Minni wrote (see)
There are two other races I do in the year that are the same - sold out in a couple of hours. Maybe the BM attracts more people from the north where there are not so many races available? Who knows! My club organises a fell race that usually sells out within 3 months. This year we did online entires only for the first time and it filled within a week. Are other races online entry only too? That's what seems to drive everyone into a frenzy.
PRF.. coming from the sundrenched metropolis of Tadcaster the BM course is about 6 miles from me so dead handy. I've been doing this race 'since I were a lad' (early 90's) and I agree that the fervour over entries has got a bit daft over the last 10 years or so. This subject was debated on one of the BM threads in recent years, I think the conclusion was partly because half marathons seem to be very trendy. Certainly I can't say I see see the same clamour for places at 10k's, 10 milers etc.
BTW 4th is a thoroughly decent effort, which year was it? I might even have the results! I know BR has finished top 10 though never as high as 4th, you can taunt him about that on your next meeting..
If anyone doesn't make the entry in time then let me know and I'll take you on a 13 mile run in York that doesn't bore the arse off you!
Who said Lancaster half was flat? It is flat apart from the 2 big hills in it! Pretty fast course though.
Enteries open for this tomorrow. I can't do it anymore due to a change in the football fixtures, good job they were announced today and not tomorrow.
Good luck everyone trying to enter.
Thanks for the tip off!
I'm in, It has opened early.
I checked back at 11.20 and it was full then!
I checked last night at about 10pm, there were 4 entries on the list but it wasnt accepting any as it wasnt open so I dont know how the first 4 got in. Anyway I got my place and I text some friends from the club early and they managed to get in as well.
I'm miles away in the south, but what's the clamour for this race, that it sells out in 11 hours!?
I mean, we have Wokingham and Reading in the south (2,750, and 18,000 places respectively) that always sell out, but over a few weeks.,.
what makes BM special then?
Stevie - Its a complete mystery.
Is it the only half marathon around? Nope!
Is it the only flat race around? Nope!
Is it the only flat half marathon around? Nope!
It seems on the face of it that the only attraction to a lot of people is that it sells out quickly - so it must be worth clamouring for an entry?
If I didnt live so close I wouldnt travel to do it but it's only 30 miles away for me so no overnight hotels etc and nothing else within that distance in the first 4 months of next year. I would do it even if it wasnt flat as it gives me a goal for the colder months. Knowing I was doing this kept me running through the snow last year!
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