If my calves sort themselves out I'll be there.
I'm in I think it'll be good training for the half marathon
You know you want to annieshaf! I think the timings of the two work out well.
Does anyone know any details of getting race packs etc? The website and email contains almost no information. I'm not even sure exactly where the start is...
I'm in for this not ran for three weeks due to injury and little lad being in and out of hospital.
If it is like anything in the past the start and finish is around the market and squires area. The route was three laps around flag market and Avenham, onto Avenham park for what was like the 5km in May and then back towards the market. Get some hills in as you have Avenham park (up and down) but what catches you out is going up Winkley Street, as that is another hill.
But this is whats happened in the past and could be different this year, I agree with penguingirl that there is no info at all about this event.
I haven't heard anything since the confirmation email, I was hoping somebody may have the exact route, I've heard its changed slightly this year due to an increase in numbers.
It says 1 lap on the Event page. Looking forward to it. Hoping to run with my OH whilst in-laws look after our little uns!
There's a route on runkeeper for it but I don't know whether its the 'official route', and it just has it as one lap. I might email the organisers if I get a chance
Well I managed to register for this although it is now full. I have taken the place of a friend of a friend who cant run through injury. Am very much looking forward to it as I need some race experience before the half marathon in Oct. I have a habit of going out too fast!
The race pack for this is now available on the preston guild web site. It also includes a free pass for the bus station car park for those who are interested.
Having looked at the route its about 1.5 laps of a route round the town centre and then goes down through avenham park, across the river and back and then up the hills back to the town centre. Very hilly route so not one for a PB!
If it works this is the link to the race pack. http://www.prestonguild2012.com/resources/files/270_Race%20pack%202012.pdf
And here is the map
Got race pack this morning. It's just round the start finish that has cahnged due to the increase in numbers. Done the 5k before but not the 10k looking forward to it. Avenham Park can be hilly in places, Winckley Square is a hill but a short one. It will be Cannon Street that gets you the last time very steep. If you are doing it as part of the series just enjoy it!!
Ran most of this route today except the in town bits and noted the path south of the river very narrow due to overgrown weeds etc
Hope Preston Council cut it back before next Sunday.
BTW the hill out of the park is a killer.
I doubt it Keith I run down there most weeks and it is the same in the middle of Febuary let alone now! Although it is narrow the race field will be fairly open at that point so shouldn't be too much of a problem though.
That hill is a killer, in 2007 I made the mistake of letting momentum take me and be lazy what a mistake! I was going so fast I could feel my feet burning! But the hill is quite bad and you are almost crawling towards the top but then you have to go up Winkley Street and that is up hill as well although not as steep it still catches you out.
I'm in this, though got XC season the day before so I might just potter around with my mate.
Looking like I may be a DNS so could well have a number for sale. Anyone?
Heard on Facebook from a club member helping PCC the course has been cleared south of the river.
We will see on Sunday if the rain does get in our eyes.
Maybe Keith OB - do you know the total elevation of the whole/any of the route?
Hi Mish sorry dont know about elevation profiles just going off personal expirence and local knowledge..
Roughly the lap and and half round town has long nagging slopes then down through parks to the river very flat but then you have to go back out of park at 8k ish up hill and then back round town again to finish.
Weather not looking good either.
Hope this helps
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