Windsor 1/2 Marathon

PB or not

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02/10/2002 at 19:25
Did anyone get a PB at Windsor?
Everyone I have spoken too was dissapointed with there time this year.
Someone must be pleased with there time.
02/10/2002 at 19:51
Hi Pete 1

If you go to the Windsor half results thread(think its on the URWFRC forum) you'll see loads of people were very pleased with their time though some did have a bad day.

I had a great run - and as it was my first half whatever time I came in at would have been a PB - did it in 2.04:45 which I was very pleased with.
02/10/2002 at 20:14
PB for me 1:51:10, mind you was first half marathon
02/10/2002 at 20:39
I last ran this race in 1999 & I find this new course harder & more hilly. Is this just my imagination or was it the heat that got me?
02/10/2002 at 20:46
Pete 1 - yes it was a PB for me, I took near 4 mins off my Guernsey Half time, so I'm well pleased with my days work despite not running my target time.
02/10/2002 at 23:13
shocker - 20 minutes off, with a 2'08
02/10/2002 at 23:29
I ran a personal best by 55 seconds thanks to great pacing from Fozzie and Long Legs. However, my joy was subdued because I was expecting to go under 2hrs.
03/10/2002 at 08:12
Great to have your company George, and glad you got a PB. Not one of my better runs, I was hoping for a PB but could not get a good pace right from the start, I dont think I am very good when its warm and as for the hills!! Will try and beat my timne next year though.
03/10/2002 at 09:40
Add me to the list of disappointed runners. Had been following the RW 100 day programme religiously hoping for sub-01:50 and ended up with 01:56. I don't know if the course is harder than 1999, but I am still looking for those 5-10 minutes the organisers promised we would take off our times with the course changes.
03/10/2002 at 09:45
First time... Has to be PB!
03/10/2002 at 10:18
Mine was a PB by 6 minutes with 1:50. It doesn't mean I wasn't disappointed as I had been training at 1:45 pace and the heat and hills killed me!!! Must find a flat half this winter to have another go at sub 1:45... any ideas in the Bucks area!!!
03/10/2002 at 10:58
pb of 2:17 in my first 1/2-in fact first organised race-happy that i ran my plan of 10:30 min miles consistently.hoping to complete nyc marathon nov 3 for a new pb at that distance(first of course) too!!i thought the first mile was measured short,don't know what anyone else any event without noticeably changing pace i ran 9:30 for the first 'mile' and 21 min for the first two...
03/10/2002 at 12:53
First HM for me too - so it was aPB! I was really pleased - had followed the RW schedule too hoping for 2:15 and came in at 2:06, and felt really comfortable all the way round - even managed negative splits! I thought the first mile was measured short too - my friend and I reached the marker at 9:15 on our watches but definitely weren't running at that pace. Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed the race - beautiful location, gorgeous day, lots of men in uniform.....can't go wrong!
03/10/2002 at 13:01
I'm another first timer at HM and got a PB of 1:49. Paced the first 6 miles at 9:00 and was feeling so good I upped the tempo a bit to run a large negative split. Also found the mile markers a bit dodgy, didn't get hit by a lack of water but some friends who were behind me did complain. Was using the race to pace myself for Dublin, but have missed a lot of endurance due to injury over summer so not expecting miracle time there...
03/10/2002 at 13:55
PB of 1:38, which was 7 mins faster than my time at the even hotter and hillier Burnham Beeches half in August... like Nobby I'll be looking for a faster race this winter - ideally flat as a pancake and with the temperature just above freezing - nice!
03/10/2002 at 14:10
Definitely short first mile - 8:07 but averaged 9:06. First so PB. Wanted under 2hrs, made 1:59 - how's that for pacing? Heat and hills were tough but a good day.
03/10/2002 at 14:35
Hi Skinny Whippet, I did Burnham Beeches as well. Like you I'd like to do another flat half to see what I'm capable of. Any ideas?

Got 1:45:20 at Burnham (then PB) and 1:41:22 at Windsor (PB)
03/10/2002 at 16:13
Not one of my best times - 2:08. PB is 1:56 at Reading this year. Any excuse, but had a calf injury 3 days before the event. Lovely atmosphere, but hills and heat didn't help. I will be back next year !
03/10/2002 at 16:21
Blue Knees, the only flat 1/2M I found when I did a search was Gosport on the 17th November - but I've already signed up to do the Brighton 10k on that day!! (but at least that should be fast & flat too....)

After Burnham I'm always suspicious of any race that's described as "undulating" ;-)
03/10/2002 at 16:26
It was a bit much wasn't it. I'm ashamed to say I walked part of the last hill on the finishing straight.

I might see you at Brighton. I too saw Gosport but its not very nice to look at.
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