Brass Monkey Half Marathon

18th Jan 2009

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09/01/2009 at 09:50
0065 - XPS
0174 - Adie Turford
0209 - Mark
0629 - Northern Exile (yes)
0749 - Wardi
0808 - OMAHD
0928 - swittle
0976 - Torque Steer (yes + Guiness!!!)
1125 - Bunnyphobia
1297 - Dippycat
1319 - Helen (yes)
1373 - NSC
1461 - LMH

Hoping to keep up with Wardi for longer this year.

The long range forecast is a bit mixed - high winds in the afternoon are an incentive to finish quickly!
09/01/2009 at 12:36

NE
not that anyone would think of printing off your post and showing it to H!!!
Good pacey run round the Stray should set you up nicely. 
I think you may have transferred your achilles problems to me - mine has been naggling again for a week or so now

XPS
hope we miss the wind - it can be a bit exposed out there!!

09/01/2009 at 13:06
10 miles today in 74mins felt very easy so all looks good for a pb attempt, depends on the winds though!!
09/01/2009 at 13:51
Torque Steer it can be very exposed.

Wardi got really frustrated with the wind last year. I was too busy grovelling behind him to notice...
09/01/2009 at 17:00

It WAS windy last year.  Wardi wasn't the only one who was a bit frustrated.

TS - you wouldn't ........ would you???

09/01/2009 at 17:46

XPS
I  thought the lowlight last year was the dozy woman BMW driver who drove at speed along the partially flooded road and soaked many runners - including me!!
The wind rounded it off nicely after that...................

NE
who - me??????

09/01/2009 at 21:05
Torque Steer

I don't remember that. I was fairly near the front for the first bit (before I died).

I remember that the photos are on the taimages website
http://taimages.com/html/brass_monkey_08.htm

and Wardi and I are on that front page photo:
-Wardi is 3rd from the front in blue & white vest and black gloves, cruising along effortlessly with the strong wind ruffling his fine mane of hair.
- I am a few places behind, in navy vest with green hoop, hanging on just about.
-Odeon (from the sub-3 FLM forum) is in the yellow Stockport vest
12/01/2009 at 20:48

XPS
not much chance of me featuring near the front nowadays!!

Well after a run on Sunday that was seemingly in the teeth of a gale for much of the way I can only hope we do not experience that on Sunday coming!!!
Wardi's fine mane of hair may prove to be a severe drag if that is the case - I think a visit for me to the sheep shearer will be in order before the race!!

I recall that Wardi did not actually feature in the finishers list last year at first time of asking !!

I guess having to pick up the chips personally will prevent 99.5% of the male runners using female runners numbers that caused so much confusion to the officials last year - it is hard enough for them as it is without that sort of stuff going on.

12/01/2009 at 22:28
Weather wise its looking like a wetun !
13/01/2009 at 06:54
Damp but windy, according to http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/dayforecast.asp?zipcode=york&day=5



Damn.
13/01/2009 at 07:09
Last year was windy, can we have a still day this year please?
14/01/2009 at 10:47

perfect race day today - no wind, clear blue skies, light frost overnight. Light taper run reinforced just how nice it was outside

unfortunately it will not last.....................................

14/01/2009 at 11:02
If we all wish hard enough......
16/01/2009 at 10:25

.......................it isn't going to change.

Wind SW 18 mph - snow and sleet showers forecast

So that's a head wind on the way out and tail wind to finish - could be worse he says optimistically!
of course it could die out half way round...................................

Good luck everyone and enjoy it anyway.

16/01/2009 at 10:38

Thanks for that wonderful news, TS

I'm always hopeful that the weather peeps will get it completely wrong.Especially in the flatlands of York.

Then again, weather of that kind will allow me to wear my new winter gear.

Question: Does anyone know if there are shower facilities available after the race?? I'm hoping to just get showered and head straight to the train station, but obviously I can't do that if i'm stinky/covered in snow... I looked on the website but couldn't see any info. I'm loath to email the organisers this close to the race as I know they'll be swamped, so thought I'd try here first.

Good luck everyone. 

16/01/2009 at 13:52

I think it says 'showers available' somewhere - the booklet sent out with your number? I'm driving there from Durham and certainly hope there are! 

16/01/2009 at 14:33
BP
showers are available in building adjacent to the Ebor Stand - mind as it is for jockeys you may not get your hair wet
16/01/2009 at 15:31
Good luck TS, Hippo & LMH.
16/01/2009 at 16:52
lol, TS ^^
16/01/2009 at 18:05
There's certainly plenty of changing areas and toilets where you can have a decent wash.

I asked a colleague at lunchtime (who runs for Knavesmire and is on "chips" duty on Sunday) and he didn't know if there were showers available.
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