30 year of Race the Train. Can you take on the challenge?
i watched it on tv liked the train
i'm doing this for the first time this year. what footwear do others recommend? trail shoes?
You'll get away with trail shoes although fell shoes with studs would probably be the way to go.
The first 6 miles are pretty easy going, mainly farmers fields and tracks; the course then takes a right turn and starts climbing so the course is above the railway line on a camber, if you get my meaning.
This is where your studs will play a part, short sharp climbs and lots of mud / bogs.
Great race, even better beer tent!
"Bogs" is a bit overstated unless it has been really wet. There is a little bit of boggy upland and a stream that crosses the road. On a dry year ordinary trainers with good tread suffice, on a wet year the studdies with a bit of cushion are the kiddies to wear.
Oh, and the word on the street is that you need to be trained for 20 milers, and have a HM time better than 1:25/1:30 in order to beat the train. It typically takes around 1:45. Go for it.
We have just under 850 entries to date for the 30 Race the Train on 17th August. We still have many entire left for this charity event. So please keep ur entries coming in, for entry detail go to www.racethetrain.co.uk
We need 30 entries to reach 900 for 30 RTT. Details on www.racethetrain.co.uk
Entries for RTT on 17th August are looking slightly down on last year. We need your entries for this worth while charity event. Cash prizes for 1st five men and women in the 14 mile race, and first three in 10k. Prizes for age group categories. For details go top www.racethetrain.co.uk
I'm surprised more people aren't up for this George, looks like a great event and I for one am really looking forward to it.
Yes I thought we would have had more entries this year as the race went out on ITV1 at prime time on Caroline Quetons National Parks. Entries have been going up every year. Maybe runners are waiting until the last minute.
I definitely want to do it George but I don't like to register too early. I know that you're going to say that it is not too early at all but... You never know, between injuries and stuffs... Anyway, when do they close the inscriptions?
I understand what you are say about injuries and entering early, as I appreciate you guys pay a lot of money running many races. Team entries close around the the 5th August. Late race entries are taken on race day but it cost you more as we charge a late entry fee. It's cheaper to enter early. www.racethetrain.co.uk
We are now only 9 entries short of 1000. Entries are slower at coming in this year compared to last! We still have a long way to go before we reach our limit. For entry details and train tickets go toour web page www.racethetrain.co.uk
Now only sixe entries short of 1000. Can we hit 1000 by the end of to day? Now only 606 places left. With only 7wks before race day on 17th August, someome could be disappointed if they leave it to late? Get you entries in now to avoid disappointment. Details on www.racethetrain.co.uk
Now only two entries off 1000. Entry detaon on www.racethetrain.co.uk
One entry off 1000m Who will be the 1000 entrant? Go to www.racethetrain.co.uk
Hi George, I dont think I am the 1000th entrant but well, I signed for it tonight, with a french buddy. Any recommendations on the shoe we are supposed to choose? Do ze need proper trail running shoes?
I have done a wee bit of trail and hill races of course but I dont know if I have to expect a lot of muds and crossing small rivers or things like that ?!
With just over two weeks to before race day on the 17th August we are only 62 entries short of 1400 runners. Could we have a record entry for the 30th RTT. Entries are still open. So get your entry in. Detail at www.racethetrain.co.uk.
Last long run planned for Sunday.
I signed up + paid for this waaaaaay back last year and haven't had anything at all through (mail or post) yet. just wondering if I should be expecting race number through the post, or if we have to collect these on the day (or not at all?).
Anyone know how it has worked on previous years?
Getting v. excited now, but please god let it be a bit cooler...
normally get number and chip in post - probably next week
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