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Wokingham Half Marathon

Sun May 24 2009 Listed by Forest Runner
76 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Agent Orange Brutal race in the heat and maybe some after effects from last week's race.  Felt quite confident and began very well hydrated.  First four miles in a steady 7.30 pace, feeling comfortable.  But then just started losing odd seconds.  By 8 miles I knew not just that a PB was off but that my run of sub-1.40s would be coming to an end.  And boy did it get tough then.  Eased back and concentrated on keeping things steady to get to the end.  Seemed like quite a few people were finding it hard - not very many overtook me as I grimly held on.  Feel I earned the medal for determination if not speed today.  And I have to note that two years ago this would have been a PB, so that gives a bit of context. Unaffiliated 1:38:42 1:38:42 1:38:14 1:43:37 59.27
alanevery Running as a training run - Started well and wilted in the heat Unaffiliated 1:23:58 1:26:09 1:28:00 1:29:11 67.78
Alex1 Unaffiliated 0.00
Alex26.2 Mornington Chasers 1:15:25 1:15:46 1:23:28 70.30
Ant1 Hope !!! to break 1.30 and get a PB. Update. Got PB. It was hot Unaffiliated 1:28:49 1:28:49 1:30:00 1:28:49 68.06
B Have been unwell since just after Horsham 10k so the plan today was to set out at 1.28 pace and see how I felt. If I felt good I would keep going, if not I would jog it out. By 2 miles I was frying - I hate the heat and it really affects performance. Had a little walk and thought about dropping out, but pushed on to water station at 3.5 miles - stilll cooking. Stopped for a leisurely drink and decided to jog it out. Finished in 1:34:50 and put it down to a solid training run. Heathfield RRC 1:29:28 1:30:29 1:34:50 71.60
B Rubble Dursley Running Club 1:25:12 1:25:46 1:27:30 1:29:34 69.14
BABOY SHOCKER! Reading Roadrunners, Serpentine RC 1:20:14 1:20:14 1:21:30 1:26:31 67.56
Battlecat Dagenham 88 Runners 1:41:56 1:49:59 2:11:17 49.66
BrianK Many thanks to KEW for this opportunity to run a potential pb race. Update, Disaster.... All going to race plan, feeling good up to 8 miles, then my achilles tendon went tight and I couldn't run. I was aiming for 7:38 splits which would get me a pb of 1:40, however my actual splits were 7:38 - 7:08 - 7:05 - 7:26 - 7:37 - 7:44 - 8:34 - 7:50 - 11:47 - 11:46 - 8:48 - 9:52 - 10:29. At home with ice pack and going to rest for awhile, but I'll be back soon.
 Reading Roadrunners 1:21:31 1:37:36 1:39:59 1:54:41 55.84
BUBBA Unaffiliated 1:39:40 1:39:00 0.00
bushlovertim Unaffiliated 1:37:30 1:37:30 1:37:30 0.00
bushyrunner Stragglers 2:10:38 1:59:00 0.00
bw Reading Roadrunners 1:26:30 1:26:30 0.00
CheekyP Gade Valley Harriers 1:25:01 1:25:01 1:27:40 66.60
Covert An out-an-out fucking disaster. Ealing, Southall & Middlesex AC 1:30:15 1:53:06 1:29:59 1:53:06 51.88
Dagenham GOAT Dagenham 88 Runners 1:19:55 1:25:27 1:39:38 58.60
Dave B Unaffiliated 1:27:05 1:33:42 1:44:59 55.67
Debbie66 Almost Athletes 2:02:10 2:07:30 2:07:30 53.64
Dubbya Struggled with the heat from about 6M but resolved to keep on target 6.30 pace until 10m (65.07). Then shuffled the last 3.1. Disappointed to be affected so badly by a mere 23 degrees ! Abingdon Amblers AC, Hillingdon AC 1:27:30 1:27:30 1:24:59 1:27:30 69.62
Fannyfernackerpan Unaffiliated 1:56:33 1:56:33 2:11:08 50.22
Forest Runner Bracknell Forest Runners 1:30:50 1:45:35 1:51:31 59.98
franciskieran Swindon Harriers 1:42:39 1:54:44 1:48:00 1:58:01 49.47
Garf my number is 275 Unaffiliated 2:02:02 2:02:02 0.00
GAZGIB left hip flexor went at 2 miles and the pain increased throughout the race. Had to walk up the hills after 10 miles. Bracknell Forest Runners 1:35:38 1:52:15 1:50:00 1:57:41 50.43
gusmc Was on target for 1.30 to half way but I think the heat got to me. Last few miles were a real struggle but I kept going - slowly. 1.42 is a new PW for me. I much prefer Wokingham in the cold/rain/snow/gales. Windle Valley Runners 1:25:00 1:36:00 1:30:00 1:42:00 61.73
Gymfreak Datchet Dashers 1:35:38 1:41:34 1:47:28 60.67
Ianmon Wokingham Half Marathon, May 24th 2009
Finished in 1 hour 44.46, 3 seconds down on Bracknell - worse than expected, but it was very hot (20C?). 3 gels, no real pains.
52/ 112 V45 Men (44.6%), 442/ 1062 (41.6%) of finishers so not bad overall, but worse than Bracknell 2 weeks before where I was in the top 1/3 finishers! First V45 man was 1:19:15, first senior man was 1:04:50 (record) Apparently over 1500 started... If so my performance is a lot better than 40%, in fact under 30%. Unaffiliated 1:44:43 1:44:43 1:45:00 1:44:46 60.10
J-Lard Nightmare of a race, too hot and legs really tired from Marlborough week before. PB  by 3 mins though, but not as fast as I wanted to be. Stubbington Green Runners 1:52:48 1:54:11 1:55:01 58.65
JAPMitch Woking AC 1:11:55 1:11:55 1:20:56 72.72
JH1 Farnham Triathlon Club, Woking AC 1:16:08 1:16:59 1:15:30 1:24:48 69.67
Jigs Too hot and too dehydrated! My own fault. Must get pre-race routine sorted in future. Happy to get round in one piece. Unaffiliated 1:19:28 1:24:17 1:27:34 69.03
JonCPRC Chineham Park Running Club 1:39:59 1:49:16 2:00:00 1:49:16 54.32
Kato Unaffiliated 2:34:39 2:35:13 2:35:00 2:36:29 41.67
ken.c Witney Road Runners 1:27:22 1:27:22 1:28:03 75.97
KevMay Unaffiliated 1:36:40 1:39:40 1:39:40 59.07
Konaboy Way too hot for me. Going OK up to 7miles then just got progressively more tired & slower. Real effort on the return from 10miles. Helped another runner crashed out on the verge & passed a lot of others walking. Will line this up again next February for PB attempt. Well done to the organisers for rearranging this event. Reading Roadrunners 1:36:46 1:42:13 1:35:00 1:42:13 60.09
lammo Unaffiliated 1:49:01 1:49:01 1:50:00 1:49:01 53.82
lesleyanne Unaffiliated 2:28:58 2:28:58 2:48:00 2:35:00 52.20
Lillias Epsom Allsorts, Epsom Oddballs RC 1:58:54 1:58:54 2:00:00 0.00
little brown bag Finch Coasters 1:53:03 0.00
LucyG Will be staying up all night so a PB is unlikely! Compton Harriers RC 1:31:26 1:33:20 0.00
mackfly Too hot and the fact I haven't run over 12 miles since Feb meant I suffered in the last 4-5 miles.  67th / 1062 Unaffiliated 1:24:01 1:24:01 1:24:59 1:25:58 68.72
MadJonny Very hot day and totally under-prepared.  Did 8-15 for first three miles and then slowed to 9+ min miles as HR high.  Pushed on in the last 2 miles to get in under 2 hours. Unaffiliated 1:44:49 1:58:10 1:58:10 50.50
marders Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC 1:06:08 1:06:08 0.00
MattTheRat Too hot, too fat and too close to London for a PB. But had a good hard run, and only got overtaken by one person in the 2nd half. Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC 1:19:59 1:19:59 1:19:59 1:22:39 74.92
Michael G Reading Roadrunners, Trail Running Association 1:18:07 1:18:07 1:20:43 78.00
MISERABLEMRGILES really poor race, to hot. Witney Road Runners 1:23:36 1:23:36 1:33:53 62.19
Missjanice Stragglers 1:51:59 1:51:59 1:50:56 0.00
Morf Reading Joggers 1:35:42 1:46:50 1:52:57 61.03
Mr. K. Hot, Hot, Hot - it got me at the end..7:43, 8:17, 7:55, 8:01, 7:51, 7:57, 8:04, 8:17, 8:27, 8:30, 8:47, 10:02, 8:11, 0:50 - can you guess where the wheels fell off & where I stop for a pea break?? Nice running with Gymfreak & Dave & late encouragment from another star fetchie. 

Cove Joggers, Windle Valley Runners 1:38:00 1:42:56 1:47:00 1:48:43 55.22
Mr_Trim Very hot and stupidly ran round with 250 ml of spare energy drink that I didn't use... This happened because I was so worried about dehyration that i had too much water at stations!!! Madness. Still got a small increase in PB - so not all bad! Unaffiliated 1:44:17 1:44:17 1:45:00 1:44:17 57.22
Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs) Very, very hot! I had decided to go for a PB but to review the situation if the heat was getting to me, on the warm up I felt very nauseous and this feeling didn't leave me, plus I had a stitch for most of the run, I didn't dare take my gel in case it had an adverse effect on my stomach. First 4 miles were going ok, by the time I reached the 5 mile marker I knew I couldn't maintain the pace so decided to back off, by mile 7 the heat was really getting to me and I wondered how on earth I would be able to finish, at mile 9 I felt like crying, just wanted it over with, wanted to walk but didn't, I stopped at 4 water stations to take on water, at mile 12 I saw a guy who was in trouble, wandering all over the road, a girl went to his aid, I thought about stopping too but noticed a guy sitting on a fence further up the road and decided to ask him to help which thankfully he did. Kettering Town Harriers 1:31:50 1:37:07 1:45:14 74.00
Neil E Dunnin Feet swelled painfully - walked to the finish Almost Athletes 1:41:12 1:59:54 2:23:36 43.48
Nic.1 Hotter than FLM. Going well until 10 miles slowed last half miles terrible. 50 Marathon Club, Reading Joggers, Wargrave Runners 1:33:43 2:12:31 2:12:31 64.42
nice and slow Alchester RC (Bicester) 1:44:07 1:54:18 1:54:18 51.14
Nick Cook Unaffiliated 1:47:05 1:59:38 1:57:00 1:59:38 54.93
NikW Going well despite the heat then left IB started giving me gip about Mile 8 so ran walked - pretty crap really :-( 
Vegetarian Cycling & AC, VEGAN RUNNERS UK 1:44:03 1:52:27 1:51:00 2:02:02 51.59
nixter71 Running nowhere near as much (and hence as fast) as last year, so doubt I'll set a pb. BBC RC, Mornington Chasers 1:33:39 1:40:43 1:40:00 1:42:46 57.75
Peteb69 100 Marathon Club, Serpentine RC 1:25:21 1:31:19 1:36:00 1:31:26 65.26
RacingSnake26 Sandhurst Joggers 1:30:08 1:35:31 1:42:43 63.49
Rapscallion Farnham Runners, Gloucester AAC 1:45:00 1:45:08 2:11:09 46.09
SharonD Sooo hot so I chose to go round comfortably and enjoy the day...which I did :-) Ranelagh Harriers, St. Mary's University College AC 1:52:05 1:52:05 1:58:00 2:04:13 53.21
shirlgirl Farnham Runners 1:55:00 2:08:00 2:08:00 61.61
Simon L 2nd year of entry.Looking to improve on last 2 miles from last year. Annoyinh small uphill over closing stages. Unaffiliated 1:37:42 1:38:41 1:45:00 1:43:16 56.58
Spratty Trail Running Association 2:12:00 0.00
sprintfortheline Pos. 681 Bracknell Forest Runners 1:18:50 1:49:25 1:56:23 51.21
StephenT Unaffiliated 2:01:24 2:01:24 0.00
SuperTed Unaffiliated 1:34:07 1:36:18 1:37:00 1:36:53 61.26
TickTock Hot! Unaffiliated 1:19:51 1:24:53 1:28:11 68.55
tom_craggs Sub 80 attempt.**26th Rubbish, 7 weeks of no speed work or tempo and I paid the price. No massive loss of speed throughout race and I passed 10s in the second half, pased by no one the whole race, just generally not sharp enough...lots of work to do. On the plus side at least I've not lost too much pace since Bath Half and didn't really feel the heat. Nice to meet MTR. **Looks from the results like many people struggled in the heat as I finished 26th and beat a good few sub 2.50 marathon runners so not so bad. Mornington Chasers, Winchester & District AC 1:15:29 1:19:04 1:19:59 1:20:32 72.50
TommyTank This will be my first half-marathon.  Looking forward to it. Unaffiliated 1:43:39 1:43:39 1:45:00 0.00
Um Bongo Sandhurst Joggers, Windle Valley Runners 1:42:48 1:46:06 1:48:00 1:46:47 59.97
wiglet That turned out harder than I'd expected - a PB by about 2 seconds, but still not getting under 1-40. Never mind, it was a nice day for it!
Unaffiliated 1:35:47 1:40:53 1:39:45 1:40:53 62.94
Yazoo Runnymede Runners 1:17:55 1:19:42 1:20:30 73.11
youcanrunfasterlynne BBC RC, Mornington Chasers 1:41:04 2:05:00 2:05:19 57.14

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