Anyone know when this is in January 2009? It's not on website yet or in events on runnersworld.
I want to do it as part of FLM build up but am doing my training plan now and could do with knowing when it is.
For anyone who has nto done it - ita a nice half. Well organised etc. Just could do with knowing when it is.
The date is 18th January 2009 got the Helsby/Four Villages 1/2 marathon. It will be my first 1/2 marathon. Anything you can tell me about the course?
I echo Swittle's comments. Its a lovely race. Well marshalled, friendly, lovely rural course. The uphill in compensated by a good downhill at the end.
Race leaflet last year asked people to park and ride from services as parking is tight at the site. We did this to try and support organisers but it was a disaster. Queuing up for a bus after race with no marshalling. Huge free for all and one of the bus drivers just went leaving only one bus. We queud for an hour ish. So my advice would be to park at the site - there seemed to be plenty of parking. Its a shame as normally i would do whatever was best for organisers but it really was poor.
Anyhow - that was an aside point lol. The race and organisation of race itself is excellent.
Thanks for this. Looking forward to it but first a lot of training. Any tips are welcome. Furthest race to date is 10K (did Liverpool today) and done 4 10K races this year. My PB is 48'45" and ran 50' today.
What time should I be aiming for running a 1/2 marathon and what milage do I need to put in weekly - minimum?
Thanks for the advice!! Hum, wouldn't call me a speed merchant, more a jogger really. My brother is the speedy one. Ran 1h24" in Brussels today and that was bad for him (PB 1h15'30" something)!
Yes, I am hoping somewhere between 1h45-1h50 in Helsby. My only worry is injuries when upping the miles, so will take the advice of cross-training. Love cycling and swimming so will be busy!
Thats great going. My best 10k is 46.30 and best half is 1.47 and i get impression ur quicker than me overall.
Have a look at Hal Higdons training. Just google HalHigdon.
Thanks - will have a good look at the weekend! Think you're the faster one XCR!!
Online entries opened for this one on Monday. The start is a 10 minute walk away for me, so it'll be my 1st half.
you can click on elevation (top right cornr of map) and it shows you where the hills are but it makes it look a lot worse than it really is.
online entries can be found here
Just entered, am number 297 - fab new on-line entry system!
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