Stroud Half Marathon

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18/09/2002 at 22:19
Hi all, I know its a bit away but I am doing my first H.M. at the back end of next month. Not having any experience of these things am I likely to expect any "on course" help such a marker every KM or 5KM so that I can keep my pace steady, what's the usual? What about drink stations? do these races normally have one or two ? any other useful tips for a novice at first race ? thanx
19/09/2002 at 16:26
Hi Cratchers

I'm doing Stroud too so see you there! I did my first half marathon in 1999 which was my first ever race and truly enjoyed it - so will you!

I anticipate that there will be markers every mile and drink stations and given that the course is meant to be flat, just train, turn up and enjoy!

I'm going for a PB but I will still make a point of enjoying it!

19/09/2002 at 19:39
Don't worry there will be markers every mile with marshals posted to guide you.
As for drink stations when you see one coming position yourself early as it will be a bit hectic.Practice drinking and running beforehand.It is very tricky and you will have to be carefull not to inhale it as i did on my first half.
Watch your pace on the first mile as it is very easy to get caught up in the rush and overdo it.
Good luck,enjoy it and i will see you there.
21/09/2002 at 23:46
Anyone got any entry info for this??
Almost ready to run again.
22/09/2002 at 22:23
Go to the Stroud AC website - full info on there, plus entry forms etc. Supposed to be pretty flat and a good "first time" course. - Cratchers
24/09/2002 at 21:30
barkles you can enter it online on active
24/09/2002 at 21:48
Can anyone please give me the webadress for Stroud A C
28/09/2002 at 19:06
you can find details of the race at

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