Barns Green Half-Marathon 2011

Who's in then?

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05/09/2011 at 20:19
I loved this last year and have signed up again. Who's in?
06/09/2011 at 10:43
<drums fingers>
06/09/2011 at 14:44

I'm in.  What's the course like? Undulating? Hilly?

 It's only my 2nd half and I'm looking to improve on a 1:48 I did at the Richmond HM earlier this year.

Cheers,

Dave

06/09/2011 at 15:15
Wa-hey hi David.

I think undulating is best description, I almost broke my PB there last year so I'm returning for another crack (I'm 10 mins slower than you!). It's a lovely route through the countryside and an interesting stretch through Christ's Hospital boarding school.
22/09/2011 at 14:46
This will be my 2nd 1/2. Did the Bacchus 1/2 Marathon a couple of weeks ago in 1.50 so hope to beat that time. Not sure what time to aim for as the Bacchus 1/2 had a 2 mile hill climb.

Barns Green is only a couple of miles away from where I live so nice and convenient.
22/09/2011 at 15:41

500' climb - so gently undulating. Flat in my book. The inclines are enough to let you push without beating you down. Def a good pb course unless you injure yourself.

23/09/2011 at 11:10

Anyone thinking of coming from London? And localites - would it be difficult to get a cab from Horsham station that time on a Sunday? I'm on a PB hunt...

 

23/09/2011 at 19:22
Rebecca shouldn't be difficult to get a cab. It is about 5-6 miles from Horsham.
23/09/2011 at 20:36

Is the station open that time on a Sunday - or on Sunday full stop?

Oh I know - Google

Seems like the trains do run on Sundays, one an hr - £2 from Horsham to Christs Hospital. 2 mile warm up jog to the start.

Edited: 23/09/2011 at 20:43
24/09/2011 at 07:57
Train station will be open on Sunday. Not all trains stop at CH however (which is closer) & as Imelda says only 2 miles from Barns Green. It is also the weekend when the clocks change.So an extra hour in bed.
24/09/2011 at 10:43
Thanks for the tip - CH is clearly closer. Think I'll do my usual trick of just following people wearing lycra whenever they get off the train. As life advice, it's probably not a good idea, but works for half marathons early on Sunday mornings. Look forward to seeing you there!
pmo
26/09/2011 at 08:12
I'm thinking about this.. Have the White Nights Half in Brighton, then I'm waiting around to see a show on Sunday evening.. Looks like this could soak up a few hours
pmo
26/09/2011 at 08:49
Rebecca_M wrote (see)
Thanks for the tip - CH is clearly closer. Think I'll do my usual trick of just following people wearing lycra whenever they get off the train. As life advice, it's probably not a good idea, but works for half marathons early on Sunday mornings. Look forward to seeing you there!

28/09/2011 at 11:51
"Think I'll do my usual trick of just following people wearing lycra whenever they get off the train."

What if there's a jazzercise class on at the same time?
03/10/2011 at 14:48
Rebecca,
There are unlikely to be many people getting off the train at CH. It is a very rural station. Be sure to have a map handy if you intend to jog over to Barns Green - most of your jog will be on the route itself.
Enjoy the race - it's a varied course, in a sort-of figure of 8. You go through the start/finish at half way, which breaks up an otherwise quiet run quite nicely.
05/10/2011 at 18:20
Anyone interested in car pool from North London (Finsbury Park), share petrol costs. PM me if so.
24/10/2011 at 13:37
6 days to go! How's everyone shaping up?
24/10/2011 at 14:18
Looking forward to it. The race is only 3 miles away from me. About 10 from my old club are running as well as the chap I work with.

What time are you aiming for Johnny & what did you do last year?

Very dry down here so no muddy car parks..
24/10/2011 at 14:42
Good news about the muddy car parks - almost got stuck last year!

Did just over 1:59 last year, if I can just get under 1:59 I'll be high as a kite. Loved it last year but as we're getting closer those "undulations" are turning into mountains in my mind.

How about you?
24/10/2011 at 14:51
I have only done oen 1/2 marathon race so far which included a 2mile hill & did it inb 1.50 so hoping to go around 1.45. I am quite an inexperienced runner and only started running about a year ago after losing 5 1/2 stone so hqve a tendency of going off to fast!!
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