Anyone want to share a lift?
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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'
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 ?
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 (www.quartermarathon.co.uk 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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