South Cheshire 20

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10/05/2009 at 20:29

Hi folks, thank you very much for coming today and glad people seem to have mostly had a decent day of it. Weather was kind and (unless you tell me otherwise) there didn't seem to be any significant organisational foul-ups.

We've set up a feedback form at
so please let us know how it went (good or bad - we can always try to improve things), and it would also help us with scheduling and advertising the race next year to know how you heard about it and whether you had any particular reasons for running it (eg marathon training).

 There are loads of photos up at and I think we had another photographer whose efforts aren't up there yet, so worth checking back again in the next couple of days.

Results have been sent to UKresults and our own webmaster, so should be online soon, hopefully within a few hours.

When your legs have recovered, please think about coming again! Cheers, Charlie

10/05/2009 at 20:41

Hello all   Well, after totally dreading this race for the small field and the hills, I was more than pleasantly surprised. Yes, some of the hills killed me, but the first 8 miles were a delight.  According to my garmin I came in 7 mins quicker than Ashby - just under 3:30, so I'm over the moon at that   If I find myself planning to run Edinburgh again next year, I'll be back... (never thought I'd hear myself say that!)

Fantastic marshals, organisation and a credit to SCH.

Cap66 - I gave up trying to drink from plastic cups while carrying on running the first time I tried it. On runs this length I've decided it's better to just walk through the stations and run after I've had my drink.  Pinching the rim of the cup to create an oval shape you can just pour into your mouth does help though

10/05/2009 at 20:45

Thanks Yeti and well done.

I'm too competative with myself too slow down too take on water, but today it could have ended my run at 7 miles, so maybe slow down a little next time.

11/05/2009 at 08:08

Results now online on our website

 and also at UKresults.

11/05/2009 at 08:12
Well I came last again, but one bonus was I won my group, W, "Group Winner plate", as no one else from my group ran the race.
11/05/2009 at 08:29

Cheers for a great race CharlieR went like clockwork Thank You and with great marshals to offer support .Was a tough 20 miler but great final long run before Edinburgh many hills that one at mile 9-10 trashed my legs and slowed me up but just nipped in under 2:40 so happy with that.

Cracking run through some lovely countryside . See you soon prob bump into you at Milford again next year.

11/05/2009 at 08:43
Bham Snail - well done on the plate   And now I think I know who you were!  Did I catch you up under the M6 bridge?
11/05/2009 at 10:18
yeti, I was at the back all the way round, the only time I saw any one else was when I caught up with a man in a black top at 17 mile, just before he pulled out of the race.
11/05/2009 at 12:52
Bham Snail - you must have been the lady I ran with for the first 7 miles then?!?
11/05/2009 at 13:21

Sorry but it was not me, I was further behind you, I ran with a lady from Bournville for the first 4 miles, than the rest on my own, except when I was running with the dark grey van collecting in all the signs and a man in a black car that kept the traffic way from me.

11/05/2009 at 13:28
Bham Snail - I was that lady from Bournville who started at the back with you and the marshal on the bike.
11/05/2009 at 14:04
Oh......... Hi.....How did you do?
11/05/2009 at 14:36
Came in 6th from last - 3:26 ish. VERY, very pleased with that
11/05/2009 at 14:38
Well done, that's wonderful, will you be back next year?
13/05/2009 at 00:21

There is now an organiser's report (ie my ramblings) on the race page at

(there's a link to a pdf file, but if you have better things to do with your time the abbreviated version is thank you very much for coming, thank you for your overwhelmingly positive feedback, and hope to see many of you next year.)

 Also lots more (I think rather better) photos here:

As I asked the guy in question to take pics for us I am assuming he is happy for people to download them, but I'm double checking with him.

13/05/2009 at 08:30

Hi Charlie - good pics   Just a quick note - there's one of me (with Bham Snail behind me) which is labelled "no. 67" but should be "87" - can you pass that on to whoever owns them?  Cheers!

I like looking through the whole set of photos - see what it must have been like at the front and middle of the field - it was lonely at the back (but enjoyable all the same)

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