The Lomas Distribution Buxton Half Marathon

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01/05/2014 at 13:52
Only a few more weeks before race day. We have had a higher than usual number of pre-entries so far this year. Who else is thinking of joining us for a tough little race?!?
03/05/2014 at 07:48

Hoping to. Got a race on Sunday and, if that goes well, I might do Buxton!

03/05/2014 at 08:23

Good luck with your race tomorrow.  I haven't place the order for t-shirts just yet so anyone who pre-enters will still get one at the moment!

 

06/05/2014 at 20:58

Ok, I'll do it too!

 

06/05/2014 at 21:22

Hi Beverley, I'm entered for my first crack at Buxton, and looking forward to it. Just one question, do we collect race numbers on the day or will they come out in the post?

07/05/2014 at 11:28

Hi David.  If you entered online you collect your race number on the day.  Final instruction with all the details will be emailed out in the next week or two.  Make sure you get your smile polished up cos Bryan Dale will be taking pics again.

08/05/2014 at 12:13

Thanks Bev. My race went ok but Scunny is a tad flatter . . . .I`m planning on entering Buxton tonight. When`s the closing date for pre-entry?

08/05/2014 at 12:29

Hi Egyptian Toe - glad your race went ok. Closing date for pre-entry isn't until midnight on Friday 23rd but if you enter before Friday 9th you will get a t-shirt.

 

09/05/2014 at 08:10

I entered last night. Where`s best for parking? And where are the big (gest) hills?! I`m` looking forward` to comparing this to Eyam,

Edited: 09/05/2014 at 08:11
09/05/2014 at 08:16

The best place to park is actually in the Pavilion Gardens car park but it is quite expensive.  If you arrive early enough there is free parking on Burlington Road but very limited. The race brochure is now available through the buxton ac facebook page - link https://www.facebook.com/groups/buxtonadac/708943259144166/  It should be on our website soon but just waiting for the webmaster to put it on there.  I also email the race brochure to all entrants so you should receive that soon anyway.  It has loads of info re parking and also a race profile with a decent course description!  I haven't done Eyam but the opinion seem mixed as to which is harder!  You'll have to let me know what you think! 

09/05/2014 at 11:11

Thanks again Bev! Found the profile on the Buxton AC page and I can see it`s a pretty tough start!

09/05/2014 at 12:57

Yeah but after that first 3 miles it's all down hill!  Well, until mile 7 when you come out of Glutton Bridge...and somewhere around mile 10 when you go up slaughter house hill (short but steep)...and the bit at mile 12 ish up cottage hill...  But yeah, lots of DOWN hill - promise!

10/05/2014 at 10:27

Not placing the order for t-shirts til Monday morning so if you are thinking of entering, get it done this weekend and you will still get one!

Edited: 10/05/2014 at 17:44
14/05/2014 at 09:43

Hi just checking that there will be entry on the day?

 

14/05/2014 at 10:55

Hi Jonny - yes there is entry on the day.  Race HQ opens from 8.00am so plenty of time to get registered before the start of the race.

 

14/05/2014 at 12:36
The Egyptian Toe wrote (see)

I entered last night. Where`s best for parking? And where are the big (gest) hills?! I`m` looking forward` to comparing this to Eyam,

I've done them both many times and from my experiences and race times I'd say Eyam is a bit harder, The Sandy lane / Sir William Hill from 9-ish miles to 11-ish at Eyam is a good hard climb as is the first main hill from the village to the top road.  Buxtons first hill to Axe Edge goes on for a bit too although you're reasonably fresh then but Buxtons climb out of Glutton bridge (8m) not to be taken lightly!  

But regardless of how hard they are , they're both great races and a credit to Eyam half marathon committee and Buxton AC. (Even if Buxton was better in my opinion when it was on a saturday evening)

I'll be at them both again this year

14/05/2014 at 14:50

Thanks FZ. That is helpful, I looked and the overall climbs are bigger at Buxton but entered reckoning that it couldn`t have worse than Sir William Hill.

There was talk of a peak series of 3 or 4 of these HMs but I don`t think that was finalised - ? That would have be a great t-shirt to get!

14/05/2014 at 15:39

Yes I'd heard about the proposal for a Peak half marathon series, Eyam, Buxton, Leek, and Ashbourne. Not aware that it got fully sorted out.

All 4 are great courses, Leek and Ashbourne yeah they've got some good hills in them but not as hard as Eyam and Buxton.

You're not going to run a PB at any of them but all very good events in the Peak District, worth doing for all runners

 

14/05/2014 at 16:53

FellZebra - I have heard tell that the 1/2 used to be on a Saturday teatime but that was before my time.  I think they had to change it 'cos the Pavilion Gardens got a licence to hold civil ceremonies, Saturday afternoons are a popular time for weddings and they didn't want a load of runners going by (I coincidentally got married on the bandstand on a Saturday at 4.00pm).

Egyptian Toe & FZ - there was talk regards a Peak Half Marathon series involving Eyam, Buxton, Leek & Ashbourne Half marathons but it just didn't get sorted out in time for this year.  Hopefully it is something than can be launched properly next year. 

15/05/2014 at 06:51
Beverley Golden wrote (see)

FellZebra - I have heard tell that the 1/2 used to be on a Saturday teatime but that was before my time.  I think they had to change it 'cos the Pavilion Gardens got a licence to hold civil ceremonies, Saturday afternoons are a popular time for weddings and they didn't want a load of runners going by (I coincidentally got married on the bandstand on a Saturday at 4.00pm). 


Yes back in the day it was a 5.30 saturday start, I've heard various reasons for the change but not the fact regarding the weddings. So now we know, thanks for sharing. Can understand that not all marriage ceromonies would appreciate an additional 300 runners there!

Was good while it was there though, a hard saturday evening race, showered and changed at baths, and then out on the town for some of that special runners recovery drink!

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