The Stickler 10.1

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11/10/2008 at 18:19
Got my race number today - Royal Mail obviously did their job ... no backing out now!!!  See you there
14/10/2008 at 15:37

Just wondering does anyone run with ipods? and is it best to carry your own drink or are their drink stations?

14/10/2008 at 18:26

Don't start about ipods!

There are drink stations, about every 3 miles. If you get desperate you cross the River Stour twice.

15/10/2008 at 19:16

ipods aren't so bad, I do a lot of running/training on my own and it keeps me company and helps me set a good pace

i did a 10k recently and they said under some running regulation we weren't allowed to use them as some of the course was on public roads.  Is the Stickler all off road?

16/10/2008 at 09:08
Oh yes, its very off road. About 3/4 mile on tarmac at the start then hills and mud!
26/10/2008 at 17:33

Oww wasnt that fun? A minute slower than last year but we were completely blown away by the other dogs. I think being towed by huskies is cheating though (outside assistance)

Well organised as usual, weather wasn't too bad and a really nice top to take home. Well done the Doddlers

Edited: 26/10/2008 at 17:42
26/10/2008 at 18:26


26/10/2008 at 18:57
Got to agree with that. Well worth the 2.5 hr drive to Shillingstone. Well done the doddlers. Great race,
26/10/2008 at 20:17

Note to self, multi terrain events need off road shoes!!!

 Not sure I enjoyed it at the time but have fond memories now

Well organised and I'd only been talking about needing a long sleeved t-shirt in the morning - bonus ...

One last thing, MF posted earlier on the thread that you should expect to run your half marathon time - what's the consenus on this based on today's run?  While I was disappointed with my minute miling, this would be a fantastic half for me!

Edited: 26/10/2008 at 21:05
27/10/2008 at 08:00

FH - I actually ran in at 15 mins under my half marathon time, so that estimation didn't really work for me.  Saying that having expected a longer time I was doubly pleased with my result.  Actually ran without a watch and checked the time when I got in.  Found it really great to be not checking on the time on the way round!

Well done to the organisers and everyone who took part, thought the atsmopshere was great, especially the encouragement from the other runners when I managed to run one of the bigger hills!

Will definitely go back next year!

27/10/2008 at 12:56
WFM, you did well then! I was just about spot on for my 1/2m time, but I did walk the hills!
27/10/2008 at 14:02
I have never done a road half marathon so I could not really compare. But I did knock 16 mins off my pb over 10 miles off road.   
27/10/2008 at 14:14
I have a flat half in 3 weeks, I'll let you know how it compares then ... I've got a feeling it won't compare timewise but I'll be disappointed if it's as much 15 minutes over!  Well done to everyone who seems to have excelled themselves yesterday!  I have to say I found it very hard to keep running when you see others walking - if I was to run it again I would definitely make my target to run all the way and try and win the mental battle...
27/10/2008 at 15:04
Same here FH. I managed to run the first hill, walked the steepest parts of the others. I will be doing the Dorset CTS in just under two weeks. Hoping to beat my time from The Beast on the same coast line and the same distance. GL with your half.
Edited: 27/10/2008 at 15:05
28/10/2008 at 13:57

I'm having a bit of a rest from races, next one for me is the 'rough 'n' tumble.  Will still be training though!

Good luck to all you who are still racing!!

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