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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 8:34 am    Post subject: Reading half 2004 Reply with quote

Just entered. It will be my first attempt at this distance.

Anyone else registered?
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Sue




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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope,
but good luck with your 1st half Smile Tring
Always think a half seems so much more than 10miles --(not meaning to put you off, just its a "bow in your arrow" if you see what I mean Confused --I'll shut up then Shocked )
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When is the reading half and how much was it to enter?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Sue, I'll enjoy it I'm sure. And because it is a first, it will be a PB as well Wink

It is on the 7th of March, RuthE, and it was 15.50 if you do it online.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ohhh given me a thought Tring
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if you do it online

--perhaps I could run it online with it being too far away Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2003 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely, Tring. It was the first of my 2004 races that I entered.

It's one of my annual definites. I actually have my pb from the race, although I wouldn't say it is a speedy course. It has at least 3 "gradients" that qualify as hills to legs that are running a half. (I just tapered properly, flogged my guts out on the day, and was almost crying with pain in the last mile, convince I was putting myself through purgatory only to miss my target, but I squeezed in with only 14 secs to spare, phew!). Shocked

It's well promoted and run. Some people might mention the late starts of the last couple of years (30 mins max delay, and last year wasn't their fault, the police were waiting for the all-clear), but hey, Sherbourne was an-hour-and-a-half late, us triathletes are used to it! Very Happy

And they had protein bars at the end, a very nice, sensible touch, and one I've never seen before. And they have space blankies! And best of all, HUGE CHUNKY MEDALS!!! Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2003 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what was your PB Question
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2003 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1 hour, 47 mins and 16 secs.

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(Which doesn't exactly project my 4 hour 9 min mara pb though!)
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2003 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice time

i am hoping to do sub 2 hr at stafford in march... hoping for about 1:50 but will be happy with 1:59:59.. Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2003 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Very Happy

I did the Great North Run in 2002. It was very slow, as there were so many people. I ended up sprinting the last 1.1 miles to keep my time below the dreaded two hour mark, and did that distance more quickly than any of the single miles earlier in the race!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2003 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey i did it that year.. Laughing

but i did a dreadfull time of 2:45...but i was kidding myself i was fit then and that my size didn't matter..since then i know i was not fit and being fat dosen't help Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2003 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least you were pacing yourself correctly! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2003 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no pace at all

so whats your excuss for being up at this time Question

mines work Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2003 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been made redundant. So I've decided to switch from the financial services industry to IT. I'm still looking for work between freelancing (I've had my own IT business as a sideline for a couple of years now).

It means that I won't pick up a contract until after Xmas. So I'm taking advantage of this by studying hard, and spending all my time in front of the computer. However, I'm spending a little more time on this forum than I should!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2003 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what line of IT?

yea this place can distract you...but on night's here it's helpfull..passes the time Laughing

should be working on my CCNA as i have my exam in january, but bored with it at the momment, plus lot of work on (alothough you wouldn't guess) so might haveto put it back till feb
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