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11/07/2009 at 10:42

Oh Good thread Lurker!  Will bookmark it. 

11/07/2009 at 11:42

the bournville harriers "leafy 10k" is open for business now on:


or on here under the events tab

last year it was a bit like a cross country as it chucked it down.
the race is on roads,  through parks and along trails which you might not expect in birmingham - hhence "leafy"

for those who have done the rowheath 5k, it's a bit like that but a bigger circuit, so there are hills

and we absolutely promise that this year there will be tea and cakes - our club is known to give good cake but last year it was the thing we forgot

11/07/2009 at 16:20


and to mention the fabulous efficient results service

and furthermore - it has its own thread   Leafy 10k

Is that enough shameless and totally unbiased boinging?

Edited: 11/07/2009 at 16:23
11/07/2009 at 19:08

Just thought, it may not be a 'serious' race, but anyone here doing the Sutton Park Race for Life tomorrow?

I'm not, for obvious reasons, but am marshalling again, so if I recognise anyone I'll give you an extra shout!

11/07/2009 at 19:49

no, i am cross witth the rfl crew (again - lasrt time i was cross because they failed to provvide water even though the conditions were really hot, i know they say they don't provide but two years ago the conditions were terrible and i feel they have a duty of care considering how many inexperienced runners there are at these events. i was obviously not the only one who complained as they had water the following year)

but anyway
this time ii am cross because they took away the cannon hill version and expected us all the trawl out to the nia
well i liked it where it was, i went down and ran it and was still able to jog home and be back in time for t

so they have lost my custom

11/07/2009 at 21:14

I'll have a word, shall I?!

You could still make a donation, of course - I'll put your tenner in - give me it back next time I see you!

It was really hot in May at the NEC but had a good laugh, shouted myself hoarse. I'd probably have done Cannon Hill, given the option. Was it just there last time, or were the NEC & Sutton Park ones on too?

11/07/2009 at 21:18

i don't know
i think they may have taken out a couple  of the smaller ones for one big one

i ama major plonker - i have just checked my last rowheath time and realised i actuyally did this one 55 seconds faster than last time, not slower as i had thought, i got my times muddled up

11/07/2009 at 21:20


If Chris M's unofficial time is correct, I was about 29 secs slower this time.

BTW Adrian C, re your Nov HM question, I guess that's a no!

Edited: 11/07/2009 at 21:28
11/07/2009 at 21:33

yay indeed
it was a parkrun event that i did last month on a completely flat course that i did in 25.50

i did the rowheath one in 26.55
and 26 this time
not fast by your standards but a significanrt improvement

the fast boys from bvh were talking about how windy it was - possibly to make me feel better, or possibly it made a difference - we shall see when we compare

12/07/2009 at 17:53

still no official results on the 5k
they have obviously got better things to do over the weekend

12/07/2009 at 18:53
(checks BRAC site again, then returns to thumb-twiddling)
12/07/2009 at 19:02
Cancer Research UK 10k, Sutton Park, 13th Sep, anybody? (no gender restriction on this one!)
12/07/2009 at 19:38

mite do

bit hilly over there though aint it
is it properly measured and all that though ? - cos i am looking for a pb
this year i am doing no races with "fun" in the title

12/07/2009 at 20:14

hmm, organised by the same people that  do the race for life

so it won't be
next year maybe

12/07/2009 at 20:14

although it might be good practise for the conductive education 2 weeks later, since that is flat

12/07/2009 at 20:15


12/07/2009 at 20:21
birmingham half is only £24.10
12/07/2009 at 21:45


12/07/2009 at 21:51
lo spence
12/07/2009 at 22:37

Given that the entry fee 'does not include a donation', you have to wonder where the money goes. Even with the free T-shirt, it is a little bit steep. Then again I've paid £22.00 to enter the Jane Tomlinson 10k in York.

Makes the Leafy 10 look great value!

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