North Wales park run?

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16/02/2013 at 15:30
GazOC wrote (see)

Theres one starting in Delamere Forest near Chester on 2nd March. Is that in Liverpool?

I ran the Delamere course yesterday and videoed it (quality is quite poor). The route is as I ran it before Christmas with the organiser.  I don't know if this is the confirmed route, the map on the parkrun website is slightly different. I can't see it starting in the car park as there is a bottleneck and bollards and then at the far side of the mere it takes you on to the road which is not necessary.
EDIT: route description does say it starts next to car park.   it also mentions "a nasty (but very short) little hill." which I wouln't call a hill, it's more of a incline and it's not really nasty. (18:15 on vid)

Edited: 17/02/2013 at 16:03
17/08/2013 at 18:46

I agree with Dave - The Ex Spartan; geography knowledge is poor in the UK.  For your information Delamere is in Cheshire.

18/08/2013 at 07:35

Plenty of potential in Eirias Park in Colwyn Bay, I'd have thought?

07/09/2013 at 11:21

Signed up for a park run in Delamere and will use an app I found on the Google Play android app site called fastTxtPro.  It has a number of features but the one I like is "whenwillifinish".  Used it in a race the other weekend and it txt's (optional) your time quarter, half and three-quarter distance to whoever you choose and also gives them an idea when you will finish.  Great for friends and family who aren't running because it frees them up and gives them an idea when you will get in.  Distances show in miles and KM.  Worked OK in that race and I was in 1 minutes before it predicted.   Its free as well so that is good.

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
07/09/2013 at 12:00

Do people really need to know how you are doing at a parkrun. 

I agree it's great when friends are trying to follow you doing. Marathon, but parkrun ? 

And where are they going to go ? The start and finish at Delamere is miles from nowhere ? And you're only going to be gone 25 minutes 

07/09/2013 at 14:11

The point was I used it see how it performed.  I would use it on half marathons but as I just downloaded it I thought I'd try it out.  Not a crime I assume.

Just mentioned it incase someone thought it was useful.  If not then my apologies and please ignore my comments.


Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
07/09/2013 at 14:17

It was just a comment that IMHO it was over kill for a parkrun, and the phone signal is rubbish there as well 

07/09/2013 at 14:29

Fair comment.  Agreed.  I know when I did the Chester half it would have been useful and probably good for other travelling as well. 


Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
07/09/2013 at 14:38

We used the organisers provided app at the Paris marathon this year, and it was great for our kids to know where we were as they dived around spectating..

bit slippy in Delamere this morning, and wet under some of the big trees 

07/09/2013 at 15:17

Excellent.  Helps that they know what you are up to.  Was going to run Delamere today but had other things to do.  Looking forward to giving it a go again soon.

Did you get a decent time ?


Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
07/09/2013 at 15:22

Better than last week, but a couple of minutes off my pb 

See you next week ! 

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