Ras Cors Caron Half Marathon

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31/10/2011 at 11:47
Don't know where the ratings from previous years' races have gone, but I'll be back for my 3rd outing around the wilds of  Tregaron! A challenging, but great race and one of my firm favourites- I especially like the great bowl of cawl at the end
05/11/2011 at 15:33

I might come and have a go again enjoyed this race and the wooly hat was great. As long as it doesnt clash with Rhayader will have to check

05/11/2011 at 19:26
Sandra- Thanks! I'd forgotten the wooly hat- another one for the collection! I mean what more can anyone ask- the wooly hat and a bowl of cawl would cost you more than the entrance fee!
05/11/2011 at 19:31
I will be there too
05/11/2011 at 19:33
MM- I'll give you a lift if you want
22/11/2011 at 21:17

Hello guys might have a go again after i really struggled last time,due to too much beer the night before.run the shifnal HM and knocked 7 minutes off my ras cors time Has any one seen that the greater manchester Marathon is back on the map after 10 years.have entered this as my first full marathon as i only live up the road.might see in feb

04/12/2011 at 11:27
paul- marathon-wise I'll be doing VLM, Snowdonia and either Chester or Abingdon. Probably Chester cos I enjoyed it so much this year- cracking race, but toying with the idea of Abingdon for a flatter course. See you in the hills in Feb
04/12/2011 at 12:05
JD i will start training for this one on Jan 2nd,with my diet and alcohol controll i will going for a PB for that race which is sub 1hr 34
04/12/2011 at 19:14
MM- good man. I'm hoping for an overall PB 
13/12/2011 at 15:48

A couple of us are coming up from south wales. any advise on the course etc

13/12/2011 at 17:19

Hi paul

starts in stretford (about 3 miles out of the centre of town), passes man utds ground at about the half way mark it is quite a nice area called dunham massey a little rural. ends back at the start in longford park .

It is supposed to be one of the flattest courses in the world,and good for beginners and pb,s

There is a great website that gives all the info,map of the course,training plans etc the website is-

www.greatermanchestermarathon.com

You might be better booking a hotel soon as manchester gets very busy at the weekends and i think the marathon will attract 8-10K

Good Luck

13/12/2011 at 17:23
HMM that doesnt sound like the Sunday, 12 February 2012
Ras Cors Caron Half Marathon
13/12/2011 at 22:00
LOL!
http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/469713/Gallery/elevation_tregaron.bmp


This is the course elevation according to my Garmin. Hope it helps
13/12/2011 at 22:01
Tis a tad bumpy
14/12/2011 at 09:22
oops! thought you meant the manchester marathon.its hilly in parts and as mad mark commented last year the killer for me was the stretch along the disused railway line seems to go on for ever.nice wooly hat and well worth the money
15/12/2011 at 21:03

Paul W - might see you at both.  Cors Caron likely to be my first ever half, and Greater Manchester will be my first ever marathon. 

Other parts of the old railway are a regular run of mine, so I'm mentally prepared for the interminable straightness!  Already looking forward to a wooly hat and some cawl

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29/12/2011 at 13:30

Ignore my post about the elevation- just realised that my Garmin didn't record the first mile or so last year! Here's the profile taken from the year before!

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/469713/Gallery/tregaron.bmp


Believe it or not, the flat section between 8m and around 11m is one of the toughest parts- it seems to go on forever!
Edited: 29/12/2011 at 13:34
15/01/2012 at 20:40
This looks good. I'm following the Garmin sub 3:30 training schedule for VLM (http://bit.ly/sub330marathon) and need a half-mara on Feb 12. Was hoping for something a bit easier than this though!

Is it road surface the whole distance or is there trail too?

Also, will I be able to get back to Cardiff in time for Wales v Scotland KO @ 3pm?!?
15/01/2012 at 20:45
Dont think you will make it back to Cardiff by 3 pm,unless your surname is Loeb
15/01/2012 at 20:48
td- mostly road- the flat bit is a grit path  get back to Cardiff? Depends how fast you run/drive You could always relax and watch it over a hot bowl of free cawl in Tregaron rugby club I have used this in the build up to London for the last couple of years- Llanelli half fits in nicely too and is a far flatter, if exposed, course
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