Halewood 5K

Anyone fancy a pb?!

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23/01/2012 at 11:18
Hi, I'm just trying to promote this for my club. Does anyone fancy giving it a go on Saturday? We are hoping for a good turnout! This is a free of charge event, excellent setup well marshalled! and also it is a flat course with pb potential
25/01/2012 at 12:57
Any other RW forumites fancy giving this a go?! plenty of interest so far, although obviously not too much on runnersworld haha. This is a weekly event so don't worry if you can't make it this week, it is on every Saturday at 1pm. It is a free of charge event, with spot prizes... and the course is flat and perfect for pb's very beginner friendly! and also suitable for club runners, quite a few runners confirmed so far on other websites. Please register on www.bugruns.org.uk prior to your first run.
27/01/2012 at 21:31
Just thought I'd bump this upto the top for anyone looking to do a 5K tomorrow! if not this free of charge event will take place every Saturday at 1pm from now onwards. Hopefully see some forumites there soon
28/01/2012 at 23:14

Hi sprinting toffee,

I ran this race today and it was superbly organised and very friendly and welcoming.

A massive thanks to everyone involved in organising.

The course is as fast as you say, I will be back.


29/01/2012 at 08:08

Hey Chris,

Thanks for that mate it was great to see you there,

 and hopefully see you again there soon!

 Well done on 3rd place and your time mate and I'm sure you will be back to your best soon!

30/01/2012 at 12:19
Marshallini will be dangerous when he's 'fit'... passed me on the 4 villages whilst he was out for a training run. Didn't have the decency to look tired!

Quick question - do you submit bugrun results to Power of 10?
30/01/2012 at 18:40
Hi Steve, Yes they will be shortly. The course is currently certified by ARC (Association of running clubs) we are awaiting documentation from UK Athletics, and as soon as that comes through it will appear on the Power of 10, it should be in the next week or two  Are you going to give it a try mate? We've had 11 new runners sign up today alone so the event is beginning to take off. I've just sent a race report to online magazine run247 after they requested information, I've given yourself a mention in it Marshallini
30/01/2012 at 18:45
Also starting this week refreshments (water, fruit and anything else if we are feeling generous!) will be available after the run and again all this is free of charge. We have now also arranged for a digital racing clock to be at the finish line on the last Saturday of every month to help people push for that PB! There will be more promotions and ideas happening, any suggestions you have are very welcome.This is also a very beginner friendly event and welcomes runners of all abilities
30/01/2012 at 20:27
I won't get to the next few for sure, but will definitely bear in mind, would only be an occasional thing for me at best. Good luck with them though, brilliant idea, well done on getting them going - I stuck a post on the Helsby blog today.
30/01/2012 at 22:28
Thanks Steve, Mark Connor has done all the hard work I'm just helping him out. Cheers for the mention on the blog, one of your runners ran on Saturday - Colin Thompson http://www.bugruns.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/halewood-28th-Jan-12.pdf Tell him well done from me
01/02/2012 at 13:04
Does anyone fancy giving the Halewood 5K a go this week on Saturday 4th Feb at 1pm? Please have a look at our recent race report from last week http://www.run247.com/articles/article-2020-weekend-review%3A-january-28-%26-29.html/articles/article-2000-weekend-review%3A-january-21-%26-22.html Its a free of charge run, free fruit and refreshments afterwards All you need to do is register on www.bugruns.org.uk
03/02/2012 at 17:30
Its the Halewood 5k tomorrow! Are any other RW Forumites doing it? Dont forget to sign up at www.bugruns.org.uk before tomorrow, and see you there at 1pm!
07/02/2012 at 16:25

I did this race, put on by the Liverpool Running Bugs, its a really good course,very well organised and a warm friendly atmosphere.Whether you are a speed merchant or a plodder then this is definitely for you, you can even bring the dog.With refreshments and fruit at the finish, what more could you want for free.

 if it sounds too good to be true then it usually is and theres always a catch.

Not with the Halewood 5K, free pb`s all roud, you only have to turn up and run your best effort

08/02/2012 at 14:04
Might give this a go once its eligible for po10 pb's, great idea to have it at 1pm....coming from the chester direction there arent any parkruns locally, aside from central liverpool/manchester and at 9am thats a hassle to make so can see this attracting quite alot of local club runners....will try and get a group together to get some competition going. Out of curiousity does it have km markers?
08/02/2012 at 14:10
Hi Chingoncito, not yet but that's something that is going to be happening soon also it will be great if you can get a group of you going too. We have started getting a group from Deestriders in Wales travelling over to do it every week and they have enjoyed it very much each time, and have already told us they will be there again on Saturday!
08/02/2012 at 14:22
By the way the current course record is only 13 seconds short of your PB if you were thinking of having a go at it. Also Andy Edwards from Deestriders has won the last 2 weeks comfortably in 16.51 and 17.06, he's told me he is coming again on Saturday if you wanted to give him some competition Might be able to submit the performances on power of 10 when the uka licence comes through too?! The course is flat and fast a lot of people have broken their pb's on it already
08/02/2012 at 14:40

Qiute fancy this but wont be able to make it very often until the football season finishes. Does it run all year round?

08/02/2012 at 15:04
Hi Degsy, it will be doing mate! It's only a new event this year but it's getting bigger every week! and we expect it to be very popular by the summer. All you need to do is register at www.bugruns.org.uk the once and then you can turn up and give it a try whenever you want!
08/02/2012 at 15:12
Thanks! Registered
08/02/2012 at 16:09

 @ getting the competition going. I've already beaten my current pb in training so i'd be confident of getting the current record of 16.45 if its a quick course, tho i imagine one of the big local names will have that below 16 mins soon enough. I think ive raced against andy quite abit, seen his name in my time territory on a few results....not sure if i'll give him a run for his free entry this weekend as deep in mara training at the moment and a flat out 5km the day before 20+ miles might be abit too much. Will definately be down a few times through the year - really great idea to set this up, especially free of charge!

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