Wyre Forest Half-Marathon

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21/03/2010 at 18:14

Who fancies this then? We'll try and book the glorious weather we always do get for you all again!



30/03/2010 at 12:56

Any one know if this is totally off-road and/or the location of a map?

I presume there is a significant amount of forestry roads/paths and will probably do it if so, as I have a bit of an aversion to tarmac! Would also like to do a recce prior to the race.


Edited: 15/04/2010 at 16:03
01/06/2010 at 21:22
I'm in!   
04/06/2010 at 20:52

The race is totally off road, on forest tracks and trails.  Hilly, with beautiful scenery.

07/06/2010 at 20:25

this is maybe the hardest half marathon i've ever done, it made me want to cry. and fall over. but im back for round 2

17/06/2010 at 13:20
Are there any showers?  Or showers nearby?  A swimming pool even?!  Just I want to spend the day down there afterwards and would prefer to be clean!
17/06/2010 at 21:25

I'm afraid not Runner 33, the nearest showers and pool would be the Glades Leisure Centre 3 miles away in Kidderminster.

30/06/2010 at 17:37


 This is my first half marathon am i mad?

04/07/2010 at 17:50

Stacey - of course you are! but I am sure you will love it - off road is much nicer than tarmac!

 I haven't entered yet - if there are organisers lurking on this thread - are there likely to be places on the day?

04/07/2010 at 18:58
Hi, yes, Race Director here.  We are taking entries on the day.  Please arrive before 10.  Look forward to seeing you!
04/07/2010 at 19:08
Great Thanks! we will be there in good time. I do the entries for our club race so I can imagine the stress, phone calls and envelopes you are buried in right now....
08/07/2010 at 06:31
Hi, only just heard about this one, hope there are several 'on the day' places to be had! Is there a route map anywhere? What sort of terrain is it?
08/07/2010 at 13:23
Various terrain Tricia - it's tracks and paths around the Wyre Forest. Various from wide, well constructed paths that the forestry vehicles travel along to narrow (sometimes very muddy) paths through the trees. Lot's of steep inclines, so you certainly won't get bored! Ran this one last year, and am looking forward to another couple of hours of running through beautiful scenery with no cars in sight on Sunday 
08/07/2010 at 21:57
I bought some multi-terrain running shoes for the Forest Of Dean Half this year - would anyone recommend these for the Wyre Forest Half? Or standard road shoes?
08/07/2010 at 22:27
Hi Adrian,  I'd recommend some well cushioned trail shoes or just normal road shoes this year. Ran in the forest last weekend and it's very dry. Will be running the course tomorrow evening to do some last minute checks, but can't see things changing.
09/07/2010 at 19:32

Hope to see you on Sunday Craig.

Brian Smith Photography.

10/07/2010 at 10:22
cant wait
10/07/2010 at 10:47

Hi All

Ran the course last night .  It's very dry on route and I wore my Salomon trail shoes which where fine although so would regular road shoes. We will have 3 drinks stations on the course , but carrying extra is not a bad idea.

See you all tomorrow


10/07/2010 at 16:30
Thank you Craig.
10/07/2010 at 16:53

I'm looking forward to this in a sort of "I must be mad to be running this"type of way..... I've run about 20 Half Marathons in the last 3 years and  fear this will be the hardest? My PB is 1:37 but I expect to run this in over 2 hours. Does that sound about "par" for the Course guys?!


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