19 August 2012
Does anyone know how thw hills in this one compare to the Wycombe Half Marathon?
I did the sport relief run in Burnha beeches and the uphills running through the trees was a bit brutal so worred about signing up for this one
Martine, The Wycombe half hill is very brutal (as far as I'm concerned) but there is nothing that harsh at Burnham Beeches. The course is pretty undulating though...lots of ups and downs...
I found Wycombe to be harder than Burnham Beeches Martine
have got the dreaded shin splints at the moment, so have to miss the Sturm 1/2 this week end..Thinking of entering this one as a replacement race.
Thank you for the reply's am going to enter now, Gulp!
Here you go: http://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_1829123.html
I ran the course on Sunday, it was HOT, my time was not!
Enjoy the long gentle downhill starting at 3/10 miles and save yoursef for Pumpkin Hill at 12 miles and the drag up Hawthorn Lane to the finish (distances approx). I didn't seem to notice the hills so much on the first lap
The lady on the Beeb said this morning that we're in for the hottest days of the year over the weekend, and humid with it.
I don't do heat. I don't do humidity either.
I think it's going to be a sweaty one, and a slow one
Right now the met office are saying heavy rain showers and 21-22 deg. I don't think they have a clue!
Changed their minds. Today it says:
Sunny IntervalsTemperature: 25 °CWind Dir: SSEWind Sp: 3 mphUV: 3Feels Like Temperature: 27 °C
Temperature keeps going up... will be HOT! I hear much of the course is in the shade though, so that's a good thing.
See you all on the start line
It may be in the shade but the woods are deep, dark and steamy when the temperature is hot. On top of that, the organizers of this event have a knack of selecting the hottest, stickiest, muggiest day of the year. It's like running in a sauna.
Still a great event though and made even better by the ladies with their tea and cakes stall. Sports drinks and gels are for wimps!
good luck everybody - sun is shining brightly and its 7:30...bit worried but hey 13 miles and a bit of sun isnt going to beat me
Wow it was hot!!!
13.1 miles of sweat and more sweat but had a good race today and the pool afterwards was defintely appreciated - I need to find more races with a pool!!
Hot hot hot ... I haven't sweated so much in a long time. Loads of people flaked out with medics looking after them. I hope everyone was okay in the end.
My plan was to trundle round in a slow but steady pace, keeping even splits if possible. No chance ... I got the slow but steady bit right and just slower and steadier as the race when on
But the main aim was just to finish compos mentis and in one piece.
I've had the email from the race photographer. Very efficient, personalized link to the snaps of me etc .... but they're charging how much? They have got to be kidding!
I actually bought the photos... very expensive but some of the photos were really funny - showed exactly hoqw much pain I was in
Certainly the hottest temp I have ever done a long run - went for a PB but regretted it by mile 9 and had to jog home. Interesting experience, never hit 'the wall' before, even in longer training runs.
I dunno @Muttley, I think the photog prices were fairly standard. London Marathon was a fair bit more expensive.
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