Forest of Dean Half-Marathon

Any one doing this?

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21/03/2011 at 13:19
I will be running the Forest half marathon on Sunday. I have some Saucony Fastwitch 4's that I use as racers. Link - http://shop.keep-on-running.co.uk/saucony-fastwitch-4-vizipro---20059-2-8136-p.asp

They are very lightweight - do you think that it will be ok for this race as some sections of the course are offroad?
22/03/2011 at 23:22
Just had an email from the organiser, not at all willing to let my husband run with my number. Gutted. Its only a question of cahnging an entry in a database, just too much trouble. Its not a cheap entry either. He told me to "bin" my entry - yeah right. The only reason I bothered to let them know in advance was because it will cock up their results. Wish I hadnt bothered . No wonder people dont want to enter in advance. Could be a good selling point for other race organisers if they are willing to make changes to help others.
24/03/2011 at 00:25
Just started another post asking if anyone is heading up to Forest of Dean this weekend from Bristol and wanted to share a lift. Going up on my own at the moment.
26/03/2011 at 19:17
This is really late notice but yes: I'm heading up from Bristol and have no-one else in the car at the moment. I'll check later to see if you got this.
27/03/2011 at 21:52
So what does everyone think? Hilly or not? My Garmin recorded a one km drop and rise overall, the graph is pretty spectacular compared to my other races.  I guess if you're a trail runner it's normal, but some of those hills were 70-80 metres straight up which is chalenging for me as a road runner. Still clocked a PB but would have been minutes faster on the flat. Enjoyed it but prefer the road runs and a bit more strategy over gravel lol.
28/03/2011 at 18:12
My first half (well I did race the the train but that is a bit diferant )I just missed out on the 2hr mark but considering the calf injury last month I am pleased.
The race was great fun and I realy enjoyed it and I would go again.
barry
28/03/2011 at 20:42

I liked the changes. Garmin says there were less hills, doesn't anyone remember the muddy climb at 11 miles in 2010 or the sharp ascent at 9 miles after going under the road bridge?.

I still can't go very fast though 


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