2024 The Waltons: Racing & Training Thread (Read 183 times)

mmerkle


    Half Crazy K No storm damage here. A couple fallen trees on some trails if that counts.

     

    My Week

     

     

    Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
    in ft
    06/17 Old Man Yog Around Yonder 5.06 8.14 00:41:15 08:09 05:04 279
    06/17 It's now the time of year that cold showers become pleasant. 5.03 8.10 00:40:39 08:05 05:01 256
    06/18 Morning Run 5.04 8.11 00:40:34 08:03 05:00 197
    06/18 Afternoon Run 5.06 8.15 00:39:53 07:53 04:54 292
    06/19 Lunch Run 10.05 16.17 01:22:51 08:15 05:07 427
    06/20 Morning Run 5.04 8.11 00:41:24 08:13 05:06 246
    06/20 Afternoon Run 5.08 8.17 00:41:25 08:09 05:04 262
    06/21 Warm up 2.03 3.26 00:17:16 08:30 05:18 59
    06/21 8 X (400 fast / 400 jog) 3.99 6.43 00:27:16 06:50 04:14 0
    06/21 Melting death march cool down 1.03 1.66 00:08:48 08:33 05:18 13
    06/22 Wounded back in the '83 summer heat 10.05 16.18 01:21:53 08:09 05:04 650
    06/23 Lunch Run 9.54 15.36 01:14:52 07:51 04:52 322

    Totals: Time: 08:58:06 - 🦅Imperial: 67.02 mi - Metric: 107.83 km

     

    For those on the other side of the globe, it is HOT OVER HERE. My past 3 runs have been in 31-34 Celcius. I need to start getting up earlier. Today I stuck to the trails to keep in the shade, but then a bunch of horseflies and other awful bugs harrassed the shit out of me. Next up in the series is a 5k this Thursday. It's going to be hot and hilly, making a sub 17 pretty gosh darn unlikely.

    Marky_Mark_17


      After a few weeks building, this was a peak mileage week before having a bit of a recovery week.  Tues and Wed were an absolute slog and I was already looking forward to the recovery week at that point.  Mentally I'd written off Thursday's track session so figured I'd just run it by feel and not push it.  Despite it being pretty windy up there, it actually ended up being one of my best workouts in months.  I didn't push the pace (until a sprint at the end of the last repeat) and felt nice and controlled throughout - at one point a km split came up on my watch that I didn't quite believe and assumed there was weird GPS happening, until the same thing happened again shortly after.  Saturday's long run was my longest in several months as well, so all in all a decent week that finished a lot better than it started.

       

      Weekly for period: From: 17/06/2024 To 23/06/2024

      <caption>Weekly Grid</caption>
      Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
      in m
      17/06 That run where I guess “craft beer free house” means a house that is free of craft beer 5.33 8.58 00:40:04 07:31 04:40 8
      18/06 That run where deadzone is life 11.45 18.43 01:15:09 06:34 04:05 21
      19/06 That run where there’s barefoot runners in Kohimarama 9.96 16.02 01:11:04 07:08 04:26 24
      20/06 That run where I’m not gonna go too hard today, he said 9.41 15.14 00:54:31 05:48 03:36 14
      21/06 That run with the winter solstice and a pretty impressive full moon 8.59 13.83 01:01:23 07:09 04:26 154
      22/06 That run where waning gibbous is the weirdest-named lunar phase 18.65 30.01 02:12:30 07:06 04:25 289

      Totals: Time: 07:14:41 - 🦅Imperial: 63.40 mi - Metric: 102.01 km

      3,000m: 9:07.7 (Nov-21) | 5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 10,000m: 32:34 (Mar-20)  

      10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) | HM: 1:09:41 (May-21)* | FM: 2:41:41 (Oct-20)

      * Net downhill course

      Last race: Runway5 / National 5k Champs, 16:22, National Masters AG Champ!

      Up next: Still working on that...

      "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

      SteveChCh


      Hot Weather Complainer

        Hey everyone.  As most of you know from Strava, I did the Wellington marathon yesterday.  I deliberately stayed quiet about it to keep it low key.  The plan was just run it as a steady long run, 4:50/km with a kick down from 32km.  The longest steady long run I did in training was 32km on a hot day in January which was tough but I got through it so this should be fine right?  I'll paste below what I sent to my coach.  He suggested this within 30 mins of my DNF and I said no way.  24 hours later I was on board.

         

        He did note my training block started in December then got extended after I downgraded ChCh in April due to Covid then extended 3 more weeks after the Selwyn shocker, and that I'm probably quite overtrained physically and mentally now.

         

        Definitely more went right this time. I felt okay early on although as early as 15-18km I felt the usual niggle on my inner quad and started to worry about it. At the 22km turnaround to head back out I wondered if it was a good idea because of how hard it would be to get back.

        Met another runner Kate in the first 5km. She was just behind me, then someone on the sideline said something funny and we laughed and started chatting. Ran together for maybe 17km and it was great, the time went fast during that tricky mentally early part. At 22km I noticed we'd been closer to 4:40 than 4:50 for a few km so I said I better try and stick to my plan since it was kind of an experiment. She never got more than about 30 metres ahead until the cramp and I was just about to pass her at that point as I increased the tempo.

        With each km that got ticked off, especially after 27km I felt better about the quad but knew it may come back. I was feeling good and was holding out for the last turnaround although from about 29km the half runners started to become a problem with a few narrow paths and high volume of people, heaps who were oblivious and/or wearing headphones. So much weaving. It was nice passing people but very annoying when it wasn't an easy pass. At 24km I had my third drink waiting but I had felt it was tricky to get the second one down and decided not to get that drink. There were 4 drinks with gels attached, and I carried 3 gels, one which I had at the start. The plan was every 6km although I pushed it out slightly after the second one because it felt harder to get them down. I had another bottle at Evans Bay at 29km but forgot that I'd marked it for 34km and also forgot the tables for the 29 and 34km stations were in slightly different places. It wasn't possible to get the bottle at 29km. From 31-34km I felt good and picking up the pace felt comfortable, but I wanted that gel. As I approached, 2 half runners cut in front of me and I had to pull up and weave. The cramp came on strong within a minute. I knew once it was gone I may have some respite so downed the gel while I stretched. Slowed the pace once I got moving and knew I just had to manage it to the finish. Reminded myself my energy levels were good and that the gel would kick in fast. This part around the harbour was better with wider roads, still some weaving but much less.

         

        I knew my last bottle was at 24km which was also about 39km. Also knew which table it was on so made a beeline for it, ripped the gel off and tossed the bottle. Got the gel down as fast as possible. The course heads off the road and goes around the harbour with a few narrow footbridges. A lady maybe doing the 10km was in front on one and there was a gap for me on the right, with a right turn at the end of the bridge. I said out loud "please don't cut me off" about 3 times. She cuts me off and I need to pull up and go wide. Next lot of cramp comes on within 50 metres, this one is worse and a few nice people check on me. I get going again and know I can't afford another one or the time is really starting to blow out. I had lots of energy so my brain was working well enough to help me manage it. Up the last ramp and then the last 500 metres I decided to just risk it and easily dropped down to 4:20/km pace to at least beat the clock to 3:30. I don't really know how to feel about it, kind of out of ideas on how to beat the cramp. The weaving was a factor but I was worried about the inner quad well before that started. The fact is, it doesn't happen in training on much harder runs than that. Lots of time to plan the next one though and for now I'll enjoy a break then some faster running. Maybe I should focus on what I'm better at? Or maybe I need a race like Buller with some hills.

         

        Official time 3:29:54

         

        Weekly for period: From: 17/06/2024 To 23/06/2024

        <caption>Weekly Grid</caption>
        Date Name mi km Duration Avg/mi Avg/km Elevation Gain
        in m
        17/06 Warm up 0.34 0.54 00:03:06 09:07 05:44 0
        17/06 Easy 40 5.01 8.07 00:42:12 08:25 05:14 19
        19/06 Warm up 0.34 0.55 00:03:05 09:04 05:36 1
        19/06 3 x 6 mins HMP 7.48 12.03 00:57:51 07:44 04:49 23
        20/06 Warm up 0.33 0.53 00:03:05 09:21 05:49 0
        20/06 Easy 40 5.01 8.07 00:42:18 08:27 05:14 19
        22/06 Warm up 0.34 0.54 00:03:11 09:22 05:54 0
        22/06 4 x 150 metres strides 3.81 6.13 00:31:33 08:17 05:09 11
        23/06 Warm up 0.54 0.87 00:05:07 09:29 05:53 0
        23/06 Wellington Marathon 26.60 42.80 03:29:56 07:54 04:54 36

        Totals: Time: 06:41:24 - 🦅Imperial: 49.80 mi - Metric: 80.12 km

        5km: 18:34 11/23 │ 10km: 39:10 8/23 │ HM: 1:26:48 9/23 │ M: 3:29:54 6/24

         

        2024 Races:

        Motorway Half Marathon February 25, 2024 1:29:55

        Christchurch Half-Marathon April 21, 2024 1:27:34

        Selwyn Marathon June 2, 2024 DNF

        Wellington Marathon June 23, 2024 3:29:54

        Hagley Park Run July 20, 2024

        Dunedin Half Marathon September 15, 2024

        Timaru Ten October 26, 2024

          Steve - the turnaround of your RR is almost as impressive as your race effort!

           

          I totally agree with everything you say about the packed running paths. Running from the wind needle and back on our second lap was a nightmare, and the usually jovial Wullie was barking out a few "coming through" and "on your right"s - which didn't really make any difference to the muppets in full headphones. I have to admit that I slightly nudged my way past a few runners (something that I really don't like doing at all) but I wasn't going to use my race effort slowing and weaving around selfish runners that were taking up the whole path. I feel the race organisers probably haven't put enough thought into how the course has changed since the Shelley Bay fire and what they need to do to educate the slower and shorter distance runners that faster runners will be coming through them.

           

          I think I'm keen (the family as well!) to give the full perish a break and go back and work on the shorter distances for the rest of the year. How about you?

          50+ age-group PBs:  Half Perish 1:24:24 (June '23 Road Race) - 10km 37:52 (2022 Local Road Champs) - Track 5km 18:49 (Aug '22) - Perish Run 3:17:42

          2024 Goals: Road/Track 10km Sub 38:00 - 5km Sub 18:30

           

           

          SteveChCh


          Hot Weather Complainer

            Hash - I really need to find a race which doesn't completely screw the marathoners with slower runners from the 30km mark.  Christchurch isn't it, although there's plenty of room except on the Hagley Park part of the lap.  Melbourne most definitely is not it, and Wellington isn't either.  The path from the needle to Miramar was awful, especially on the way back.  Even Shelley Bay road wasn't good.  Did you see the marshalls screwed up and sent the first 3 marathoners to the same turnaround both laps so they ended up doing 44.5km and they had to award the win to the guy that wasn't first over the line?  How TF does this happen.  It would have been so obvious they were the leaders.

             

            Although one of them was the guy who won Dunedin when my coach was sent too far so I guess his luck ran out.

             

            You seemed to run a big negative split?  When you came up behind me I heard someone say "Go Wullie" and I thought that would have to be hash wouldn't it...but I then I thought you hair was much longer than I remember from ChCh last year.  I was following you back to Evans Bay when I lifted the pace but obviously lost you when I got cramp.  The bad thing about that was I then had to re-pass some people I had jostled past on the path.  At first I tried avoiding but got to the point where I convinced myself it was acceptable to jostle people 12km into a race when I was 33km in.

             

            Yep, all short races for the rest of the year for me, at least I feel like I get a reward from those.  Then I'll resume the battle towards summer.  I guess ChCh is the most likely next race, but I suspect my coach will push for Buller.

            5km: 18:34 11/23 │ 10km: 39:10 8/23 │ HM: 1:26:48 9/23 │ M: 3:29:54 6/24

             

            2024 Races:

            Motorway Half Marathon February 25, 2024 1:29:55

            Christchurch Half-Marathon April 21, 2024 1:27:34

            Selwyn Marathon June 2, 2024 DNF

            Wellington Marathon June 23, 2024 3:29:54

            Hagley Park Run July 20, 2024

            Dunedin Half Marathon September 15, 2024

            Timaru Ten October 26, 2024

            Marky_Mark_17


              Did you see the marshalls screwed up and sent the first 3 marathoners to the same turnaround both laps so they ended up doing 44.5km and they had to award the win to the guy that wasn't first over the line?  How TF does this happen.  It would have been so obvious they were the leaders.

               

              Very bad marshalling. My initial reaction was also that it's on runners to know the course.  But according to an experienced Wellington-based runner I know, at least one of the 3 lead runners did actually challenge the lead bike that they'd missed the turnaround.  They were told by official they had to stick with the lead bike or they'd get DQ'ed.  Not much of a choice!

               

              In my opinion that's pretty unforgivable.  Getting the course wrong is bad.  Threatening runners with a DQ when they identify that and try to get the officials to correct it is worse.

              3,000m: 9:07.7 (Nov-21) | 5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 10,000m: 32:34 (Mar-20)  

              10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) | HM: 1:09:41 (May-21)* | FM: 2:41:41 (Oct-20)

              * Net downhill course

              Last race: Runway5 / National 5k Champs, 16:22, National Masters AG Champ!

              Up next: Still working on that...

              "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

              watsonc123


                My club mate was first over the line in the marathon.  He was the first runner to turn around at the correct spot.  Of which he was then downgraded to fourth.

                 

                It's really bad, the course isn't that complicated.

                 

                I ended up DNS the half.  There's been sickness in the house, which I'd avoided until I felt it coming on Sat evening.  It was definitely the right decision to not race.

                 

                Steve - congrats on the PR.  I realize it's not what you want, but it's still a PR.

                 

                Hash - nice race especially the pacing.

                 

                MM and Mark - nice weeks.

                PRs: 5km 18:43 (Dec 2015), 10km 39:59 (Sep 2020), half 1:26:16 (Sep 2016), full 3:09:28 (Jun 2015)

                 

                40+ PRs: 5km 19:31 (Oct 2020), 10km 39:59 (Sep 2020), half 1:29:39 (Jun 2018), full 3:13:55 (Sep 2022)

                 

                2023 PRs (hope to beat in 2024): 5km 20:34, 10km 41:37, half 1:32:32, full 3:21:05

                 

                2024 PRs: 5km 20:25

                   

                  Very bad marshalling. My initial reaction was also that it's on runners to know the course.  But according to an experienced Wellington-based runner I know, at least one of the 3 lead runners did actually challenge the lead bike that they'd missed the turnaround.  They were told by official they had to stick with the lead bike or they'd get DQ'ed.  Not much of a choice!

                   

                  In my opinion that's pretty unforgivable.  Getting the course wrong is bad.  Threatening runners with a DQ when they identify that and try to get the officials to correct it is worse.

                   

                  Wow, didn't hear about this. My first thought was the same as you Mark, that it was on the runners. But that intel just blows my mind! This is supposed to be a 'big city' marathon - these horrendous mistakes should definitely not happen.

                   

                  Steve - my two young girls have very curly/wavy hair that they got from me (they were the ones ringing their Boston marathon cow bells just as we turned off into the marina carpark, so you may have seen/noticed them).  I grew my hair out so that could see that they get their beautiful locks from their daddy. I love that I've got a bit of a mullet again, but the end result with the grey and the bald patch looks horrific I think. But my girls love it, and my wife isn't fussed, so I've decided to let it play lol.

                   

                  Neg Split - Yeah, I wanted to take the first half a lot slower this time and to feel what it was like to not have a big fade at the end!  I'm pretty impressed with myself when I look at the km splits that I ran! The plan was (in 5km lots) 5:00s, 4:55s, 4:50s, 4:45s - then 4:40s from then on. My last full km split was pretty much bang on my total average pace, so I was pretty happy with that. I had a lot of people pass me in the first 3km or so, but from then on I slowly reeled them all back in (as you can see by my Race Rank across the three split times of 159th, 109th, and 94th).

                  50+ age-group PBs:  Half Perish 1:24:24 (June '23 Road Race) - 10km 37:52 (2022 Local Road Champs) - Track 5km 18:49 (Aug '22) - Perish Run 3:17:42

                  2024 Goals: Road/Track 10km Sub 38:00 - 5km Sub 18:30

                   

                   

                  Marky_Mark_17


                    Steve - so, I'm a little reluctant to suggest Auckland as there are a few hills over the first half of the course.  However, space on the marathon is 100% not an issue, at all, apart from possibly the last 200-300m.  I would offer to pace you for some of the full, but I'm intending to apply for a pacing gig in the half.

                     

                    Hash - nice work out there, sounds like you paced it really well.

                     

                    Watson - sorry about the DNS, but sounds like the right call.  That's another really unfortunate consequence of the marshalling screw-up... someone who thought they'd won now gets downgraded.  I mean, they probably knew there were people ahead of them but it does still suck a bit.

                     

                    mmerkle  - Yep I've been seeing weather complaints around a few places... sounds rough over there!

                    3,000m: 9:07.7 (Nov-21) | 5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 10,000m: 32:34 (Mar-20)  

                    10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) | HM: 1:09:41 (May-21)* | FM: 2:41:41 (Oct-20)

                    * Net downhill course

                    Last race: Runway5 / National 5k Champs, 16:22, National Masters AG Champ!

                    Up next: Still working on that...

                    "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                    JamesD


                    JamesD

                      Did my first tiny bit of faster running this week since my half a month ago.  Also enjoyed going with my son to Atlanta to see the Argentina-Canada soccer match that kicked off the Copa America tournament.  Seemed like more than half the crowd were Mexican-Americans wearing Argentina/Messi jerseys.

                       

                      Today the forecast was hot enough that I decided to drop a longer run in favor of a short hill workout, my first one in several years because of hamstring issues.  The heat wound up not feeling all that bad - 98/37, but without much humidity, and being out in that for 25 minutes was a lot easier than being out in it it for 1:25.  I’ll see how my legs feel tomorrow morning.

                       

                      Sun - 6 miles very slow TM (72:20 PM) + 0:40 walk breaks/6 min

                      Mon - 7 miles in park PM @8:46 including strides, temp 90/32, TDP 155

                      Tues - 80 minutes pool running, 5 minutes swimming 

                      Weds - 6.3 miles in park PM including strides, 1 @ 7:00, temp 83/28, TDP 148

                      Thurs - 6 miles very slow TM (72:20 AM) + 0:40 walk breaks/6 min

                      Fri - 8.6 miles in park PM @8:44, temp 93/34, TDP 152

                      Sat - 85 minutes pool running, 10 minutes swimming 

                       

                      Total - 33.9 miles

                      YTD - 33.3 mpw



                      Post-1987 PRs:  Half 1:30:14 (2019); 10K 39:35 (2019); 5K 19:12 (2017); Mile 5:37.3 (2020)

                      '24 Goals: consistency, age-graded PRs, half < 1:32

                      Fredford66


                      Waltons ThreadLord

                        Upcoming Races

                        07/04 Frederick - Firecracker 4 Miler

                         

                         

                        Hi all.  I'm trying to keep up; a lot going on at home.  The upcoming race list is looking a little short, so I'll repost what I noted at the start of the year.  If you posted a race and I missed it, please forgive me and let me know about it.

                         

                        If you're in the mood to post races you plan to run, then just reply to this thread with your race(s) posted as MM/DD YourName - Race Name and I'll copy/paste it onto this first posting.  (Race location, goals, etc. are optional.)

                        5k 23:48.45 (3/22); 4M 31:26 (2/22); 5M 38:55 (11/23); 10k 49:24 (10/22); 
                        10M 1:29:33 (2/24); Half 1:48:32 (10/22); Marathon 4:29:58 (11/23)

                        Upcoming race(s): Firecracker 4-miler, 7/4

                         

                        SteveChCh


                        Hot Weather Complainer

                          Mark - Yeah, Auckland is the obvious one but I've found it hard in the past to train in Christchurch then race in Auckland with the increased humidity, especially with a November race.  Dunedin is the other option but I won't be doing the full there this year and don't want to wait until September next year.  It will most likely end up being Christchurch which isn't too bad with cluttering, but not perfect.  Logistically it's obviously much easier.  This year in the half I did have a few issues getting round people still on their first lap in Hagley.  I think the third lap in the marathon is where it could get a bit cluttered, with 2:20-2:30 half marathoners in the park when I come round for the third lap.  By the fourth lap I'd say most of the half runners will be done.

                           

                          On that post about the turnaround stuff up, the race director posted:

                           

                          "as the event organiser, i'm always of the opinion that volunteers are never wrong. The organiser is wrong for not making 100% sure the volunteer was right."

                           

                          I give him credit for that for sure, the Dunedin marathon posted a photo of the winner and neglected to mention that he wouldn't have won if there hadn't been a stuff up by the lead car.  And the guy that won Dunedin that day was the third and last of the runners who got sent to the wrong turnaround in Wellington.

                           

                          watson - That's a bummer but sounds like the right call.  No point suffering through a bad race and getting sicker.

                           

                          I actually feel okay about Sunday.  It didn't go to plan but wasn't a complete disaster and I think has highlighted what I need to do if I want a good marathon.  Strength and more strength.  It's also easier to feel a bit better because I don't feel sore at all.  I'll still take the recovery but I think after I get back from Fiji I'll be fresh and ready to go.

                           

                          Fred - For the completed races:

                           

                          06/23 - SteveChCh - Wellington Marathon - 3:29:54

                           

                          And upcoming races:

                           

                          07/20 - SteveChCh - Hagley Park Run

                          10/26 - SteveChCh - Timaru Ten

                          5km: 18:34 11/23 │ 10km: 39:10 8/23 │ HM: 1:26:48 9/23 │ M: 3:29:54 6/24

                           

                          2024 Races:

                          Motorway Half Marathon February 25, 2024 1:29:55

                          Christchurch Half-Marathon April 21, 2024 1:27:34

                          Selwyn Marathon June 2, 2024 DNF

                          Wellington Marathon June 23, 2024 3:29:54

                          Hagley Park Run July 20, 2024

                          Dunedin Half Marathon September 15, 2024

                          Timaru Ten October 26, 2024

                          Marky_Mark_17


                            Mark - Yeah, Auckland is the obvious one but I've found it hard in the past to train in Christchurch then race in Auckland with the increased humidity, especially with a November race. 

                             

                            That's fair. The one time I ran Auckland Marathon it was pretty humid. Had perfect conditions for the half a couple of times.  That time of year it can go either way.

                             

                             

                            On that post about the turnaround stuff up, the race director posted:

                             

                            "as the event organiser, i'm always of the opinion that volunteers are never wrong. The organiser is wrong for not making 100% sure the volunteer was right."

                             

                            I give him credit for that for sure, the Dunedin marathon posted a photo of the winner and neglected to mention that he wouldn't have won if there hadn't been a stuff up by the lead car.  And the guy that won Dunedin that day was the third and last of the runners who got sent to the wrong turnaround in Wellington.

                             

                            I ended up having a debate on fb with a former clubmate on this. He ran the line that there were no course markings at that first marathon turnaround and the elites running 3:20-3:30/km couldn't possibly be expected to know the course while running that fast.  Except one of them did. And unless the course map is wrong, it's pretty obvious on the course map that it's around where that far aid station is (and since it's the first turnaround and it's not even halfway, no-one should be knackered enough to miss it at that point).  It's kind of a pointless debate really since the blame squarely falls with the marshalls here who were challenged and doubled down.

                            3,000m: 9:07.7 (Nov-21) | 5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 10,000m: 32:34 (Mar-20)  

                            10km: 33:15 (Sep-19) | HM: 1:09:41 (May-21)* | FM: 2:41:41 (Oct-20)

                            * Net downhill course

                            Last race: Runway5 / National 5k Champs, 16:22, National Masters AG Champ!

                            Up next: Still working on that...

                            "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

                            SteveChCh


                            Hot Weather Complainer

                               

                              That's fair. The one time I ran Auckland Marathon it was pretty humid. Had perfect conditions for the half a couple of times.  That time of year it can go either way.

                               

                               

                              I ended up having a debate on fb with a former clubmate on this. He ran the line that there were no course markings at that first marathon turnaround and the elites running 3:20-3:30/km couldn't possibly be expected to know the course while running that fast.  Except one of them did. And unless the course map is wrong, it's pretty obvious on the course map that it's around where that far aid station is (and since it's the first turnaround and it's not even halfway, no-one should be knackered enough to miss it at that point).

                               

                              Was that Haoting?

                               

                              The messed up turnaround was "turnaround 3" on the course map at about 32km.  They got directed to turnaround 1 in error.  Clearly at least one of them knew they were going to the wrong turnaround.

                              5km: 18:34 11/23 │ 10km: 39:10 8/23 │ HM: 1:26:48 9/23 │ M: 3:29:54 6/24

                               

                              2024 Races:

                              Motorway Half Marathon February 25, 2024 1:29:55

                              Christchurch Half-Marathon April 21, 2024 1:27:34

                              Selwyn Marathon June 2, 2024 DNF

                              Wellington Marathon June 23, 2024 3:29:54

                              Hagley Park Run July 20, 2024

                              Dunedin Half Marathon September 15, 2024

                              Timaru Ten October 26, 2024

                              watsonc123


                                Steve is correct.

                                 

                                The correct 3rd turn around would have had some markings, as that's the turn around for the half.

                                PRs: 5km 18:43 (Dec 2015), 10km 39:59 (Sep 2020), half 1:26:16 (Sep 2016), full 3:09:28 (Jun 2015)

                                 

                                40+ PRs: 5km 19:31 (Oct 2020), 10km 39:59 (Sep 2020), half 1:29:39 (Jun 2018), full 3:13:55 (Sep 2022)

                                 

                                2023 PRs (hope to beat in 2024): 5km 20:34, 10km 41:37, half 1:32:32, full 3:21:05

                                 

                                2024 PRs: 5km 20:25