Half Marathon Mayhem
Anyone doing this little fellow? Accoriding to a few reviews, alot of people reckon it's pretty much flat... hope so as I'm doing this next Sunday... anyone care to join me?
Alright fella, how's it going? Yeah I died at Guilden Sutton big time, on one of my world famous diets and running myself into the ground, all good fun and for the greater cause lol... anyway, hope you do well, and be sure to post to me how you do matey or send me a mail on Mark@pugheaven.co.uk... be interested to see hwo you're going mate!
Yep and it was just us there hahaha... so I assume no one off here ran it.
Ran the Swinton Half Marathon with Marshallini (well done matey, and a massive PB) this morning... very undulating course, and certainly a challenge... wanted to go out at 6:15 m/m pace and do around 1:22 if I was lucky... woke up after 4 hours sleep, at 4am, feeling rough, sneezing and running head cold So, wasn't looking forward to this at all... however, it's an 8:30am start, so temps were perfect for me, cold... and there was zero wind... fantastic... this might not rivel you guys, but I'm over the moon as this has come out of no where as you all know... best race I've probably ever ran... workedhard right to the line and for the first time in a half, which isn't my best distance, I reckon that's a negative split...
1 Mile = 6.04 155bpm2 Mile = 12:06 (6:02) @157bpm3 Mile = 18:10 (6:03) @159bpm4 Mile = 24:34 (6:23) @162bpm ( really tough hill )5 Mile = 30:43 (6:09) @162bpm6 Mile = 36:52 (6:08) @163bpm7 Mile = 43:00 (6:08) @166bpm8 Mile = 49:18 (6:17) @166bpm ( had to do 6x180 degree turns down/up a subway, lost 20 seconds )9 Mile = 55:27 (6:09) @166bpm10 Mile = 01:01:21 (5:54) @166bpm11 Mile = 01:07:14 (5:53) @169bpm12 Mile = 01:13:16 (6:01) @170bpm13 Mile = 01:19:15 (5:59) @173bpm13.1 Mile = 01:19:50 (0:34) @178bpm
6:05 m/m Overall 17th Place (Official results have me 1:19:56 (6:05 m/m) which is annoying, 6 seconds ? )
Once we went through 3 mile too quick I'd resigned myself to another terrible blow up at 7 mile... so thought I'll just do a good fast 10 miler... then got on the back at 4 mile of two decent lads and kept with them all the way... they pulled me through, usually I'm on my own in halfs... but this one, raced all the way... so chuffed.I would say that on the Pugometer I reckont hat course is around a minute slow due to the hills and undulations, but you run what you run, and I'll take a 79 minuter.
It's the way I've finished there, strong... usually as you all know I go off like lightening then die like thunder... this time, I didn't really really on top of the world today... feeling ill now though, stomachs all over the shop... and my heads full of cold now
To do this time though on this comeback has really surprised me I'll be honest... and it's a great feeling thinking I'm now getting back to good form.
Thanks to all the marshalls who were very good... all I needed WASN'T that Subway section which was horrible... but apart from that, great bag and certainly value for money etc... lovely glass momento for finishing, thanks Certainly do this race again me thinks, even if it is a toughy!
We at Swinton are glad that you guys enjoyed our event. The truth is the bigger this event gets, the safer its long term future is. We want to build it to the extent that it is harder for statutory bodies (council etc) to 'not be involved'!!!! Pass the word around!
Don't forget City of salford womens 5.25 mile run coming up soon and photos available free from todays event at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/runinpics/sets/
I shall pass on your positive comments to the marshals.
Chair, Swinton RC.
APC - A quality race, well organised, well marshalled, well supported, can't really fault it. I even like the early start. Plus I PB'd.
Keep up the good work, I will recommend it to anyone who wants a good half marathon.
Many thanks. Will expect to see you gaining another PB next Year!!!
Great Startline Picture Here
Me and Marshallini next to eachother ready for action
First picture I have ever taken where anybody is actually listening to Ian giving his speech!
Is the bloke in the middle getting ready for some sort of sprint start?? Perhaps he heard (correctly) that yesterday was the day for the course record to be broken!!
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