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Flitwick 10K

Sun April 15 2007 Listed by april_runner
24 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
10.13 SLEAFORD STRIDERS 48:49 48:58 52:39 53.89
Andiep Bedford Harriers AC 53:15 53:15 53:22 57.90
Big Jules A week to go before the FLM and I wasn't taking any chances.  A gentle run out and no racing ... but couldn't resist a little sprint to the finish!! Biggleswade AC 52:55 58:52 58:52 53.76
Bills Unaffiliated 42:59 44:46 44:46 62.39
Coops1973 Splits 4.45, 4.35, 4.57, 4.51, 4.53, 4.46, 4.53, 4.57, 5.06, 4.49 Unaffiliated 39:57 46:31 46:30 48:32 55.37
Darth Vader Royston Runners 41:17 44:34 47:00 46:15 62.33
E Although I achieved a PB this race was dissapointing as I missed my bronze time by 16 seconds. Bedford Harriers AC 53:43 54:06 54:45 55:27 59.71
Geprig If I get a good start and if the weather is good and if there aren't any hills and if..... I want to get to my PB or lower. *** This  really hurt. I hate hot weather.  I was aiming for arround 42.25 but I got a flying start and just kept pushing to half way. By that time I was so uncomfortable that I lost track of time and all I just kept going as fast as I could. I could have given up at any time but the power of Fetch got me round. Thanks to all of you for all the encouragement. Bishops Stortford RC 38:57 41:05 42:30 41:44 67.98
Greenman Ran this at an easy pace as I didn't want to aggravate my hamstring. It felt tight but not painful, hopeully it will hold up for London next weekend. Nice course and good organisation, liked the medal too. Grantham Running club 37:07 37:10 41:03 68.04
hammerite Aimed for 8's as I'm nowhere near PB pace. Took a steady pace and worked the hills. Managed slightly quicker and finished a few seconds quicker than 49m. Enjoyed the race, and felt comfortable all the way round. Bedford Harriers AC 43:55 48:16 50:00 48:54 54.64
hatterfan 100 Marathon Club 45:43 52:32 55:46 48.07
Lieutenant Lucerne Previous times on this undulating course 2005 - 46m 31s, 2006 - 44m 24s. Will try for a PB this year.
***UPDATE****The warm weather provided an extra challenge, so I took the first 5kms at a steady pace, reaching half way at 20m 55s. I started to pick up the pace after 6kms. There were three short hills in the second half of the course (some of which seemed a bit like a large roller coaster), so the last few kms were quite demanding.  However I reached 9km well on target and motivated by (a) the chance to set a personal best, (b) the fact that there were a few bets on me and (c) it was a gentle downhill stretch to the finish, the last km was the fastest and I also managed a negative split.
My time was a lot better than expected. I'm actually training for a marathon (with lots of long slow runs – around 8m 20s pace), but clearly this has helped to improve my speed over shorter distances. Unaffiliated 37:45 40:49 42:30 41:26 69.58
Lis81 Unaffiliated 59:42 59:42 1:02:00 48.92
Little Linz Unaffiliated 44:50 52:20 1:00:08 50.57
Little Sausage Had to take this one easy due to running the marathon the following weekend! Biggleswade AC 44:11 44:11 47:56 63.29
Lycra Hurricane Didn't manage to get below 50 mins, but there will be more chances during the year. 

Bedford Harriers AC, Rushden Runners 48:22 49:02 49:58 50:02 61.60
Martyn Fisher Pre race comment: This will be my first race after 6 weeks of injury and recovery. No chance of a PB, so will be delighted with sub 50. Not promising anything, though, getting round will be good news for me.

Post race comment: Well that went better than expected. I felt comfortable at 4:45/km pace until about 8km where I ran out of steam. But given that it's the first race back since gradually getting over the calf injury, then it weren't 'arf bad. Almost Athletes 45:42 45:42 49:59 48:02 58.60
Mrs GT Bedford Harriers AC 57:17 58:46 1:02:28 50.31
Nightjar One week after Stanwick and I took 2 minutes of my PB. Very pleased. Set my virtual partner up for 46 minutes and ran a consistent race against her with a good set of km splits. Gradually pulled away from her thinking I'd have a bit in reserve for the hills but managed to keep it up on the hills too giving me that 40 second bonus. Sweet. Bedford Harriers AC, LDWA 44:43 44:50 47:00 45:20 62.58
No.8 ™ Training run - should have run the first 5k in 19:00 and went through in 19:25 and then the second 5k in 17:35, but that was 18:24. Found the second half very undulating and overall difficult to pace accurately. Good lesson in running a negative split and an really well organised race, with a good medal and goody bag at the end. Unaffiliated 34:19 35:57 36:35 37:49 71.59
Pintsize Bedford Harriers AC 48:41 52:16 57:01 57.46
Plodder73 Unaffiliated 40:32 40:32 43:36 61.49
Ruggy Dunstable RRC 39:54 42:34 45:00 62.55
Schnecke This was very hard work - hoped to sneak in a wee bit under my best 10K time, but this was a killer!  Very hot, much hillier than the description of 'undulating' would suggest, and feeling a bit below par anyway due to tummy bug over the last couple of days.  All things considered, it wasn't a bad effort, but still feel slightly disappointed.  The race itself was excellently organised and marshalled - computerised results up on a screen immediately we crossed the finish line - very impressive! North Herts Road Runners 47:17 52:06 54:00 62.00

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