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Bracknell Half Marathon

Listed by Forest Runner
Bracknell, Bracknell Bracknell Forest RG12 UK
28 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Almostapb St. Albans Striders 1:38:27 1:39:05 1:45:02 61.65
Avon Reading Joggers 1:25:12 1:52:22 1:53:17 52.92
BrianK Reading Roadrunners 1:23:53 1:37:36 1:45:00 1:40:18 65.64
Caterpillar Walton AC 1:28:56 1:28:56 1:36:00 1:28:56 75.30
ck Sandhurst Joggers 1:53:00 1:53:00 1:57:57 63.39
Eddie1980 Unaffiliated
Forest Runner Bracknell Forest Runners 1:30:50 1:45:35 1:47:57 63.66
Goofee Reading Roadrunners 1:39:15 1:58:36 2:10:00 2:10:00 49.39
gusmc Windle Valley Runners 1:25:00 1:36:00 1:36:00 67.45
Ianmon Unaffiliated 1:44:43 1:44:43 1:45:00 1:44:43 61.83
Icky Unaffiliated 1:36:14 1:44:34 1:44:34 60.43
Liliaicha Trail Running Association 1:49:12 2:05:30 2:08:00 2:05:30 54.30
Love Swimrun Trail Running Association 1:26:10 1:29:38 1:30:00 1:29:38 74.06
Michael G Reading Roadrunners, Trail Running Association 1:18:07 1:18:07 1:19:00 1:21:06 79.84
Mr Stick Unaffiliated 1:36:31 1:47:18 2:00:00 1:49:10 54.34
Mr. K. Cove Joggers, Windle Valley Runners 1:38:00 1:42:56 1:42:56 59.94
nabox Unaffiliated 1:34:56 1:34:56 1:41:44 62.11
richie72 Unaffiliated 1:42:57 1:42:57 1:42:57
satkin55 White Horse Harriers AC 1:31:42 1:31:42 1:35:00 1:31:42 70.03
Sazzahazza Unaffiliated 2:07:03 2:19:30 2:30:00 2:25:18 45.31
Sblack70 Bracknell Forest Runners 1:30:53 1:49:36 1:49:36 55.42
Sid Sandhurst Joggers 1:35:10 1:43:23 1:48:26 63.83
Silver Strider Bexhill Runners and Triathletes 1:29:44 1:34:57 1:38:00 1:35:00 64.94
sprintfortheline Bracknell Forest Runners 1:18:50 1:49:25 1:49:25 57.75
StephenT Unaffiliated 2:01:24 2:01:24
TingTong Exmouth Harriers AAC 1:19:53 1:26:10 1:26:49 70.51
Um Bongo Sandhurst Joggers, Windle Valley Runners 1:42:48 1:46:06 1:48:48 60.52
wiglet Unaffiliated 1:35:47 1:40:53 1:44:00 1:40:57 64.67

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PB clock time - 1.49.04 so very pleased. 18th Veteran Lady! Slight pain in left knee at 6 miles but it had gone by 10 miles - very happy with my run today.
New PB by nearly 4 mins!
Mr. K.
A cracker of a day - good route with lots of suppport. Wonderful goodie bag. I`ll be back next year. Ohh got a PB by a margin of 1 min 20 sec.
Fantastic race! Who knew Bracknell had hills! Felt great up till about mile 11, when I relented and walked for 1min - felt much better for that, but hip flexor really sore by then (it kicked in at about mile 6). Shoes felt great, but feet started to hurt at about mile 7, a couple of blisters this time too.
Great race - well organised, made the most of Bracknell
This is early in the year for me. I usually train seriously in the sweltering summer and run my best in September. It would be a bit silly to bet on me. I'm treating this as a training run. *****RACE REPORT***** Er, I don't quite know how to say this but it was a mahooosive PB. 1:28:56 Garmin time. I expect the official chip time won't be more than a second different. Total surprise to me. Especially as there was a bu99er of a hill at miles 6 and 7. After that it didn't exactly flaten out or go down again. How can you have a course that is only UP and ends at the same altitude as the start? The only excuses I can make are that I had my biggest training mileage month ever last month, a totally run-free week last week and it was a nice hot day. I wonder how fast I could go on a flat course? :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
1st ever Bracknell Half, lets see if all the training has paid off.
Held back to focus on Wokingham
Ran despite achilles problem. Daft. And did hit 2.10 exactly as I had predicted! More luck than anything though as I was dead for the last three miles.
Silver Strider
Great event. Step down in distance and up in pace to beat Mr Arno Koen RM. Chip timed. Ran without number due to over subscription. Gave the SAFA a lesson in warm weather running.
First Half!
Bracknell Half Marathon 2009
1356 registered runners
923 finishers - my road position: 249/ 923
My chip time position: 247/ 923 (26.8%)
Fastest open man: 1:16:50
Fastest Vet man: 1:19:57
My time: 1:44:43, 36.3% slower than fastest man. My pace per mile: 8 mins. Winning pace per mile: 5:52 mins

My position: 86 out of 268 veteran men (32%) finishers, 267th out of 639 male finishers (41.8%),
284 women finishers 27 of whom beat me.
Hot sunny day
Love Swimrun
First sub 1.30 half!

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  • On 10th May 2009 at 12:00pm, BrianK wrote: Another PB smashed, on a course that seems to be uphill most of the way, especially between miles 6 to 9. Good support most of the way round and the marshals were everywhere, how did they get so many people to give up their free time on such a beautiful day, many thanks to all of them, and to the organisers . Also was quite surprised at the scenery.
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