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27/04/2013 at 22:22

Great stuff TT!

12/05/2013 at 16:20


Has anybody else been following the debacle of the Great North Marathon? A field of 5,000 and only the winner ran the correct course as nobody thought to put a marshal at a critical junction a few hundred metres from the end and everybody else went the wrong way and ran just over 200 metres short of the full distance.

It does make you wonder though, doesn't it, that if a small club like ours can get it right how could the organisers of an event like that manage to mess it up in such big style. I wonder if any TRACcies were running it.

12/05/2013 at 19:10

Just seen it.  Not sure how many will be taking up their 25% discount for future events!

Has anyone done the Palm Bay parkrun yet?

12/05/2013 at 19:48

not yet but hopefully this Saturday!

14/05/2013 at 07:51

Did the first week - quite nice but I dont enjoy fast!

14/05/2013 at 07:57

Morning JFDI

That's why I haven't been along yet, think it's a bit fast for me still. 

14/05/2013 at 11:27

Cinders I was nowhere near the back so I think you will be fine.  Lots of brand new runners out - I just hate making myself run quick - can't talk

15/05/2013 at 12:11

I did the 2nd one, ran it as a 30 minute pacer. Unfortunately I think somebody has been a bit too adventurous setting up Palm Bay and Pegwell Bay only a couple of weeks apart. The run I did at Palm Bay they had about 70 runners but the next week when Pegwell Bay was on it got over 80 but Palm Bay dropped back to 35 which is pretty dispiriting for the Director.

They should have given Palm Bay 3-6 months to bed down before starting Pegwell Bay, they are physically too close to each other. Whitstable has felt virtually no falling off at all now the others are there, we get about 140 every week now.

Cinders, don't worry about speed, a great many folk do it in about 30-40 mins, so as Sharon said, you would be fine. I enjoy the Park Runs because it is my only chance to run at "speed".




15/05/2013 at 12:26

Thanks CB.  Away for next 2 weekends but will try after that.  I can always be back marker

That's a shame about the numbers. 

15/05/2013 at 12:55

Does seem silly to have 2 runs in such close proximity.  I am away this weekend too and next weekend will be marshalling the 24 hour so maybe after that will give Pegwell a try.

18/05/2013 at 18:57

decided to Pegwell in the end, really enjoyed it! The route is a nice 2 laps around the reserve and ran a fast time (but  think it is a bit shorter than 5K). Alex Kavanagh and Chris Brenchley had another epic battle and Chris just pipped Alex again. Michael Coleman flew round in 15:30 (!)

21/05/2013 at 22:08

Cripes, either that is a short course or it is phenomenally fast. The course record for Whitstable is about 2 mins slower than that. When I ran Palm Bay it was .07k long which took about 30 secs at 6m km pace, so if it was a bit short that could give a really fast time.

22/05/2013 at 16:31

i thinK Adie Waters said Pegwell Bay is 3.03 so a tad on the short side.. still a quick route though,  i'd have hopefully just beaten 19:00 for the full distance and i've never managed that in Windy Whitstable

24/05/2013 at 20:01

Just stumbled across this thread having been posting on RW forums for over a year !!

CB - i ran with my boys at Palm Bay when you paced it. I measured it at 3.20 the week before and the week you paced. I was confident it was long when i saw you came in at around 30:30 and it wasn't just my Garmin being out !!

Pegwell is a nice run, did the trial and the first week proper. Marshalled last week, will probably trot round this week with my boys again. Agree with TT, i also measured Pegwell slightly short at 3.04


24/05/2013 at 22:56

Welcome Mace and glad you have found us. We have been in here for a couple of years and chew the fat about races in the area.

24/07/2013 at 15:57

Should we just wind this up now do you think?

09/08/2013 at 14:00

Does anyone chat here, or our site or on fb?

Edited: 09/08/2013 at 20:41
14/08/2013 at 14:34

Depends on whether RW let me get on here - been very temperamental lately!  I've lost my log in for our site but do go on the official TRAC page on FB

14/08/2013 at 16:33

That puzzles me too JFDI, are there 2 TRAC pages on FB?

15/08/2013 at 12:29

Yes sadly - Ian has been trying to get everyone on the official one but people are very confused.  Facebook Ian and he can point you in the direction of the proper one!

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