Essar (Helsby) Four Villages Half 2012

Entries open 4 Villages Half, 22 Jan 2012

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03/10/2011 at 14:40
It's that time of year again. Just a friendly note that the 2012 race is now open for business taking entries...
For info, it tends to sell out in around 6 or 7 weeks.
03/10/2011 at 14:54
03/10/2011 at 14:57


05/10/2011 at 15:54
Bump! Over 400 entries in the first couple of days...
09/10/2011 at 12:49
I'm in! Missed out last year so looking forward to this one!
10/10/2011 at 15:33
Has it sold out yet ?
cougie    pirate
10/10/2011 at 15:56
Almost 900 entries ? Whats the limit ?
10/10/2011 at 17:17

Looking forward to this one after getting my entry in today, ive spoken to a few people who've done it but whats the consensus on the course - i know its undulating but pb material or not? I hear it finishes with a downhill but where mileage wise are the uphills?

Booo    pirate
10/10/2011 at 17:42

I'm in  

From memory of last year its fairly flat for first half then a steady undulating climb over a few miles before the free-wheeling descent to the finish.

10/10/2011 at 18:09

Up hill from mile 8 to 9, and then the long straight descent from 10 1/2 to 11 1/2

(But I won't be taking it seriously)

The Liver bint is in, So at least there will be plenty of noise

11/10/2011 at 12:49

Always better to have the downhill at the end, i know that stretch it finishes on....should be quick ala lake vyrnwy and looking at last years results it normally has a strong field - but great you're contributing to the unambigious fun running total dave

11/10/2011 at 12:53
Race limit's 2000, it'll sell out in a few weeks. In theory it's not a PB course, but lots of people have them on this course. First 7 really flat, get through mile 10 and you're away.
11/10/2011 at 13:04

Yep That's me.. David Coleman defined fun runners after he saw me...

I love the descent on Towers Lane, I only live 2 miles  from the start, so often come down that lane on my bike after training rides (uncompetitive fun rides you understand) and it's great

 BTW My history with this race is entered 4 times run it once.....

11/10/2011 at 15:17
@Chingoncito> It is a great half marathon but I would not describe it as a PB course. Saying that, you might find yourself in a fast group to pull you along right to the finish. There is normally a strong field there.
11/10/2011 at 20:03

Just done the Liverpool Marathon (my first) and do fancy this as a good start to the year. Im still recovering so want to make sure i recover ok before i sign up. The numbers seem to be rising fast, from past experience would you say im safe to wait another week before registering?


11/10/2011 at 21:06

I've just done Chester marathon and was looking for something in between now and the Liverpool half in the middle of March. This sounds perfect.

cougie    pirate
11/10/2011 at 21:11
Good event but not really a pb course. I will get my entry in.
11/10/2011 at 23:14

Denis - agree finding a fast group is normally key to times - especially at this distance. There's a few local faces im hoping enter around the time zone im aiming at to give me something to chase at least....sub 75 might be a big ask on those hills, ah well train hard first and decide later

Tim Spencer - i'd advise to enter now. Worst case scenario you can always transfer, there will be loads of people looking for places after its sold out.

11/10/2011 at 23:46
Just entered, just the thing to stop me getting too much out of condition over the Xmas period.
12/10/2011 at 19:04
Thanks Chingoncito, taken your advice and registered today... just need to master the stairs then i can think about running again!!
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