Central Lancashire New Year Half Marathon

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10/12/2010 at 21:33
i'm in
11/12/2010 at 14:33

Hi,

I've just signed up for this because the half I was supposed to be doing in November was postponed due to ice & I'm doing the VLM in April for the first time so need a focus!!

I am aiming for 2hr15 providing the course isn't too hilly but after reading the posts it sounds perfect!  I did an 8miler round St Annes a wee while ago on a trip back home and after training in Sheffield I actually missed a few hills!!!   Never thought I'd say that!

I don't know Catforth at all so it will be nice to see a new area.  Am I right in thinking it's not too far from Beacon Fell or am I way off?!!

 Linds x

11/12/2010 at 15:43
Not too sure of where that fell is Linds because Ilive in Sheffield too. Occasionally travel to the in-laws at Preston to do some flat races like this one!
12/12/2010 at 14:49
9 miles on the catforth on a good day you can see it all the way round
12/12/2010 at 14:55

O and around the preston area isnt all flat as there are many races that make your toes curl up at the thought of climbing all those hills like longridge 7 caldervale 10 blacksticks 10k garstang 10k garstang half so these are the ones to try

12/12/2010 at 19:38
Hello everyone - I'm in too
12/12/2010 at 19:44
Good job frodo, that's the way.

Can't be too many places left, gonna be a good run.

12/12/2010 at 20:26

Thanks Alan - I think I'll give those challenging races a miss for the time being!!   I'm such a lazy runner - I do hills in training but only because I have no choice!!!  Although I have to say that they've helped my running enormously so I don't fear them so much anymore. 

I grew up in St Annes so have fond memories of driving to Beacon Fell to go windberry/blackberry picking!  I remember the steep drive up there too..... 

 Looking forward to the half - will look out for the Egyptian toe racing up them hills!!  Fingers crossed no more snow to disrupt training!

Linds x

14/12/2010 at 21:43

is this deffo full?

 this is the only site claiming so and others are offering me to enter it.

tried to email 'ron@blackpoolmarathon.com' as i found that on another site as the contact email and it appears the addy is dead....

can anyone help? if i've missed this due to my internet being down for 2 weeks i will be fuming!

15/12/2010 at 17:00
I don't believe it!!! In the immortal words.
Came on line to book a place and it's full.
Think I'll just turn up on the day, there's gotta be someone just too hung over to get out of bed.
This run looks just too good to miss!
19/12/2010 at 14:35

Hiya,

 please could someone tell me what the route is for the race so I can have a look on mapometer?

Thanks!

21/12/2010 at 10:24
Couldn`t really explain the route Linds but it seemed to go over the motorway a couple of times, all flat.

I wonder what the chances of this race happening are. I know it`s 10 days or so off but weather could well be a factor again. I`ve kept going with the training but most of it has been treadmill. Did Stockport 10 but really short on LDRs. Hope to do a long run on Xmas Day ideally.
21/12/2010 at 10:28
Same here ET, and the Stockport 10 was fairly slippy
What's the procedure for notifying us of cancellation?
21/12/2010 at 10:32
Frodo - last year it was poor. No email or call, which I`d hope for in a small event. I think it just appeared on here, firstly as a rumour. Some runners turned up at Catforth apparently. I won`t have internet over the New Year either!
21/12/2010 at 10:42
If it's any help, I will have full net access and I'm the right side of the Pennines for judging local conditions - you could PM me your mobile? (Cake will verify I'm not a loony, honest )
bburn plO.dder    pirate
21/12/2010 at 10:47

I haven't seen the long term forecast, but I'm optimistic that surely this crappy weather can't last that long.

I've been doing all my training on the treadmill. I learnt my lesson last winter when I put myself out for 4 weeks with a pulled leg muscle. Physio said doing a 12 miler on snow probably caused it, landing differently, using muscles in a slightly different way. Apparently, but who knows ??

But flipping heck, it's boring!!!!

21/12/2010 at 12:37
Long term forecast is for better weather come the new year......this is awful though?just off to do a ten miler before I go insane!!
21/12/2010 at 14:26
Did myself an 18 miler on Sunday........not doing it again in this weather.

It was that cold, found out minus 7 degrees, I had ice all on my hat, my earphone leads had thick ice chunks on them and my running top looked like it had a suite of armour breast plate on the front, it was rock solid, again all frozen sweat.....so it's off to the gym for me until the new year.

The tread mills are so boring, but if you tweak the settings you can still get a great run.

Shame it's sooooo cold and icey because I love running in the winter especially round the lakes, beautiful part of the country to run and train in.

I agree that I think it will soon warm up a bit, enough to make running a bit easier anyway.
21/12/2010 at 20:57

Good optmism all! btw Winter has started today!

Frodo - thanks, if I get chance, I`ll PM u. Phone dead at the mo!

21/12/2010 at 22:56

Would it be possible for someone post on here if it's going ahead or not?  I don't fancy a 2hr drive to find it's all cancelled!!  Have been trying to train - managed a 14miler on saturday but it was so slippy it was slow going.

 Thank you in advance!!

Egyptian toe - thanks I'll have a look and try to have a guess!!  

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