Windsor 1/2....

I've REALLY done it now! ARRGGHH

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07/08/2002 at 09:19
I finally brought myself to enter the Windsor 1/2 yesterday! What have I done!
07/08/2002 at 09:25
Entered the Windsor half marathon ???

Do I win a prize ?
07/08/2002 at 10:01
No. I don't think so anyway!
07/08/2002 at 10:19
Yes but you do get to meet 30 other forumites, you luck men
07/08/2002 at 10:35
Hmmm... Don't know if thats a good thing! This'll be my first 1/2 and so I'll probably be a great big embarassment to myself!
Iron SwissBobby    pirate
07/08/2002 at 10:40
Have confidence Jon, I am sure you will not be last. You will not trip over your shoe laces at the start and get trodden on by the other runners. And you will finish.

I am sure you will really enjoy your first 1/2 marathon. I know I did despite the pouring rain. Just take it easy, and remember the first objective is alway enjoy yourself, second finish, third time.
07/08/2002 at 11:19
Very phillisophical of you there SB, but you're right!
07/08/2002 at 12:00
So what time are you hoping for Jon. What's your 10K time.
Iron SwissBobby    pirate
07/08/2002 at 12:39
I said time was third there for it is not important BK
07/08/2002 at 12:46
SB, just trying to access if Jon and I might be running this race at about the same pace. I have full faith that he will do the first two things you mention and then the third does become important
07/08/2002 at 15:34

Welcome to the Windsor half, it's going to be a blue and yellow vest throng up the royal mile to the iron duke at the start.

You can look forward to the thin paths, number of small hills and the wind across the polo fields. Only joking.

It was my first ever half marathon when I ran it last year and despite the appalling conditions I still loved it. Before you know it you'll be running full Marathons.

It's also perfectly placed as a key run in the schedules for the Dublin marathon
07/08/2002 at 17:11
Hey Jon,

Don't worry about being last - I'll be keeping up the rear (so to speak!) as it's my first too.

See you there,


07/08/2002 at 17:46
In case anyones interested the current roll-call for Windsor off the club website is

snoop dogg
Jason L
Huggy Bear
Jock McPlop
mikealex (Blue Knees)
Fat Face
daisy dog
Pizza man
hives are law

These are some of you not on there yet as well. Maybe we'll even reach 40.

For those of you interested in joining the club the site is
07/08/2002 at 21:18
Yes I'll be there. It's my first half as well, in fact I've never run further than 8 1/3 miles (my latest long Sunday run). I only ran once for the school and that was 1500m over 25 years ago, since that the Sunday Times Fun Run in about 1986 and the Harvel 5 this year are the only other distances I've covered.

I'm really looking forward to meeting everybody and also the race itself. Oh and I'll be 42 6 days before the event!!!
08/08/2002 at 09:26
Well! Sounds good (I suppose to some degree it always has otherwise I wouldn't have entered!)

My 10k PB is 42:38 (GJ10k) so I would hope to do it in 1:40? Is this a realistic goal?

I thought it would be, as it's only about 12kph on average.

Iron SwissBobby    pirate
08/08/2002 at 09:36
Jon bad news 12kph makes it 1:45:30. There are 21.1 km in a half marathon. 12kph also makes 3:31:00 marathon which a lot of us would be extatic to get.
08/08/2002 at 09:58
Well in that case I'll have to go a bit quiker then!
08/08/2002 at 10:59
As a quide jon my times are now 43:52 and 1:48:28 but I hope to better the latter next weekend. As you're so YOUNG and fit you may well make 1:40 but I wouldn't be dissapointed with 1:45
08/08/2002 at 11:21
Hmmm... As I've never done one before I was just guessing, so it looks like we may be going round together, if you'll take me that is!
08/08/2002 at 11:38
I entered the Windsor Half just before I went on holday and I'm getting more terrified each day - I'm glad to know I'm not the only one.

Went for my second ever 10 mile run yesterday and those extra three miles are really going to hurt I think. But as there are so many Forumites running and you're all such nice people I wondered if the fast ones could do their race and then double back, find me and carry me the rest of the way - it's a thought...
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