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    • BrookesAndrew
    • By BrookesAndrew 27th Feb 18, 3:00 PM
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    What is your PB for a half marathon?
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    • 27th Feb 18, 3:00 PM
    What is your PB for a half marathon? 27th Feb 18 at 3:00 PM
    I done my first half marathon on Sunday. 1 hour 53 minutes and 20 seconds, pleased with the time but going to do another one in April and hopefully run quicker. Just wondering who else has done a half marathon, what your time was and what one you did? I did the Thorpe Park half marathon and it was very good, definitely recommend it to anyone.
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 1st Mar 18, 3:52 PM
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    I did my only one a couple of years ago in 1hr 33. However I ran an 18 mile training run on Sunday and went through half marathon distance in 1hr 28.
    I am doing one later on in the year (ABP Coastal Half) so hopefully run in the region of 1hr 24ish.
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    • louloubelle79
    • By louloubelle79 2nd Mar 18, 10:06 AM
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    • 2nd Mar 18, 10:06 AM
    Great times mine is 2.08 but we’re hilly courses. Doing big half in
    London Sunday hoping to get under 2hrs
    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 2nd Mar 18, 11:40 AM
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    • 2nd Mar 18, 11:40 AM
    Ive done much quicker than anyone on here.....
    • rhino horn
    • By rhino horn 2nd Mar 18, 7:51 PM
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    • 2nd Mar 18, 7:51 PM
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    • 2nd Mar 18, 7:51 PM
    1hr 43

    Done the Brighton half a few times.

    Sadly have to hang up my long distance running shoes due to injury. Can run 5k and that's it.
    • House Martin
    • By House Martin 2nd Mar 18, 8:36 PM
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    • 2nd Mar 18, 8:36 PM
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    • 2nd Mar 18, 8:36 PM
    1 hour 28 St Leger half marathon Doncaster. Still got my certificate somewhere.
    Years earlier I had trained up for the first London Marathon organised by Chris Brasher.

    I followed a 12 weeks training schedule published in the Sunday Times and got a place reserved. I think there were only around 6000 or so entrants in 1981.
    My training hit the wall doing my longest run in the depths of winter of around 21 miles in the dark in freezing fog which left me with exercise induced asthma which took years and years to go away, so I had to cancel.
    . Could nt do any energetic exercise at all without feeling very ill and breathless.
    Running in fog was definitely a bad idea.
    Still slow jogging even now as an old fogie .Did an hour today with the Springer Spaniel on a long lead
    Last edited by House Martin; 02-03-2018 at 8:41 PM.
    • BrookesAndrew
    • By BrookesAndrew 5th Mar 18, 12:14 PM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 12:14 PM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 12:14 PM
    All great times, couldn't even dream of going under 1 hour 30 minutes! Doing a half marathon next month and hoping to do under 1 hour 50 minutes.
    • BrookesAndrew
    • By BrookesAndrew 5th Mar 18, 12:16 PM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 12:16 PM
    Great times mine is 2.08 but we’re hilly courses. Doing big half in
    London Sunday hoping to get under 2hrs
    Originally posted by louloubelle79
    How did you get on? I was in London and saw a few of the runners on the tube!
    • louloubelle79
    • By louloubelle79 5th Mar 18, 5:34 PM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 5:34 PM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 5:34 PM
    Thankyou was worst run ever; so cold waiting pulled muscle in calf when I started. Mile 3 and leg was numb had to walk jog rest
    • chunkytfg
    • By chunkytfg 5th Mar 18, 9:19 PM
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    Ive done much quicker than anyone on here.....
    Originally posted by NineDeuce
    No mines quicker!!
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    • BrookesAndrew
    • By BrookesAndrew 6th Mar 18, 11:05 AM
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    Thankyou was worst run ever; so cold waiting pulled muscle in calf when I started. Mile 3 and leg was numb had to walk jog rest
    Originally posted by louloubelle79
    As long as you completed it, that is the main thing so well done
    • catherine/kate
    • By catherine/kate 6th Mar 18, 6:21 PM
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    BrookesAndrew have you seen the age grading calculators. These give you a more objective comparison of your time.

    https://www.runnersworld.com/tools/age-grade-calculator
    • BrookesAndrew
    • By BrookesAndrew 13th Mar 18, 11:53 AM
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    BrookesAndrew have you seen the age grading calculators. These give you a more objective comparison of your time.

    https://www.runnersworld.com/tools/age-grade-calculator
    Originally posted by catherine/kate
    Thanks, just looked now. 51%
    • singhini
    • By singhini 31st Mar 18, 12:50 AM
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    i've never run more than 16 Km. I can run 10 km in an hour without feeling like death so im guessing i could do a half marathon in 2 hours.


    Or is this a trick question and the answer is about 15 seconds (i have a similar time when eating half a mars bar).
    • Southernman
    • By Southernman 2nd Apr 18, 9:20 PM
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    I have never been a fast runner. I do roughly 10 minute miles and my best time is 2 hours 15.

    Whilst i won't be the fastest, it's the competing that counts. I run faster than those eating pizza on the settee!
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    • warriorsq
    • By warriorsq 6th Apr 18, 11:35 AM
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    1h 21m on my 1st and last one! I swear I don't hurt on 100-150 mile ultras as much as I did on that half haha
    • BrookesAndrew
    • By BrookesAndrew 24th Apr 18, 2:59 PM
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    1 hour 21 is very impressive! Well done.

    I got 1 hour and 49 minutes recently. Would love to go sub 1 hour 30.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 25th Apr 18, 11:33 AM
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    1h 21m on my 1st and last one! I swear I don't hurt on 100-150 mile ultras as much as I did on that half haha
    Originally posted by warriorsq
    I'll be happy with that time in September when I attempt to bring my half time down.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright

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