Four Villages - Helsby Half Marathon 20/01/13

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JPenno    pirate
01/10/2012 at 21:43

Anyone else doing this?

My favourite race (after Disney Marathon)


02/10/2012 at 09:22

Entered yesterday. Do it every year. One of my favourites too, or at least mile 11 to the finish is

cougie    pirate
02/10/2012 at 09:34
Omg open already ? How time flies !
02/10/2012 at 09:51
Well I've entered, but we know that's now entered 6 times, run 3 so far
cougie    pirate
02/10/2012 at 10:13
Lol !
This should be my 9th. Only missed one that I had entered.
02/10/2012 at 11:14

340 entries in less than 24 hours. I know it fills fast, but at this rate it will be full in a week!

02/10/2012 at 11:40
Just the 2nd one for me. Love those last 2 miles.
The Silent Assassin    pirate
02/10/2012 at 13:11

took a month to fill last year, this year looks like it will 1 week

 371 entries so far

Edited: 02/10/2012 at 13:14
02/10/2012 at 13:50

I'm in, will be my 2nd as well after doing it this year.

Great event & just down the road from me.

02/10/2012 at 18:13

What makes this one stand out, guys and gals? I'm tempted as Sunday XC season is over by then.

02/10/2012 at 18:20
For me it's a good incentive to keep myself in shape over the Xmas period. Otherwise I'd be tempted to take a break and start my training for a spring marathon after Nee Year and having to shift a bit of a beer gut.
02/10/2012 at 19:46

Well it is a combination's efficiently organised by a friendly club, run on a lovely route that takes  you gradually up to 11 miles with no real sensation of climbing, then you freewheel down the last 2 miles to a compact well supported finish area. In terms of effort, it's an 11 mile half marathon.


02/10/2012 at 22:09

I'm in, did it last year (1st time) and loved it 

03/10/2012 at 08:58

The route is lovely after the first mile. Once off the main roads it's all country lanes, gradually climbing up to 11 miles (fantastic view). The only real noticeable climb for me was just after the water station at around 9-10 miles. It's a fast last 2 miles, all being downhill. The only downside is weather permitting. If it's bad you may not get all your training in, and the route can be icy in places - same as all winter training though!

Anyway, friendly people, friendly club, lovely marshalls, well organised. Are you tempted yet 7daughters?

The Silent Assassin    pirate
03/10/2012 at 13:30

614 entries already gone

03/10/2012 at 14:50

Bit of a daft question but how do you enter?

I've been on the website and I can't see an online entry method - unless I'm missing something (which is entirely possible)

The Silent Assassin    pirate
03/10/2012 at 15:43

Its the 3rd one from the bottom


cougie    pirate
03/10/2012 at 15:44
Is there a Fabian race logo somewhere ?
I admit it wasn't the most obvious way to enter.
03/10/2012 at 15:58

Thanks SA & UC - I'm in

630 now

03/10/2012 at 21:35
I'm in. Ran it this year. Did 1:37 but recently ran a sub 90
At Warrington. Looking for 1:27 this year. Let's ave it!
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