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JPennoYou don't make an appearance in the video that RunningBob has linked to, but I do have footage of you crossing the line (assuming you were in pirate gear as per the other Wilmslow half thread). Let me know if you want me to mail you the clip.ADP
I have found the clip of you and set it to appropriate music! Mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send it to you.
This was my first half marathon and I thought it was great - and I agree that the support, especially from the kids was great......loved the kid at the start who shouted "there's only 13miles to go"......thanks!
Biggest grumble was with the people wearing headphones and therefore couldn't hear you coming up and so ran right across you, or into you (I thought the rules stated you couldn't wear them anyway?) ....grrrrr.....
2mins to cross the start line wouldn't have bothered me if there was chip timing - but even without it ,my official time still came in 14seconds under my 2hr goal (and therefore more money for my charity) so I was pretty pleased with that - for my first time anyway!
Loved the scenery around the course and some of those houses are fabulous too.
The jury is out on Ipod/MP3 players on races. I personally would rather have support from a crowd and a few bands to cheer me along, but Liverpool Half recently had neither and I wouldn't have wanted to have been without it. (Apologies to those at Liverpool who did come and cheer us on- but there weren't many of you, even though it wasn't a rainy day)
It is certainly true that people with music blaring in their ears do get in the way. There was a thread a while ago calling for them to be banned. The USA takes a bit of a dim view of music players in marathons, with a few places banning them altogether.
Don't really know if I'd want an outright ban - each to their own, but don't have it so loud you aren't aware of your surroundings for goodness sake!
There was supposed to be a no-MP3 rule at Wilmslow and whatever your opinion, you should respect the race organiser and comply with their rules.
There was one girl in particular who ran/walked from the start and had an MP3 blaring. She got in everyones way that was anywhere near her. She neither knew nor cared I don't think.
Farnie - should have given her a quick kick up the arse.....
If those are the rules, then they're the rules!
And if we didn't have rules, where would we be? ................
big thanks to everybody at wilmslow who helped make this such a great daymy third time and it keeps getting bettereven the weather was with us
the video is lovely - great choice of music too
Did a review on the review part where else! Had to be a bit sneaky as sat in work and not on lunch half typing review and watching for the bosses!!
I would say the the event was brilliant and deserved 100% on every category, but i miss hit a few Yes I know chip timing has been mentioned but it would be nice for the event, being one of the biggest half's in the UK. As much smaller ones I have done hate it even some 10k, I did use my watch, but still it was only 3 mins over the start line. Will def be back next year and able to hopefully set new PB for the course. The weather was lovely compared to pic of the Kingston run same day. People and the local support was great to. Well done on a brilliant race and lovely to be up at home again.
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A great event as mentioned so many times above.
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