Coniston 14+

Still time to enter this great race

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26/02/2011 at 13:02
The Coniston 14 is probably the most beautiful road race in Britain, however once again this scenic and well organised event has been extended to 16.7 miles due to floods which engulfed the area in November 2009 causing havoc with local bridges.This year the race will take place on April 9th and as last year will be called the Coniston 14+. The good news is that there is still time to enter on
26/02/2011 at 13:14
I love this run but because it falls just one week before London I will have to give it a miss this year.
26/02/2011 at 17:50
Yeah - sorry about that Minni - we will get it right next year   hope the marathon goes well
26/02/2011 at 18:30
I cant wait, did it last year and loved it. Training has been going ok... Completed 16miles this morning with nothing more than a bit of a niggle in my knee, sure it will be fine.
27/02/2011 at 20:58
Trust all goes well Darren and hope to see you on April 9th.
02/03/2011 at 23:30

Still time to enter the race - especially if you are doing a marathon a month or so after

enter at

07/03/2011 at 14:26
What is the nearst train station?   There doesn't seem to be one in Coniston.  I would like to run but would be finishing work too late on Friday to drive from London.
08/03/2011 at 21:05
I am doing London this year and this race it will be my 10th consecutive time so I didnt want to miss it. It's my favourite race.
09/03/2011 at 09:11

Nearest rail station is Windermere - about 30-40 minutes by road from Coniston.

Windermere, however, is at the end of a small local branch line and I'm not sure how late you could get there from London on a Friday night.  You'd have to change at Oxenholme (just south of Kendal) on the West Coast Main Line.

09/03/2011 at 11:13

I have just entered but I am a bit confused by the distance. Is it still 16.7 for this year?

I appreciate that the race can't be renamed but it could not find the distance on the website.

09/03/2011 at 11:18
16.8 miles mate
09/03/2011 at 14:33

It has gone up!

It was 16.7 and now it is 16.8. Could we round it to 17?

09/03/2011 at 15:06

I have found this link:

I guess that it must the course.

22/03/2011 at 11:54

If anyone is also doing the Brathay Marathon I found this to be great practice last year.  Not just the distance, but the general concept of running around a lake, the hills and the similar distance from home etc.  Doing both again this year, so will be one of the very few that appreciate the extra distance.

28/03/2011 at 20:55
Has anyone received race numbers for coniston 14+ yet?
29/03/2011 at 11:05
No. I have received an email to confirm my registration (I entered online) but I haven't received my number yet. Ideally, I would like the number 45 since I will be 45 on the day!
30/03/2011 at 21:15

Does anyone want a place on the Coniston 14?

I entered the Coniston 14 not realising it was 16 plus!

I am doing London the week after, and everything that I have heard and read tells me that it's probably on a parr with Langdale and possibly not a great idea the week before a Marathon!

I would really love to just go ahead and do it, but I'm not running all that well at the moment, so I'll probably need to save everything I have for London!

I feel desperately sad about it, but I'm going to have to let the place go! Does anyone want my place on the Coniston? The organisers have been really sweet and apparently, I can change the runner details to those of whoever is running it.

31/03/2011 at 14:07
I am doing Coniston next week and London the week after. Just plodding round come and join me. I have done Langdale half and even though Coniston is longer I dont think its as tough.
31/03/2011 at 18:13

Does anyone want an entry for the coniston race?

My wife entered but has a stress fracture. The race organisers have advised that we find someone else to take the entry.

 I am running myself so I could either post the race number onwards or meet prior to the start of the race.

31/03/2011 at 20:52
we,ve done this race 4 years in the trot but also have to miss due to London. Looking forward to doing it next year though as its a favourite.Unfortunately cant stretch to the cost of a cottage in the lakes and hotel in London or would consider both.its always been a beautiful day to run. will miss coffee down by lake coniston on the Sunday morning before heading home
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