I'm doing it, are you?
No idea on the results but my official time will be slightly longer than my watch timing, I'll be more interested in the photo's
I have to say on the whole I enjoyed it the officiating was good and will probably be back next year but I was a bit miffed that there was no distinct start line and based mine (rightly or wrongly) with the war memorial.
I too ran in a long sleeve top but I just rolled my sleeves up when hot but you're right, I should have went off in a T.
yes - the start was a bit random - but that's part of what i like about Jedburgh - makes for a nice contrast after GNR (which i also love for different reasons!)
I'm interested in seeing the results as I really want to know what the winning times were, where i came etc - I'm very nosy - a results stalker
Wow, what a toughy in that wind! My day started badly when my name wasn't on the list, even though I entered online ages ago. Soon sorted though.
I thought the first mile or so was quite congested. It didn't affect me much running a half but it would have made quite a difference if it had been a 10K. Was it not possible to start the two races at different times? Other than that, it was well run.
It was an enjoyable race, only spoilt by the last few miles being a slog into the strong wind. Not having done it before, and having been told it was a pretty flat course, that long hill around the 10 to 11 mile mark came as a nasty surprise. Just about finished me off and I saw a few people walking parts of it. I thought the band playing was a nice touch, as were the people offering slices of orange and, later, jelly babies.
I did 1 hr 53 mins 12 secs, just 30 secs more than my >60 PB. That was set earlier in the year at Redcar though in near perfect conditions.
I managed to resist the haggis from the van near the finish line
I enjoyed that hill
I've been cycling a lot recently and it has made a HUGE difference to my leg strength I think.
I passed a few people on the hill struggling, but felt fine myself
Well done on your PB SprintFinish and pleased you enjoyed the race too K9.
The hill was the one place where a few passed me. Being out of breath's no problem, but I think my lack of leg muscle counted against me. Oh, and being 61 of course!
Get a bike Graham L...
I've hardly run this year due to a bad injury a year ago, but today was only a minute or so over my HM PB due to cycing I think
Graham L - I'm impressed and jealous It was a pb for me @ 2:03:46 - it felt like the hardest half I've ever done, that wind was brutal!!! Every time I do one of these I say 'never again'! But already entered into the Scotland Kilamathon next year so better keep trying to improve!
Also not very clear to first-timers was where to register. I drove straight past it on the way in, as I suspect quite a few others did. Later on I had five people ask me where to go.
Don't want to criticise too much though as I'm sure a lot of work goes into organising these events. One or two signs, and a clearer start line as Mick said, would have helped though. The race itself was well marshalled and had a good feel to it.
Well done on your PB Mick. You should be able to beat that on an easier day. I'd recommend Redcar next spring if you can make it - nice flat course.
According to the website all the phots from the half marathon have now been uploaded to the site. however, when I look a tthe photos (assuming they are in order of finishing) only those that finished in the top 350th places or so may have a photo.
if this is the case, its very disappointing as there were over 500 finishers - us slow coaches also like to see our photos! i've emailed the photographers to check and will post any reply I get.
Mick 'Stringy' wrote (see)
Same here, no photo's plus my time is about 3 minutes slower than my watch!! I'm sticking with my watch time!
My time and watch time were quite close together, about 10 secs diff... but still going with watch time
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