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Fetch Surrey Mile - Part 1

Sun February 1 2009 Listed by MoscowFlyer
19 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Caterpillar Hmmm.  This is my LEAST favourite distance.  I can do 100m, 200m, or even 400m.  I can run 5k, 5 miles 10k, 10miles, half marathons, but I CAN'T run 1 mile.  800m is nasty.  2 miles is also nasty, but 1 mile is a jelly-legged, vomit-tummy swim through a lake of pure lactic acid.  Aaaaaagh.  I think I can run 5k faster than I can run 1 mile.  :-) AFTER - Yep. One mile is ghastly!!!  Especially in the freeeeeeeeeeeeeeezing cold.  I think I'll be entering the Marathon De Sables next.  That'll be more my kind of thing. WAC track Walton AC 6:00 6:00 1:22:30 6:00 70.69
ChrisHB Ruth said I looked as if I were making no effort - she was right. Unaffiliated 7:34 7:34 7:52 56.66
ChrisW I've been down the track with my club all January. But I've never ran this distance, and certainly not raced it. I know I can keep a good pace, but doubts linger whether I'll blow up with 400m to go. Ranelagh Harriers 6:06 6:06 6:25 6:06 61.53
CornishEva This will be my first Fetch Mile - look forward to meeting lots of fetchies and getting a mile time on the board! Unaffiliated 6:46 6:46 7:05 59.20
Deerain Unaffiliated 6:11 6:11 6:11 60.70
Diogenes Totally fantastic event, even the weather.  I *nearly* joined the sub 6:30 group when Mac went for it but wimped out.  I started with the sub 7:30 group hoping to break the 7 minute mark.  Surreystrider went ahead from the start and opened up a gap.  I tucked in behind Cornish Eva in 3rd place and tried to maintain a pace that was quickish but sustainable.  I was concerned about going off too fast and dying before the end.  I wanted to save enough to put in a strong last lap.  I could hear someone breathing hard behind me (turned out to be wascally wabbit) but after a while I must have eased away from him as I couldn't hear him any longer.  I completed the first lap in 1:46 and retained that pace and position until the bell.  I quickened my pace slightly and passed Eva on the bend.  Looking ahead I realised there was little chance of catching SurreyStrider.  I pushed hard into the icy wind on the back straight and started to run as hard as I could on the final bend before sprinting home in 6:53.  So, target achieved and I guess you could call that good pacing but I couldn't help feeling that I kept a bit too much in reserve.  Mac and Caterpillar collapsed spent to the track after finishing whereas I turned around and jogged back to the dugout area.   I felt good afterwards rather than knackered.  If I had gone with Mac and the other or tried to stay with SS I might have done a 6:30.  I certainly feel I am capable of it after yesterday. Unaffiliated 6:53 6:53 7:10 6:53 57.46
DIY Diva Not running - timing duty for event Ranelagh Harriers, Vets AC 6:45 0.00
Fast&Furious I surprized myself. I didn't think I would go so fast so soon. Woking AC 5:33 5:33 6:00 5:33 73.47
Garf Well its 3.7 miles from my door so will defo try and be there not done a mile race before or raced on a track.  Re mile will be trying hard not to come last ;-)  Should be there with mini wabbits and poss Mrs wabbit and maybe mother wabbit ... oh god! Unaffiliated 7:42 7:42 8:41 7:42 54.21
Hemulin Unaffiliated 0.00
icklechick Winchester & District AC 6:15 6:33 0.00
John66 Barnes Runners 8:08 8:11 8:29 8:11 49.06
Lalli A bit slow at the moment, so unlikely to be under 8 mins, but looking forward to a bit of track! Only 5 seconds outside my PB so very happy and what a great afternoon - lovely people! Collingwood AC 7:42 7:48 8:30 8:02 57.63
Lizzie W Unbelievably cold! Unaffiliated 8:40 8:40 8:10 8:55 47.86
Maclennane I came last! Went out far too fast in the sub-6:30 and faded, but top day out and good PB R2D2 Hash House Harriers, Whitchurch Hampshire Adventure Race 6:07 6:07 6:32 57.23
Puffing Bertie I was happy with that considering i had just run 12 miles with Ruth earlier that day Unaffiliated 7:25 8:32 8:32 54.25
Running Beer Really slow. Went to the mile straight from a long run. Didn't want to try and go fast as my legs were tired so I didn't. Just wanted to take pat to join the fun in the cold. Great to meet some new fetchies and had a very nice pizza after. Thanks for the organisers for sorting a fun day :o) 26.2 Road Runners Club 6:48 7:43 9:19 39.82
Speedie Unaffiliated 5:07 5:07 5:14 72.04
surreystriderâ„¢ Unaffiliated 6:32 6:38 6:38 58.31
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