Barry Jones 10k

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17/04/2003 at 15:58
Is this 'un a good 'un? Anyone?
28/04/2003 at 13:41
I donĀ“t know if it is a good race, but I received my number today. Have to improve my pb, hopefully by 6 - 7 minutes.
Does anyone know if it is hilly?
04/05/2003 at 12:57
Am told by a friend who ran the race last year that it probably fits in the "undulating" category, certainly not flat!!

(That said, I'm seriously considering doing it anyway...!!)
04/05/2003 at 17:05
Sorry can't help on info about the race.

I just popped in as I thought now that must be a run in Wales with a name like that! Obviously very wrong!!

Happy running!
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04/05/2003 at 17:06
Whee is it by the way?
04/05/2003 at 18:22
Starts from outside the athletics track in Wimbledon Park, erm, about 130 miles east of Wales!
04/05/2003 at 19:19
the 10 miles event in september-october is pretty hilly, i don't know this 10k
05/05/2003 at 14:33
I just came back from the race and it is not undulating. It is HILLY. There is a big mountain just after km 1, and there are two loops so it comes again after km 6.

But is was nice, I got a pb and I am now officially a sub 50 runner.
05/05/2003 at 14:39
sorry about that! though did say probably!!

'undulating' seems to be a codeword for 'expect hill' anyway in most people's experience (see Yeovilton 10k for example...)

Still, perfect conditions for it today and if you got a pb can't have been too bad!
05/05/2003 at 14:53
No it wasn't to bad. It was just a shock to see that hill. It was hiding behind a curve, which was already uphill. A friend told me not to overdo it on the first kilometer because of the hill and when I saw the early slope I thought it doesn't look to bad. But then little MountVonToux showed itself. The second time I walked a bit of it. I raced on Saturday so I couldn't reach my target time today anyway, and I just made sure to get under the 50 minutes.
On 25th of May there is another 10 k in Wimbledon which is supposed to be flat. I hope I can go for sub 46 there.
05/05/2003 at 17:14
Well I run it today, my first ever run and with no preparation! Yes, there was a hill but I didn't think it was bad. I ran it in 65:56min and really enjoyed it so I will run again, this time with some training :)
05/05/2003 at 18:49
here are some nice pictures taken at the top of the hill. MAybe you can find yourself in it.
06/05/2003 at 18:13
Hi everyone

Results now on

07/05/2003 at 17:43
The results are now on their webpage. I don't know how, but somehow I was 7th women in. I have to check with my doctor ;-)
07/05/2003 at 17:55
congratulations Lars-it's always nice to be so high up in a race when you don't expect it!

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