If the weather is anything like last year when I ran the Stevenage Half we're in for a treat. Especially as the lake is mainly used for sailing. The wind and driving rain will definitely get us on one side, no need to worry about the heat.
I'm looking forward to it. My biggest problem is trying to find a couple of Halfs in the lead up for training. Most seem to be in March for London Marathon lead up.
I am considering signing up for this one! This will be my 2nd marathon this year after doing Edinburgh in May.
Sounds like it is not a pb course with all the hills! Good job i like hilly races!
Anyone know about the numbers entering this event and when it might sell out?
Tim & Sarah - As regards HMs, there's B'ham 24 Oct, which I'm doing, plus there's Robin Hood (alongside the mara), Kenilworth, GNR, Leicester...
i fancy having ago at this as it sounds a interesting event is it the first running of this event.
Doing the Rotherham round 50 3 weeks before so the mileage for training wont be a problem lol but the legs might still be a bit trashed
dont let the hiills put you off. It was actually quite an easy run around with walking the hills, wasnt tired afterwards. We walked every tiny incline as well as what I would call hills so took it very easy. I think those people who have a soft PB could get a PB but only if you hit the wall big time first time around.
I am not very good at judging how much to add for hills but would say if you were racing it then 10-20 mins slower
They sound like really good times for that level of training!
When i did leicester last year i was only doing 20 odd miles a week and i came in around 4.30.
I ramped up the training for Edinburgh to over 30 and I reckon I was on course for getting a sub 4 time and i paced it perfectly with just under 2 hours for the first half but it was a really hot day and i think the heat got to me in the 2nd half and i came in at 4.12!
My best time for a half is 1.44 very similar to yours I reckon i just need to keep ramping up that mileage!
jimmy, if you can do 4.12 in Ed in the heat then I am sure, with a bit more traiing you will knock something off at RW
My half time is 1.47 and I have a 3.52 marathon time. However, I am not sure I could do sub 4 at RW with the hills. If I were racing it then I would prob expect just over 4 but I am not racing it, I will be going for a time at robin hood and/or Abingdon
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