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Royal Parks Half Marathon

Sun October 11 2009 Listed by sallykate
135 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
33 penguins Trail Running Association 1:25:44 1:33:03 1:33:03 63.78
Almostbarefoot ideal day, 15k training runs paid off as did pasta loading! ran as close to 8-8:15 p/m as I could Stragglers 1:47:52 1:50:58 1:50:00 1:50:58 59.22
Annie123 Unaffiliated 1:23:29 1:23:29 0.00
BABOY Reading Roadrunners, Serpentine RC 1:20:14 1:20:14 1:29:00 1:25:17 68.53
BeckySharp Unaffiliated 1:48:21 1:48:21 1:48:21 61.88
benjani Unaffiliated 1:23:18 1:30:49 1:30:49 64.46
benshearer Cambridge Harriers 1:08:08 1:16:33 1:16:33 76.35
Bintmcskint Decided to treat this is as training LSR simply because I haven't done the training and it would have been foolish to push it.  Slowed down considerably after around 8 miles but was determined to run the whole way (which I did) and finish in under 2:15 (which I also did - just!)

Time to crack on with preparation for St Neots now. Dulwich Park Runners 1:39:28 2:14:34 2:14:34 51.23
Blistering Bea Run Maidstone 1:53:41 1:58:32 1:55:00 1:58:32 64.09
Blodwen Unaffiliated 2:22:45 0.00
boobar Unaffiliated 1:58:46 1:58:46 1:58:46 54.86
catcat London City Runners 2:00:47 2:14:00 2:14:00 44.29
catellington Unaffiliated 2:20:00 0.00
chesilboy Egdon Heath Harriers, Bustinskin 1:24:55 1:45:26 2:30:00 2:16:24 43.15
Chien Andalusia Ranelagh Harriers, St. Mary's University College AC, Stragglers 1:25:45 1:27:49 1:27:49 71.11
Chubbz My first half marathon in over 4 years. Very little training. Managed 9 miles with no problems then ran/walked the rest. Very good race, well organised and a huge turn out, would like to do it again! Gainsborough & Morton Striders AC 2:07:30 2:22:26 2:22:26 45.86
cjmartin Unaffiliated 1:29:15 1:34:18 1:35:00 1:34:18 62.41
claramac Unaffiliated 1:37:08 1:48:17 2:02:33 53.73
Closer 100 Marathon Club, FERC 1:44:05 2:01:10 2:01:10 56.89
cobblersmark Northampton Road Runners 1:39:24 1:39:24 1:39:45 58.82
ColW Mersey-Tri 1:37:39 1:46:06 1:50:00 1:46:06 56.58
cones Unaffiliated 1:46:00 1:46:00 1:46:00 55.08
Dap Unaffiliated 2:10:36 2:10:38 2:11:20 50.32
Demeer Unaffiliated 1:47:58 1:47:58 1:48:00 1:47:58 54.08
DIY Diva Ranelagh Harriers, Vets AC 1:42:13 1:49:24 0.00
dswaterman Unaffiliated 1:31:31 1:32:29 1:34:05 62.80
Edster Hopefully I won't get injured before this one like I did just before my first one in Stafford!
SHOULD be a PB!

I was injured a few weeks beforehand so didn't get to train much at all! Was determined to beat my PB though. :-) Royal Sutton Coldfield AC 2:13:03 2:13:03 2:12:00 2:13:03 44.40
elliot_worth Unaffiliated 1:22:27 1:34:28 1:35:54 61.89
Fat Jase Unaffiliated 1:40:28 1:52:38 2:20:21 41.60
Fifi27 Mornington Chasers 2:22:37 2:30:11 2:30:11 43.41
Fionina Unaffiliated 1:43:58 1:50:15 1:50:15 59.73
Fizzy Springburn Harriers 2:04:34 2:08:04 2:10:29 50.09
Fletch. Hermitage Harriers RC 1:48:48 1:48:48 1:58:00 1:48:48 55.56
fluzao Serpentine RC 1:59:19 1:59:19 1:59:19 48.93
Flying pig Unaffiliated 1:38:35 1:52:30 1:52:30 52.16
Footpad Time according to garmin. Saw loads of Fetchies and could not ctach DIYDiva up! Unaffiliated 1:47:22 1:56:50 1:59:18 51.91
Frobester my first HM, loved it, been well and truly bitten by the bug.  Lovely organisation, although the nokia music tents could have actually pumped out some music! Unaffiliated 1:51:03 2:06:49 2:00:00 2:06:49 49.24
fudger Unaffiliated 1:36:09 1:37:06 1:37:06 61.12
GDownes Best 'big city' half around - very scenic, interesting route, good organisation, proper T-shirt and nice food-fair after, recommended. Happy with my time after a summer disrupted by injury. Ealing Eagles Running Club 1:33:54 1:36:45 1:45:00 1:42:54 56.74
Ginger Chicken First half done in 44.29 but couldn't keep it going for the second half, just didn't have it in me to do a sub 90 minute half so I suffered for the second. I will destroy this result (which is a significant PB in it's own right) next March when I do my pre-London Marathon half (probably Bath).

The race was impeccably organised - great communication and well place water stations with bottles w/sports caps. Nice sustainable wooden medal is a nice touch. Would definitely recommend. Wimbledon Windmilers 1:31:46 1:31:46 1:29:59 1:31:46 63.79
GingerWhinger Unaffiliated 2:30:00 0.00
grahamk345 Completely shocked! UKnetrunner 1:27:16 1:30:11 1:40:00 1:30:11 64.75
GuyT Unaffiliated 1:44:04 1:45:10 1:45:10 59.37
HelenJane Lovely slow plod wiv me mates!! Unaffiliated 1:51:42 1:51:42 2:23:00 48.21
Hertford Tiger Unaffiliated 2:10:11 2:18:00 2:18:00 46.01
imp31 Cruisers Running Club 1:30:45 1:40:48 1:40:48 60.93
JK13 Hoping I can maintain 8:15's and don't get a stitch!!

Well did get a stitch but warded it off with my new skill of breathing properly :-) Spitfire Running Club 1:47:13 1:48:47 1:48:00 1:48:47 60.35
jo75 Unaffiliated 2:00:00 2:00:00 2:00:00 57.04
Jodes82 Unaffiliated 2:23:00 2:23:00 2:30:00 2:23:00 45.59
John66 Barnes Runners 2:17:02 2:29:13 2:29:13 41.16
johnnybingo FERC 1:53:52 1:59:29 1:59:29 51.83
JPB72 Hope not to be injured this year Unaffiliated 1:58:25 2:00:00 0.00
Kateos Unaffiliated 1:57:37 2:02:10 2:02:10 53.37
Kelly Freeman Collingwood AC 0.00
Kezza2004 Unaffiliated 2:06:07 2:29:45 2:29:45 45.34
Lav Unaffiliated 2:07:00 2:07:00 2:00:00 0.00
Lemmy Dagenham 88 Runners, FERC 1:31:13 2:14:12 2:14:12 45.05
Little Giant FERC 1:50:06 1:54:59 1:54:59 56.77
Lucian Unaffiliated 1:38:37 1:38:37 1:38:37 60.18
lynseymm Unaffiliated 1:58:47 1:58:47 1:58:47 54.89
mackfly PB -  nice running condition on a flat course.   1st mile was inneviatably too fast.   Settled in and then began to drift to 6.41 at mile 5.  I then ran with a Mornington Chaser till mile 11  steadily passing people.   Last few  miles were quite hard and my form was a bit ragged.    Pleased with time having fouled up 3 half marathons ( Wokingham,  Burnham Beeches and MK ) over the Summer.  Negative split by about 45 secs, 1/2 way point 42.23,  about 90th place at 1/2 point,   passed by none in 2nd half.   53rd/10,000 Unaffiliated 1:24:01 1:24:01 1:24:01 70.64
Mandymoo Really want to do a sub 2 hr on this one but due to being injured and not being able to train too much (and putting on a bit of weight) really cannot see it happening so will now be happy with under 2.30 
Unaffiliated 2:04:58 2:11:00 2:30:00 2:22:00 48.55
Margalot Dorking & Mole Valley AC 1:29:53 1:33:41 1:37:15 73.63
MattT Crowded all the way.  Perfect conditions.  Flat.  Didn't push hard enough. Unaffiliated 1:27:04 1:28:48 1:33:13 62.80
Max71 First time for this, I missed it last year and did the stupid run to the beat instead. Serpentine RC 2:05:18 2:20:46 3:00:00 2:42:31 41.04
meister Early days- no training. turned up and ran! Unaffiliated 1:44:45 2:01:41 1:50:00 2:01:41 48.11
Mikey Mel Unaffiliated 1:38:07 1:38:07 1:38:07 61.61
miltonfast Good fast and fun. And I talked to Ben Fogle at 6 Miles ! Cranleigh Tortoise & Hare Runners 1:27:16 1:33:50 1:33:50 62.29
MissChappo I'M IN, I'M IN, I'M IN!  DO WE GET A MEDAL FOR GETTING IN?  My first half marathon and I am v.v.v.v.v excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unaffiliated 2:22:12 2:30:12 2:20:00 2:30:12 44.19
mister jim Unaffiliated 1:47:40 1:48:06 1:48:06 57.29
mol Brilliant run with Monster Feet and Mr Monster Feet. weather perfect. Saw lots of Fetchies on the way around, all running very well, and lots of support from the crowds. Unaffiliated 2:07:58 2:14:00 2:19:15 56.63
Monster Feet Running with Mr MF in whatever time he wants to do it in...Abingdon the following week so not a PB attempt. Loved this last year, fingers crossed for as lovely weather this time around! Unaffiliated 1:44:57 1:44:57 2:19:18 46.81
Nailsea Plodder Ok up to half way. 1 min ahead of pace at this point, then legs gave up on me from 8 miles on. Walked twice, both calfs tightened. Limped final few miles. I can and will crack 1:45 !!!!!!! Unaffiliated 1:38:51 1:45:21 1:47:00 1:46:20 62.35
Nealy There Pershore Plum Plodders 1:43:57 1:57:00 2:00:00 1:57:00 64.93
Nellers FERC 1:36:32 1:55:22 2:15:00 1:55:22 51.72
nick_evans Unaffiliated 1:29:42 1:29:42 0.00
noogal Sutton Runners 2:00:00 0.00
Northerngooner Good event, but could have done with more marshalls to stop people crossing the course.
Not a lot of toilets either, will definately do it next year. Unaffiliated 2:05:56 2:05:56 2:30:00 2:05:56 47.38
not built for speed 26.2 Road Runners Club 1:49:24 2:01:38 2:00:00 2:03:29 52.80
oceanspirit Unaffiliated 2:16:55 2:25:45 2:29:00 2:25:45 44.75
OJ Penny Lane Striders 1:41:24 1:56:00 1:55:00 1:56:00 56.60
paul123 Unaffiliated 2:06:00 0.00
Petd111 Unaffiliated 1:35:22 1:35:22 1:35:22 61.29
philippa28 Unaffiliated 2:08:54 2:08:54 2:15:00 2:08:54 50.60
PJK Spitfire Running Club 1:26:28 1:26:28 1:29:59 1:28:27 66.80
Poppy7 Unaffiliated 2:08:59 2:08:59 2:20:00 2:08:59 50.77
prettythistle Unaffiliated 2:53:40 2:53:40 2:53:40 38.06
Ralph D Mornington Chasers 1:23:59 1:34:01 1:34:01 63.47
ralphralph chip time 1.39.55 Unaffiliated 1:36:45 1:41:47 1:42:17 64.82
Razkatz Unaffiliated 2:40:00 2:40:00 2:40:00 45.26
redblueeagle East Grinstead & District AC 1:44:34 1:56:09 1:59:59 1:56:09 51.38
RobK Tyne Bridge Harriers 1:34:50 1:43:32 1:40:00 1:45:51 58.02
Robmoore Unaffiliated 0.00
Rod the plod Cambridge Harriers 1:17:03 1:34:13 1:34:13 61.97
RogerB Feeling a bit tired thanks to the kids but have trained well and knew I could sustain a decent pace. It hurt but I don't care; smashed my PB. Unaffiliated 1:35:07 1:35:17 1:37:00 1:35:17 63.01
Ruckers Clapham Chasers 1:41:00 1:41:00 1:43:23 63.50
Ruislipguy Unaffiliated 1:33:37 1:44:33 1:44:33 55.99
Rundoverun Oxted Runners 1:43:38 1:52:18 1:52:18 51.99
RunLikeTheWind Unaffiliated 2:23:49 2:23:49 2:23:49 53.47
Running Beer Awesome :o) 26.2 Road Runners Club 1:52:40 2:13:12 2:24:00 2:13:12 43.83
RunningRog Bromley Veterans AC 2:06:00 2:06:00 2:09:00 52.32
runnyknows Unaffiliated 2:16:00 2:16:00 2:16:00 49.30
sallykate FERC 2:19:04 2:19:04 2:19:04 48.83
sarahhoney Unaffiliated 1:42:32 1:42:32 1:42:32 63.59
SarahWoo My first half!  Very excited! FERC 2:25:40 2:25:40 2:25:00 2:25:40 48.65
SharonD Absolutely loved this race, great atmosphere great course etc etc Ranelagh Harriers, St. Mary's University College AC 1:52:05 1:52:05 1:58:00 1:52:05 59.22
Sharpy4 Unaffiliated 2:04:46 2:04:46 1:59:00 2:04:46 48.45
Shin-Twigs Unaffiliated 2:06:37 2:06:37 0.00
shirlgirl Farnham Runners 1:55:00 2:08:00 2:08:00 61.61
Shiv Unaffiliated 2:17:01 2:17:01 2:17:01 47.59
SilverFox Collingwood AC 1:28:28 1:34:54 1:34:54 64.19
SK aka Clive Hated this! A bad day! Ashford and District RRC 1:52:40 1:59:00 2:00:04 57.42
slyrich pretty good - first HM, and considering i could barely walk the week before and i've missed about 50% of training for last 6months due to injury, v pleased! great race atmos too. Unaffiliated 1:48:10 1:48:10 1:48:00 1:48:10 53.98
Smallks Unaffiliated 1:58:03 1:58:03 2:07:00 2:02:56 47.87
SpeedyK I didn't expect a PB !!!!
Pleased as it's in my 50th year Serpentine RC 1:21:05 1:28:19 1:34:00 1:28:19 73.77
Spidergirl Ealing Eagles Running Club 1:35:18 1:42:39 1:42:39 64.39
Stash Farnham Runners 1:50:00 0.00
Strawbs78 Harpenden Arrows 1:40:04 1:51:17 1:51:17 58.65
Stripes Unaffiliated 1:58:26 1:58:26 1:58:26 49.30
Supahoop Unaffiliated 1:26:42 1:32:20 1:38:00 1:32:20 63.55
SUPERWOMAN63 BRING IT ON !!!!
Hooray l done it and really enjoyed....will l be there next year ??????.....probably xX Unaffiliated 2:17:00 2:26:11 2:25:31 2:26:11 47.99
suze78 Dartford Road Runners 1:56:47 2:04:56 2:04:56 52.25
tallsean Unaffiliated 0.00
The Ymp Unaffiliated 2:09:49 0.00
the_cote_kid Oxford University Press RC 1:52:45 1:52:45 1:50:00 1:52:45 51.78
TheBeetroot Unaffiliated 2:37:57 2:37:57 2:37:57 45.34
Thebladerunner Unaffiliated 2:00:00 0.00
Tonyh Unaffiliated 1:46:30 1:50:12 1:51:45 61.50
trickie Unaffiliated 1:42:31 1:42:31 1:42:31 56.96
troshin trav Unaffiliated 1:37:52 1:44:48 1:44:48 59.58
v00d00 Unaffiliated 1:46:03 1:46:40 1:46:40 54.88
Veggie Sausage Unaffiliated 2:05:41 2:11:29 2:20:00 2:11:29 49.81
Vic23 PB. 10,000 runners
I came 12th out of the Women, 169th including Men Dulwich Park Runners 1:29:27 1:29:27 1:35:00 1:29:27 74.56
Vicksta A surprising PB in the lovely Royal Parks Half Marathon. Hadn't slept very well so set off like a zombie, but felt pretty comfortable about 7:20 pace, so stuck to that until the inclines in the park. Really enjoyed the race once more, it is such a scenic course. Started only about 8 rows from the front, fantastic! Unfortunately Ben Fogle beat me this year. Harlow RC 1:36:55 1:36:55 1:36:55 67.95
Vindicator Solid 1:32 at one of the most I have enjoyable HM's I have raced. More to follow... Harlow RC 1:28:30 1:30:12 1:31:57 63.81

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  • On 7th Apr 2009 at 10:05am, chesilboy wrote: Am really looking forward to this as am going to run with my wife in her first half, I may even take a camera round with me! :-)
  • On 20th May 2009 at 5:35pm, Frobester wrote: My first half also. Aiming to finish without stopping!
  • On 22nd Sep 2009 at 8:38am, Nellers wrote: Post race we're nominating a Fetchies meeting point to the left side, as you face it, of the warm up stage, which was pretty central last year. Its after the hog roast, curry and fruit stalls but before the jellied sweets, pro-biotic gloop and to the side of the toilet queues. Let's get as many Fetchies as we can together to see how the day went. Looking forward to seeing you all!

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