Cinders wrote (see)
Congrats on the twins RLR Well done too Angie, that's a phenomenal lot of weight lost
Congrats on the twins RLR
Well done too Angie, that's a phenomenal lot of weight lost
So do you reckon it'll fill up or would you expect entries on the day to be allowed?
I've still to broach the subject with the wife
Good luck for tomorrow Wexter
I'm not up to 9 yet, done 2 8's though, there's still time.
RLR, don't know about on the day entry, have you mentioned it to your wife yet???
Wexter wrote (see)
Hope your trainings going well guys. Mine has fallen flat though going to try and force myself to do a 9 miler tomorrow. Was something I was running regularly but been put off by the cold. Will attempt to do a few training runs between now and the event and hoping to go for a Christmas day run.
How's everyone doing?
I do hope we don't have snow
Happy Xmas everyone! Glad the snow has gone ( and my chesty / flu). Just downloaded garmin and found last run was Bedford 1/2 marathon. So apart from a 6m 2 days ago I've not been out running! Whooops! Blame SNOW and illness.
Bit worried will struggle tomorrow. However I did knock 9min off PB at Bedford 1/2 .
This is only my 3rd 1/2 marathon. Does anyone know if 5km and 10km racers will start at the same time and place as us? Bit concerned of mayhem, and when it comes to lapping!
Will wickies be charging car park as normal?
Don't drink too much everyone, but have a great New Year.
ive got a further round trip
but im coming to marshall it, but now wish i was running
see you all there i'll be the one with the red spikey hair
Jane, I'm going to struggle too. I've not run for 2 weeks and spent the last week with poorly people at home.
See you there though, I've got Cinders on the back of my running vest and I'm number 1844
Happy New Year all
Just got round to 'rating' the race - oh dear, I was not impressed by this one. If it was a tenner to enter, then I would have felt okay about what I saw, but still slightly ripped off! Where was the event?? Felt like most training runs I do around here. There wasnt even a start/finish line, and no times recorded, no bottles of water at the end - where was the money spent? The only costs I saw were the race numbers, medals and the cups they used on the water station. Was that really £20 a runner to provide???
If this is the standard fare dished up by Ultramarathon.org, I will be staying well clear of these guys again.
Spot on, its was me, I have often seen your name on these forums, nice to put a face to the name!
Glad you feel better for it - I do having had my rant on the 'rating' section......
Trust we will both find better runs this year - I haven't booked anything yet, as running partner is injured, and I need to do some serious gym work, but will gladly say hi next time we cross paths, and buy you a beer!
Unfortunately I have to agree with you all.This was the worst event I have entered. Sorry.
First though thank you to the marshalls, especially the 2 at the first road junction. Shame weren;t marshalls on every road crossing!
Family came to support me but no cafe facilities - this is poor on wicksteads part. But other races in the middle of nowhere have provided catering vans - tea/ coffee baccon buttys - I am sure supporters and runners would have appreciated this.
Confusion over exact route - 3 x .. but park bit x 4!
No signage - to the start. Where the finish point was? No time on show! No milage signs on course. No beware runners on course.
BUT MOST DISAPOINTING WAS THE MEDAL - i ONLY ENTERED BECAUSE I THOUGHT THE IDEA OF A MEDAL ENGRAVED WITH 1.11.11 WAS FANTASTIC. VERY DISAPOINTED TO GET MEDAL WITH OUT THIS OR EVEN THE YEAR ON IT!
Good luck with organising other events! I hope you learn from this.
Thanks once again to all marshalls
Can't thank the marshalls enough. Thanks guys for waiting out there, I was at the back end, ended up around 2.23 but did try to say thanks to you all.
But sorry, won't be back
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