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Hastings Half Marathon

Sun March 16 2008 Listed by Scotty_owl
69 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Joan Unaffiliated 2:02:10 2:02:10 2:02:10 64.55
AdrianR On a very damp day I finished 5 mins slower than at Brighton.  I coped OK with the hills but perhaps should have been a bit quicker. Unaffiliated 1:43:50 1:47:23 1:52:29 55.97
Alan Unaffiliated 1:26:00 1:45:59 1:45:00 1:45:59 55.09
B will use as marathon pace practise and add extra miles **update** Didn't intend to race really, so took it steady - around marathon pace - for the first half until the hills were over. Ankle was quite sore downhill, but I was going well and picked up the pace. Finished strongly along the seafront and felt like I had lots of miles left in my legs Heathfield RRC 1:29:28 1:29:28 1:37:00 1:32:18 73.08
Baby Moonbeam PB Wadhurst Runners 1:36:44 1:37:00 1:37:00 68.76
Bintmcskint Dulwich Park Runners 1:39:28 1:58:08 1:55:00 2:03:38 54.92
brighton_lee Unaffiliated 1:26:16 1:37:59 1:39:15 58.82
Cheese Unaffiliated 1:45:01 1:48:55 1:54:10 59.91
chunky boy Hastings Runners 1:38:24 2:13:30 2:25:00 2:13:30 44.46
Chunky Monkey Unaffiliated 1:42:30 1:42:30 1:42:30 57.64
CJO Finished 54th. Wadhurst Runners 1:17:18 1:21:52 1:21:52 71.67
DanHan Unaffiliated 1:40:54 1:55:28 1:50:00 1:55:28 51.68
Dave Maher Unaffiliated 1:35:49 1:46:08 1:57:27 50.53
Didds Bexhill Runners 1:40:56 1:43:08 1:45:00 1:44:11 58.02
elefunt Unaffiliated 1:18:36 1:18:36 1:20:00 1:18:36 82.18
firemannotsam Very hilly - good run though - pleased with my time. Bishops Stortford RC, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service 1:47:25 1:47:25 2:15:00 1:48:39 53.79
FormerHos My First half Maldon Soul Runners, Little Baddow Ridge Runners 1:39:09 1:53:16 1:53:44 51.34
fudger Unaffiliated 1:36:09 1:37:32 1:47:40 54.66
GazzaC Weather not as bad as expected in the end. Nice climb from mile 3 to 5 and and half which certainly opened the lungs. Found it a little hard to pace myself due to all of the hills but finished in a respectable time. Unaffiliated 1:44:29 1:44:29 1:50:00 1:47:45 54.62
GelBoy Easy run. Very enjoyable Cambridge Harriers 1:35:30 1:35:30 1:36:35 73.87
Gert Unaffiliated 1:47:22 1:47:22 1:47:54 0.00
Ghengis Redhill Distict Royal Mail AC, Striders of Croydon AC 1:26:58 1:39:50 1:55:52 52.17
gilb Unaffiliated 1:29:50 1:38:00 1:38:00 59.57
hardtail Hastings Runners 1:20:33 1:25:40 1:25:40 68.23
hornysnowdrop Hastings Runners 1:44:54 1:56:01 1:56:01 56.34
jfdrake Wadhurst Runners, Capel Cheetahs 2:21:39 2:33:30 3:30:00 2:42:00 45.77
JJ1 Perfect conditions but still felt tired from the 15 mile JFH Gate to Gate race I did on Thursday so it took the edge off my pace slightly. RAF AC 1:22:30 1:24:58 1:25:00 1:25:58 67.99
Johnbury Unaffiliated 1:49:43 1:54:48 1:58:51 49.13
K8 Hills and rain! What a fab weekend! Ealing Eagles Running Club 2:04:41 2:09:00 2:10:56 49.92
Kat Gates Wadhurst Runners 1:55:30 1:55:30 2:00:17 54.21
Kent plodder This is my 3rd year in a row and every year I regret it afterwards. The course is really tough with long uphill climbs. 

The organisation and atmosphere is excellent. Perhaps that's what keeps drawing me back...

Hoping to beat my half marathon PB of 1h34, which I set at Hastings in 2005.

I feel in better shape than then so all going well I should manage sub 1h35 and if so should be close to my PB. 

After race: I wasn't sure what to expect this morning. Weather was windy and wet and my legs were a bit stiff and sore form this week's heavy mileage.  Anyway I surprised myself and for the first time ever I followed my pre-race strategy and set out slowly. I didn't even try to catch up with the guy wearing a Spider Man outfit who I saw ahead of me. I knew I had to hold back energy for the long hills. In the end I was strong on the hills and overtook plenty of runners without really pushing hard.  At  half way I picked up the pace and overtook Spider Man at 8ml. I had plenty of energy left for a strong finish. I think this is my best race to date. I don't feel like I've just run a half marathon. All my long hill runs are obviously paying off... Sevenoaks AC 1:32:32 1:32:32 1:35:00 1:32:56 64.60
Kingdora Unaffiliated 1:46:00 0.00
kink bunny i'm really pleased with my time. considering them hills :) No running club 1:52:16 2:01:09 2:05:00 2:10:25 50.01
KJ Warmed up well but after I took off the leggings for the start my calves were cramping quite badly. Started the race with cramp but it eased over the first 600m. Managed to stay relaxed and really enjoyed the run. Would have gone under the target time had I not got cramp! Ashford and District RRC 1:17:51 1:17:51 1:18:00 1:19:06 80.27
LizzieBean Worthing & District Harriers 1:44:03 1:54:50 1:58:36 54.97
lizzy79 Unaffiliated 2:02:00 2:03:00 1:59:00 2:03:00 53.01
Lucian Unaffiliated 1:38:37 1:58:35 1:58:35 49.82
MartinCunningham Oh a PB please.. and on track for the 3:30 marathon?  UPDATE: Not bad ... knocked about 50secs of my PB so very happy. at half way I was at 53 mins and that would have been a 1:46 for the 13.1 but with a huge negative split finished in 1:38 including a 6:40 at mile 10 (all downhill) [compared to a 8:27 on mile 4 which is all uphill] ... I think weather played a part making it easy to stay cool.  Nice cup of tea afterwards from the scouts... perfect day by the seaside in spring!!!! Southern Counties Veterans AC, Petts Wood Runners 1:27:00 1:38:25 1:39:00 1:38:25 63.45
martyb Unaffiliated 1:55:30 1:55:30 1:55:30 50.55
mi mi Unaffiliated 1:59:23 1:59:23 2:06:21 0.00
Mstoke Bexhill Runners, Bexhill Runners and Triathletes 1:37:47 1:37:47 1:37:47 70.28
muswell Hastings AC 1:48:38 1:48:38 1:48:38 54.18
Nay Heathfield RRC 2:19:20 2:19:20 2:40:00 2:22:23 47.09
ninjaman My chip time. Very happy with that after dropping out of Sussex Beacon after left knee seized up Striders of Croydon AC 1:27:11 1:29:16 1:35:00 1:31:38 67.58
paulhiles Plumstead Runners 1:37:15 1:45:25 1:45:00 1:50:12 57.62
PEARLY great race - Too many people at start and finish couldn't move - They were trying to get rid of old t shirts and only had small and medium and sweat shirts only ex large - runners couldn't get to water at finish - a sad way to end a good race Wadhurst Runners 1:50:55 1:50:55 2:00:00 2:00:06 54.25
PlodderK Wadhurst Runners 1:20:22 1:40:22 1:39:47 1:43:45 69.42
Ploddington Bear LOVED this! Nice route, mostly with no traffic,  hills nowhere near as bad as I'd been fearing (and indeed not as bad as the hills I've been training on) Weather - drizzly for the early part of the race but not the heavy rain I'd been expecting, wind on last 2 miles along the sea front was very mild too, temperature was cool - so actually quite good weather to run in. Really great support even in the more remote parts. Didn't get a PB but wasn't expecting one given state of health and fitness. Having said that, was able to run up all the hills and didn't need to stop at all, and was overtaking quite a few people on the last three miles. FERC 2:03:11 2:16:15 2:15:00 2:16:15 48.72
post89 Unaffiliated 1:43:10 1:43:10 1:50:00 1:43:10 62.07
PSC first 5 miles gently done (with Bobo) then decided to run on.  Stayed well within comfort zone.  Chuffed to bits to PB - wasn't targetted at all. Pirate Ship Of Fools 1:41:50 1:52:24 2:00:00 1:52:24 55.09
Quickstepking BIG hill slowed me down a bit... Glenwood Active 1:44:11 1:48:55 1:45:00 1:48:55 53.60
rosa Not going for time at this so please don't bet on me. Serpentine RC 1:26:24 1:26:24 1:30:09 72.32
Runaholic Petts Wood Runners 1:36:28 1:38:14 1:38:14 66.37
runnerbean 2005-2:15:00, 2006-2:01:38,  2007-1:53:54. Just need to take a couple of minutes off the uphill first 5 miles and i know i'll PB again. Hastings Runners 1:44:48 1:52:20 1:53:00 1:52:20 59.69
Runningmachine Wadhurst Runners 1:33:13 1:33:13 1:34:00 1:33:19 72.99
Shin-Twigs wet windy and cold !  forgotten how tough the first 7 miles are, the cruise down to the seafront was great, the seafront itself never gets easier !
but I do like this half M. will be back next year. Unaffiliated 2:06:37 2:10:06 2:18:00 48.59
shineyheadmike I'dlike to do a pb but only just starting proper training again after knee prob. Brighton & Hove City AC, Portslade HedgeHoppers 1:39:09 2:04:01 1:55:00 2:04:01 51.64
Sinj Unaffiliated 1:46:50 1:46:50 1:46:50 54.92
SK aka Clive This one's a toughy, did a little better last year but stil pleased with result as the course is very hilly at start and soul destroying on the last slog home along the sea front! Support fantastic even on a miserable cold day! Ashford and District RRC 1:52:40 1:52:40 1:57:57 57.57
Speedie First long race back after injury, felt much harder than it should have been. Attacked the first half of the race running hard up the hills but suffered from 8 miles and slowed considerbly towards the end. Unaffiliated 1:19:46 1:29:38 1:29:59 1:29:38 65.21
stef.w Unaffiliated 1:55:44 1:59:53 2:12:27 49.62
StringSideUp legs didn't turn to concrete at 6 miles this year. not too bad! Unaffiliated 2:07:09 2:07:09 2:07:09 56.96
The Jackal Death or Glory 1:52:03 2:21:03 2:21:03 41.39
tigers A PB that I wasn't expecting! Good run in the drizzle. Unaffiliated 1:46:01 1:46:01 1:55:00 1:46:01 60.40
touche turtle Damn Sports System, no chip time was about 2-3 minutes quicker than gun time Hailsham Harriers 1:40:12 1:45:18 1:49:18 61.02
Ultimate Warrior Unaffiliated 1:53:00 1:53:00 2:00:00 1:53:00 51.67
ultrabaldy Unaffiliated 1:30:29 1:32:58 1:45:00 1:39:04 59.91
www.therunninginn.com Hailsham Harriers 1:30:55 1:30:55 1:32:22 73.03
youlooktired Unaffiliated 1:18:09 1:18:09 1:20:00 1:18:09 74.71

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  • On 18th Mar 2008 at 2:50pm, youlooktired wrote: unexpected pb (just) brilliant support on the course, thank you hastings
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