Has anyone run the st albans half and got any opinions on it?
There seem to be very few halfs in June so fancy this one.
I have run this a few times and it is a good course and well organised. Its a bit hilly. Great for the family too as they do a 1mile run for the kids, 5kms and the half marathon.
Would recommend it
As above, rather hilly and tends to be pretty warm.
They do give you an ice cream at the finish though
Oh and try to get there early, otherwise the marshals direct you to part about two miles away from the park.
I've done this 3 times, always seems to be the hottest day of the year, but there is shady sections and plenty of water.
Good course with a few hills, I managed a PB there one year.
It is a great family day out as they can see the race pass twice with only a short walk from the start. St Albans seem very proud of the half and make it a well supported event.
Parking can be a pain, so turn up early and relax in the park, or queue for the toilet!
Thanks for the positive feedback, at the moment you can only sign up online but emailed them and apparently you'll be able to download an application form next month so I'll wait until then and save myself a couple of squid...
If you want to save £2 then postal entry forms are now available. Contact Carlene - Carlene.Sandiford@leisureconnection.co.uk and she'll be able to send you a form.
I was a mug & entered online a few weeks back
I hear this one gets filled up quickly so wanted to get my entry in before they all went. Maybe a bit too much eager beaver.
Did this race 2 years ago - one of the hardest half's I've done as it's very hilly and was very hot.
Still not stopped me getting my entry in again though - I've heard that the course has been made easier.
Can anyone confirm this ?
TheClaw wrote (see)
Great that's just what me and Kate wanted to hear
St Albans is a toughish course, lots of long drags on it, starts and finishes on grass, a climb out and down hill back
having said that -
it's nothing compared to Coniston 14 ( was - 16.7 ?)
or Ashbourne HM, or certainly Great Langdale in Cumbria - The road race from HELL - HILLY , it's eith up or down, liitle or no flat
we've run St Albans twice, the old Coniston course 3 times , Ashbourne 4 times, Langdale 4 times
for begginners and newish runners still building on fitness etc, St Albans could prove a challenge
Coniston was 14 miles -
is now 16.7
I used to live in St Albans so just checked out the route.
Ohhh we're in for a tough one!
But if it doesn't kill you, it just makes you stronger right?
Right - absolutely right
i like it
There is the added incentive of a trip to the Waffle House to re-fuel afterwards!
naa, to much waffling on going on LOL
but you all enjoy
With just over a month to go, I was wondering how everyone's training was going?
After being wiped out from a blood donation a few weeks back, I've now been struck down with a horrible cold. I'm hoping to be rid of it soon as my training has fallen very behind.
I got my race pack the other day which I was surprised about as thought it wouldn't come until nearer the time (less time to be mis-placed!), the timing chip on the back of the number was a bit weird!
I'm out of action for a while
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