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michelleh

27th Johnson Crane Marathon & Half Marathon-25 Jan 2009

Qualifiers:
.Comrades
.Two Oceans


Event Date : 25 Jan 2009
Province : Central Gauteng
Venue : Old Benonians Sports Club Cnr. President Brand & President Boshoff, Rynfield Benoni
Online Start Date : 20 Nov 2008
Online End Date : 21 Jan 2009
Contact : Ashvin / Tanya
Contact Number : 082 924 0234 / 072 270 3630


Who is entering this one?



YAYS
Stu-42km
Yvette-42km
Flynn-21km
kenjohn-42km
michelleh-21km
Colleen-21km
WilZyl-42km
nielcillie-21km
Pacman-42km

NAYS
Arbitrator


MAYBES
StuW

42
Yvette

Me in on the 42.2km  q7
J.M.

Yvette wrote:
Me in on the 42.2km  q7


This seems to be the year for Ms VD W!!
Flynn

I will be there for the 21km
kenjohn

I'll be there for the 42km/ My 11th JC this year. Still waiting for my permanent number from last year. Hopefully, I'll get it this year. Benoni Harriers need to get their act together.
Colleen

Hello Michelle! Very nice to meet you over December in Durbs  Cool

I'm in for the 21, looking forward to seeing all of you there....

q19
michelleh

Colleen wrote:
Hello Michelle! Very nice to meet you over December in Durbs  Cool

I'm in for the 21, looking forward to seeing all of you there....

q19


Yes, it was great finally meeting you Colleen!  q22
See you on the 25th.........
WilZyl

Re: 27th Johnson Crane Marathon & Half Marathon-25 Jan 2

michelleh wrote:
Qualifiers:
.Comrades
.Two Oceans


Event Date : 25 Jan 2009
Province : Central Gauteng
Venue : Old Benonians Sports Club Cnr. President Brand & President Boshoff, Rynfield Benoni
Online Start Date : 20 Nov 2008
Online End Date : 21 Jan 2009
Contact : Ashvin / Tanya
Contact Number : 082 924 0234 / 072 270 3630


Who is entering this one?



YAYS
Stu-42km
Yvette-42km
Flynn-21km
kenjohn-42km
michelleh-21km
Colleen-21km

NAYS


MAYBES

Will be there for the 42
nielcillie

I'll be there, but also still only doing the 21km.
Pacman

Going for a 42km PB this Sunday!
ARBitrator

a nope for me
kenjohn

We had almost perfect running weather for 4 hours and then the sun came out and the sudden heat ruined the last hour of the run by warming things up somewhat. I really struggled over the last 6km!

For a small club, Benoni Harriers put on a great show, backed by generous sponsorship from Johnson Crane - for 27 years now, I believe.

Having already qualified, my intention was to go "slowly" at an average pace of 7min/km, which would have been a 4:55 finish.

In a nutshell, I got to 21km bang on goal at 2:20 and maintained the 7min/km pace to 36km and it looked like I would finish in 4:50ish - a time I would have been thrilled with.

But the wheels came off big time over the last 6km. It took me 55 minutes to complete this short distance. I felt sick, light-headed - I began to cramp (a very rare occurance for me), the elastic went on my shorts and they were slipping down (no laughing, please), the inner soles of my shoes slipped out of place. It was like Murphy's Law - whatever could go wrong in the last 6km did! And to top it all, when I was desperate for Coke at the last water point, they didn't have any left! I struggled in to a grateful finish in 5:02:48 - about 8 minutes slower than I had hoped.

But I must take some positives from this. It was 23 minutes faster than last year and out of my 11 Johnson Crane's, this was still my 4th best time over that course. It's always been a bit of a mind f**k for me.

Water points were fantastic, with some offering all sorts of food. Marshalling around some busy intersections was first class as well. They had run out of medals & T-shirts when I finished but I didn't really care. My chum, Sean McKay, who is the club captain at Benoni Harriers told me that they got nearly 1000 more entrants than last year and that caught them off guard. They are having additional medals & T-shirts made.

Despite being a loyal runner of the 42km for 11 consecutive years, the last 6km really get my goat. I may just do the 21km next year!
Yvette

I have to agree with Ken. The race was very well organised and the water points were excellent.

I had the run of my life. Finished in 4:34  q3  I was bang on target for a sub 4h30, but the long climb from 36 to 40 took it away from me, but I am still very satisfied with the time I ran. My PB by 14 minutes  q3
kenjohn

Bloody Hell, Yvette. What a fantastic time. Your running has come on in leaps and bounds over the last few months. You deserve this for all your  hard work.

You must have been close to Renee - she finished in 4:35ish and also told me she was tracking for a sub 4:30 until the final 6km. It looks like it got to everybody.

That sub 4:30 is just around the corner now.  q33
Yvette

Thanks Ken  I had my first beer in months after the race and not one or two, but 3 ice cold ones in very quick succession  q5 The angels could have p*ss*ed on my tongue  q38
TI_Scream

Yvette wrote:
I had the run of my life. Finished in 4:34  q3  I was bang on target for a sub 4h30, but the long climb from 36 to 40 took it away from me, but I am still very satisfied with the time I ran. My PB by 14 minutes  q3


CONGRATULATIONS YVETTE

Told you that you could do it.....
Yvette

Thanks Dave.  I understand that a runner took a chance in hiding away on the first lap and rejoined the race when the rest of the field came through again. q8  q6
TI_Scream

Yvette wrote:
I understand that a runner took a chance in hiding away on the first lap and rejoined the race when the rest of the field came through again. q8  q6


They never stop trying, actually these okes that do this should have their number taken away and suspended for a year or so.
michelleh

Organization of the race was great, marshalling was good, water points were in abundance.
Thanks to Benoni Harriers for a  very well organized race.

Had a very good race,. Finished in 02:04:00, this a new PB for me on a 21km.

Besides me achieving a new PB, I found this route to be extremely boring….

Congrats Niel on an awesome finishing time!! q12
Yvette

michelleh wrote:
Organization of the race was great, marshalling was good, water points were in abundance.
Thanks to Benoni Harriers for a  very well organized race.

Had a very good race,. Finished in 02:04:00, this a new PB for me on a 21km.

Besides me achieving a new PB, I found this route to be extremely boring….

Congrats Niel on an awesome finishing time!! q12


Well done Michelle! Wow you are running very well. I see a sub 2h00 Two Oceans coming  q15
LeDolceVita

Well done on the run of your life big(little) sis!  
ARBitrator

Well done all on your great races and PB's
Yvette

LeDolceVita wrote:
Well done on the run of your life big(little) sis!  


q13  a q18 for you for all the support and encouragement  q15
ARBitrator

.....I see with comrades I'm just going to get a tab on my back when Yvette passes me

Yvette, I'm looking at a 04:30 qualifier, at least we'll have the same seeding. Then u can keep me warm and calm at comrades start  q22
Hugh Jars

Wow, seems like everyone had good runs this weekend.
Excellent stuff Yvette, I'm so happy for you.

Sunshine managed an excellent finish in the Red Hill marathon, achieving a fantastic top 10 finish.  Well done little girl.  Your hard work is paying off
michelleh

Yvette wrote:
I have to agree with Ken. The race was very well organised and the water points were excellent.

I had the run of my life. Finished in 4:34  q3  I was bang on target for a sub 4h30, but the long climb from 36 to 40 took it away from me, but I am still very satisfied with the time I ran. My PB by 14 minutes  q3


Congrats on your PB for the marathon Yvette q41  Absolutely awesome!!!
RiaB

Well done to you Yvette and Kenjohn!!!! Yvette you are FLYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WilZyl

I was on target for a sub 04:40,but that last 6 kays really slowed me down.Finished in 04:47.It was my first Johnsons Crane and I must say Beboni Harriers have done a sterling job.I was impressed by the fact that bananas and jelly babies were available even on the first lap.
Well done Michelle with your great time!!
RiaB

Michelle!!!!! well done!!! what a time............... Youre a CHAMP  (See what I mean when I say it is in your "genes". You were born like that. (Julle word so gebore, mens word nie so nie)
Flynn

Yvette wrote:
I have to agree with Ken. The race was very well organised and the water points were excellent.

I had the run of my life. Finished in 4:34  q3  I was bang on target for a sub 4h30, but the long climb from 36 to 40 took it away from me, but I am still very satisfied with the time I ran. My PB by 14 minutes  q3


Well done on your PB
Pacman

Really enjoyed my first Johnson Crane race - perfect organisation.
I did well until km38 - then I hit the wall and was 5 minutes off my target.

At 38km, I saw a woman waddling along with a 42km race number. I had been doing sub-6min/km, she was walking at 15min/km (yes, that slow!)
I knew at that point that there was no way she had run to that point, and had to be "cheating". She took 1 hour for the last 4 kilomteres. This is now the 3rd time I've seen the same woman do it.
J.M.

Yvette - you beauty!!

Well done, excellent time there. All the hard work is starting to show the results you were looking for. q3  q3  q3
Sunshine

Sounds like it was a great day for running.  Well done to all of you!  Yvette, well done my friend.  This is the start of a fantastic year for you!
Yvette

I think each and every of the 10 trains scheduled for Pretoria came through my house during the night and hit me. I am TIRED and VERY VERY SLEEPY today  Shocked
StuW

Things went well for me.

With the cancellation of the January triple next weekend, I realised on Saturday that this would be my last chance to run a marathon with fresh legs, so I may as well give it a go. I took the 21 on saturday very easy to make sure that if I did decide to give it horns, that my legs would be fresh. It was only late on saturday night that I decided to go for it.

Anyway, set off at what I thought was way too fast, but ended up running the first 21k at the same average pace anyway! Loved every minute of it, and for the first time, I feel like I have actually RUN a marathon, for a couple of reasons...
1) I didnt walk at all.
2) It wasnt shuffling, it was actually running from start to finish.

Anyway, after not racing a marathon in 19 months, I finished with a 18 minute PB, in 3h48m, feeling absolutely great!

Well done to all!
AndrewS

Well done StuW , Yvette and Michelle on your PB's. Also to all others who did the race nice running.
JF

Well done to all on their race yesterday !!!  It's still early in the year, and the PB's are flying !!

I was also there, running in my own league ..... the 5km funrun with my dear wife and friend !!!
Hugh Jars

Wow StuW, great stuff!!  
This weekend we had:

Michelle pb 21
Yvette pb 42
StuW pb 42
Sunshine top 10 finish, and looking good  (okay, maybe my biased opinion, but still..  Wink  )

Arb not running....  Confused

Personally, I had a good run and felt chuffed with my effort.  But if I'm gonna chase that pb that I want, I'm gonna have to train a little harder.
I foresee a good year for everyone
michelleh

Thanks guys and girls

Congrats to all that did this race....
And congrats to all that achieved new PB’s....
StuW, Wow! Your time is awesome!!
MD

Had a very good race,. Finished in 02:04:00, this a new PB for me on a 21km.

Besides me achieving a new PB, I found this route to be extremely boring….

Congrats on your new PB!! q2
michelleh

Don't mean to burst my own bubble.

Official results are out. Seems my PB is even better than what I clocked.

02:03:42.....
WilZyl

Your legs were fast,but your fingers a bit slow it seems
ARBitrator

michelleh wrote:
Don't mean to burst my own bubble.

Official results are out. Seems my PB is even better than what I clocked.

02:03:42.....


You going to nail Brooks 32 this weekend !!!
nielcillie

michelleh wrote:
Official results are out. Seems my PB is even better than what I clocked.
02:03:42.....


I see that you were 5th from your club at Bobbies, well done!
I also see that your sex for that result is "D". What exactly is that?
michelleh

nielcillie wrote:
michelleh wrote:
Official results are out. Seems my PB is even better than what I clocked.
02:03:42.....


I see that you were 5th from your club at Bobbies, well done!
I also see that your sex for that result is "D". What exactly is that?


Never got round to seeing results for Bobbies until recently... Thanks Neil, suppose that it's not too shabby hey",)
As for my sex being a "D"...ummmm, I have absolutely no idea! Me thinks it's a "finger problem"
WilZyl

"D" staan vir dame Smile
Slowpoke

Exactly where are the results??? q15
WilZyl

Slowpoke wrote:
Exactly where are the results??? q15


www.raceresults.co.za
q21
Slowpoke

WilZyl wrote:
Slowpoke wrote:
Exactly where are the results??? q15


www.raceresults.co.za
q21


Thanks.  Also found it now at Benoni Harriers website.

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