Tewkesbury Half-Marathon

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04/05/2011 at 07:19
This is my first half-marathon and hopefully not my last, training has been good and  times have been varied from 1hr 28.40 to 1hr 32 so anythime like will be fine .i did suffer with a neck strain which seemed to last forever but with pre run neck turning etc evrything is fine now that i do not stick my neck out or constant looking at my feet. not long now untill the 22/5 so fingers crossed i can make the finnish lineand best of luck to any more first time runners .
04/05/2011 at 12:40

Not spotted this one, I might give it a go, should have recovered from Lichfield by then.

Anyone got a map of the route?

07/05/2011 at 14:44

My first 'half' as well. Have done two 10-milers before and have lived to tell the tale. Must learn to keep my pace down, use each water station, and aiming for 13.1 x 10-minute miles plus a bit extra for water stations, so would be pleased with 2 hrs 20 mins if I can keep running!

A map would be good...maybe we will get one with the race number, unless one gets uploaded online..

 I'll also convey 'good luck' especially to first-timers, and especially if they're also coming from Kent...

07/05/2011 at 15:07

There is a non-scaled map on this website http://www.tewkesburybc.gov.uk/media/pdf/m/q/half-marathon-map.pdf , which is quite useful...

Good luck again...

07/05/2011 at 23:05
Ran Tewkesbury last year and Lichfield this.    Would say, from memory, that they are very similar courses - generally flat, some closed road sections, just the right size field and excellent organisation!   Infact, might have just talked myself into entering again
07/05/2011 at 23:34
Liking what I'm hearing. Thanks.
09/05/2011 at 08:25

Hi, this is also my 1st half. Less than 2 weeks to go & I havent received any conformation or details & am starting to get a bit concerned. Is this normal? Thanks

09/05/2011 at 08:57
Not sure. I got an e-mail confirmation when I booked online. Might be worth e-mailing the organiser or the club hosting the event.

Hopefully all is ok, as I've just booked my hotel for the night before...
09/05/2011 at 10:13
Likewise, I've got the confirmation of the booking by email but with under 2 weeks to go there is no race pack in the post. I'll email the organiser to find out and update later.
09/05/2011 at 11:30
Just got an email back to say that the race packs will be posted this Wednesday
09/05/2011 at 11:41
Nice one fella! We can all sleep at night now
09/05/2011 at 14:31

Am I being completely thick as I can't find a website for this race at all? I hear this is a good course for a pb? I did the Stratford half yesterday and am fancying doing another race soon but can't find any information about this.


09/05/2011 at 14:55
I put "Tewkesbury Half Marathon" into Google, and accessed it through http://www.tewkesburybc.gov.uk

Hopefully this helps
09/05/2011 at 15:10

Thanks Brian.

 Entry done so see you all a week on Sun.

09/05/2011 at 22:52
Did this race last year, it was my first half marathon and I really, really enjoyed it. It was quite hot last year, so I made sure I had plenty of water at the stations and also tipped some of it over the back of my neck to cool down.  The route is predominantly flat and very picturesque.  Well don Petite Stratfordaise on the stratford yesterday, I was there too and I guess the finish has given us the buzz for another race, hahaha!!  Good luck everyone who enters :0)
10/05/2011 at 10:22

Great to hear that you enjoyed Stratford Kegz it's a lovely race isn't it? It was my third time doing that race as it's only a mile from home. I lost it at mile 11 on this race for some reason so have decided to get right back on the horse (metaphorically speaking) and try my luck again at Tewkesbury!

10/05/2011 at 11:12

Hi Petite Stratfordaise, yes the race was really lovely.  The 11 miles mark I find is always a difficult part.  Well good luck for Tewkesbury, have you got a time in mind for this one? or are you not worrying after just doing the Stratford one.  Kelly!

10/05/2011 at 12:23

Well my PB is 1 hr 47 and I did Stratford in 1 hr 48 so I'd like something better than that but I'll just have to see. I regularly run more than 14 miles at a time so to come unstuck at 11 miles like that was unexpected and horrible. So really this race is more about getting to the end without feeling like I am going to collapse or not make it which was how I felt on Sunday and I don't ever want to feel like that again .

Tewkesbury is going to be a happy smiley race and I am going to bounce around it like I am as fresh as a daisy . What are you aiming for? Rachx

10/05/2011 at 16:31

Thats brilliant that you run 14 miles so regularly.  My PB was 1hr 50 at Birmingham half last October, so I'm really hoping to beat that at Tewkesbury (last year''s Tewkesbury was my first half marathon and my time was 2hrs 7mins).  I would really, really like to do it in 1hr 30 to 1hr 40, but I know this is probably wishful thinking, but I'm gonna try my best.  Stratford, was my first full marathon, so I just wanted to complete it and now that I have, I feel like I may have a good chance of beating my last half marathon time now... that's providing my legs are OK by the next 10 days and I also have an injury on my left knee from all the stratford training.

I'm sure you will do Tewkesbury no problem and really hope you beat your PB, it was quite hot on Sunday wasn't it at Stratford?  Do you think the fact that you want to do better than Stratford will give you more incentive?  Like they say, mentally is what gets you through and I just kept thinking on Sunday, I hadn't got this far in the training at each mile after 16 and I think that's what pushed me!

Have you entered many races as well as the Stratford ones? Kelly x

11/05/2011 at 11:00

Wow a full marathon - I am in awe! I have entered my first marathon in October and at the moment am thinking that I will never be able to run that far! How long did it take you?

I would love to get below 1 hr 45 as my next target and then work down from there. I think I can only dream of 1 hr 30 to 1 hr 40! Sunday did make me realise that I really need to do some proper, hard training rather than the pootling around Stratford with the odd set of intervals thrown in that I usually do.

Are your legs ok now?


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