59th Brampton to Carlisle 10

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16/11/2010 at 21:25
Paul - Thanks  I'll be thinking about you every step of the way..............................okay, maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but you get my drift
16/11/2010 at 21:30
Well, it sounds good.  Thanks Millster.  Not sure I'll be too worried about the standard at the front of the field!  Looking forward to it.
20/11/2010 at 11:06

Nearly time to go

Good luck everyone

20/11/2010 at 14:55

Anyone know what time the horse finished?

I guess that the owner must be a farmer given her agricultural language.  I do have some sympathy as I'm sure the animal was also in danger but what exactly did she expect us to do? 

Anyway, that aside, how good was today?  For me this has always been one of my favourite races and today was no exception.  Well done to everyone who ran, and a special thank you to everyone who helped put this together.  First class, as usual .

21/11/2010 at 20:18

I second thatWhat a great day and a PB. Does anyone know where the results can be found online ??

 Whats the crack with the horse !!??

21/11/2010 at 20:43

One20Four - I posted this on another thread.  Presumably you must have been several minutes ahead of me (I finished in 1.13).  I'm guessing that your name maybe reflects a particularly satisfying half marathon time

Millster wrote (see)

Now, I've done a few races in my time and met most of the usual 'obstacles' - traffic, congestion caused by too many runners on narrow roads etc, but today I was confronted by a runaway horse.  The beast seemed pretty big and was first seen trotting down the middle of quite a busy road flanked by a string of several hundred runners on the left and one or two motorists heading in the other direction.

The 'owner' of the horse appeared from a side road just infront of me and started shouting at the several hundred runners to turn back.  'Stop being so f***ing selfish' was her cry.  'Somebody do something!'  So my question is 'what on earth shoud we all have done'?  Perhaps we were being selfish in not stopping, but to be honest the horse would probably have carried on anyway since the front runners were probably about 15 minutes ahead of us by then.  I, for one, would not want to go anywhere near a horse, let alone one that had most likely been spooked.

So what happened next?  Well about a quarter of a mile further on, one hardy soul had abandoned all hope of a PB and stopped to calm the animal by the side of the road.  Many of us ran past, perhaps a little slowly, before the horse then decided to start racing again at which point it started making it's way towards the front.  A little later it was somehow coralled into the grounds of a large house at which point another runner managed to shut the gates much to the annoyance of the householder.  'Oi you, you cannot leave your horse here'.......  'Sorry mate, it's not my horse, see ya later!'  

Anyway, back to my original question - 'What would you have done, and what should we have done? 

Not sure if you're local or know the route particularly well, but this all started to happen on the climb past Ruleholme and then continued on the road along to Newby East.  Still not sure whether it was scary, funny, or just curious.

I'll let you know if I track down the results. 

21/11/2010 at 21:20

Hiya, Yeah am local and the 01:24:00 was many many years ago. You must have been ahead of me going up Ruleholme bank if you did 1:13 cos I finished 3 minutes after you. I found the results on www.race-results.co.uk  I reckon you finished 6 places ahead of me in our category if I'm guessing the name right !

Am a bit stiff today but the day was worth it

21/11/2010 at 22:25

I think you've sussed me!

You must have just missed the horse incident...........never mind you might be lucky next year.

How long ago was the 1.24?  The closest I ever got to a sub 1.30 was about 20 years ago when I missed it by 9 seconds running the old Cumbrian Run route from the airport.  Most of my half times have been in the 1.35 to 1.40 range, although I was quite pleased with this year's 1.39 being 2 minutes quicker than last year..  Don't think I'm destined to get quicker as I get older.

24/11/2010 at 19:30

Hiya Millster,

I did the first 3 Cumbrian Runs then stopped. 1:26 x 2 then a 1:24. I was fairly fit at the time due to playing a lot of squash and we only did about five weeks training at the end of the squash season (the Cumbrian run was in April in the old days). I only started running again about 2 years ago. Have done a few 10k's (44:03 at Beaverbrook in Blackpool this year) and a couple of halfs (01:45:16 at this years Cumbrian Run). I am really enjoying it and never having done a full marathon have entered Edinburgh for next May. I want to break 4 hours for that then break 01:45 for a half but get as close to 01:40 as I can.

Did you do the Bill Barker West Cumbria 10. The hill at Camerton was awful but I reckon I'll do it again next year.....it's good to be in something from the start

24/11/2010 at 23:30

I missed the Bill Barker run - I think we had some family event on that day, but maybe next time.  I did another one, early August I think it was, the Netherall 10K.  It's held on a Wednesday evening, oddly enough at Netherall, and it's a cracker.  Good course, nice friendly field, and a free buffet at the end.  I followed that with the Carlisle 10K which is also very good but different to Netherall, and then the Cumbrian Run.  Quite a pleasing 1.39 this time.  Not sure I'll ever get much below that in the future although I have been in the past (nowhere near your 1.24 mind you!)

Still thinking about Edinburgh myself.  Having already run four marathons but never done a city event I really should before it's too late.  I might just see you there, if I don't bump into you on a training run before then.

03/12/2010 at 20:41

Ive taken 1000s of great race photographs lately.See my website at athletesinaction.co.uk

Unfortunately due to running in this event myself I took none of it.

I did lend my camera (not my expensive one obviously) to a mate who took, well, shall we say some photos. Ill leave it to other s to decide if they are any good but I decided to give them away for free!

See them here and download the full size files if you wish

04/12/2010 at 18:54

They're not that bad, infact most of them seem pretty good to me.  I've done the usual trick of trawling through to see myself, but cannot decide whether it's a good thing or a bad thing that you missed me.

Have to say I'm delighted that the horse was captured on film.  Such a bizarre incident I think I was even starting to doubt myself.

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