As I mentioned in my last post, this Sunday I’ll be throwing my legs at the Perkins Great Eastern Run in Peterborough. To take my mind off all the sweating and grunting, I thought it’d be fun to let you lot have a go at predicting my finish time.
Here’s some info to help you make an educated guess:
- It’s a half marathon, so 13.1 miles. I couldn’t (be bothered to) find an elevation profile for the course, but the organisers describe it as “flat and fast”.
- My PB at this distance is 1:54:14. This was at last year’s Reading Half.
- Conditions for Sunday are shaping up to be near perfect, with the forecast being 14°C and sunny/cloudy. Pretty similar to Reading last year.
- My most recent official half was 2:03:01, but this was on day three of the Colworth Marathon Challenge so I’d already done a ton of running around. It was hot too. I had ice cream. I like ice cream.
- As far as I’m aware, the route doesn’t pass a zoo, so chances of being chased by an escaped tiger is reasonably slim.
- As this was a last minute entry, I’ve not done any specific training for it. However, I’ve been doing some pretty decent generic training recently, getting plenty of long slow miles into my legs and mixing it up with tempo runs and hills.
- My legs are really quite short.
If you want to have a go at predicting my finish time, just pop it in the comments section. There’ll be a prize for whoever get closest to the official chip time.
And yes, it’s highly likely that the prize will be an egg cup with “Born to Plod” written on it in sharpie. You lot know me too well.
Hey lovely person who’s reading my blog, how are you? Guess what, I’ve been nominated again for the 2016 Running Awards. Yay! I was nominated for an award last year, and while I didn’t win, I did get horrifically drunk and became very excited when I found a button on the floor. Long story. Anyway, if you enjoy reading this blog, then frankly you’re a bit weird. But also, it’d be lovely if you could spare a few seconds to vote for me in the online/blog category (I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I’m unlikely to win “Shoe of the Year”). Here’s the linky: Running Awards 2016. Fankoo!
Coffee and cake? Yes please, that’d be lovely.