dgrant at the Springbank Half

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dgrant at the Springbank Half

Postby dgrant » Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:29 pm


Somedays it just all really comes together!

Doonst and I met up along the 401 to carpool to London (at 5:40am :shock: ) and had a good uneventful drive and arrival at the race. Plenty of time to pick up our gear and shiver a bit in the morning chill.

We started together and did the first 3K in just under 15 minutes. After a very quick stop to water the trees, I picked up the pace and hit the 4:35ish pace I wanted for the whole race. Happily the whole thing just went off without any drama, and before I knew it I was climbing the last (and sort of only) hill in the final kilometre.

Final time 1:38:30, a new PB by more than two minutes. I really wanted to break into the 1:30s this year, so I'm just elated. Still 8 races to go in the Fall Tour, but I won't really get a chance to "race" again until October, so I'm going to soak this one up... And it's nice to have bragging rights over my boy doonst for at least 13 days!!!

I don't know if I'd do this race again only because it's a bit on the smaller scale side of the spectrum to drive 2+hrs each way, but I did have a lot of fun and would really recommend it to any runners in the area. A great longsleeve tech shirt for only a $40 entry fee. :D


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Postby Nicholas » Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:32 pm

Woo hoo, Dave, a sub 1.40!! Great run. I guess it's 1-1 now.

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Postby BaldGuy » Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:34 pm

A couple of fine ambassadors of the sport (and the sport of trash-talking!) you guys are. Great PB today, Dave! Congratulations!

Oh, I so want to be in Paris for the Grand Finale!

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Postby MINITEE » Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:34 pm

Whooo Hoooo...

Glad that London could allow you the PB of all PB's...

As I mentioned in Sheldon's report, you guys were on my mind this morning as I was running in the absolute North end of the city.. By the time I was back home, you were probably in Guelph :lol:

Glad that you enjoyed the course... I've run it too many times to count.

Well Done Dave & soak up that win... well earned & well deserved.

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Postby mlazenby » Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:35 pm

Very nice run Dave. Big Congrats.

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Postby QuickChick » Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:40 pm

I knew you'd be into the 1:30's!! Must have been the Cajun food yesterday... I'm so proud of my speedier half. :D
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Postby Ed Fizz » Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:44 pm

Great run Dave. Congrats on the PB! :D

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Postby jgore » Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:47 pm

Yeow! Smokin' PB, Dave. Congratulations.

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Postby HCcD » Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:49 pm

Smokin' time, dave ... with 8 to go ... and 2 minute PB's in each one .... you'll be down to 1:20's by the end of the Fall Tour ... :shock: :twisted: :lol: :wink:
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Postby ChrisL » Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:03 pm

Great job Dave!
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Postby Run26.2 » Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:11 pm

1:38 you crazy ^%$#*&^%$^#@???? Excellent work my man, excellent work!!! 8)
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Postby D-Man » Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:13 pm

Congratulations on the PB!!

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Postby markB » Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:17 pm

great race dude.

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Postby drghfx » Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:37 pm

Great job Dave! Congratulations on the PB! You'd be good on the CTRR RM Team. :wink:
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Postby Doonst » Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:37 pm

I'll beat you at Scotiabank! (Bunny)

Geez I'm good lookin!

My bib number's lower!

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Nice race Dave.
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Postby Ken B » Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:38 pm

Great race Dave. Also excellent pic. It is good to see pics of you when you aren't running once in awhile so as to see the NON-GAME face! :lol:

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Postby UltraQueenga » Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:54 pm

Way to go Dave! Why do I have the feeling that you'll PB at least once more this season? :?: Good goin'!
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Postby Robbie-T » Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:58 pm

Way to go Dave! I knew you had it in you.
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Postby braveheart » Sun Sep 10, 2006 2:04 pm

awesome job Dave - love that picture of you two!!

I was thinking about you two running as I was out today wondering how much trash talking there might be ! I think we need audio at times for you two running against eachother
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Postby BJH » Sun Sep 10, 2006 2:08 pm

Way to go Dave!!!
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Postby Dani » Sun Sep 10, 2006 2:34 pm

Great job, Dave! You are rocking this season!
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Postby a-slow-5 » Sun Sep 10, 2006 3:14 pm

Great race. Dave!
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Postby ultraslacker » Sun Sep 10, 2006 3:17 pm

great pic, you two!

oh and dave you are wicked fast. I can't imagine that pace for that long... good job and congrats on the pb! :)
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Postby graciousgoat » Sun Sep 10, 2006 3:22 pm

wow--that's fast!!!

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Postby SusanD » Sun Sep 10, 2006 3:47 pm

Sub-1:40!! Awesome! I knew you had it in you. Congratulations!!!
Done: Full 2, 30k 2, 25k 1, Half 11, 13k 2, 10k 2, 8k 1, 5k 20 ...
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