Preston 10 (Miles!)

Sunday 15 November 2009

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10/11/2009 at 17:40

surprised no thread for this yet...

...there is now!

I'm looking to better my PB of 1:27:51 - sub-1:25 definitely on methinks, and would like to push down as close to 80mins as poss...

does anybody know if this race has accurate Mile Markers?

does anybody have a map of the course?

10/11/2009 at 17:47
11/11/2009 at 10:36

Thanks for that PW!

strange that there are two Preston 10's in the event system though?

anyway, I think mine is the "One True Thread" and everybody should come over here!

11/11/2009 at 10:42
I `m looking at the same sort of time as you , Daz. I went through 10 miles in 1:25 in a half last month but when I did a 10 mile race I did 1:26, I think. I`m looking for 41 or 42mins for the first lap and see how I feel, hopefully.
11/11/2009 at 10:42
done the 10 mile from the school a few times  it is a 2 lap race  but mainly flat   and fast
11/11/2009 at 11:47

egyptian toe - sounds like we'll definitely be seeing something of each other on Sunday then, in fact in could be a photo finish!

11/11/2009 at 21:03

I'm doing this too - looking forward to it, although not looking forward to the high winds that are forecast! Those long stretches could prove quite tricky if there's a howling gale blowing! Oh well.... that's the joy of November running!

I'm aiming for somewhere around the 1:15 mark if all goes to plan....

12/11/2009 at 14:23
Its going to be my first Preston 10 this Sunday, how many runners normally take part, and are there any plodders like me, should do about 1 hour 35.
12/11/2009 at 15:21

phil - here's last year's results:

http://www.ukresults.net/2008/preston10.html

347 finishers
1:35 would've put you in 335th place

12/11/2009 at 16:01
Thanks for that, feel a bit better now
12/11/2009 at 18:20
The results scared me!!!!
13/11/2009 at 12:57
Matt Connor wrote (see)

I'm doing this too - looking forward to it, although not looking forward to the high winds that are forecast! Those long stretches could prove quite tricky if there's a howling gale blowing! Oh well.... that's the joy of November running!

I'm aiming for somewhere around the 1:15 mark if all goes to plan....


Come to think of it, 1:20 to 1:25 might be more like my time..... I think I was a tad over-optimistic predicting 1:15!

With the times, and looking at last year's results, it looks like the majority of runners who do this race are club runners so obviously the times will be fairly quick.

I'm sure we'll all get round anyway, plus it's looking like it'll be a better day for us weather-wise - Saturday looks horrendous!

Good luck folks!

Edited: 13/11/2009 at 13:03
13/11/2009 at 13:35
Yep! All the best! Had foot problems this week so not 100% really. (Got my excuse in first!!!)
Edited: 13/11/2009 at 13:35
13/11/2009 at 13:46

did a few "test" miles yesterday

I predict I will start off at 8:00 pace, but slowly tail off and average 8:20ish = 83:20

so aiming to go sub-83

think I'm number 590 and will be wearing a black/white Fell Ponies vest, so feel free to say hello

15/11/2009 at 12:56

1:16 for me folks - really enjoyed it..... A fast course, well-marshalled, and good weather - what more could you ask for?

How did you other guys do? And how did you find it?

15/11/2009 at 14:10
15/11/2009 at 18:38
I did 78 mins which I`m really pleased with . Enjoyed it and couldn`t have hoped for such a good pb. Did 86mins in my only other attempt at the distance having started racing this year and it`s great to have improved by so much!
15/11/2009 at 19:37
done this race  in the past   my best time been 1h07    well done to you all
15/11/2009 at 19:39

(DazTheSlug here)

e.toe - Well Done on the sub-80 - Great Stuff!

1:25:53 for me

slipped off the pace in miles 7, 8 & 9

would've liked to've at least gone sub-1:25 but not to be

still new PB by 2 mins though so not complaining too much

weather great and liked the course, so would probably do again in future

Edited: 15/11/2009 at 19:40
16/11/2009 at 09:02
Congrats on the PB Daz. It`s no bad thing, setting a best but knowing you can beat it again in the future. Think I`ll do this again too.

Anyone know if there are any pics on-line?
And am I correct in thinking that there`s also a 5 mile race from the same place at same point in the year?

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