Guild series pt 1 !
Anyone else aiming to do the whole series?
I`ve never done a 5k before but I`m planning to get over to Lancs to do the first part of the 4 races. I`ve seen a map of the course but I don`t know the area really. Is it pretty quick?
Looking forward more to the 10 miler and (hopefully) the marathon.
I am going to do marathon and usually do Preston 10 mile and Run Preston 10k anyway, so am tempted.
Haven't done the 5k race before but have had a look at the map. The course is net downhill so should be quick! There is a short steep climb to bridge to cross over river and another to get from tram path onto other track back into Preston. Looks a good course.
I think it was more my expectations more than anything else. I was looking forward to it so much which is only a bad thing. I did it in 2007 so things may have changed or improved.
However, although the 5km route is part of the 10 km, it is the best part. Where the start of the 5km is the bottom of a very steep hill which is the entrance to Avenham Park, once you get over that then there is another incline up Winckley Square. Also there was multiple laps (I think 3 which I hate) around the market.
If you are also one for souviners the T-shirt faded after a wash the medal wasn't up to anything. The photographer was at the top of the market looking down on the finishing, which made it look like it was a sniper taking the photo and you couldn't see yourself unless you wore something unusual. I may be being harsh as after running the Middlesborough 10km and I was comparing to it to that.
Please let me reassure everyone that the courses for the Guild Series races are accurately measured and certyified as accurate: I finished measuring the marathon and half yesterday and just have all thedocuments to produce now. Should all be done witin the next week
Guild 5K on May 7th
Run Preston 5K (different course to the Guild 5K)
Run Preston 10K
Guild Marathon (well, it's measured and it will be certified by the end of next week)
Guild Half Marathon (as with the marathon)
Preston 10 mile road race.
Heres the map of thhe May 5K Start in the park, run up towards the steep hill, bear right and do an anticlockwise loop before ruturning and hitting the flat, fast parts of the rout.
And Chris, to clarify, you are right. You run away from the start You'll be ruuning towards the finish (I know what you meant but the way it was worded made me smile )
Hope this helps everyone
Number and chip collection on the day. Get there early.
Yes I did say chip!!!
Thanks Keith! You doing it?
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