Great Cumbrian Run Half-Marathon

New route but same magical race!!

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18/10/2008 at 09:45
Millsy what kind of tree is it?
As I don`t want to go to the wrong one.
You have been an invaluable local guide/information man...
xt350 if u r getting a cold u can think ur self lucky as it will make the race harder for you
harder = more challenging = more satisfying
I just been doing the maths.....forget what i said about 1:50
18/10/2008 at 10:48

It's wooden, with leaves on.  Does that help?

What's with the maths?  Sounds like yet another excuse to me   Just stop being a tart and get yourself up here.  You'll need to aclimatise

18/10/2008 at 11:09
Hee hee that`s the spirit Millsy
Setting off in about 2 hours.
Do you think I should put some little stones in my shoes to make it more of a manly ordeal?
18/10/2008 at 11:13
I'm sitting at work in Ambleside looking out on the torrential downpour and hoping I don't have to carry an umbrella with me round the course tomorrow. Not that I would, but I'm sure it's been done before. Good luck to everyone tomorrow; hope you have a grand day.
18/10/2008 at 11:18

Let me get this right:

  1. you're old
  2. you've supposedly got a sore shoulder
  3. you may have a stone in your shoe
  4. you often get lost, even during organised races
  5. you may have difficulty identifying a tree

You better make sure you see me at the start 'cos by the time you'll finish tomorrow it could be dark.

Now let me give you a few facts:

  1. My ankle is still bliddy sore
  2. I'm due to miss my most favouritest race in the entire universe (not the toughest )
  3. There is a risk I'll get wet tomorrow waiting for others to drag themselves round
  4. I am about to go watch my team in the hope that they can finally put an end to a horrendous run of results

So all in all, I'm not in the best of moods right now, and the chances are it could get a whole lot worse, so don't make me won't like it if I get angry

18/10/2008 at 11:20
Apologies Madame, that last post was not directed at you.  And it's actually stopped raining now, and the sun is shining
18/10/2008 at 12:20
I'm glad you pointed that out because numbers 1, 2 and 3 were spookily accurate.
18/10/2008 at 12:58
Eek! Just drove the route, found 1 small hill and one "ouch" hill just before Cumwhinton. Still does not look like a hill from hell, but think I'll slow a fair bit going over it lol. Good thing is the whole section is at the most abut 1/4 to 1/2 a mile at the most, and does have lovely long slopey bits in between.

Still giddy thinking about tomorrow - have a good one everyone!
18/10/2008 at 13:26

Afternoon, all.

Just dropping in to wish you all the very best for this fantastic event.

Injury (a proper one, Millsy ) forced me to pull out in '07 and other circumstances have kept me away this year. I will be thinking of you all tomorrow though, and come hell or high water, I'll be back in 2009.

Have a great day.

18/10/2008 at 14:24

1 more sleep!

Afternoon folks

Hello XL, nice to 'see' you. Roll on next year eh

I cant believe this is tomorrow! I'm really looking forward to it and am feeling surprisingly optimistic considering my training for it has been pretty much pants. Sorted some last minute bits and bobs this morning and am spending the rest of the day just chilling out.

Looking forward to meeting up with those of you who make it to the 'tree'. Anyone that doesnt, have a good one! And most importantly, enjoy

18/10/2008 at 15:06

Afternoon all

Morgs-I'll see you in the morning,bright and early.

XL-Cheers mate.We'll see you next year.

Looking forward to tomorrow.Last run of the year for me.After tomorrow thats 7 halfs' and 3 marathons done in 08.Looking forward to a wee rest.

Millsy-See you tomorrow at the tree.

All the very best everyone.Have a good un and enjoy.


18/10/2008 at 15:39

Aye, see you in the morning

18/10/2008 at 16:00

yep i have a cold............

will i run tomorrow?.........

probably yes..........

i will be a real man then...........

wont i?

i like the logic skipper, hope you will all come and visit me in garlands?

18/10/2008 at 16:18
Thanks for pointing out the error of my agenda and for the directions fo getting in (I'll be driving from my folks who live in West Cubmbria, I think I know how to get to the Sands Centre though). Thanks again. I've rested my groin completely this week and it seems to have benefitted from it and I'm raring to go tomorrow. Might meet yous under the tree, but I go weird when I'm nervous and don't want to freak you all out.
I'm number 988 and I'll be in a grey and orange top, I think. Feel feel to shout abuse.

Good luck all, lets have a great race!
Edited: 18/10/2008 at 16:19
18/10/2008 at 17:05
I'm number 1032, feel free to wave / say hello / belch / whatever if you see me! Watch out for the conkers on the path round the back of the Sands Centre.

Not long to go now!

18/10/2008 at 17:18

Rob, lol! Dont be daft, come and say hello. I'm sure that it would take more than a nervous you to freak us all out

Heather, thanks for the warning about the conkers. If anyone is likely to fall over one, it will be me.

19/10/2008 at 00:45

Evening all.................or should that be morning all?

Alas, I'm still awake in our travel lodge room with the baby who won't go to sleep! It's alright for her....she can sleep to her hearts content in her pram tomorrow whilst I'll be knackered and doing battle with 13 miles.......whoever said life's not fair is so right!!

Hark, some snoring has just started on my shoulder..........yup, sucessfully lowered into cot still in the land of nod.......better get some kip myself while I still can!!

Good luck to everyone tomorrow.....hope to see some of you but if not, enjoy your race!!

BTW - XL Man good to hear from you even better to see you in 09!

P.S. Thanks Millsy for arranging a pre-race meet!!

19/10/2008 at 16:56

Hi everyone - looks like I'm the first to report back, although I've been having a doze for the last couple of hours.

Hope you all had good races and enjoyed the day! What about those hills, eh? Not quite as bad as the worst reports but harder than I'd expected. At least most were early on. That last one out of the park onto Brampton Road around 12 miles was short but a real killer! The wind wasn't as bad as feared I thought.

Anyway, for myself I was dead chuffed as I achieved my aim of beating 2 hours, by almost a minute in the end. I never felt on top form though after fighting off a cold all week and had to tap all my resources in the last 3 miles in particular. Seeing my wife and step-daughter cheering me on near the end gave me the extra spur I needed to press on and do it in the time.

Really enjoyed running on the track at the end. Never done that before - it's something I could get used to - nice and springy!

I was going to look for people at the start but had to spend all my spare time in the long toilet queue.

Will definitely try to do it next year.

Oh, nearly forgot. There was a bloke who looked like he'd collapsed about half-a-mile from the start. Someone was just calling an ambulance as I passed. Really hope he's OK... 

19/10/2008 at 17:05

Hello shipmates

Really enjoyed my day today. Finished in 1:36 which is fine. I really liked the new course. Start and finish worked well. Great to have a shower at the end. I didn't think the hills were too bad. It would be very difficult to find a 13 mile course in Britain which doesn't have a hill! And there were some nice downhill sections as well.

Look forward to seeing what everybody else thinks.

19/10/2008 at 17:12

Never done it before but that was a really nice race.  Somewhat hillier than expected but the public and marshals were up for it.

Well done Cumbria and Carlisle for putting on a good show.  Very impressed with the t-shirt as well! 

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