Reading Half Marathon: 6 March 2005

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All runners

Pos arrow Name arrow Time arrow Cat arrow Club arrow Graded arrow Pace arrow
1 1 Keith Illman 1:18:54 SM Serpentine 75.6% 6:01
2 2 Pascal Evans 1:19:41 V35 Stragglers 74.9% 6:05
3 3 Matthew Rushworth 1:20:17 SM Serpentine 74.3% 6:07
4 4 Kevin Darcy 1:21:50 SM Goodenough College 72.9% 6:14
5 5 John Heaton-Armstrong 1:23:46 SM Serpentine 71.2% 6:23
6 6 Patrik Ewe 1:25:45 SM Serpentine 69.6% 6:32
7 7 Matthew Chiles 1:26:21 V35 Serpentine 69.1% 6:35
8 8 Robert Crangle 1:28:26 V40 Serpentine 70.7% 6:45
9 9 Stephen Deeley 1:28:40 SM Serpentine 67.3% 6:46
10 10 Bethan Fallon 1:28:46 SL Serpentine 74.1% 6:46
11 11 Phillip McCubbins 1:29:59 V45 Serpentine 71.0% 6:52
12 12 David Tillyer 1:34:13 SM Serpentine 63.3% 7:11
13 13 Elizabeth Whiting 1:34:24 SL Serpentine 69.7% 7:12
14 14 Chris Notton 1:34:41 SM Serpentine 63.0% 7:13
15 15 Christopher Spence 1:36:40 V45 Serpentine 66.1% 7:22
16 16 Dean Wheeler 1:37:28 SM Serpentine 61.2% 7:26
17 17 Dominic Whelan 1:37:43 SM Serpentine 61.0% 7:27
18 18 Jim Smith 1:39:38 V50 Serpentine 66.2% 7:36
19 19 Leila Hudson 1:40:00 SL Serpentine 65.8% 7:38
20 20 Ian Sharman 1:40:05 SM Unattached 59.6% 7:38
21 21 Tim Bissett 1:40:45 V40 Serpentine 60.7% 7:41
22 22 Robin Gray 1:43:35 SM Serpentine 57.6% 7:54
23 23 Philip Sloss 1:43:52 SM Unattached 57.4% 7:55
24 24 Riette Oosthuizen 1:43:58 SL Serpentine 63.3% 7:56
25 25 Fiona Piper 1:44:00 SL Serpentine 63.3% 7:56
26 26 Chris Meadows 1:44:08 SM Serpentine 57.3% 7:56
27 27 Tony Crawte 1:44:36 V35 Serpentine 57.7% 7:59
28 28 Rachel Powell 1:44:50 FV35 Serpentine 63.0% 8:00
29 29 Chloe Snape 1:45:44 SL Serpentine 62.2% 8:04
30 30 Alistair Howells 1:46:06 SM Unattached 56.2% 8:05
31 31 Carole Taleb 1:46:36 SL Serpentine 61.7% 8:08
32 32 Susi Halley 1:46:46 SL Serpentine 61.6% 8:09
33 33 Joss Ridley 1:47:00 SM Serpentine 55.7% 8:10
34 34 Lucy Hardwick 1:47:13 SL Serpentine 61.4% 8:11
35 35 Sam Hayter 1:47:16 V40 Serpentine 57.4% 8:11
36 36 Mike Lau 1:47:24 SM Unattached 55.5% 8:11
37 37 Gareth Grimshaw 1:48:00 SM Unattached 55.2% 8:14
38 38 Marianne Clark 1:48:08 FV35 BBC 62.5% 8:15
39 39 Martin Leat 1:48:24 V45 Serpentine 58.5% 8:16
40 40 Alex Marklew 1:57:23 SM Serpentine 50.8% 8:57
41 41 Zoe Rikkerink 1:58:11 SL Serpentine 55.7% 9:01
42 42 Michael Egbor 2:09:10 V50 Serpentine 51.9% 9:51

Report

Some rather uncomplementary comments about this year's race:
Matthew Chiles - "I left plenty of time to get there, but lack of courtesy coaches meant I was queuing at Reading station for over an hour and did not make it to the start line until 10.30, some 11 minutes after the gun had gone off. The organisation at the end was equally shambolic: poor signage, lack of changing facilities, and unnecessary congestion caused by mixing runners, spectators and cars!

I couldn't face the wait for a bus back to the station - I was worried about hypothermia - so walked it instead, as did many others."

Alex Markle - "I arrived at the station at 8:45 (on the earliest train I could get) and had to wait in the cold for 45 minutes for a bus. When we finally arrived at the start we were told to get a move on, flee the toilet queues and line up as soon as possible, only for the start to be delayed for 30 minutes.

The race itself was fine, apart from the usual grumbles about people starting at the front when they're aiming for a three-hour time, but it all went wrong again after the finish. No signs, no stewards, nobody with any idea of what was going on. I stood shivering for over an hour in a queue that at one point was in the middle of a roundabout, while empty buses came and went and cars full of happy warm runners slipped past, even though we'd been told that taking a car and parking at the stadium would lead to terrible delays in getting home.

I finally got back to East London at half past four, cold, tired and stiff as a plank."

On the other hand Leila Hudson - "I had a great time. 2nd time I have done the race. Drove there very early and got my car park slot...at 8.30am. Race was due to start at 10am. At the finish walked to the car for a warm down walk/jog and managed to get out with no trouble at all.
Only down side was the delay at the start..which kept us in the cold for 30mins..but it didn't bother me at all....used the first two miles as a warm up instead..wrapped up in my bin liners...."

and Gareth Grimshaw "This was my first ever Half marathon, and proud to complete it in 1:48. I'm sorry to hear of the bad luck some people seemed to have. I thought it was one of the better organised events i have run in. My family got a bus from the train station at about half nine and had
arrived by the "supposed" start time.

Was annoying that a lot of slower runners started at the front when it was pretty clear fast people go here, normal runners go here and slow people go to the back!!

I enjoyed my day and would recommend it for other runners, however I live in Reading and didn't have to get a train. Loved the grandstand finish, with the ramp down to make that sprint finish a little easier!"


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