NSPCC Milton Keynes Half MarathonListed by ChrisThePuma
Stantonbury, Stantonbury Milton Keynes MK14 UK
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|acorndan||Eastern Veterans AC, Higham Harriers AC||1:16:54||1:20:28||1:25:44||69.19|
|Becfleck||Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC||1:50:08||1:57:42||2:14:53||48.81|
|Big Scone||Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC||1:26:10||1:26:19||1:22:00||1:26:19||68.61|
|Chaz||Wootton Road Runners||1:22:52||1:25:19||1:29:58||1:28:37||67.34|
|CheekyP||Gade Valley Harriers||1:25:01||1:25:01||1:26:00||1:25:01||69.66|
|Dubbya||Abingdon Amblers AC, Hillingdon AC||1:27:30||1:27:30||1:26:59||1:29:48||69.80|
|Gaubfar||Yaxley Runners and Joggers||1:35:01||1:35:01||1:46:50||1:44:16||56.81|
|gavine1976||Real Buzz RC||1:34:42||1:36:28||1:36:52||61.24|
|Gritts!||100 Marathon Club, East London Runners||1:19:36||1:26:09||1:25:00||1:26:09||69.59|
|hatterfan||100 Marathon Club||1:39:26||1:49:35||1:56:07||1:52:08||53.47|
|howe2||Milton Keynes AC, Redway Runners||1:36:35||1:56:29||1:56:29||54.24|
|Lorenzo||Dorking & Mole Valley AC||1:26:32||1:31:25||1:33:00||1:31:25||68.02|
|nice and slow||Alchester RC (Bicester)||1:44:07||1:54:18|
|NikW||Vegetarian Cycling & AC, VEGAN RUNNERS UK||1:44:03||1:52:27||1:53:45||1:52:27||57.58|
|Red Scouse MK||Milton Keynes AC, schuhwiedu-oberaudorf Baveria||1:43:44||1:47:22||1:51:21||56.29|
|Runner Martin||Redway Runners||1:38:46||1:53:54||1:57:22||57.54|
|running jester||Shenley Striders||1:41:47||1:49:16||1:49:16||56.47|
|Simo||Ealing, Southall & Middlesex AC||1:41:17||1:45:26||1:49:00||1:45:26||66.88|
|sootyward||Northampton Road Runners, MK Lakeside Runners||1:59:19||2:00:00||2:00:00||2:02:38||50.71|
|The Egg||Dunstable RRC||1:37:29||1:37:29||1:37:47||69.67|
|Tim of MK||Unaffiliated||1:39:33||1:40:54||1:51:49||58.88|
|Ultra Sparkly Bridget (USB)||Buckingham and Stowe Running Club||2:00:57||2:03:53||2:12:28||55.08|
|wendy woo||Dunstable RRC||1:39:40||1:56:58|
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Well - only what I should expect I guess with very little training and a dodgy foot!
Chip time 2.03.34. Garmin time 2.02.42. Garmin distance 13.16. Found this tougher than expected, was NOT flat and lots of twists and turns with many narrow places to run in. Some of it very scenic some of it not. Disappointed in myself.
Did it .... just! Splits as follows:
2) 8.32 (17.52)
3) 9.13 (27.05)
4) 9.03 (36.08)
5) 9.59 (46.07)
6) 9.06 (55.13)
7) 9.11 (1.04.23)
8) 9.11 (1.13.35)
9) 9.03 (1.22.38)
10) 9.10 (1.31.48)
11) 9.09 (1.40.59)
12) 9.00 (1.49.59)
13) 9.00 (1.58.59)
13.1) 0.30 (1.59.29)
Pleased with a PB; particularly as my last three miles were the fastest three. Although it's generally a flat course, it has a lot of twists and turns and one or two undulations. The narrow start requires patience, but a slow start in a long race is not necessarily a bad thing.
Official chip time - course PB by about 4 mins - nice
A good well organised event. The sun stayed in and made it near perfect condiitons to run in. Not too disappointed with my time, but still room for improvement!
With how training didnt progress through May / June due to illness and work this is a good result.
Sub 1.30 attempt on the road back to fitness..
Satisfied with this, good to be back racing again. A really fun race.
And nobody please dare to say that MK was flat! It was also longer than a regular half too! Still quite pleased.
Prior to the entry I thought this could be a 1.50, however the usual amount of training occured......
Good start then pulled back as a bit over pace. Knee played up about half way and got worse, the last few miles were slow with no power in my left leg.
Tim of MK
NSPCC MILTON KEYNES HALF MARATHON - 1:51.49 (Chip) - 511TH OF 1,223 FINISHERS - I was still considering dropping out as late as a minute before the start gun sounded. But went ahead in the end. I tried to keep my heart rate very low and my pace very 'relaxed'. All went OK until around the 10 mile point, where I started to feel somewhat drained and my legs started complaining. So, slotted in the odd irregular walk break to keep from getting overtired. My time wasn't impressive, to say the least ! But, on the positive side, I 'tabbed' around and earned my medal without killing myself. I guess that there are perhaps two learning points. The first is not to do a 'flat out' 5kms race just four days before a half marathon. The second is that there is a limit to how many months you can get away with no long training runs and still run this kind of distance.
Not rying to do a fast time. Just wanted to try out my marathon pace to see how much energy I had left after 13 miles. Answer - not much! Back to drawing board?
looking at going better than at St Albans but depends on whether I can shift this bug...
UPDATE - did better than expected, although knee is sore now, happy with splits and also time
Good run, horrid incline at the end but another one down!!
flat, but i felt it!!