The Conkwell Killer

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30/05/2005 at 08:38
Seeing as Avon Valley Runners are organising this one, I had better show willing and enter this one.

Anyone else 'up for it'???
31/05/2005 at 09:39
I guess we could get a few out from Bath - esp as this is verging onto our Tuesday night training territory! What's your proposed route?
31/05/2005 at 10:24
I think that the route is based on a loop around Winsley & Turleigh leading onto the K&A towpath before climbing up through Conkwell Woods from Dundas Aqueduct and back to the finish at the rugby club in Winsley.
31/05/2005 at 12:45
The climb from Dundas is a good one! We oftn run from Bath Uni down Brassknocker to Dundas, up to Conkwell and along the ridge to Browns Folly and back via Bathford - one of our better sessions. I will make sure people are aware of it.
30/06/2005 at 12:26
As I often see Ian Farr running events with his dog would I allowed to do this one with Fluffy ?
01/07/2005 at 12:31
FP, I don't think that it will be problem, it might give Helga some canine company.
01/07/2005 at 12:36
I am thinking of entering this.
Wrinty, you you have a map with the route marked, I'd like to get a preview of how hilly it is before entering :-)
01/07/2005 at 12:38

that was supposed to say 'do you' not 'you you'.
01/07/2005 at 13:04
I have got one somewhere which I can drop around to you or post on the AVR website.

Anyway the course is roughly a figure of eight with a real bastard of a climb up the miners track through Conkwell Woods. The rest of the course is fairly flat (in comparrison).

Are you going to do the race in Boughton Gifford the following week?
01/07/2005 at 14:20

If you could drop one around that would be good. If you call around, I'm not in this weekend,I've got the Caerphilly Summits 31.

I'll see what I can find about the BG race on the web, but that's the same weekend as the Ridgeway 86(?)mile in 24hr event that I'm also considering entering so probably not. Although if I decide I'm not ready for the Ridgeway I may do it, I assume that the Boughton Gifford race is less than 80 miles !?

01/07/2005 at 15:36
Boughton Gifford is a mere 5 miles.

I am doing British 10K this weekend, so probably see you late next week with the Conkwell stuff.
02/07/2005 at 15:20
TY Wrinty.
Where can I get an entry form.
04/07/2005 at 08:24
FP, I need to post a downloadable one on the AVR website, but other than that the organisers will be accepting universal entry forms and of course online entry is available through the RW website.
04/07/2005 at 09:19

How did the British 10K go?

04/07/2005 at 09:29
CW, I suffered from sleep deprevation as my three year-old son would not go to bed until 3am and my alarm went off at 6am. Struggled around in 39:51 (120th out of 15,000). Haile Gebreselassie had no such problems and won in 28:12.
04/07/2005 at 09:41

That's still in the top 1%, so I'd say it's a very good time
11/07/2005 at 07:12
Is this a new race? I was trying to find out how fast/slow people were last year but can't find anything.
11/07/2005 at 22:35
Valp - This is a new race, but is often used as a training route by AVR. I would expect the lead runners to finish in just under 50 minutes and the back markers up to an hour later.
15/08/2005 at 07:35
Room for a small one?

I'm coming from South Oxfordshire so can any locals tell me which junction of the M4 will be the best one for me to leave at, as my geography of Wiltshire is absolutely terrible! Also, any hints of best route from M4 to race venue/HQ?

I expect to be one of the back markers, BTW! Is this a trail shoes job or something more substantial like fell shoes?
15/08/2005 at 08:36
Creamcake, I suggest M4 J18 and taking A46 towards Bath and follow onto A4 towards Chippenham turning off at Batheaston to Bradford on Avon - there is a map on the Avon Valley Runners website to get you to the race HQ.

As for shoes, well of the eight miles: six are on the road, 1.5 on cinder towpath and .5 up up up dirt track. My own choice will be road shoes.

Regards Wrinty
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