Old Deer Park Richmond Half Marathon

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24/02/2014 at 20:13

Generally enjoyed the race, but did find the towpath pretty brutal as a road runner! Course was also short for me. I ran on past the finish line and had it as 20.88 on my Garmin.

24/02/2014 at 21:55

Missed my PB by 4 seconds!! Probably took it too easy at the start/started too far back. Good event all in all

25/02/2014 at 13:34
Please can I ask for some advice. I found the second
Lap tow path made my soles of my feet feel like they
was being ripped to shreds. I had asics running
shoes and running socks. What do I need to do
to stop this pain again? Any suggestions please. Thanks
25/02/2014 at 14:35

hi Gavin my feet felt exactly the same, they were burning! I was wearing marathon specific socks and adidas boost shoes. If i were to run this again i would probably go with a thicker soled shoe with more cushioning like my brooks ghosts that i plan to use for a full marathon. On Sunday i could almost feel the stones stabbing into my feet, couldn't wait to get off that towpath

Cake    pirate
25/02/2014 at 15:57

Gavin I was in Asics’s as well. I do a far bit of fell running which might have been a factor but normally for a race I put on 2 pairs of socks and also put Vaseline on the soles of my feet to cut down on blister’s and it wasn’t a factor. So might be useful but as I said I do a fair bit of off road running which was probably more of a factor.  

25/02/2014 at 19:29

Thanks Lisa and Cake. Hope all goes well for the marathon and fell running for you both. I appreciate you responding. I seriously was close to giving up. Never felt such pain before when running, it was awful. You both must be made of tougher stuff, because I was lIke a baby with it. My wife can't understand why I only felt it when we did the second lap on the tow path? Was that the same for you? So how can I be prepared for such a surface, thicker souls? Double Socks? I did not expect it to hurt. My asics gel 1170 have been great for me on paths, roads and cycle paths. But this was awful. I don't want to go through that again. Thanks for your suggestions. 

26/02/2014 at 20:22

Just out of curiosity, does anybody know why the start was delayed? As far as I'm aware, it was supposed to be at 09:15.

26/02/2014 at 20:48

Hi James i think it was because people were still registering, the queue was massive even at 9am. Hi again Gavin it was a one off for you? I did feel it abit more on the second lap but i think that was because of my shoes and the fact i had a blister already before the race which i put conpeed over but still felt it. Thanks for the good luck

26/02/2014 at 20:59

Thanks for the clarification Lisa; I thought that queue was for the ladies portaloos!


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