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Anyone else as unorganised as me for GNR?

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07/05/2003 at 22:03
I'm entered for this year's GNR but as yet don't have anywhere to stay or anyone to travel with/support me :-( Does anyone have any suggestions about accommodation or find themselves in a similar situation?

Also on the look out for a local training partner. I average 10 min miles, but am hoping to improve this with training and motivation!

07/05/2003 at 22:37
hi liz...
i was in a similar situation when i did it a couple of years ago.

i stayed in one of the university halls in durham.

i'd heard there were free buses to the start from durham so we milled about the bus station where there weren't any.. a nice taxi driver told us they were picking up from the council house (i think).

work quite well in the end.. basic but cheap, would want to research the buses better next time though!


ps i'm fairly local to you.. are you in a club ?

07/05/2003 at 22:43
Hi Ed,

No not in a club yet, but have thought about it. Only problem is that most have their training nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays and I can't make either of those nights. I'm also not sure if I'm THAT serious!

I live in Leamington and work near Coleshill. Whereabouts are you?

Thanks for the tips for the GNR I'll look into it.

07/05/2003 at 22:46

You might find that a lot of accomodation is booked up already.

I've just checked the Holiday Inn Express
07/05/2003 at 22:47
you're on here ? then it's serious.. could be fatal.

i'm coventry, working in solihull.
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07/05/2003 at 22:48
I think ive got a roofed bus shelter reserved on the Scotswood road.

If its gone Im homeless.
07/05/2003 at 22:48
Try again

Holiday Inn Express website
07/05/2003 at 22:51
bus shelter IS homeless in my book!
shame you can't get the foil sheet for the night before!
07/05/2003 at 22:53
I've got a sleeping bag - will that do?!

Ed, are you doing the Stratford triathlon?
07/05/2003 at 22:57

yes! i entered it painlessly online last night!
i'll be wearing the uniquely spotty kit of coventry tri club.

(right i'm going to log post this, log off and go to bed before i get another email telling me a thread's been posted to.. it;s a vicious circle i tell you!)
07/05/2003 at 22:58
I know what you mean!

I may be marshalling at Stratford as I've chickened out of competing!
08/05/2003 at 08:43
marshalling sounds like the better option.. two t-shirts and £35 sunglasses ?!
08/05/2003 at 22:33
Thats not the reason I'm doing it! Honest! I would like to compete but the bike ride is a bit off putting and I don't have the time at the moment to dedicate to training for three disciplines.

I entered the Kingsbury 10k today but am expecting to come last judging by last years results. I'm hoping that if nothing else that thought will inspire me to run faster!
09/05/2003 at 07:31
Liz, at the moment I am also homeless and supporterless for the GNR. I am going to try to book up through Nirvana today....
09/05/2003 at 09:48
oh.. you mean you're supposed to train for swimming and cycling as well ? !
09/05/2003 at 09:54
I'm in Leamington and so is Fat Rascal who runs around 10 minute mile pace. We're not training for GNR but happy to provide company.

I have been thinking about joining a club but not sure which one - C and AC seems pretty serious and rather expensive, Spa Striders seems friendly but doesn't train till 7.30 in the evenings. What have been your thoughts?

Have you entered the Two Castles 10k in June - could be a good race practice (point to point, uphill most of the way but lovely run).
09/05/2003 at 09:56
when in june ? (so lazy of me i know)
09/05/2003 at 10:54
H'mm - can't remember off the top of my head but I expect it will be in the Events section.
09/05/2003 at 10:55
aww.. but thats at least 3 clicks away
09/05/2003 at 10:55
Found it - 8th June (you really are lazy....)
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