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MBrace fitness half marathon

Listed by plodding hippo
8 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
bruno. Unaffiliated 1:36:36 1:36:36 1:47:00 1:36:36 61.33
Dave Maher Unaffiliated 1:35:49 1:36:33 1:41:04 59.35
Kimberlina Wimbledon Windmilers 2:07:04 2:16:44 2:30:00 2:16:44 48.74
Left Foot Road Runners Club 1:39:00 1:39:00 1:39:00 68.83
plodding hippo 100 Marathon Club 1:56:30 2:16:54 2:46:00 41.69
RFJ Swindon Striders 1:23:56 1:38:00 1:40:00 1:38:00 62.01
Roobarb Unaffiliated 2:15:09 2:18:00 2:18:00 53.51
sly1 Unaffiliated 2:04:28 2:04:28 2:04:28 52.97
plodding hippo
The less said about this , the better
ran with Roobarb to 5 miles at 10.5 min miling.Then the trottts started-at least 5 stops.The cramps meant that i pretty well had to walk the last 4 miles
A horrible experience!
I'm sure i could've broken 2 hrs if i'd been feeling well, and my hips and ankle weren't hurting so much.
Oh well, there's always next time!
UPDATE - have been injured lately, however don't fret am on the comeback and should still beat my fetch PB, best yet is 1:30:39, (Fetch PB 1:46), should be ok providing I dont breakdown.

RACE REPORT - MBrace Runners Quest 1/2 Marathon

This was realy ever only going to be a trg run as due to my injuries of late have not done a run over 9m, set a target of 1:40 to 1:45, aim was to start slow and build up if I had the strength.

The weather was a mixed bag of Sun, breezey and wet. The field consisting of about 150 persons, was good to meet up with a few forumits beforehand.

The race with a good warm up is a 6 lap affair around hackney marshes, all on cycle paths and footpaths.

so to the off,

1m 7:13 Ops a bit too fast
2m 7:31 Still too fast but comfy
3m 7:22 Why cant i slow down onto lap 2 and feeling good and settled.
4m 7:37 Thats a bit better pick up a few places too.
5m 7:40 Got attacked by a Jack Russell of the lead, really pi**ed me off, tried biting my trainer as I was running owner did nothing, not even a call back 0- so spoke to marshalls who sorted issue out and got guy to put dog back on lead. No damage and into lap 3
6m 7:28 Still feeling strong and running steady and well within target, now starting to overtake people and giving encouragement as i go.
7m 7:30 move past 1/2 way and into lap 4
8m 7:19 a blast of pace from somewhere
9m 7:32 Still going (checking to see if there is a battery compartment with duracell in as am still motoring at a good pace, am I going to hit the wall, as no longer than 9m done in last 2 months.
10m 7:20 hit 10 mile in under 75 mins and well into the 5th lap now, get over taken by the no1 and 2 runners, I am still passing runners and could be on for top 20 - 25.
11m 7:32 still going still steady......
12m 7:49 legs now tired but well inside last lap, closing in on leading lady.
13.1m 8:01 Catch leading lady with 800m to go, tell here to come with me and she does, get out sprinted by another runner who I have overtaken 3 times only to be taken back 3 times, come in with leading lady at same time 1:38:00.

So target well achieved (a fetch PB) but still 7:30 off my main PB, so a good effort and overall really happy with an even paced race.

Injury held up well and now just stiff
Brilliant race, really pleased as I beat my last half marathon time
Left Foot
I was the second woman to finish!

Had I know I'd have pushed a little harder. I was only a minute behind the young woman who won the cup.