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Ely New Year’s Eve 10k

Listed by gingerwand
81 Main St, Little Downham, 81 Main St, Little Downham Ely CB6 UK
59 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
april_runner It would be nice to see a drop in my 10K time after the great improvements I have seen in my half time - I've been ill with a cold this past week but am recovering quickly and at least I have fresh legs. *update* Not quite as quick as I believe I am capable, but still a very good run. Feel over last week's cold but still coughed and spluttered a little - don't think this really affected my running though. Third lady and a sub-39 10K PB, woohoo! Cambridge & Coleridge AC 38:55 38:58 39:00 38:58 77.84
Becfleck Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC 47:49 55:45 55:45 54.41
Blotts Mate Garmin time. Steady run, felt comfortable throughout. Very satisfied with time:) West Suffolk Triathlon Club 43:29 43:37 43:37 76.46
BlueWombat not so good - think I am going soft! Cambridge & Coleridge AC, Cambridge University Hare & Hounds 42:37 42:37 44:27 66.91
CanaryYellow Trained specifically for this following an 8 week training programme. Havent run under 54 minutes since October 07. Unaffiliated 46:08 51:43 51:28 51:43 52.76
Chris 10k Very cold day in the Fens with fog and frost.  Still with no wind.  Very flat except 8 to 9km. Went to See Sue and Tony afterwards Bedford Harriers AC 45:05 45:48 46:00 45:48 68.68
cookery4 Fenland Running Club 46:00 46:00 45:22
delpev Vale of Aylesbury AC 42:46 42:46 44:30 42:46 80.16
don ron Werrington Joggers 41:37 41:37 45:53 72.13
DrBob not going to be fast this year, but I'll have a go and try to beat last year's time at least

Ran as expected, really hard work at times and there was a troubling voice in my head saying Cambridge & Coleridge AC 31:04 35:03 37:00 36:57 81.76
Drell Fantastic! and many many thanks to Jobe and Old Man for their wonderful pacing, and Jobe for her excellent advice Unaffiliated 54:16 57:59 1:00:00 57:59 58.18
EarlyRiser Tail-end of cold and not wanting to be here. Started ok, but couldn't push pace mid-way. Struggled over the last 3k. Even so, new PB by 48 seconds, don't know where that came from. Unaffiliated 43:07 43:07 45:00 43:07 70.63
Fly Unaffiliated 1:05:19 1:05:19 1:05:51 49.61
Foxster Best do some sort of excercise before the alchohol induced evening :) 100 Marathon Club 44:44 49:08 49:45 61.21
G Man Unaffiliated 50:08 52:20 52:20 57.27
Gandhi Coltishall Jaguars 47:34 47:34 51:00 47:34 70.18
GettingThere Very enjoyable run in the fog Bedford Harriers AC 42:06 42:13 44:50 42:13 67.80
gingerwand Werrington Joggers 40:57 42:05 42:29 43:06 67.42
Girlie Think I just might consider racing this and attempting to go out of 2008 with another pb?
I'm mainly goign for the vibe and to have a few laffs going round, so a PB would be a lovely bonus:-)

***UPDATE*** A fab race and excellent result:-) a 31 sec PB, really enjoyed this race again and another PB bonus:-) 
And my highest ever WAVA score:-) Bushfield Joggers 57:56 58:23 58:30 58:23 54.13
Glen Bulb Cambridge & Coleridge AC 40:27 40:27 40:35 67.59
Globetrotter Girl Fenland Running Club, Thorney RC
green-40 First race back from breaking ankle in July, just want to get around and get the bug back for 2009 Unaffiliated 52:26 56:05 59:00
Grumpy Galloper I was thinking coming up to November that getting at least close to 40 minutes was going to be possible. However what with work and having to travel a little bit more than usual and then some family commitments it never really happened. In fact a spate of Ghandi,s revenge over Christmas almost meant I never made the start line so the time I did get was quite pleasing. Saint Edmund Pacers 39:26 41:19 42:00 41:19 73.12
Hedda I'm ok with that. Excuses for not doing better include a dodgy left foot and no running but lots of eating over Christmas. Unaffiliated 54:48 54:48 54:48 55.35
IBB,MBGOG Was looking dodgy for doing this, but back out this morning after ~2 weeks off with v painful heel. As long as it doesn't flare up this evening, pretty optimistic I'll make the start. Unaffiliated 58:49 59:00
Jiffy Nice flat (ish) course, a pb (sorry geoff) so pretty pleased! Unaffiliated 38:35 43:43 43:43 62.42
Jigs Unaffiliated 35:40 37:35 38:25 73.95
JKC Norfolk Great run. Unaffiliated 38:20 38:28 38:28 77.32
JL Haverhill RC 44:39 44:39 44:39 64.11
Jobe This will be a social run for me - will start thinking of PB's again next year.  
Update - paced Drell around to meet her goal of under an hour. Werrington Joggers 46:45 52:56 57:59 58.89
karl Royston Runners, Meridian Triathlon Club 46:00 48:30
KatieB Bedford Harriers AC 45:00
kiki.d Entered this in a bid to get a PB before the year is out! 25 seconds off a PB, oh well, felt pretty good for most of the course and don't think I could have pushed much harder. 40th female (39th last year), but faster time! Saffron Striders RC 47:19 47:55 48:00 47:55 66.97
KinkyS Todmorden Harriers & AC 40:05 42:58 42:58 70.68
KoughKandi Entered. *POST RACE Sorry to everyone who bet on me, I only managed a 10 second PB due to cough. (See last 2 blogs). Unaffiliated 51:04 51:53 49:47 51:53 62.38
Lincsfella No where near where i should be time wise but it'll come back. Its a nice race, does what it says on the tin. UKnetrunner 39:47 40:11 41:43 68.10
Marts haven't decided whether to try for a comfortable 37:30 or a mid 36 time. did 20M 3days before and will see what that's done to my legs. UPDATE Awesome. well chuffed especially 3 days after 20miler. 2nd fastest 10k ever and fastest for 14 and a half years. Felt really quite comfortable although obviously working hard. Great to catch up with No 8 and Lyra and also meet LOTL. Passed 2000miles for year on warm down with swerver, don ron,wj bullet, mrs c and mandypants Werrington Joggers 35:44 36:22 37:29 36:22 75.03
mei Cambridge & Coleridge AC
mile muncher Thetford AC 49:23 49:23 51:00 49:23 64.98
Morriaty Eastern Veterans AC, Riverside Runners 39:55 41:33 42:20 74.30
Mrs Gandhi Started at the back alongside Lord Fetch and dog and started slowly but got quicker overtaking loads on the way.  Fastest 10K so well pleased.  Lovely to see Mr & Mrs Jigs, Mile Muncher, Canary Yellow and Kough Kandi and DR Bob and Bus Pass.  Great Atmosphere Coltishall Jaguars 54:48 54:48 54:48 71.56
Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs) Lovely well organised race which I very much enjoyed running. Kettering Town Harriers 41:49 43:58 45:00 81.12
No.8 ™ Unaffiliated 34:19 34:25 37:01 75.62
northern_runner Bowland Fell Runners, BRJ Run and Tri 41:32 41:32 41:32 73.32
Number 6 Ramsey Road Runners, Ramsey Cycling Club 42:52 46:42 47:37 63.95
PeteStockdale UKnetrunner 35:10 37:00 41:22 64.91
run fat boy run Thetford AC 43:57 43:58 43:58 68.71
Ruth2 Ankle still not right from june, but hey if it held up for a slow half Royston Runners 48:42 59:05 58:00 1:00:13 50.37
Sean1504 Fairlands Valley Spartans RC 41:40 41:40 41:40 64.47
Sharms Bedford Harriers AC 38:34 45:22 48:00 46:45 57.88
shop girl jules I have never ran this race before so will make nice change to do something different, plus it,ll be last race of 2008 so will try and run my hardest to get good time to end the year on........ Werrington Joggers 58:25
Simontr 0fficial time - garmin  49:02 Bushfield Joggers, FERC 46:50 49:09 49:13 61.87
Slowly But Shirley PW time down to pretty much an equal combination of Christmas excess and painful left calf which I had to keep stopping/walking through in order just to complete this 10k!

Otherwise - great course and nice atmosphere.  Glad I did it .... and didn't give in to the urge to drop out in the early stages!  For 2009 I aim to get back on track again.  Will do this race again and hopefully pain-free! MK Lakeside Runners 54:57 55:11 1:06:03 47.53
spenny Unaffiliated 41:57 41:57 41:57 65.79
swerver It will be my first 10k race and last race of 2008, going to enjoy. (hopefully) Werrington Joggers 42:34 44:17 48:00 44:17 61.11
Ted Official and dry heaved through the finish again ;)

Why couldn't the 'ficcial time have been 1 more second quicker ;) Ramsey Cycling Club 41:54 42:20 42:21 67.08
thorneygeoff Well done Jiffy - you deserved it. Regarding the race, 520 turning up out of 700 entries is very sad and shows that online early entry at this time of the year means that a quarter of people lost their money and also lots of people that would like to have run could have done so with a better system - this problem needs addressing! Thorney Running Club 42:41 44:05 45:30 46:11 68.68
Woad Wunner Bushfield Joggers 42:51 58:14 1:05:46 43.85
ZoStockdale I got under the hour!!!  Woo!! :-) UKnetrunner 52:43 58:00 58:00 52.30

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