Lytham St Annes Windmill Half marathon

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03/07/2012 at 15:35

 Anyone else signed up for this in a couple off weeks?

03/07/2012 at 16:09

I have. Will be my second HM and a drastic change from the first which had 1356ft of climb, this one has less than 100! Looking forward to it.

03/07/2012 at 16:11

Yep, nice and flat by the looks of it.

03/07/2012 at 16:34

Yep, I'm doing this too and like 7D this will be my 2nd HM and my first was the same one!

It's pretty much pancake flat but the wind could play a huge part as most of the route is right by the sea with little/no protection.

03/07/2012 at 17:29

I did the 10 mile this year, which must be pretty similar route.  Really enjoyed it but timing isn't right for me for this one.

05/07/2012 at 12:34

hi what date is this race can i enter on the day ? thanks.

05/07/2012 at 12:37



15th July and yes you can enter on the day. Fairhaven Lake Cafe' promenade Lytham

05/07/2012 at 12:41

Date is July 15th, entry details here:

entry in advance is £14, but a steep hike to £20 on the day (+£2 unaffiliated)

06/07/2012 at 09:59

thanks ron and andrew will see if wife and kids fancy staying in blackpool the night b4 were up here in dumfries scotland.

06/07/2012 at 12:17

Stay in St Annes William, much nicer

06/07/2012 at 13:52

Any locals have recommendations where to eat after the race? I have an hour or so to kill until my train, nothing too fancy just a nice, filling meal.


Many thanks.


06/07/2012 at 14:52

Where are you getting the train from Gaz, Ansdell & Fairhaven or Lytham station?

06/07/2012 at 17:17

Ansdale and Fairhaven Andrew.

Edited: 06/07/2012 at 17:20
06/07/2012 at 17:31

There's not much tbh. There is a pub (the Fairhaven I think) on the corner of Lake Road which is 5 minutes walk ish from the finish and it's not out of your way with regards to the station, but I've never eaten in there. Alternatively you could join the blue rinse brigade in the Fairhaven Lake Cafe where you start from, overlooking the lake. The food in there is pretty good for what is in essence a glorified park caff.

Otherwise on a Sunday you need to go back to St Annes or down to Lytham where there's plenty of choice, but you may have to get a later train.


06/07/2012 at 17:48

thanks andrew .

06/07/2012 at 17:48

nice area to run is   Lytham and st Annes

06/07/2012 at 18:03

I can think of much worse! I still prefer the rough stuff round Roddlesworth and the West Pennine Moors though

06/07/2012 at 18:12

Cheers Andrew. I may take the later train, I'm in no real rush to get home and I can't face the 2 hour journey eating train station food!

06/07/2012 at 18:20

I'd wander into Lytham Gaz, there's a few half decent pubs (The Taps especially, although that's a drinkers pub rather than an eatery, usually around 8 real ales on offer) a fair few cafes and bars/coffee shops and if you fancy it, there's a cracking fish and chip shop with an attached dining room (Whelans) a few minutes walk Eastwards down the main street. The Queens Hotel on the seafront (not far from the windmill) always used to be good and there's a brand new Weatherspoons just opened in the last few days which is always a pretty safe bet, which is only a few minutes stroll from the station.

06/07/2012 at 22:58

Not many places left, limit nearly reached, enter before the day.


Main promenade area around fairhaven lake and all the way down to the old Land Registry, not parking restriction imposed from 15th july becuase of the Open Golf Championship (security) Two good car parks north & south of the lake (Pay & Display) two minutes walk to the race HQ and race starts adjacent to the south car parking area.

Entry on the day is only £2.00 extra (if available)

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