I have ran this race for the last 2 years and thoroughly enjoyed it, the organisation is good and the atmosphere has been great.
Although it's off road, the hills are not particularly killers, but it is undulating and 15 miles is 15 miles and generally the weather has been hot.
I'll be giving it a go, as I am desperate to beat last years time, all the best, AHA
Thanks ahapartridge, its sounds like a nice race, and yes 15 miles is always gonna be 15 miles, I covered 14.6 miles this morning to make sure I would be able to cover the distance, now I just contend with it being mostly off road. I am guessing it will not be as 'easy' as a road race so I can't really gage my time from my half marathon time which was Hastings.
I am quite excited about it being my first off road and Bewl is a lovely place, I am very pleased I have got myself in there now!
Yes booked in myself and it will be a first for me
Hi Amanda, I don't know whether to be excited or nervous, I guess I will be feeling both as I have never ran off road.
Shame the hills are at the end and not nearer the start, its always nice to get them out of the way.
Sharon - this will be a very easy race compared to what you are used to.
Although mostly off road - with fields of long grass, it also has road sections and sections of trail / track. Mixed terrain and more undulating than hilly.
The medals are great btw and the pub is great - the kids entertainment is great and the cakes make the run totally worthwhile.
Don't forget the cakes!!
cakes - can't wait.
There has been a hose pipe the last 2 years. - water and lucozade and jelly babies.
I thinkI might run this one this year keep putting it off, either due to injury or something else in the way.
As its fairly local to me and the kids love Bewl I think I am going to give it a go. Just hope its not to hot
Thanks biker-mouse, cakes you say ..... I best get myself round the course then no matter what then and the hose pipe will be interesting, handy if its a scorcher of a day I bet.
Tommygun2 get in there, you know you want to , there are cakes to be eaten! They have entertainment for the kiddies too,it sounds like a lovely day out.
Thats a brilliant time White Pete, its going to be my first off road race, and I am just gong to try and do my best. I ran a 15.2mile route yesterday on road with a few inclines half way through and I made it in 2.15, no idea how running off road will effect me, I am thinking I may be the last one to finish with a time like this, but as I long I try my best I will not worry, I have been running for 6months now, and this race is going to be biggest challenge so far by the sounds of it.
I think my next long runs will have the hills at the end in preparation.
I am really looking forward to it .
I posted my entry off before Easter but have not heard anything - have race packs been sent - has anyone received anything yet?
1:38 training for this race - you should be in the top 10 come race day then - no wonder you're knackered. 15 miles takes me 2 hrs to run. OK horses for courses but I find this quite an easy race as far as hills go. I think you're running very well Sharon. Sharon you will be no where near the last person to finish, you may find that you are quite well up.
Hi biker-mouse , I have not got my race nuber or anything through the post yet either, I think the time chips are collected on the morning, but I am sure I seen somewhere that race numbers are sent out. If I don't hear anything by the next week I will email and ask, just to make sure.
Aw gee thanks, you sure know how to encourage an old timer don't you. Hardest you've ever done! 1:38 flat! Blimey!
I've been wanting to do this race since I started running 3.5 years ago, but its just not fitted in. I'm determined to do it before I turn 60 later in the year, so this year's the year - so long as my daughter doesn't produce her baby on that day... its due a few days before! If she does I'll just have to run faster I guess!!
But 1:38! And last year's winning time of 1:25!! I'll be lucky to get round in 2:30 (which will be my target time)!
Well, I've printed off my application form to save the Runners World £2.00 extra for submitting it online. Now all I've got to do is take a deep breath, fill it in, send it, and get on with the training!
See you all there - in front of me!!!!
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