Birmingham & Black Country Half-Marathon

c'mon babs, lets give it a go

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06/06/2007 at 22:24
Just found this in events. It's prob old news but news to me :-) We've got to try and support this one. It's FREE to enter and you even get a goody bag!

... who knows, if it's successful they may get sponsorship next year and offer a MEDAL! ;-)

06/06/2007 at 22:53
Gah, goes through the tunnel at Coseley, hate that :( Might do it and take detour, the local start is nice.
06/06/2007 at 23:04
Would that be the very long, dark and bumpy underfoot tunnel notpete? Have run through one of that description but I never have any idea where I am in the normal world when I'm on that canal system :-)
06/06/2007 at 23:10
Snap! Probably why I ended up on the Grand Union Canal - destination London, instead of ever reaching the Dog and Doublet :)

And yes, it's long, dark and bumpy underfoot - and it'll be about 4 miles in :) I've never tried running the length of it, even with a torch. It's a tad too dark and slippy in the middle.

Still, guessing it finishes at Gas Street Basin, and there are far worse places of spending a nice Sunday afternoon in Summer!
06/06/2007 at 23:35
rc: looks like you need to rasie £50 in sponorship to enter ?
06/06/2007 at 23:36
There is no entry fee - all we ask is that you aim to raise at least £50 by asking friends and family to sponsor you. Your entry will be guaranteed as soon as you register and you will be sent a sponsorship form straight away.
06/06/2007 at 23:39
Oh! Didn't see that bit!! Hmmm, hate it when you are pressured into that kind of thing and £50 is a large entry fee.

AA, Notpete - want to sponsor me £25 quid to do this race I'm interested in? ;-)
06/06/2007 at 23:40
I'd be up for the 10k - starts from Dudley an hour after the half starts - do I avoid the long tunnel?
06/06/2007 at 23:46
AA: Where are the details of the 10k - can't find them? Will definitely miss tunnel if you're starting at Dudley.

Don't understand the sponsorship thing - if he wants to raise £500, and wants 50 runners, surely a £10-15 entry fee would be better? Profits to charity, 22% gift aid - may even be enough left for a medal, RC :)
06/06/2007 at 23:49
Hey, perhaps we could win our entry fee at BINGO! :-)

Hasn't been particularly well advertised. Not seen any fliers at races, then again, not really been doing any races!?!

When is/was the Stourbridge Stagger? That's around now isn't it?
06/06/2007 at 23:53
The Stumble? 16th June.
07/06/2007 at 00:09
notpete: 10k

that's all the info on it
07/06/2007 at 00:09
notpete: 10k

that's all the info on it
07/06/2007 at 00:10
Cheers Notpete, just found it.

..... ahhh, a medal :-) They could have an engraving of Broad Street and a bottle of red wine in the foreground. Or maybe Big Johns and a kebab. Or even the front of walkabout bar ..... the possibilities are endless ;-)
08/06/2007 at 11:25

Where are all the Brummies? No one interested?
08/06/2007 at 11:30

Not running at the mo - dodgy knee thingy - will never gete up to 1/2 mara in a month - might be off to ironbridge instead for a tri
08/06/2007 at 12:32
I'd have been up for this but am doing a 100k the day before :o( Definitely a supporter of the event in principle because we need more good longer races here in the West Midlands.
09/06/2007 at 16:59
I'll be there - In support for local races.

Notepete - Can I borrow ya head torch?

09/06/2007 at 17:00
what a SHAME

Im doing an ultra that day-or i would have been there
09/06/2007 at 21:16
A bloke who seems to be organising this has started another thread on and says that you don't HAVE to raise the £50 but would like donations if not sponsorship.

Shame so many already have plans.

Going to try and be there list
Running Caz
AA (10k)?
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