anyone interested in a regular northeastern gathering?
the poultry run is approx 7.5 miles, a mix of road, trail, cross country, a hilly course that I think the organisers call challenging.
Its a good well organised event that I will be running in again this year, some people run in santa outfits.
See you there.
Thanks for the warning, it confirms some of my fears about this event. Something described as ' challenging' is usually hard work but I would like to do a final run before the end of the year and this is local and looks different so here goes. I will not be running in Santa costume. I will be wearing number 250 so maybe see you there. In the meantime, will have to get a few more miles & hills under my belt this week.
I'm the guy who sends out the numbers
The race is
1.75 miles up hill
0.75 miles steep down a muddy field
1.25 miles up a hill
0.75 miles steep down hill
1.5 miles steep up hill
1.9 miles down hill all the way to the finish
Brass Band playing Xmas carols, mince pies & wine at the finish and a memorable presentation ceremony if you can hang around at till 12:30. Its a real blast.
a sightt to see indeed
I hope you all enjoy it. I shall be testing out my much physio'd hamstring this weekend, with a view to a stately plod around the Saltwell 10k a week on Sunday.
Just back from work Xmas Chinese lunch. Strange, but true. Hopefully, work will not intrude in the next hour or so, hic!
I'll see you at Saltwell Ian,
I'm also registered for next year's Berlin marathon
Poultry Run course update.
The bits over the fields are frozen solid so take care where and how you put your feet on the ground.
There may also be some slippery bits on the roads as well.
But we think the weather is going to be the same tomorrow as it is today.
Somewhere around 500 participants.
Should be fun.
Great , thanks for the update. If its anything like today, conditions will be ideal for a winter run- dry,frost on ground and no wind , but cold. These are about my favourite training conditions of the whole year, always come back with a glow after a run just now, especially on the Yorkshire Moors. Tomorrow should be a good day, especiallty as, with a hamstring twinge, I don't have to be as competitie as usual so should be able to enjoy the day. There'sw always an amazing amount of competitiveness in the over 55 part of a race.
Poultry run report,
got round faster than I expected, thecourse is "challenging" with a seemingly never ending first uphill stretch, a downhill section through a farmers field, more uphill through a village and a steep single path, got to the highest point on the course then it was a long downhill section to the finish line.
Took 1 hr and 7 mins for the 8 mile course, really pleased with my time as it was 4 minutes faster than my last poultry run in 2005.
Met up with Sodahead and Princess plus a couple of fetch runners.
Nice Pyjamas Princess !
You forgot to mention the piles of farm muck and the chance to race through an actual , muddy farmyard. Bothg were firsts in my running career. Seriously though, a great race , not sure which was worse, the first half or so , almost entirely uphill , the offroad sections, especially the uphill bit near Boulby or the long downhill.
Well pleased with my time of 57 mins 45 and even managed to sprint and overtake at least one Santa at the finish.
Congratulations and thanks to all involved in organisation.
Results (and photo's) are up at Loftus AC and New Marske Harriers web sites.
Glad you enjoyed the race.
At the front of the race we had one of the best fields in recent times - 3 previous winners plus 3 England internationals.
I have survived the trauma of the computer timing the finish for everyone bailing out at runner 400.
Where's the refreshments......
..... the strong refreshments
A big thanks to you and all the people involved, marshals,starter, finish area team etc, for a well organised race.
Even the weather was kind to the runners, cold but dry.
Its nearly time for Santa to pay us all a visit so I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Does anyone know of any races in the North East in the next two or three months?
I can only seem to find the ones on New Years Day. Its my first time running at this time of year so is there any regular ones at this time of year?
If there is nothing in the events section of this website then try the following site as he has a lot of races that dont make it onto here
good luck with your first race in 2008 , I'm getting ready for my last of 2007, the Ripon runners Jolly Holly jog 10k
spooky, i posted a merry Christmas greeting a few days ago, and it's not there !
In which case, I will take the opportunity of wishing everyone all the best for the forthcoming year, which I will be starting with the Town Moor Resolution Run, a mud -filled extravaganza.
hope everyone has had a good New Years eve and I wish all my Friends a Happy New Years running with no injuries and lots of P.B's
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