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Bideford Half-Marathon

Posted: 28/02/2005 at 05:03
Just popped in to say "I'll be there" and yes I've got my pb on the course too. Won't be getting anywhere near it on Sunday though. I'm sure I'll run it far to fast, especially since I'm also Grizzlying the week after but that's all part of the fun :)

I know more people racing bideford than I do Grizzly, so there will be no slacking allowed (no more than normal anyway).

Grizzly 2005

Posted: 26/02/2005 at 13:29
Ah, last year :)

What a rare beastie of a race that was!

Got my no through yesterday - 1964 will be having a very uncertain race based on the amount of training I haven't done - Oooops!


Posted: 25/02/2005 at 12:47

Grizzly 2005

Posted: 21/02/2005 at 07:39
You'll be fine running a bit short on training Ian. Unless you're right at the front it's more an excersize in pace judgement than a race. Many people will have trained hard and been in peak fitness then they'll go blasting off up the 1st hill and be spent by the top of the 2nd. Just take it steady at the start and it'll pay big dividends later on.

Three weeks to go....... Enjoy.

Maybe I'll see you in Bideford :)

Stourbridge Stagger

Posted: 07/02/2005 at 05:19
I was there :)

More of a catching up with old faces session than a race as I moved a few years back. As always it was great fun, especially as I didn't go off like a loon from the gun. Managed to get myself stuck in nomans land for the last 20mins which didn't help the time, couldn't see anyone ahead or behind me. My slowest time yet, but the first time I've not had to walk on 'any' of the hills :))))))

Braunton 10

Posted: 30/01/2005 at 17:28
Just crawled in from the pub after the banging out a couple of laps. 1st one was the race where I started midway through the field and gradually built the pace. Nice and steady up to Pippacott for the 1st hill, worked hard up 'both' bits of it then backed off again until I hit Whitehall for the 2nd hill. Once I got onto the top of the ridge (the last 3 miles) I worked my ass off trying to reel people in. ThinkI finished just inside the top 20 in around 63:30. Then it was off for the 2nd lap at a far easier pace (around 81mins) to get a few miles in before Grizzly.
All good fun, the rain held off, it was quite mild and they made sure that they kept a pasty back for me :)

Then it was off to the Williams Arms over the road for a beer or three :)

Hope you all had a good one.

Braunton 10

Posted: 28/01/2005 at 17:52
If my mail link isn't working I'll try this :-


It's not the greatest quality , but it show you the lumps and bumps. Total climbing is 260m.

Enjoy :)

Braunton 10

Posted: 26/01/2005 at 19:53
I've got a profile of the course off my HRM if anyone wants it. The flat bits at the beginning are slightly longer than the real thing as it was run from home (1st 5mins and last 2mins), but the rest is the real deal - including the little climbs :)

Mail me your address if you want to see what you're letting yourself in for.

Braunton 10

Posted: 22/01/2005 at 14:49
Little hint for anyone who hasn't done the race before.

When you get to the top of the first hill, you're not at the top!!!!! It levels out for about 50m thentakes a 90 degree turn and goes up and up some more :o)

Braunton 10

Posted: 22/01/2005 at 14:47
Numbers are in the process of going out. The 1st ones went out midweek, so should be with you some time next week (not sure if they've finished packing envelopes or not).
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