Porthkerry Plod 5

who's in?? :-D

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15/04/2008 at 09:41
i,ll be entering on the day ,is there a portcode so that i can use sat nav?
16/04/2008 at 17:44
cant help you there.. still waiting for my number.. .
16/04/2008 at 23:11

No postcode I dont thinl

Will have another look

17/04/2008 at 09:40
I looked on Google Earth for the location. Looks easy enough to find.
18/04/2008 at 09:55
Did you try google Neil?? It will give you the long / lat co-ordinates for Portkerry Park and enter those into your sat nav.
18/04/2008 at 21:51

From the bumf (in short)-

Park is on West side of Barry, between Barry and the airport

Follow signs to airport along A4226 Port Road

From Cardiff - after Tesco on right, next roundabout --> left (Pontypridd road).  Down dip, through lights, up and over hill, turn right into St Salisbury Road.  Follow to end, entrance to park is on the right

From Barry town centre - park is off Park road

From Llantwit direction - pass the airport towards Barry.  Once passed Cwm Ciddy pub you will need to turn right at the next roundabout onto Pontypridd road, then follow directions as above.

Facilities are limited.  NO changing rooms.  Toilets at the car park near the finish area. Cafe on site will be open.  Car parking is limited - car share where possible.  Charges apply after 10am but as race starts at 10am this "should cause no worries"

 The rest of the blurb is about the course route - but I am assuming we are not being expected to learn it!  They do reiterate it is "multiterrain" and may be slippery and recommend off road shoes or cross trainiers.

Ah well, road shoes for me it is
I am really quite scared about this - realised my longest run is only just over 4 (flat) miles....

AAGHH

19/04/2008 at 08:31

Barking

Have no fear!. The worst part of the raceis coming back down into Porthkerry Park from the caravan park at the top of the climb from the start.
There are quite a few exposed tree roots and you may also find some less thoughfull runners will barge past you in the hopes of making for a quick time.
Just grit your teeth and hold on!

All other runners note
The cafe at the finish hasn't improved since last year! The teas and coffees ar horrible!
Bring a flask!!

Nam
19/04/2008 at 08:46

Thanks to my post-Mudchute chest infection I've not run all week, so it's going to be the slowest 5 miles inhistory for me...

>>coughs, splutters<<

>>sneezes<<

19/04/2008 at 10:58

Had the same problem Nam..  Seems like there`s  a lot of it about, managed to get back running on Thursday, surprised how tired my legs got after not running for a week or so.

Nam
19/04/2008 at 16:56
It's really not pretty...  I haven't felt this lousy in a long time!!  It started off with a sore throat, turned into a proper phlegmy chest infection with high temperature, and now seems to be phasing out via very snotty nose and general fatigue.  I doubt very much I'll get more than one run in before the race, so prepared to come last. 
19/04/2008 at 19:36

Will fight you for last Nam...think I am going down with it

Andy - thanks for that - I will start at the back and then noone to overtake me

20/04/2008 at 14:32
Hmm still undecided about this one. I've been unwell too. Can you enter on the day?
20/04/2008 at 15:21
I think you can enter on the day.. To make it worse was out today training fell and broke a tooth. dentist removed it but told me no running for 4 days!!!! Room at the back for one more I hope. 
20/04/2008 at 16:28
Oh no sorry to hear that Valley boi Hope you're not too sore x
20/04/2008 at 21:07

Valleyboi - Ouch!

PJ - have you had the mudchute cold too?

*digs out mask to wear to try and avoid catching nasty chest things at the back *

Went out and did aout 4.5 today - woohoo

20/04/2008 at 23:34

No I didn't get the cold from Mudchute - though I wish I could have been there!   Good for you doing 4.5 today

Coming to club tomorrow?

20/04/2008 at 23:54

Maybe
I might be very very stiff...we will see

(it was 50% uphill I think - I got lost - half a mile from home.....AtoZ, anyone lol)

20/04/2008 at 23:56

LOL well if you decide to come we're meeting at Bute Park now  

Going back to this thread, still not sure whether to do this or not. Either way i'll be there to support you and Nam! x

21/04/2008 at 00:08

 You might get very cold and bored waiting for me, mind! (I havent told you how long it took for the 4.something miles.....;) )

21/04/2008 at 16:05

Entered via this site a few weeks ago and not had my race info. yet.

Anyone else in the same boat?

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