BHF Warwick Castle Half Marathon

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12/03/2013 at 21:34

Physio says YES (provided I'm totally honest and stop if my hip starts hurting) so it's all systems go see you all on sunday.

Just need to forget about any PB and just aim to finish.

 

12/03/2013 at 21:39

Looks like it's going to be cold and damp.

The only conditions I've known!

If you see a chap with big ears wearing an England baseball cap and looking like he'd rather be in the pub, that'll be me. I'll be in the 2 hour 10 ish group.

See you all there!

12/03/2013 at 21:48

Hello,

I am training for a marathon with my brother-n-law in 8 weeks time. We have manged to run most of our training runs together. He has got himself a place in the Warwick race and i have missed the boat. Rubbish! I would be so grateful if anyone out there had an entry which they werent able to use. Is there anybody who doesn't fancy the cold? Or can't make the day? Send me a message if you think you can help. Many many thanks in advance. And good luck to all on Sunday.

12/03/2013 at 23:24

Hi everyone

Even though I'm now not running this race, just to let you know I've just got an email to say:

All participants must be within the castle grounds by not later than 9am. The castle gates will then close for fifteen minutes, re-opening for spectators at 9.15am.

The car park will open at 7am to allow plenty of time to get parked.

The weather looks a bit warmer than now but not that much more so make a decision how many layers and what you are wearing on the day.

Philip number is on its way to you, have a good race and enjoy. 

Edited: 12/03/2013 at 23:34
13/03/2013 at 10:35

Hi all, sorry I went a little quiet back there, been getting everything ready for Sunday! Hope you are all looking forward to it now! It is looking a little damp and cold, so do prepare for the worst and as Darkman rightly says, you need to get there in plenty of time to park up and be ready in time for a prompt 9.00am start!! We have opened the car park earlier and don't forget there will be catering on site to get a hot drink while you wait!

Really looking forward to seeing you all there, fingers cross the rain holds off for us all!

13/03/2013 at 10:37

Hi all, sorry I went a little quiet back there, been getting everything ready for Sunday! Hope you are all looking forward to it now! It is looking a little damp and cold, so do prepare for the worst and as Darkman rightly says, you need to get there in plenty of time to park up and be ready in time for a prompt 9.00am start!! We have opened the car park earlier and don't forget there will be catering on site to get a hot drink while you wait!

Really looking forward to seeing you all there, fingers cross the rain holds off for us all!

13/03/2013 at 11:15

Hi all.

I am doing this race too..obviously, that's why i'm on here!!

QUICK Q.

If spectators aren't allowed into the grounds how can they get there passes??

We (the runners) have to go into the grounds to collect them.

Sorry if that's a really stupid question lol.

Roll on Sunday...can't wait 

Thank you 

13/03/2013 at 11:22

As long as spectators have a copy of your confirmation email, they can collect their own tickets from the main entrance before accessing the Castle grounds.

Glad you're looking forward to it!

13/03/2013 at 11:31

Thank you, that's what i thought, just wanted to check..don't think hubby would be to pleased if i left him stranded in the rain (hope not) with 3 kids!..So must make sure that i give HIM the e-mail and not leave it in my bag.

13/03/2013 at 13:15

Hi Hannah,

just want to check I've got this right we have to get into the grounds before the start but spectators can't so if I want to leave my bag with my wife I need to give her that before I go into the grounds (as well as the e-mail ).

I assume it a case of wearing an old jumper or something that can be dumped at the start.

Just want to get these silly questions out of the way so I'm not worrying on Sunday morning

13/03/2013 at 14:35

Spectators can't enter the castle grounds until 9.15..15 mins after the race kicks off, YES leave email with your wife..but you should have a luggage lable that came with your welcome pack, they do have storage there.

Im still leaving my bag with my hubby (don't fancy leaving my bag )..and wearing my jacket that i can tie round my waist when i get hot

 

13/03/2013 at 19:08

ahhheeeemmmm

Just about spat my tea out reading the last bit of your message Victoria.  

Went for my usual morning training run of 10 miles at 7am and it was a different degree of cold which I'm expecting for this Sunday.  Haven't been hot for the last week and a half whilst out running even when I did my 17mile LSR on Sunday it was fffffrrreeeeezzzziiiinnnngggg and just managed to get back to the car when the blizzard hit. 

Don't think that jacket will be round your waist all the way around the course to be honest unless you are a hardy soul. 

14/03/2013 at 08:21

Lol...

The last few weeks iv been in my t shirt,  then this week back to my long sleeve!!

I will just try to be hardcore (and freeze) and start in my t shirt, i'm one of these that get hot really quick.

On my runs i see other people with hat gloves long under armour and t shirt, if that was me i would of sizzled! 

14/03/2013 at 12:40

Not long to go now. An easy run tonight and maybe a few miles on Saturday and that'll be it. Looking forward to it.

As for clothing, unless the sun is shining I'll be wearing a long sleeve wool base layer and gloves. Bugger being cold. I'll probably take an old jumper into the castle and then chuck it to one side a few minutes before the start.

Fingers crossed that the weather is wrong and it'll be dry  

14/03/2013 at 12:56

Yeap I'm thinking base layer, tights, gloves & fleece line buff with old jumper as well.

15/03/2013 at 13:11

so what time is everyone getting there? i thought about arriving for about 8 if possible, is this to early/late? just abit worried about traffic and parking etc!

15/03/2013 at 14:30

Weather forecast is improving and light rain is now scheduled for midday onwards. I might even leave my gloves at home....

Tom; the front car park at the castle is very small, but there are others a 5ish minute walk away. If you get space in one of those, 8 o/c would be fine. TBH if I'm ever unsure about traffic / parking I tend to arrive early and then sit in the car with a second breakfast and relax listening to some music. I have been known to nap beforehand as well. I'm staying with friends the night before, which will work out good providing I don't end up going for a 'quick beer'

 

15/03/2013 at 14:37

Hi

I'm planning on getting there for about 8ish, purley because of the traffic...means leaving here about 6.30.

BIG flask of coffee for me 

15/03/2013 at 14:56
victoria campbell 4 wrote (see)

BIG flask of coffee for me 

Let's hope there are plenty of toilet stops around the course then!

 

I'm hoping to arrive by 8am, in plenty of time for the nerves to get the better of me!

15/03/2013 at 14:58

Has everyone recieved there chip aswell? i couldnt see it in my pack, ive had my number through etc but no chip?? according to the website i should have this, sent them an email but never had one back

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