Helsby Half Mara

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20/10/2008 at 20:15
it's not pancake flat, Richard, more of an undulating course with a drawn out hill at 9 miles and a belting downhill mile if you've saved a little bit. not out of the question for a swift time.
Viking    pirate
21/10/2008 at 14:42

WIll be aiming for sub 2 JPenno, or if training goes better than usual then sun 1.55.

Depends on how many turkey butties and mince pies I get through in December!!!

21/10/2008 at 15:15

Hill???? no one said anything about a Hill...

Oh well it will be good to get rid of the xmas cobwebs and the holiday weight

21/10/2008 at 20:35
...it's a very gradual hill ...honest
21/10/2008 at 23:14

Entered this one, this will be my 3rd time, really nice race, I wouldn't describe it as hard, more slightly challenging

29/10/2008 at 17:41
I'll be there, I love it. It'll be my 8th time in 9 years I think.
03/11/2008 at 13:29

First time for me i'm a Helsby Half Virgin.

JPenno    pirate
03/11/2008 at 13:33
Viking - I am still doing this but am doing the Disney Marathon the week before so that might impact on my proposed time
22/11/2008 at 22:32


If you haven't done the Four Villages 1/2 marathon and would like to see some photos of the course please have a look at my blog: http://nathalieonherwaytoamarathon.blogspot.com/

 Lovely indeed and hopefully will run at first the first time as a training session on 28th December.

Hope it'd dry tomorrow for my long training session!


22/11/2008 at 22:47
Hi, Nathalie! Great photos, showing Cheshire at its best. I recognised every location! Unfortunately, I've gone for the Brass Monkey HM in York on the same day but good luck with your training and enjoy the Helsby 21.1km
22/11/2008 at 22:51

Thanks! Enjoyed last Sunday mostly in the car so let's hope the weather is with us on 18th January and that I can enjoy the scenery again. Indeed, Cheshire at its best, a beatiful course!!! Will be nice to run this with my brother who's coming over from Belgium to support his sister.


Edited: 22/11/2008 at 22:51
01/12/2008 at 13:36
Anybody got a spare number, I looked last monday and there were places, I tried to apply tuesday and it had all sold out, I'll pay full value and collect from the Chester area. thanks
05/12/2008 at 13:31

OK quick question,

My running bud was planning on applying for this race and went to do it today, and they've closed applications, probably because they've got the full quota of entries.

A bit cheeky, but he still fancies running with me and turning up on the day, now i know its wrong because we've all paid our entry fee's etc, and because of that we'll have official timing, and a t-shirt and medal at the end.

But would he be stopped from running the race himself?

Edited: 05/12/2008 at 13:36
05/12/2008 at 14:13
It's all on public roads so I cannot see how they can stop him. As long as he doesn't want water at the station

05/12/2008 at 14:23

No he's like a camel so he'll be fine  i'll tell him to bring his own water.

I didnt think there would be an issue to be honest. i mean i know its a little cheeky, but at the end of the day its a run he was planning on doing, he just didnt get signed up in time.

08/12/2008 at 09:06
Just thought id join in........Ill be there for the 1st time in Helsby
08/12/2008 at 10:16
Jay. I personally think it's wrong for your mate to run in an organised race without having paid the entry fee. If we all did that there wouldn't be any organised races. He couldn't be stopped from running but it is not in the spirit of the running community.
cougie    pirate
08/12/2008 at 10:52
I doubt that they would spot him starting off - but they would definitely suss him out if he crosses the finishing line. Its not the done thing.
08/12/2008 at 13:27
Well i cant really tell him he cant do it. i mean he tried to enter, OK so he left it late, i know its not the done thing. But hey if he wants to run the half marathon then why not. i'm sure if there was a donation that could be made he would do.
08/12/2008 at 13:57

race page

Jay the website today says there are still online entries available, even though it said full last time I looked.

On that page linked above there is a hotline phone number to ring between 7 and 10.  

As for running it unofficially, it's a bit of a snook at the runners who have entered on time and commited to the rules and the structure of the race.  It's an official event, taken seriously by most of the runners in it at whatever level they are competing at, and it should be treated as such.

Hopefully he can get a proper entry and add to the race. 

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