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Halstead & Essex Marathon

Sun May 8 2011 Listed by mikep
49 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
activeight Bishops Stortford RC, Bishops Stortford Swimming Club 4:11:47 4:31:07 4:30:00 4:31:07 54.10
amclfc Sorry all Unaffiliated 3:41:28 4:26:50 4:00:00 4:26:50 48.77
andyb Ely Runners 3:29:30 3:43:34 3:35:59 3:43:34 58.70
Andymac109 First marathon, exploding toe nails a whole new experience!! North Norfolk Beach Runners 3:26:06 3:46:17 3:46:17 59.50
Bellers Springfield Striders RC 3:57:52 4:08:00 4:00:00 4:08:00 56.01
Blazer PLEASE NO SUN!!!!!

Lots of sun :( FERC 3:38:40 4:20:00 3:59:59 4:23:00 48.27
BlueWombat Cambridge & Coleridge AC, Cambridge University Hare & Hounds 3:28:13 3:48:00 3:56:57 57.82
Brady Haverhill RC 3:56:36 4:13:48 4:22:00 4:13:48 50.02
Bru-Bru DNF Mid Essex Casuals 4:35:38 5:15:00 4:50:01 5:15:00 45.08
Bumface Purple Patch Runners 2:59:10 3:35:00
Closer 100 Marathon Club, FERC 3:38:59 4:01:31 4:09:35 60.19
Dagenham GOAT Dagenham 88 Runners 2:57:55 3:08:09 3:23:24 61.41
Dave B Unaffiliated 3:14:44 4:00:23
Dave01 Rochford Running Club 3:20:47 3:37:51 3:37:51 70.31
Debbie G Entered this on a mad whim after a dissapointing time at VLM this year ....but have not done much running in the last 3 weeks so will have to see if the London training is still in my legs !

Deep down hoping for a time around 4:30 so we'll have to see.... Stowmarket Striders RC 3:58:05 4:34:45 4:40:00 5:10:52 48.33
decembers_spawn Unaffiliated 3:24:30 3:24:30 3:30:00 3:37:35 57.41
Fat Dave Truro RC, Truro Running Club 3:56:35 4:40:52
firemannotsam Bishops Stortford RC, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service 3:25:52 3:42:27 3:30:00 3:42:27 56.38
FormerHos My second full marathon! Maldon Soul Runners, Little Baddow Ridge Runners 3:55:13 4:32:00 4:02:00 4:32:00 45.97
Gemma F Reading Roadrunners 3:28:11
I shot the sheriff Unaffiliated 3:30:16 3:32:47 3:32:47 59.45
Jon B Springfield Striders RC 3:08:34 3:08:34 3:23:23 61.67
Kent plodder Sevenoaks AC 3:12:18 3:51:00 4:00:00 4:13:34 51.75
Kyoko FERC 3:52:46 4:20:35 4:35:32 54.52
Maggie B Unaffiliated 4:27:21 4:50:00 4:50:00 51.18
MattWang83 Unaffiliated 4:26:53 4:26:53 4:26:53
Micky J Tough old boot that one! Dunstable RRC 3:28:04 3:28:04 3:55:00 3:49:29 56.24
mikep I really should do more research before I enter races. I had no idea that there was over 1000 m of climbs and that there was an uphill off road section at 25 or that there were sections of broken road that almost qualify as off road.
I trained for a PB and set off looking for 3:22. By half way I was clutching to the hope of nicking a PB at 3:25.
By 15 miles the heat and constant ups and downs had got to me and a sub 3:30 was the best I could hope for.
At 20 I was clinging on for survival and thought 3:45 might be on.
The thing that got to me most was the fact that I just couldn't get into a pace I felt I could hold. The ups just kept coming and the downs weren't long enough to coast. On a couple of occasions a decent stretch of flat was spoiled by a blustery head wind.
In the end, after staggering over the grass at 25 miles, I got back in 3:41:29

The highlights were the roars of encouragement from Fetchpoint, the support and cheery words from the supportors on the course and the little lasses that gave me an ice pole at 20 miles. 

120/608 19.7%  cat. 11/30 Pocklington Runners 3:21:57 3:41:29 3:30:00 3:41:29 64.11
Monkey Nuts Unaffiliated 3:38:40 4:02:12 3:29:00 4:02:12 52.04
MonkeyBoy24 Striders of Croydon AC 3:48:06 3:48:06 3:48:06 54.76
mummyV bloody hot and hilly Ranelagh Harriers, Stragglers 3:44:52 3:55:04 3:55:04 57.81
Nellers FERC 3:56:17 3:56:17 3:44:59 3:56:17 54.62
ogee 100 Marathon Club, South London Harriers 3:10:24 3:56:00 3:56:00 55.61
PavementFan Marathon debut and all I can say is ouch! Was going along fine until mile 16 and then absolutely fell apart.
Great event though. Hope to be back next year. Unaffiliated 3:52:28 4:24:22 4:24:22 48.42
Pedro 2 Unaffiliated 2:56:01 3:36:22 3:37:44 57.37
Peteb69 100 Marathon Club, Serpentine RC 2:49:15 3:06:51 3:25:16 62.87
Psimon Was both hillier and hotter than expected.  Still had VLM in my legs so last six miles were both a mental and physical struggle.  Surprised to come in second male overall, but dead chuffed.
Excellent organisation. Havering Mayesbrook AC 2:38:42 2:43:53 2:51:32 79.17
Rog36 First Marathon so will be interesting! BRJ Run and Tri 2:59:56 3:25:44 3:44:59 3:44:56 58.84
runlikeyounickedit Halstead RRC 3:58:26 3:58:26 3:58:26 52.60
sav123uk Unaffiliated 4:25:36 4:25:36 4:30:00 4:25:36 48.19
shellbelle68 Witham Running Club 3:38:35
Slow Duck Chip Time 4:33:26 - Official Time 4:34:54 100 Marathon Club, Dorking & Mole Valley AC 3:15:53 3:35:53 4:59:59 4:33:26 48.40
starky 100 Marathon Club, North Norfolk Beach Runners 2:48:41 3:08:36 3:22:31 61.74
steven.dawkins Orion Harriers, Woodford Green AC with Essex Ladies 3:17:24 3:17:24 3:15:00 3:17:24 63.28
Surrey Phil I love this race and was disappointed not to run close to my 2010 PB, set on this course.  Picked up a thigh strain at twelve miles which put pay to any satisfactory time. FERC 4:32:57 4:41:56 5:11:24 41.11
Trecho Unaffiliated 3:04:26 3:11:07 3:24:21 63.16
two flush Great Yarmouth Road Runners 3:07:12
Ultra Sparkly Bridget (USB) I'll just quietly draw a veil over this one Buckingham and Stowe Running Club 4:26:52 5:03:20 5:03:20 51.39
wendy woo Hot ,humid and hilly but amazingly organised , brill marshalls x Dunstable RRC 3:45:09 3:58:17 4:15:00 4:11:30 64.41

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