathon
, Tewkesbury GL20 UK
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|B Rubble||Dursley Running Club||1:25:12||1:29:55||1:31:38||68.43|
|Howard Road Runner||Unaffiliated||1:37:34||1:37:34||1:37:34||68.08|
|Leg End||Sandhurst Joggers||1:46:11||1:46:11||1:49:59||1:46:11||69.62|
|Listers||Elmbridge Road Runners||1:34:16||1:39:49||1:43:13||57.40|
|Littlesiany||Cwm Ogwr Running Club||2:15:00||2:21:00||2:28:00||2:21:00||49.08|
|Paul Salmon||Wootton Bassett Hounds RC||1:41:51||1:43:25||1:49:20||56.01|
|Steve Zodiac||Spa Striders RC||1:14:41||1:25:33||1:25:33||79.67|
|tomgrower||Evesham Vale RC||1:53:27||1:53:27||1:53:27||63.37|
|Wilbur||Purple Patch Runners||1:53:35||1:53:35||1:55:00||1:53:35||52.25|
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Wasn't expecting much out of today after ITBS through April but today was Bang on! thought i was going to have to stop before second water station when my knee started to jam & pain set in. Felt good after running with the knee pain - finally went at 6mile mark.
Couldn't count the mile markers to do splits which was a good thing for me as it left more concentration,
Traffic a bit inconsiderate at time. especially coming back into Tewkesbury, That staggered gate got me again after mile 11.
Finished & done just in time before the heavens opened.....
PB for 1/2 & 10mins off last years!!
Felt good for the first eight miles, then started to go down hill, not literally unfortunately! Last couple of miles were hard and felt like walking but managed to keep the legs going. Got a PB but missed my target.
On pace support duty. Don't bet on me!<p>
Ran with Velociraptor.<br>
Plan was for aiming for 7:20's and see how we went.<br>
First 4 miles were spot on, and V was running easily. Then the slightly updulating nature, as well as being into the breeze, of the first half started to tell. Interestingly it wasn't the legs that were the issue, but the engine. V has a plan to work on her base fitness and endurance, and she's shown that when she can support the speed that she has, she'll be blatting her PB's<br>
My legs clearly hadn't run regularly for about 6 weeks. Achilles was fine - took about 5 miles to warm up properly, but otherwise was pretty pleased with how it went.<br>
Tempo run for me - but well within myself<br><br>
Not sure if I can do this yet, will be my first race since the Amsterdam marathon, 15 October 2006... WIBBLE!
*update* getting surer I can do it, but will treat it as a run, not race and possibly pace someone to a 1.59.59 pb, so DO NOT BET ON ME!
Can't believe this: ran it easy in 1.55.15, which I believe is even a PB! Felt easy throughout, NO NIGGLES! Yippeeeh!
Not convinced this is on, since my 'training' was aiming at a HM in early July rather than mid May, but hopefully I'm 6 weeks better off than Reading & I've put 100 on me just in case others feel similarly inclined (so if I fail I suffer the same fate as others). UPDATE - will be bowling 12 overs the day before and (hopefully) batting for 30 odd overs which doesn't bode well for a good time on the Sunday. RESULT - have to be happy with a PB considering the lack of preparation, and I suppose it leaves the sub 1:50 aim for another day
I shall be chasing a very small PB but would prefer than nobody bet on me because there's a fair chance I won't be in half-marathon PB form, and the weather forecast suggests that I'll have to fight the weather. <br>
I'm SO glad you all took note and didn't bet on me because I'd have lost you more points! I was aiming at 1.36, which I knew was just at the bottom end of "overambitious", and had dropped off the pace by Mile 5. eL Bee! pulled me along from the front and I didn't allow my effort level to drift too far from vomiting-point. Well-organised race with parking right at the start, lots of bushes (including some girl-friendly ones!), a nice undulating well-marshalled course, a very shiny medal and a better-than-average goody bag. My legs were well up for a faster run but today my heart and lungs weren't playing. <br>
BUT [blows raspberry at negative voice in head] it proves that my Brass Monkey time WASN'T just a big fluke :o)
A really good one. I had half-hoped for an age-graded PB though I didn't really think it was on, but I made it with several seconds to spare. A good steady pace on a flattish course and and, as I like, I ran the second half slightly faster than first. Pickled tink!....
Very wet run but good.
Howard Road Runner
Great race in near perfect conditions. Shame about the goodie bags and getting out of the car park. But a huge PB for me and still smiling.
Well quite a bit faster than the Llanelli half. I really enjoyed this even though the rain came down in the last mile. Best time so far, roll on Cardiff Half in October!
Hooray! First pb at half distance since Bath in 2005.