I came on here the night of the race, and was going to post how congested I found it - but decided against it after reading the first few posts and thought I must have just been unlucky with where I started. I've done this race for the past 3 years, and definately think this year was the worst for it...
However, it was the first 10k I ever did, and I really do enjoy it. I always go with the mind set of just running it to enjoy the atmosphere, and don't really concentrate on times, so I'll probably be back next year - although its starting to verge on the very expensive side of things.
Kevin, maybe you are using the quick results page?
nutty - just figured out who you are! I'm in your club - will probably see you tonight!
When will they publish photos from Manchester run? Imagine it must take days and days to sort through them all...
Forgot to add, the way I broke my positions down was I got my results for each filter from my race number, then did an open search for each category and at the bottom it says how many results found, so I just took that as being how many people there were in each category.
Overall 1928/ 26983
Female 133/ 11922
Age 1258 / 14610
Age and Gender 90/ 6716
I know what everyone means about the congestion!
I was being realistic when I applied for the race as I have never taken part in any event before.
I was therfore in the pink wave... People were walking after 200M One woman hit me sideways whilst programming her iPod and at one point a whole crowd of women were walking with arms linked taking up about 3/4 of the road!
I only managed 1:14 due to 2 huge blisters at the 5K point (I wont be using elastic laces again).
But I'm so happy I finished & only slowed below a jog twice.
I'll be back next year.
Cheers Kelly for the info on how to break down the category's.
Looks like you did pretty good! I'd be very proud of those places!
It certainly wasn't you getting in the way was it!
Yes, I was very happy - and stunned! I was a week into my marathon taper so obviously the extra rest is working.
If anyone wants to improve their times, try marathon training . Even though I haven't ran one yet - next Sunday, panic - it has taken 5 mins off my 10k time and 7 mins off my half time in 3 months and I think still room for improvement.
Although I do mostly smaller races now, I still love the razzmatazz of the Bupa runs. Can't wait to tackle the GNR again.
Kaysdee - I'm guessing your doing Edinburgh?? - If so, same here!
Get very nervous now - first time for me as well.
But completely agree with training for longer distances. I've run a 52 min 10k as part of my marathon training, and that wasn't going full pelt. I reckon I could go sub 50 mins with a good day, and that coming a year after running approx 1 hr 10ks!
Moving Along, Yes, Edinburgh. I know they said race packs would be here *by* Saturday, but didn't think they would cut it this fine. No-one I know has one. I'm nervous, but just can't wait to get it over with really. Getting bored! Well done on the improvement. It feels a bit surreal doesn't it as the cut in time doesn't seem proportionate to the amount of effort it takes. It felt no harder than a previous 50 minute pb back in November.Right, when's my next marathon...
Bupa ignored me again. Didn't get any for the GNR and din't get any here. Boo Hoo.
Can anyone view their pictures? I've been getting site is busy try again for hours now.
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