New Forest half marathon

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23/08/2013 at 19:08

HI anyone done this race? 

I have only ever done gosport half and really need to venture out abit!

23/08/2013 at 20:03
Hi Zoe

I have done this race last year. It was my first ever HM and I found it very nice and well organised and very enjoyable apart from the weather... I have signed up for it again this year hoping that it will at least stay dry this year.

I have also done Gosport HM last year and considering doing it again this year
23/08/2013 at 20:08

I looked at the course profile and it seems quite undulating! 

Quite expensive for a half, have to enter this weekend as cut off date is 31 august

i have done gosport 4 times and its my local race, hopefully do it this year too as well as great south run

23/08/2013 at 20:11
It can't be any more expensive than the great south run?
23/08/2013 at 20:13
No idea how much the great south run is but the NF half is ??26 unaffiliated
23/08/2013 at 20:19

Your right great south run is 40 quid! Probably last year I will run that race,

 

going to sign up now!

23/08/2013 at 20:21
maybe see you there Zoe
23/08/2013 at 20:29

Entered now! 

 

I have quite a lot of tattoos so you won't be able to miss me! 

Better start putting some miles in although I did 10 today so not far off, problem with gosport is that it's so flat!

23/08/2013 at 20:35
I will be wearing pink shirt with Jindalee on the back.

Yes Gosport is pretty flat and I got a PB there last year I will do a long run on Sunday. Have been a bit lazy since my Marathon 2 weeks ago but will start again now as I have Bristol and NF HM coming up
23/08/2013 at 20:37

What was your time last year?

planning to do my first marathon in December, portsmouth nice and flat!

23/08/2013 at 20:45
my time last year (New Forest) was 1.55 was so happy to be under 2h for my first HM
Edited: 23/08/2013 at 20:46
23/08/2013 at 20:47
Fingers crossed the weather for your Marathon will be ok. I hate running for hours in the pouring rain.
Edited: 23/08/2013 at 20:47
23/08/2013 at 20:51

That's a good time, my best is 2:14, will get under 2 eventually! 

Yes I hope the weather will be kind then, although I did the great south run in 2008 in rain and it was horrendous!

23/08/2013 at 21:03
Sure you will get under 2h NF had horrendous weather last year and being as unprepared as I was I caught a horrible cold and was sick for a week afterwards. Its not a good sign it you are freezing cold whilst running

So hopefully we will have better weather this year!

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