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Cracking time AGF
Mark D, another race report for you
We ran Steyning Stinger off-road marathon this morning, a hilly 26 miles all off-road on the South Downs. I can't praise the race enough (somewhere here actually recommended it to me (can't remember who now ) so thank you to whoever it was) - it was a bargaintastic £18 to enter, brilliant organisation at the start (the start was close to Steyning school so they used all the school facilities pre and post race), fantastic marshalling and checkpoint stations, really friendly crowd (lots of real racing pros - saw quite a few 100 Marathon Club Tops, a few SDW100 tops and someone had even run the WS100 but they were all so welcoming to the likes of little old me)....and you got a free breakfast at the end
Waiting for official times but chuffed with unofficial times of around 04:57 for me and 03:57 for hubby. Defiitely a race I shall be partaking in again
AmGettingFitter (AGF) wrote (see)
Sorry I havenot been around much. Have been on holiday for the wifes 40th. Today was the silverstone 1/2M. So chuffed. Official time = 1:29:58 ( Sub 1:30 and a 7 min+ PB ) Off for a beer !!
Sorry I havenot been around much. Have been on holiday for the wifes 40th.
Whoop nice one. You've got the 3:15 in the legs no doubt about that!
Well done everyone, and you can add me to the PB list
My target was 1:50 today at Silverstone and I finished in 1:50:04 (crappy pacing, I know ). I'm really chuffed with that, especially since the garmin persistently registered short miles and made pacing more difficult (0.25miles out at the end!). It's my PB by 4m 54s and is in line with my marathon target.
I was going to have a race to report on, but unfortunately didn't get to the start due to navigational errors
So I came back home, and took about 4 1/2 hours to run 20 miles by myself.
Luckily Mr H will be going doing the driving to Brighton.
Thanks for the sympathy, Picklelilly!
The 20 miles gave me an opportunity to try the Clif gels, as they will be given out on the day. They weren't bad to taste and went down OK. Quite sweet, but thinner than what I have tried before. I did have a slight stomachache an hour later, but that may not be down to the gel.
I'm not sure if it improved my energy very much!
I have just measured the route I took today as it was a little different to my planned 20 miler. It turned out to be 23! I presume The Good Run Guide is accurate.
Eastbourne half had a horrid mile long hill from about mile 2 and a stiff cold headwind back along the prom for about 5 miles. Otherwise ok! Had lots of good banter with spectators because of costume. Did get called a greenfly, green elf and even a chicken!. He must live close to Sellafield....
Finishing time wasn't important and would have been quite happy with 2 and a half hours. Chip time was 2:29:58! AND I beat Peppa Pig
Quite achey now and to double that distance in 6 weeks time is a bit daunting. But as long as everything holds together I'll keep at it.
Doing a half marathon race beat plodding the local streets for my LSR today so happy.
Lots of good runs today by forumites, well done!
I see a few people completed Silverstone today? I think of it as good practice for a breezy brighton marathon! Just 20 secs short of a PB at 1:39, stopping for a quick 'call of nature' wouldnt have helped. Good event though.
Anybody doing the New Forest Festival of Running 20miler next weekend? lets hope less disastorus than last year??
Left timing of swapping shoes over to a critical point, old trainers at 600 miles, need to ease in a new pair in next fortnight in prep for Brighton.
Amazing stories from so many people, big congrats to all those PBs ! I contented myself with a gentle 6 mile run to check my foot was better, and although it was a bit sore at the end, I am pleased that I have woken up this morning with no pain at all, so I am hoping that it is on the mend.
Kathy - so sorry you didn't make it to your race. What a disappointment
Salisburylad - glad the foot is feeling better - just take it easy and keep stretching
Picklelilly - my Garmin did this a while ago, and when I investigated it had 'lost' the details I'd put in about weight, resting HR etc - worth checking to see if that's what happened to yours! Oh yes, and the after effects of some gels know that feeling well! I just had 1 High 5 isogel yesterday - I often think the results are as much pyschological as phyiscal - and I managed to run up the last couple of hills, passing a group of people I'd been following in the distance for most of the race !
More Well Dones to all the PBs yesterday - amazing how running slower for a long time in training makes you run faster in races!
I'm feeling liek I'm going down with a cold today - a very kind lady was coughing and spluttering in the loo queue telling everyone how she was full of cold but was still going to race (Thank for that!) Hopefully lots of Vit C will put paid to it.
Just a quick report
Well Llanelli H/M done weather was cold and blowy which was good as we ran down the coastal path right by the sea good training for Brighton if the weather turns bad well i have a new PB according to my Garmin i got around in 1:43:36 beating my old time by 8:08 but was out done by Poohbear but I’ll let her tell you
Travel Lodge Preston Park 4.00pm Saturday
Lombster + 1
Kathy H probable
The Green Fairy
Llanelli Half Marathon completed successfully. I decided to try for a negative split taking it steady until the turn around point at 6.5 miles and then hopefully having enough in me to be able to do a faster second half. Got to the 6.5 mile turnaround point in just under 1hr 30 mins and thought to myself well, if I try hard enough I should be able to knock some time off my pb and perhaps maybe get just under the 3 hr mark.
Coming back along the seafront there was quite a strong wind, so I decided to jog all the way along instead of reverting to my usual run/walk method and continued to jog slowly until I got to the other end of the seafront and through the nature trail. I looked at my watch at the 11 mile mark and realised that to beat my pb I only had to complete the last 2.1 miles in under an hour - a sub 3 hour half was looking promising. Got to about 12.5 miles and could see the finish line, nice downhill run to the finish and I knew if I could just keep going I would get under the 3 hrs. Toby3 was there on the run up to the finish line cheering me on as he had looked at the clock time and wasnt sure that I would be aware how close to the sub 3 I was.
Crossed the finish line with 2hrs 51mins 52secs on my watch and still only 2hrs 53 on the clock time from the start of the race.
Well pleased with my time as that is a massive 33 mins off my pb set at Swindon Half last October. I am sure that the almost 2 stone weight loss since then and the marathon training helped, but I am really pleased!
Havent had a chance yet to read all the other posts since we have been away - but hope everyone else did well too.
WOW WOW WOW Poohbear - that's fantastic Really well done - have some for that fantastic PB
And Toby as well of course!!!
Fantastic Poohbear! Well done!! You are such an inspiration!
Well done everyone some amazing results this weekend you are all going to have a PB smashing marathon at this rate, so pleased for you all :0)
I'm definitely going to have a PB at the marathon
[it's my first one !!]
Well done Toby and Poohbear on your race times - testament itself that hard work really does pay off
Ha Ha Sailsbury Lad perhaps I should have made that a PB or expectation smashing marathon Lol