Reading Half MarathonListed by Jigs
, Reading RG2 UK
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|Alfadan||Real Buzz RC||1:41:57||1:57:34||2:00:00||1:57:34||50.58|
|Andyb99||Bridgtown Cona Testa Triathlon Team (BCTTT), Pirate Ship Of Fools||2:41:00|
|B Rubble||Dursley Running Club||1:25:12||1:26:53||1:26:53||73.32|
|BABOY||Reading Roadrunners, Serpentine RC||1:20:14||1:26:53||1:26:53||68.44|
|bazzzer||Pewsey Vale RC||1:49:16|
|Beware Of The Fish||Datchet Dashers||1:25:15||1:25:15||1:27:00||1:25:15||76.59|
|Big Slow Tel||Unaffiliated||2:12:00||2:12:00||2:10:00||2:14:00||45.32|
|Billsy||Cruisers Running Club||1:54:07||1:54:07||1:59:00||1:54:07||60.65|
|boyband6666||Long Eaton Running Club, White Lightening Harriers, McCarkiss Endurance Project||1:13:47||1:31:31||1:29:59||1:31:31||64.71|
|Bryn R||Herts Phoenix AC, Saffron Striders RC||1:09:52||1:09:52||1:09:52||84.80|
|Cat2hrs6||Abbey Runners Leeds||1:57:35||1:57:35||2:10:00||2:01:05||54.38|
|cliffp||Abingdon Amblers AC||1:55:38||1:57:25||2:00:00||2:02:44||52.32|
|Craig D||Dorset Doddlers||1:21:55||1:30:26||1:30:54||65.15|
|dave the flower||New Forest Runners||1:44:54||1:44:59||1:43:00||1:44:59||60.19|
|Dawnie:D||Coltishall Jaguars, Norfolk Harriers Running Club||1:54:58||1:54:58||1:54:58||57.28|
|DCB||Cheddar Running Club||1:30:50||1:36:53||1:35:00||1:36:53||66.29|
|DTB||Hart Road Runners||1:44:03||1:48:25||2:10:00||1:48:25||55.04|
|El Setho||Headington RoadRunners||1:21:13||1:39:34||1:39:34||59.48|
|Enaoslm||Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC||1:21:22||1:33:04||1:45:00||1:33:04||64.12|
|EvilPixie||FERC, 1485 TRI CLUB||2:27:25||2:27:25||2:25:00||2:27:25||45.42|
|Ex Chimney||Totley AC||1:42:45||1:51:36||1:55:00||1:54:45||54.19|
|GAZGIB||Bracknell Forest Runners||1:35:38||1:49:56||1:50:00||1:57:18||52.18|
|Harrier coach||Halterworth Harriers||1:25:45||1:26:49||1:26:49||74.58|
|Hills of Death (HOD)||Huntingdonshire AC, Riverside Runners||1:39:43||1:46:33||1:45:00||1:49:18||56.00|
|hungry hippo||Purple Patch Runners||1:52:56||1:52:56||1:52:56||58.48|
|icklechick||Winchester & District AC||1:38:04||1:38:04||1:38:04||67.23|
|Impossible is Nothing||Westbury Harriers||1:22:25||1:26:07||1:26:07||71.08|
|iRunSmartPhil||Chineham Park Running Club, Zombies, Run!||1:52:31||1:55:52||2:00:00||2:01:36||50.51|
|jack or felin||Taf Running & Orienteering (TROTS)||1:41:10||1:52:43||1:50:00||1:52:43||60.97|
|JonCPRC||Chineham Park Running Club||1:39:59||1:41:23||2:00:00||1:44:38||58.70|
|kevinnn123||Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC||1:36:47||1:49:27||1:49:27||56.11|
|luckyman||Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC||1:20:34||1:29:24||1:29:24||68.46|
|M4RK J||Dubai Road Runners||1:37:02||1:45:34||1:50:00||1:46:12||58.55|
|Magpie Rob||Ranelagh Harriers||1:31:51||1:53:38||2:15:00||2:08:11||48.13|
|MarkyS||Reading Roadrunners, Saffron Striders RC||1:27:24||1:27:24||1:27:24||67.77|
|mhallin||Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC||1:29:21||1:30:00|
|Mr. K.||Cove Joggers, Windle Valley Runners||1:38:00||1:38:20||1:50:25||56.32|
|Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs)||Kettering Town Harriers||1:31:50||1:35:16||1:45:00||1:37:09||84.26|
|ndellar||Spa Striders RC||1:48:40||1:52:14||1:53:45||58.06|
|Nic.1||50 Marathon Club, Reading Joggers, Wargrave Runners||1:33:43||2:15:43||2:19:05||65.03|
|Oldie-baldie||Compton Harriers RC||1:27:00||1:27:00||1:27:00||75.04|
|oneronaldo||Bearbrook Joggers RC||1:43:12||1:46:55||1:49:59||1:46:55||71.83|
|Peacey||White Horse Harriers AC||1:20:00||1:22:29||1:22:29||72.09|
|Pee Jay||Calne SMaRTT||1:49:46||1:57:43||2:00:00||1:58:34||56.22|
|PJG1||Hatch Warren Runners||1:24:10||1:31:37||1:31:37||65.44|
|plodding hippo||100 Marathon Club||1:56:30||1:56:30||1:56:30||61.18|
|princessdave||Chineham Park Running Club||1:44:44||1:56:14||2:00:00||1:56:14||56.65|
|Prof Disco Dean||Reading Roadrunners||1:22:36||1:23:03||1:23:59||1:23:03||71.31|
|Pully||Bungay Black Dog RC, Tri-Anglia||1:36:30||1:40:59||1:40:00||1:44:24||58.63|
|Raph Minus1Kidney||Headington RoadRunners, Southville Running Club||1:58:31||1:58:31||1:58:31||51.25|
|Rapscallion||Farnham Runners, Gloucester AAC||1:45:00||1:50:59||2:05:51||49.81|
|sb300869||Striders of Croydon AC||1:33:00||1:36:00||1:40:00||1:36:00||64.27|
|Shred Betty||Lliswerry Runners||1:56:22||2:18:22||2:20:00||2:18:22||49.62|
|skiddy!||Running 4 Women Club, Womens Running Network||2:42:50|
|smifffie||Knowle and Dorridge Running Club||1:35:43||1:41:55||1:44:59||1:41:55||66.42|
|Smoggy||Milton Keynes AC||1:22:56||1:36:58||1:35:00||1:55:28||53.43|
|SpeedyMel||Littledown Harriers RC||2:02:51||2:12:49||2:30:00||2:26:02||46.36|
|tom_craggs||Mornington Chasers, Winchester & District AC||1:15:29||1:18:29|
|Too Much Water||Unaffiliated||1:29:00||1:58:38||2:04:01||47.75|
|trigger74||Reading Roadrunners, Watford Joggers||1:26:41||1:30:13||1:33:41||63.69|
|Windsor Wool||Datchet Dashers||1:20:54||1:26:12||1:26:12||69.55|
|WineRunner52||Road Runners Club||1:29:23||1:54:33||1:55:00||1:56:26||61.72|
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Well not a great time but still came 2nd in my age group.
Never got under 2 hour at this one as I've always run in a group. Best chance of it would have been last year given the weather and everything but I didn't run it in the end...which I regretted. Enjoyed supporting it though.
Overdressed (ie too warm), started too fast (as usual) and blew up at mile 6, then adopted a run walk strategy to finsih. Sort of enjoyed it though! Garmin time - clock said 2.07 as I ran under it.
Aiming for a sub 2 hour time
Too Much Water
Paced Howler to a 4:49 PB, fairly even splits
Hoping for a PB in this one. Will see nearer the time though. Deliberately went slower for first three miles and then give it some welly from there. The plan nearly came off, but just not quite in PB shape and a little bit of pace. Mis-calculated slightly where I was time-wise at Mile 11, not realising I was a lot closer to a sub-1.20 than I thought and so eased off for a couple miles. Still very happy with the run though, best race I've run since Reading last year!
Third year running - gonna go for big PB (well for me anyway!!)
Hills of Death (HOD)
Just jogging round - As I did a race the day before not bad legs felt it after 9
with less than a week to go, I've picked up a foot injury. I don't know what it'll be like by Sunday
Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs)
An absolute must in our diary
Great day. On pacing duty - 1.50, would have like a sub 1.50 but close enough. Made people laugh which was good.
Splits - 8:48, 8:37, 8:39, 8:09, 8:08, 8:05, 8:28, 8:29, 8:19, 8:07, 8:20, 8:23, 8:24, 1.29 (0.19m).
Very happy with that considering 8 weeks ago i couldnt run 5k without having an asthma attack !
I'm going to live dangerously... With good training I should be able to manage it (she says optimistically)!
Provisional time: Absolute pants! My performace (not the race that is).
More details to follow in blog
This will be my first Half Marathon, following a training programme with help from staff at SheRunsHeRuns/Sweatshop, Manchester Arndale. Can't wait, hoping for a good, fast first time
Ran first 10k way too fast and crashed - a shame as it meant I didn't enjoy the race as much as I thought I would, and spent 6 miles getting overtaken by lots of people - demoralising Still, was essentially still in recovery from man-flu, so I can do better next time...
run with an injury. I'm glad to finish this race at all. Great atmosphere and organization.
PB but only by 40 secs rather than 5 mins as hoped for. I blame the unexpected heat!
Prof Disco Dean
hopefully can get a pb, love this course the atmosphere and finish! Update pb it was
Garmin time. Phew that was actually quite tough. Found a 1.53 at Wokie easier! Oh well! Saw loads of fetchies. Ran with Plodding Hippo for a long time. Saw Mr K, Stumpy, Max, Tonyrob.
Actually the 2.5 mile warm up probably didn't help!
Disappointing race, not very happy with time. Probably overdid the training the week before and with a 20M race then 22M long run the 2 w/e's before legs were more tired than I thought.
Pre London HM PB attempt.
Going to race this (VLM Pre race), should be on for a PB (bliddy hope so, about time I managed another sub 2 hr half mara)
Great race, perfect conditions.
Had a decent run to just before 12 miles lost more than 1 and half in last mile and a half, not helped by big blister on right heel. But am pleased as was first Half for an age. Nice weather too. Shame it's a ruddy pain in the arse to get to etc.
For the first time ever my fingers swelled up like sausages - possibly due to me being overdressed in long running trousers for what turned out to be a very warm day. But did a PB so am delighted!
Keeping fingers crossed calf holds out. Turned out warm,Waiting official time, faded badly last 2 miles.
Lovely big shiny new PB (by 6 minutes). Would have loved to have gone under 2, but it wasn't to be. Gave everything I had and had a blast - who could ask for more?
setting myself target of 2hours 15min building for blackpool marathon in april
Running this as a PB pre-London prep race
Lovely sunny morning.
Decided to go with the 1:35 pacer. After a slowish start, I stepped up the pace at 3 miles and caught the pacer at about 7 miles. Hit some hills and the pacer caught up with me at 9 miles, ran with him until 10 miles then accelerated for final 3 miles. Felt really strong at the end.
Felt awful, my worst race, couldn't get my legs working any quicker.
dave the flower
quick start and overheated - still a PB!
hoping to beat last years results!
A very good race, ideal running conditions, a few hills thrown in to test the legs and a few bottle-necks too which took a bit of getting used to.
Good race, a bit warm for a March morning.
A lot hotter than I'm used to. Pleased I hit my target. Almost exactly!
Had awful training .. or lack of it up to the race. Last 3 miles was a real battle to keep going and pace dropped however despite that time was not as bad as I thought it would be. Organisation was ok although too many people trying to get onto road and far too many people putting themselves unrealistically up near the start which caused too much congestion. Drink stations good as was support from the fab reading people !! would do it again.
Bit disappointed with this as I lost focus towards the end and found myself walking for a while when I didn't really need to. Need to work on the mental training not just the physical. Fantastic stadium finish though, sprinted the last 100m!
Easy pace for 4 miles. Settled into 8:50m/min for 5 miles then upped pace in last 4.
Pacing slower runner for first 10 miles then finished very strongly. Should have set off at faster pace. 1h45 may have been on the cards. Too much left in the tank at the end. Negative split - 59m33 and 55m27
Great day though.
Providing weather improves and I manage to get the miles in should get a PB.
Bad day, was on course for 1.38 when I got severe blisters with 4 miles left and had to hobble. Very pissed off.
My first competitive race, and I managed to finish standing upright
I'm very pleased with the result, although I would have dearly loved to have to come in under 2 hours, and managed to raise over £450 for Cancer Research UK. Marvellous!
It was the warmest weather I have run in since starting running last October, which meant I was a little warmer that I am normally used to. I also think my hill work let me down, as there are a couple of nasty rises on the Reading course near miles 3 and 7. But, I think my biggest mistake was to go off just a little too quick -- I really should have stayed nearer the 2 hour pacer, rather than running on ahead as much as I did.
All in all, a good start to my running career
I ran this in 1hr 50mins last year in much cooler conditions and still managed to get a new half marathon PB out there today. A really good course with excellent crowd support and drinks stations. I still say the stadium finish makes it one of the best half marathons in the south of England. I rate it nearly as good as the Great North Run!
Only my second half, but with the experience of running Eastbourne and a more forgiving course I am hoping to improve on the time I got there.
Recovering from injury so no real gameplan. Started at back of red zone, eyed up 1:40 pacer from afar & tried to catch up in 1st 3 miles. No joy though. Went through 5K over 25mins so knew that sub 1:40 was not an option. Got to 10K in over 47mins so just dug in for the remainder. Had enough at 10miles & really resented the dog leg just before the stadium. Pleased to see finish & another mediocre Reading Half clocked up. Must sort out this aimless attitude for next outing or may lay off for the summer & come back fresh for autumn races.
Slow and steady. My first run on the roads for nearly 5 months as having 2 new babies in the house doesnt leave much time for training (or sleeping, eating, cleaning etc)
I didnt expect much from this and I wasnt surprised with a slow time. I felt ok and didnt push hard as I knew I was out of practice. A good day with a sub 2hr jog round Reading. Nothing to write home about but I shall use this as a kick start back to my running trainng.
Achilles held up but not as well as I had hoped.
Excellent race, had a great time
Impossible is Nothing
Ran well, steady pace at the start and good effort later. Last mile painful! Great weather conditions and a good course although a couple of noticeable inclines in 3rd and 7th miles. Overall fairly happy that I ran a good race, just need to get faster! Results 318th out of 12300
quite a robust (by that i mean optimistic) prediction. but worth aiming for
Felt hard work all the way round.
Was still shaking off cold.
Last 2 miles dropped to an 8min/mile pace which lost anything up to 2min - so a sub 1:30 on a good day looks viable.
Split times were:
5K – 00:20:34
10K - 00:41:30
15K - 01:04:23
20K - 01:27:32
Considering lack of training absolutley delighted with this- Planned to go at 1.37 pace, the moved up to 1.35 pace and had loads in the tank at 9 miles so pushed on.
8 second pb nice
Racing preparation was going very well. Then had a virus for the two weeks before the race. It was extremely difficult, but the time was not far off of last year's result so I am VERY happy with it!
My third time here and as ever enjoyable but challenging.
Poor time. But ran relaxed throughtout. 945th
I followed the bottom!!!!
My first half and alot of training went into it, however the hill at mile 7 got the better of me and I stopped. Ahhhh. Still i'm now in training for the richmond half and this time they'll be no stopping me!!
First race back since ankle surgery in September. Took the race easy and ankle held up well. Hot day.
No stamina past 16KM ... chest infection ... not enough training!
Was sick as a dog in bed with 'man-flu' up till the Weds before the race. Sensibly thought, 'sod it I'll run anyway'. Totally ran out of steam around 8.5 miles and had to walk a few times to make it to the end. Surprised to be under the 2hrs
I was aiming for sub 1-30, but went out too fast following a friend, and it was downhill from there.
I felt awful for the last 8 miles, and had to keep on stopping to stretch my calves (which had been giving me problems aroudn that time).
While the course was good, and it was a PB my 6 minutes, there was no joy for me that day - I felt physically awful (I now know how not to prepare for a race)
Great race, well supported
Mr. K. 23rd Mar 10, 15:25
Vindicator 21st Mar 10, 16:20