Help the Aged Leeds Abbey Dash 10K 2008

Anyoen fancy a blaster?

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01/10/2008 at 23:21

It's fast flat and very very fast, although it's a whopping field. I'm up for the ruck, anyone else?

Cheers Pug

02/10/2008 at 00:01
I've entered Pug. Done it about 4 times. Ever so slightly 'up' to the Abbey then back gently down Kirkstall Road to finish outside the Town Hall steps. As you say a genuine PB course, the top ten or so lads are usually home in sub 30 mins.

One of my clubmates has access to his Leeds office space (400m from the start!) pre-race so coffee and posh loos are to hand.
02/10/2008 at 00:32

Great stuff, I'll be travelling through from Ellesmere Port, hoping to twin up with someone I know who'll be coming... I'll actually get ready for this one, every other 10k I've done on tired legs this will be a balls out the barrecks race me thinks... lets hope I'm in decent shape, although those Sub 30 lads might have a few minutes on me

Cheers Pug

02/10/2008 at 06:13

Hiya Wardi.

Hope marriage is treating you well.Did37:32 at Tees Pride 10k 2 weeks ago (best for 2 years).So hoping to go sub 37 at Abbey.

I actually don't like the race (too big and crowded), but it is a pb course and I've missed it the last 2 years due to injury & illness , so I'll be giving it a go.

02/10/2008 at 10:09

I'm down for it., my pack arrived last week. My second 10k and aiming to beat my 71 mins i managed in June, so won't be troubling many of you! Partly why i go for big races, i can hide in the crowd!

i know the course will be pretty boring though, i usually avoid out and back routes when training. don't want to run with ipod though, i like to enjoy the crowds.

03/10/2008 at 14:17
Looking forward to it ...
03/10/2008 at 16:01

It is fast so I will be there again. No I don't really mind that its £15 for the privilege

05/10/2008 at 23:08

On to important matters as a Leeds Dash are the pre-race toilet facilities anyone??!!! Also, travelling up from Macclesfield the day before to do the race...does anyone know a good and reasonably priced hotel nearby? Thanks.

07/10/2008 at 16:56


There are the usual facilities near the start, but if you remember to take a 20p with you, you can use the much nicer and warmer facilities in top floor of 'The Light' which is a covered shopping area further up the Headrow (the main street) from the start (just past the Art/Sculpture Gallery). I find this a good place to hang around anyway as it's usually warmer than outside. 

There are loads of the usual cheap city hotels like Travelodge/Ibis etc within walking distance of the start . As I live in Leeds I've only been to one (the Travelodge in Vicar Lane) and it was after a Christams Do, so I'd have slept anywhere. It seemed Ok though.

I come to this race every year hoping to go sub 40 minutes, and yet again I'm setting myself up for disappointment...

07/10/2008 at 17:37
Jim - there is a cafe (Starbucks or Costa cant remember) just up form start - I made use of their facilities several times pre-race!
07/10/2008 at 17:53
Thank you both very much, much appreciated. Looking forward to the race and am now in training week 2 of 8 long weeks!
10/10/2008 at 13:15
Hey people...has everyone recieved their packs already? I know a couple of people who have...but im still waiting.
10/10/2008 at 13:31
I have my pack again for this year..hoping to do sub 60 mins!!
10/10/2008 at 13:32
Tom Foulstone wrote (see)
Hey people...has everyone recieved their packs already? I know a couple of people who have...but im still waiting.

I entered about 4 weeks ago, might just depend on when you entered and/or the time you put down.
10/10/2008 at 13:55
i entered ages ago and have got my pack.
10/10/2008 at 14:16

Found this on the official site Tom..

Race packs

Your race packs will be sent out up to a week before race day. In your pack you'll find:

  • your running number;
  • timing device;
  • race Information booklet; and
  • other Help the Aged information.

No need to worry!!

10/10/2008 at 14:31
Got my pack a couple of weeks ago...
Edited: 10/10/2008 at 14:31
10/10/2008 at 14:39
I entered last week despite the fact that I swore I would never do it again (too crowded/too expensive). The fact is it is so fast and flat that you are practically guaranteed a PB if you are on form. Not expecting my race pack any time soon. It is 6 weeks away so there isn't a hurry and only more opportunities to lose it.
10/10/2008 at 15:48
I was suprised I got mine so early and this year they included the t-shirt in the race pack...
10/10/2008 at 17:22

Aha...thanks people...i can relax now! I have roped a few guys from uni into doin it so i didnt wanna not recieve my pack and then seem like id conned them!!!

 Hopefully it will be slightly warmer than last year but similar conditions!!! Hoping for a 33mins so fingers crossed.

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