Birmingham and Black Country Half-Marathon

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23/10/2010 at 18:55
Its back, oh yes, get your entries in !
24/10/2010 at 13:13
I,m in, but please a little cooler this year and sort out that last mile!
28/10/2010 at 11:02

Yeah last year was a hot one !!!!

What was wrong with the last mile ???

28/10/2010 at 13:38

The last mile went on for an age. I think my garmin made it about 1.3(though did forget to  turn off auto pause)

excellant race though

31/10/2010 at 07:44

Ran it last year - 2nd ever half marathon and managed to knock about 8 minutes off my 1st half marathon time (B'ham half 2009), a bit dissapointed that I had to walk in a couple of places and that was really down to the weather, but a nice event!!

Not sure whether to take part next year - think I fair better in halfs where the weather is a lot cooler - convince me otherwise though!!!

31/10/2010 at 10:36
Weather is one thing we cannt control unfortunately and entering on the day could be risky whether or not you will get in and costs more.

Its a gamble, sometimes it works perfectly, sometimes its cold/raining/blizzard/artic storms
11/11/2010 at 14:33

Yes hello and welcome, I cant wait to see you all at the finish in 2011!   Over 20 people have noticed our little soft launch and we're slowly getting around to the forms.

We're currently expanding our portfolio at the moment and will be pushing the  forms on the printers shortly when we will probably get the bulk of our entries on the go!

We look forward to your entries in due course and bigger better and hopefully faster event for you guys on SATURDAY July the 2nd

11/11/2010 at 16:07

Does anyone know what the stagger starting times are for this event are?  When do the last runners set off?  Is it the faster ones first etc....Also which part of Brum does it finish in?

Cheers

11/11/2010 at 16:26
sport_billy77 wrote (see)

Does anyone know what the stagger starting times are for this event are?  When do the last runners set off?  Is it the faster ones first etc....Also which part of Brum does it finish in?

Cheers

Hi there, 

 Staggers are based upon the number of runners, but last year I think everyone was gone before 1130am  we send the very fast ones off first  then we filter in the odd plodder ( to save them running on their own) then its the faster groups out first to the slowest. 

 We class a plodder as 4hr + but its not an insult and we dont impose a cut off, we want people to enjoy the event regardless.

It finishes in Brindley Place so get your drinks in advance!

15/12/2010 at 12:20
Early for me, but entered.
15/12/2010 at 19:17
Im doing it next year, but wont enter for a few months yet - fab race though folks!!
29/12/2010 at 14:32

Really excited - my first ever half marathon - indeed my first ever race. 

Edited: 29/12/2010 at 14:35
29/12/2010 at 15:17
I am going to enter too.... and I will be the 'odd plodder'  .
29/12/2010 at 22:37
Its a great race Teresa, we all love it. This will be my third run of this race.

All plodders welcome
29/12/2010 at 22:47
thats what like about this race, there is no cut off time so caters for the plodders too.  Be my first half marathon so looking forward to it even if am slow.
31/12/2010 at 06:37
Lets hope this year I dont get on the wrong train afterwards and end up in Derby...
31/12/2010 at 08:06

Yes, I will certanly be a plodder but should still be great fun.  For me it's all about the experience of doing it - doesn't matter about how long it takes me.

 I too must remember to get on the correct train back to Wolverhampton.

31/12/2010 at 09:14
HTA, got on the wrong train, nothing to do with excess 'rehydration' fluid in the bar afterwards ?
31/12/2010 at 12:42
Chris, it was completely down to the rehydration afterwards
05/01/2011 at 23:26
hi everyone just thought I'd say hello i've entered this event for this year 2011!!! its gonna be my first ever half marathon and i'm really looking forward to it!!
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