Hi, has anyone ever ran this? Would anyone recommend running it? And lastly is there anybody on this site running the race this year?
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.
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.
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!
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
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..!!..???
Thought the date didn't look right, shame that , fancied this as build up for mablethorpe!
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
did you know there is a half at mablethorpe too?
How fast is your mate??
Waytogoyet wrote (see)
did you know there is a half at mablethorpe too? How fast is your mate??
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?
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.
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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