Duffed up races I ran last year:
Any of the numerous 5k's I participated in. The closest I managed to a decent time was 22:15 at Sunderland parkrun in April, still a over minute outside my pb. Tynedale came in at an abysmal 1:19, and of course the GNR at 1:59, though in fairness that was a bloody good time in a ballgown.
Average runs, stuff I'm fairly happy with:
Hartlepool Marina 5 Mile 36:53, WAVA - 67.26% (Age grading percentage) (5 mile pb 36:02)
Blaydon Race 5.9M 43:04, WAVA - 68.47%
Sand Dancer 10k (trail race) 45:25, WAVA - 68.38% (10k pb 43:50)
Fetch North East 1 Mile Challenge (8) 6:21, WAVA - 68.53%
Highlights of the year:
Well, I didn't drop the short speedwork, so my track times well pretty decent. I managed to do a few of canny performances over 200, 300, 400 and 800m at the vet's athletics meetings at Monkton and the North East Senior league.
200m: 34.8, WAVA - 62.34%
300m: 54.8, WAVA - 71.31%
400m: 73.5, WAVA - 70.33% (unofficial as part of a relay)
400m: 78.8, WAVA- 65.82%
800m: 2:56, WAVA - 64.97%
According to the powerof10 webbie I managed UK rankings in the V35 age category of the following:
Everything over 800m was pretty slow to be honest, which will hopefully be rectified by the increases in mileage this year.
One good thing about the Townmoor marathon is that I now know a couple of things:
a) I can get round 26.2 miles, even if I do have to walk the last six
b) I need to keep fit & healthy, and put in the training
c) I now have a target time to aim for
and d) London will have more support, stuff to look at, it can't possibly be as cold or windy.