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31/03/2012 at 19:37
...and a couple were having a full on row on the road / finishing straight as I rolled down the hill. It sounded like it was something to do with where the car had been parked ????
I wonder if it was linked to the above post by wesley mort 2.? If I'd had any breath left I might of joined in !!!! It looked like he was a 'finished' runner as well.
Its a marvellous setting for a run though and I'm kind of addicted to doing it now.
31/03/2012 at 20:00
yeah I saw him as well, he wasn't the guy who drove into the finishing area. he threw or kicked his water bottle into a group of spectators in a proper strop. maybe it was because he saw the goody bag at the end.
31/03/2012 at 20:52

 Yeah maybe the goody bag ; I thought maybe mine had a hole in the bottom , a sweatband and a little container of lip cream[?] or at least I hope it was lip cream !!!   But I was just chuffed to have finished and I'll probably be back next year even if you got a slap across the face at the finish - my favourite event Coniston.

But that fella needs to have serious word with himself , he was behaving like a 3 year old regardless of where the car had been parked. - embarrasing.

04/04/2012 at 09:41

It was a lovely white bag though!

 Only my second race ever and I had a good time, I wasn't racing it and using it as a training run, beautiful sights along the way to boot.

 Water stations wise it was cups and they we're not always ready at the slow end of the field which was a little dissapointing as I had to walk through the stations. I wasn't bothered about my time so walking wasn't the issue, I would have liked to have practiced taking a drink on the run that's all.

 I will do this again next year I think and race it, great atmosphere, great views and well organised

04/04/2012 at 09:47

Quays I take it you were using it as a training run for Manc Mara, I was originally planning to race this one but signed up for manc late so it was a training run for me too. (that said I ended up racing my friend and did it a good 5 mins quicker than I intended) good fun though and great views. I had a camelbak on so didn't bother with the drink stations

04/04/2012 at 10:28

Yup sure did Wesley, It was a really nice run and good to take in a couple of hills as Manchester is pretty flat for training and the odd hill won't do any harm. I did a nice slow 2hours 13

04/04/2012 at 10:37
what time are you aiming for in the marathon ?
04/04/2012 at 10:45
3.50 to 3.56 maybe a tad quicker I hope, worst case 4 hours!!! I've never done one before to be honest and it will be my 3rd ever race
04/04/2012 at 11:48
I haven't done one before either although I have done a number of halfs and a few fell and trail races as well. really looking forward to it
22/04/2012 at 12:30

Thanks everyone for your kind and useful comments about our Race. I appreciate there was a problem with cars leaving the field too early and we plan to keep the gates closed until 2pm next year.

Good luck with your other races in 2012

Geoff Cooper

Race Co-ordinator.

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