Bradford City 10

Prequel to Bradford City Marathon 2010

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19/10/2009 at 17:11
Really enjoyed this and was surprised to get a PB too.  Does anyone know if there are any photos to buy or look at (I've tried sportcam)?  First run for my club so feel a memento coming on and saw lots of photographers around the course.
19/10/2009 at 20:39 - uploaded tomorrow, apparently.
20/10/2009 at 09:12

There were good and bad points with the race.

Good - weather was perfect, discount vouchers for Sportshoes, support along the route.

Bad - random mile markers, confusion at halfway/finish point, excessive twists and turns on the second half, not the most scenic of routes, dubious value for money.

Apologies to organisers and Bradfordians alike, but all in all, I'll be giving next year's marathon a miss. 

20/10/2009 at 12:38
it's bradford mate, you're not going to get a scenic route. What did you expect?the hanging gardens of babylon?heards of wildebeest sweeping majestically across the plain?
20/10/2009 at 14:26

Sounds like a good event in its first year.

Numbers may have been a bit low due to clashing with other races. I run with Eccleshill RR and we had a coach going to the Brid Half as we do every year, also saw plenty of West Yorkshire running club vests ( going past me ) whilst there.

20/10/2009 at 14:34
Appreciate your comments, GraemeK.  I am very familiar with what Bradford has to offer, and I honestly think that the second part of the route sold the city short.  Not many races take you through industrial units, side-, and back-streets, or have as many twists and turns.  I'm sure a straighter, more open route could have been found - although the wildebeest is a big ask!
20/10/2009 at 15:24
wildebeests? Did you ever go to cloud 9 or maestro's in the early 90s? Few hippos too,I rest my case.
21/10/2009 at 08:32
Cheers Andy for the photo link - not up yet but will check later.
21/10/2009 at 22:31
Just checked the link and photos not there yet, although it does say 'please check back on Tuesday 20th'
22/10/2009 at 11:24
The myfrozenphoto site now says to check on "Friday 23".  Hmm... Have they dropped and broken the camera?
24/10/2009 at 12:26
I am the guy with a flag on the photos, nice
24/10/2009 at 12:55
Sorry it has taken so long to get the event photographs online. We have had technical issues with part of the site but has now been resolved.
25/10/2009 at 09:38
Ian, the link you've quoted is incorrect, the site is
Edited: 25/10/2009 at 09:40
25/10/2009 at 15:40
GraemeK wrote (see)
wildebeests? Did you ever go to cloud 9 or maestro's in the early 90s? Few hippos too,I rest my case.

Maestros! That takes me back.

25/10/2009 at 15:40
Thanks for the photo links too. I so don't look happy in mine!
26/10/2009 at 12:04
Grear photos but I can't get the purchase options to work either at home or work so have emailed the site.
28/10/2009 at 12:49
Maestros? Cloud 9? Blue Lace? You're all lightweights, the Pile Bar's where the action was!!!!

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