Anyone doing this?
Apparently, they give you cakes at the end...
Copied this from their web site:
The Dentdale Run is a 14 mile 379 yard road race staged on the lanes around Dentdale, following a figure-of-eight course it winds up hill and down dale, starting and finishing at Dent Primary school.
The race is one of the most scenic road races in the area, and although only 14 miles long, it is regarded as a very tough circuit and many runners use it as a 'warm up' for the London Marathon. The run attracts around 500 participants each year with the top runners receiving prizes ranging from a week in a holiday cottage in Dentdale to beer from Dent Brewery. After race food and refreshments are also provided.
Organised by a local committee and sponsored by Dent Brewery, the Dentdale Run is a charity event with all proceeds going directly to Dent C of E Primary School.
"Very tough". Hmm... that'll teach me to do my research before entering these things. Runner's World describes it merely as "undulating". Gets some good reviews on here though. Plus, the distance is a novelty factor.
Shame I'll be driving, so won't get to sample the beer.
Oh god. I have just entered this race and started to regret it! i can quite comfortably do 10 miles - but maybe I am pushing myself a bit too much
What does 'it's a killer' actually mean?!!!!!
'its a killer' means that if you go off too quick you will be dead by the end
That's ok then, because I always start fairly slow - that's how I do my distance. I did a 10K in summer and shot off with the general speed of the start - I struggled all the way! I'll be fine
Hi folks, i'll be doing this and it's my first ever race. Only did a bit of general jogging last year (3 miles per week lol). Have been following an 8 week programme since January (3 runs per week) though so hope i'm fit enough for this. In training i've managed an 11.5, 13.4 and did 10.6 mile last thursday night as my last proper training run.
Been told to rest and take it easy this next week to make sure im fully fit and recovered...are the hills really as bad as everyone says? I'm from Durham so most of my training has been been pretty hilly too so i'm hoping that has helped a bit...looking forward to it anyway!
Anyone got any final week prep tips that might help?
Phil - if you've done 13.4, and trained on hills already that sounds pretty good preparation to me!
I'm wondering how to pace myself. My 1/2 M PB is 1.54. I was hoping for 2.05-2.06 ish here, but I'm starting to think that might be a bit optimistic! 2.15, maybe? Hills really aren't my strong point, which could make for an interesting experience.
Should I have received a race pack, or do we pick stuff up on the day?
I contacted the organiser about this too as i haven't recieved my race number or info yet as apparently it may have been lost in the post. Been told if it doesn't arrive before Saturday then to just turn up at the shool before the race to pick up my new number.
I'm hoping to aim for around 2.20 for this at a push, my 13.4 was in 2.10. I'm also hoping the buzz of being with other runners might carry me on a little bit too...
If you have entered online or recently then you will have to pick up a confirmation sheet and race number at the Primary School before the race. Earlier entries will have received these by post, no more postal information will be sent out now before the race on Saturday.
Thanks Peter - I did enter recently, so thought it might just be a case of picking it up - just wanted to be sure. Do I just need a copy of my confirmation e-mail?
Phil - I reckon you might surprise yourself if you're doing the training run in 2.10. That said, I haven't seen the hills yet!
Yes that should be fine, just bring along your e mail. See you on Saturday, here's to a good run!
Any advice on what to eat the night before and the morning? I have been drinking a lot of water to keep hydrated all week!
Forecast is for heavy rain tomorrow...what do people run in for a race if the weather's like this?
Do you go for a light waterproof jacket over your vest/top or just a vest/tee and accept getting soaked?
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