Seaton Half Marathon - 12 September 2004

Is this a good course for a PB?

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13/09/2004 at 23:12
Hi Hilly! - well done on your PB - and it was good to meet up with you & 90 minutes - I thought the conditions were GOOD but by no means ideal, and the couple of hills were just short enough to keep going - but my split times seem a bit odd*, did the course have a certificate of accuracy ??!! I hope so

as for my "sub-2hr" time - it was insanely close with my watch reading 1:59:59!!! have checked the results & my official time was 1:59:57 - so woopee!! although I put my "predicted" time down on this thread as 1:59 - it was mostly wishful thinking (in my dreams) so to actually DO IT was amazing (Seaton was my 31st Half, now with 4 of them being sub-2 hr times, the previous 3 in 1998-99!!)

The whole race was mental for me - constantly telling myself to keep going, get on with it, stop whinging, keep concentrating, and that's where other runners are so helpful, often without realising it!! either when trying to keep up with them or passing them

I didn't take my usual energy drink and really missed it - somewhere before the mile 12 marker I suddenly felt depleted & panicked - and was reassured by the female runner who finished about half a minute ahead of me - Thankyou!! I was hoping to speak to her, but the chilly weather coming in meant most of us were seeking warmth & shelter

*my splits were:
9:01, 8:30, 9:01, 9:02, 11:38(!?), 7:15(?!), 8:11, 9:00, 9:52, 9:34, 9:52, 8:36, 10:27
14/09/2004 at 08:09
Well done paskha! Your splits were the same as ours with the 5th & 6th miles being incorrectly placed, but otherwise yes the course was accurate!

I'm glad you achieved your goal, always good when a plan comes together!

I liked the course and will go back to do it again sometime!
14/09/2004 at 08:10
Results on the Axe Valley website. Anyone know anything about the pictures that were taken?
15/09/2004 at 09:14
Hilly asks 'Anyone know anything about the pictures that were taken'

They never turn out as well as you think.
15/09/2004 at 20:55
Well I did grimace for it!:o)
15/09/2004 at 22:22
pashka

Good to meet you on Sunday. Looks like we're all agreeing about the 5th mile marker, otherwise AVR did a grand job as usual. There was a misplaced one at Cheddar last year as well, hope they get them right for this year...
16/09/2004 at 08:24
How hard is it to put the mile markers in the right place! Ok, I'll shush up!:o)

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