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Helensburgh Half-Marathon

, Helensburgh G84 UK
30 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
AlanO Greenock Glenpark Harriers 1:22:50 1:23:19 1:24:30 1:26:09 70.51
ali_ke Sale Harriers Manchester 1:25:46 1:35:00 1:35:00 64.43
andydrewb Unaffiliated 1:17:25 1:19:08 1:19:08 74.87
awatson2 Falkirk Victoria Harriers 1:34:07 1:35:31 1:35:31 70.14
Banny Faws Springburn Harriers, Royal Mail Run GMC 1:22:57 1:22:57 1:24:41 81.42
Billy-Whizz-Haining Colchester Harriers AC 1:22:17 1:22:17 1:24:22 80.75
Busby Kirkintilloch Olympians 1:33:44 1:36:52 1:36:52 64.27
Chocky Kirkintilloch Olympians 1:29:40 1:31:58 1:35:25 63.66
ChristopheD Bellahouston Road Runners 1:37:41 1:47:55 1:50:31 56.33
ChrisU Cambuslang Harriers, Westerlands Cross Country Club, Scottish Veteran Harriers Club 1:16:45 1:19:56 1:19:56 79.73
clairevmc Hamilton Harriers, Scottish Veteran Harriers 1:23:19 1:26:22 1:28:28 74.48
dapperdan Greenock Glenpark Harriers 1:19:25 1:19:25 1:19:30
gilly b Unaffiliated 1:49:29 1:52:43 1:54:30 62.25
Gordo jogscotland 1:55:20 2:00:49 2:05:00 2:00:49 55.90
Ian Springburn Harriers 1:32:36 1:32:36 1:40:00 1:40:47 59.49
ian9657 Glasgow South Running Club 1:36:08 1:40:28 1:41:07 66.79
johnnyD Unaffiliated 1:34:19 1:34:20
JulesR Stirling Triathlon Club 1:23:37 1:24:48 1:27:30 1:24:48 77.02
Kenyan John Bellahouston Harriers 1:36:51 1:43:18 1:48:37 66.77
larrry Giffnock North AAC 1:49:39 1:55:00 1:56:00 57.75
mariolanza Unaffiliated 1:16:00 1:18:49 1:21:04 78.61
Mightos5 Bellahouston Road Runners, Skye & Lochalsh Running Club 1:40:32 1:42:52 1:42:52 65.81
MikeD_BRR Bellahouston Road Runners 1:49:17 1:49:17 1:51:22 1:51:00 64.16
Rav Unaffiliated 1:40:50 1:40:50 1:40:50 60.71
rleyton Bellahouston Road Runners 1:36:46 1:36:46 1:41:23 58.86
Roadrunner Bark Unaffiliated 1:17:36 1:19:25 1:22:00 1:21:41 72.50
Runnersleep Unaffiliated 1:22:09 1:37:24 1:41:23 64.42
Ticketyboo Cumbernauld AAC, Scottish Veteran Harriers Club 1:14:11 1:22:26 1:22:26 72.39
tricialitt Unaffiliated 1:46:19 1:49:01
vinny Springburn Harriers 1:33:06 1:33:06 1:35:00 1:46:11 61.01

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A good swim. Very steady for first half and managed to pick up the pace for the second, which was my sole intention for the race. Bodes well for Glasgow half.

Huge thanks to the marshalls who may have dried out by now...
Seasons best, 2nd vet 50+, met some nice fetchies, musnt grumble.
++Update++ Due to a data error i won first Vet 50+, £15 in sweatshop vouchers popped through the post today, just gets better eh,lol.
Feeling the heat at 3 miles and did a bit of praying for rain. Apologies, if ever there was a case of being careful what you wish for, this was it. The heavens opened and stayed open for the rest of the race. Thoroughly soaked and squelchy feet due to large amount of surface water and some unavoidable deep puddles. Ran well for first 9 miles then simply ran out of steam, slowing over the last 4 miles, but still a seasons best. (Finishing position 24 out of 291).
actual time 1:50:52 (no chip here) - good steady pacing as planned - dreadful conditions - look for improvement in Glasgow
hope to run the glasgow half early September, will try and use this race as a long fastish traning run to see how I am progressing, would love around 1.35 at Glasgow uppdate well that was very wet, anyhow finished in PB 1hr 35 31 on mmy garmin wait for official time but very pleased
Splish, Splash, Splosh was the order of the day. This was my 121st Half Marathon and has got to have been the wettest. Started fine and pretty much kept it going to 10 miles when I just lost the will to push hard and just splodged to the finish. As usual the organisers Betty and Co did a great job and well done to the marshals for sticking it out in the rain.
Absolutely pouring with rain but superbly organised race. Ran a PB so delighted with that and was 3rd female too - first time I've ever come third so that was the icing on the cake!
Attempted to run this in 1.25 at 6:30's all the way but got carried away by Guisseppe coming past in first mile. Recovered from this and let him go off into the distance never to be seen again. Twopies joined me for a while in a nice big group. Heavy rain and puddle splashes most of the way. Kept it steady at 6:30's and hit target for 36/300 or so. Well done ChrisU and Dapperdan for 2nd and 3rd V40. Well done Robert Russell for winning in 1:06 - stunning!
That was a wet one! Great turnout and great marshalling. Hadn't really set off with anything particular in mind other than to get around, so chuffed to bits to get a PB by 11 minutes. Managed a sprint finish (a first for me) too which was great fun. Excited about the Glasgow Half now! :-) UPDATE: Official time 4 seconds better than my watch time too! Why can't that happen when I'm bang on the minute!
Was a bit worried about the heat and sun, until the sky opened up and the monsoons appeared. Started well and controlled my pace but had to stop at 6 mile as my lace had came loose. Battled with Norman and Ewing to the finish. Shattered !!

Well done to clairevmc who was 3rd female but had disappeared b4 the prize given.
Photos here: flickr.com
My blog here:http://www.freewebs.com/ian9657/blog.htm
1st Half Marathon in 3yrs. Using it in preparation for forthcoming marathon.
Helensburgh Half Marathon - 1st Half Marathon in 3yrs. Using it in preparation for forthcoming marathon.
Marathon plans took a slight knock as I couldn\'t even break 1.26.

Never felt comfortable apart from a brief spell between 9-11 miles when I started picking people off. Struggled over the final 2 miles. On the plus side 1st half in 3 years and on the back of a 60+ miles this week and crap weather. Still confident I can beat 1.24 at Glasgow
Happy to get under 2 hours again on such a wet day .Didnt like the bit through housing schemes . With such a nice coast road and prom i am sure more use of these could of been made ! What are these drivers about who seem to take pleasure out of soaking runners at puddles and hooting as they pass ! Despite the many signs to warn them of a road race ! Are they jealous ?
gilly b
A nice wee run in very wet Helensburgh! Happy with time, 1 minute off my time for last year's Glasgow half. Now looking forward tothis year's Glasgow half (as if!!!).
Roadrunner Bark
The newest of PB's for me in a half-marathon, and also I got the 1ST Team Award for "Ronhill Cambuslang". A nice flat and fast course- Terrible Rain!!!

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