Ah yes I have a team in this - but this is the fun one for us and we intend to take the full alloted time to crawl around the 13.1 dressed as minions. Well that's not much help to you is it!
Looks a good one but more for fun than serious running for everyone I have spoken to about it who has done it previously.
Ah well I'll be one of the minions, probably the one singing and weaving around from the first wine station If I see an Elmo I'll make myself known....and if it's not you, then I can blame the dehydration of being inside the suit!
I'm just getting back slowly from foot surgery after Brighton Marathon, and Bacchus will be my second HM back so I intend to just test my foot gently and have fun.
I did it last year with an injury to my ribs, which meant I walked almost all of it. It has some hills but they give good views at the top so are worth the effort. Fiendly atmosphere, sure you will be OK with some sensible training.
Steady I'm hoping you meant 'friendly' atmosphere
well i'm hoping to enter this but there are a group of us thinking of doing it and probably going to be walking most of the way so I think that you dont need to worry about doing any serious PBs on this route, so would be a good HM to start with as u dont have to feel any shame if you have to walk
Silverstone is a nice HM I did it last year in soaring heat ( got tan lines!! ) it is either scorching hot or freezing cold but it is very flat so a good HM to do too
I've just signed up for this! I'm running my first marathon in Amsterdam in October, and I didn't fancy the slim pickings of half around week 8-9 in my training plan. This sounds like much more fun, and I'm scheduled to run 13 miles this weekend anyway. So instead of a race, I'm treating it like a training run with a reward.
My (non-running) husband's most excited about the hog roast!
I'm in Bring the madness on, cant wait!!!! and i'm excited about the wine and the hog roast hahaha
I'm sorting out my fancy dress right now, too. I sew (as my hobby), and I'm testing out a running skirt pattern which will form part of my costume.
I'm gutted I missed out on the 30 spare places for this. If anyone knows of any drop-outs I'd be willing to join the fun. I've been offered a marathon place but I think that's too far for my current fitness levels.
How's everyone doing on their training and fancy dress? I'm usingthis race as my reward for getting this far in my Amsterdam marathon training, so I'm not looking to do it at any particular speed, but just enjoy the day.
Though I'm a bit scared by all the wine stops, I reckon I'm going to leave the wine til the last table and enjoy a celebratory glass at the end instead!
Hello, just getting things ready for Bacchus We're walking the course on Monday and will return with a course report after that.
There is also a spectator guide and route maps on the event website. Linky wotsit
Oh dear, life has got in the way of training, so looks like I will be walking this year again. At least I have a target time to beat and looking forward to the food and wine afterwards.
I finished sewing my costume this weekend, so I'm 100% ready to go now. It's entirely made in wicking lycra and it's runing friendly, so hopefully it shouldn't annoy me on the run too much (the hat is the only cause for concern, though I shall pin it in place!).
I saw the organisers tweeted that they walked the course this weekend, trimming branches and brambles out of the way, and also said that road shoes should be fine as the course is dry. Fingers crossed it stays that way for the next fortnight!
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