Birmingham Black Country Half MarathonListed by Babbit
, Wolverhampton WV1 UK
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|biggest nose||Wrekin Road Runners||2:12:00||2:25:36||2:39:44||43.33|
|Biking badger||Aldridge RC||1:35:56||1:38:14||1:43:48||57.76|
|Booster||Sneyd Striders RC||1:48:49||1:48:49||1:55:00||1:59:00||53.55|
|Chin||Team Green, Tividale Trotters||1:25:30||1:25:34||1:40:00||1:35:46||65.45|
|Dawn_thats _me||Stourbridge RC||1:49:47||1:49:47||2:09:00||51.04|
|dbtw||Wrekin Road Runners||1:41:35||1:44:00||2:00:00||1:54:00||51.95|
|gavine1976||Real Buzz RC||1:34:42||1:35:40||1:41:16||58.49|
|hottubalci||Wrekin Road Runners||1:50:10||1:50:10||1:57:02||50.81|
|Jogging Jon||Wrekin Road Runners||1:45:05||1:57:21||2:06:54||49.81|
|man,slow||Stourbridge RC, Black Country Triathletes||1:20:37||1:20:37||1:35:00||1:32:50||63.82|
|Miserable Bleeder||100 Marathon Club, Wrekin Road Runners||2:23:00||2:26:44||2:48:00||35.91|
|MrsJJ||Wrekin Road Runners||1:51:44||1:57:54||2:01:35||56.93|
|ndellar||Spa Striders RC||1:48:40||2:13:20||2:40:00||2:30:23||43.84|
|Pinchi||Wolverhampton & Bilston AC, Midland Masters A C||1:20:58||1:28:45||1:31:10||68.79|
|Siggers||North Staffs Road Runners||1:26:00||1:34:48||1:39:59||1:46:02||57.75|
|Slowly But Shirley||MK Lakeside Runners||2:03:00||2:03:00||2:23:53||47.74|
|Spotty Dog||Newport & District RC, Newport Shropshire Cycling Club||1:45:54||1:49:01||2:00:00||1:57:12||50.55|
|Stokesey||Newport & District RC||2:08:24||2:08:24||2:15:00||2:12:06||52.97|
|thesteadygroove||Northbrook AC, Fell Runners Association||1:29:18||1:33:56||1:36:20||61.97|
|WOBBLYLEGS1965||Dudley Kingswinford RC, Wolverhampton & Bilston AC||1:33:39||1:48:45||1:51:29||57.68|
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My prediction was 1:45 but didnt feel that i would be that close to it.Previous half was 1:59:56 so 19 mins PB, cant be all that bad.My thinking going round was 8 min mile and i should be ok, then when i got to mile 9 i was struggling ,the heat was killing me.From mile 7 i was on my own till the finish, passed a few runners but none were up for chatting. I was in need of something to take my mind off the running.Should have took my mp3 in hindsight.
Water stops where frequent and all went well, had a toilet stop at 7 mile but only a few seconds.Wore headband to stop the sweat going in my eyes and it worked.Mile 12 had nothing left, just kept thinking run strong and so i did.Came 66/488.
and by this timre no one was up for chatting
Found race hard going.
Sorry to those who bet! Hard going today, decided to just plod it rather than try and beat PB (aka my only other time at this distance). Bridges were OK to start but became a chore towards the end.
Slowly But Shirley
Apologies to those who lost their bets on me - am not a safe bet at the moment, too many races going on so overtraining and slowing down! I should never do 2 Halfs in 2 weeks, my legs were a bit leaden still! I enjoyed this but found it surprisingly harder going than expected for a predominantly flat route - maybe due to the strong headwind all the way and the heat.
Am just going to update my race notes now to copy and paste 'please do not bet' against most of my races!! Sorry again!!
Did better tan expected, nice little trot along the towpaths of the midlands catching a few rays on the way, and a few well deserved ciders after, may even do it again next year!
Sorry guys, just didn't feel right, thought it was going to be nice and flat but there was tons of bridges over connecting canals, and although they are only about 20 feet high they are quite steep, the further into the run we got the quicker they seemed to appear. I think Congleton will be a better shot at the sub 1:40!
Quite a tough race as I started in a wave that was too fast for me and so ended up running the whole way on my own pretty much. Quite pleased overall considering the wind, heat and bridges!
My first 1/2!! loved it and will be back next year.
Harder than I expected with the seemingly endless canal bridges and the hot weather - I actually got sun burnt! glad to finish as I faded badly from around 11 miles.
Fell over down the bridge at 12.5 miles, but pleased with my time - running been a bit disrupted so did a lot better than I thought