Brass Monkey Half Marathon



  • I'd love to hang on to you at that pace BP but I'll be lucky to break the magic 1.45 (1.46.06 last year) - where's that Beders when you need a train to ride? image
    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • just sitting here 20 miles from the start listening to the wind howling and the rain lashing down................

    Good point - how to recognise folks - I should be easy - the old ,white haired and bearded codger cowering from the elements.

    Bunny Phobia
    we may be on the same part of the course at some stage - hope so!!!

  • I believe that the emminently recognisable Rich K might provide a focal point for folk if they so wished?

    TS - is the local forecast for tomorrow any better than the one I'm getting from the Met Office? Can you remember what it was last year? I know it was windy but have managed to erase the details though I'm quite sure it didn't hail at any point!

    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • 35 miles away - wind really picked up here too.  Forecast suggests that it will have calmed down by the morning.

    First 7 miles will be into the wind tomorrow so get drafting to save energy and then motor on the way back.

    Good luck everyone.  I'll be chasing a sub 1:45.

  • swittleswittle ✭✭✭
    Er, you're not exactly selling me the idea of heading across the M62 tomorrow image Here in Liverpool, winds and heavy rain hit us about 4pm but it's calmed down now. I heard just now on the forecast that N. Ireland was suffering gales & rain, so I don't want to speak too soon.

    Yay for a following wind on the inward 6!! Run strong and run well, everyone image

  • Stotfold - what's your number? Maybe we can help each other round to that sub 1.45?
    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
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    I do carbo loading extremely well

    Roll on tomorrow. Literally. I'm so round!
  • Good luck everyone!!!  I'm a bit carb-loaded myself ...... image' />
  • Opps, been a bit busy LMH so haven't been on the thread for a while, will look out for you at the start, I'm the tubby boy in the white long sleeved top with an Ilkley harriers vest over the top, sub 1.45 here we come !! Wind forecast seems to have dropped a bit so let's hope it picks up behind us on the way back !!!



  • Beders - are you on for a pacing job then? You'd be an ideal windbreak image' /> I'm 1461. Leaving now.

    Good luck all!

    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • That was fun. Cracking day for it and the feared gales turned out to be a gentle breeze against on the way out and assisting on the way back. The sun shone, we got a rucksack instead of a sweatshirt and I beat most of the people I wanted to with a totally unexpected 1:26. Great organisation, including the chip pick-up which could have been disastrous but was very well organised. Well done Knavesmire, living up to your usual high standards as ever.
  • I got a half-marathon PB! Definitely helped by the chip-timing as it took me quite a while to get over the line - seemed busier than last year?

    The support from the marshalls was brilliant, especially in the last couple of miles when I really needed it!

    Hope everyone else had a good race.

  • Results are now available here.
  • a one second pb for me, God that hurt

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    Top organisation as always, thanks Knavesmire harriers

  • Fantastically well organised as ever. Sorry I didn't get to meet anyone/many people. M1 was closed on the way up meaning we arrived in the car park about 20 mins before the off! Bit of a rush to get chip etc but all ok and whilst I didn't dip under 1.45 I did a PB of 1.45.05 (chip time, Garmin time was 2 secs slower) so I'm tired but happy image' />
    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • PBs all round... well done LMH and Hipps... (and anyone else who PB'ed)! image' /> image' />  Good running considering the wind.  It was bad enough washing the car today let alone racing image' />
  • the wind wasnt that bad psc, well, niot the wind outside anyroad

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  • I had me usual legendary tummy troube
  • Hi everyone.  Well done to you all.  I managed to get a pb today too - 1:41:24 which is 3 mins off my previous best.  Now sitting here abolsutely shattered!

  • Hipps - I had a couple of slow miles which I put down to the wind - 4 and 5 were the worst.

    Well done Dippycat! Great running.

    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • LMH, I did struggle a bit around mile 4 to 5, i just assumed that was me being stupid and doing the first 2 miles at 8.5 mm

  • LMH - Well done image' />

    Hippo - another sub 2hr half to add to your collection image' />

  • yes

    and a 10 mile and 10k pb en route

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  • That's fantastic Hippo!
  • Hippo i looked over the place for you, at 8.5 min miles theres no wonder i did'nt see you.

    My days of PBs have long since gone even though the conditions were just about ideal, and the Marshalls were brilliant although the one that told me near the end that i was looking good was being too kind  image' /> 

  • well, erm, it was nowt like your time Dippycat

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    but, ill be looking for a 10 miler and a 10k to do, thats for sure

  • Thanks Knavesmire Harriers, really well organised and great support - loved it. That kit kat in the goody bag was the best one I've ever tasted. Congrats to all who got PBs.
  • Hippo - you must come to Silverstone and knock some more seconds of your half pb. I will be getting some more Fetch point soon then image' />

  • got two halves in march laready trace
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