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JP Morgan Corporate Challenge

Wed July 9 2008 Listed by Simontr
20 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
AdrianR Challenging run in very wet conditions.  I set off far too quickly and struggled towards the end. Unaffiliated 26:58 26:58 26:58 59.81
AJPAR Would like to crack the 20 min barrier but depends on crowds etc. 
Arrived late and could only get to about 30 seconds from the start line before the race started. Found the first half of the race impossible to get any real pace going as there always seemed to be someone (or on a few occasions a wall of people running together) in the way. Probably would not run again, especially as it took an hour of standing in the rain to get my bag back at the end Unaffiliated 20:53 22:07 20:40 22:07 68.85
BigEvilC good atmosphere started near front of cast of 1000s, started too fast and faded each mile but not disastorously , very very wet
Unaffiliated 22:46 22:46 23:00 22:46 69.81
BromleyReedy Unaffiliated 25:34 30:03 30:03 49.72
Crazy Grazy Must get nearer the front next time. Lost over a minute trying to get over start line. Unaffiliated 24:50 24:50 24:50 60.16
Eastham75 My prediction wasfor 5k didnt realise that it was actually over that distance till last night still very please with my time of 23 minutesfor the 5k. took me about a minute to get over the line. Dengie 100 Runners 26:10 26:10 25:00 26:10 63.03
Fast&Furious Legs felt tired from Yateley 10k a week earlier. Woking AC 20:01 20:53 21:00 20:53 76.66
gbrodie Very very wet! Admitedly my time was per my friends time keeping so fairly rough as we actually started the race 45 min after the official start- ooooops! But due to that no crowd problems. Bedford Harriers AC 35:00 35:00 35:00 47.64
ianb Woking AC 23:54 24:49 24:49 60.20
JessM Unaffiliated 27:05 27:05 27:05 61.42
JLP Unaffiliated 31:29 31:29 33:00 31:29 53.53
John66 Guaranteed PB!!  This was set two years ago.

Crowded, twisty and muddy!! Barnes Runners 34:07 35:31 35:00 35:31 44.11
mbc Not bad given the conditions - very wet, the fact you had to weave in and out of slower joggers and walkers (why do they insist on being at the front of the start) and a slight strain in my achilles from the British 10k on sunday. Good fun though. Unaffiliated 25:05 25:05 25:00 25:05 62.45
pipslack Unaffiliated 31:14 31:14 31:14 53.26
Rach E Running for HSBC and hope the team qualify for the NY final again! ***UPDATE*** A decent but unspectacular run. Legs wouldn't move faster and finished feeling I could have gone on. A few weeks more base and speedwork and I will be a lot faster. I was 3rd. Aldershot, Farnham & District AC, Team Kennet 20:12 20:12 19:59 21:07 78.78
Rapid Snail Very wet, late starting, hundreds of walkers to battle past, overcrowded, over an hour queueing for bag after. Oddly, a very tiring run but even more oddly enjoyable evening. Unaffiliated 27:30 27:30 23:50 27:30 54.99
Running Beer Want to do it a lot faster this year so training hard. Will really earn the beer at the end this time!
UPDATE 2nd July: Judging by my current performance I think 35mins is a more realistic target. I still want to beat 33mins though. Not sure how I will do it, with any luck the crowd will carry me a bit.
FINAL UPDATE: It was wet, very wet! Busy and muddy too. Bit disappointed by time but given the conditions not too bad. Beer afterwards was good! 26.2 Road Runners Club 29:12 35:19 35:00 35:19 41.41
scott2bc Unaffiliated 27:25 27:25 26:00 27:25 53.63
sharmanian Wettest day of the year, but once you're wet, you're wet and it stops mattering. Fun race, but not worth going for a time unless you're right by the start line due to congestion. Luckily I was on the start line, but went a bit slower than hoped...maybe I can blame the water-logged grass sections...or maybe not. 100 Marathon Club, Serpentine RC 19:51 19:51 19:30 19:51 73.68
Simontr very wet and congested Bushfield Joggers, FERC 26:29 26:48 26:48 61.08

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