In her second half marathon race in consecutive weeks, Tamzin Petersen made the journey over to Cornwall for the Indian Queens Half Marathon.
The event was organised by Newquay Road Runners and was set in village of Indian Queens, two miles southwest of Newquay. The route was undulating and predominantly rural, with five miles of the course being run on trails.
Tamzin is currently training quite intensively for the Bournemouth Marathon in October so has been putting in a lot of mileage as of late. Last week she tackled the exceedingly tough Dorset Invader Half Marathon and before that she had done a couple of longer runs including one 17 miler.
She could’ve been forgiven for not hitting top form at the Indian Queens after all the running she’s been doing lately but that wasn’t what happened. On the contrary, Tamzin put in an extremely strong performance and brought home a new half marathon PB of 1 hour 46 minutes and 54 seconds.
This was a magnificent result for Tamzin and showed that she’s on the right track with her marathon training and is progressing well. Her average pace of 8:09 minutes per mile was significantly faster that she’ll need to be running when she goes for her sub 4 hour marathon target.
Tamzin finished 192nd out of a field of 555 and was 9th in the female under 35 category. She found some of the trail sectors hard going as they were fairly energy sapping but overall she was pleased with the performance she put in.
Since she in Cornwall, it was also an opportunity for Tamzin to meet up Heidi Treganza, who used to run for Bournemouth AC before moving to the west country.
Heidi is a very accomplished runner, achieving many accolades in her time at BAC, including winning the road-race league in 2015. Now running for Cornwall AC, Heidi was also I’m action at Indian Queens.
Her time of 1:25:31 showed that she hasn’t lost any of that super speed she had when representing BAC. Heidi was 3rd placed lady on the day and finished in 34th position overall.
Tamzin has since returned to Bournemouth and was back in training Tuesday night, with her busy regime allowing for very little respite at the moment. This coming weekend she’ll take on her third race in consecutive weeks as she goes in the Round the Rock 10k.