Retford Half-Marathon

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17/03/2010 at 20:47
Entered this one in favour of doing a 20 mile the same weekend.
Is there much PB potential in this race?

Quote from the top of the page says:
RW Says: Head out of the small market town of Retford for a hilly tour of its rural surrounds

Looking forward to it anyway as I have not raced for a while on road.
Traveling from Leicester, so I hope it's worth the distance!
19/03/2010 at 11:40

Plenty of pb potential on this course, first five miles are very flat other than a railway bridge. Small hill from Barnby Moor than flattens again for a mile or so, before a left turn in Torworth which brings a winding lane to the Blyth Road, this part contains some long inclines rather than hills.
Mostly downhill from this point back to Barnby Moor and 9 miles, then it's a long indulating country road on to the main Worksop road (11 miles), when this point is reached there is a steady downhill slope before a short sharp hill at 12.5 miles before turning back into Ordsall and heading for the finish.

19/03/2010 at 13:02

Sounds good to me Andy - thanks for the info.

Are you looking for a particular time? 

19/03/2010 at 13:07
I am aiming to get under 1:35 for the first time. I ran just under 1:38 at Liversedge which is hilly. I have trained a lot on hills so I am hopeful for Sunday.
19/03/2010 at 13:13

Hi Johny - From Andy's description it sounds promising for you.

My only advice would be not to go off too quick and use the first 5 (flatish?) miles to get into a good rhythm and lock into your goal pace.

19/03/2010 at 13:36

im aiming for a finish in this

after last weekends kilomathon i will be happy with just getting round and if im lucky, to beat last years time of 2hrs 7 mins

fingers crossed

19/03/2010 at 22:35
knight rider wrote (see)

Sounds good to me Andy - thanks for the info.

Are you looking for a particular time? 

I ran 1:19 last year, and although I've since done a 1:18 and  a 1:17, injury will hamper me on Sunday, I should get round under 1:22 but probably not by much.
20/03/2010 at 17:47
Hi knight rider and thanks for the advice. I am going to run at my target pace as evenly as possible although I might try to gain a little time in the first 5 miles. I am always respectful of the distance I am running though and so far have managed to avoid going too fast in the first half of the race.
21/03/2010 at 14:56

hi all did exactly what i wanted got round and beat last years time

got round in 2hrs 7 mins 32 secs

i'll be back again next year

21/03/2010 at 15:07
I found it tough. Have had shin splints problems and they haven't entirely gone away! I wanted less than 3 hours and got about 2hrs 44mins so am pleased with that! Was 2nd to last but hey - somebodys got to come last!!!
Well done Angie - my sister came in about that time too
21/03/2010 at 15:10

hi flibb

 never care where i come its how you feel you have done that counts, great time with an injury

the bit between 9 and 11 gets me just a long ass road

keep up the good work

21/03/2010 at 17:52

hi flibb

do you and your sister run for gainsborough and morton striders

if you do i spoke to her and ran just behind her most of the way she left me at 8 miles but i caught sight of her again at 12 milesand finished 2 places behind her

21/03/2010 at 18:09

Hi  All

 Just to let you know the results are now on the East Retford Rugby Club site.  The web page name is very long and complicated so just best to google "East Retford Rugby Club" .  Hope everyone had a great race and you are now enjoying a well deserved rest.

21/03/2010 at 18:12

cheers reg

i found them ta

21/03/2010 at 18:57
Angie - yes that was my sister!!
21/03/2010 at 19:19

I thoroughly enjoyed this event and I will definitely be back. Wasn't the weather perfect? I aimed to go under 1:35 and was thrilled to achieve 1:30:44. It is the flattest HM I have run and ran at a very even pace. I enjoyed a pint and some cake in the club house after . FJ I respect evey runner who runs and finishes irrespective of their time. Well done to you.

21/03/2010 at 21:56
Thank you johnny that's a nice thing to say and well done yourself
22/03/2010 at 09:18

Enjoyed the race yesterday and pleased to finish 24th!

Well done oon getting under 1.20 Andy. 

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