The Shakespeare Raceway Half Marathon & 10km

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20/09/2011 at 13:34
oh and it's good for friends and family to watch - they only have to wait a few minutes before runners pass them again!!
24/10/2011 at 22:13
Still not heard anything via email yet. Been as we're less than four weeks away I was wondering if anyone else had.
11/11/2011 at 14:53

this sounds like a good race to do...different.

i did birmingham 3 weeks ago as my second race and wondered if i woiuld be pushing it doing this so soon afterwards, im in the upper age bracket!!!!

any thoughts anyone?

11/11/2011 at 15:02
i think you'll be fine curly.  i did stroud on the day as birmingham (despite living in birmingham!) and i'm just about ready for more half action.  maybe not as fast as i thought, i fear it'll all come down to the weather conditions.  good luck!
11/11/2011 at 15:05

thanks for your  comments, i found birmingham hard but got a good time so dont expect to do a pb

but just want something different before the weather turns!!

good luck to you too! 

13/11/2011 at 15:45
can someone explain the age catagories that we will run under e.g. v30, vet etc?
13/11/2011 at 20:21

statt0 - i just got a confirmation email when i entered which has a reference number on it.

i think you just turn up and collect your number.

should be there, have a good one.

13/11/2011 at 21:18

 thanks. you too,

20/11/2011 at 12:50
anyone know when and where the results for yesterdays race will be posted?
20/11/2011 at 12:51
The event seemed to go pretty well, with almost 1000 runners in total and the weather was almost perfect. Glad they decided to go with a medal.

I checked on the StuWeb results page but there doesn't seem to be any records for the 5k or HM, just the 10k. Hopefully the other two races will posted shortly.

Thanks to the organisers for all your hard work.
20/11/2011 at 12:56

yes thank you.  i enjoyed the race.  perfect conditions and so pleased to have a medal - thank you for listening to my comments!

 one point i would make (from a spectators point of view) it might have been better for the different events 5k/10k/half to have different coloured numbers.  my family didn't know who was running in what race which made it confusing to see who was winning what race.

 perhaps that could be changed for next time.

i'll be back to run again, i really enjoyed it.  and like the fact it's on a saturday.  thank you! 

20/11/2011 at 13:17

excellant race yesterday. Great organisation very friendly race. This was an excellant race to get a PB,which I did. I agree with Tempo Tom regarding the medal and I think the idea of different coloured numbers is worth a go. Maybe putting first names on might also be worthwhile as  long as it does not put prices up.

I will be back in march. Hope my aches and pains are gone for Clowne next week

20/11/2011 at 15:59
My original email for the race said that it started at 12pm. Only because a friend told me that she thought it was 11 did I decide to get here for 10.30 and not 11.30 - I wonder if anybody missed the race?
20/11/2011 at 23:19
Did anyone think the course was too long? I spoke to a couple of runners at the end who felt it was longer than 13.1 miles. My Garmin registered 13:4 miles covered.
21/11/2011 at 07:48
Yes my garmin clocked 13.4 too
21/11/2011 at 08:37

13.14 with my Garmin, so happy with that.  I think it can be surprising how much the distance can add up when you weave about, overtaking etc.

Good event, will be back for more, thanks Catherine and Martine.

21/11/2011 at 09:13
Results are now up.
21/11/2011 at 10:16
I ran the 10K, got a pants time but still not bad for a fatty and still 25 minutes faster than my sister in law did the flora 10k in haha...

It was my first 10K race and I'm hooked, looking at doing another one on the 27th Dec
21/11/2011 at 23:12
My Garmin said 13.25 miles...felt like it was a bit too long! Added about 40 seconds to my time...but beat the 1:30 so really happy anyway!
03/03/2012 at 20:25

I did this today and measured it as 13.33, but of course with all the twists and turns I wouldn't read too much into that.  Unfortunately the weather was pants and to tell the truth the wind made it feel quite soul destroying, especially 5 times down that finishing straight for the half marathon and I can't say I enjoyed the course with so many u-turns.  However, it was well organised, especially with so many runners doing different distance races!  I would make a few suggestions for improvement though - 1. That runners have a number to wear on their backs as well as the front that states which distance they're doing.  I was 4th but had no idea who I was racing against. 2. Try and remove some the u-turns by making bigger loops, which might mean moving the start. 3.  Advertise the prize list beforehand. I got to choose a gift from donated items (so I was told).

Finally well done to all the marshals who stood out in that nasty wind and for the organisation.  A nice nice selection of fruit at the finish and a memento. 

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