anyone done these course b4??? is the event well organised?
not done the course before - this is only the 2nd year it's been held in the city. last year it was a little undulating in places which annoyed some people as they were expecting it to be completely flat. It starts and finishes at Victoria Park so you get a fast start going down london road but that means you have an incline for the last mile back!
i'm running the full - think it should be good (it's a lot flatter than the old course which went from Caterpillar in Desford) - when i ran the old course it was really well organised with plenty of marshalls and lots of water / energy drinks available. have only heard good things about the organisation for last years event too.
Has anyone recieved their race number and details yet?
Am getting a little bit anxious now. Have put a lot of time and effort preparing for this race. There is nothing on the event website about when the race packs are being sent out, nor is there a contact number or email address.
not heard anything yet either - you could try contacting the helpline (0116 2318484) though i've just emailed them so will post when i get a reply.
Nothing received here either.
Cutting it a bit fine aren't they?! Wouldn't have hurt to put something on the website saying when they are going to be sent out.
Here's the reply from the organisers......
Sorry if this has caused some concern I’ll speak to the website guy to get that information on the web."
think i'll give it til tuesday then yell if still not received.
They got back to you quickly which is a good sign. I agree, give it till Tuesday then start to hassle 'em.
I contacted them before as I wanted to know about the chip system before I registered (way back and I know it is up now) but I called this guy then: Christian Weikert-Picker 0116 231 8431, he is the event organiser so should be able to help.
I too was getting concerned so thanks for posting the feedback. I did look on the site so I knew I was in but would have liked to have my pack before now.
Also looking on the site this year it only says water stops and gels at 16 mile, just in case you hadn't seen that.
See you in the crowd
anybody else noticed that according to the official website, the route is still "subject to final approval by the authorities"
Hopefully this is the website not being up to date, and not a potential last minute hiccup waiting to de-rail the race
Thanks guys for the info. Hope we all get our numbers in plenty of time. Have a great race everyone.
The site has now been updated, the reference to "subject to final approval by the authorities" has been removed and regarding the packs it reads:
NEARLY ALL RACE PACKS FOR THE HALF MARATHON HAVE BEEN SENT OUT AS OF THE 10TH OCTOBER.
THE REMAINING HALF AND MARATHON RACE PACKS WILL BE SENT OUT ON MONDAY 13TH OCTOBER.
afetr reading some of the posts i too am starting to get worried as ive not recieved my number or race details yet???with only a week to go its cutting it a bit fine dont ya think!!.
would anybody be kind enough to tell me which junction of the m1 to get off at.im coming from sheffield(j 31).would it be 19 or 20..good luck to all.no pain no gain!!
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