Rhayader Round The Lakes 20Listed by WildeRover
, Rhayader LD6 UK
Asc 440m / Desc 0m
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|Andrea B||Taf Running & Orienteering (TROTS)||3:25:02||3:55:00||3:55:00||44.38|
|Artzam||100 Marathon Club, Telford Harriers||2:32:59||2:41:17||2:40:00||2:52:00||55.19|
|ATOM.||Pirate Ship Of Fools, Zoom Tri Club||3:35:26|
|Che dragon||Penarth & Dinas Runners||2:50:18||2:54:46||3:00:00||2:54:46||61.15|
|Crash Hamster||Pirate Ship Of Fools||2:42:37||3:22:29||3:22:29||48.83|
|flanker||Todmorden Harriers & AC, Trail Running Association, LDWA||2:30:28||2:56:56||3:02:00||52.16|
|Flatlander||Cambridge & Coleridge AC||2:37:38||2:51:47||2:51:47||63.35|
|Flying Ant||Black Pear Joggers||2:53:18||2:53:18||2:56:16||53.44|
|JJ Flash||Spa Striders RC||3:24:00||3:24:00||3:30:00||3:24:00||57.81|
|joncharles||Eastern Veterans AC, Werrington Joggers||1:57:59||1:57:59||1:50:00||1:57:59||81.10|
|KinkyS||Todmorden Harriers & AC||2:25:12||2:56:57||3:02:29||56.00|
|Laurence||Pembrokeshire Harriers AAC||2:53:35||2:53:35||2:45:00||2:53:35||58.42|
|Marchbanks||100 Marathon Club, Cybi Striders||2:48:27||2:48:27||2:48:27||60.47|
|mickey72||Eastern Veterans AC, Nene Valley Harriers||1:56:20||2:05:48||2:08:00||2:05:48||74.87|
|Running Caz||Cobra RC||2:47:13||3:12:00||3:12:00||53.75|
|Shadow||100 Marathon Club, Cybi Striders||2:56:50||3:14:27||3:14:27||60.65|
|Tarmac Runner||Cobra RC||2:28:50||2:52:23||2:52:23||55.96|
|The_Saint||San Domenico RC||2:36:37||2:36:37||2:36:37||63.66|
|Turbo doesnt count||Aldridge RC||2:44:31||2:44:47||2:59:59||2:44:47||60.50|
|Welsh Alex||Port Talbot||2:23:00||2:25:10||2:25:00||2:25:10||67.00|
|♪♫ Synge ♪♫||Westbury Harriers||2:26:57||2:26:57||3:20:00||2:32:36||65.89|
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see blog 21-03-10
Hilly hilly hilly!
Went far better than expected! Ran every step of the big hill, and got progressively faster after that. Very pleased all things considered.
♪♫ Synge ♪♫
This is emphatically not a PB course. It sounds pretty hilly.
Given that I am aiming to go fast on 7 March and on 28 March, both over 20 miles, this is intended to be a nice slow scenic run. Let's see ...
Had a good run with pretty much no long run continuos running training but cramped up in the last three miles and lost a good five mins but very enjoyable run out again in perfect weather.
Nice bout of food poisoning induced by hotel breakfast meant I was not on top of my game. Fortunately managed to hold it together to finish 19th in 2.16.57. 10 miles in 71.59 15 miles in 1.45.39, last 5 in 31.18. Spectacular views, but you pay a price with a 2.5 mile continuous climb from 3.5 through 6!
Have peppered the 2h52/53m mark every year. Have done the training this year, but an awful 7 days at work immediately before the race (60 hours plus being woken up 2 nights to go to work as well as working days) meant that I was extremely tired so any thoughts of sub 3 hours had gone out of mind. Stupidly went club training Thursday night for 6x1km but went unexpectedly fast. Hmm....
At Rhayader, started usual steady speed, didn't steam up THE hill quite as fast as usual, took it steady down the other side, and got to the halfway mark in 90 minutes. Hang on, that's how long it usually takes me to get there when I've run 2:53, and I'm still feeling good. Still held myself in check for the next 5 miles, but at mile 15 - whoosh! Suddenly shot off with 40m 21s last 5 miles, over the hill at mile 18.5 and up into Rhayader for a course PB. Not bad for a Flatlander!
Sorry to the other runners who came up to me at the finish and said I'd demoralised them as I whizzed past them as if they were standing still! (their words!).
They say that the best things come when you least expect them! I thought one was supposed to get slower not faster as one gets older, but that's an improvement in each of the last 3 years!
Great course as always, excellent weather
Ran with Sarah, so very relaxed.
Turbo doesnt count