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Watford Half Marathon

Sun February 3 2008 Listed by Colinzealuk
54 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
AdrianB Unaffiliated 1:33:10 1:43:17 1:50:00 1:50:01 53.50
Alex26.2 Mornington Chasers 1:15:25 1:22:27 1:23:07 70.43
Becfleck Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC 1:50:08 2:00:46 2:20:05 46.54
BigChiefRunningBore Third time at this bastard course which I really hate. this time I willl do better. Grrrrrr!!
UPDATE - PB ! Ha ha. So I owe a couple of beers. fmail details and booze shall be yours. GRRRRR!
Am blogging race thoughts Watford Joggers 1:28:27 1:30:01 1:34:00 1:32:10 65.14
Blakey 26.2 RRC Individual Items :


1 x Watford Half Marathon 2008 - Affilliated  @  £17.00
      First Name : Steve
      Last Name : Blake
26.2 Road Runners Club 1:38:42 1:38:42 1:40:00 1:45:52 55.59
Boss Haven't managed much outdoor training in the last month and this course has hills.  Aiming for 1:40. UPDATE. Made it round and up the hills ok, though struggled from mile 8 onwards.  Good early pace - perhaps too much?  not sure i believe this time yet - i clocked myself at sub 1:36. Unaffiliated 1:28:32 1:30:39 1:40:00 1:36:03 62.50
bree Watford Joggers 1:27:13 1:46:35 2:20:00 2:00:46 58.10
Bumface Purple Patch Runners 1:23:19 1:37:23 1:37:50 62.27
CheekyP Gade Valley Harriers 1:25:01 1:37:30 1:39:00 58.97
chelsian Unaffiliated 2:08:31 2:12:00 2:12:00 44.45
Colinzealuk Pretty reasonable. Not quite as quick as hoped, but wind was a minor factor. Chip time Barnet & District AC, Watford Harriers AC 1:24:02 1:25:04 1:24:00 1:25:04 68.63
Dan_uk Mornington Chasers 1:41:09 1:41:09 1:42:00 57.24
DanG This race is NAILS! Lots of ups and lots of downs and a killer last mile.  Hated it so much last year in my first HM that I had to enter again.  GREAT preparation for FLM....

Felt brilliant early on and maintained a good pace throughout.  Really pleased that joining a club has helped me knock 21 minutes off my time for the same race last year!!!! Wootton Road Runners 1:39:00 1:41:28 1:48:00 1:41:28 57.60
danger Biggleswade AC 1:25:19 1:25:19 1:27:30 1:27:36 66.65
davef Watford again, and another PB. Cold. Bad trots afterwards. Headington RoadRunners 1:21:32 1:25:04 1:26:00 1:25:04 69.45
Dazzerelli Harpenden Arrows 1:25:40 1:26:54 1:28:31 67.41
Deliboy Bromley Veterans AC, Sydenham Wheelers CC 1:26:34 1:26:53 1:26:53 67.20
fatface Bugger me. That was like a 13.1 mile hill session. Unaffiliated 1:41:30 1:48:07 1:50:00 1:48:07 57.28
foop Unaffiliated 1:43:29 1:43:29 1:43:29 57.59
fudger Unaffiliated 1:36:09 1:37:32 1:53:41 51.77
GD FERC 1:27:25 1:39:10 1:45:00 1:44:54 55.81
Gert Unaffiliated 1:47:22 1:47:22 1:50:04 0.00
Ghengis Redhill Distict Royal Mail AC, Striders of Croydon AC 1:26:58 1:39:50 1:54:44 52.69
Gymfreak Datchet Dashers 1:35:38 1:46:20 0.00
Jemy PB on half marathon. Prior to this PB was 1:53 something Berko half and PB on watford was 1:54 something Watford Joggers 1:48:24 1:48:24 1:50:00 1:48:24 61.85
JJ1 Last did this race in 2004 and managed 1:23:18 but not running so well at the moment so likely to be a good 2mins down on this!  Would be pleased with a sub 1:25 though.............Only Just!!!  Still need to get back down to my PB times though. RAF AC 1:22:30 1:24:58 1:25:00 1:24:58 68.79
Joe Hawk Datchet Dashers 1:27:34 1:28:59 1:42:30 1:42:27 56.99
jonoshea Training Run Unaffiliated 1:49:45 1:53:20 2:10:00 2:12:22 45.08
karl Royston Runners, Meridian Triathlon Club 1:40:35 1:47:00 1:35:00 1:47:00 54.56
kdp Hillingdon AC 2:09:22 2:09:22 2:00:00 2:09:22 47.48
Laura27 After doing this as my first ever half, I loved it so much that i'm returning and hoping for a sub-2 this time!

I ONLY WENT AND BLOODY DID IT!!! cannot believe it, was so difficult, i'm sure those hills were bigger than last year! Unaffiliated 1:51:12 1:56:49 1:58:00 1:56:49 55.81
Little Sausage Wasn't in a good frame of mind to begin with...made even worse by not being able to have a wee before the start of the race (long queues for the ladies) and the confusion with the start line. I knew I wasn't going to get anywhere near by PB (achieved on the course last year)...oh well, 13 miles training for Oakley 20. Biggleswade AC 1:37:49 1:37:49 1:40:00 1:41:28 64.33
LizzieLizzie Unaffiliated 1:41:45 1:41:45 1:46:07 0.00
MB3 Unaffiliated 1:44:48 1:44:48 1:55:00 1:52:38 51.83
Monster Feet Hills and wind and unscientific pacing...but it worked! Unaffiliated 1:44:57 1:51:35 1:55:00 1:51:35 58.43
mr guinness Garden City Runners 1:22:50 1:25:34 1:30:00 1:28:00 70.37
mr_andy_r Unaffiliated 1:47:08 1:47:08 1:56:58 49.91
Naomi P Unaffiliated 1:35:02 1:48:51 1:51:10 58.65
oneronaldo Not expecting a good time due to hamstring problems & this is a hard course. Bearbrook Joggers RC 1:43:12 1:47:21 1:55:00 1:57:02 62.75
paulcoz Running after injury will be running as an easy run. Northbrook AC 1:39:44 1:41:19 2:00:00 1:51:38 53.45
Pink Team 2 Unaffiliated 1:48:15 1:50:47 2:03:44 49.64
RatRace Unaffiliated 1:31:15 1:31:15 1:31:48 63.67
runfatboyrun Watford Joggers 1:52:00 1:57:00 2:05:05 47.05
runner duck fantastic, had a great time! first half and thought it was a great route. Unaffiliated 1:53:23 1:53:23 2:15:00 2:09:53 52.66
Sezz Hurrah!!  Chip time is a PB by 29 seconds!!  This year's marathon training is really paying dividends and my running is improving no end, despite the hills.  I'd forgotten just how undulating this lovely race is. Trent Park Running Club 2:05:04 2:05:04 2:05:04 53.61
Slowly But Shirley Loved this Half and will do this again next year!  Lovely scenery and lovely sunshine to help take your mind off the biting wind and hills!
Jogged around with a friend who was having difficulty getting around after mile 10 due to injury.  Despite her injury, she really enjoyed this Half too. MK Lakeside Runners 2:03:00 2:03:00 2:25:00 2:27:02 45.60
stef.w Unaffiliated 1:55:44 1:59:53 2:13:26 49.25
Strider Hope to improve on half marathon time. Should be a good measure for FLM. Hope the conditions aren't to bad as predicting very cold weather. Well race went ok, little bit slower than anticipated due to incorrect pacing in the beginning but felt good after. Was good improvement on pretty tough course, hilly with strong wind. Would definitely do it again next year. Hercules Wimbledon AC 1:17:54 1:17:54 1:18:00 1:20:34 72.48
Super Kev Tough course but loved it. I managed to miss the start, so ended up right at the back, no matter I still achieved a good chip time 1:25.38. Brilliant, well organised, challenging, just the best Half I ever done. Maybe a pb next year when I don't miss the start :) Buckingham and Stowe Running Club 1:24:03 1:25:38 1:26:00 1:25:38 68.19
Turkish_Albert Unaffiliated 1:44:32 1:52:46 1:59:59 1:57:09 49.84
VickyKnight Wootton Road Runners 1:50:51 1:45:00 0.00
Wicket Mornington Chasers 1:23:29 1:23:00 0.00
Will Crash I have to keep up with my mate Fleeceman in order to go under 1.34!!!!
My PB for this distance was set last year...1.34.21.
Looking out of the window its windy and cold BRRRRRRRR!!!!!!! Metropolitan Police AC (London (Col)) 1:34:58 1:36:43 1:36:00 1:36:43 60.67
www.therunninginn.com Hailsham Harriers 1:30:55 1:30:55 1:32:08 73.21

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