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Oakley 20

Sun April 1 2007 Listed by Nightjar
31 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Athlete Al Unaffiliated 3:10:00 3:10:00 3:10:00 53.65
Bills Unaffiliated 2:46:51 2:52:13 2:52:13 54.94
bozza68 PB Unaffiliated 2:45:33 2:45:33 2:45:33 56.11
Clueless Kenilworth Runners 2:50:21 2:50:21 2:52:13 61.38
dan-o PACTRAC 3:16:48 3:16:48 3:21:33 48.49
danger Biggleswade AC 2:21:28 2:37:16 2:37:16 58.10
Dawnp Billericay Striders RC 3:19:38 3:21:21 3:23:00 50.58
Fairs Redway Runners 3:19:15 3:19:15 3:19:15 49.05
flanker Todmorden Harriers & AC, Trail Running Association, LDWA 2:30:28 2:47:19 2:45:00 2:47:19 55.05
Flipper Unaffiliated 3:41:00 3:41:00 3:56:00 3:41:00 45.80
frizzle Aiming to do this at MP. Apparently at the end I should feel like I coujld go on and do more. Mmmm ...... We will see!! Yaxley Runners and Joggers 3:20:00 0.00
Gaubfar who knows, will be my longest race to date, so just going to try and do it at 9 min mile, therefore aiming for 3 hrs

UPDATE: Managed to do under the time I wanted, but was very hard work, and had nothing left at the end Yaxley Runners and Joggers 2:43:16 2:54:35 2:59:59 2:54:35 52.34
GettingThere Bedford Harriers AC 2:39:06 2:52:02 3:00:00 2:52:02 54.29
Glen Bulb Cambridge & Coleridge AC 2:37:00 2:37:00 2:37:00 58.26
Greenman I felt tired on the drive down and not much better during the race yet came away with my best time in four attempts so I'm not complaining. Grantham Running club 2:10:02 2:11:39 2:13:11 71.04
Howard Road Runner Very undulating course and a severe chilly breeze this year. Well organised event and a nice PB. Unaffiliated 2:47:21 2:47:21 2:50:00 2:47:21 60.41
inchers Leighton Buzzard AC 2:08:25 2:08:25 2:08:25 71.16
J-Lard Stubbington Green Runners 2:58:03 3:36:07 3:36:07 47.72
jmc Cool race.
Undulating (i.e quite hilly) and breezt (i.e a headwind). Kept it going well all the way round, eased off in the last few miles once I knew a sub 2:10 was going to happen. Just hope I can recover in time for FLM Stockport Harriers & AC 2:05:30 2:07:11 2:15 2:07:11 72.21
Kazzaf Yaxley Runners and Joggers 3:07:23 3:07:23 3:07:23 55.04
KinkyS Last long training run before FLM.  LSR pace, do not bet!  *update* as usual a lovely race at Oakley.  Easy peasy comfortable pace on an undulating course, a nice confidence boost and felt great all the way.  When did 20 miles become not very far LOL! Todmorden Harriers & AC 2:25:12 2:33:25 2:45:00 2:43:55 61.74
LiamS76 Bishops Stortford RC, Walden Tri 2:13:47 2:14:51 2:14:51 67.76
Lieutenant Lucerne Plan to gradually pick up the pace in the first 5 miles, followed by 15 miles at marathon pace. UPDATE probably started a bit too far back, so the first 3 miles were a lot slower than planned. Consequently I decided to pick up the pace earlier, with 17 miles averaging out at MP. A good course with some testing undulations, plus the added challenge of the wind tunnel at 12 and 19 miles. Unaffiliated 2:27:34 2:30:46 2:30:00 2:30:46 64.82
Little Sausage Biggleswade AC 2:49:30 2:49:30 3:00:00 2:49:30 59.72
Lumsdoni Report to follow. Trail Running Association, Stotfold Runners 3:07:03 3:07:03 3:20:00 3:07:03 48.86
Malibu Northbrook AC 2:40:51 2:42:33 2:55:51 53.11
RatRace Going to mooch round with OH Unaffiliated 2:31:47 3:26:00 3:20:00 3:26:00 44.37
Runner Martin Redway Runners 2:53:33 3:02:09 3:02:09 55.02
sharptim Unaffiliated 2:18:34 2:29:18 2:29:18 61.20
tangledfeet Ivanhoe Runners 2:04:20 2:04:20 2:06:23 77.33
TRO Saracen Never raced a 20. Only a week after Ackworth, so as long as I take Ackworth easy I will try this at MP. UPDATE: Fabulous - well, well happy with that. Thought it was a tough race, some climbs and some areas of stong wind, especially on a stretch which we passed twice where the wind was particularly strong against at the same time as an uphill climb. Target was to get under 2:40 so I built up a cushion then held 8 minute miles to the end. My Garmin was telling me I'd gone over 20.2 miles so I was a bit antsy having to run that last 400m with it telling me I'd already done my 20 miles!

Parking was, er, unique. Usually get there 1hr - 1:15 before the start but some delays meant I arrived at 9:25 - only to be told by the marshall 'just abandon it anywhere mate, all the car parks are full'. KInd of found a verge then realised I was about half a mile from the start. Got changed, got out of the car, through '**** me it's cold' got back in and switched to my long sleeved top. Was in a real rush by then and found out after the race I'd put the thing on back to front! 

Paced the race nicely, built up about 1:30 ahead of schdedule by about 6 miles then held 8 minute miles through to the end. Was flagging a bit by the end but did not drop pace and even found a quicker spell when the end was near. 

Spilts 7:29, 7:41, 8:04, 7:28, 7:51, 7:49, 8:02, 8:03, 7:46, 7:35, 8:00, 7:59, 7:55, 8:07, 7:56, 8:01, 7:43, 7:55, 7:51, 7:40 then a last 0.2 mile at 6:57 pace!

Marshalling was good, momento unusual (blue sweatshit), guess overall organisation spoilt a bit by parking debacle.

Unaffiliated 2:38:18 2:38:18 2:40:00 2:38:18 59.35

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