Sunday, 14 March 2010

TRIMPELL 20 MILE RACE REPORT, JUST ONE SECOND OFF MY ALL TIME BEST!

NEWS
JUST MISSED SETTING A NEW P.B.
Back in 2004 I ran 2.05.24, pretty sure it was a short course back then [19.75 miles!], today after pushing too hard keeping up with team mate Ben [ 10 miles 6.06 pace] i started to blow and went through a bad patch for the next 3 miles, getting dropped by the group i was in.
I went through 13 miles in 1.20, shortly after I was caught by a guy and we worked together into the wind, I pulled myself around and finished quite strongly, finishing on a running track and being told we had to run 2 laps [ 800m] to finish was not good, but i manged to power round to a 2.05.25 finish, 6.15 pace average for 20.00 miles.
The wind picked up throughout the event which made for hard going in the second half of the race.
messed up with my pace a bit, should have been 2.4.50 ish with better pacing!
Ben ran a great race, at just 21 this was his longest ever run and race, he finished with 2.03
Simon set a 6 minute p.b. with 2.22 and Paul after returning from injury ran well with 2.30
my next race is the Liverpool 1/2 marathon can i beat Scott brown and do a 1.18 ?

7 comments:

Scott Keeps Running said...

Congrats - looks like training is going well!

Scott Brown said...

Nice race Rick.

Now about beating me. If you do, nothing would make me happier! But your tried old pins and aging lungs are going to have to hurt first ;)

I heard those liverpudlians are a hard lot too and different from those in different parts of the country. They are certainly are humorous.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbjHqnb3dMM

RICK'S RUNNING said...

Yes Scott, great video, it's true you need a good sence of humour to live in Liverpool:]
I reckon your be running 1.15 1/2 marathons soom so I'll have to get my shot in while I can!

RICK'S RUNNING said...

Thanks Scott

Grellan said...

Sooooooooo close Rick. Not much left in te legs by all accounts if 2:04:5x was the best you could have achieved on the day had you not been running other peoples races.

Looking forwar to te build up to Liverpool and the Scott challenge cup. It would be nice to beat Scott before he drops to 1:15.

Ewen said...

Rick, I'll bet my arm-warmers on you beating Scott's PB... that's provided he doesn't race a half this Friday ;)

Keep that pace going and you've got your 2:43 marathon too!

RICK'S RUNNING said...

Thanks Ewen