English Half Marathon 2010 - Warrington

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25/09/2010 at 09:37

Sorry LB but it does state that there will be pens according to your finishing time .

I definitely think you need them even with "only" 2000 runners . Nothing worse than having slow runners blocking your way at the start . And its just not safe .

LIVERBIRD    pirate
25/09/2010 at 09:54

Don't remember pens from last year, but you could be right Kevin.

Slower runners are always going to be a problem for faster folk until the race organisers make people provide proof of a previous PB before they allocate pen places, as we have constant proof from every Great North Run!

MS7
25/09/2010 at 20:21
I'm not sure there were pens last year, everyone just seemed to gather around the area in which the pacer closest to their time was.
25/09/2010 at 20:35
I hope there are some slower ones among you! Dont worry im honest about my times and wont get in anyones way hopefully just gonna be using it as a training run as I havent been able to do enough training but still dont want to be last!
28/09/2010 at 09:49

Hi Everyone!

Bit late should have looked for a thread on this earlier. This will be my first half marathon, im looking forward to it but im slow so will be starting a the back and finishing towards the end. Hoping to get round in under 2hrs 30.

MS7
28/09/2010 at 11:49

I did this event last year (as my first ever race) and finished in 2:49, and there were still people finishing behind me.  I think the last finisher was about 3hrs 20.

Having made a serious effort this year and with a couple of other events in between i am looking to finish in under 2:15 ( i recently did a full HM training run in 2:14:57)

I am sure that there are some people out there that would call 2:15 slow, but for me i'm well chuffed. and anyone who finishes, regardless of time, has achieved something.   

29/09/2010 at 09:53
I recall their being signs with predicted finishing times on them, but we were not penned in. I'll be starting near the back and finishing at the back I think!
LIVERBIRD    pirate
29/09/2010 at 11:51

I want to get cosy in the miggle of the pack....

(Keep warm)

29/09/2010 at 12:01
Me too, got a PB last year on this course, but am not going to get anywhere near this year so will be pleased to get carried along by the pack (literally if I can swing it!!) and aiming for 2hours
29/09/2010 at 12:05
Does anybody know how many different pace groups there are likely to be? Will it be something like 1:30, 1:45, 2:00 and 2:15 or will there be some at smaller intervals?
29/09/2010 at 18:09

Are there pacers?

29/09/2010 at 18:13

From the race pack:

"We will have a team of New Balance Pacers who will help you keep pace with your target time throughout the race"

29/09/2010 at 18:14
Oh great thanks!
29/09/2010 at 18:27
Just not sure what'll happen when I turn up and say "My target time is 1:53:07, and I demand a pacer to help me keep pace with it".
29/09/2010 at 18:43

Usually they have something like 7 min mile group , then 8 , then 9 and so on . Unfortunately I run just under 8 minute miles and nowhere near 7 , so am a bit snookered . Dont think they can cater for everyone . Just stand in the right pen and get dragged along with runners who are aiming for a similar finishing time . I hope to get somewhere near the back of the 1:30 to 1:45 pen .

See you there  

29/09/2010 at 21:24
Gah, I'm about 8.5. (Had to work it out, I don't base my training in miles at all)

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