Watford Half MarathonListed by Laura27
, Watford WD18 UK
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|ancient||Trent Park Running Club, Watford Joggers||1:26:40||1:27:42||1:27:42||78.36|
|bazzzer||Pewsey Vale RC||1:49:16|
|Becfleck||Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC||1:50:08||1:56:19||1:59:54||54.92|
|Brookers||MK Lakeside Runners||1:25:59||1:27:47||1:34:00||1:29:54||65.88|
|CheekyP||Gade Valley Harriers||1:25:01|
|DanG||Wootton Road Runners||1:39:00||1:40:47||1:45:00||1:43:24||57.71|
|First Lord of Bungay||Unaffiliated||1:26:24||1:26:24||1:30:58||71.77|
|Garden City Rick||Garden City Runners||1:37:38||1:37:38||1:39:23||67.96|
|Ginnie B||Kent AC||1:38:15||1:46:36||1:46:36||61.85|
|Go-KL||Grantham Running club||1:14:46||1:16:47||1:19:00||1:17:19||76.91|
|GOM.||Ely Tri Club||1:35:20||1:45:02||1:45:02||58.74|
|Lillias||Epsom Allsorts, Epsom Oddballs RC||1:58:54||1:40:00|
|mr guinness||Garden City Runners||1:22:50||1:22:50||1:28:00||1:24:35||70.88|
|oneronaldo||Bearbrook Joggers RC||1:43:12||1:46:55||1:55:00||1:49:29||70.14|
|Oranj||Oxford City AC||1:16:55||1:31:40||1:31:40||70.05|
|Padams||St. Albans Striders||1:08:48||1:12:47||1:14:00||1:12:47||81.37|
|Prof Disco Dean||Reading Roadrunners||1:22:36||1:23:03||1:27:56||67.35|
|RichardW||Herts Phoenix AC||1:59:12||2:06:31||2:00:00||2:06:31||57.32|
|Sean1504||Fairlands Valley Spartans RC||1:33:49||1:33:49||1:38:16||63.35|
|Smoggy||Milton Keynes AC||1:22:56||1:36:58||1:35:00||1:36:58||63.62|
|Super Sue||Metros RC, Poole AC||2:16:20||2:17:30||2:17:30||53.06|
|TRIM||Bedford Harriers AC||2:10:23||2:10:23||2:10:23||51.35|
|Viddy Green||Harpenden Arrows||1:19:22||1:19:41||1:19:41||83.31|
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hilly they say??....................update, yes, quite undulating,phew!!!
Prof Disco Dean
a good sharpner for first race of year (testing hills)
Hmm. Bedford was great for me with 7mins off PB. Not sure I'm going to top that. UPDATE odd intermittent pain in my right knee and a head cold is likely to slow me down POST FINISH well best laid plans an all that course was not the nightmare that everyone talks about and managed to take 2min 30 off my PB! Totally wiped out for the last 3 miles though.
Pleased - had a bit left in the tank, and quicker than last year.
Always find this race tuff. Its them hills.----Update well them hills were not as bad as i remember them, pleased with time as i was saving something for the hills.
Fantastic course. Well marshalled with great support. Perfect conditions.
A blinding PB - by 15 whole minutes!!!
First Half Marathon of the year. Will look to run close to PB, and maybe attack a sub 1:18 if training is going well.
Update 2Feb: In Valencia for F1 testing - tired and with cold. Hopefully will recover in time for Sunday.
Watford Half Marathon. Up nice and early to go via Barnet to pick up laptop from brother. Lucky to get a last parking space near to race HQ. Did a good warm up routine. Nearly went for tights (Weather around 4C and cloudy, but as the cold breeze was very gentle, settled for long sleeved top, thermal vest and gloves which was fine).
Started right close to front, which at the time I thought was a bit rude of me but as things turned out it was merited. Had a really good race, went with a good group for the first half which got fractured on a difficult downhill and steep uphill at 6 miles. Rallied through that to run a strong second half which was gradually downhill for the most part. Big PB and 20th position overall in a big race - excellent marshalling and crowd support, especially in final miles. Legs were good for near entire duration - right calf a little tight on one of the hills. Trainers were excellent and belied their lack of weight in terms of cushioning.
Two minutes slower than last year, but training had been disrupted for illness, so OK with result. Second half felt better than first!
Race NoticeboardFor useful updates, lift shares, cancellations etc:
- On 4th Feb 2010 at 1:08pm, FurryH wrote: There be roadworks on the footway outside the Town Hall so you cannot access the Race HQ from the eastern side. Follow the diversion signs around the back of the Town hall to west side of the Colosseum.