Saucony Isle of Axholme Half Marathon

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15/07/2010 at 17:33

Hi, has anyone ever ran this? Would anyone recommend running it? And lastly is there anybody on this site running the race this year?

Thanks

15/07/2010 at 19:02

It's a brand new event so answer to your first question is a definite no!

I ran the Ferry 5 in early June, and I believe part of the route is the same. It's absolute pancake flat. No hills for miles around, so a definite PB course - but with that goes the soul-destroying aspect (for me) of long, straight, featureless roads. I personally prefer a few hills to break it up, but if you like flat stuff then fill your boots!

It's also organised by the people at the Metres to Miles shop in Epworth, and the races they've done thus far have all been excellent. Well organised, not too much to enter, decent T-Shirt, good range of prizes etc etc. So it ticks a lot of boxes for me. The only box it doesn't tick is that it's only 2 weeks before the Abingdon Marathon, so as a result I probably won't be running it - but if it was say 3 or 4 weeks earlier I'd have entered this like a shot.

15/07/2010 at 21:30

Hi LS21, thanks for that, never done a half before so it will be a pb whatever time I do

Didn't even know about the Ferry 5, did you get a good time?  Best wishes for the Abingdon mararthon.

21/07/2010 at 15:08
I hope to be doing this one and then Worksop at the end of the month. It`s a lot more expensive than Worksop mind!
21/07/2010 at 15:27
Deadstar - missed your post, sorry. Yes Ferry 5 was a good race. I ran 'ok' there really - not as quick as I hoped, but that was down to me and not the course. I think there were 6 people who all ran sub-25 minutes at the Ferry 5, so that gives you an idea of how quick the route can be! Good luck with the Half
21/07/2010 at 17:11
Ok..this race has been moved from September 12th to October 3rd and now clashes with the Mablethorpe 1/2M.... So the question is..Which one..!!..???
21/07/2010 at 18:00
the egyptian toe wrote (see)
I hope to be doing this one and then Worksop at the end of the month. It`s a lot more expensive than Worksop mind!
Epworth is closer to me so I will be doing that one, £20 for me as I'm not part of a running club.
LS21 wrote (see)
Deadstar - missed your post, sorry. Yes Ferry 5 was a good race. I ran 'ok' there really - not as quick as I hoped, but that was down to me and not the course. I think there were 6 people who all ran sub-25 minutes at the Ferry 5, so that gives you an idea of how quick the route can be! Good luck with the Half
Sorry to hear you didn't go as quick as you wanted, blimey sub 25 is fast, I'm between 45-50min at the moment.
ANDREW ELY 3 wrote (see)
Ok..this race has been moved from September 12th to October 3rd and now clashes with the Mablethorpe 1/2M.... So the question is..Which one..!!..???
Didn't know the original date was Sept, wonder why it was moved. 
21/07/2010 at 23:21
I asked the guy who organises it re why the date change. He did tell me but I've forgotten! However, I *think* it might have been down to a problem with road closures, clashing with another event or on Police advice or something. It wasn't down to the organisers, as I think they're accutely aware they now clash with other races and may lose a few Autumn Marathon runners as a result of the new date. Just one of those things I think.
21/07/2010 at 23:41

arrite lee,

Thought the date didn't look right, shame that , fancied this as build up for mablethorpe!

22/07/2010 at 08:43

Aye I know mate - I'd got it down as a build-up race too - hopefully would have been my sub-80 and a nice confidence booster for Abingdon. Ah well. It's 2 weeks before Abo so I'm kind of tempted to run it anyway as a training run. I'd prob be doing 15 or so that day anyway, but might do this with the last 8 at Mara pace maybe? Not sure yet, need to work out my taper etc.

Oh and as an aside - the guy I'm doing the Thunder Run with is doing Mablethorpe too, so if I don't run the Axholme Half I may be at Mablethorpe in a spectator/supporter type capacity

22/07/2010 at 10:59

did you know there is a half at mablethorpe too?

How fast is your mate??

22/07/2010 at 11:59
22/07/2010 at 12:37
12th Sept is the Robin Hood half - not sure if that was enough of a clash to change it? I'm trying to decide between this and the Great Eastern Run the week after for a flat half this year. This one much closer but suspect I will be running alone for much of it, not too much of a problem considering that's how i train, but would be nice to try the (supposedly) fantastic support of the other out at some point too. Hmmmm.... Choices, choices!
22/07/2010 at 14:56
Waytogoyet wrote (see)

did you know there is a half at mablethorpe too?

How fast is your mate??


Very similar to me mate, although I've prob just edged in front of him a gnat's this year. He's aiming for sub-3 at Mablethorpe though. Prob would have done it this year but he did the White Peak Marathon, and it was about 28C that day - I got a touch of sunstroke just watching! He won't be a threat to you though mate, that's for sure
22/07/2010 at 15:08
Wow loads of info, thanks.  Also some very fast runners, if I do this race I will be aiming for 2hrs to 2hrs 15min, still thats as fast as my legs will carry me at the moment so I'd be happy with anything close to 2hrs.
23/07/2010 at 10:20

we'll see Lee - kind of hoping that there is someone who can run 25.5 miles with me, but then drop really quickly!

you could spectate the start of the full marathon, run the half, and then watch the finish?

23/07/2010 at 13:52
Sounds a right knees up
Edited: 23/07/2010 at 13:53
04/08/2010 at 18:46
Anyone know what time this race starts?
18/08/2010 at 02:40

i might give this one a go before i start having babies, only live in Hull aswell... did the humber half marathon so it cant be as bad as that, and that was my first one.

13/09/2010 at 23:31

For a new event £25 on the day for members and £30 for non?? Compared to more local events it will be intresting  to see how many decide to run on the day. Think I paid £15 for Retford half this year on the day?? As they say on Dragons Den "you can count me out."

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