A Coventry Way Challenge 40

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JPenno    pirate
21/10/2009 at 22:40
Anyone done this before or know anything about it, After being rejected by Mr Branson, looking for an alternative challenge and this looked interesting
22/10/2009 at 18:41
Are you local JPenno? Its a cracking event. Did it last year but live on the course itself so often use different sections of the route for training. I shant be doing it in 2010 purely cos Im doing a 100 the week after. I hope to be volunteering at one of the checkpoints though, it really is a quality little event
JPenno    pirate
22/10/2009 at 23:05
Mr F - not local, my avatar gives a clue to where I am (unusual as it may be for a LFC fan to live there). just looking for alternatives, have a number of halfs and Blackpool marathon planned and looking for something longer before the triathlons start in May
14/02/2010 at 18:56

I've entered this one and am looking forward to it. Can anyone tell me what it's like to navigate? Are there plenty of way marks?

Never run an event where i've needed to navigate but i'm not bad with a map. Just a bit concerned because I don't know the route at all.

14/02/2010 at 19:31

Dill, not hard to navigate at all. You get a comprehensive guide book given to you at the start and each page covers about a 3-5 mile section of the route. The guide book is more than sufficient!

Cracking event, im doing it again this year! Are you local Dill?

15/02/2010 at 20:27

Hi Mr F

No i'm not local at all! I'm from Maidstone so the North Downs are my training ground. I just liked the look of this one. Good reviews, good price and a chance to take in a different part of the country.  

Good to hear it's pretty easy to get round. Some of trails round my way are really poorly marked so I often get lost.

I take it you enjoyed it last year? What sort of time did you do? I'm guessing i'll take about 8 hours.

16/02/2010 at 20:04

Loved it. A few sections not too scenic, but on the whole its all over fields and through woodland.

I was more around 9hrs last year, but we were going slow! Intend putting my feet down a bit this year, so more likely to be around the 8hr mark too!

30/03/2010 at 11:17

Mr F,

Any typical times for Walkers ?

Just curious for next year.

30/03/2010 at 23:24

a real variety, im sure the website will give last years results.

hardly done any training for this years but its such a relaxed event im not in the least bit bothered, will just be a cracking day out!

02/04/2010 at 14:12
Hi I'm local to the event. Just want to know if it is possible to do it in trainers?
02/04/2010 at 15:30

unless we get a clear dry week.. expect a fair bit of mud.

ive done it in road shoes on dryer years but you might want something with a bit more grip / protection.

02/04/2010 at 15:30
i assume you won't do it if you get a stratford place ?
02/04/2010 at 20:33
Matthew, I did a 6m stretch of the course tonight around kenilworth stoneleigh and bubbenhall. lets just say it was fun but mighty boggy. At one point i was faced with what can only be described as a small lake to cross in the field just after the bubbenhall village hall checkpoint. But in contrast least year was very dry, and actually a pretty hot day. was forced to stop off at my house and pick up a sun hat!
So how local are you? Im lucky to have the course go right past my house!
This is a far better event that stratford too!
03/04/2010 at 00:05
Funny enough I went through Baginton, Bubbenhall, Stoneleigh and Kenilworth and back today. Pure road running. It was extremely wet so I know what you mean.  i have been trying to get into the Stratford marathon but to be honest I fancy this more. Quite happy to drop out now. I live in South Cov.
03/04/2010 at 19:28
some great roads and some even better off road stretches!
08/04/2010 at 20:19
I'm looking at doing the course in 8 hours. I ran 25 on Tuesday in 4 so hopefully should be in good shape to do so. Aiming to start around 7, but have slight concerns having got the route about finding my way round. How well marked is the route?
08/04/2010 at 21:31
Matt, it is not hard to navigate, the little green book is very very good. also, there are marker posts with the small green circular ACW logos on which point you in the right direction. id say it would be very hard to get lost! I did a different section of the route from brinklow to wolston yesterday and christ it was muddy. had to cross one field and it was like running in quick sand and even lost a shoe at one point. fingers crossed with the weather expected to pick up this weekend the fields start to dry out a bit, or its gonna be bloody hard on the legs!!
Edited: 08/04/2010 at 21:32
10/04/2010 at 01:45

Looks like i migth have to give this a go. 

Will be a good test of the achilles recovery, and a nice last long run for London

You running it this year Ed?

  *goes looking for the online entry*

10/04/2010 at 19:09

maybe.... maybe not 

ran part of the bretford to brinklow section last thursday as part of my long run, the previous week i'd cut it out due to the muddiness of the other trails i'd been on. it's still very very muddy, hopefully this weekend will have helped.

(ask me again on thursday)

10/04/2010 at 19:10
was that the section after crossing the a45 mr F ? where you end up going diagonally across fields... yeh can be entertaining.
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