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132 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
*Anj* Unaffiliated 1:54:57 1:59:38 1:55:00 2:01:01 55.32
1584cc Quantock Harriers 1:47:36 2:17:05 2:17:05 45.01
ActionCat Unaffiliated 1:58:48 1:58:48 1:58:48 55.50
Adam Miller Exmouth Harriers AAC 1:20:41 1:22:34 1:22:34 71.73
Azzer Unaffiliated 1:55:00 1:55:00 1:55:00 51.50
B Rubble Dursley Running Club 1:25:12 1:27:30 1:28:29 71.41
BABOY Reading Roadrunners, Serpentine RC 1:20:14 1:21:55 1:21:00 1:21:55 72.31
Bear Foot Great Western Runners 1:20:56 1:21:57 1:23:25 71.00
beula24 Unaffiliated 2:23:00 2:23:00 2:23:00 46.04
BG16 Serpentine RC 1:35:04 1:35:04 1:41:40 58.25
Blonde Unaffiliated 1:36:53 1:37:10 1:43:27 57.25
Boss Unaffiliated 1:28:32 1:30:39 1:30:39 68.60
Boycie Unaffiliated 1:17:40 1:22:26 1:27:30 1:25:28 69.31
breezey Unaffiliated 2:06:43 2:35:19 2:44:51 38.96
Butz FERC 1:34:51 1:37:11 1:40:00 1:38:23 63.21
captainbread Running 4 Women Club 1:59:23 2:30:00 2:10:00 2:30:00 43.89
CaptainDad Unaffiliated 1:33:56 1:40:02 1:43:01 57.48
CHAPPER5 Springfield Striders RC, EC4 Amblers 1:23:39 1:29:45 1:32:00 1:29:45 66.80
Chazzee Serpentine RC, Westbury Harriers 1:23:18 1:25:09 1:25:09 69.55
Cherries Unaffiliated 2:02:31 2:16:02 2:16:02 48.54
chris palmer Bitton Road Runners 1:28:36 1:45:48 1:45:00 1:52:28 57.58
Cinnamon Great Western Runners 2:15:00 2:23:00 2:15:00 2:23:00 48.01
controversial Clapham Chasers 1:12:46 1:19:16 1:21:14 73.20
Cookie001 Bristol & West AC 1:14:48 1:23:01 1:21:00 1:23:01 71.34
CPMINAS Hogweed Trotters 2:36:44 3:14:18 3:15:00 3:22:05 31.52
crazygal Malvern Joggers 1:54:03 1:56:38
Cris Garth Swindon Harriers 1:24:50 1:33:40 1:33:40 70.88
DannyP Unaffiliated 1:31:58 1:31:58 1:31:58 67.69
Demeer Unaffiliated 1:47:58 1:57:27 2:00:00 2:16:52 43.27
devonlol Southwest Roadrunners 1:47:48 1:52:08 1:55:00 1:59:17 53.84
discodave Chepstow Harriers 1:39:34 1:43:20 1:55:00 56.77
Dowse Birmingham Running, Athletics, & Triathlon Club (BRAT) 1:28:08 1:49:09 1:57:00 1:49:38 54.02
duracell last longer Bristol & West AC 1:42:32 1:42:32 1:42:32 60.72
emmanicholls Unaffiliated 1:37:51 1:40:54 1:44:59 1:40:54 65.25
Exmoor Runner Minehead RC 1:24:19 1:28:33 1:29:30 1:28:33 70.79
flocky swindon cripplers 1:27:56 1:34:22 1:38:32 62.12
FrancesT Unaffiliated 2:14:00 2:14:52 2:16:49 50.18
franciskieran Swindon Harriers 1:42:39 1:57:08 2:00:00 1:57:08 50.56
Gashead Unaffiliated 1:48:03 1:48:03 1:50:00 1:48:03 58.96
Ghengis Redhill Distict Royal Mail AC, Striders of Croydon AC 1:26:58 1:39:50 1:52:23 55.33
Gilly Tilly Unaffiliated 2:32:10 2:32:10 2:32:10 44.23
GRAFTER Quantock Harriers 1:24:03 1:35:42 1:35:42 71.81
gray Cranleigh Tortoise & Hare Runners 1:50:59 1:50:59 1:56:59
H2O Macclesfield Harriers & AC 1:49:56 1:49:56 1:54:58 59.95
Hanx Clevedon AC 1:21:01 1:23:09 1:24:04 70.45
happyrunner1 Serpentine RC 1:44:11 1:44:11 1:44:11 68.82
Head Gone Southville Running Club 2:32:16 2:56:00 2:29:00 2:56:00 40.83
heronomous Unaffiliated 1:56:29 1:56:29 2:10:00 2:03:00 54.18
Hornet77 Unaffiliated 2:04:49 2:18:05 2:20:00 2:20:57 44.83
Isabel VEGAN RUNNERS UK 1:54:33 2:10:03 2:30:00 2:21:23 46.60
JBD Benfleet RC 1:39:06 1:46:14 1:46:14 58.53
Jim7 TeamBath AC 1:14:04 1:19:09 1:16:30 1:19:27 74.54
Jo P Caerleon Running club 1:45:36 1:53:26 1:53:26 62.16
joolzb Unaffiliated 3:03:00 3:03:00 3:03:00 34.02
julian hoare Unaffiliated 1:28:54 1:30:44 1:40:00 1:30:44 66.08
Justonemorehill Mumbles Milers 1:51:38 1:53:34 1:55:15 59.13
Karmus Westbury Harriers 2:00:30 2:00:30 2:04:38 47.51
Kenny_Boy Serpentine RC 1:32:48 1:55:56 1:55:56 52.02
kevf Unaffiliated 1:48:22 1:48:22 1:48:22 55.65
koplegend1963 Unaffiliated 2:00:43 2:17:39 2:21:00 45.55
LadyBee Unaffiliated 1:45:40 2:01:27 2:01:27 54.21
louismaxy Unaffiliated 1:36:31 1:51:00 1:55:00 52.82
madmike Unaffiliated 1:30:45 1:30:45 1:32:00 1:30:45 75.73
Maj Bogs of Somerset 2:07:18 2:20:33 2:10:00 2:20:33 46.99
makkem Barnet & District AC, Westbury Harriers 1:19:12 2:02:05 2:02:26 53.78
Mal Barnes Runners, Horsham Joggers 1:27:11 1:28:16 1:40:00 1:46:21 55.69
MammaStrong Unaffiliated 2:02:59 2:03:49 2:03:49 53.87
Marigold Bournemouth AC 1:06:10 1:12:45 1:14:13 80.12
Markonline99 Westbury Harriers 1:23:49 1:30:21 1:35:00 1:34:26 68.01
Markyslee Totley AC 1:25:34 1:25:48 1:20:00 1:38:59 59.83
MattT Unaffiliated 1:27:32 1:31:28 1:31:28 64.85
MattTheRat Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC 1:19:59 1:20:30 1:19:59 1:23:04 76.69
meandmydog Unaffiliated 1:34:48 1:44:04 1:44:04 58.37
moggers Unaffiliated 1:22:30 1:22:52 1:25:00 1:22:52 71.76
moorey mbs swindon 1:32:39 1:32:39 1:40:21 59.46
MrsBear Marlborough Running Club 1:56:17 2:16:20 2:16:20 51.22
mummybea Womens Running Network 2:36:46 2:36:46 2:36:46 42.13
mummyrunner Unaffiliated 1:52:00 1:52:00 1:59:00 55.35
Nailsea Plodder Unaffiliated 1:38:51 1:52:41 1:58:00 1:52:41 59.94
naticle Unaffiliated 2:17:23 2:17:23 2:22:31 46.45
Nifty Unaffiliated 1:34:46 1:43:02 1:48:25 56.46
Njord Wirral AC 1:17:30 1:20:05 1:20:05 75.31
norm1976 Unaffiliated 1:34:33 1:52:58 1:50:30 1:52:58 52.44
Patch39 Unaffiliated 1:29:12 1:29:35 1:35:12 65.39
Paulcdad Unaffiliated 1:54:14 1:57:29 1:57:29 56.04
Penelope Pitstop Weston AC 1:47:49 1:58:28 2:02:00 2:04:20 55.22
phil5477 Looe Pioneers 1:40:43 2:33:24 2:30:00 2:33:24 38.61
potato Unaffiliated 1:58:10 1:58:10 2:00:00 1:58:10 55.72
Puffing Bertie Unaffiliated 1:58:06 2:05:00 2:28:00 46.05
puritongav Unaffiliated 1:49:09 1:49:09 2:00:00 1:49:09 55.65
Qwerty Unaffiliated 2:10:10 2:27:04 2:30:00 2:27:04 47.06
rainman Unaffiliated 1:47:04 1:47:04 1:53:00 1:47:04 58.08
richshelley Plymstock Road Runners 1:13:20 1:19:59 1:19:00 1:23:23 72.33
risotto Teignbridge Trotters 1:41:48 2:01:23 2:10:00 2:01:23 50.04
runningsnail Unaffiliated 2:01:32 2:01:32 2:01:32 52.41
Sam1979 Unaffiliated 1:34:17 1:34:17 1:30:00 1:34:17 69.83
sbaggers Unaffiliated 1:22:43 1:22:43 1:24:36 70.00
Schmunkee Swindon Harriers, Pirate Ship Of Fools 2:33:12
SCOOBY1964 Unaffiliated 2:26:01 2:26:01 2:25:00 2:27:46 42.76
Seagrave Birmingham Running, Athletics, & Triathlon Club (BRAT) 1:28:36 1:46:14 1:46:19 55.70
Seejay1 Southville Running Club 1:47:53 2:01:07 1:59:00 2:04:42 56.59
Shilly Weston AC 2:16:16 2:16:16 2:16:16 46.37
Shufflepuck Café Unaffiliated 1:32:21 1:32:21 1:39:00 1:32:21 64.13
Silent Runner Unaffiliated 1:18:32 1:22:39 1:22:39 75.84
Slam Dunc Unaffiliated 2:12:34 2:12:34 2:12:34 44.75
Slosher Hogweed Trotters 1:38:03 1:43:57 1:43:57 56.97
sluggett Chepstow Harriers 2:04:03 2:04:03 2:00:00 2:10:55 57.83
smash Unaffiliated 2:04:53 2:11:43 2:20:00 2:26:35 44.93
solitude_fairy Unaffiliated 2:25:25 2:26:01 2:33:58 43.97
sophlou Westbury Harriers 1:27:03 1:28:53 1:28:53 74.10
spd bristol Bitton Road Runners 1:31:00 1:51:00 1:51:00 53.44
SteveV Unaffiliated 1:19:01 1:44:50 1:49:59 1:46:00 55.87
StormProof Southville Running Club, BADtri 2:04:54 2:25:22 2:15:00 2:25:22 47.61
SuperSooks Winchester & District AC 1:25:26 1:25:26 1:28:00 1:27:35 75.28
the vicious chicken Unaffiliated 2:07:07 2:19:09 2:19:09 47.32
theraithrover South West Veterans AC 1:33:28 1:42:20 1:50:00 1:42:20 67.15
thetallrunner Unaffiliated 1:29:53 1:39:01 1:39:01 62.30
tjrunning Unaffiliated 1:37:26 1:39:59 1:42:00 1:39:59 63.20
ToBaldlyGo Weston AC 2:02:08 2:03:54 2:15:43 51.09
towner Unaffiliated 1:56:57 1:56:57 1:56:57 51.57
Trevor T Unaffiliated 1:41:30 1:42:02 1:48:15 59.33
Ugaborouga Torbay Athletic Club and Torbay Tri Club 1:30:46 1:50:40 1:50:40 53.60
UNDERTAKER Quantock Harriers 1:39:45 1:47:30 1:52:00 1:52:56 59.80
vanessa26.7 Unaffiliated 2:32:46 2:35:09 2:35:09 42.44
VickiG Unaffiliated 1:44:24 1:49:00 1:49:00 60.40
welshy76 San Domenico RC 1:52:15 2:06:17 2:10:00 2:10:42 45.32
Westley Unaffiliated 1:25:28 1:29:45 1:30:34 65.39
WeV Stafford Harriers 1:32:58 1:53:02 1:50:00 1:57:00 50.62
WineRunner52 Road Runners Club 1:29:23 1:45:39 1:52:00 1:51:55 63.06
Wirzel Unaffiliated 1:34:30 1:34:52 1:38:00 1:36:04 65.25
wizlyn Serpentine RC 1:22:42 1:22:42 1:23:46 78.62
♪♫ Synge ♪♫ Westbury Harriers 1:29:59 1:42:37 1:42:37 62.58

This event is listed on these dates:

welshy76
My 1st 1/2 marathon - but have been knocking 20k off in training so fairly comfortable i can get round - but really want to go sub 2 hrs
makkem
Aiming for a sub 2hrs finish. Which I didn't quite make. Heat & slight lack of training caught up with me. Walked/jogged the last 3 miles or so.
Blonde
Awful prep for this race, stopped and walked twice, thats a first for me, a bit embarrasing..... good lesson in better prep for Bath next year, also knee was bad from about 7 miles on....
SteveV
Only a minute outside my PB so very happy considering the crap prep. Garmin says i ran 13.37.
ToBaldlyGo
Better organization this year despite the late race packs. The weather got a bit hot for me, definitely struggling by the end
MattTheRat
Nice conditions, excellent course for 1st half, slowed down in latter stages. Decent performance.
WeV
Died at 8 miles - was well on for a PB (probably going to quick and took on too many fluids).
StormProof
Herumph! Did not believe in myself enough in first 5 miles. Played cathc-up for a bit then destroyed my right calf in the last mile. Also not happy that time is currently 3 mins off my Garmin time????
Qwerty
Took this at a very steady plod to make sure I got round. Finished inside my target time & felt fine after. Enjoyed this hugely despite many, many doubts about doing it :-)
Dowse
Was going really well until mile 9 when the temperature and the lack of distance training really started to show. Ended up plodding alone for the last few miles throwing away what could have easily have been a 1:45.

Well organised start, lots of drinks stations and a hefty medal. Only down side was the lack of atmosphere at the end of the race once you cross the finish line.
UNDERTAKER
Hot Day not the day to do a half marathon by choice,well organised and marshalled.The start was a vast improvement by having it spilt
flocky
just had 2 weeks rest from a calf injury so not to unhappy with time
Puffing Bertie
My worst time ever but i know why and i also know that over the next few monthes things will improve dramiticly. That being said i did enjoy it and would love to go back again and do a better time :-)
gray
Perfect conditions: still, warmish and a well run race in a great city. Oh, and a PB to boot - well timed, with NY just 7 weeks away. Could probably even have knocked a further second or two off if the road immediately after each of the Lucozade Sport drinks stations hadn't resembled the floor of a student's kitchen.....my favourite announcement from a race marshal: "keep left round the corner...and mind the skip!"
Nailsea Plodder
Chuffed to bits with my time. Wanted sub 2hrs but didnt expect that. Got boxed in for the first few miles, but managed to find some clear road. Really went off too quickly, and almost paid the price in the last mile, but very pleased.
Cinnamon
Want to try and beat 2 hours but would be happy with anything faster than 2.15mins - oh well - it was hot. Found it tough going - will try again at Bath next year.
wizlyn
Not a great race for me - felt I could/should have done better. Last 3 miles were fastest of the whole race... started steady, fell asleep coming back down the portway, so slow 6-9 miles then picked up the pace to finish comfortably. Still placed well, so not that bad!do think this is a bit slower as a course than reading, which is where I've set my PBs, so maybe shouldnt compare directly.
smash
Not the best preparation, up most of the night on Friday with a bad belly. Saturday I tried to chill but ended up doing DIY. Felt ok on sunday morning, but the illness must have taken a lot out of me as the race was awful. Really bad, loads of walking. Eventually finished in an official time of about 2:26:35, a PW. Poo.
The first five miles or so were ok, a bit quicker than planned but not too strenuous. I started to really struggle on the way back into town, ironically downhill. I did stop briefly to get help for a fallen comrade. By the time 9M came it had all ceased to be fun. It was nice to speak to a couple of fetchies on the way round; apologies for the garbled conversations - I become vague when tired!

The last three miles were hellish. The hills did not help. My back was killing me, my legs ached and I felt completely empty. I tried to put a bit of a spurt on for the last mile, but ended up walking again. And the finish was around a bend, so I couldn't see it untilI got to it. Was really disappointed with my time, at 9M I was on for a 2:10 finish. I dislike running today.
Maj
Really love this race. Don't think I was fully trained for it and didn't help myself my drinking a load of water and getting stitch around mile 10 and having to walk for quite some time! Looking forward to getting a better time next year!
Bear Foot
Not a bad race. Even paced and felt ok up till around 10 miles.
B Rubble
Went pretty well. Slowed a bit at 8 miles like last year but managed to pick it back up towards the end. PB by 33s.
ActionCat
Woop woop! Wanted to get under 2 hours but had absolutely no idea if I would :) The race itself was hard. Way too warm for me and the last 4 miles were hell. Partcilarly over the cobbles. Stopped to walk while drinking a couple of times which I felt really helped. Overall, very chuffed!
Slam Dunc
Good course, good pace ran
Wirzel
Bristol Half Marathon; Brilliant Run, couldn't believe how easy the first 10 miles were, felt sure something was going to go wrong but it didn't, so I upped the pace for the last 3 and beat my target time by nearly 2 mins.
madmike
Well happy. 13.?? how many miles.Splits which were 6.52's for a sub 1:30 and I hit 6:50 but forgot about extra distance which Garmin said was 13.28 so just missed out. Such is life.

Oh!! And well organised this year vast improvement.
*Anj*
Disappointed :( All going well for sub 2 until 10 miles then lost it in the last 3. Not strong enough.
Jim7
Gah, not very close to what I was aiming and no PB. I'll blame it being a bit hot and there being more annoyingly placed hills that Reading.
richshelley
took it easy knew wasn't at best
Marigold
Stronger than I thought with a time of 74:13. Felt good all the way and when I realised I had a chance to beat first lady I was able to stick in a 5:18 for mile 13.

5:31 152bpm

5:39 167bpm
5:35 165bpm
5:31 166bpm
5:39 168bpm
5:21 169bpm
5:37 169bpm
5:37 170bpm
5:33 169bpm
5:18 171bpm
0.35 at 5:13 pace 175bpm

Splits are Garmin based and are slightly too fast as it thinks I did 13.35m
SuperSooks
Another minute off my PB, hooray! Went off perhaps a bit too fast, got a stitch around 2-3 miles, but managed to banish it fully by concentrating on breathing properly. Great organisation and I enjoyed the scenery along the gorge, though the bends, cobbles and undulations in the last few miles were less welcome ;-)
theraithrover
Enjoyed a good run, easily running a PB by about 8 mins. Conditions near perfect and I thought well organised. There were some people moaning about not being allowed in the 'wave 1' group (even though they were wearing 'wave 2' numbers) but for me it worked to my advantage. Lining up at the front of the second start allowed me to get away from any congestion which I would have no doubt faced had I been towards the back of the start of the first start. Event village full of great atmosphere - BATH HALF ORGANISERS I HOPE YOU WERE WATCHING!
Mal
My knee was hurting by one mile, and I was practically on one leg at the end. Should probably have pulled out before the end.
moorey
been struggling to get runs in as my five month old daughter keeping us up most of the night and i have just changed shifts to perm earlies
risotto
My first HM. Goal 1 is to finish.

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Very very pleased with that. What a great day out! Very warm today - must have been 20C. Pedicures before and after by my wife meant that I had no foot injuries - just a touch of sunburn - in mid September!!!
Was really ready for it today - thanks to P and EPS for their support and encouragement.
I may treat myself to a new pair of shoes...
devonlol
still struggling with hamstrings
Shufflepuck Café
My goal was to beat 100 minutes but I was astonished to get a time of 92 minutes.

For this race I had a large spaghetti bolognese two nights before, and sausage and bread the night before with a couple of cans of guinness. Two and a half hours before the race I had two bits of toast and houmous, coffee and orange juice.

In the race my splits between 4 and 8 miles were consistently ahead of what I'd planned, and after 8 miles I felt strong and quickened the pace through to the end.
Butz
After days(months?) training in wind and rain it turned out to be one of the sunniest days of the year...Got a PB though! :)
Boycie
bit quicker than anticipated! Felt bloody strong on this one! Did as planned and ran nearly 12km at about 7..30/mile pace prior to the race. Start was steady due to traffic, but from 3 miles onwards, kept upping and upping the pace until the end!

Mile 1. 6.52/140bpm
Mile 2. 7.05/160bpm
Mile 3. 6.44/154bpm
Mile 4. 6.41/156bpm
Mile 5. 6.28/159bpm
Mile 6. 6.27/162bpm
Mile 7. 6.33/163bpm
Mile 8. 6.34/164bpm
Mile 9. 6.14/165bpm
Mile 10. 6.22/167bpm
Mile 11. 6.11/168bpm
Mile 12. 6.09/168bpm
Mile 13. 6.10/171bpm
Mile 13.1 0.50/175bpm (seemed a long 0.1 of a mile!!!)
Boss
Lots of congestion early on [2 miles=14:30], but then hit steady pace until 10 miles [69:00]. Mile 11 was a disaster, but held on after that. Pleased with the time.
norm1976
Hot, last few miles were very hard work, felt as if I was going backwards.
potato
was on track for a sub-1:55 half until about mile 8-9 then ran out of steam and had to slow down - more training needed to go faster over this distance!
Markonline99
Ran this race at marathon pace as part of training for the Amsterdam marathon in Oct 08.
spd bristol
No training but happy I finished it.
LadyBee
Hit 10 miles at 80 mins, but lack of training meant I crashed!
moggers
the race went so much better than I had hoped. i was going to be pleased with a sub 1:25 so sub 1:23 was fantastic :)
finish position 145
louismaxy
A Pb for this course but I can do so much better if I just trained and ate sensibly.
MattT
551 of 9,700
captainbread
had a terrible terrible race, felt like death when I got to Cumberland road. very disappointed with this one.
CaptainDad
finished 1835th place
thetallrunner
After arriving back from San Fran on Saturday night!

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  • On 7th Mar 2009 at 11:06pm, duracell last longer wrote: well i didnt no what time i wanted to get and had never ran the full distance and i managed to get 1 hour 42 minutes which wasnt to bad for a 16 year old hopefully this year i can get 1.30

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