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Birmingham Half Marathon

Listed by Jenko
Birmingham, Birmingham West Midlands B4 UK
177 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
@nthony Kings Heath Running Club 1:45:44 1:50:20 1:55:00 1:50:20 53.67
AdamMajor Unaffiliated 1:54:55 1:54:55 2:00:00 1:54:58 51.51
Aitchbee Unaffiliated 2:36:16 2:36:16 2:49:59 2:36:16 42.14
AlexL UKnetrunner 1:47:54 1:53:22 1:50:00 1:53:22 52.23
Argie East Essex Triathlon Club, Halesowen Triathlon 1:37:56 1:37:56 1:44:59 1:37:56 61.21
atb Unaffiliated 1:43:45 1:45:36 1:58:30 1:45:36 59.83
Bazza9 Unaffiliated 1:39:33
beasty1711 Kenilworth Runners 1:29:04 1:29:04
becca7 100 Marathon Club, VEGAN RUNNERS UK, Wigston Phoenix, LDWA 1:38:37 1:52:32 1:57:00 2:00:24 56.22
beck Telford Harriers 1:47:48 1:49:14 1:59:10 55.54
Berteddie Unaffiliated 1:50:17 1:50:17 1:50:17 53.70
bigmunnki Bournville Harriers 1:20:45 2:10:01 2:21:04 43.05
Bomber7863 Black Pear Joggers 1:31:05 1:37:53 1:34:00 1:37:53 61.24
Boogieninja Unaffiliated 1:54:48 2:16:06
brashers Unaffiliated 2:03:00 2:04:00 2:05:00 2:04:00 58.83
breezey Unaffiliated 2:06:43 2:40:43 2:45:00 2:40:43 40.62
brett99 Unaffiliated 2:06:49 2:24:12 2:24:12 49.96
bringiton Unaffiliated 1:37:24 1:40:36 1:40:36 60.37
Brum Gucci West Midlands Police AC 1:41:14 1:43:50 1:43:50 57.73
BSC UKnetrunner 1:22:05 1:24:46 1:24:46 74.53
buttscratcher 100 Marathon Club, Cobra RC 1:37:04 1:50:21 1:50:21 54.07
Cannon Hill Runner Cannon Hill Parkrunners 2:03:32 2:41:09 2:41:09 38.63
carmenubear Centurion RC 1:49:31 1:51:26 1:51:26 59.57
Caroline_h_m Bournville Harriers 1:26:00 1:32:13 1:34:23 69.85
cat77 Wymondham AC 1:37:57 1:41:46 1:41:46 64.89
cathrobinson Unaffiliated 2:37:33
CC2 Speedy Goth Notts AC, VEGAN RUNNERS UK, Midland Masters A C 1:24:51 1:33:36 1:32:59 1:33:36 70.43
chris_h_m Bournville Harriers 1:30:25 1:32:32 1:33:00 1:34:22 62.75
cilahim FERC 1:27:01 1:31:34 1:30:49 1:31:34 70.71
claramac Unaffiliated 1:37:08 1:42:45 1:45:46 63.29
clare1976 Spa Striders RC 1:28:16 1:37:51 1:37:59 1:39:19 66.85
copester Chase Harriers 1:37:19 1:38:29 1:38:29 60.37
Corky 23 Cheltenham & County Harriers 1:28:42 1:28:42 1:28:42 66.76
coxar Birmingham Running, Athletics, & Triathlon Club (BRAT) 1:50:08 1:50:08 1:55:48 53.69
crash Royal Sutton Coldfield AC 1:17:24 1:19:11 1:19:59 1:19:11 74.80
Dan1006 Fife AC 1:29:21 1:29:25 1:29:00 1:29:25 70.66
darkmattermike Unaffiliated 1:44:29 1:47:47 1:47:47 69.20
Dave S Unaffiliated 1:30:49 1:35:35 1:43:32 57.20
DavieO. Unaffiliated 1:35:50 1:38:24 1:38:24 61.28
dbtw Wrekin Road Runners 1:41:35 1:42:16 1:45:00 1:44:00 56.94
Debs_B Unaffiliated 2:12:15 2:13:14 2:13:14 50.02
Dennis H Kings Heath Running Club 1:33:51 1:41:06 1:41:06 58.57
Doug K1664 Unaffiliated 1:44:44 1:44:44 1:44:44 59.84
Dowse Birmingham Running, Athletics, & Triathlon Club (BRAT) 1:28:08 1:39:04 1:42:15 57.91
Dowsey Unaffiliated 1:51:01 1:56:27 2:20:32 50.67
Dr.Szell Unaffiliated 1:34:49 1:34:49 1:34:49 63.60
duncman Unaffiliated 1:45:37 1:52:02 1:52:02 52.87
Flying Ant Black Pear Joggers 1:39:30 2:03:30 2:03:30 49.18
Freeman Mornington Chasers 1:13:54 1:14:20 1:14:20 80.27
georginawatts Kings Heath Running Club 2:11:06 2:18:00 2:18:00 50.15
gjfrosty Unaffiliated 1:32:46 1:42:11 1:42:11 57.95
glasshalffull Unaffiliated 1:44:25 1:44:25 1:44:25 66.98
Goldeagle Dudley Kingswinford RC 1:36:41 1:43:47 1:49:13 67.02
Gooner Unaffiliated 1:47:47 2:09:52 2:35:00 2:11:39 44.98
Goosey Queen's Park Harriers (London (Wil)) 1:39:12 2:10:30 2:10:30 50.45
Grumpy fella Unaffiliated 2:00:57 2:10:21 2:21:00 2:10:21 49.26
Gudders Unaffiliated 1:55:39 1:55:39 1:55:39 60.38
HACC Matt Halesowen A & CC 1:20:09 1:22:19 1:22:19 72.23
halfo09 Unaffiliated 1:25:08 1:25:57 1:25:57 69.17
Ice Man Bournville Harriers 2:17:28 2:17:28
Iggle Piggle Northbrook AC, Coventry Triathletes 1:29:30 1:32:47 1:37:04 63.06
JamesGoldby Black Pear Joggers 1:53:50 1:53:50 2:02:31 48.33
janbipps Unaffiliated 2:19:01 2:19:01 2:25:00 2:19:01 51.85
JAnders Telford Harriers 1:16:41 1:20:16 1:20:16 74.07
jenx SE Fitness, Midland Masters A C 2:06:07 2:14:00 2:10:00 2:32:10 44.22
JimM Unaffiliated 1:59:48 2:01:27
Jock Strap Unaffiliated 1:42:16 1:55:01 1:55:01 54.06
johnny2slow Kings Heath Running Club 1:44:10 1:44:10
johnnyhsbetterhalf Peel Road Runners 2:12:50 2:12:50 2:12:50 53.65
Judemon Unaffiliated
jules_perox Unaffiliated 1:27:20 1:29:14 1:29:14 69.68
Karate woman Wolverhampton & Bilston AC 1:54:03 2:07:00 2:07:00 72.29
Keegs Lichfield RC, Midland Masters A C 1:33:48 1:35:53 1:45:00 1:36:11 72.71
Kennyboy1210 Aldridge RC 1:46:18 1:54:13 1:54:13 52.24
krusty Bournville Harriers 1:29:33 1:37:09 1:38:18 71.15
lady alton Collingwood AC 1:43:47 1:56:39 2:00:00 1:56:39 66.56
Lagroove Unaffiliated 1:41:00 1:44:13 1:45:00 1:44:13 56.91
lagtaggio Black Pear Joggers 2:14:00
Lisa-Maria Unaffiliated 1:56:17 2:01:00 2:01:39 56.66
Lostkat Hermitage Harriers RC 1:46:49 1:46:49 1:50:26 59.63
LUFC1919 Wrekin Road Runners 1:35:38 1:35:38 1:42:00 1:35:48 67.03
Macca @ McCarkiss Endurance Project Kenilworth Runners, McCarkiss Endurance Project 1:10:30 1:19:06 1:19:06 74.86
madlot Unaffiliated 1:50:43 1:50:43 1:50:43 55.72
mark1979 Bournville Harriers 1:32:10 1:32:10 1:50:00 1:32:10 64.25
MarkMc Unaffiliated 1:37:09 1:38:23 1:38:23 65.81
MATTOCK Unaffiliated 2:05:04 2:10:51 2:10:51 45.81
maxburgoyne Sparkhill Harriers 1:31:30 1:31:30 1:29:00 1:31:30 71.35
Meerkat Birmingham Swifts 1:39:08 1:53:57 1:53:57
melissav Spa Striders RC 1:28:56 1:31:08 1:31:08 72.94
MichaelC UKnetrunner 1:49:53 1:51:41 1:52:00 1:51:41 63.76
Minnie Mad Unaffiliated 1:54:57 1:57:14 1:58:00 1:57:14 58.56
Miss Ali Bob Unaffiliated 2:16:54 2:16:54 2:20:00 2:16:54 48.09
MisterTommyH Unaffiliated 1:48:03 2:02:52 2:32:21 2:32:21 38.87
mminihan Wolf Pack 1:28:49 1:39:17 1:39:00 1:39:17 60.74
Monster Feet Unaffiliated 1:44:57 2:05:28 2:00:00 2:05:28 52.47
mrgum Unaffiliated 2:23:08 2:33:08 2:33:08
MrsJJ Wrekin Road Runners 1:51:44 1:58:35 1:58:35 59.46
muzzavilla Birchfield Harriers 1:30:28 1:46:00 2:00:00 1:46:00 55.86
ndellar Spa Striders RC 1:48:40 1:52:14 2:01:05 54.67
Ness FERC 1:57:51 2:02:26 2:00:00 2:02:26 57.59
not built for speed 26.2 Road Runners Club 1:49:24 2:04:10 2:09:00 2:04:10 53.02
OldBlueEyes Unaffiliated 1:59:38 2:09:57 2:00:00 2:09:57 48.23
OllyP Warwick Uni Triathlon & Road Cycling Club 1:36:06 1:36:06 1:36:06 61.62
One Pace Carl Unaffiliated 1:59:47 2:04:00 2:04:00 48.63
only weak men Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC 1:26:07 1:34:18 1:34:18 62.90
pafa Lichfield RC 1:45:27 1:53:05 2:00:00 1:53:05 56.33
Pagesmith FERC 1:55:11 2:00:44 2:08:00 2:00:44 52.76
Pasty190 Unaffiliated 1:36:39 1:41:55 1:41:55 58.10
Pinchi Wolverhampton & Bilston AC, Midland Masters A C 1:20:58 1:24:39 1:24:39 75.24
Quack Unaffiliated 2:01:00 2:01:00 2:00:00 2:01:00 54.57
Ravanelli Unaffiliated 1:45:51 1:55:00 1:55:00 55.39
RBanksy Run Alcester 1:38:02 1:44:19 1:44:31 59.02
RedRennit Unaffiliated 1:17:37 1:23:31 1:23:31 70.92
Reef Unaffiliated 1:19:32 1:22:59 1:24:00 1:22:59 74.93
Rich963 Stilton Striders RC 1:28:39 1:28:39 1:30:16 65.71
Richard Simkiss McCarkiss Endurance Project 1:11:36 1:12:30 1:13:30 1:12:30 81.68
RobK650 Black Country Triathletes 1:24:47 1:31:56 1:31:56 69.85
RoBo63 West Bromwich Harriers 1:34:28 1:44:44 1:44:44 62.33
Ron Burgundy Buckingham & Stowe RC 1:30:07 1:59:17 1:59:17 49.64
Roofus Collingwood AC 1:50:19 1:53:13 1:57:44 61.23
rowan Unaffiliated 1:54:00 1:54:00
run-forest-run Peel Road Runners, South Derbyshire Road Runners AC 1:26:35 1:36:50 1:37:30 1:36:50 64.21
Running Beer 26.2 Road Runners Club 1:52:40 2:11:06 2:17:39 43.02
Running Caz Cobra RC 1:36:29 1:55:27 2:01:09 55.26
RunningBob Wilmslow RC 1:11:29 1:13:59 1:14:00 1:15:37 85.62
runningmumof3boys Riverside Runners, NiceTri Club 1:44:46 2:02:48 2:04:13 53.89
runnyeyes Unaffiliated 1:55:26 2:15:48 2:16:00 56.37
Rushy Trail Running Association 1:38:48 1:40:45 1:50:00 1:40:45 64.26
rzats66 Unaffiliated 1:44:41 1:51:14 1:51:14 61.77
salbags Birchfield Harriers 1:26:27 1:26:27 1:29:12 74.03
Sam Davies Unaffiliated 1:33:27 1:36:32 1:35:00 1:36:46 62.76
Sar Bear Birchfield Harriers 1:26:30 1:26:30 1:26:00
sayxs Unaffiliated 2:05:17 2:12:03 2:12:03 57.32
Seagrave Birmingham Running, Athletics, & Triathlon Club (BRAT) 1:28:36 1:37:31 1:37:31 60.72
shandyman Unaffiliated 1:57:08 1:59:59 1:59:59 50.50
sharps Unaffiliated 1:50:39 1:50:39 2:00:00 1:50:39 54.50
shayky Unaffiliated 1:56:58 1:56:58 1:56:58 56.76
sistak Mornington Chasers 1:43:33 1:43:33 1:41:59 1:43:33 64.36
skidders27 Unaffiliated 1:33:18 1:43:36 1:55:00 1:52:26 52.67
Sloggerian Chapel Allerton Runners, West Bromwich Harriers Running Club 1:34:00 1:34:00 1:39:18 61.16
Smileygirlie Birmingham Running, Athletics, & Triathlon Club (BRAT) 1:43:18 1:44:46 1:46:00 1:44:46 64.61
Snigel Unaffiliated 1:49:35 1:55:49 1:55:30 1:58:41 55.00
Sophie16 Unaffiliated 1:54:50 2:12:00
speaky Unaffiliated 1:44:10 1:44:10 1:45:00 1:44:10 60.65
Special*K Beverley AC, Sheffield RC 1:46:02 1:46:02 1:44:59 1:46:20 61.91
spence62 Knowle and Dorridge Running Club 1:54:23 2:24:05
Spoony Unaffiliated 1:53:21 2:25:00 2:25:00 41.89
Sproggy Bournville Harriers 1:40:19 1:40:19 1:40:00 1:40:19 61.50
Stephen McC Birchfield Harriers 1:55:26 1:55:26 53.86
stfc69 Southport Waterloo AC, New York Road Runners Club 1:43:57 1:51:57 1:58:26 56.54
sticklebrickchick Unaffiliated 1:46:20 1:52:39 1:46:00
streakoflightning Hinckley Running Club 1:50:23 1:58:23 2:00:00 1:58:23 58.46
StreetlyRoadRunner West Bromwich Harriers 1:33:56 1:44:42 1:44:42 57.26
Striderdan St. Helens Striders 1:27:29 1:31:12 1:32:30 1:33:16 68.29
superdog Unaffiliated 1:38:53 1:39:01 1:39:01 65.93
Supertomo Unaffiliated 1:34:23 1:37:00 1:38:14 61.39
Tarmac Runner Cobra RC 1:32:09 1:42:21 1:42:21 61.24
thomas h Centurion RC 1:22:17 1:24:27 1:25:00 1:24:27 79.29
tiamo69 Midland Masters A C 2:18:30 2:18:30 2:30:00 2:18:30 44.89
Tiggers mate Roo Sparkhill Harriers 1:37:43 1:50:34 1:56:29 71.23
timp London Heathside Runners AC 1:49:29 1:56:30 1:56:30 51.76
Tony F Unaffiliated 1:30:36 1:37:51 1:50:00 1:37:51
tough guy Unaffiliated 1:49:25 1:53:07 2:05:00 1:53:07 52.75
Trimonki Unaffiliated 1:54:16
UNDERTAKER Quantock Harriers 1:39:45 1:50:20 1:52:10 1:50:20 62.28
unknown fetchie FERC 1:34:43 1:34:43 1:34:43 68.92
V_V Unaffiliated 2:23:13 2:23:13 2:23:13 46.22
Velociraptor FERC 1:37:44 1:38:18 1:49:59 2:04:17 58.70
Vikksen Malvern Joggers 1:30:22 1:32:37 1:33:49 75.96
vintagexl Centurion RC 1:59:05 2:16:32 2:20:00 2:19:59 48.66
Wally Stourbridge RC 1:21:10 1:26:49 1:26:49 68.48
WeV Stafford Harriers 1:32:58 1:36:06 1:35:00 1:36:06 61.72
Wiseguy Badgers 1:48:38 1:50:16 1:59:30 1:50:16 54.37
wobble legs West Bromwich Harriers 1:17:41 1:20:56 1:20:56 78.06
Wolfie74 Unaffiliated 1:47:07 1:50:26 2:00:00 1:50:26 54.28
woody12 Unaffiliated 2:04:00 2:04:00 2:15:00 2:04:00 49.52
Woody51269 Centurion RC

This event is listed on these dates:

Finish Area
1
Marshalls
1
Course congestion
1
Starting Area
1
Fun Running
0
Plastic free
0
Value for money
0
Parking/Transport
0
Course Accuracy
0
Race Photos
0
Water Stations
0
Recommendable
0
Post-race Social
0
Signage
0
Flatness
0
Results
0
Refreshments
0
Supporters
0
Toilets
0
Timing System
0
Goodies
0
PB Potential
0
Race Pack
0
Scenery
0
Based on 1 review
Velociraptor
Absolutely not a PB attempt, this one is just for fun. But I'd quite like a course best :o) <br> ***RACE REPORT*** - can be found in my blog. Enjoyed running with runningmumof3boys, and delighted with how easy I found this after Beachy Head yesterday, but this is most chaotic race organisation I have ever encountered, culminating in having to queue to get across the chip mat at the end.
Wally
Thrilled with my brand new PB :-)
pafa
Poor Poor organisation at the start and end. I expected to cross the start and start running not be caught up in a huge traffic jam, then during the first 5 miles I spent more time weaving due to the narrow streets. Then at the end to cross the line and have to que!!!! for 15 mins just to get a space blanket seemed pointles.At least I did not have to que to cross the finish line.....
Dowse
Disaster! Segrave took the lead after 10 miles and stole the distance. Apart from that the race was c0.1 miles too long, 18 seconds into the race everyone had to stop as the course bottle necked, anyone finishing around 2 hours had to queue to cross the finish line, the pen system at the start was very poorly managed and the goody bag (contents was pretty good, nice medal and t-shirt) handing out process took forever. The course was generally flat or downhill for the first 10 miles then 2 miles of uphill before the fast broad street finish. Water stations and lucozade available at the right times. Atmosphere died at times on the course. In summary, better course than previous years, but poor organisation.
sharps
Felt good all way round. Probably should have been 2 - 3 mins quicker due to toilet stop and trying to get around people.
MisterTommyH
Whoops
cathrobinson
We'll see...
janbipps
Dispite the shambolic start & finish I ran a pb of 2hrs 19m - 21 minutes off last year, mazaing what a bit of training can do :)
Won't use the chip time due to the queue to cross the finish, but my trusty garmin never let me down.

Overall route was great but the last 2 miles of hills was a bit of stinker, Bham Council just needs to get proper race organisers in if they plan to make it bigger.
MATTOCK
http://www.fetcheveryone.com/training-edit.php?id=5769604
UNDERTAKER
Hope the start is better than last year . Not much better to many people on the course
Wiseguy
Over the moon with a personal best time, the start was very bad though as too many slow runners ignored their bib colours and went to the front, the marshalls failed to action this problem this year and failed to action it last year, but the route was good with hardly any hills at all!!!!
jenx
Spent 5 mins queuing for loo at mile 3, struggled with hills at end but quite a good run considering lack of training and ill health
Dowsey
My worst ever time coincided with the worst ever organisation at the finish of a race. A recent injuryto my foot and no energy on the day seemed to severely labour my running today. My "time" is my watch time as it look several minutes to cross the Finish line because of the congestion. It needed someone with a megaphone to direct operations at the end and this seemed to be lacking. I do not want to be critical of any race organisation as they all require a lot of hard work and good wiil but I am sure several lessons will have been learned today. Chip Time 02:22:16
RunningBob
Pleased with that after recent running. Nice race.
Gooner
Have a vendetta with this course. Seriously under estimated the hills back into brum last time and slowed meright down but won't make the same mistake this time! Hoping for sub 2hr if training goes well!

Update....training hasn't gone well :(
Reef
Aimin for 1:24 as not run this before my PB a few years ago is 1:22 I have run a 2:54 marathon so need to run a faster half.
Monster Feet
GRRRRRRRRRR. What a shambolic mess.
breezey
The course has been changed yet a gain for the third year running,but still it seems to be very hilly with too many corners.charlotte street(or road)was particularly tough.the road looked like it had been newly tarmaced which also didn't help.There also seemed to be some problem with people queuing up to go past the finish line just after the 2 hour mark.
Miss Ali Bob
OMG I loved this race. Really sore and battered but it was awesome.
chris_h_m
Couldn't manage the pace I wanted in the first half and then lost time on the hills between miles 10 & 12. Much hillier course this year on the whole!
Seagrave
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH
Sloggerian
Pacing
Ness
Aiming to beat my PB ... :)

Update - this was the time I got on my Garmin. It won't be what will appear on the race website because we were stopped just before finish line because of masses of people waiting to get through the finish. Organisation of this race was appallingly bad!
claramac
Too crowded at start and finish...lovey course though, challenging hills at end, just when you dont need them!
Aitchbee
PB!!!! :) :) :) :) can't find words to describe how pleased I am right now!!
AdamMajor
Starting at 9am made it a bit difficult for those who had to travel even short distances (i got a lift) - lots of runners meant a congested start & a bit of weaving / bumping was required... but it was great fun overall!
Dan1006
Current PB is going to be smashed here. Currently at 01:31:56.

A return to my home town and I am seriously going sub 1:30

Well I got what I wanted even if I didn't exactly smash it. Progress was good until the 10 mile mark and after that I was just glad I didn't blow it on the uphill sections.
woody12
when i got to the start line it took 10mins to cross
chip time useless
Grumpy fella
Reached the finish line in about 2:06 but due to the congestion took me four minutes to reach the mat. Thanks organisers.
shandyman
my local 1/2
runningmumof3boys
thanks to velociraptor for pacing me- I ran my socks off but wheels fell off after the hills around mile 10 so didnt manage a PB or sub 2hr- but am proud of myself none the less
organisation was a shambles have never queud for the chip mat let alone stood there for over 60 seconds for it!
despite that it was a glorious sunny day- good crowds- enjoyable course - and i got to meet Velociraptor, El Bee, Becca ,Corona, clare1976 and I overtook mick n phil at mile 13 who then flew passed me again to the finish
shayky
fantastic my first half and im buzzin
Ravanelli
Really enjoyed today, I know it was a bit chaotic at times but overall it was good. did anybody else notice that it smelled of chocolate round the cadbury factory in Bourneville. mmmmm chocolate!!!!
clare1976
Aiming for another sub 1:40, a PB will be touch n go - a possibility but not definite by any stretch. Wasn't to be today, but still pleased to get another comfy sub-1:40 in the bag. Shocking start congestion, was weaving and overtaking for 5 miles, wasting energy I really needed for latter hilly miles.
run-forest-run
One week after Abingdon, this could be tough but my last 2 1/2 pb's have also been just after a marathon so you never know !!!
salbags
Really frustrating start, the colour co-ordinated (according to predicted time) numbers did not work as it was not clear where people should go. Spoke to friends who had to queue 12 mins to get to start line & to cross the finish line! Far too congested & badly organised.
beck
ran slow marathon pace to practice for my first marathon next march.pace felt good.
Didnt like the start and finish of this race it was too congested.
mark1979
Realy nice weather for this one, and the course was good. However the organsation at the start was terrible, I though the start was supposed to be so that you will starting with runners of similar speed, Im not the fastest in the world but there were at least two bananas and a dancing moose starting in front of me!
JAnders
88th
Snigel
Garmin time was 1:56:18. Bad crowding/bunching at start and finish
thomas h
generally well organised , except for the poor start , congestion in centenary square spoiled the start for quite

a few . i jumped the barriers when i saw the issue . i did report it to one of the 3 head marshals just in front of on the start line but they did not take any action.
Flying Ant
Last long run before Snowdon so ran it at marathon pace.
RBanksy
8.15 first mile, back to 24mins at 3 miles and then slaowed to 32.15 at 4 miles, but by 7 miles was 55.15 and flying on the downhill section. 9 miles I was still up 1.11.27 but it slipped on the up hill miles 10-12 at 11 I was 1.27.48. But made some back on the home straight to get my 2nd sub 1.45 of the year!! All that with snot & cough, what if..
copester
good weather, good day PB
Lagroove
A bit unorganised at the start came to a total stop at the begining because of a bottle neck and the volume of runners so my watch time was 1hour43 and 45 seconds, but on the whole good race, and a great atmosphere
OldBlueEyes
Chip time was 2:09:57 but I stopped my watch when I hit the queue to cross the finish line!
HACC Matt
Another good race hosted well by Birmingham. NIA seemed more friendly. Support on ruote was more spread out but bands helpful
Prefer this years course compared to last year
hopefully sub 1:20 next year
tiamo69
Used this as a 'long training run' to establish/confirm fitness levels.
As hadn't put in the right training (longest run since June has been 5 miles & frequency has been 'up & down') plan was to run at 10 minute pace until the big uphill at 'Ladywood Middleway' (between 10 & 11 miles) and then walk until route levelled out.
Successfully did this but suffered left calf muscle twinges after 10 miles (put down to lack of mileage!).
Started run/jog again after 11 mile marker & ok until end of 'Hagley Road' (around 12.5 miles & within yards of the Five Ways Underpass!) when i had a severe twinge in my calf & had to stretch against a lamp post for several minutes.
Limped/Ran down Broad street & joined the queue of people waiting to cross the 'actual' finish line at 2:18.

Official Finish Time was 2 Hours 22 Minutes (thanks to delay!)
StreetlyRoadRunner
PB !
Ron Burgundy
Got held up badly at the start due to numpties lining up too far forward. Poorly organised run. Completed first 5 miles in over 50 minutes so had to really push to finish inside my target of 2.00. In the end didn't overly enjoy the run but was really pleased with the time.
Cannon Hill Runner
10 weeks training from scratch
Bomber7863
Ran from mile 8 with a calf injury.
Spoony
Righting this one off due to the fact it took me 15 minutes to cross the line due to poor organisation and a huge bottle neck!

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