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Wilmslow Half Marathon

Listed by AllyB
, Wilmslow SK9 UK
74 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
AlfaMale Stockport Harriers & AC 1:18:42 1:21:19 1:21:19 79.01
Beejay Southwell RC 1:30:54 1:34:27 1:45:00 1:41:09 60.54
bluemikey Unaffiliated 1:29:54 1:29:54 1:34:00 67.80
Cazmo Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC, Congleton Harriers 2:02:23 2:11:31 2:05:25 2:11:31 50.06
Chris Worthers Bolton United Harriers & AC 1:49:11 1:57:58 2:07:00 1:57:58 50.23
ChrisDig Unaffiliated 1:27:17 1:28:00 1:33:22 65.59
contraflow Unaffiliated 1:43:48 1:43:48 1:50:00 1:45:21 58.13
Craney Unaffiliated 1:29:35 1:29:35 1:37:00 1:38:13 60.54
davef Headington RoadRunners 1:21:32 1:25:04 1:25:00
davelord Trawden AC 1:19:19 1:28:14 1:28:00 1:28:14 73.42
DaveP Eryri Harriers 1:20:14 1:20:14 1:22:38 77.12
Doctor K Bolton United Harriers & AC 2:05:15 2:05:15 2:15:00 2:05:15 53.03
Domestic Goddess Unaffiliated 1:58:41 2:04:22 2:09:20 51.53
Farnie Manchester Tri, Northern Sole 2:35:00 2:35:00 2:35:00 42.54
Fompungs Unaffiliated 2:06:57 2:06:57 2:10:00 2:06:57 47.53
Fox on a run Stockport Harriers & AC 1:23:43 1:32:05 1:34:30 1:33:45 65.84
freak of nature Unaffiliated 1:35:53 1:35:53 1:42:00 1:39:52 65.38
frisp Manx Tri Club 1:25:33 1:27:42 1:32:00 1:27:42 70.93
Gavvers Wrexham AAC 1:39:07 1:40:44 1:41:44 58.45
Geococcyx Unaffiliated 1:32:17 1:35:21 1:35:21 63.73
Gez Sunderland Strollers 1:31:44 1:40:58 1:45:46 55.99
Ghilington Super Doggy No.1 Unaffiliated 1:53:16 1:53:16 1:54:00 1:53:16 52.31
gingerbreadman Stockport Harriers & AC 1:20:42 1:21:27 1:24:00 1:22:55 73.29
green stripey lady Wilmslow RC 1:33:03 1:33:03 1:34:00 1:33:03 79.36
H2O Macclesfield Harriers & AC 1:49:56 1:49:56 1:49:56 62.27
Hampo Warrington Road Runners 1:40:15 1:40:15 1:44:01 57.17
Homer FERC 1:31:53 1:36:58 1:50:00 1:47:18 55.44
Jasper* Scunthorpe & District AC 1:41:48 1:41:48 1:41:48 71.66
Jezzer Chorlton Runners 1:28:25 1:31:12 1:31:00 1:36:24 71.32
JillyB Manchester Harriers & AC 2:09:40 2:15:36 2:22:00 48.34
jmc Stockport Harriers & AC 1:17:05 1:19:26 1:22:30 1:22:52 72.38
jolguk Dragons RC 1:35:07 1:38:54 1:39:00 1:38:54 67.14
jonah Stockport Harriers & AC 1:21:43 1:22:13 1:27:45 73.21
Jonnymagic Unaffiliated 1:42:12 1:54:33 1:54:33 51.91
JPenno Unaffiliated 1:37:57 1:37:57 1:39:59 1:42:08 59.96
Karate Chop Chorlton Runners 2:10:49 2:17:51 2:31:18 43.51
Kwaka Stockport Harriers & AC 1:39:50 1:41:37 1:44:00 1:41:37 63.75
Manc Girl Manchester Harriers & AC, Northern Veterans AC 2:00:02
Marcus Vale Royal AC, Fell Runners Association 1:24:12 1:24:12 1:24:00 1:24:12 73.88
Martin H The PRATs 1:46:35 1:50:08 1:50:08 53.77
My poor knees... Unaffiliated 1:48:18 1:48:18 2:10:00 1:55:00 51.73
Nexus Icon Stockport Harriers & AC 1:09:56 1:19:39 1:21:05 76.81
noswad Congleton Harriers 1:27:52 1:31:51 1:34:59 73.64
now andyk2708 Unaffiliated 1:40:17 1:44:00 1:50:00 1:45:48 57.44
pato1967 Unaffiliated 1:35:24 1:38:58 1:37:00 1:39:42 64.44
Philippe Flop Unaffiliated 1:43:36 1:56:49 1:56:49 54.53
podrunner Chorley Athletics and Triathlon Club 1:31:03 1:31:03 1:30:30 1:32:55 70.87
Redchilli Unaffiliated 1:17:05 1:22:55 1:24:00 1:26:07 69.08
RichMallaber Chorlton Runners 1:37:41 1:43:02 1:46:12 55.88
RobH Manchester Tri 1:18:45 1:22:09 1:22:09 72.12
Route666 Unaffiliated 1:31:50 1:34:06 1:34:39 67.30
running26 Unaffiliated 1:42:10 1:54:20 1:54:20 56.16
RunningBob Wilmslow RC 1:11:29 1:12:53 1:16:00 1:17:06 82.66
runs with monkeys Unaffiliated 1:27:16 1:28:20 1:25:30 1:28:20 67.18
Runtrue Bramhall Runners 1:55:56 2:02:25 2:05:03 56.38
Sazzle Unaffiliated 2:07:29 2:22:02 2:23:08 2:22:02 46.37
Scotty O Unaffiliated 1:34:00 1:37:15 1:40:00 59.25
Should Av Run Quicker Stockport Harriers & AC 1:18:22 1:23:54 1:29:00 1:28:01 70.68
SimonF Horsforth Fellandale Club 1:28:40 1:31:31 1:28:39 1:31:31 68.52
Sk8tergirl Manchester Harriers & AC 1:47:19 1:56:44 1:59:59 1:59:25 57.06
ste Vale Royal AC 1:33:20 1:33:20 1:33:20 66.13
stfc69 Southport Waterloo AC, New York Road Runners Club 1:43:57 2:00:28 2:05:03 52.65
Swimming Is Easier Manchester Tri 2:07:28 2:07:28 2:10:00 2:07:28 51.65
The Power Deestriders RC 1:49:30 1:49:30 1:49:30 56.37
trazza Unaffiliated 1:37:49 1:37:49
tri-harder Unaffiliated 2:07:04 2:07:04 2:07:04 48.99
TwistedMiles Unaffiliated 2:08:01 2:08:01 2:25:00 2:14:59 51.73
TZ 100 Marathon Club, Winchester & District AC 1:17:03 1:19:13 1:27:30 1:27:06 68.54
webstercat Northern Sole 2:37:02 2:37:02 2:38:27 42.25
whereisjen Unaffiliated 2:02:00 2:02:00 2:02:00 53.98
XB FERC 1:46:39 1:53:59 2:10:00 1:57:00 54.91
xhosa Unaffiliated 1:39:07 1:39:07 1:39:07 69.98
yolandem Unaffiliated 1:59:31 2:01:04 2:00:00 2:01:04 54.38
zulu Unaffiliated 2:06:28 2:22:02 2:22:02 44.50

This event is listed on these dates:

Homer
Not racing as only 2 weeks to London Marathon
Should Av Run Quicker
Running this at marathon pace, as I entered not knowing I was doing FLM, would have loved to have gone out for a PB but not today. **UPDATE** Going off official time here as it seems to be a touch out but ended up with the time we planned for so it's a bit of a boost for FLM comfortable pace all the way around, fantastic running day as it had PB written all over it.
SimonF
Part of Blackpool Marathon training*******Official time - took about 25 secs to get over the start line. Sorry all that bet on me. Started struggling at the same point (approx 8 miles) as 2 years ago when I last did it, thought I'd got over my cold, but that may have been the reason. Back to the roads for the last 4 weeks of marathon training - still very hopeful of a pb there.
yolandem
my time official time 2.02.06 so hot!!! was praying for the heavy showers that were promised... i would have settled for snow!!! not bad for my first of many halfs :)
RunningBob
Not sure about this now as only 2 weeks before FLM and back from skiing day before. I might run for team but not at full whack.

Dead legs after skiing.
pato1967
Had a stinker - found this VERY tough thought I was on to get much closer to 1:35, training has been going well can only put it down to the cold I have had this week. Was running 7:20mm until mile 9 then slowed down from then until the finish. Saw the fetchies in the clubhouse beforehand and arranged to meet the 7:30mm pace group beforehand but got stuck in the toilet q and althoough had a look at the start couldn't see you. Hope you guys did better than me. Off to drink lots of beer and eat lots of curry now
Swimming Is Easier
phew - glad I got through that one!! It was boiling hot and I wore far too many clothes!!! I have to admit to really struggling, but I'm really pleased that I beat my PB by 7 minutes... maybe sub 2 hours was a little bit ambitious, but next time. What a friendly race, thank you to everyone who offered words of encouragement. XB - sorry I wasn't too chatty when we were running together - I was going through a bit of a bad patch!!!

Who ever told me that Wilmslow was flat was wrong...

Great race, but I believe my talent is not for half marathons, they don't get any easier do they????
XB
That'll do for me. I honestly thought it'd be a long time before I could get under 2 hours again. But all it takes is Immodium, Ibuprofen and steady relaxed plodding. Great course past some humongously impressive houses. Great support - it's always nice to see the locals out instead of tutting about not being able to get to the garden centre.
Beejay
See blog for race report. Didnt go for a PB, decided to pace Jasper round for a +2 min PB. Felt strong throughout and im confident of a PB next time :)
Sk8tergirl
First half - aiming for sub 2h UPDATE Just managed sub 2h yay! Really pleased, especially since it took over 2 mins to get to start line. Brilliant race, really enjoyed it, will definitely be back next year, although day marred somewhat by hearing that one of my my clubmates, whom I ran with till 10m, broke her leg and had to be picked up by ambulance at 12m :-(
Marcus
Fast, flat,good weather, really enjoyed this one!
green stripey lady
last year's time was 1.39.14

i did a 1.35 in september at lake vrynwy which is an easier course but hoping to get a minute or so off that after a good spell of training
Doctor K
Previous best 2:18:53 in 2006. Got to beat that this time surely? Confident of a Pb after St Anns 10 miler.
Good run, returning the points, every mile under 10 mins except the last one -collateral damage, a blistered toe which I didn't notice in all the excitement. It was a bit warm too!
jonah
Did'nt race it ran it at marathon pace for FLM
Chris Worthers
delighted with the time although in the last 2 miles my legs felt like they had lead weights attached. no marathons for me this year.
frisp
Really nice course on a perfect day for running-will definitely come back here. Consistent pace with rough mile at 7/8 and no gas for an extra push after 10 but really enjoyable.
davelord
what a great race, closed roads and excellent support all the way round. My race, set off at about 6.12 first mile then settled in and never went over 7mm, FLM is definitely just going to be a matter of getting round
jolguk
As I won't have my husband to pace me round, I can't see me doing a good time. Then again, I could try chasing Homer - it was a good plan on my last race!

Hee hee, I see I beat my predicted time by a whole 6 seconds. Sooo - I dunno if it's because I was running faster this time, but Wilmslow seemed a lot more undulating than I remember it from 2 years ago. And I hated the heat. But I started with the pace group, and then, em, left them. Sorry, guys, but I did then do my own little 7:30 pace group. I got back on track on mile 2, and then kept it going to about mile 9 or 10 when my knee started to hurt a bit and I slowed down. So finally a minute outside my PB, but still my second best half ever and on a hot day - for running - which I never like. The day was far more memorable for meeting all the other Fetchies in the restaurant afterwards, though. :)
Runtrue
Really pleased - managed to beat last years time. Those last 2 miles don't get any easier though!
Kwaka
And still quite strong
Ghilington Super Doggy No.1
Had a very poor start right at the back of the pack (due to p*#@ing about stretching) which meant the first two miles were very slow (11 mins & 10 mins)

Plus I had no headphones so ran without music (never done that before!)
podrunner
4th Wilmslow half. hoping for a new pb but might be a close one. If all goes well on the day i should do sub 1.31 due to the tough courses i have raced around recently. OUTCOME - Beat my time for this course last year by 5 minutes but didn't get the PB i was hoping for. This race really does need chip timing, took me a couple of minutes to get over the start line and then had to do a bit of weaving to get round runners that had started too far up the field. Also wore a layer too many that i really could have done without as it was a lovely warm day. Sorry to those that bet on me, Maybe next time!!
Jezzer
Unfortunately race plan went badly wrong - very congested start meant the first mile was really slow and then I tried to make it up too quickly and really struggled in the second half of the race.
now andyk2708
Half marathon Warm up for Connemara !!!
Redchilli
struggling with a cold.
Fompungs
Watch time 2:06:57, gun time 2:08:02
contraflow
going to take this fairly easy as it's only 2 weeks until FLM.
*************
Missed my PB by 8 seconds. I'm sure I would have beaten it if I hadn't got caught up in the congestion just after the start. Enjoyable run though.
Cazmo
Just got a PB on last years time so pleased! Was doing ok till around 9 miles then started to get slower! Nice broken windscreen on my car to return to also!
davef
Possible PB?
DaveP
Nice race well organised and excellent support! Not flat though moderate undulating more like, not as fast as Village Bakery course for sure. Bit windy but warm enough. Happy with result, not so much the time as finishing with a "relatively" pain free knee and only one very minor stomach "issue" with water drink at half way. Had been worried about recent stomach issues appearing again in a race as i didnt want to have "Paula like problems" in the FLM!
Geococcyx
Pre-race preparations were going well until the car didn't start, so I had to jog to Stockport station to catch a taxi.

Great weather, great course, great organisation for such a big race, and a great time. The race itself went perfectly and I knew a PB wss on after 4 miles as I was running miles under 7:10 without tiring. I was expecting to tire after 8 miles, but kept putting in sub 7:30 miles.

Next year sub 1:30???
ChrisDig
Had poor run sorry to those who bet . my gun to line time was 1h 33m 22s - official results show it slower , there seemed little control over funnels after crossing so i expect a few people will have inaccurate times , an enjoyable day with good weather though:-)
runs with monkeys
Going for a PB. Plan is to go flat out from the beginning and then try and cling on. It's the only way I know!! Update: the plan didn't work. Nice day for racing though.
jmc
Running at marathon pace
Domestic Goddess
Set off too quickly, blew up at mile 5.
noswad
Slow start due to running with my nephew (his first half) so this affected my time...but not that much !

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