If you could only enter one race a year ...

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28/02/2013 at 14:40

If you were only allowed to enter one race a year, which one would you pick?

Can be here or abroad, but assume that entry into your chose race is guaranteed, so there would be no problem with entering and not getting a place (à la VLM).

I'd pick the South Downs (Relay) Marathon , beautiful scenery, challenging course, reasonable entry fee and you can pick full, half or relay marathon. The stage I usually take for my relay team is a nice start to the trail running season too.

28/02/2013 at 14:47

Bala HIM

28/02/2013 at 14:50

Transgran ultra

28/02/2013 at 14:52

Greensand Marathon, Dorking. Only done it once but would love to have another go!

28/02/2013 at 14:53
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

The Andover 5k Parkrun.

 

ok, now you are making me smile

seren nos    pirate
28/02/2013 at 14:57

Enduroman

28/02/2013 at 14:59

The Big Sur Marathon. I drove through Big Sur on hol last year and it's stunning.

WiB
28/02/2013 at 15:01

Race 4 Life just for a laugh!

WiB
28/02/2013 at 15:02

tut

WiB
28/02/2013 at 15:06

Yeah... but 99% of the field can't move above walking pace so we are not really in danger. Plus they are pack animals all wearing bright pink so they can't sneak up on anyone!

WiB
28/02/2013 at 15:08
WiB wrote (see)

Yeah... but 99% of the field can't move above walking pace so we are not really in danger. Plus they are pack animals all wearing bright pink so they can't sneak up on anyone!

But then again like VLM, It's yet another race DF3 can't get an entry in

28/02/2013 at 15:12

i refuse resolutely to be an 'all clad in pink' runner.....

actually David exercise is meant to relieve PMT so you could be in worse places....

Wib, you could get trampled to death if you think about it...in the rush for the loo afterwards when theyve all drunk the 5 litres of water throughout.....

WiB
28/02/2013 at 15:13
 
loulabell wrote (see)

i refuse resolutely to be an 'all clad in pink' runner.....

actually David exercise is meant to relieve PMT so you could be in worse places....

Wib, you could get trampled to death if you think about it...in the rush for the loo afterwards when theyve all drunk the 5 litres of water throughout.....

That is a basic rule - Never stand between the R4L finish line and the portaloo.

Edited: 28/02/2013 at 15:15
WiB
WiB
28/02/2013 at 15:16

Anyway sorry... highjacking the thread there!

One race... Western States.

WiB
28/02/2013 at 15:20

well yes WS would be my choice too but thats a ballot thingy

WiB
28/02/2013 at 15:23

Read the rules at the top!!!

WiB
28/02/2013 at 15:24

are we back on RFL?

28/02/2013 at 15:24

I'll be the first to say the London Marathon then.  It's (literally) on my doorstep and even when I can enter as many races as I like, I plan more or less half the year around a Spring marathon. I'm more likely to keep up a decent volume of training if I've got a marathon to aim for.

...That is unless I can add my own caveat: if all expenses are paid for race entry, travel, and a long weekend around the race (one needs time to acclimatise!) then I could possibly forego the London Marathon for a yearly pre-Christmas trip to New York.

Edited: 28/02/2013 at 15:25
28/02/2013 at 15:25

I have dreams of WS after watching 'unbreakable'......

28/02/2013 at 15:25
I'd find another sport to compete in.
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