Water of Life Half-Marathon

21 March 2010

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20/10/2009 at 15:38

I'm in! I'll be giving the crowds at Reading and Fleet the slip and instead taking a leisurely bimble along the Thames.

Pity the three events clash this year, but I'm happy with my choice

28/10/2009 at 12:33
Hiya!  Have you done it before?  Thinking I might like to have a crack at another half.....maybe......perhaps.......
29/10/2009 at 06:46

Ha!  Realise that you HAVE done this before.....am  VERY tempted.......and just a little......EEEEEK!

Edited: 29/10/2009 at 06:47
29/10/2009 at 10:02

You know you want to!

It's pretty much flat, mostly off-road on good surfaces, couple of minor gradients but nothing major. And some kissing gates so this is not a balls-out pb course.

It was probably my favourite event this year.

06/11/2009 at 10:17
I'm going for four halfs in four weeks in March 2010 so this could be number 3.  MK, then Silverstone, this then Bournemouth Bay.  It will be nice to start with two completely flat courses, then an interesting one and finish with a coastal run.
14/11/2009 at 21:21

Muttley, you're talking my kind of language! Who wants to run through city streets when you can be slithering your way along a towpath in the middle of the countryside?

I AM going to turn up at the start line in one piece for this one, I am I am!!!! Marshalling's all very well but ...  Ohhh sooooo careful training over the winter months methinks

15/11/2009 at 11:58
I look forward to seeing you in action, RHR!
15/11/2009 at 14:40
You won't see me for mud (as in, you'll be miles ahead of me churning it up) I definitely belong to the slow and steady brigade. Occasionally I think wistfully about breaking the 2 hour mark, but it probably ain't going to happen.
29/11/2009 at 23:42
Really torn on this weekend and need to make a decision soon - Reading, Fleet or this one - Muttley, as you've done it before, is it a trail shoes or a road shoes run?
30/11/2009 at 08:26

When I did it the weather was dry and sunny. I'd say road shoes should be fine. The route is mostly off-road but it's not a cross-country mudfest although if the weather is wet beforehand it might get a bit squelchy.

30/11/2009 at 09:25
Road shoes it is.  More fun that way haha.
30/11/2009 at 10:54
thanks for that. I still can't make my mind up - did Fleet last year and missed Reading through being ill.
30/11/2009 at 19:07
Finally entered - hurrah! Thought it would be the ideal incentive to go for a run when it's pitch black, pouring with rain and blowing a hurricane ...
01/12/2009 at 09:46
I haven't entered yet, will leave it until nearer the time due to funds.  Does this race normally fill up?
01/12/2009 at 09:56
It did this year but in 2010 it clashes with both the Reading and Fleet so I don't know how it will play out.
01/12/2009 at 10:10

Great stuff, I'll enter after Christmas to make sure.

Thought about Reading myself but £28 is a bit steep for a half, especially as I have 4 to enter in 4 weeks.

28/12/2009 at 19:29
I've entered this one instead of Fleet this year....looking forward to it as a lead up to London Mara..... Looking forward to it
17/01/2010 at 14:29
Hurrah - finally got out for a 5 mile stagger after weeks of dodgy ice and then flu, so my main comment is Ouch! Legs out of practice. Just as well this one's mainly off road - much softer on the old knee joints. How's everyone else getting on? Don't tell me - a nice relaxing 10 miler before breakfast.
17/01/2010 at 14:56
Well, I was going to do a longer and slower run today to get back into the groove after weeks of snow and ice but ... CBA. Tomorrow.
17/01/2010 at 15:25

Back out on the roads last night and a few laps round Ascot racecourse innner road this afternoon. For the first time ever I've been using a treadmill at the local school's sports centre. I might use it again for doing speed work or intervals.

I'm going for this Water of Life race instead of Reading or Fleet. I know Marlow pretty well (have done the Marlow half twice) - Muttley, is the parking at Bisham Abbey for the race, and was it ok when you did the race before?

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