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Wokingham Half Marathon

Listed by Forest Runner
, Wokingham RG40 UK
43 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Beware Of The Fish Datchet Dashers 1:25:15 1:41:48 1:41:48 62.09
blue (pete) Unaffiliated 1:49:12 1:51:40 1:58:25 52.53
Bod Unaffiliated 1:57:45 2:01:15 2:01:15 48.87
BrettFalcus Unaffiliated 1:31:05 1:36:17 1:37:51 60.65
bw Reading Roadrunners 1:26:30 1:29:53 1:29:53 68.13
chinny_chinn Burnham Joggers 1:33:22 1:39:31 1:56:00 1:53:55 52.01
eMpTy Denmead Striders 1:31:57 1:37:20 1:35:30 1:37:20 68.24
fetcheveryone FERC 1:44:49 1:48:27 1:48:00 1:51:56 52.90
Forest Runner Bracknell Forest Runners 1:30:50 1:37:50 1:29:59 1:42:53 64.56
GAZGIB Bracknell Forest Runners 1:35:38 1:41:17 1:41:17 58.73
Ginnie B Kent AC 1:38:15 1:42:54 1:44:26 63.04
HerefordshireLass Black Pear Joggers 2:24:45 2:24:45 2:24:45 46.04
Hollywoof! Unaffiliated 1:33:30 1:35:02 1:41:43 58.34
Hyperlite Felixstowe RRC 1:20:42 1:20:42 1:28:00 1:20:42 75.30
Icedancer Striders of Croydon AC 1:58:12 1:59:41 1:59:41 60.23
Jock Itch FERC 1:13:30 1:22:30 1:23:00 1:22:30 72.70
karl Royston Runners, Meridian Triathlon Club 1:40:35 1:47:00 1:40:00 1:47:00 56.66
Leg End Sandhurst Joggers 1:46:11 1:49:34 2:10:00 1:53:16 64.06
MadJonny Unaffiliated 1:44:49 1:49:44 1:50:00 1:49:44 54.66
manicstreetpounder Unaffiliated 1:18:58 1:31:52 1:32:27 64.88
MISERABLEMRGILES Witney Road Runners 1:23:36 1:29:11 1:29:11 66.41
monki FERC 1:35:18 1:51:16 1:51:16 53.46
Mooey Unaffiliated 2:27:50 2:27:50 2:33:00 2:38:33 42.98
Morf Reading Joggers 1:35:42 1:50:10 1:50:10 66.55
nabox Unaffiliated 1:34:56 1:35:12 1:44:59 1:35:24 64.19
neve2old Unaffiliated 2:12:26 2:12:26 2:30:00 2:12:26 45.88
Nick Cook Unaffiliated 1:47:05 1:48:02 1:50:00 1:48:02 60.97
No.8 ™ Unaffiliated 1:15:00 1:22:28 1:27:00 1:24:35 70.58
nrg-b ॐ East London Runners 1:28:00 1:28:00 1:28:00 1:28:00 68.56
par Cove Joggers 1:38:58 1:44:12 1:44:12 63.74
PieNapper Unaffiliated 1:36:57 1:45:57 1:45:00 1:48:07 55.21
RacingSnake26 Sandhurst Joggers 1:30:08 1:34:18 1:35:57 68.61
Raddy Unaffiliated 1:22:26 1:27:19 1:27:19 69.10
ReadingRob Reading Roadrunners 1:23:11 1:26:20 1:28:59 1:26:20 68.63
Sir Moses Hill Unaffiliated 1:34:51 1:34:51 1:42:00 58.09
Synthpop Unaffiliated 1:36:52 1:58:12 1:58:12 50.13
Tappers Walton AC 1:34:22 1:37:18 1:39:59 1:37:18 62.45
The Croc Unaffiliated 1:28:40 1:31:43 1:39:00 1:35:21 64.73
Too Much Water Unaffiliated 1:29:00 1:32:35 1:39:56 59.29
Topkit Okehampton Running Club 1:32:09 1:41:12 1:41:12 65.07
Um Bongo Sandhurst Joggers, Windle Valley Runners 1:42:48 1:50:13 1:59:00 1:58:00 54.45
Waveydavey Reading Roadrunners 1:34:53 1:38:17 1:40:00 1:38:17 62.31
Yazoo Runnymede Runners 1:17:55 1:18:45 1:18:45 75.36

This event is listed on these dates:

PB by over 60 secs and sub-1:50 for the first time ever. Not feeling 100%, woke up feeling under the weather with headache and resting HR was high. Ibuprofen works wonders though. First mile was slow (9-45) due to crowds, but then managed 8 min miles up to 9 mile mark. Slowed up a bit due to tiredness, but managed a quick final mile to sneak in under 1-50. Felt sick with about 1/4 mile to go but it was worth it in the end. Paid for it on Sunday evening - much more tired than normal & a bit feverish.
Forest Runner
Well, I was running with a calf injury - what do you expect?
nrg-b ॐ
Using this as preparation for Rotterdam Marathon on 9th April 2006.
Superb race. Felt strong, in control not breathing heavy. Had more then enough energy at the end.
Happy enough. Slowed at end, but nothing disastrous.
The way things have been going recently I would have gladly settled for this time before the race. But as it was I was flying around and at ten miles was on target to break 1:37 which would have been a PB. However just after 10 both my hips seized up and the pain was awful, so I had to drop the speed right off and painfully jogged home for the last 3 miles.
Had a realy great day here was my first half

just ashame about the lack of places to eat.
nice to meet you Fetch
Worst run of my running 'career'. Really bad asthma, heavy legs, bad attitude, surprised I kept going.
Not a great time by any means, but I'm happy with it
No.8 ™
Ooooh smashed my PB by 5 minutes and I won't mention Intervals once :0)
Just back, and warming up / drying out nicely. Really happy to have scored a big PB, even if it was not the 1:4X I'd been thinking about. Knee had some really nasty twinges around 8 miles, but thankfully it went quiet after about a quarter of a mile. Hit the 10 mile marker at 1:25:00, so things look good for Maidenhead 10. Think I faded a bit after that, but it was lovely to see MsFetch and JPR at about 12.5 miles, and the usual support from #8 and the others at the finish. Lots of friendly faces around, including a very hairy PieNapper :-)
The start is a bit narrow?

Must have lost several mins getting to the Road

Overall the weather was better than last year
Leg End
Nearly didn't get out of bed when the alarm went at 6:30 on a FOUL morning. But it was a BRILLIANT run. Delighted with my time. Ann (wife), Mike (son) and Debbie (his girlfriend) also had excellent runs. PBs for Ann & Debbie; my best since 1984 and Mike only one minute short of a PB. Position 1074 of 1681 finishers. A splendid day.
Updated time from provisional results 152/1,681 - really really pleased; had a very good solid consistent run. I was overtaking people all they way round and finished strongly.
The Croc
A bit freaked out by the conditions,very wet and cold - though not as cold as last year, but overjoyed with my time. Started way quicker than I thought I could go and then held it together for the middle bit and slowed down to the pace I thought would do from the start, hardly textbook but 4 mins off my pb was worth the blisters.
Rather a damp race and didn't hit target but ran a very fast 10m, 10m PB by about 1.5minutes. In end paid for the fast 10m pace in the last 3 miles but managed a course PB by 2 minutes and an overall PB by some 20 seconds.
Very happy with a new PB despite the weather and the slightly dodgy leg still! Good to know all the extra miles over the winter have paid off!
Jock Itch
Enjoyed this one. Conditions not good but went off like a train and managed to keep a good pace for a new PB. Pulled my shoulder taking my vest off and injured my knee getting in the car ! I ask ya !!
Very happy!
Cold wet and for some strange reason cars drove through the starting line up. Ran as fast as I could too fast at start and hung in there for the last 10miles!
blue (pete)
Very wet and cold but a great race for me as I sneakily wanted to go sub - 2 on my first ever race at this distance.
Feeling really chufffed with myself.
PB by 10 mins so well pleased!
Really pleased with my time today - as I haven't done any decent training runs this year. The event clock had me come in at 2:40 - so I'm going with my watch!
Good run and just got in in time :-)
Sir Moses Hill
First race of the year and took things easy until around 10 miles when I felt great and upped to 7-min miles for the final three. Not my quickest time but very pleased with my pacing and strong finish.
Too Much Water
Very good race in the rain, ran with Woj at 8 minute miles feeling good, then picked up speed from 8 miles, closed the last 5k in ~21:00. 1:39:27 on the watch and shattered my 1:45 prediction.
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