Totton 10K

Anyone else up for this?

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05/04/2005 at 10:02

I did the Alton 10 last year in 1:24, considerably slower than your PB.

It is not a flat course by any means.

Your 10 miler PB would put you in the Top 10 Senior Men(18-40) for the race .

Last year's winner ( age 24) did the course in 51:16......go for it :-)
05/04/2005 at 11:02
Was the clock at 5k accurate? I was doing really well although could have burned out later - disappointed with my final time. Not done a hot race for ages, would that account for slowness?
05/04/2005 at 11:05
No, it was 40seconds out. Can't remember if it was fast or slow. The marshal was telling us this, but only every now and then - I nearly missed it.
05/04/2005 at 13:48
It must have been slow. I went past it at 23 minutes but my final time was 48:35. Even allowing for my old legs I thought I should do better!

Does warm weather make for a slower run?
05/04/2005 at 14:03
Thought the clock was slow at 5k. I hit it in 17 09 and thought I was on for my first 35 minuter! Can't complain with 36 37 though. As for Alton - some good climbs and some very steep, slippery (gravel) downhills at about 8 miles in.
05/04/2005 at 20:49
Thanks Northern and Michael for the Alton info, although reading it I probably shouldn't have asked!

I would say i'll see you both there but I will be at the very back of the field crawling on my hands and knees up the hills....

Hope you both have a great race :o)

06/04/2005 at 19:11
I was on holiday down there so I thought I'd give it a go. I ran a personal best of 50:31 -( timed that as I passed the line ). I lost the Km markers after the water station and I nearly lost it completely in the industrial estate - it was like a desert out there!! all but the sand!.

The queuing for the water at the end was a bit much given the boiling hot day - a few jugs and a black bin wasn't enough. I did like the water bottle I needed a new one. Good support for local charitites too.
06/04/2005 at 22:12
Congrats on the PB, Mike. Praps it was only me who didn't run well that day!
06/04/2005 at 23:41
LC - Don't be so hard on yourself! After all, it was a fairly warm afternoon as you rightly say.

MH - Well done on your PB, maybe you should arrange a regular holiday & pick up a new PB each year!

This was the 4th time I've done this event, (40:58 my watch time this year), & each time I've improved my PB. The ironic part though, is that I've never been able to achieve a 10k PB anywhere else. I suspect that's down to this event being in the afternoon. It still baffles me though!

07/04/2005 at 07:37
Mens results can be found at
07/04/2005 at 08:05
Woo hoo. 54.10.
I thought I did 55+. Plus 20s or so to get past the start line (started at the back).
First 10K so I'm chuffed. My knees aren't so happy though.
07/04/2005 at 08:53
I'm delighted with my official time of 50:33 but I didn't "enjoy" the run as I thought I should - it was hell out there in the heat and I nearly gave up running in the industrial estate!!
08/04/2005 at 17:22
Does anybody know when the women's results are being published? I've seen that the mens have but alas, nothing for us girlies!
08/04/2005 at 17:47
Doris - found them!
09/04/2005 at 11:20
Thank you Diane D, just found them now. My time shown is a round 15 seconds slower than what I actually did but hey, it wasn't a p.b and it doesn't alter my position amongst the ladies so it doesn't really matter. Hope you did ok.
09/04/2005 at 11:26
Yes Doris, you need to calculate how long it took you to cross the line, and subtract that, which probably accounts for the 15 seconds.
I did ok - quite slow, but have only been running since October, and am a 'more mature' runner, so can't hope for realy speedy times yet.

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