URWFRC Team in Luton Relay ?

Lets enter as a team

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29/10/2002 at 15:57
All the Luton Marathon is on the 1st December but it is a three lap course and in parallel they run a relay for teams of three who run a lap each (about 8.73 miles).

Seems to me like this would be a great race to raise an inaugural URWFRC team entry. I think there are enough of us in the Luton / Dunstable and surrounding area to put a team or even teams forward. I have run it for the last four years but for various reasons my usual team can't do it this year.

The route is town and country, it starts in North Luton (not far from Leagrave railway station) and heads North out of town through a couple of villages and back. It is deceptively undulating but quite a pleasant run.

My usual time is about 1 hour 12 minutes. Any takers. Maybe if you post your name and likely time then we can put a team together and if enough for more than one we can group the teams by likely time. I am happy to do the organising if there is sufficient interest.
29/10/2002 at 16:22
Could be potentially interested in this - I'm down for Crowborough 10k on that day but might pull out due to lack of trains from London. Likely time would be under an hour (how flat is it?)
29/10/2002 at 18:31
I'm interested. Time? Not sure - I ran half marathon in a shade over 2 hours.

30/10/2002 at 09:16

If you are coming by train then you can get from Kings Cross Thameslink to Leagrave (3rd of the Luton Stations). About a 10-15 minute jog from there but I could always pick you up. I wouldn't say there are any hills as such but there are some gradual inclines that go on for a while and you tend to find you run slower that you would expect (hence my deceptively undulating comment). I'll see if we get any more replies but I think I will enter a team at this stage anyway (You confirm the team names on the day). I'll check the start time I think it is 10:30am but obviously if you are running 2nd or 3rd leg you can get there later. Cost is £21 per team i.e.£7 per person.
30/10/2002 at 15:26
This sounds interesting. I'm up for it. Funily enough I don't have a PB for 8.73 miles but I'd like to set one. My time for the Ricky road run 9 last year was 58 dead.
05/11/2002 at 11:31

OK entering team today.

Pizza Man you are in (despite being a Watford Supporter). Venom/Waapster - do you want to confirm yet ? Obviously this would leave us one too many if you both confirm so anybody else out there up for the challenge let me know because we can enter two teams (or more).

The start time is 10am for the first leg. Obviously second and third legs will depend on time but probably start 11am - 11:15 and then 12:15 - 12:30 with finish at 13:15 - 13:45.

Any views on which legs people would like to run (probably depends on when you think you can get there). I live 3/4 miles away and can do any leg. If I go first then my wife will step in to meet the second runner and pass out numbers etc. Lifts from Leagrave railway station can also be arranged if needed.

Cost is £22.50 for the team so £7.50 each.
05/11/2002 at 11:33
Hi Paul,

Sorry, but I have to drop out. I've been talked into doing the Thanet 10 that day instead.

Good luck anyway.

05/11/2002 at 11:48
Paul, sorry clashes with Christingle which is a can't miss service with the kids.

I think it's a great idea though, hope you all run well
05/11/2002 at 12:18
I'd do it but i'm a gal and I'm at big Irish do the night before!
05/11/2002 at 12:20
Snicks - so definitely a PB for you with your specialist pre-race preparation :-)
05/11/2002 at 12:35
So, I wonder who talked you into that one, Venom? He He!!!
05/11/2002 at 13:37
looking forward to running rings 'round Luton.
05/11/2002 at 14:45

Being a gal most certainly does not exclude you - I have run in a mixed team for the last three years. 15 pints of Guinness the night before might not be good but you can always run the last leg and I'll bring a plastic bag !
Venom thanks for letting me know.
Waapster are you still on ?
Pizza Man - glad to have you on board. Will you be driving over ? If so I will make sure I send you some directions.
05/11/2002 at 15:06
I'll be driving.
Is running in a Watford shirt advisable?
05/11/2002 at 15:12
I can't believe that they'll only be 3 of us there. Maybe these forums are full of people who just talk a good run.

response please.
05/11/2002 at 15:28
Well, Pizza man, I still haven't figured out how to be in two places at the same time. I'm doing the Crowborough 10 that day and am slightly disappoinged with Venom for pulling out of it just like that... even with an offer of a lift.
05/11/2002 at 15:33
Pizza man - if you want to run round with your legs intact then I would say a watford shirt might not be the best one to wear that day.... don't you think?!
05/11/2002 at 17:17
Pizza Man

Watford shirt - UM ! Well maybe you should be last leg, just in case you don't return.

Actually maybe we should just give you a collection tin, most people in Luton would feel sorry for you !!

You're right about most people just talking a good race though. I thought the Inaugural URMFRC team event would generate a better response but maybe its quality not quantity that counts !

I'll send you directions on the race in the next week but basically Junction 11 of the M1, turn left then first right past the hospital (make a mental note in case you do wear your Watford shirt), down to the end and right onto Leagrave high street. Carry on for about 2 miles under railway bridge and straight on at roundabout by MacDonalds (race route is now on your left). Carry on over next roundabout and then left at the next one. Three quick roundabouts and turn left into Purley Centre to park (you'll see lots or Runners by then). It might sound a long way but no more than 10 minutes from the M1
05/11/2002 at 17:20
I might just do it... Have to sort a few things. I'll wear a Watford shrit too!
05/11/2002 at 17:24
What are you doing to me. I'll be evicted or something. This forum doesn't have the same URL as the Watford Supporters club does it.

OK Snicks let me know for sure once you are sorted.
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