I absolutely LOVED this!
Did a PB of 3:24:19 (previous best was 3:44:40 at Brighton) so am bouncing off the walls just now.
Personally I found the undulations much easier to deal with than Brighton, there were more of them & a few were steeper but none of them lasted very long.
Will do a review of the race in more detail, now of to get gloriously drunk.
I was the stocky-ish runner with a shaved head wearing a light blue Harlow top if anyone happened to be near me.
absolutely loved this race met some great people ,the organisers deserve a massive pat on the back in all departments,and i knocked about 11 Min's off my Pb
was about 3mins behind you adrian you past me on the long hill about22/23mls
Unofficial PB of about five minutes and a -ve split
Crackin' course, loved it.
No cramps, even better.
Fantastic day out, London v Halstead - no contest. Halstead wins easily.
Thanks once again to Kingdora for driving to the rescue of the London public transporteers after a bout of frantic texting this morning.
Superbly organised as ever, fantastic support, weather not too hot and great to meet some new people . PBs or something similar all round.
I would also agree that the grassy knoll at mile 25 is evil so could you please arrange for it to be flattened next year Halstead people.
Thanks to everyone for a great race. Organisation and support fantastic!!!
Unfortunately, my hamstring started hurting after 16 miles and too many hills. Had to walk up most of them. Finished in 4:18 - 3 minutes faster than London last year. ( I know I should be really pleased, but still managed to miss my good-for-age time by 3 minutes.)
Well done all you Halstead runners, great day for me too, got my goal of a FGFA time for next years London. Happy with that!
Met some top people too, the massage at the end was just what I needed, I'm not walking backwards down stairs at the mo!
See you next year Halstead road runners, fantastic event as always!
Tracey G wrote (see)
adrian - was it you I shouted the time to in the later stages of your race?
I'm not actually sure, I was a bit oblivious by the end! Myself & another Harlow runner finished almost together, he was the tall one, I was the stocky one!
What a brilliant marathon - so different from London, felt a lot more relaxed and the route was beautiful. Really well organised too! Was great to meet you Liz - well done on your time! Can't believe I PB'd too finishing in 4.07 Happy Days! Legs quite (actually Very) sore today, am def. not as chipper as I was after VLM but the pain was worth it . Ooooo that grassy hill at the end tho - brought tears to my eyes!
This is one for my calendar next year that's for sure!
Well HRR did it again. They have set a high standard but still seem capable of producing something even better than the previous year. This year''s goodie bag was superb. I prefer the sunshine to yesterday's cool weather but I guess I'm out on my own on that one - and it's not something over which HRR has much control.
Thanks to the marshalls and water station operatives for your efficiency and cheery encouragement. Special thanks to my own clubmates from Witham Running CLub who manned the 6/18 mile stop. I understand one or two runners benefited from their picnic goodies. I'm not sure whether a sausage roll got them round faster but I'm sure that those who did have one enjoyed it!
I dipped in under 5 hours so did as well as I expected. It's a pity there was no happy ending to a perfect day but well done Chelsea. The Reds will be back again next year.... as I will be back at Halstead D.V.
I'm gutted. Especially now I've read all your comments about how great this race was and the PBs etc. Couldn't make it in the end, too many family members up for the weekend and wanting to go to the pub Saturday night (VE Day celebrations) and country show Sunday. We had a lovely weekend, I got royally drunk Saturday night - first proper drink since Christmas so it didn't take a lot - and a very relaxing day at the country show oh but how I wished I'd be able to do Halstead. Will definitely sign up for next year even if I do do London or Brighton (both on the same day) first.
Well done to all of you who ran.
Hello - I was at Fetchpoint at the 4 mile marker. Here are my photos, feel free to download if I happen to have got a photo of you.
Ah brilliant - thanks VicnVin!
What a great race def back next year. Thanks to everyone involved in making this such a top event, unfortunately I did not get to meet as many of you as I had liked but the ones I did were all top people! .
Bring on 2011!
Was there a race photographer?
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