Apperley Quarter Marathon

Anyone want to share a lift?

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05/09/2011 at 14:44

Yes I know Rowan! I ran through the village on Friday evening. Stopped for a quick looksie around the Chapel and the church, and took a pic of the Angel! Had a little drink from the blue pipe on the side of the church too.

Amazing to think the church and chapel are around 1000 years old!

05/09/2011 at 14:47

Deerhurst used to be a very powerful town in Roman Times - think Canute signed a treaty here in 1012 in an island in the river which disappeared ages ago.

 Here ends the history lesson!

05/09/2011 at 16:58
Cheers nick i shall have a look i live in tewkesbury now, wainlodes not too far away so i may try there at the mo if i want to run from home its just flat running ... nees the hills back

Rowan least if we are that slow we might get an invite to the wedding reception ha ha
06/09/2011 at 10:47

JB - go and join Tewkesbury AC - they are a friendly bunch, im sure there are a few hills sessions you can do with them! Good mix of abilities too...and a good social scene

It is quite a slope on the A38 heading north - jest after the Mythe treatment works....only one hill, but good enough for a few repeats!

06/09/2011 at 10:51
Cheers nick, i shall look them up and see about joining them
11/09/2011 at 10:17
Great fun morning, we really enjoyed it.  Many thanks to everyone who organized and helped out.  The last 2-2.5km was a bit of a killer, but thanks to your warning here I saved enough in the tank to power up the hill and gain a few places
11/09/2011 at 11:47

thanks - we had about 40 odd people probably helping out - we should have helped raise a decent sum for Tewkesbury Hospital and the club

 see you there next year - hope to be running then!

11/09/2011 at 15:00
It was a good run yesterday morning still waiting on seeing the official times there were lots there and alot of support from people even just on there gardens which was nice, shall be back next year
11/09/2011 at 21:03

Brilliant - will put official times up on web-site in next couple of days.

 We will slowly build race up to 300 runners over next 3 or 4 years - some people will never like cross country so slightly restricted - not sure if we lost some from doing the 1/2 marathon the week before.

11/09/2011 at 22:21
Just have to say a big thanks to the friendly organisers and runners. I hadn't raced in a run before, previously did triathlons, and after recovering from quite bad lung damage after getting swine flu nearly 2 years ago wanted a challlenge. Just walking up a flight of stairs 12 months ago was difficult, so it has been a very slow progress. I just missed my target of 60 mins but the lady that ran with me for the last 4k really helped especially at that incline near the end. I'll definately be back next year.
12/09/2011 at 06:46
Well done Andy thats a fantastic acheivement

Rowan it will never always suit everyone but its there for people to have ago and it seems there is alot of good feed back and word of moith will get morr people there next year.
12/09/2011 at 13:08

I'll definitely spread the word, and will be back next year. 

Rowan, I'm sure you've thought about the pros and cons a lot more than I have, but I have to admit it almost put me off that it was a 1/4 rather than a 10k - if there was a local 10k in the same timeframe I would have done that instead.  But of course there are probably folks who think the exact opposite, so as the commentator from eurosport is so fond of saying 'make of that what you will'  



12/09/2011 at 17:19
That shows how the Brain tricks you in the wording of an event doesnt it ? 10km = 6.2 Miles, quarter of a marathon 6.5.05 barely anything in it but 10km when Reading it seems less doesnt it , so i can see what your saying there Dave people look and see 10km and go thats not far , but they read Quarter of marathon and there like no way thats far
12/09/2011 at 17:40
For me it was because I wanted to clock a 10k pb, but yeah, though that works the other way too - I expect some people like it cos it feels more substantial, and it's a bit unique. I dunno, I only mention it in trying to help, I don't want to come off like I'm trying to tell you your business Rowan.
12/09/2011 at 20:12

I think it is a very good point cause when i spoke to people previous to it you said Quarter Marathon and you got the are you mad i dont mind a 10KM run, so i do think its a good point , Although it is a Unique name as you say , with the word Marathon in some people see it as more of an Achievement when you look at it that way round .

Did you manage a PB though Dave if you worked it out , what time was you after ?

12/09/2011 at 21:10
I wasn't particularly well so was happy to come ahead of my target for the race of under an hour (58:48).  5k and 10k were both a few seconds behind my PBs for those distances according to my watch - 5k because I still had over 5k to go (obv!), and 10k.. well my 10k pb was on the flat   Thanks for asking   How did you get on?  And well done Andrew
12/09/2011 at 21:41
Im still waiting on official times on my watch i came in at around 42 Mins which i was quite happy about but my watch may have been out . Thanks for asking
12/09/2011 at 23:40
Wow 42 mins! I can only dream of that. I'll try to give you a race next year
13/09/2011 at 06:43
Cheers dave and yeh no worries will have race, i ran on my own as dont really know anyone, so it was a case of get it done.
13/09/2011 at 14:30

andrew - that is a brilliant run given your troubles.

quartermarathon or 10 k - my mum first set this up about 30 years ago and quarter marathon was something totally different then and we were still in miles when I was a kid - can't remember 10 k races then! It does help differentiate our race from others and easier to market ( was available!!!!) WOM is the key to the run growing - if we can get to 300 that would be brilliant. 

42 minutes is really, really good! I would have clapped you into ground! You must have been top 5 just behind the older guy (i have been told he was 67!) Next year - ask around for Phil Wiseman (local lad and cricketer) who did 43 minutes and came about 8th and sure he will run with you! You beat Pat Sanderson easily!

 anoy thoughts on doing a team event? we used to do it many years ago as groups of 4 but not sure if that is common or worthwhile!

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