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Leeds Abbey Dash

Sun November 20 2011 Listed by Grid
89 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
1justin1 Unaffiliated 44:42 46:50 46:50 57.38
1Smith Formula One Circuit Crew 45:10 46:20 46:20 65.47
5mike Unaffiliated 46:31 47:06 47:06 59.30
AlexWheeler Chapel Allerton Runners 41:03 41:54 43:00 41:54 63.76
ali_ke Sale Harriers Manchester 37:38 39:32 39:59 39:32 71.20
alisterrobson FERC 42:36 44:12 46:00 44:59 61.18
Becky80 Retford AC 43:12 43:12 47:00 44:57 67.50
Brighouse Boy Stainland Lions RC 44:31 46:18 46:18 66.00
bushbaby Pudsey Pacers RC 40:25 41:59 41:59 69.80
caw Denby Dale AC 49:08 49:54 49:59 49:54 64.55
cguy5 Steel City Striders RC 36:58 39:26 39:26 68.15
Cheeseman75 Unaffiliated 44:40 46:50 45:00 46:50 57.80
DaveyB73 Unaffiliated 59:00 59:00 1:00:00 59:00 46.97
dawnyhogy Eccleshill Road Runners 55:24 55:24 0.00
DAZ75 PB by 2 seconds!! Unaffiliated 45:02 48:53 48:53 55.38
derooster Horsforth Harriers 39:42 40:35 40:35 66.71
Elli of the North Unaffiliated 55:32 0.00
Gillian Mary Rodillian Runners 52:44 52:44 52:59 52:44 65.78
Grid Bournville Harriers 45:33 52:35 55:00 52:35 50.98
Houblon Nice race 8000 people out and back from the town hall to kirkstall abbey. Nice to run with Jane and Neil and Ally Unaffiliated 55:11 1:01:18 1:01:18 47.41
Hudds_James Holmfirth Harriers 49:07 56:55 52:00 56:55 46.94
huddsbhoy3 Unaffiliated 48:41 55:17 55:00 0.00
Jamesito Beverley AC 33:29 33:29 33:29 80.53
jennywren :) Chorlton Runners 53:57 55:23 56:00 55:23 71.18
Jezzer Chorlton Runners 40:03 41:40 41:40 76.62
JimM Unaffiliated 52:16 0.00
Johann76 Unaffiliated 44:57 46:56 46:56 57.12
johnsy Goole Viking Striders 41:52 45:00 45:21 64.09
joolzs Eccleshill Road Runners 51:52 51:52 51:52 65.31
Jopari Unaffiliated 39:58 43:28 0.00
jpnewell2001 Unaffiliated 46:31 46:31 48:00 46:31 59.58
Kath_656 Unaffiliated 1:02:00 58:00 0.00
kaysdee Big push for sub 40

To say I am happy is an understatement :) Heaton Harriers & AC 39:45 39:45 39:50 39:45 76.66
Laalieloulou Penistone Footpath Runners AC 48:55 51:30 51:30 58.96
Lacticdan Ogden Runners 43:46 44:51 48:00 44:51 60.12
LauraL1981 Skipton AC, Trawden AC 57:38 59:24 59:00 59:24 51.07
LeedsGill Unaffiliated 41:49 41:49 41:49 63.99
Ligi Chapel Allerton Runners 40:55 42:38 44:00 42:38 71.47
Little Lou Danum Harriers 42:07 42:44 42:44 70.98
m_s Unaffiliated 52:08 52:08 52:08 58.45
McMouse FERC, Sweatshop Running Community 49:53 49:53 49:53 64.46
Meglet no idea how this will go but I PB'd here last year when I thought it was a tough ask, so hoping for similar this year. 

Happy with a season's best, sorry to those who lost points! Wetherby Runners 59:26 1:05:13 1:02:59 1:05:13 48.19
mercury9 Rothwell & District Harriers, Wakefield Triathlon Club 48:29 49:09 49:09 57.72
mickey72 Eastern Veterans AC, Nene Valley Harriers 33:30 33:30 33:46 81.50
Milzeh Rodillian Runners 41:34 45:37 45:37 58.57
MrBenn nice run with Josh in his first 10K Unaffiliated 57:11 1:18:00 59:59 1:18:00 38.84
MrViper Claremont Road Runners 36:47 37:53 37:30 37:53 70.52
muddyjen Saltaire Striders 41:55 41:55 41:55 72.55
nick o Steel City Striders RC 36:47 38:17 38:30 38:17 74.11
nochickenstrip Crook & District AC, Durham Triathlon Club 34:37 35:42 35:42 77.63
northernslowcoach Unaffiliated 53:37 55:39 55:39 56.47
Para Halifax Harriers 38:53 38:53 40:00 38:53 72.96
philbo Not a bad race , although thought my time may of been a little better felt like i was pushing it all the way round , still a minute off my last 10k . Unaffiliated 51:38 55:51 56:45 55:51 54.71
PhilDavies Airedale Dodgers 48:14 50:42 50:42 53.94
PhilMac08 Horsforth Harriers 38:03 44:32 0.00
Phys Unaffiliated 46:14 46:14 47:57 64.16
Plodalong1960 Unaffiliated 53:54 56:02 56:02 54.07
Pooroldsimon Unaffiliated 49:46 58:31 58:31 50.49
Punkbilly Otley AC 46:12 47:08 44:00 47:08 61.67
Rainrunner Having trained for only three weeks (from walking).  
Unaffiliated 1:00:00 1:14:54 1:30:00 1:14:54 40.54
redeaston Chapel Allerton Runners 36:12 37:25 38:00 37:25 71.65
Rigel Brrrr! Cold and foggy run but, despite a few niggles in my left shin and a dull ache in the front of my right ankle, managed to maintain a pretty steady pace and get a PB. :) Redcar RC 48:04 48:04 48:30 48:04 63.39
rkhodge North Yorks Moors AC 54:40 54:40 54:40 55.50
Rob-H Redcar RC 45:02 46:55 46:55 59.53
Rob77 Redcar RC 39:38 40:57 40:57 65.63
rob_sturman Unaffiliated 41:31 41:31 41:31 65.52
runningowl NOT BLOODY GOOD ENOUGH Sheffield RC 36:51 39:04 38:00 40:25 66.50
Ruth Not happy with this time. I got myself as far up as possible but got caught in the crowd and there were a lot of runners who should have been starting further back, judging by their race numbers - it always annoys me when people do that. So I had a fair amount of weaving around people for the first little bit. I hadn't done the speed training that I intended to so I guess I didn't deserve a fast time really. Was hoping for at least a PB though. I need to stop avoiding speed work sessions! Unaffiliated 40:57 41:29 39:00 41:29 73.12
sara.p Unaffiliated 58:50 58:50 1:00:00 58:50 51.79
ser0101 Bedale & Aiskew Runners 54:32 54:32 54:32 56.41
Shonky Salford Metropolitan AC, Knutsford Tri Club 37:06 37:31 37:31 73.87
Sloggerian Chapel Allerton Runners, West Bromwich Harriers Running Club 38:42 38:42 39:00 39:48 69.15
smudgeruby Unaffiliated 50:11 52:30 55:00 52:30 58.37
SnakeySam Keighley & Craven AC 39:01 41:36 43:00 41:36 64.25
SpeedySoph Eccleshill Road Runners 46:38 46:38 46:38 65.50
Steady Fast Penistone Footpath Runners AC, Fell Runners Association 38:28 51:31 52:00 51:31 51.94
Stevo_888 Stadium Runners 39:18 45:46 46:00 45:46 58.40
StorksRock Well organised and friendly race.  Pretty pleased with the time.  I should try to do some speedwork. BeaRCats running club 53:09 55:52 56:30 55:52 58.08
Super Norts Notts AC 32:55 32:55 33:05 80.76
SusieG 8pm Saturday night, glass of ginger wine in hand, I text Steve to ask if he still had a spare race number for tomorrow.  The answer was yes (3 of them!) so I crawled out of bed on a foggy Sunday morning to run the Abbey Dash.  Arrived at Park Square, club photo, few laps of the square to warm up (decided conditions were actually pretty run-friendly despite visability (you really don't want to see the miles of Kirkstall Road stretching into the distance anyway!).  Headed to the starting pens (what a joke- no one appears to stand in their designated starting time pen!) with several club mates (Chris E, Nick, Alex, Tom, Rob).

Start gun went at 9.30 and we were off at pace.  I had decided I would go fast from the start as a change for my normal steady start and warm up into the race...  This wasn't a race strategy, mearly a last-minute-standing-in-pens- with-fast-guys-from-club affair!  So first 2km was fast, goldfish impression running!  Rob was on my shoulder and commented at km1 that we were on for a 39min finish at that pace and that he wasn't sure he could maintain it!  I agreed but wanted to continue with the pace for as long as I could maintain it!  As it turned out, that was about 5-6km.  After that I began pretty knackered and not too great.  My pace slowed and lots of people overtook me (including Rob who I could continue to see about 20m ahead).  I was very grateful to see the finish line after a pretty unpleasant last 4km (and even more relieved not to vomit on the finish timing mats).  it is a fast but unrelenting course and I was longing for hills for a change of pace and some recovery of sorts!  All I could think was 'give me 3x the distance and some big hills over this torture any day!'

My time was 44:14 which is a pb but I am dissapointed with it.  I thought I'd got significantly faster than last year from an increase in millage/effort, but I think I would need to do some more speed sessions to improve significantly.  I did feel slightly better at realising I was 144th women out of over 2500, but I wanted a 43:?? time really.

So the Abbey Dash is still as painful and 'orrible as I remember.  I am pleased I tried a new strategy even if it didn't pay off and I crashed in the 2nd half.  At least I know what to concentrate on for next race.  It also made me realise that racing is good- I don't generally enjoy racing (until afterwards anyway!) but it is good experience and the only way to improve racing performance really is to race.  I also realised that I really don't enjoy short, flat road racing (too painful!) and rather the challenges, adventure and unknown of off-road and fell.  Unfortunate then that the next scheduled race is the v flat Brass Monkey!  At least its longer! Unaffiliated 44:14 44:14 44:14 68.58
Thirsk Runner Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers, Vocalink Running Club 35:08 36:50 37:25 36:50 72.78
tick follows tock felt good pleased to end the year with a 34 min 10k looking forward to training for london 2012 and seeing what I can take off my pb's in 2012 City Of York Athletics 33:14 34:17 33:59 34:28 77.78
Tiggers mate Roo Running from Birmingham back to Leeds to do this (180 miles, off road over 6 days), in memory of Colin Morath, who founded the race and was race director till a year of so ago.  So won't be in any fit state to 'race' it.  see my blog www.runningbacktoleedsforcolin.wordpress.com Sparkhill Harriers 47:28 50:08 1:00:00 1:03:50 58.56
Tinywhitevan Ackworth Road Runners & a.c., Go Veggie 48:36 48:36 53:57 57.27
vanishedbob My first ever race and still my 10k Personal Best Pudsey Pacers RC 59:16 59:16 59:16 47.50
wAckie Racer Ackworth Road Runners & a.c., UK parkrun Tourists 42:19 43:48 45:11 64.86
WeebleNana York Knavesmire Harriers 49:18 52:33 52:33 62.34
Windy Miller Chapel Allerton Runners 43:18 43:47 43:47 61.23
Yorkshire Lass City of Hull AC, St. Theresa's AC 47:12 49:59 50:10 49:59 65.54

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