Sunday, 28 March 2010

RUN LIVERPOOL HALF MARATHON P.B. 1.18.22 RESULT

UPDATE: official time 1.18.30, chip time 1.18.22
Position 21st out of 5000 +
2nd age group 45
New 'ALL TIME' P.B. YES! :} :} :}
RESULTS
IMG_4779-1 by Dave Pinnington Photography.
My unofficial time on my Garmin showed 1.18.17, 5.59 pace!

I sprinted all out at the finish and missed the clock, so will have to wait a few hours for the official results.
It was a cold windy morning down at the docklands start, with a stiff sea breeze to chill the bones!
I was shaking on the start line, not with fear but with the cold!
the race started soon after 9.30 am, I got a good start and within minutes we were charging up Parliament hill, after 1/2 mile or so we moved onto nice rolling roads where I picked up speed and started averaging 10.2 mph.
Next we detoured through princess park and then Sefton park.
I was running with a good group of runners and we went through 6 miles just on 35 mins.
I was going really well and I knew it!
The Newton shoes felt great but the cold air was making my left calf tighten up a bit, I tried to relax it and it did ease off.
Next we passed through Otterpool park then turned out onto the sea front and hit a massive headwind :[
10 miles passed in 58.59 well up on target, but the wind felt incredibly strong, I was now running with one other guy in yellow and I asked him to work with me, taking turns at the front then dropping back and getting shelter.
Oh man this last section felt endless, it was cruel, it was the enemy trying to stop me from getting my p.b.
Just before 11 miles team mate Gerry came passed powering through the block headwind, I tried to hold him but could not and he slowly pulled away!
Soon i could hear the finish line commentator and I pushed as hard as my tiring legs [ sucked empty of energy from the horrible wind] would allow!
Mcmillan now says I can run a 2.45 Marathon :]
Anyway I'll post my official time as soon as the results come out, but pretty sure it's a new P.B.
not bad for someone who has been running for over 17 years and last set their 1/2 marathon P.B. 6 years ago, oh and did I tell you I'm 49 now, but better than ever!!!
THE IMPOSSIBLE IS POSSIBLE! believe it :]
Thanks go out to Marius Bakken for his great training programme, AWESOME! I hope this shows that with correct training P.B.'s are still possible into your late 40's! and maybe beyond :]
team mates Angela set a new p.b.
[great run] improving from 1.37 down to 1.32 note; please check out her website, click on her name and help her charity, thanks.
Simon and Paul did not do quite as well, Simon just missed breaking his P.B. with 1.28 and Paul did not feel good from 3 miles on and finished with 1.33
LIVERPOOL HALF MARATHON RACE PHOTO'S

33 comments:

marty said...

Congratulations Rick that's a fantastic achievement especially as those last 6km into the wind were hardcore.

RICK'S RUNNING said...

Yes it was a 'killer', hope you also had a good run and are getting in shape for your marathon.
Cheers Rick

Grellan said...

Great result Rick and supreme effort by the sound of things. Coming through 10 miles in 58:59 is fantastic in it's own right.

Not only did you blast your own PB but also got first spot in the Rick/Scott chllenge. Somehow I feel that's not te end of that story though. Well done again.

Thomas said...

That's unbelievably awesome, Rick. It gives hope to all of us old fogies around.

What a storming run! Congratulations, you must be really chuffed.

Scott Brown said...

"Chuffed" indeed! I was waiting for this and couldn't go to bed until I heard the result.

Really excellent effort Rick. I was just watching the weather report from England and was worried that the wind was going to spoil the party.

Way to go PBing in those conditions. Now don't take the eyes off the main focus. Get to the line rested and you will blitz London!! So to speak.

I love/hate you for making me have to beat you new PB!!!

RICK'S RUNNING said...

Thanks Grellan, Yes Thomas I hope this effort of mine shows you that you have a great future ahead full of P.B.'s
Scotty, well I know your kick my butt soon enough, yes and thanks next stop London if I could run 2.45 that really would be mindblowingly 'AWESOME!!!
Cheers all :]

Scott Keeps Running said...

Truly impressive, Rick! Congrats!

Paul said...

Well done, an excellent result and very inspiring!

Ewen said...

Woohoo! I knew you'd come through for me Rick. $100 from Centrebet for you breaking Scott's PB :) I had a pretty close guess too at 78:29.

That's got to be worth 77:00 in calm conditions on a flat course, so you're also set to smash Scott's marathon PB. A great advertisement for Marius Bakken and the Newton shoes!

bricey said...

nice one!!

Obviously the training plan is coming together just in time!!

RICK'S RUNNING said...

Thanks for comments all!
Ewen glad you won your bet, yeah I was thinking 77 mins was possible until i hit the final section of headwind!
Bricey very happy with the training, one more hard week then a taper :]

Westley said...

Fabulous effort Rick! Outstanding in fact, especially considering the wind. I need to take a look at the training plan you're following.

canute1 said...

Brilliant.

Dave from Running Tips said...

I can't wait to see how you do in London. Congrats on the fantastic half!

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