Winning a 10k

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HAB
17/08/2007 at 14:49
YOU CAN WIN 10K RACES WITH A SLOW TIME IT DEPENDS ON WHO TURNS UP ON THE DAY AND THE COURSE PROFILE! MY PB IS 34:48 AND I CAME 3RD IN THAT RACE. BUT I RAN THE BLANDFORD BRIDGES 10K IN 36:03 AND THE MAIDEN NEWTON 10K IN 36:38 WHICH ARE IN DORSET AND I WON THEM BOTH! IT COMES DOWN TO TRAINING, I STARTED RUNNING JUST UNDER 2 YEARS AGO, SO I HAVENT BEEN RUNNING FOR LONG. BUT WITH HARD TRAINING YOUR TIMES WILL DROP!
17/08/2007 at 15:28
OK HAB! NOW TURN THE CAPS LOCK OFF BECAUSE YOU ARE SHOUTING AT US!!!!

JFB
17/08/2007 at 18:06
I have won a couple of races in relatively poor times, it feels cheap to me! I'd far rather run better but be some way down in a stronger field.
17/08/2007 at 18:50
Me too JFB, but I did enjoy winning my only open 10k, one of the races which HAB alludes to above in Dorset.

HAB, your time at Maiden Newton would suggest a low 33 10k at least on a flat course. Do you have one planned?
HAB
17/08/2007 at 23:25
Sorry 210 ive turned the caps off now! Hi there BarnsleyRunner. Ive not got any plans for a flat 10k just at the moment. However I am doing a ok ish 10k next saturday in Langport in Somerset. Im pleased that you say that my time at Maiden Newton would relate to a low 33 but I dont think im close to that yet. I would be happy with 34mins to be honest! Ive just done a race tonight which was 3.5 miles. I finised 4th - 5 seconds behind a runner that can run 34 mins dead and 11 seconds behind the winner who can run 33mins 45secs so Im not far off!
18/08/2007 at 08:18
At Maiden Newton you finished quite a way in front of the 34 mins dead runner. Was he having a bad day? I notice you also beat him at the Charmouth Challenge. What happened to you at Portland 10? A training run for you?
HAB
18/08/2007 at 18:18
I take it you mean Dave Caddy? Yeah at the maiden newton he had driven back from Scotland earlier that day so he was not 100%. The Charmouth race was a really hot day and Dave says he is not good in the hot weather. As for the Portland 10! I ran a half marathon the evening before which wasnt a good idea really! So i was knackered for the 10 mile. Are you the one that raced at maiden castle last month?
18/08/2007 at 18:33
That'd be me. Not fully recovered from 3 marathons since April. I ran with Dave at London for a while and just beat him. He's running really well at the moment. We've joined your club 2nd claim for when we're down in Dorset. Do you train with them on club nights?
HAB
18/08/2007 at 20:04
Yeah I train with egdon now and again, but not that often to be honest. Im Ian, Daves mate. I was at the club presentation/dinner back in January. Whats your 10k pb?
18/08/2007 at 21:57
33:41 (twice) - Leeds Abbey Dash 2003 and Dewsbury 10k 2005. I've also done a 33:45 (Salford 2007) and 33:46 (Leeds 2006). I'd love to get further down.

My wife (who also posts on here) was with Egdon Heath for 10 years and club champion in her last year there in 2005.

I remember you at the dinner and MCL. Looks like a good competition for club champion between you two.
19/08/2007 at 21:26
LOL at this thread.
I'd love to win a race however low key.

In fact i pick some low key races..but have never finished lower than 8th in a 5k and about 9th in a 10k!!

and the winning times of most races 10k wise i'd seen locally are won in 33-34mins.

30-31mins? bets give up now!
HAB
20/08/2007 at 00:29
Do you think you can run sub 33 mins?
21/08/2007 at 09:26
I'd like to think so, although I've not run a 10k pb for nearly 4 years.  I feel that with weight loss and the right conditions I'd go close later in the year.
21/08/2007 at 17:37

Hi all, interesting thread... I've not done a 10k for a while and with a PB of (a comparatively poor) 42:50 i'm obviously some way behind you guys, but I am hoping to someday achieve a 'podium' finish in a 10k (regardless of the level of competition).

What i'm interested to know (if you don't mind divulging such information) is how much you guys weigh? I've noticed that as I've lost more and more weight, improving times has become at lot easier, so I'd be interested to see what kinda weight the more successful 10k'ers are.

I started running at 15st 7lbs, and achieved my 10k PB at a weight of about 13st 5lb's having only really done recreational running (no real structured training), i'm now down to 12st 8lbs and have finally started a structured training programme so will hopefully see both my weight and times drop further... Obviously still quite some way to go before I crack (for example) the 35min 10k barrier, but i'm thinking in a couple of years I can hopefully be there (or thereabouts!)

HAB
21/08/2007 at 22:51
I weigh around 12 stone sometimes just over and sometimes just under
22/08/2007 at 07:10

Excellent! I'm glad to hear that there's still scope to do well despite for people who aren't built like sticks and can just 'float along'. On the other hand it means that if I do ever manage to lose that extra 1/2 a stone it'll all come down to my training! D'oh! lol.


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