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West Midlands Fetch Mile Challenge

Listed by sLickster
, Sutton Coldfield B73 UK
20 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Barky Hermitage Harriers RC, Mickleover Running Club 5:57 5:57 5:57 66.95
Biking badger Aldridge RC 5:48 5:48 5:48 66.18
Boingy Leamington C & AC 5:47 5:53 5:53 65.24
Canute Unaffiliated 6:13 6:17 6:17 74.72
clare1976 Spa Striders RC 5:53 7:10 7:30 7:10 58.79
Jigs Unaffiliated 5:16 5:16 5:25 72.44
JJ Flash Spa Striders RC
Johnny Blaze Unaffiliated 7:10 7:10 7:20 7:10 58.69
Little Barks Hermitage Harriers RC, Ivanhoe Robins 8:03 8:06 9:21 50.41
Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs) Kettering Town Harriers, Road Runners Club 6:27 6:32 6:32 80.32
phal Northbrook AC, FARC 5:37 5:37 5:42 73.55
purps Unaffiliated 11:59 12:30 12:30 15:00 28.02
quimby Unaffiliated 7:59 8:09 8:09 54.32
Ronners Unaffiliated 5:49 5:49 6:00 5:49 64.06
sLickster Hermitage Harriers RC, Midland Masters A C 5:16 5:22 5:47 64.12
Smileygirlie Birmingham Running, Athletics, & Triathlon Club (BRAT) 6:49 6:49 7:30 7:08 60.14
SparkyMark Alchester RC (Bicester) 6:03
SPR Birmingham Running, Athletics, & Triathlon Club (BRAT) 4:58 5:29 5:40 5:29 67.63
thesteadygroove Northbrook AC, Fell Runners Association 5:24 5:24 5:30 68.89
Velociraptor FERC 7:05 7:05 7:05 65.33

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Chuffed to bits with this time, and I feel so far off my peak fitness! Fab event today, huge thanks to ElBee and V'rap for the organisation and great hospitality, cakes etc. afterwards!
Will not be pushing too hard as have a league 10k race next day...

So had a nice little run around.
I'm feeling very confident and think I may actually be able to go faster than i've predicted, but we shall see on the day


I was able to go faster than I predicted :-) was on 5:35-5:37 pace until I murdered the last lap, which indicates I could have gone a bit faster. HR also indicates I could have gone a little faster (187) as i've averaged 189 for a 10k. Think 5:15-5:20 might be on by year end :-)
2nd to VRap by just 3 seconds!!!!
I ran the whole way :) I did it. I did it. It was hard. But I had a great support crew and lots of people cheering for me :)
really quite happy with that :o) vey pleased :o) *grin*
HR didn't get that high though, and prolly could have kicked sooner..... think quicker is possible :o) :o) :o)
although I did feel really quite rough afterwards!! at least I've stopped coughing!
About right I guess given the amount (and quality) of training done recently. I know I can go a lot quicker than that, so roll on the next West Midlands mile when I can do it justice !
Hoping the man-flu will have cleared up by then *coff, coff, splutter*
Johnny Blaze
A pb - ok the only time I've done a mile but hey....
Wasn't even expecting to crack 8 minutes, so was gobsmacked when I found myself leading the field from the start in the 7mm-8mm race. Worked quite hard. I *will* crack 7 minutes for a freestanding mile sometime :)

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For useful updates, lift shares, cancellations etc:
  • On 20th Nov 2008 at 9:37am, eL Bee! wrote: What are the chances of me running this time..??????????
  • On 20th Nov 2008 at 9:41am, eL Bee! wrote: Oh - Track is booked 1-3pm and there is plenty of free parking at the Leisure Centre Car Park.<br>I will provide maps drawn in my best crayon for getting to the Cavern for Tea/coffee/Hot Chocolate/Wierdy-breardy infusions and CAKE - yes CAKE - the main reason for the whole Extravaganza :)
  • On 21st Dec 2008 at 8:28pm, SPR wrote: B73 6EB, Nearest train station Sutton Coldfield
  • On 22nd Jan 2009 at 10:31am, Rudgie wrote: Hi ya, first couple of months on fetch..do we need to pre-register / enter the event or can we just come down on the day, thanks


clare1976 26th Jan 09, 21:01