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200m 3:02 (04/04/12)
400m 6:18 (22/01/13)
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20km 38:12
40km 1:02:35 (22/06/14)
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5km 22:38 (07/05/12) (Tonbridge Tri)
10km 45:41
Half mara 1:46:44 (24/02/13) (Tunbridge Wells)
Marathon 4:09:11 (13/04/14) (VMLM)
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70.3 5:34:55 (Midnightman 2012)
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Tonbridge Half Marathon 22/09/2013
Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:42 pm hammerer
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Getting a bit of a regular occurrence now, 3 times theyíve run this half and I have 3 finishes. If I carry on Iíll be the old bloke at the 25year anniversary who started them all Wink Itís a beautiful rolling course in the Kent countryside and less than £20. Whatís not to like. As usual I hadnít targeted the race, just going on residual fitness and seeing where I am at the end of the year. In my 2 previous races Ive gone 1:59:33 and 1:54:17 so was targeting another 5min improvement over the course, but wasnít convinced this course was as fast as Tunbridge wells that I went 1:46 at for my pb in Feb. I was gonna have a go though.

Race morning was a warmish start at around 17c and a touch humid but otherwise no wind and good running conditions unlike last year. At 10am we were sent on our way!

The first mile is downhill and I ran with a club mate, who was targeting 1:45 and I thought letís see how long I hold for and suffer. Whatís the worst that can happen! Well it was a little over 3 miles Wink I slowed for an aid station but couldnít get back up to him and that was it, so I settled into my own pace. I was finding it tough as Id gone out way to quick really and by 5miles had a stitch and was questioning my ability. I went through half way in 52:15ish though and surprisingly still on for a pb and sub 1:45 but the course is a bit tougher on the return so I knew I wouldnít negative split it! I made the decision at the aid station there to walk for a minute, and get some water in me and try and kill the stitch that was slowing me down and this decision was excellent, I was back running and the pace was picking up again.
Coming back through Leigh village gave me a lift at 9 miles ready for the big hills again and I wasnít going too badly. At 11 miles and the turn down a lane for home I was finding it hard to hold pace, and realised that the pb was doubtful but a course pb and a sub 1:50 was on which was my original ďnon stretchĒ goal.
The 13th mile seemed to go on forever and was a consistent climb at around 3%. It was tough but I wasnít feeling too bad and was looking forward to finishing now. I turned for the final 200m uphill slog to the finish which seems more like a mile Wink . I overtook another couple of people here and didnít have anything to sprint for home, but didnít need to as I crossed the line in 1:48:47 for a big course pb of 5:30, a second sub 1:50 over the distance and equally pleasing 317th / 1022 for a top third a running race Shocked The winner went 1:13 something to give a bit of balance to the difficulty of the course. He was also 2 mins slower, the same as me, as the TW race in Feb.
Average pace 8:17min/mile
average HR 176 max 190

1st half 51:53
2nd half 57:52
Total 1:48:47 317/1022 finishers

Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:40 pm sjh
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Nice one H. Definitely tougher than Twells. Which of course is my next race! Good luck with Xc season. Btw tonbridge park run just about to be set up so at last a free speed session every week!!
Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:08 am KP nut
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Fantastic running Cool Well done. Laughing
"It always seems impossible, until it's done" (Nelson Mandela)

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2018 schedule
4th March - The Big Half Report
2015 Schedule
15/16th Aug Midnightman Report
2014 Schedule
2nd Mar - Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon Report

13th Apr - VMLM Report

27th Apr - 7oaks tri Report

22nd Jun - Bridge Tri Report

13th July - The Bastion Report

Championship XC

25th Jan - Southern XC Champs Report
2013 Schedule
24th Feb - Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon Report
21st Apr - VLM
28th Apr - 7oaks Tri
23rd Jun - Bridge Tri Report
14th Jul - Cowman
21st Jul - National Lottery Run Report
27/28th Jul - Midnightman Report
22nd Sep - Tonbridge Half Mara Report

Championship XC

5th Jan - KCAA XC Champs Report
2012 Schedule
7th May - Tonbridge sprint
17th Aug - Half Midnightman Report
23rd Sep - Tonbridge Half Marathon Report

Kent XC League

8th Oct - Race 1 - New Barn Park - Report

27th Oct - Race 2 - Tonbridge - Report

1st Dec - Race 4 - Danson Park -

Championship XC

7th Jan KCAA XC Champs - Report

17th Nov London XC Champs - Parliament hill Report
2011 Schedule
29th Jan - SEAA XC Champs (15km) - Report
20th Feb Kentish Killer sportive 73miles - DNS
27th Feb Tunbridge wells half mara - DNS
10th Apr 7oaks tri - Report
17th Apr VLM Report
2nd May Tonbridge Sprint Report
26th Jun Forestman Report
7th Aug Hyde Park Oly Report
25th Sep Tonbridge Half Mara report

Kent XC league

8th October Race 1 - New Barn Park -report
29th October Race 2 - Tonbridge -report
2010 Schedule
21st Mar - Reading 1/2 mara - DNS
18th Apr - 7oaks sprint - Report
30th May - Austria 70.3 - Report
13th Jun - Windsor Oly - Report
27th Jun - Dartford Bridge Oly - Report
8th Aug - London Oly - DNS
26th Sep - Run to the beat 1/2 mara Report

Kent XC league

9th Oct - Round 1 West Wickham Report

23rd Oct - Round 2 Tonbridge Report
2009 Schedule
19 Apr - 7oaks - Report
17 May - Eton - Report
7 Jun - Blenheim - DNS
14 Jun - Windsor - Report
2 Aug - London - Report
16 Aug - Dextro Energy Tri -Report
20 Sep - 7Oaks - Report
2008 Schedule
18th May - Eton Sprint

8th June - Blenheim Sprint

20th July - Bananaman 3/4

10th August - London Olympic

14th September - Orca Classic Tri

5th October - London HM
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