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Bristol Half Marathon

Sun September 6 2009 Listed by SteveV
120 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
-Monty- new pb! :-) Unaffiliated 1:30:52 1:34:40 1:37:00 1:36:12 69.00
1584cc Quantock Harriers 1:47:36 0.00
anitad Brilliant race  - really enjoyed it.  Much better prepared than Bath Half.  Still needed to walk during last couple of miles.  Think I started off too fast again (~ 10mins/mile) but this got me ahead of my predicted time.  Maybe if I started slower I'd be able to keep going longer? Or starting slowly means I'd be on my feet longer so better to run faster and finish quicker???  Didn't need the loo part way round either so food/drink routine better this time too.
Not so good having to get  back to College Green after race when finish is at Harbourside. Bitton Road Runners 2:19:04 2:22:21 2:30:00 2:22:21 47.70
annadav Unaffiliated 1:48:21 1:51:40 1:54:52 1:56:09 63.09
Azzer Unaffiliated 1:55:00 2:06:00 0.00
B Rubble 2 1/4 minutes quicker than last year so reasonably happy.  Still felt pretty tough on the undulating bits around the park.  Very well organised event. Dursley Running Club 1:25:12 1:25:46 1:26:13 71.83
baggieboy Quantock Harriers 1:25:13 1:25:13 1:25:00 1:28:55 70.81
bear17 disappointed a little with my time-very warm sunshine and more hilly bits than anticipated!! Very well organised event though! Unaffiliated 1:55:17 2:11:24 2:07:00 2:11:24 53.93
benfowler My first race since the Great South Run in 2002 and my first ever half marathon. Very pleased with my time as work has taken me to Russia and back 3 times in the last 2 months and made any training a nightmare!

First 10k in 46 mins and first 10 miles in 1 12... So my return to the GSR this year should see me beat my time of 1hr 25 when I was 22 :) Unaffiliated 1:34:44 1:40:30 1:45:00 1:40:30 58.09
BGW/PK Gruffalo PB rrws 1:34:42 1:34:42 1:37:00 1:34:42 63.83
bjkingham Unaffiliated 1:57:00 1:57:00 1:57:00 49.96
Blakey Unaffiliated 1:20:41 1:20:41 1:23:00 71.89
Butz FERC 1:34:51 1:34:51 1:34:51 64.23
Cando Unaffiliated 1:35:10 1:39:59 1:45:00 1:39:59 61.94
captainbread wasn't planning on running due to having had an operation less than 8 weeks ago, but did and got a PB. I don't really count this as a PB though as I know I can do better. Just need to stop myself feeling sick when I race!! Running 4 Women Club 1:59:23 2:12:13 2:15:00 2:12:13 49.31
CaptainDad Unaffiliated 1:33:56 1:38:52 1:38:52 59.05
carlbob London FrontRunners 1:34:30 1:36:43 1:40:00 1:40:44 57.96
cawillemat Unaffiliated 1:29:59 1:31:21 1:35:00 1:31:21 64.08
Cheg Flyers Southend 1:30:05 1:50:58 2:02:00 2:08:50 45.32
chopper1883 Unaffiliated 1:49:48 1:54:34 1:54:34 50.96
chris palmer Bitton Road Runners 1:28:36 2:02:46 1:40:00 2:02:46 51.72
Cookie001 Bristol & West AC 1:14:48 1:22:53 1:19:00 1:22:53 70.44
DannyP Unaffiliated 1:31:58 1:37:00 1:37:40 60.77
davidwbush FERC 1:35:24 1:38:36 1:45:06 1:38:36 63.85
DeanOr Unaffiliated 2:09:30 2:09:30 0.00
Debbie78 Unaffiliated 1:54:40 1:59:04 2:05:18 52.05
deevicpark Unaffiliated 2:17:00 2:17:00 2:18:00 47.25
Dom Unaffiliated 1:33:25 1:41:37 1:44:00 1:43:35 56.52
downsrunner Great Western Runners 1:38:09 1:38:09 1:44:52 66.76
dzeinali Unaffiliated 1:33:00 1:33:00 1:30:00 1:51:00 52.60
emmanicholls Unaffiliated 1:37:51 1:41:47 1:47:51 60.45
Exmoor Runner Really enjoyed this race. Arrived in good time to prepare properly weather conditons were good and it was well organised managed a strong finish very pleased with a new PB Minehead RC 1:24:19 1:26:38 1:30:00 1:26:38 70.89
glowy didn't get to a pb but enjoyed myself, this is generally the only race i enter a year as i run for the endorphins Unaffiliated 1:56:00 2:01:58 1:58:00 2:01:58 54.19
GRAFTER 3rd in my age group Quantock Harriers 1:24:03 1:24:03 1:24:03 80.30
GS San Domenico RC 1:24:12 1:25:31 1:28:23 71.84
Guestie Probably increased pace too much in early stages so struggled in the last few miles but managed to kep going up the climbs. Need to get back into intervals and tempo training as too much general running in training. GoodGym 1:50:00 1:56:46 2:00:00 1:56:46 53.48
hantastic Unaffiliated 2:05:51 2:25:18 2:25:18 44.87
Hedgie18 First ever half marathon! Was comfortable and at 1.40 pace until around mile 9. Then really struggled. Should have done the distance before the race in training. Was very happy to go under 1.45 though and set a really strong PB. Unaffiliated 1:32:55 1:44:38 1:50:00 1:44:38 55.80
hellocombover Unaffiliated 2:20:00 2:20:00 2:20:00 42.88
Hornet77 would love to get a pb here, this was the scene of my 1st half and my best ever time of 2hours 3mins back in 2003. but my times since are all over the place, my last 2 were 2:25 and 2:07.. what's that all about Unaffiliated 2:04:49 2:04:49 2:03:00 2:16:05 45.51
Impossible is Nothing Dreadful race (again - a few of these recently).  On reflection didn't take it seriously enough and didn't eat or drink properly beforehand, and have a cold developing.  Even with gels bonked from halfway really and last few miles a struggle.  Quite annoying.  Result 401st out of 10827 Westbury Harriers 1:22:25 1:24:42 1:28:37 66.97
ipswichboy Unaffiliated 1:44:33 1:55:32 1:55:32 51.37
JAPMitch Woking AC 1:11:55 1:11:55 1:14:54 78.58
jonoshea Unaffiliated 1:49:45 1:55:00 1:50:00 1:57:50 50.95
Jozey Stowmarket Striders RC 1:44:42 1:44:42 1:47:40 64.57
julian hoare Unaffiliated 1:28:54 1:28:54 1:35:00 1:28:54 66.46
Jungliemac Spirit Of Monmouth 1:32:10 1:42:39 1:43:45 57.86
katyanne68 Southville Running Club 1:38:00 1:59:58 2:02:00 55.66
koplegend1963 Disaster - ankle packed in at about 6 and a half miles - had to walk for 3 miles - then gave it one last effort and managed to keep running to the finishing line - ankle fine again within a couple of days - not sure what happened. Unaffiliated 2:00:43 2:07:33 2:00:00 2:22:31 44.18
La Fonc Sale Harriers Manchester 2:21:35 2:21:35 2:21:35 46.05
littlenorty Oxford University Press RC 2:13:28 2:13:28 2:05:02 2:13:28 50.57
loopyloo never again Tiverton Harriers 1:50:46 1:59:33 1:59:59 1:59:33 56.80
malboul Unaffiliated 1:56:57 2:00:16 2:00:16 65.57
Markonline99 Fully expect to finish in 1:30:01 and miss yet another target by 2s!

A PB and first sub-1:30 half marathon :) Westbury Harriers 1:23:49 1:29:40 1:29:59 1:29:40 70.22
Marti1 Southville Running Club 1:42:00 1:42:00 1:42:00 57.24
MattTheRat Not a very impressive result. Training through the race, with only a mini-taper, but the lack of speed endurance told. Legs and feet really hurt after 10 miles which is unusal. Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC 1:19:59 1:19:59 1:19:29 1:24:21 74.03
meandmydog Unaffiliated 1:34:48 1:38:35 1:40:00 1:38:35 60.53
Mel Munday Langport Runners 1:59:33 2:26:00 2:26:00 44.85
melissav Spa Striders RC 1:28:56 1:46:00 1:46:00 61.94
Merlot cat Poole Runners 1:45:35 0.00
meschee first ever Wells City Harriers, shapwick runners, mendip triathlon club 1:44:15 2:22:50 2:30:00 2:22:50 46.94
miles-to-go Ran with Ingram and Craig until 8 miles, after this I faded away.  Never felt good today! New Marske Harriers AC 1:38:09 1:38:09 1:47:37 55.15
MK.aidy Redway Runners 1:21:19 1:38:15 1:42:39 57.03
morebeer Tadworth AC 1:40:17 1:52:21 2:05:00 1:52:21 52.83
MrsBear Marlborough Running Club 1:56:17 2:06:57 2:06:57 54.30
ms croft Ranelagh Harriers 1:33:50 1:37:57 1:40:30 1:37:57 66.86
mummyrunner Unaffiliated 1:52:00 1:58:00 1:59:00 54.85
Nailsea Plodder Tied my laces too tight, resulting in toe cramps. Went off too fast instead of pacing. Really struggled at the end. Oh well, there's always London. Unaffiliated 1:38:51 1:45:21 1:45:00 1:46:00 62.55
Nicky Boy Bude Rats 1:46:01 1:57:34 1:55:00 1:59:11 55.63
Nifty Unaffiliated 1:34:46 1:40:12 1:40:12 59.91
Night..Nurse South West Road Runners 1:38:15 1:43:30 1:43:30 69.19
Njord Wirral AC 1:17:30 1:23:01 1:23:01 71.49
Penelope Pitstop Weston AC 1:47:49 1:57:06 2:05:12 54.24
Penny_jo Unaffiliated 2:51:56 2:51:56 2:30:00 0.00
phil5477 Looe Pioneers 1:40:43 2:27:14 2:30:00 2:27:14 39.66
Prof Disco Dean This will be my last hard run before berlin! hopefully can get a pb heard its flat? Outcome pb by 4 mins bring on berlin!  Reading Roadrunners 1:22:36 1:24:31 1:26:00 1:24:31 69.08
pschof1802 Unaffiliated 2:12:20 2:12:20 2:12:20 51.93
raceytrace Womens Running Network 1:48:00 1:54:38 1:59:26 60.64
rudge Feeling dizzy on the day, injury in training on right hip, must of pulled something. Held up for the first 2 -3 miles. Bitton Road Runners 1:43:59 2:08:38 2:08:38 0.00
SarahBoots (Solitude_Fairy) Unaffiliated 2:25:25 2:25:25 2:25:25 46.11
Seejay1 Wahoo, first sub 2hr Half, so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Southville Running Club 1:47:53 1:55:56 1:56:00 1:56:43 59.43
Silent Runner Unaffiliated 1:18:32 1:23:06 1:25:55 71.48
Sir Plodalot I wanted to come in around 2.30
wow blown away now....
Unaffiliated 2:12:31 2:12:31 2:12:31 49.59
Skippy83 Unaffiliated 1:51:35 2:16:15 2:16:15 0.00
Slosher Hogweed Trotters 1:38:03 1:38:03 1:38:03 59.54
SonnieSun Woodstock Harriers AC 1:37:06 2:11:15 1:50:00 2:11:15 44.48
soundmanstu Stragglers 1:35:12 1:41:00 1:45:00 0.00
Southwales22 Part of 20 miler mara training with Zoom & Sluggett Unaffiliated 1:43:51 1:55:59 2:30:00 2:25:12 44.90
spikeyrossco Quantock Harriers 1:30:04 1:33:54 1:39:04 58.93
sprintfortheline Position 4183 Bracknell Forest Runners 1:18:50 1:49:25 1:54:07 51.59
stevep1000uk Don't think I'm fitter enough to get near my PB. Will aim for a 50m 10k and then take it from there. Unaffiliated 1:41:11 1:42:36 1:45:00 1:45:16 56.12
SteveV Looking for a PB here hopefully *UPDATE* Pleased with a 4 minute PB Unaffiliated 1:19:01 1:23:05 1:29:00 1:27:30 66.72
StormProof Southville Running Club, BADtri 2:04:54 2:12:12 2:25:00 2:12:12 51.74
stret09 Unaffiliated 1:55:27 1:55:27 1:55:27 50.57
swalsh234 Unaffiliated 1:38:54 1:43:00 1:40:00 1:44:58 55.66
swift8 training run for Berlin Great Western Runners, SWIFT Running Club 1:51:00 1:51:00 2:00:00 1:51:00 52.86
tasmanian tiger Great Western Runners 1:59:23 2:11:56 2:11:56 49.42
The bag lady I hope Quantock Harriers 1:32:39 1:37:39 1:39:00 1:39:46 71.03
the vicious chicken Unaffiliated 2:07:07 2:07:07 2:09:17 50.43
thelastdom Went to a pre race step aerobics class led by Mr Motivator wearing a nurse's uniform and thought 'NOW i have truly seen it all'.

Have missed nearly two weeks of training because of a knee injury and nearly pulled out because it satill wasn't right. Even lining up on the start about ten minutes from the off I nearly turned back to just watch because the knee was twinging. Instead I whacked my tunes on the iPod and did my usual long distance bopping warm up and decided just to trot round slow and easy and maybe duck out after about 6 miles of recovery pace.

After looking at my watch on about the two mile mark i realised I had paced it all wrong and gone off like the clappers so decided to maintain it and just go for it and crash out when the knee finally gave way. It hurt a bit going round but it wasn't anything i couldn't deal with and was chuffed silly with a great PB (even though all my mates teased me and said i was a conman since i'd been banging on about a knee injury all weekend and then put in my fastest half ever - but it really WAS hurting, mofos!!

Great race, really enjoyable course, totally smashing weekend. This is why i run :-) Clapham Chasers 1:32:12 1:32:12 1:39:00 1:32:12 63.32
Theselbyexpress Quantock Harriers 1:24:48 1:46:52 1:51:24 55.59
thetallrunner Unaffiliated 1:29:53 1:29:53 1:32:30 65.35
ToBaldlyGo Slightly disappointed at my time. On the warm side later in the run along Portway. Organisational issues all sorted, well organised race. Weston AC 2:02:08 2:02:08 2:22:05 47.94
tom1729 Ealing Eagles Running Club 1:23:58 1:44:43 1:49:54 53.12
Torbeg Trotter Helensburgh AAC 1:49:46 1:49:46 1:53:58 54.34
towner Unaffiliated 1:56:57 1:57:29 1:57:29 50.52
treetop Unaffiliated 1:44:53 1:58:19 1:58:19 51.49
Tubsey Weston AC 1:31:32 1:36:03 1:36:03 62.13
Ugaborouga Got off to a very slow start with all of the traffic holding me up for the 1st couple of miles!!! That's my excuse anyway!!! Torbay Athletic Club and Torbay Tri Club 1:30:46 1:46:49 1:43:59 1:49:03 53.68
vanessa26.7 Unaffiliated 2:32:46 2:32:46 2:20:00 2:32:46 42.69
vicxter Unaffiliated 1:52:07 1:57:43 1:57:43 55.53
weewees Quantock Harriers 1:51:07 2:05:50 2:10:42 53.44
WeV Coming back from injury. Training has been somewhat irregular but getting close to PB pace.  Will the ankles hold out? Stafford Harriers 1:32:58 1:44:25 1:49:00 1:44:25 55.92
Whoever Brilliant event, very well organised, good course for attempting PB. Over 16000 runners. Watch out for cobbles and a dirt track around the park, but otherwise grab a banana or gorilla costume and join in ! Northern Veterans AC 1:26:43 1:36:51 1:50:00 1:40:40 63.61
willm Unaffiliated 2:02:00 2:02:00 2:02:00 0.00
WineRunner52 Road Runners Club 1:29:23 1:53:46 1:55:00 2:00:43 57.46
Wirzel Predicting a conservative time, hopefully on the basis that I'll have something to spare at the end. Outcome: Crap, legs hit the wall again halfway round, either i've got a trapped nerve in my back again or i've just got a massive build up of lactic acid. Unaffiliated 1:34:30 1:38:30 1:36:30 1:44:56 58.53
Zapo Cheddar Running Club 1:21:45 1:30:11 1:29:59 1:32:39 64.80
Zoom SW22, Sluggett and I doing 3.5m before, and 3.5m after to make it a nice lsr for Abingdon/Dublin training.
Oh and it's going to be half number 37 of my 40 challenge.:)*tick*
Enjoyed this one, great atmosphere, lots of crowd support, and lovely running under the suspension bridge and weaving around the Marina/Harbourshide. Chepstow Harriers 1:55:49 2:05:22 2:25:00 2:25:07 46.48
♪♫ Synge ♪♫ Westbury Harriers 1:29:59 1:29:59 1:31:33 68.77

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