Malvern Half-Marathon

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23/05/2007 at 19:37
Who is going to do this then? This will be my third half since March this year.

I was going to run this one last year but I was still quite a new runner and didn't feel confident.

Anyone run it last year? Where does it go? Does it go from Three Counties out to Upton?

I hope it will be drier than last year!!

27/05/2007 at 18:56
I'm in. Half marathons are rapidly becoming my prefered distance although I've not done this one before.

Rain I can manage - it's the sun that's a killer.
28/05/2007 at 20:05
Well that's at least two of us!

I will be coming from South Wales, probably coming up on the Saturday and camping overnight.

I also think half marathons are my favorite distance, its long enough to be challenging but your not totally wiped out for weeks after.

I hope its not too hot either.

28/05/2007 at 20:55
I'll be there - camping on site is a good idea the traffic was awful last year (started 10 mins behind the main field), mainly because the car parks were flooded. Try to arrive as early as possible.

Route is out from the Three Counties Site to Upton (via Tiltridge Vineyard) then to Hanley Castle, and down the Guarlford Straights to Welland. A few lumps and bumps but no significant hills. Hopefully there won't be problems with the traffic that there were last year.

Found running so much easier today in the cooler conditions, hoping for the same on raceday.
29/05/2007 at 12:57
Am doing this one as it's my home town so was pleased to discover they had their own half marathon! This will be my 3rd half and the smallest in terms of amount of competitors by quite a long way so not sure what that will be like. Plus as I know the area well will probably be all too aware of where I am and just how far there is to go! Hoping to drag plenty of friends and family out to support!
29/05/2007 at 21:01
Spoke to a lady from Acorns today - their prefered date for the race was last Sunday, lucky escape then.
30/05/2007 at 13:43
Well, I'll be there. I too haven't run this before but what the heck, it's a new one. I'm going to try and enter as many different events as I can from now on. I'm really enjoying it.
31/05/2007 at 20:11
Camping on site...flooded car parks...Surely the two are not compatable?

How early should I aim to arrive to \void the mayhem?
04/06/2007 at 00:27
I've just printed off the application form. Assuming I fill it in and send it off, this will be my smallest HM too. Last one was Bath, which was BIG.....
23/06/2007 at 19:43
Is anybody injured who has an injury they might kindly consider letting me purchase off them please?
23/06/2007 at 21:49
Are you after a number for the Malvern half.Not clear from your post? I have one spare. Drop me an e-mail. if you do.

24/06/2007 at 20:32

Hi Andrew,

Yes I am after a number and have E-Mailed you, thanks

26/06/2007 at 16:53
They're in the middle of putting the flood barriers up in Upton Upon (in) Severn at the moment.
Apparently a swell of water is due to hit Upton/Worcester in the coming 24 hours.

I'd imagine the course may differ slightly from last year unless the main road remains open (Upton to Hanley leg) in which case you should remain fairly dry.

I'm not at a level to run this yet but am coming to cheer a friend on...good luck all.
26/06/2007 at 17:12
Thanks for the info Marc. I was wondering how that would affect things as Upton always floods in these weather conditions.

Re you level, try a half and take it very easy. You will suprise yourself. With the other runners and support such as you are giving I'm sure you would get round.:-)
26/06/2007 at 17:21
Bad news, the campsite just down the road from the Three Counties has telephoned and cancelled our pitch for the weekend, it is too boggy!! Not sounding good at all.

I think I will ring the helpline number to see if it is still going ahead as I am coming from South Wales and I dont want to get there and find it is cancelled.

26/06/2007 at 22:59
Ready for this now

Just got a 5 mile race Wednesday night

Malvern will be our 139 th HM

Clocked 1.52 last year !
26/06/2007 at 23:19
Hmmm - weather looks distinctly dodgy, and I know Upton always floods at the slightest provocation, so I think I will definitely be checking that it's still on before leaving home. I have a 3 hour journey to get there, and don't want to waste it. I missed it last year due to injury; this year I have respiratory infection, and it looks like it could be washed out - someone, somewhere doesn't want me to do this race.
26/06/2007 at 23:33
If the weather is anything like yesterday I won't even get out of the village, let alone navigate around Upton.
27/06/2007 at 22:15
Welshlass, any news from the help line?
27/06/2007 at 22:28
CP - I have just e mailed the organisers to ask whether the race is on still. As soon as I get a reply I will post it.
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