Bath Half-Marathon

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21/03/2006 at 22:39
Mrs wait4me actually,(passwords at the office)and the memory is going.
RD well done to you and your team.
I did my first Bath in 2004. As a 'first timer' I wondered what I had let myself in for.My number didn't turn up,I had to queue on the rec the day before.It absolutly P'd down before(and during the delayed start), there were no goodie bags left when I finally dragged my weary body in at a 2.22 time.Just to rub salt into the wounds I didnt get an official time as my chip failed.
Last year was a great improvement but this year despite the fact that you can't please everyone all of the time you did a brilliant job. The loos in Laura Place were useful but could we have them on the 'sunny' side of the street please, brrrr. Two strange things, my Garmin tells me I used 232 cals in total and I appear to have changed gender in tonights Chron.
21/03/2006 at 23:11
Well Mrs Wait4me: as Mr Wait4me felt it necessary to wear a pink vest (albeit in a very good cause) there has obviously been some confusion for the Chronicle

I am sure you used more than 232 calories as I did not eat ten times more of your magnificent supper on Sunday to make up for our different calorie usaga

What is it with laaaaaaaaaadies and loos anyway

Agree with what you say about the race director and his team's organisation.

Pity about the idiots at Green Park running backwards and forwards across the road though

I did 13.37 according to my Garmin so they cannot be relied on for anything much it seems to me
22/03/2006 at 07:56
We've been featuring historic landmarks on the course route on the race T-shirts & medals. Last year it was the Holburne Museum (at the end of Great Pulteney Street facing you at the start), this year it was Green Park station.

The course is measured to the shortest line, 300mm from the inside kerb across both carriageways. In practice anyone overtaking back markers would have been forced to run wider on their second lap, hence possible dicrepancies in distance
22/03/2006 at 09:14
Well, BHRD. looks like you got yourself a winner this year!

(But have you seen the suggestion that you ought to organise twice a year? Noooooooooo!!!!)
22/03/2006 at 09:37
> (But have you seen the suggestion that
> you ought to organise twice a year?
> Noooooooooo!!!!)

aha but you have already run this risk by mentioning the possible 10k later in the year ;-)

I think the 10k event would be a great idea. If you plan this a week or so before Bristol half it would be a great warm up for that and should help get loads of entries in

If any non Bath people want my copy of the newspaper results... let me know and I'll post them to you. I only have one copy and they are not super exciting.... but if you want them...
22/03/2006 at 10:30
Photos now appear to be on the web... <a href="">here</a>
22/03/2006 at 13:47
BHRD - thanks for the explanation of the way the course is measured for distance, I always wondered how they did it. I had no doubt that it was accurately measured but it's interesting to note that it's measured just 300mm from the kerbs which means that in reality all runners are going to run further than that on race day. I wonder then if the corrected distance on my Forerunner of 13.24 was fairly accurate.

In my ignorance I had worked out my pacing for 13.1m which with hindsight I was always going to run further than this. I'll know now for next year (and other halfs).
22/03/2006 at 16:52
A little off topic but I wonder how many of the complaints about our Garmins are a prelude to justifying buying the new model which of course is much more accurate etc. etc.
22/03/2006 at 16:53
The photos are up and I'm on the front page (no, not one of the super fast chaps battleing for the line, the one in blue and sunglasses). Does that make me famous?
22/03/2006 at 16:56
A little off topic but I wonder how many of the complaints about our Garmins are a prelude to justifying buying the new model which of course is much more accurate etc. etc.

I had the new model on. Still predicted me wrongly... same problem as everyone else mentioned. What is a hell of a lot better is that it doesn't loose the signal. I train round the streets in Bath and the tall buildings used to cause my old model to loose the sats. Have not had any problem at all with this one once I found them.
22/03/2006 at 19:13
Yes BDB you are now officially a celebrity. Good luck in the Big Brother house.

W4M - ahh you discovered the beginnings of my clever ruse to talk myself into the 205.
22/03/2006 at 19:34
Mrs Wait4Me here, does that mean that the new Garmins will not lose me along the canal on the beautiful Sunday spring mornings?trees seem to be a problem even when their not in leaf.
I'm up for a pre Bristol 10k in Bath.Make a change from the hills and canal of good old BOA.
23/03/2006 at 09:45
Hi Guys and RD,
I was one of those 4000 who did not run because of a persistand back injury which now means that my physio is sticking needles in my back to ty and get me back for racing again in June/July. Just a few comments from a frustrated runner.
1. Really great orginisation (again)
2. Like the new route anything that misses running through a housing estate has gotta be good.
3. Could not really see the point of water and energy drinks at the 12.5mile marker, most were sipped and thrown.
4. That last mile really needs more StJohns there to catch the guys who are competely exhausted.
5. Always prefer mmedals against Tee shirts there nice to give to the kids to wear (start them young)
6. Bath is always special and you will never please everybody but becasue you get 10,000 enroled then it shows you are doing something right.

Oh and i heard the rumor about the 10k this will be excellent and i hope to be back for then.
Aplogies if i have covered points already rasied.
PS if you fancy a nice local run (with a medal) then have a look at the Kennet Kanter 10miler 2nd July in Devizes, its the 2nd year and growing!!
Good Running

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