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?
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!
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.
thanks. you too,
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!
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
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.
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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