Great Scottish Run Half MarathonListed by ClaireT
George Square, Glasgow, George Square, Glasgow Glasgow City G2 UK
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|AlanO||Greenock Glenpark Harriers||1:22:50||1:23:19||1:23:30||1:23:19||72.90|
|ali_ke||Sale Harriers Manchester||1:26:04||1:35:00||1:38:30||62.15|
|Andy_B||Motherwell AC, Scottish Veteran Harriers Club||1:21:27||1:27:38||1:27:38||68.08|
|awatson2||Falkirk Victoria Harriers||1:34:07||1:35:31||1:35:00||1:40:29||66.64|
|Banny Faws||Springburn Harriers||1:22:57||1:22:57||1:32:46||74.33|
|baz p||Falkirk Victoria Harriers||1:13:15||1:28:43||1:28:43||66.76|
|bedlam_g||Bellahouston Road Runners, Cumbernauld AAC, Scottish Veteran Harriers Club||1:13:23||1:19:18||1:19:55||1:20:14||75.17|
|BigMac9||Scottish Veteran Harriers Club||1:40:32||1:44:14||1:44:14||76.46|
|Billy-Whizz-Haining||Colchester Harriers AC||1:22:17||1:22:17||1:22:17||82.80|
|bobby1||Greenock Glenpark Harriers||1:31:40||1:31:40||1:33:00||1:31:40||77.69|
|briandarroch||Kilmarnock Harriers & AC, scottish athletics||1:34:47||1:44:02||1:44:02||57.97|
|BryanB||Bellahouston Road Runners||1:19:09||1:19:09||1:20:56||78.07|
|bungee||Nairn Road Runners||1:59:28||1:59:28||1:58:55||2:11:00||55.70|
|ChristopheD||Bellahouston Road Runners||1:37:41||1:47:55||1:47:55||57.69|
|clairevmc||Hamilton Harriers, Scottish Veteran Harriers||1:23:19||1:26:22||1:26:22||76.26|
|connelld||Kilmarnock Harriers & AC, Scottish Veteran Harriers Club||1:17:24||1:21:45||1:21:45||72.98|
|DCB||Cheddar Running Club||1:30:50||1:38:02||1:38:02||64.45|
|Debbie Martin-Consani||Garscube Harriers||1:42:56||1:42:56|
|Debstir||Perth Road Runners||1:54:25||1:55:23||2:05:30||1:57:04||56.94|
|Donald S||Harmeny AC||1:29:10||1:34:35||1:41:22||66.63|
|El Del||Giffnock North AAC||1:17:19||1:18:30||1:20:56||79.35|
|Elayne||Falkirk Victoria Harriers||1:45:05||1:58:55||2:02:44||53.72|
|Finch||Carnethy Hill RC||1:54:53||2:01:31||1:45:00||2:01:31||48.74|
|GAZMAC||JogScotland - South Queensferry||1:35:05||1:36:40||1:37:39||65.77|
|Girvan Ruth||Girvan AAC||1:49:45||1:55:02||2:04:20||54.45|
|Granty Boy||Hamilton Harriers||1:58:23||2:03:10||2:00:00||2:17:53||45.15|
|Gus||Jogscotland On The Run Cumbernauld||2:40:17||2:40:17||2:30:00||2:40:17||49.08|
|hillgirl||Falkirk Victoria Harriers||1:47:18||1:47:18||1:47:18||66.42|
|hot trotter||Helensburgh AAC, scottish athletics||1:53:49||1:53:49||1:53:49||63.34|
|iceblue||Cambuslang Harriers, Campbeltown Running Club||1:29:10||1:50:49||1:58:00||56.74|
|John Kynaston||Kilbarchan AAC||1:25:38||1:25:56||1:26:00||1:27:39||75.75|
|K9||Heaton Harriers & AC||1:33:08||1:37:15||1:37:15||69.20|
|kenster||Cambuslang Harriers, Campbeltown Running Club||1:13:46||1:20:26||1:22:50||71.61|
|kevinmgill||Greenock Glenpark Harriers||1:22:35||1:33:18||1:33:18|
|kstuart||Trail Running Association, FERC||1:50:01||1:57:03||2:05:00||2:08:52||45.96|
|Lambanator||Bellahouston Road Runners||1:16:48||1:23:35||1:23:35||71.14|
|larrry||Giffnock North AAC||1:49:39||1:55:00||1:59:00||1:55:00||58.73|
|LouLou||Dundee Hawkhill Harriers||1:23:46||1:27:15||1:27:15||75.46|
|Mightos5||Bellahouston Road Runners, Skye & Lochalsh Running Club||1:40:32||1:42:52||1:47:26||63.01|
|MikeD_BRR||Bellahouston Road Runners||1:49:17||1:49:17||1:49:17||65.17|
|neamac||Bellahouston Road Runners||1:20:38||1:35:00||1:39:20||60.06|
|northern soul||Bellahouston Road Runners||1:15:24||1:18:31||1:19:26||75.92|
|OllyGoGo||Falkirk Victoria Harriers||1:30:53||1:30:53||1:30:53||73.68|
|pconsani||Bournemouth AC, Garscube Harriers||1:26:58||1:33:52||1:35:00||1:33:52||63.09|
|pdmacmill||Garden City Runners||1:40:00||1:40:00||1:49:00||54.33|
|plodding on||Kinross Road Runners||1:31:21||1:38:24||1:45:00||1:44:00||61.75|
|Rach E||Aldershot, Farnham & District AC, Team Kennet||1:20:28||1:20:56||1:19:59||1:22:05||80.24|
|RicC||Edinburgh Athletic Club||1:15:24||1:22:36||1:25:00||1:24:08||70.41|
|rleyton||Bellahouston Road Runners||1:36:46||1:36:46||1:37:30||1:36:46||61.66|
|Selfish Git!!!||Greenock Glenpark Harriers||1:29:28|
|Slacker Runner||Bellahouston Road Runners||1:35:03||1:35:17||1:35:17||66.31|
|Smout||Portobello RC, UKnetrunner||1:26:31||1:50:37||1:58:00||1:54:44||57.39|
|Squirrel1980||Falkirk Victoria Harriers||1:28:33||1:39:15||1:39:15||59.66|
|Sunbed Athlete||Cambuslang Harriers, Scottish Veteran Harriers Club||1:08:56||1:12:05||1:12:05||83.67|
|Tick Tock Tim||Unaffiliated||1:42:20||1:48:00||1:53:00||1:48:00||55.25|
|Tizer||Falkirk Victoria Harriers||1:20:04||1:27:20||1:28:47||1:27:20||68.33|
|Vic Mason||Kirkintilloch Olympians||1:20:14||1:23:56||1:23:30||1:23:56||75.28|
|Wildbill||Portobello RC, FERC, Scotia Race Walking Club||1:24:48||1:32:12||1:42:00||1:32:12||70.23|
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Hugely disappointed. Ran the first half too fast at sub-8minute miles then hit a complete 'wall' after 6miles & had a sloooow second-half, actually quite pleased with myself that I didn't give up! Damn that stag-do the night before!!
I predict that this is going to be a bit of a slog. I am not really on form at the minute due to me spending too much time tri-training instead of running. Never mind, it will be my fifth time at this race in a row so I'm doing it regardless.
Ah well this went better than I expected. Had a really slow start and so decided to just enjoy it and not go crazy trying to claw back the time. So, had fun and was pleased with my time considering how much juice was left in the tank for the mad sprint to finish under the 52 mark. Still a new PB for this course which I swear gets hilllier every year.
Yahoo!! I finished a half marathon:)Not too unhappy with time. Nice drawstring goody bag but a bit lacking in goodies, I was gasping for chocolate! Managed not to go off too fast at the start and to cope with the hills in the parks, overtaking loads of folk, must have been having a "good hills day" and good music:) Started to struggle about 12 miles but made it in the end. Which half next?
Wouldn't bet as I never respond well to bets! I'm a late entry for this. The legs feel very slow tho!
Rough idea of time as I mal functioned and not teh watch! I didn't start my garmin until I was on teh Kingston Bridge. I enjoyed teh run and felt strong throughout. Last 2 miles were sub 8 minute miles which pleased me. Not sure teh race route matched teh description or teh map tho.
Dont bet!! Hope to get in around the 1.40 mark training has'nt been the best the last few weeks. Just hoping that just pushing myself will do it and worry about the recovery tomorrow. UD>Well the new course was a little bit hilly!! Going fine and on course for 1.40 up till 10miles and then it all went wrong, the mind said GO faster but legs said NO!!! I say it every year should train more, well there allways next year.Well done to all the Hamilton Harriers who ran today, some great times.
Great day out , pleasure enhanced by meeting so many lovely fetchies for the first time , including hairmyres fetchies - it made such a difference . The race itself was great - I was aiming to break 2 hours - and never felt uncomfortable. Thanks to fetchies cheering us on - very much appreciated
The first four miles went okay at target half pace, but legs felt heavy and once I hit the hills in the first park my pace dropped away and I couldn't get it back. Gave up on any possible pb attempt and settled on getting round, but it was hard work. Not too disappointed in the circumstances to get round under 2 hours.
Great race. Felt good at the finish - last mile was the fastest of the race. Measured it .1 mile longer than it should be.
(Unofficial time). Now where the hell did that come from?!!?
Going for sub 1.20. A very big ask, but I think I can do it. *** Update - official time 1.20.14 Bugger. Still a one minute plus PB so what am I moaning about The new route especially the Pollok Park section was much tougher than before ***
I would love to PB here but training has not been best and mind been joining it!!!
Watch time, but pleased as punch to have gone safely under 01:40 (last year I was 01:53!), and pushed my PB nicely. Changes to the course not so great (very hilly to start with), but my splits were looking very good indeed, but started to drop the pace a little through Pollok Park (doesn't everybody?), but had enough in the bag to get in. Absolutely pleased as punch!
Official time: 1.23.33 (132nd place). New pb by 1min 20secs. Also hit a definite 10m pb and possibly 10k too along the way. Probably set off a bit quick and with hindsight I wonder if a slower start might have left me with more in the tank in the latter stages to push on and go under 1.23. Overall though really happy with outcome.
pb (chip). second half marathon. slow start and tired towards end. generally happy. good running weather.
Want to finish this without stopping, want to finally bury my hoodoo with this race. 3rd time lucky
UPDATE - I done, yip I went the whole way without quitting/stopping, with the exception of taking on gel/water in Bellahouston Park and heading in towards Nitshill/Pollockshaws. Totally pleased even though I missed my prediction by 19 seconds, if only I hadn't walked thru one of the water stns, never mind best 1/2 marathon time since Alloa back in 2001
My First Half - Did it faster than expected - it happens when you set easy goals Really pleased with self,did it non stop. Found the hilliness awfully tough,didn't expect it to be like that. Weather was great, glad of the absent sun. Met lots of lovely fetchies, enjoyed the day, love my medal, and I was even excited to see Jimmy Savile (lol).
No predictions please, I don't think I've ran over 10 mile since the Dunfermline Half. Just using this as a long run. Probably be happy to be around 1:40/1:45 *UPDATE* Oh by god,where did that come from! 10th fastest Half I've ran and I'll rephrase what I've said above. I've not ran over 7 mile since Dunfermline, just checked all my logs. Felt great even at 8/9 mile which was my worry. Splits even look good Good to see a few fetchies at the finish, well done Tigger, Sparky57 & IanS plus all others on their runs today. Oh the Champers was good tonight...
First time under 1.30 and felt great most of the way...quality
Going for it! Training has recently gone Pete Tong, but I will make it up and will be happy just to get around the course. Don't waste your time betting on me, I want to finish the same day I started! ***UPDATE*** I did it, I did it. Did the best I could do and loved it all. The knee injury is as sore as feck now but hey!
If everything goes according to plan 1:40 is do-able. Unfortunately training recently has a habit of NOT going to plan. This race will be a stepping stone toward Loch Ness marathon .... again, and I stress, IF everything goes to plan. UPDATE: How close was that for a prediction ? I told you I could still do sub 1:40 .... thereby justifying my membership of the sub 1:40 group.
crap performance,game plan went out the window
Entry confirmed. This will be my 2nd half marathon & would love to dip under the 1.23. Fingers crossed the training will go smoothly. **UPDATE** I’m very pleased with today’s performance in the GSR. 1st couple of miles were a little tough especially up St Vincent St & onto the Kingston Bridge, however I settled into an even pace albeit on a very undulating course. I felt very positive throughout the race today which was good apart from the little negative dip I had in Bellahouston Park but this quickly dissolved. Splits: 6.19, 6.21, 6.13, 6.22, 6.31, 6.34, 6.27, 6.32, 6.25, 6.34, 6.27, 6.24 & last 1.1 mile 6.44. Finishing position 141st out of 7055 finishers.
Good run but hurt most of the way probably due to the hard work rate i was putting in, but worth it as i got a new PB, over a minute off my best, i went over the line in 3rd vet 50+ position just pipping my club mate but he beat me on chip time and i was relegated to 4th vet 50+, but that,ll will do for me, roll on Aviemore
+++UPDATE+++ just seen the official results for my age group and i,m pleased to say i finished 2nd vet 50+
:(. Not impressed must try harder!!
Good race today. Would have been nice to have sneaked under 1:23 but need to leave that until next time. I count this as a PB cause my 'official' PB was on a suspect course. Well done clubmates and fellow fetchies who all did well today. We even had an interview with Radio Clyde at the end!
Have to change my prediction as not been training enough. This will be the first time running that far since Edinburgh Marathon.
Great day, went round step for step with Jane and finished hand in hand across the line, Romantic Style, coincidentally joining the lovely Tigerlilly on her sprint finish. Nice to meet Ian & Lorraine S, kstuart (again), Happygasman, Caz, Debstir and LouLou before the race. Huge thanks to Supporting Fetchies round the course, whether running or spectating. Sorry to pb betters, training went to pot, but still had a great time. Now, where's the beer!?!?!
See blog for details. Basically it was hard work for various reasons
First real half - hope to knock at least 10 minutes off my Haddington time UPDATE: Great run with Sparky57 keeping me going when I started to flag a bit. Quite congested for the first few miles and we seemed to spend most of our time overtaking people. Didn't really notice the hills
Delighted with my time, a PB by over 2 mins. Awful first mile which was pretty much vertical up St Vincent Street. Took a few miles to settle in to my pace but was feeling good by half way. Went through 9 miles in under an hour (59.40) so knew I was on for a good time if I didn't slow. Picked up the pace at mile 10 and just flew home. Couldn't see mile marker 13 so only managed to start my sprint finish once I saw the finish line itself but really pleased. Ran from about mile 2 with a bleeding toe (that's what I get for racing with false toenails glued on to cover marathon damage and one of them had come loose!) and my lovely silver DS Racers now look awful. Nevermind! Superbly organised race as always, my 5th time running it and will likely be back next year.
Training forthis has been crap - might need a calendar rather than a watch!!!
2:05 watch time - pleased enough with that given the complete lack of training. Met Caz very briefly at the start and ran the first 8 or 9 with Bungee but didn't see any other Fetchies tho'
Delighted with time, pb by 1 minute 45 Had been loaded with the cold yesterday and although I felt better this morning was not looking forward to the run, however after the 1st 9 miles I felt much better! Well done everyone who got a PB.
Hope to do about 2 hours. Have been training for Dublin Marathon and my speed has slowed. Update - Slower than I had hoped but I managed round without stopping, quite disappointed really.
Sub 80 come hell or high water. ***UPDATE*** I was running well for 9 miles but was hit with crippling stomach pains which meant a run/walk strategy to the end (and a stretcher at the finish line!). In reality it probably cost me 90-120 seconds. I am pleased to run how I did though and, despite the agony, didn't feel the loss of strength to the end I've felt in previous half marathons. Target pace was av 6:06 pace. I averaged 6:13m/m pace today which, given the last four miles, is good enough for me :o) Bring on Toronto :o)
My first time running this race. Delighted with my time of 1:36:23 knocking over 2 mins off my previous best.
Splits were 1&2- 14.37 3 - 7.05 4-7.06 5-7.24 6-7.17 7-7.20 8-7.29 9-7.26 10-7.26 11-7.29 12-7.30 13.1-8.09. Started off quite well going up the hill on St Vincent Street ( was good to get this out of the way early on) Felt good for most of the race with my Garmin showing an average 7:14 at first 7 mies then 7:18 for the remainder of the race. Went through mile 10 @1:13.10 and knew if I managed to keep it together a PB was on. Onto mile 11 & 12 and there wasn't much left in the tank, however one final push got me to the finish.
The race itself went like clockwork, thanks must go to the organisers, race marshalls, oh and the sikh community near Crossmyloof station.
Happy days Went well, and not quite at the limit. Top 65% finish (big thanks to everyone who ran slower). Met a few of the hundred plus Fetchies, including new ones Tigerlily (at last!), McNewbie and kstuart.
will give it a go fingers crossed for a good time=update first 3 miles on course for good time, then stich, could not shake it off,stopped five times. glad to see the finish to be honest, time 1hr 40. 29 secs on watch.
Looking to beat my race time from last years Glas Half, however, think the chance of betting the Jersey Half time is slim. God loves a trier!!
Harder than last years route. Needed to wee really badly for the last 4 miles which was really distracting!
Didn't feel I ran well and tired the last 5 miles,was able to manage a sprint finish though,so now I think I didn't try hard enough during the race.Good to meet fellow fetchies at the start and at the finish but had a nightmare trying to find iceblue at the finish for the drive home!
New PB by 3 secs.Well chuffed considering stomach bug floored me @ start of week.Ran a steady pace throughout the race.Had an a***hole of a guy who stuck right behind me right up to the 10 mile mark.He clipped my heels twice,although he said sorry it PISSED me off as he knew what he was doing.Upted the pace after going through 10 miles in 55 mins which opened up a gap.The other guy that was behind me didnt clip my heels but still stayed tucked in behind me had the adasity of asking me to pace him @ Loch Ness Marathon in 3 weeks time.F***ing cheek of him.
Back to the race.Throughly enjoyed it.Got Elite entry again.Less pressure of getting to the start then the after race buffet is a great welcome after knocking your pan in.
Pre Race - Hoping to break 1.24 as a boost before the marathon.
Post Race - 1.23.19. Fastest Half in 5 years - * over the moon*
Splits - 6.15, 11, 06, 17, 24, 27, 25, 35 (pollock Hill) 25, 26, 22,20, 59(1.1).
Abosolutely delighted and now more confident of finally breaking the magic 3hrs. Stick patch between 6-10 miles but got it back. Met Guiseppe on the way and Gobi at the end which was nice.
It'll be my birthday and I'll cry if I want to.
Tick Tock Tim
Watch Time. Very pleased with my time and more to come I think. Apart from first 3 miles where all I was able to do was keep trying to overtake, enjoyed it. Comfortable to 6 miles and felt good so pushed on. Miles 8 onwards ( against wind?) was hard. Good course, quite undulating, not bad support, good weather for running too. Chuffed to beat my Dundee time by nearly 10 mins. Still couldnt catch my wee bro 1h 33 something. 8mins 12 pace avg for me.
Now to choose next race nothing entered for yet.
This will be the furthest I've run ever. I have put the miles in though over the last couple of months so here's hoping. I'd be really pleased with 2 hours 10.
Murder polis! Not happy.Don't know what went wrong.
I found this a tough run as my right foot was sore throughout the run. So I was happy with my time given my injury.
I really enjoyed this Year's "Great Scottish Run" Half-Marathon. I got a PB and beat my previous time by 2 mins!
Found the Course very Fast+Flat, and the Crowds were amazing and really inspired me on.
Went off too fast at the Start!! Trying to keep up with the eventual Winner!
Can't wait now for next Year's event...
Finished in a very pleasing 68th Position overall.Chip Time= 79.25.Watch-Time was 79.23
Will be running hard but is all part of the big picture so no taper and a hard 5km the day before.
Went to plan
28.19 at 5 miles
56.20 at 10 miles
Ran with Scobos from RW for 5 miles. When he announced he did not feel up for it and I just let loose and moved through the field. Only bad moment around 11 miles when I tangled with a safety rope and had to stop and untangle myself.
Wasn't sure of form on going into this..managed a PB by 30seconds. Pace good most of way, faded after 11miles. Shoe lace came undone and with this pace went a wee bit.
Not going to be a PB. Bad training month in August and intentionally ramping up pre-marathon miles a little too quickly to get them in before going on holiday.
***POST RACE UPDATE***
Didn't expect a great time due to training and boozing but pleasantly surprised. Stopwatch time is 1:24:08 and I think I went over the finish time in a clock time of 1:24:59 but will have to see when the results are posted tomorrow. Seems like there were loads of Fetchies that finished in and around the same time!
little bit disappointed in my time but was at my best friends wedding the whole day before and if truth be told didn't put that much effort into this race and just concentrated on enjoying the race
Enjoyed the first 7 miles but after that I was dying.....