Cheddleton 10k Christmas Pudding Race

10k around lanes near Leek in Staffs

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09/11/2002 at 22:47
I am planning to run this race, it's my first 10k. Can anybody tell me what the course is like?
Thanks in antisipation.
10/11/2002 at 08:35
Can't help on this one, but boing it to the top.
10/11/2002 at 19:50
Dave,
I don't know what the course is but I do know that most of the area around Leek is quite hilly. Don't let that put you off though go for it !!
Cath
Monique    pirate
11/11/2002 at 12:49
Not done this one, but would be interested, when is it?
11/11/2002 at 18:51
Hi Monique, the date of the race is Sat 30th November at 2pm, there is also a fun run at 1.40.
Its all in aid of Cancer Research UK. I think the contact details are in Nov RW.
12/11/2002 at 15:48
This race is hilly. It's three laps with an uphill start and two/three hills on each lap.

See you there?
13/11/2002 at 13:17
I'm no. 317, Mrs H is 449 if anyone's there
14/11/2002 at 20:20
Well I have posted my entry off today. Hope to get round in 60min but if them 3 hills are big I will be happy just to get round.

Good luck to all taking part.
19/11/2002 at 09:35
Dave - I'm sure you'll be alright. Remember - what goes up...

Anyone else doing this one?
19/11/2002 at 19:39
Just had my number in the post today, (34) I'll be the one at the back.
20/11/2002 at 13:54
As Andrew says, 3 laps - a longish hill, flat on the top then sharp down. But - great atmosphere, good support as you pass the start/finish 3 times and excellent tea and cakes afterwards in the hall.
20/11/2002 at 14:03
Ermintrude and Andrew H. are right. Cheddleton itself is built on a hillside. The race course is 3 laps and pretty hilly.

On the upside, there's a decent pub (The Boat) that's not too far away. Good ale/good food.
26/11/2002 at 07:52
Looking very dodgy for me now.

Pulled a calf muscle on Tuesday, rested, ibuprofen etc, no problems with two days walking in the Lakes at the weekend. So I do the sensible thing and go out with the slower club group yesterday. TO cut a long story short I pulled up after a mile and a bit and had to limp/shuffle back - it's worse than ever.

So it's on the phone to the physio this morning (first time ever) and if you see a big bloke in a Macc Harriers vest (maroon and grey diagonals (nice!) limping round - make me stop!

I will be there to support Mrs H though.
27/11/2002 at 20:32
Sorry to read about the calf, I hope you can run on the day, but shure Mrs H will appreciate the support.
Mrs S and the kids are also coming to see me attempt my first 10k, target time is 60 min, depending on that hill.
I to have been troubled with lower leg problems since I started running in March/April this year. I am considering saving up to get my stride/gait checked out. Has anybody had this done? and was it worth it?
28/11/2002 at 13:37
Dave,

don't worry too much about the hills. I run with a club in Staffordshire and on circuits the hills even each other out and work different muscle groups independently. Providing you've got basic fitness to go the distance and have done a bit of hill/incline work your time shouldn't be much different. Have you had your trainers checked out to make sure they're right for you? I had a go on an Adidas Footscan and a treadmill at a proper sports shop when I first started. Obviously are only as good as the person who interprets the results but not a bad starting point before shelling out megabucks. Change of trainers may be the answer.

Mr Higgo, sorry to hear about your leg. My husband also sustained an injury on Tuesday. He now has a very sore achilles (recurring problem) and looks like he might be cheering from the sidelines so maybe he can cheer with you.. will be there with small black and tan terrier type dog.

I'm looking for someone who's going to do 50 mins or just under if anyone wants a running buddy on the course.
28/11/2002 at 21:08
Hi Sweepie, Ive done a 5 mile race back in july but no hills, also 7 mile on flatish ground. as for the trainers I started running in neutral shoes but changed to mild pronaters once the wear patten started to show. Also run with Sorbothene insoles as I found my back was getting jared. since then the back has been fine.
I will look out for the foot scan m/c next time I need new trainers, about another 200 miles.
With my target of 60 min, I expect I will be lapped a few times, how does that hit the spirit?
29/11/2002 at 09:08
Dave - I get lapped every year at the Manchester YMCA 10K and the Sale 10M. It doesn't affect me at all. In fact it can be quite impressive to see the really fast runners move.

I'm definitely out of this one. I went to the physio last night (who happens to live near Chedd) and was given some very clear advice about the race (i.e. don't do it)

So I'll be looking out for you (no 34?) and Sweepie (no?) and Mr Sweepie spectating with a small black/tan dog.

See you tomorrow!
29/11/2002 at 10:43
Hi all,

Husband not coming now since nursing plasterers and sore achilles at home. I am no.470 but not sure of achieving good time now as I did a 10k training run yesterday with the club and felt dreadful - hope this is not first sign of cold. Am looking forward to seeing Trentham top runners speed past me towards the end of my 2nd / beginning of my 3rd lap (or earlier)!!!

Will see you all tomorrow, good luck.
29/11/2002 at 11:13
Forgot to ask, are there any mile/km markers on this race? Am not too good at pacing myself and could be hopelessly out if not.
29/11/2002 at 12:59
Sweepie

Presumably the Trentham runners will be passing you just after the Macc Harriers do!

Andrew
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