Trafford 10K

PB Hunting

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15/02/2012 at 14:14

Just got my entry confirmed for this one and on a mission to set a new PB!

How many others are looking to set a record here?

15/02/2012 at 17:05

I'm doing this again.

Got Dewsbury 10k the week before it too after that had to be rearranged due to the snow.

Hoping to go under 40 minutes for 1st time at one of them

Edited: 15/02/2012 at 17:06
16/02/2012 at 11:50
im in...and guning for a pb.  Hopefully clinging on to some of the fast types to drag me round
16/02/2012 at 13:21
Good tactic Dean!
I've heard the start can get a littlecongested. Anyone know if that's true?
16/02/2012 at 13:47

I did it last year, there is a bit of crowding at the start but it only lasts a few metres once you get through the start line.

There are videos of the start on youtube so you can see for yourself

11/03/2012 at 04:56
Does anyone know if this race is full?  Entries on the day are subject to 800 limit.
11/03/2012 at 07:07
it usually fills up, and the on-line entry has been closed for a while now
12/03/2012 at 20:06
PB for me yesterday
12/03/2012 at 20:31
snap....thought it was an excellent event
12/03/2012 at 20:31

me too!

13/03/2012 at 07:03

Yes it was a little congested at the start.  I ran a 3:33 first km compared to a race average of 3:25.  This was due to people I later found out running 40 mins and upwards setting off to fast then slowing within 800m and there not being enough space to weave through them at my natural pace.

However after that it was a fine course and the flip side of a busy race was that there was always someone to chase down for the next 9km.  I ran my fastest time for 3 years and my best as a V40.  An excellent day out.  They even managed to hand out the prizes for a race starting at 9.30am just after 11am.  Very efficient.

14/03/2012 at 10:31
My time wasn't registered on the results, I'm rather disappointed by this. I've emailed three of the contacts on the organiser's website, but have had no reply. Has anyone got any suggestions? I have a rough idea what my time was because my friend finished just behind me, but I'd rather have an official time...
14/03/2012 at 11:08

i think there is a race Facebook page as well...but dont know for sure.

sounds like you have a similar issue to somebody i ran with.  They didnt get a chip time only a gun time.  Which sounds as if the chip didnt register crossing the start line.  Not the end of the world you might think but the gun time was 35.01 and they havent gone sub 35 before its a big  annoyance.  They were comfortably under if the chip time had had worked.

14/03/2012 at 21:09

Don't worry about the chip time, it won't be under 35 minutes as the chip  they use always adds a few seconds on anyway

15/03/2012 at 06:40
Erm, yes it would have been.  For reference my gun to chip time was 34:14 and my chip to chip time 34:10.  Similarly my wife's gun to chip time was 39:19 and the chip to chip time 39:13.  Fortunately for us our chips worked on the start mat.  Unfortunately for the feller who's gun time was 35:01, his did not.
20/03/2012 at 22:08

Amended results are now up on www.altrincham-athletics.co.uk

The runner with a gun time of 35.01 has a chip time of 34.55.

21/03/2012 at 09:30
congrats to the race organisers.
21/03/2012 at 10:54

Thats fantastic, i'd never checked this thread previously so a big thank you to Dean and BR for arguing my case - 34.55 sure sounds alot more satisfying than 35.01, not since i was but an innocent teenager did 6 seconds of performance difference prove such a let down but alls well that ends well

Now i just need to get it updated on po10 which will only take until about the time the race takes place next year!


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