Suicide Six (ish) 10K

Go on you know you want to!!

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14/11/2005 at 17:06
Oh if theres a queue can I be next.....

14/11/2005 at 17:09
Watch out for the tripwire for Ewoks at the water!!
14/11/2005 at 17:42
Hi all

I will be doing this. Used to live in the area and ran around Baggeridge a bit.

I have vague recollections of the course is there a map anywhere. I remember the lake at Himley running up the hill and through the woods, the watersplash, the slag heaps, the Baggeridge Brick access road, the steps and lots of woodland track - have I missed anything.

Also am I imagining it or did the race originally start and finish at Himley.

Finally I looked on the striders website but cannot see any previous results to get an idea of times, any idea where I will find them.
14/11/2005 at 17:57
Have a look on
Last year's results are on there plus some pics to refresh your memory of the area.
14/11/2005 at 19:13
Well I'm ready but I'd like to know what to expect - I know there is a large stream to cross . Is there anything else? I'm only wearing shorts /T shirt as uaual for road races I can't see the point of wearing tracky bottoms or gloves etc as they'll get soaked .
14/11/2005 at 20:54
Paul - an idea of times. I'm a 39 minute 10k man and it took me 48 mins in this race last year (although I did have a cold, I remember).

Matt - seem to remember there's a bottleneck on a hill very early on. Would you believe some people stopped and walked last year, having gone off far too quick?!?! Apart from that, there's a fast downhill section into Himley Park, make the most of it. The 1/2 mile after the water is not nice if you manage to fall in like I did. And, finally, the steps!!! As soon as you get to the top, start your final sprint for the line - it's not as far as you think it's going to be.

Oh, disappointed I'm going to miss this :-(

Let me start a list of "standby" people (highest person in list to receive a number first!)

Sven's girlfriend
Prue (sorry Prue but Sven did ask first)
14/11/2005 at 22:25
Errm, I think I asked first. Didn't I? Maybe not.

But anyway, I'm the highest person in the list. It was a good evening that night in the coffee shop after the Amsterdam marathon, the effects have stayed with me :-)
14/11/2005 at 23:12
Not sure I'd asked at all:-) Knew you wouldn't mind though!! I'll make it up to you:-)
15/11/2005 at 01:45
SS: I wonder what I'd get for my number on Ebay with all this demand?
15/11/2005 at 07:23
A substantial amount I imagine aa. But I know how much you're looking forward to running this on Sunday (!) so I'm sure that won't be happening, will it?!?
15/11/2005 at 17:02
A full list of entries is on It is important to check your details are correct.
15/11/2005 at 17:08
They have made a mistake on my age again!

18 Cobra runners, its like a familey outing.

15/11/2005 at 20:07
I've checked my number is correct 435 and noticed that right next to me is a man with my surname - the same bod did the Aldridge 10K . Its a rare name with only a few ( relatives mostly) in the phone book.
15/11/2005 at 20:23
Hi All!
Does anyone have a map of the course for this one?
16/11/2005 at 07:33
Sorry Rowan have not got a map of the course but I can describe it.

Start, up a bonk, down a bonk through a puddle up some steps and finished.

Hope this helps.

16/11/2005 at 07:41
I get the picture, thank's Waylander!
16/11/2005 at 07:46
Rowan notice the use of the word 'bonk'.

Not as a verb i.e. ' to bonk'. but as a noun:- 'bonk', which roughly translated means an incline of some description.

"Bonk' is of course a Black Country term and my translation is of course very simplistic. A bit like the word 'SAFT' which means far more than can ever be translated from 'Black Country'.

Aye it mate?
16/11/2005 at 07:48
16/11/2005 at 07:50
16/11/2005 at 07:53
Does that mean one would prefer a "Kipper Tie" this morning as oposed to a "Cup of Tea"!?
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