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Leeds Abbey Dash

Listed by Lapsed Athlete
, Leeds LS1 UK
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83 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
5Krunner Steel City Striders RC 57:04 57:04 55:00 57:29 63.10
Blunderwoman FERC 56:35 56:35 57:20 56:35 56.80
bushbaby Pudsey Pacers RC 40:25 42:01 42:01 70.78
captain catastrophe York Knavesmire Harriers 46:37 46:37 46:37 64.30
caw Denby Dale AC 49:08 50:57 49:59 50:57 63.85
Chromey Unaffiliated 42:24 45:01 47:00 45:01 67.69
comanda Nidd Valley Road Runners 47:15 48:39 48:39 67.29
Craignev70 Unaffiliated 43:38 43:55 43:55
Cyclops Wakefield Triathlon Club 54:39 54:39 54:39 59.33
dawnyhogy Eccleshill Road Runners 55:24 1:00:04 1:00:00 59:26:00 0.92
DAZ75 Unaffiliated 45:02 48:55 49:25 55.51
DrDan Hyde Park Harriers 39:55 39:55 39:59 39:55 73.36
FairWeatherRunner Elvet Striders 47:41 54:37 54:59 54:37 49.40
gary2 Unaffiliated 40:49 42:07 41:00 42:21 75.52
Gez Sunderland Strollers 39:04 39:04 39:04 68.90
GioFitz Leeds & Bradford Triathlon Club, Vocalink Running Club 51:14 51:23 51:00 51:23 61.58
Grid Bournville Harriers 45:33 47:15 49:00 47:15 57.27
hareandtortoise Rodillian Runners 52:02 53:42 53:42 57.07
Harris Long Eaton Running Club 34:22 34:22 34:22
Hudds_James Holmfirth Harriers 49:07 54:31 55:00
icenutter Unaffiliated 38:56 38:56 38:56 69.14
injuryprone Skipton AC 41:01 41:01 41:01
JEB1974 Wetherby Runners 40:22 40:48 44:00 40:48 75.41
JohnnyO Unaffiliated 38:17 41:47 41:47 66.99
johnsy Goole Viking Striders 41:52 46:13 46:13 63.85
joncharles Eastern Veterans AC, Werrington Joggers 31:39 31:39 31:49 31:39 89.76
JonnyK Unaffiliated 50:55 50:55 53:00 50:55 52.78
joolzs Eccleshill Road Runners 51:52 56:12 56:12 60.21
Jopari Unaffiliated 39:58 39:58 40:00 39:58 67.96
Karen S Wakefield Triathlon Club 55:12 55:12 55:00 55:12 56.93
Kath_656 Unaffiliated 1:02:00 1:02:00 1:02:00 48.94
Laalieloulou Penistone Footpath Runners AC 48:55 51:22 51:22 59.12
Lady S Horsforth Harriers, Pudsey Pacers 55:47 55:47 54:56 55:47 55.67
Lapsed Athlete Unaffiliated 55:35 55:35 54:59 55:35 55.23
LeedsGill Unaffiliated 41:49 43:34 43:34 61.93
Lethargic Long Eaton Running Club 32:13 32:13 32:13 86.26
Ligi Chapel Allerton Runners 40:55 42:21 44:00 42:21 71.93
Love Lettuce FERC 49:18 49:18 51:00 50:31 60.05
LP Pensby Runners 42:08 42:08 42:08 72.07
Macca @ McCarkiss Endurance Project Kenilworth Runners, McCarkiss Endurance Project 32:17 35:20 35:20 75.99
Mailtrams Wallsend Harriers AC 40:24 44:00 44:00 44:00 61.32
Meglet Wetherby Runners 59:26 1:03:23 1:03:00 1:03:23 49.58
mercury9 Wakefield Triathlon Club 49:09 50:04 55:00 50:04 57.60
muimhneach Redcar RC 44:16 44:16 44:16 71.06
nenevalleyharrier rjonesy Nene Valley Harriers 37:10 37:10 37:10 81.64
Northern Exile Harrogate Harriers & AC 43:44 44:17 44:59 44:17 68.77
Ogden Runner Unaffiliated 45:13 48:53 51:55 48:53 64.35
OVERTHELAST Valley Striders AC, FELL PONIES 40:24 42:10 42:10 72.22
pafa Lichfield RC 45:51 46:35 47:00 46:46 62.62
philbo Unaffiliated 51:38 55:43 56:26 54.84
power up pete Unaffiliated 47:01 47:01 48:00 47:01
Punkbilly Otley AC 46:12 46:12 46:00 46:12 63.87
Redchilli Unaffiliated 35:35 36:41 36:45 36:41 75.75
redeaston Chapel Allerton Runners 36:12 42:23 43:58 42:23 63.85
rf_fozzy Airienteers, North Leeds Fell Runners 37:55 37:55 37:55 70.82
richardmann55 Rodillian Runners 46:07 46:07 46:07 66.03
richmac Holmfirth Harriers 42:30 47:00 47:00 60.00
Rigel Redcar RC 48:04 48:51 49:50 48:51 62.38
Roaming Ron New Marske Harriers AC 46:31 46:41 46:41 78.58
Rob-H Redcar RC 45:02 47:53 49:02 57.94
Rob77 Redcar RC 39:38 42:30 42:30 63.91
rob_sturman Unaffiliated 41:31 41:42 42:30 41:42 66.18
rosa Serpentine RC 39:20 39:45 39:45 76.31
RunnerRyan Stainland Lions RC 37:32 41:27 41:32 64.65
RunningDad Valley Striders AC 36:52 36:52 36:52 77.64
runningowl Sheffield RC 36:51 38:56 39:00 38:56 69.77
runshezzarun Eccleshill Road Runners 47:14 47:14 47:14 64.39
Ruth Unaffiliated 40:57 40:57 40:57 74.07
sara.p Unaffiliated 58:50 1:06:25 1:06:25 45.88
Scotsman Unaffiliated 45:57 45:57 45:57 61.83
Shonky Knutsford Tri Club 37:06 38:40 39:17 71.79
SiLeeds Abbey Runners Leeds, Saltaire Striders 34:57 41:14 39:50 41:14 67.89
slowflamingo Unaffiliated 58:49 58:49 1:00:00 58:49 52.14
SpeedySoph Eccleshill Road Runners 46:38 50:47 50:47 60.16
Steady Fast Penistone Footpath Runners AC, Fell Runners Association 38:28 41:34 41:34 64.91
Storey West Australian Marathon Club, Masters Athletics WA 51:36 52:48 57:00 52:48 52.63
Super Norts Notts AC 32:55 34:55 34:55 76.91
super tom Redcar RC 40:38 40:38 40:38 66.60
Thirsk Runner Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers, Vocalink Running Club 35:08 39:43 39:43 68.14
wAckie Racer Ackworth Road Runners & a.c., UK parkrun Tourists 42:19 45:06 45:12 65.80
Watcho Redcar RC 44:00 44:00 45:52 44:47 62.97
Windy Miller Chapel Allerton Runners 43:18 44:58 44:58 60.18
Yorkshire Lass City of Hull AC, St. Theresa's AC 47:12 50:22 49:30 50:22 65.00

This event is listed on these dates:

Lapsed Athlete
Before race thought that after all the hours I've been putting in at work sub 60 mins would be okay.

At start of race due to sore right leg thought above idea was a good aim.

Half way around and with soreness of right leg making it's presence felt though finishing was a good aim.

Result ... PB by over a minute ... without really trying ??? ... god only knows how lol
Grid
A PB by 2 minutes 11 seconds, an unexpectedly result. However, at no point did I feel good or comfortable during this run - a dodgy week leading up to this race left my legs feeling tired and a bit achy. Frustrated that if legs felt better I could have done even better, but this was a much better performance than I was expecting.
philbo
1st race since London Marathon and 1 or 2 injuries , set out to run around 57 mins so I'm happy i stuck to that, no reaction from my calf so hopefully I'm over the injury , set out slowly in fact the 1st 5k was very slow , picked it up a little coming home , enjoyed the race as usual and it was very well supported again , back for another Dash next year i think.
Lethargic
Great race, need to inprove the start areas, with proper pens, and the baggage. Two gripes but a top event, course, marshalls.
Rigel
Woo! Despite feeling pretty grotty, managed to knock over 20 seconds off PB. Didn't check time or pace, just ran according to how I felt. Very surprised when I checked my Garmin after crossing the line... :)
Meglet
Aiming for a PB but it will only be a small one.

Woohoo! One of my best racing efforts ever, so pleased to PB.
GioFitz
Really Cold
Karen S
Hoping for PB on back of recent marathon training! Target for 2010 was to get under 56 minutes but am going to set Garmin for 55mins and go for sub 55. Nice flat course so fingers crossed!!

Did 55 minutes 12 seconds :-). Position 3746 out of 6124 runners and F40 category position 145 out of 406
Blunderwoman
On the back of my SB at Barnsley today am now hoping for a small improvement in my PB. And I did it - woo hoo!
wAckie Racer
Leeds Abbey Dash - 53 seconds outside a PB . Took the first half a bit too easy , but only 6 seconds from a SB so can't be too disappointed
FairWeatherRunner
Pre-race:

Initial target was sub 50 minutes. But have revised my target to sub 55 minutes. This will be a PB if I do succeeed.

Post-race:
The start was pretty crowded, there was a queue for toilets & baggage. But what can you expect with 8000 runners! Quite a fun mood & not too serious; so a good atmosphere for charity & beginner runners. My wife was running her first race & I wanted her to enjoy it.

The race was pretty crowded all the way from start to finish. Lots of overtaking or slowing down because of other runners, though not half as bad as the GNR. I started a wee too fast in the 1st km, but coon calmed myself down. To be honest, I wasn't sure if I could finish within my target of sub-55 minutes. The race prediction calculator suggested a time of just over 55min.It was going to be close!

2nd km to 5th km, I started feeling the build up of lactic acid in my legs. I probably should have done more speed sessions at the pace at longer distances. I felt the doubt creeping in. My morale wasn't helped by the fact that the faster runners were passing by on the other side of the road at the 3km mark!!! :0 The route loops back on itself. There were a couple of cries of "Yo Fetchie!". But I didn't see other fetchies though: where were you guys??!! Probably all wearing club colours. Then approaching the 5K mark was a hill!!! Ok, my garmin showed an elevation of only 25m!

The halfway point at 5km was the turning point psychologically. I was able to hole my target pace so I was right on track, if only I could maintain it. This was the first time that I had ever raced with a Garmin. It was fantastic!! I am now a convert. I could paced myself pretty accuratley all the way & I knew if I was behind or ahead just by glancing at it.

So, by the time I hit the 8K mark, I knew I was heading for a PB. Then, somebody placed this awful big hill on the route!! I though this damn race was supposed to be flat!!!! Ok, so it was more like a gentle incline, but it felt like Ben Nevis! ;-) After that, I had just enough energy to sprint to the finish. THen my legs to turned to jelly!

Overall, a well-organised race. Only downside was a 10 minute queue for the bags. But, it was a good atmosphere. Good for beginners, good for PB'ers (provided you start nearer the front). Will seriously think about coming back next year, but may choose a hotel much closer to start i.e. Radisson Blu.
Steady Fast
Felt really pleased with this straight after but looking back I feel I could have gone quicker.
power up pete
slower start around seven min miles. kept pace steady under 7.5 min miles. new PB
captain catastrophe
Good to do another timed 10K on a flat course and a PB too.
muimhneach
Make sure you are in the correct zone for your speed!
bushbaby
ran for corporate challenge - pretty pleased with time. Think I could have gone sub 42
Ruth
Wanted sub-40 but considering it was my first proper 10k it's okay. I managed to start far enough near the front that there wasn't too much overtaking or crowding. It's a respectable time anyway.
Ligi
PB for 10km

Blogs

Chromey 22nd Nov 10, 10:24
Karen S 22nd Nov 10, 09:10
Meglet 21st Nov 10, 22:03
Northern Exile 21st Nov 10, 19:12
richmac 21st Nov 10, 14:22
FairWeatherRunner 21st Nov 10, 12:21
FairWeatherRunner 20th Nov 10, 20:07
richmac 18th Nov 10, 22:26
Karen S 18th Nov 10, 16:16
Meglet 18th Nov 10, 12:09
Meglet 17th Nov 10, 21:27

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