New course should be quicker (& better)
Recently completed only my 2nd ever 10k race - Cranleigh 10k.
Does anyone know if this is more or less "undulating" than that course as it really tested an amateur like me!!
Peter, as a fellow novice and having attempted and failed in the Tuesday night test the course (tweeked my hamstring) i'd say it slightly tougher underfoot than Cranleigh (which was my first ever race).
I run in the commom and am getting used ot the varing underfoot conditions.
It's a good course though and i'm looking forward to it.
Marcus - thanks for the info.
I don't mind admitting that the hills in Cranleigh really stumped me - especially that one just after the farm at about 6.5km!!
My first was Brookwood - which was nice and flat - so I think you're very brave!!
I have access to a running track so I have been training on that but I guess I'll have to branch out to some roads and surrounding areas with hills!
Plenty of time so I think I might just register for this.
i would say there is not a hill like like that one, much more stretched out gradient.
Where are you based, am trying to find a track to do some sprint/interval training, looks like a local school may be the only option.
get registered, should be a good day.
I'm in Shalford but the wife goes to the gym in Guildford so I use the track at the Spectrum - which is usually open and only used at certain times for certain things - and even then they don't seem to object to me using lane 1 to do laps (they probably presume that I've paid!)
I have tried running the road around the outside of Stoke Park - but I can't say I've taken to it.
I'm in and will be bringing my 18 yr old neighbour.
It is my first race in about 3 years and her first race full stop. I run in Epsom common but I will be expanding my running area to get to grips with the undulations.
Is there a race map posted somewhere?
Looking forward but a bit nervous
If you can get along to Ashtead Running group one week I'm sure we could take you round the course. argwebsite
Awww Greeny, we can always go to the pub to celebrate after if your up for it?
How are the hobbly bits?
Hey HC - Ran last week was fine - ran weekend and wasn't
Going away for a couple of weeks followed by a few days up north so I'm hopeful that I'll be ok by September - have pulled out of my ultra again for the second time. Lurker has let me defer again so hopefully 3rd time lucky next year.
I don't talk about my birthday last year
I'm in, but just to check, is the halfway point still at the end of Overdale Road?
tx rob. i ran the course a couple of days ago and would say it is all pretty fast underfoot, apart from the bumpiness of the initial climb and final descent. The lack of much mud or sharp turns or narrow sections should make it faster and also much less congested in the tricky bits. i've got the small matter of the Badger 1/2m next weekend to get through first, but i'm absolutely raring to go now!
did anyone do the "hillcrest 10k" this year? how does this course compare to that?
if i do this it saves me travelling down to Brighton (petrol cos "v" pb potential !!!)
i have also done Cranleigh (twice) and know of the "hill" you speak of,if this is no worse than that,i have nothing to worry about!!!
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