New route but same magical race!!
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
Let me get this right:
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:
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 angry....................................................you won't like it if I get angry
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.
1 more sleep!
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
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.
Aye, see you in the morning
yep i have a cold............
will i run tomorrow?.........
i will be a real man then...........
i like the logic skipper, hope you will all come and visit me in garlands?
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.
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 again....be even better to see you in 09!
P.S. Thanks Millsy for arranging a pre-race meet!!
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...
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.
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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