New route but same magical race!!
Well done GA. You should be proud of your self. The new route was much harder than previous. 'Testing' is being polite! And to attempt that course as your first half. Bliddy well done. Apparently Redcar is as flat as a flat thing. Go for it!
Luke Smith 10 wrote (see)
Unfortunately my knee is now not too great. Was fine during the race but now hurts when I walk- so I’m hobbling quite badly. How long would people advise giving it to see if it clears it up before going to a doctor?
If it was fine during the race I wouldn't think there's anything to worry about. It's probably just protesting at the extra strain. Mine were fine too yesterday but both are now quite stiff. That's what normally happens with me after a long race.
I'd give it a few days and if it's still painful see a doctor (or spend a few quid on a physio - probably more use with these sort of things).
Just checked my chip time and it was actually 2:22:00 dead on, so not far off my watch.
Thanks Rob - I'd been watching out for them but hadn't spotted they were there.
Chip time same as my watch to the second, which is nice. And 19th out of 32 in my age category (M60). I'd settle for that as there are some incredibly good oldies out there.
God, you guys are quick off the mark. I've only just pulled the results together and put them up on the website and you're already there!!!
There is also a downloadable PDF on the Great Cumbrian Run website at: http://www.greatcumbrianrun.org/
sore legs today, guys!
wish I was running that again instead of being at work
thanks for the results
Millsy; I didn't get my act together last week and hence missed the legendry tree meet up, but hello anyhoo. When will you be back running again?? I am down to do derwent water 15k and brampton to carlisle- I assume you've done brampton to carlisle..........hope your injury gets better, top effort for coming to support though
Mike T- just a great thank you! I didn't find anything to complain about and thoroughly enjoyed the day. you are a star
ah weeell better do some work I s'pose
lets bask in our glory today guys
well im very pleased with my time, just a pitty it was 1/2 hour behind an old school mate,
well done every one, and the organisers- i could not find a fault, appart from............. seriously not a problem in my eyes. im sure they could make a living if they decided to do it full time.
does anyone know of when any pictures are going to be posted, i know there was the 'official' photographer and there was another person who said he would be putting them up on the internet.
it would be quite nice as i do not have any decent pictures of me running and i need one to go on the dart board
Anyone know why there are only around 1400 times on the site? I thought there were 1800+ people running?
Weren't we lucky with the weather then? My word, we were! Given the forecasts that we'd had, the weather was incredibly kind to us!! The wind seemed to get up more strongly around 1pm, whipping up the leaves, and then as we travelled south through the Lakes during the afternoon, the rain was just horrible and the car was buffeted by the wind!! It could have been so much worse than it was!!
Well, it was certainly "undulating" wasn't it? I'm glad it wasn't just me who found the new course to be something of a challenge! Going on the pre-race comments from the forum, I'd tried to mentally prepare myself for a few slight inclines and had even built some into the very few training runs I'd done. But I wasn't really anticipating what we got! Now I know that compared to some "hilly" courses, this one would have been extremely mild...but when you're someone like me who tries to sniff out half marathons by virtue of their flatness....it came as a bit of a shock!!
The day had started off badly anyway.....after only getting to bed at 1am as previously posted, we then proceded to oversleep and woke at 8am! I must have been so knackered that I hadn't knowingly heard my alarm!! Panic stations ensued and Plan B swiftly kicked into action...also known as me getting my arse out of the travel lodge as quickly as I could without waking the sleeping family!! One taxi ride to the Sheepmount later to drop off my bag and an unplanned "warm up" jog across to the castle saw me arrive just as the swarms of runners were exiting the castle - immaculate timing I thought - economy of effort or what? Sorry to those who did get to meet up at the "Tree of Life" - not too many by the sounds of it - but that's why I wasn't there!
I scurried past the outgoing runners and made my way to the back of the pack inside the castle for all of about 30 secs before back marker me also exited the castle. From the off I didn't feel too good - I had the same full feeling as Rob described, although I think mine might have been more to do with not long having finished my hastily wolfed breakfast after getting up late. I didn't much enjoy the first two miles - partly cos of this full feeling and also cos I was struggling with my breathing and felt as if I couldn't get enough air into my lungs. Once we'd turned left off the main road on to a quiet country lane, mile 2-3 was much better - it was much calmer and I had chance to settle down into a bit of a rhythm before the first water station. Mile 3-4 however was much worse! The first climb came along and I struggled up that but just as I got to the fringe of the motorway bridge, the next swine of a hill honed into view! It's a good job there was nobody near me at the time because some expletives were uttered rather audibly from my mouth!! I have to say that from that point on I adopted the philosophy of walk up the big uns and run the rest!! Given the speed at which I was running anyway, it would have been debateable if I actually lost any time on the uphills but it almost certainly did save on unproductive effort!!
Boycs, if you are listed incorrectly then please drop me a line via the Winning Time UK site at http://www.winningtimeuk.com/.
And if you know anyone that is not listed on the results, please ask them to confirm that they wore their chip around the ankle. If they wore the chip around the wrist then all bets are off. Anybody that got a chip from me in the Sands Centre on Saturday would have been told that the chip must be worn around the ankle.
And anybody laughing at the cheesy "cha-cha" dance on the start mats with the girl from CFM Radio - that was me.
Boycs - It could only happen to you! I was a bit worrried when I didn't see you that something had gone wrong...................................but not that much. Had you been on time, I'm sure you would have made the tree, being somewhat more intelligent than some we could mention. Anyway, it sounds as though you enjoyed yourself although I am a bit concerned about some of your concerns. Please come back next year. It wouldn't be the same without you.
SM - Good to see that you got back safely. Sorry about being a 'nice lad and kind to my wife'. Took some bliddy effort to keep that up for so long believe me, but I'm back to normal now so please feel free to start throwing the verbals again. This thread couldn't cope with you being 'nice' as well!! Hope you enjoyed your ale last night. When I saw the state of the weather late afternoon I wasn't too disappointed that you had obviously opted for Plan B, but don't worry the beer can wait until Windermere.
Siobhan - I would normally do the Brampton to Carlisle - it's a cracker, but I think it might just come a few weeks too early for me. My ankle feels a bit better today but I would guess it could be another couple of weeks before I can risk it again and that wouldn't leave much time before the race. Roll on next year.
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