Who's up for this challenge?
This is certainly the biggest running challenge on Merseyside. Six races over seven days and 52 miles. How does this compare with a marathon?
Dunno.. Theres no link explaining when and where
Dave - I thought the suggestion of six races over seven days and a 52 mile distance was enough description? Just wondered what anyone thought about that kind of running challenge.
There seems to be a number of 'ultimate challenge' events out there that test people in a variety of ways, potential drowing, fire, electrocution, hypothermia and so on.
This is just old fashioned running - but a lot of it.
James B 73 wrote (see)
RZR - if scream lets me give you one of my gems. I ran three half marathons over 2 hours. Found the ultimate training schedules this site and knocked 26 mins off time. You may of course already have a schedule. However, a schedule may suggest you do a half marathon so you would be able to assess progress.
AlanRothwell wrote (see)
Dave - I thought the suggestion of six races over seven days and a 52 mile distance was enough description? Just wondered what anyone thought about that kind of running challenge. There seems to be a number of 'ultimate challenge' events out there that test people in a variety of ways, potential drowing, fire, electrocution, hypothermia and so on. This is just old fashioned running - but a lot of it.
Fraid I just do old fashioned running as well....
Just thought a link would have been useful.....
It does look a good and varied series of events. Unfortunately though, I have the re-scheduled Cheshire Cat sportive on 7th July, so I can't make it (also, like Cougie, I'd struggle to make the mid-week events). Otherwise I would definitely be entering, as it's quite up my street.
I'm sure it'll be a sell out if there's only 300 places.
The 8:30 start at Southport looks a killer for those of us using public transport.
Sounds really appealing to me.
Anyone else entered?
Good mix of club runners in this one, oldest competitor is 63 and youngets 19.
Guest entries for individual events available if you can't make all six.
Furthest coming from Dundee.
Smacks of the old Tour of Tameside set up by Ron Hill. That was the equivalent of 2 full marathons over 6 races with one days rest. I worked in Hyde at the time and there was a 'Hyde holiday week' when a number of businesses shut down (mine included) for that week.
The race was organised for that week so getting to mid week evening events was no problem and I could rest up during the day. Only did it once but there was great camaderie amongst the entrants.
Not fit enough to have a go at this one, but if it's on next year I just might give it a go.
Thanks to Alan and his team as my wife wanted to do this (and will be entering next year if it's on) and signed up thinking it was for 2014 ...but didn't realise that she had signed up for this year ..she's only 6 months pregnant..a full refund was given
Russell - it is based on the Tour Of Tameside. I did it three times back in the eighties so I know how hard it is going to be for those taking part in a week or so. I hope the course provide a good mix of interest and challenge.
Warkie - hope all goes well with the family addition and yes the Tour Of Merseyside will be back next year between the 6th and 12th July.
Well there's now 100 brave and hardy souls waiting nervously to take on the challenge of the 1st Tour Of Merseyside. (Anyone wanting to take part as a Guest Entrant can do so on each race evening).
Really looking forward to this one. The intimacy of the field, day to day competition and the relentless pursuit of each mile is brilliant.
Cant wait until the first race. My head says go slow and save the legs for the rest of the week. My heart says go for a pb and man up.
A few nervous comments on Facebook about the forthcoming Tour Of Merseyside. It's looking good for a great start at Southport on Sunday and then a challenging week ahead.
1st race done, southport half marathon in gorgeous weather. Anyone else on here doing the tour.
2nd leg tonight. Two fallers so far. One didn't attend yesterday and another finished with an injury so unlikely to attend the Multi Terrain tonight.
Looking forward to another good night of running.
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