Mick Hall Photos Meerbrook 15K

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21/07/2010 at 20:47
this is a very hilly steep race but the views are stunning from the top
and a fast downhill finish
22/07/2010 at 08:54
Got my number for the race.  Just hope I can get up that hill in the middle!
22/07/2010 at 19:24
I am number 111 in this race
27/07/2010 at 12:42

I'm thinking of doing this but entering on the day - is that possible?

 Just how hard is it - e.g. compared to Stoke Half Marathon, which I did this year in 1h25, what could I expect to do this in?

27/07/2010 at 18:41
it is tough between mile 1 and 2 as it is all up hill
28/07/2010 at 19:13

Thomas, I did the Potters Arf in 1.24 last year and did this race in just over 62 mins. So that may give you a rough idea but this is a tough one.

I'm hoping to get under the hour this year.

31/07/2010 at 14:12

This is a mega tough race, but well worth doing.  I did 64 mins 2 years ago and 67 mins last year.  No idea what this year will bring

Thomas - yes you can definitely enter on the day (Mick Hall himself told me on Thurdsay) 

31/07/2010 at 17:45
my PB at this race is 1h 3 mins it is worth doing this for the hills and views
02/08/2010 at 08:49

Nice one - thanks.  Think I'll do it as a training run and see what it brings (although my competitive edge will inevitably kick in and make me want to "race"!).

 Does anybody have a map of the route?

02/08/2010 at 15:22
I'm tempted.....Just choosing between 3 races for Sunday.....hmmmm......
03/08/2010 at 22:38

Does anyone know the address where we meet? I can't find the name of the road the village hall is on. It just says "Meerbrook village hall, near Leek".

I'm looking at Meerbrook Road where it comes to a T junction. I'm guessing the village hall is somewhere near there???

05/08/2010 at 13:08


If its the same T junction which i think it is, you go left at the junction and the village hall is just up there to the right.

BUT if you get as far as the T junction, there'll be loads of runners and people parking anyway so you (really) cant miss it!

05/08/2010 at 15:21

Thanks Russell.  I don't have a sat nav so often get lost!!

Just posted an entry. Hope the rain buggers off for Sunday. I want to see these great views....

07/08/2010 at 15:20
Good luck everyone. I'm legging it to Alton Towers afterwards.
07/08/2010 at 15:33
have a good time on the rides
07/08/2010 at 15:41
You mean in the queues.....  
07/08/2010 at 21:10
My boyfriend and I have entered as a challenge as we are doing great north in sept but only raced 10k's so far. Looking forward to the views but a bit worried about the hills to get there!!!
07/08/2010 at 22:02

take your time at the start bit the hill is steep but given the right pace you and yor boy friend can do it
08/08/2010 at 09:06
Thanks for support! Just getting ready to leave now!!!!
08/08/2010 at 14:37

Really enjoyed the race today.  Found it just as tough as other years but pleased to knock over 3 minutes off last years time and do 64.22, just 5 seconds off a pb.  Very pleased just to finish too

Bit slippy in parts with the rain.  Felt very clever that i worked out that the 12 and 11 km markers were reversed!

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