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Robbie-T @ Hartwell Challenge Half w/pics

Postby Robbie-T » Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:18 pm

I went into this race with no real expectations but to do a solid run, I didn't taper, I actually had a pretty tough training week, the weather looked like it could be a challenge itself and I understood that this is no PB course anyway. Dave claimed it is the toughest Half in Ontario, I agree now.

The weather actually was fine for the race, a bit windy and cold, but not the brutal wind that was predicted. I started off with the 1:30 pace bunny, I never really have run with a bunny, and I didn't stay with him for long, maybe 5k. Once I found my groove I broke away and was running solo for much of the rest of the race. This course was very hilly especially from 12-16k it was pretty much a rolling climb, from the peak it was a nice fall for a couple km's then a few decent hills again just to bust you up before the finish.

I finished 1:29:01 a new PB, 12th overall, and received the 2nd place prize for my age group.

Hats of to the race organizers, the race had it all, best small race I've participated in.

I added on another 8k or so after the race, and spent some of it running in with Dave and James. I drove in with Alan (thanks) and I saw DGrant1 at the start, but I missed all the other RM runners, sorry.
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Postby IronColl » Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:22 pm

Great job and congrats on the hardware.

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Postby Doonst » Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:27 pm

Wow Robbie! A new PB on a course like that, incredible. You are going places fast. I'm really looking forward to your next full performance, should be good.
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Postby seuss » Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:35 pm

awesome job Robbie! congratulations. you are going to have quite a season.
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Postby BJH » Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:52 am

Wow Robbie-T - you just get faster and faster and faster! Congrats! 8) :dance: :clap:
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Postby RayMan » Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:55 am

What a runner you have become! Congrats on the new PB.

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Postby lovethehills » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:32 am

Wow, you are freakin' smokin'.

Nicely done!
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Postby BaldGuy » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:32 am

Great effort, Rob -- your times are always impressive, but it will be really cool to see how you progress over the next couple of years. You were looking pretty strong when you ran me in -- that you put in another 8K after a phenomenal effort on a tough course is just incredible.

Nice action shots, guy!

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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:53 am

A PB on the toughest half course? WOW! Congrats! You are going to be so strong heading into marathon time!
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Postby HCcD » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:54 am

Congrats to ya Rob .... PB, Top 12 and AG Award .. woohoo ... You'll be smokin' London in a month's time .. :P :wink:
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Postby dgrant1 » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:10 am

That's absolutely monstrous, Rob! Thanks for pacing me for the first - uh... about 200 meters! :shock: 8) :wink:
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Postby msdesigner » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:12 am

You're an awesome runner, Robbie. A PB and hardware on a really tough course. Congrats. :D I can't wait to see what's next for you!
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Postby Ed Fizz » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:27 am

Another awesome run dude!!! Your hard work is examplary (sp?) and you are reaping the rewards. :D

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Postby run4cardio » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:34 am

Awesome - a PB on what everyone says is a really tough course!


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Postby redhead » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:59 am

Robbie-T, you never fail to impress. Congrats on a great race, you speedy devil you!
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Postby The Donald » Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:31 am

Congrats on the pb!! Nice running!!
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Postby Marg » Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:49 am

Wow, I echo what everyone else has already said. You're electric man..
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Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:12 am

Fantastic Robbie-T..fantastic.

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Postby Ironboy » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:42 am

Wow! Fabulous race!

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Postby RunDiva » Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:44 pm

The toughest half in Ontario was not as tough as our Robbie-T!

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Postby Jwolf » Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:59 pm

Nice race, Rob. That's a super time and you're hard work is paying off. I'm really enjoying following your progress.
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Postby mcshame » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:08 pm

Smoking time!! Looks like the cops couldn't even catch you in the picture.

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Postby MINITEE » Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:39 pm

Another PB... this is like last spring all over again, isn't it :wink:

Your race pics always amaze me... the picture of focus and determination...

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Postby scottp » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:08 pm

Nice finish - and enough left over for 8k? Pretty impressive!



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Postby QuickChick » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:24 pm

Wow, that is such an awesome time! And you added on 8K as well??! That is insane. Congratulations- your hard work is paying off in spades.
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