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14/09/2009 at 20:49
Camlo wrote (see)

 -couldn't believe I was overtaken by the flower before we even got to the dam wall....

Me too!!   I didn't see his number to find out what time he did but saw him at the end and he looked remarkably fresh.
Camlo    pirate
14/09/2009 at 22:31
Well I was under 1.55 & he was in front of me......
15/09/2009 at 07:59
I saw the chap without his costume at the JCB 5 miler in Staffordshire last month and he was well in front of me and i finished in 34 mins on a hilly course in very heavy rain.
15/09/2009 at 08:10
SC - The `goody bag` is supposed to contain `goodies` not just be a good bag! Inside there was one cereal bar, a pen and an asics leaflet. We also got a medal. Yes it was really nice to have bottled water (although I wish races could do mini bottles to save so much waste) and it is a lovely place to run but £17 ain`t cheap. You don`t usually have to pay £9 (?) for a t-shirt; they`re usually free!
15/09/2009 at 08:56

Great race.  Yes not cheap, but much better value than the GNR. I would prefer the fantastic scenery of this race any day, than the dual carriageway running of the GNR. 

(Camio and misfit), the flower finished in a time of 1:42:42

15/09/2009 at 12:09

The jelly babies were lovely

The race was superb but the goody bag was just pointless. It somehow detracted from the race but it's a minor point at the end of the day.

15/09/2009 at 12:13
great day as usual at vyrnwy, nice weather , and views and even though i hadent run for months the place and people made it all great , exept the last water station was almost  out of water. i finished in 2 hours 15 ish so a personal worst ( to be expected as i only got given the place on thursday the 10th of sept, and i had not run for months and months ) Thanks to eveyone on the day who helped organize this fantastic run.
15/09/2009 at 16:10
I spoke to the 'sunflower' after the race, he finished about 400 metres in front of me, without the costume he says his half time is normally 1.15-1.20. Very impressive.
15/09/2009 at 22:55

A fantastic day, agree on goody bag, which was a little limp. towards end the thought of the goody bag (have paid £17) pushed me on a little (yes i am shallow)  to a 1.33 finish for my first Hm.

Did see a couple of ambulances, hope everyone was ok, any news?

17/09/2009 at 13:42

A great day, my first half marathon. Managed 1 hr  56mins which I was pretty happy with. Got the bug so am now looking at potential races over the next year. Any recomendations?

17/09/2009 at 14:47

I liked the way the spectators were caged at the end.

That t shirt was  a disgrace for £9 though, the printing is really poor and should have been rejected. But the names thing is a brilliant idea, more races should do it.

17/09/2009 at 19:07
I really liked the T shirt, thought it was good value
17/09/2009 at 20:32
Glad everyone enjoyed it, personally i thought this years event was by far the best half marathon ive ever done!

cant wait till next year !
18/09/2009 at 09:39
Did you get the time you were chasing Ashley?
18/09/2009 at 15:39

It's quite a nice race, but I found it tough going having run only a handful of times in the three months preceeding it.

Unsurprisingly I ran out of steam at 11miles, but still finished in a reasonable (for me) time.

I would be happy, in some cases, if all races charged for T'shirts and then this money being ploughed into the race charity.

But I know not everyone feels the same.

I may be back next year, I may not (as I'm getting married that weekend), but will probably do it again in the future.

18/09/2009 at 16:56
That's bad planning you miserable bleeder! You can't be that miserable with those suggestions tho! Have a great year's running and if we see you there we'll know to expect a divorce quite soon!
18/09/2009 at 17:05
No Divorce, but I may get a nice new patio
23/03/2010 at 12:06
Does anybody know if this race is going ahead this year (2010)? I can't find any information on the net! I loved everything about the 2009 race - later than usual start, great scenary, great support etc!
26/03/2010 at 10:08

Have a look on the Oswestry Olympians Website

The entry form is now available.

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