Preston Guild Half Marathon

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03/08/2012 at 15:56

Does anyone know how undulating this course is?

Edited: 03/08/2012 at 15:57
03/08/2012 at 23:32
It'll be gentle undulTions and little more.
07/09/2012 at 21:29

I had a look through Google street view, seems to be long gentle inclines along dual carriage way with steeper bits towars roundabouts...totally doable...she says!

07/09/2012 at 22:02
Should be. It's looking like I'll be in for this as injury has scuppered my marathon plans.
15/09/2012 at 21:14

just signed up for this today. Doing Loch Ness marathon in 2 weeks so this will be the encouragement to get back into the training asap.

Local for me - aiming for about 1.50 depending on the recovery after LN

20/09/2012 at 19:21

Is anyone else planning to run/walk this?

I wasn't, but I've been out with injury for several weeks now. I'm starting running again tomorrow, but the physio says I should stick with 20 mins at first and build back up. I'm still hoping to take part, but running the whole way is unlikely.

20/09/2012 at 19:50
Not sure. Depends on how my stress fracture heals!it's great being healthy eh?!
20/09/2012 at 20:50

I intend to run, but it's only 4 weeks after doing the Loch Ness marathon so hopefully fully recovered for Preston but you never know!!

25/09/2012 at 19:24

Hi, this is mine & my friends first half marathon so no idea whats happens..ive entered & thats it.....what happens now, do I get a pack in the post with times to arrive & my number etc??

25/09/2012 at 19:38

Kan - that's the usual process although some might ask you to pick up your pack on the day. Either way the admin is usually good. Enjoy the run, this is about my 50th half, there's 5000 runners so there should be a good atmosphere.

25/09/2012 at 19:53

I'm a reasonably local lad so am in for this. I understand it starts about an hour after the full marathon!?

25/09/2012 at 19:53

So If Ive not heard in a few weeks then what should I do ring them??


OMG really, Im dreading it 

25/09/2012 at 21:13

They have been decidedly slow with info on this.  I entered months ago and not had follow up emails or anything.  However, I do believe they are having an Expo type event on the Saturday and you need to pick your number up beforehand - extremely inconvenient for someone who lives 45 mins away.

25/09/2012 at 21:43
Oh right. Where do u pick it up from then. Can u pick up other pples too
25/09/2012 at 22:56
Hi, this is also my first half and when I entered myself & some friends I didn't realise you have to register the day before. I am not local & have other commitments so this is really inconvenient. Do they allow other people to register & pick up the number for you or do you have to do it in person? Also can 1 person register & collect numbers for the entire group? I have emailed them directly but have got no response. I apologise if this is a silly question but I have no clue what I am doing & don't seem to be able to get any info out of the organisers.
25/09/2012 at 23:14

I've just emailed the organiser - will post here if I get an answer

25/09/2012 at 23:42
26/09/2012 at 19:45

SLL - Please see response below from the organisers - pretty straightforward if not ideal for the people who have to travel - at least you can pick up on the day!!

I am currently drafting our race information pack which will include the information that you have requested.  This information was also included in our most recent email newsletter; a copy of which I will email to you.

However, in short, race numbers and timing chips are to be collected from the race Expo at Preston Guild Hall on Saturday 27th October from 11:00am to 7:00pm.  There will be a number of running themed stalls, an opportunity to meet other runners, as well as the chance to pick up tips from our experts, Helen Clitheroe, Ron Hill and Liz McColgan.  If you cannot make it to the Expo, a third party would be able to collect your race number and timing-chip and specific details on this will be included in the race information pack, which will be sent out during the first week in October.  Failing this, there will be the option of collection on race day, however as a runner myself, I prefer to have my bib safety-pinned to my vest the night before (that might just be me though!).  If you wish to collect it on race day, then do allow yourself plenty of time and be aware that overnight 27th-28th the clocks will have gone back one hour. 

Thank you again for contacting us and I do hope that you enjoy the race.  If you do have any other questions or concerns then please feel free to email me.


 Michael Harrington

01722 903631


26/09/2012 at 20:11
Thanks for that John. Hopefully I'll be able to use the third part collection option.
26/09/2012 at 21:36

Might do that myself. At least we know now plus we should get the race details in the post next week!!

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