Brooks Serpentine New Year's Day 10K

Who else is running this one?

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17/10/2010 at 22:54
Who else is running this one?
18/10/2010 at 10:56

I'm in  ... and TracyB of course

Definately my favourite 10k of the year and a great way to start the year. Fourth time for me. Pb'd last time so looking a repeat performance in 2011

Unfortunately my best efforts to secure numbers 1&2 for TracyB and myself were thwarted this year due to technical errors, ie my works flakey internet connection, but luckily TracyB was also entering at exactly the same time as me so it's 2&3 or 3&4 for us  ... of course if my entries hadn't failed we would've had four places but that's another story

Have you run it before Helelgant?

18/10/2010 at 13:49

or 2 and 4....

Hi Helegant, think I've seen you on Brighton Mara 2011 thread. We're in that too

18/10/2010 at 15:29

Ah yes, we are.

I'm returning to running after two years of injury-fraught lay-off, and still with dodgy knees. However, nothing ventured...

This was my first ever race, in 2003. I would have got number 5 except that I too had a flaky connection. Hopefully I'm still in single figures.

18/10/2010 at 21:36

Wonder where no.1 is.....

2 years! gosh that must have been some injury. How did you cope? Have dodgy knees too. I was told last December 'you can forget about doing Brighton Marathon (2010), by a physio! and I did it!

19/10/2010 at 21:12
Lots of well-wisher medical types have told me many times why I shouldn't run. They have good reasons for what they say. I have a better reason for running. Sadly they are often right but I keep trying.
19/11/2010 at 18:51
I just registred, so I'll be in as well! First time for me... Can anyone tell me a bit more about it? RW says there are no reviews for this race..?
19/11/2010 at 20:15

Hi Lorenzo,

Did it first time last year - can tell you it was bl00dy freezing! Got a nice fleece hat. I did it badly as knee injury and ended up I had chest infection.

Have you checked the website:

OH (gmike) did it the year before too and keeps going back. Was odd the first NYE going to bed as soon as it's midnight and not partying! This race certainly blew the cobwebs away and a great way to see NYD in!

Seriously, make sure you're well wrapped up as walking from the car park, and hanging around for the race, you need as many layers as you can wear!

19/11/2010 at 22:08

Lorenzo - This is a great race and good start to the the New Year. Have done this race 3 times. Often do the Serpentine Last Friday of the Month 5k and there races are always well organised.

TracyB & gmike - Still not entered as thinking do I really want to get up early to catch the train to London and freeze my bits off.

19/11/2010 at 22:15
Have just entered before it fills up.
20/11/2010 at 11:00
No reviews? Weird. It's a very popular race, a good course, and friendly marshals. Can be chilly before/afterwards.
20/11/2010 at 11:26
Helegant - Is your daughter going to do it?
20/11/2010 at 14:46

Laughing at your do I really want to do it, just entered posts Tracey G

20/11/2010 at 16:23
TracyB -  The last  3 races have been freezing. Thou you do have this great feeling of knowing you have done your first run of the year
31/12/2010 at 09:41

Hi Everyone,

All ready for tomorrow? So pleased it's thawed and currently isn't as freezing as last year! Perfect race weather. Got a cough for Christmas. Fortunately doc said last night my chest/lungs are clear so has given me anti-histamines and an inhaler!! Seems to be working though.

Praying for a sub-60 but with dodgy weather, training hasn't been speedy.

Good Luck everyone  Happy racing!

31/12/2010 at 09:54
TracyB - Am praying for a sub-60 too as am not too speedy at the moment. This this my pb course set in 2009 as only done one since then pacing a friend round Billericay 10k. No chance of beating 55:56
31/12/2010 at 19:16
Help! I can't remember whether they sent out numbers for this (and I've lost it )or whether we pick them up at registration. Anyone?
31/12/2010 at 21:45
helly d - you have to print out your confirmation email and take that with you to registration to pick up your number and chip  Panic over
01/01/2011 at 02:59
Tracey - thank you, saves me getting up extra early to start searching for it. (I'm just home late a the moment).
01/01/2011 at 16:22
Aaaaarrrggghh gun time 1:04... waiting for official chip time to lose 5 seconds!!
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