Vale of Pewsey Half Marathon
, Pewsey SN9 UK
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|Chappy||Lincoln & District Runners||1:19:08||1:19:08||1:19:08||74.87|
|Listers||Elmbridge Road Runners||1:34:16||1:39:49||1:47:13||55.26|
|LucyG||Compton Harriers RC||1:31:26||1:41:46||1:54:31||63.71|
|Swindon number 1||Swindon Harriers||1:32:12||1:41:00|
|TZ||100 Marathon Club, Winchester & District AC||1:17:03||1:31:44||1:31:53||64.97|
|Wilbur||Purple Patch Runners||1:53:35||1:53:35||1:55:17||51.48|
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Good to be back runnnig and no problems for a change apart from speed
A nice run on country lanes. A big thanks to Wilbur for dragging me round the first 10 miles. Usual good organistaion from Pewsey Vale RC.
Lovely route, good organisation and just a personal shame that the knee problem caused me from missing out on what was a definite PB. Still, nothing structural wrong according to the physio so just need to stretch/strengthen and grit my teeth.
Planning this as a long trg run...... will be a PW most likely and gained....
A rarity - A Race Report from me.
RACE REPORT - Vale of Pewsey 1/2 Mara
Conditions started off being hot then half hour before clouded over - perfect. The plan today was to get a PW! Strange you may say, but no, I wanted a motivator to get me back into long running again after my knee injury, so planned this race, and to run it at a pace that I would enjoy and be able to handle on the day..... meet up with a few forumites from RW threads which was good. Pace wise wanted to keep around 8:30 -8:45 with the hills.
so off we go on a nice undulating course:
1m - 8:43 (Inc a pee stop)
2m - 8:49 up and down
3m - 8:23 feeling OK and chatting a plenty
4m - 8:40 And a long Hill up, tag on with a group
5m - 8:17 On to the flat and still comfy
6m - 8:06 A bit fast, but moving with the group
7m - 8:06 Same as mile 6, but group start to speed up so let them go
8m - 8:02 Still going too fast, but chatting again (possible cause)
9m - 8:31 Back to the undulations
10m - 8:19 Catch 2 of the group that I let go
11m - 8:51 Dont know what happened here as lost no ground
12m - 8:08 Know sub 1:50 is on so start kicking and passing several who are finding it hard.
13m - 8:00 Still pushing despite a long drag up hill, get taken by two runners as I take 4 others
0.10 - 42 secs push for the line and get anotehr just before the line
Finish with a 1:49:45
So plan achieved a PW by 3 mins, dont care about that as the run was good, and the objective well and truely achieved - I can now use this and push on.
Thanks to all the marshalls - you were great today.
I ran this race on a whim. I haven't trained for a 1/2 for a good 18 months, in fact I haven't run over 10 miles for that long. I took it steady and ran with one the guys from the club to help me keep a manageable pace. From 11 miles it was hard, the lack of distance training was evident, however, I was pleased with 8th.