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Shakespeare Half Marathon

Sun April 29 2012 Listed by MATTOCK
58 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
(Mama) Pigeon was supposed to be doing the full marathon but it got cancelled due to adverse weather Anstey Amblers and Runners 1:52:47 2:09:00 2:14:59 48.42
1811Pip 44mph winds and lots of rain!! Unaffiliated 2:15:14 2:15:14 2:23:00 2:15:14 48.43
Artzam 100 Marathon Club, Telford Harriers 1:35:00 2:04:00 2:05:00 48.73
becca7 100 Marathon Club, VEGAN RUNNERS UK, Wigston Phoenix, LDWA 1:38:37 1:42:18 1:46:30 63.34
Brynley Neath Harriers, Port Talbot Harriers 1:15:46 1:21:13 1:17:00 1:21:13 71.89
BumbleSpider Unaffiliated 0.00
BunnyRunner Unaffiliated 1:40:16 0.00
catcat London City Runners 2:00:47 2:01:44 2:05:28 48.18
ClaimsMonkey Unaffiliated 1:31:02 1:34:30 1:34:30 62.52
Coopz Bournville Harriers 1:40:02 1:45:09 0.00
coxar At mile 4 of the marathon I heard via Chinese whispers that the marathon had been cancelled and all marathon runners were being diverted to the half marathon course. The weather was atrocious with driving rain, low temperatures, and gusts of wind up to 30-40mph. I was pacing to 4:15 at that point, so decided to attempt to up the pace to get a sub 2 hour half under the belt. 8:30 miling through cold three inch deep water. Nice. Gutted to see 4 months of training wasted. I know it isn't totally, but all the same that's how it feels. Garmin Trace Birmingham Running, Athletics, & Triathlon Club (BRAT) 1:50:08 1:50:35 1:59:00 51.61
DaveH Should have been the marathon. Got to the start to be told (via someone who could translate the garbled rubbish spouting from the tannoy) that the marathon had been binned and we were all doing the half. Shambles. Unaffiliated 1:21:12 1:27:34 1:27:34 66.67
Dom Unaffiliated 1:33:25 1:34:39 1:45:55 55.78
Dowse Oh man, where to begin?!?  More detail in the blog, but:
-  Arrived to be told that they've cancelled the marathon due to the weather and that they're forcing everyone to do the half marathon.  Months of training wasted and now I'm 13 miles short for the month.  I don't see how the green way was suitable for the half marathon, but not the full marathon.  Sorry to those who betted, 1100 refunded.
-  Organisation total crap at the start, as usual, no pens and lots of people in the wrong place.
-  Water given out in cups was pointless as they spill everywhere, only bottles were a couple of miles in and at the finish and no isotonic drinks.
-  They actually tried to give out sponges even though it was raining the entire time?!
-  Cold conditions, but no foil blankets for finishers even though most had a 10 minute walk in the rain to the sports centre.

Probably won't do this again under current management.  I've fed back about the organisation at the start and the water a number of times, but they don't listen.

Positive:  The marshals were amazing for standing in the rain for so long and really supportive towards the end. Birmingham Running, Athletics, & Triathlon Club (BRAT) 1:28:08 1:34:04 1:47:50 54.14
ecoverbee Unaffiliated 1:28:14 1:28:14 1:40:00 1:35:51 60.91
El Oso Wanted to do the marathon but it was rained off. Torrential rain and high winds hampered the day ! Quantock Harriers 1:34:43 1:34:43 1:41:00 59.44
Fizz :-) The marathon that wasn't :-( FERC 1:52:38 1:53:58 1:53:58 60.01
funkyPOM Pretty much spot on to target. Really pleased and had strong finish with loads left. Awful conditions but actually enjoyed it! Surf Coast Trail Runners 1:43:04 1:59:22 1:59:00 1:59:22 49.49
Go-KL Was meant to do the marathon - they wouldn't let us. They should have let us. It was bad, but not impossible, and we run at our own risk. Grantham Running club 1:14:46 1:17:56 1:25:31 68.82
Grumpy fella Unaffiliated 2:00:57 2:10:46 2:15:00 2:10:46 48.15
Hicky Very wet, very windy and very cold, that was a very tough Half in those conditions. Birstall RC 1:35:28 1:35:28 1:42:20 65.96
iainsw Absolutely terrible weather conditions, full marathon cancelled; rain and winds gusting to 40 mph. Air temperature 6 degrees - felt like below zero in the wind. Spare a thought for the stewards, at least I was moving ! (just !!) Unaffiliated 2:32:00 2:32:00 2:30:00 2:38:31 42.97
ifor Atrocious conditions. Absolutely horrible. Cold North wind 25-30mph gusting higher up to 40+. Rain most of the time, at least drizzle the whole time.
Hard going into wind all the way last 4 miles. Felt strong though and could have done a bit more. Unaffiliated 1:41:25 1:45:42 1:55:00 1:48:53 53.63
Jock Strap awful weather. marathon was cancelled so had to do half. chipped a bone in my toe 8 days before, so was very doubtful right up to race day. Unaffiliated 1:42:16 1:42:16 1:56:09 52.45
jog-on was supposed to be the full marathon but got shortened to the half due to adverse weather conditions...... Northbrook AC 1:46:24 1:53:53 1:55:10 58.22
Jogging Jon Wrekin Road Runners 1:45:05 1:59:36 1:59:36 53.09
johnnyh Badgers 1:34:38 1:43:48 2:24:00 45.64
jules_perox Unaffiliated 1:27:20 1:31:31 1:31:31 66.56
lady alton Collingwood AC 1:43:47 1:54:51 1:58:24 64.16
Lady Grinning Soul Ivanhoe Runners 1:41:03 1:48:01 1:59:54 61.84
ladyswan Ivanhoe Runners 1:55:11 1:55:11 1:59:50 59.76
louismaxy Unaffiliated 1:36:31 1:46:48 1:49:55 55.00
madrocker74 Northbrook AC 1:38:56 1:38:56 1:45:00 1:40:48 58.61
Max Sennett Full marathon cancelled due to extreme weather, torrential rain, gale for winds and freezing cold - so we did the 1/2 marathon instead. Mud and huge puddles very where. Unaffiliated 1:40:18 1:40:18 2:00:00 1:48:23 58.58
Motters Was supposed to be the marathon but that was cancelled due to bad weather. Kenilworth Runners 1:39:18 1:39:18 1:55:00 1:53:31 52.05
Mr J Unaffiliated 1:32:11 1:36:00 1:38:00 1:36:00 61.54
MrsJJ Wrekin Road Runners 1:51:44 1:51:44 1:51:44 62.79
muzzavilla had trained for marathon but was canceled Birchfield Harriers 1:30:28 1:36:19 1:47:00 54.56
Odeon1085 Unaffiliated 1:17:58 1:24:24 1:24:24 69.73
planiggy Peel Road Runners 1:14:38 1:27:52 1:28:03 66.31
RBanksy What a miserable day, no full marathon and conditons that were utterly horrible, but a Pb so at least something positive came out of it al. Run Alcester 1:38:02 1:38:14 1:42:31 58.97
RobMcC1 Unaffiliated 1:43:35 1:43:35 1:45:00 1:48:00 54.70
Roofus Collingwood AC 1:50:19 1:50:19 1:56:08 61.02
Ruggy Dunstable RRC 1:30:17 1:36:28 1:43:54 61.11
Running on the Spot Had to drop down to half when full marathon cancelled Unaffiliated 1:42:14 1:42:14 1:44:34 62.31
Seagrave Birmingham Running, Athletics, & Triathlon Club (BRAT) 1:28:36 1:33:52 1:49:07 53.51
Simonnew Heavy heavy rain, worst race conditions in history!! Bournville Harriers 1:24:44 1:41:22 1:45:00 1:45:11 55.95
Sophie16 Hell Unaffiliated 1:54:50 2:03:00 2:03:50 54.15
sparky76 Dunstable RRC 1:24:43 1:35:12 1:36:02 61.29
SpeedyMel Littledown Harriers RC 2:02:51 2:02:51 2:11:50 51.17
supersquirrel The full marathon was cancelled and they got us all to run the half instead. It was brutal, very windy, wet and sticky. Chippenham Harriers 1:37:06 1:37:06 1:43:16 60.47
the hickmanator Dudley Kingswinford RC 1:36:18 1:43:51 1:47:21 60.69
Touche Tortoise Sutton-in-Ashfield Harriers & AC, Mansfield Triathlon Club 2:28:17 2:15:00 0.00
trigger74 Reading Roadrunners, Watford Joggers 1:26:41 1:36:54 1:36:54 60.97
Trin Unaffiliated 1:31:33 1:35:36 1:44:34 70.07
TT1981 Unaffiliated 2:00:00 0.00
vintagexl Centurion RC 1:59:05 2:00:24 2:07:16 53.03
wrexhamrob Buckley RC 1:43:52 1:50:37 2:02:38 55.04

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