Anyne running Bedford
And this will be my first half!
Race HQ is my old school. My old PE teachers would be very surprised indeed to see me about to head out for a 13 mile run.
This is usually our club !/2 Marathon Championship so have done it a few times. Quite a nice race; undulating with a fast descent at about 11 miles. There is a short section along a fairly busy main road otherwise quite rural. The car parks are at least 15 minutes walk from race HQ and can get quite boggy if wet (as it was last year) making getting out at the end of the event rather challenging unless you have a 4WD. Changing, bag drop and toilets can be quite busy so make sure you arrive in good time...
Best of luck!
Oh dear. Am scared now. My memories of Bedford from when I was young is that it was flat flat flat. Didn't know I'd signed up for hills! Eek.
Be afraid, be very afraid!
Seriously, it probably isn't as bad as I made out, I would not be going back again if it was, but it certainly isn't flat.
No one has mentioned the brass band playing Christmas carols at the start.
Have done this a couple of times, a few smallish hills with a nasty one right at the end.
Hi Nick. A few steady climbs, nothing too steep.
The brass band playing Christmas Carols. There, I've mentioned it.
Thanks all for the overview of Bedford. I am looking forward to it now - good luck with your training and any other races you are participating in. I am running the Ricky Road Race - a good 9 miler tomorrow. Hope it doesn't rain too much.
It's quite a nice run and not a bad mornings entertainment. It's even fab in the rain and wind.
But if you fancy a shower after, go home and use your own. They also do a 20 mile in Marchish for aspiring FLMers. Nice course, Still haven't figured what came out of the showers, but it wasn't warm water or clear.
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