Freckleton Half Marathon 2012

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13/06/2012 at 15:24

So everybody set for Sunday ?


13/06/2012 at 15:34

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13/06/2012 at 15:34

As set as someone can be when they are travelling from North Wales and relying on public transport on a Sunday!

13/06/2012 at 15:40

really! Public transport all the way from Wales! how come ?

13/06/2012 at 15:47

No car, simple as that. 

Bus to Chester, train Chester to Warrington, train Warrington to Preston, bus Preston to Freckleton. What can possibly go wrong, eh?

13/06/2012 at 15:53

well yes what could go wrong lol your have to have a can of Dr Pepper just as you set off lol

Would offer to pcik you up at preston but there is already five of us in the one car he he

So i guess the 2 pm start is more of a necessary than a nice change for you

13/06/2012 at 16:02

yes, the time is very handy otherwise I'm generally restricted to Cheshire and Merseyside races or stopping in a B&B, although Stafford 20 miler starting at 11am is also a good one for me.

Edited: 13/06/2012 at 16:03
13/06/2012 at 16:06

well its impressive dedication to running. And your in luck that th eFreckleton HM is a really good race and from my experience well organsied, with a good crowd turnout. So im sure you think it was worth it.

13/06/2012 at 16:16

Cheers, I've heard plenty of good things about the race. Good luck to you too.

13/06/2012 at 16:44

thanks you too, im sure your be fine despite all the travel. Lets hope the rain stays away!

16/06/2012 at 15:23


Due to the heavy rain over the last week the start area is currently very wet. We are working very hard this afternoon (Saturday 16th June) to find an alternative start that is safe and retains the correct distance.

Whilst we are making every effort to retain the full distance, we may have to stage the event over a slightly shortened course this year. We hope it does not come to this but wanted to alert you to the possibility sooner rather than later.

Brian Porter, organising committee member

Off out on my bike now in the rain to see what I can come up with

Edited: 16/06/2012 at 16:40
16/06/2012 at 15:34

Thanks for keeping us posted Brian.

16/06/2012 at 20:34

Thanks for the update Brian, hope you managed to sort it.


& Good luck everybody with tomorrows race which may or may not be a half marathon

16/06/2012 at 21:05

Hopefully we can get confirmation of the distance tomorrow morning, I'm after a PB so if the race is going to be short I'll probably stay at home, run a 16-20 LSR and treat my Dad to a Fathers Day meal.

16/06/2012 at 21:40


i have treid to make contact with you- but since u last rang my mobile, it only keeps numbers in for so long

i was simply going to suggest

which i will tomorrow if i catch u early enough - why dont u just measure the grass bit from start to half way up tarmac drive out -

Start it there - turn the runners left out of park, ( cones in middle of road, measure half the distance of start to end of grass, and turn runners around at that point on cones, run them back along road past park gates and ure done that then

??? i bet the police with ok that, it'll be done early in race and done with

16/06/2012 at 21:51

An update would be great, not really worth making the trip for a short course!! Hope you manage to sort things


16/06/2012 at 22:12
Short course, guaranteed pb on a new distance! Hope the full distance can achieved, at least the weather is looking a bit better for tomorrow.
17/06/2012 at 08:34

Well thanks for the encouragement Jac k 4!!!!!!!!!!!

What would you rather? We spend our time productively doing our very best in horrendous weather to get this right, or waste our time farting around on here giving you meaningless information?????????

Presumably in your case the latter!!!!!!!!!!!!

We were on the course until 110pm last night when the light defeated us.

People have been out since 7am this morning.

I aam going there now (would have been on the course but you want an update).

Rant over. i am going to see now whether we have a certified (yes I have certified the shorter route) of 12.871 miles or a certified 13.109 miles.

No more updates on here. All further updates will be on our Facebook pages.

Mick n Phil, thanks for that. We did have a look at it last night but is too tight I'm afraid.

Alan, I like your style  Unfortunately I think i'll get a pw even on 12.871 Please come and say Hello later.

17/06/2012 at 10:00

The weather is much improved today and tghe race will go ahead as planned over the full distance. The areas of concern have dried out considerably and further improvement is expected as we approach race time. Not been an easy 24 hours for the organisers but we've got there in the end.

17/06/2012 at 10:08
Thanks Brian
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