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Cardiff Half Marathon

Sun October 17 2010
110 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
*Anj* Unaffiliated 2:07:21 2:07:21 2:07:21 51.89
acorndan Eastern Veterans AC, Higham Harriers AC 1:15:33 1:15:33 1:15:33 76.78
Alan Unaffiliated 1:37:42 1:37:42 1:37:42 59.22
alicarter Enjoyable race. Beat bells (owl_sniffer) again thats 2-0 in the series. Looe Pioneers 1:48:36 1:48:36 1:47:00 1:48:36 53.27
AllyB Manchester Tri 1:25:16 1:25:16 1:25:16 68.03
amorts Unaffiliated 1:26:05 1:26:05 1:26:05 67.20
atko Fast, flat, brilliant sunshine, well organised and big fat PB.

Nice. Kenilworth Runners 1:22:40 1:22:40 1:35:00 1:22:40 73.61
Bird85 Bristol & West AC 1:20:20 1:20:20 1:20:20 72.01
Brynley Neath Harriers, Port Talbot Harriers 1:14:30 1:14:30 1:16:00 1:14:30 77.65
Butz FERC 1:32:48 1:32:48 1:32:48 65.58
carolyn_t Dursley Running Club, Environment Agency Harriers 2:25:36 2:25:36 2:25:36 44.37
Celtic_Jester jogscotland 1:48:23 1:48:23 1:53:00 1:48:23 55.26
cerid Les Croupiers RC 1:40:52 1:40:52 1:39:00 1:40:52 57.51
Cookie001 Bristol & West AC 1:17:06 1:17:06 1:18:00 1:17:06 75.03
daniel the spaniel Unaffiliated 1:40:11 1:40:11 1:42:00 1:40:11 58.70
daz1927 Not trained due to injury, but hope not to do a PW.

Relatively pleased, surprisingly I could easily have gone faster. Village Vipers 1:36:32 1:36:32 1:45:00 1:36:32 63.04
Delia Swift 3M Gorseinon RR 1:45:09 1:45:09 1:45:09 61.44
devonlol perfect weather, great atmosphere, ideal for PB! Southwest Roadrunners 1:47:42 1:47:42 1:47:42 58.42
Dom Unaffiliated 1:34:14 1:34:14 1:37:59 1:34:14 61.70
downsrunner Great Western Runners 1:35:14 1:35:14 1:35:14 73.53
dpb1961 Unaffiliated 1:45:24 1:45:24 1:55:00 1:45:24 60.72
froudling Unaffiliated 2:33:09 2:33:09 2:33:09 42.60
fruit fly Unaffiliated 2:08:20 2:08:20 2:20:00 2:08:20 50.40
FurryH Watford Joggers 1:52:03 1:52:03 1:50:00 1:52:03 51.77
Gibbon1980 Unaffiliated 2:16:38 2:16:38 2:16:38 42.34
gracesdad73 Port Talbot 1:31:01 1:31:01 1:35:00 1:31:01 64.32
GRAFTER Quantock Harriers 1:25:27 1:25:27 1:25:27 78.98
Grid PB.  Chuffed, target was 1:52.  Course officially 193 metres short.  Chip time: 1:45:37, adjusted time: 1:46:32 based on a pace of 4:45/km.

My RW event review...

In short: A race with lots of potential
In full: ...but the 2010 edition of this race wasn't quite good enough in a few too many areas.

* Late start in very cold conditions - bad news for the unprepared.
* Starting gun/horn inaudible even a little way back. Note: loud music does not equal a great atmosphere.
* Wave starts clearly needed for a race with that many runners.
* First eight miles heavily congested, especially Bute Park.
* Insufficient barriers and protecting from street furniture (bollards, seating etc.) in pedestrianised areas.
* Mile marker signage was inconspicuous.
* Route ran deviated from published route resulting in a course short by at least 0.1 miles - in my view, the least forgivable of errors and the most disappointing. I would expect to see some official acknowledgement of this.
* Disappointing goody bag for the money.
* Having to cross the race route to exit after the finish wasn't sensible, and I'm sorry to say that the marshals at this section were silent and did not exercise any control or otherwise assist those trying to cross.

On the plus side, despite being unsuitable for the number of runners I found the course to be very nice on the whole, and the people of Cardiff gave runners some phenomenal support. Although the shuttle train wasn't running, getting to the start was a breeze.

I'll hopefully run this again, but only after they've run another race where the more important issues have been addressed. Furthermore I'd need to see some acknowledgement, from the race organisers, of the short course, because I wouldn't run any race where I wasn't certain the organisers took the distance issue very seriously. I hope I go back to run this in 2012 or beyond. Bournville Harriers 1:45:37 1:45:37 1:52:00 1:45:37 54.78
GS Chip time = 1 21 57 nut course appeared to have been short San Domenico RC 1:21:57 1:21:57 1:21:57 77.43
hantastic Unaffiliated 2:19:35 2:19:35 2:19:35 46.28
Hanx Clevedon AC 1:18:05 1:18:05 1:20:00 1:18:05 74.09
Hinchy Unaffiliated 1:36:22 1:36:22 1:36:22 60.51
hollie33 fab to 11 then died!!! San Domenico RC, Police Sport UK 2:13:00 2:13:00 2:10:00 2:13:00 48.79
hynes1 Unaffiliated 1:43:17 1:43:17 1:45:00 1:43:17 56.07
ianp84 3M Gorseinon RR 1:20:46 1:20:46 1:24:59 1:20:46 71.62
imagine Unaffiliated 0.00
Izzy1 Unaffiliated 2:51:00 2:51:00 3:00:00 2:51:00 39.35
jack or felin Taf Running & Orienteering (TROTS) 1:46:16 1:46:16 1:50:00 1:46:16 62.93
Jade85 Caerleon Running club 1:41:19 1:41:19 1:41:19 63.76
jeomorris Les Croupiers RC 1:16:52 1:16:52 1:16:52 75.26
jez_springall Unaffiliated 1:41:57 1:41:57 1:45:00 1:41:57 56.74
Jo P Unaffiliated 1:50:54 1:50:54 1:50:54 62.69
johnnyl San Domenico RC 1:28:05 1:28:05 1:28:05 66.76
jrwarr Cobra RC 1:36:56 1:36:56 1:40:00 1:36:56 59.84
Laurence First run for 3 weeks. Didn't know if knee would last till end, but actually no problem. Pembrokeshire Harriers AAC 1:36:37 1:36:37 1:36:00 1:36:37 65.12
legend777 Cwm Ogwr Running Club 2:09:37 2:09:37 2:09:37 44.63
lesleyanne Unaffiliated 2:41:05 2:41:05 2:45:00 2:41:05 51.10
Listers Elmbridge Road Runners 2:11:11 2:11:11 2:11:11 44.10
Littlesiany Pacing a friend around her first half marathon Cwm Ogwr Running Club 2:30:00 0.00
loopyloo Tiverton Harriers 2:02:00 2:02:00 2:02:00 55.55
lottypotty Weston AC, Womens Running Network Weston-super-Mare 1:50:01 1:50:01 1:50:01 61.15
LouLou Dundee Hawkhill Harriers 1:23:56 1:23:56 1:23:56 76.97
MadWelshWoman Darth Coastal Runners 0.00
mark the shark Taf Running & Orienteering (TROTS) 1:29:46 1:29:46 1:29:46 73.84
mark41 San Domenico RC 1:48:11 1:48:11 1:58:27 1:48:11 56.72
markwinds Unaffiliated 1:25:53 1:25:53 1:28:00 1:25:53 67.36
Max71 I ought to be good for a PB....this is not a target race though. * does 80's style end-of-movie air-punch* Fuck yes, 9minutes and 21 second PB. Serpentine RC 2:05:21 2:05:21 2:10:00 2:05:21 53.00
Miss Piggy Wiggy Unaffiliated 2:25:00 0.00
MissChappo Unaffiliated 2:21:15 2:21:15 2:25:00 2:21:15 46.78
nadieb Unaffiliated 2:23:02 2:23:02 2:23:02 45.17
num num Unaffiliated 1:25:26 1:25:26 1:27:29 1:25:26 69.63
oldbirdhead Winchester & District AC 1:32:06 1:32:06 1:35:00 1:32:06 63.56
organicsimon Unaffiliated 2:07:14 2:07:14 2:07:14 45.83
owl_sniffer Looe Pioneers 1:49:12 1:49:12 1:49:12 52.97
p^2 Handy Cross Runners 1:32:07 1:32:07 1:35:00 1:32:07 68.30
past it Chepstow Harriers 2:43:43 2:43:43 2:43:43 56.31
Penelope Pitstop Weston AC 2:02:40 2:02:40 2:02:40 55.25
Perrington Unaffiliated 1:55:23 1:55:23 1:55:23 56.55
PhilH San Domenico RC 1:48:03 1:48:03 1:48:03 53.54
PlodderK Wadhurst Runners 1:43:05 1:43:05 1:39:37 1:43:05 71.29
Poeton Unaffiliated 1:58:12 1:58:12 2:00:00 1:58:12 48.94
ponyhead Unofficial time, still waiting on chip time.
PB despite running with sore ankle & seized shoulder! Unaffiliated 1:49:32 1:49:32 1:50:00 1:49:32 54.68
Prof Disco Dean  Altered time to make up for the distance measured on garmin! Reading Roadrunners 1:24:00 1:24:00 1:29:59 1:24:00 68.87
puffed Leg tightened up at 1/4 way round, painful by 1/2 and excruciating by 3/4, managed to hobble over the line, then couldn't walk for a day, literally. All that work on the leg hasn't paid off, and it's  back to the drawing board. Pegasus RC 1:52:41 1:52:41 1:55:00 1:52:41 51.60
Ramfan Unaffiliated 1:55:41 1:55:41 1:55:41 55.80
Recycle Girl Unaffiliated 2:07:19 2:07:19 2:12:00 2:07:19 51.90
redtoenails Unaffiliated 2:14:00 2:14:00 2:14:00 55.49
redwine Unaffiliated 1:53:53 1:53:53 1:59:00 1:53:53 57.50
Richard118 Unaffiliated 1:33:44 1:33:44 1:33:44 61.72
rudge Bitton Road Runners 1:45:11 1:45:11 1:45:00 1:45:11 0.00
RunGaryRun Loved it! FERC 1:26:25 1:26:25 1:30:00 1:26:25 71.60
s3tjj 641/11084 - competitors
6/18 - club runners Taf Running & Orienteering (TROTS) 1:29:10 1:29:10 1:35:00 1:29:10 65.65
SallyW_2 Approx 250 metres short San Domenico RC 1:23:08 1:23:08 1:23:08 77.73
Sarahwelshy Pegasus RC 1:56:50 1:56:50 2:14:59 1:56:50 55.85
scarlet_runner 3M Gorseinon RR 1:27:57 1:27:57 1:27:57 66.86
Seejay1 Southville Running Club 1:50:33 1:50:33 1:56:00 1:50:33 62.75
semi Unaffiliated 1:24:02 1:24:02 1:27:00 1:24:02 71.83
Shred Betty Chip time was 2.04.22, but course was 0.12 of a mile short, so I've put in an adjusted time - UPDATE - changed it back now the distance has been adjusted! Lliswerry Runners 2:04:22 2:04:22 2:05:00 2:04:22 53.74
simonwhitaker Unaffiliated 0.00
skips765 Pembrokeshire Harriers AAC 1:40:00 0.00
smash Ran the first half with Pig and Sam, and the rest with my iPod.  Second half considerably quicker than first, but still comfortable and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing. Unaffiliated 2:22:28 2:22:28 2:22:28 45.46
spannerbag Unaffiliated 1:24:18 1:24:18 1:40:00 1:24:18 68.62
Splc injured, piriformis synd Unaffiliated 1:50:00 1:50:00 1:45:00 1:50:00 60.57
Steshi 95/11080 San Domenico RC 1:17:24 1:17:24 1:17:24 74.74
Stuart G 3M Gorseinon RR 0.00
Sushi. FERC 2:00:42 2:00:42 2:00:42 55.37
tee1 Unaffiliated 1:48:44 1:48:44 1:48:44 62.82
The_Saint Still felt grim from food poisoning Thursday/Friday San Domenico RC 1:33:41 1:33:41 1:33:41 66.04
There We Are Then Lliswerry Runners, SOUTH WALES POLICE, zoomers S,West Florida 1:34:48 1:34:48 1:38:00 1:34:48 68.69
tino2510 Islwyn RC 1:35:00 0.00
TommP San Domenico RC 1:36:42 1:36:42 1:36:42 60.54
TooTall Aberdare Valley AAC 1:27:33 1:27:33 1:29:00 1:27:33 72.47
Torbay Torbay Athletic Club and Torbay Tri Club 1:51:53 1:51:53 1:51:53 62.76
tuck up CARDIFF HALF MARATHON WAS SHORT AND LOTS OF REPORTS ON HOW LONG, SO GOING WITH MY GARMIN WHICH WAS 12.97M Les Croupiers RC 1:22:21 1:22:21 1:22:21 75.75
twodogs FERC 2:03:10 2:03:10 2:03:10 48.63
welshy76 San Domenico RC 1:43:53 1:43:53 1:43:53 55.84
WildeRover Official Race time entered Lliswerry Runners 1:44:56 1:44:56 1:49:59 1:44:56 56.69
WilliamsLJ 3M Gorseinon RR 1:55:05 1:55:05 1:55:05 0.00
~Ed~ Les Croupiers RC 0.00
~Niki~ Holme Pierrepont RC 0.00

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