Has anybody actually entered this yet? Anyone else put off by the apparent lack of interest/information? The 2005 website doesn't exactly inspire confidence. I really fancy it, but I think I'll hold off for a while.
2007 entry 270, 2008 limit 800. Is this wishful thinking, or was last years entry reduced by the weather?
I picked up a form for this when running the Redcar Half back in April. I am tempted - I like hilly courses - and it's also quite local. The entry form looks well put together if that makes any difference? I'm going to wait until beginning of July and see what else crops up.
All being well though, I'll probably do it.
I ran this last year as my 1st half. A tough course and the number of entrants was reduced by all the rain we had.
It's a great race tho. 3 miles flat. 3 miles climb, off road downhill then a good climb before a very sharp last mile downhill.
The form on their website looks quite professional, except that it's for 23rd July 2005!
Still, I'll probably see you there.
Dave - That course sounds even more appealing in detail! Ok, anything that involves climbs and the word 'off-road' gets me excited but still....What was the quality of the field like (in its diminished state)? Wil you be running it again?
Deearejay - try emailing them, they may have forgotten about the website (easy to do)
emailed the race director (firstname.lastname@example.org) mid-April - no response!
I'm pretty sure I did this race twenty-odd years ago, it may even have been the inaugural event. I know I did a few half-marathons in the area around then, when I lived in York.
The winner came in around 1:17 last year. I came 14th in 1:27:09, which was about 4 weeks after injury.
I'm not running this year. I got the form through the post, but I'm working that weekend!
I may do this. I was considering the Birmingham & Blackcountry 1/2 M but as I'm training for my first ever marathon (Snowdonia 08) I need hills. B&B is all along a canal tow path and is dead flat (plus concerns about crowding 1,000 runners down a tow path already crowded with fishermen, and geese).
There are hills on this one isn''t there? Is the organisation ok?
This'll only be my 2nd 1/2m
More and more tempted. I was quite surprised how far east the race was. I guess i could make it over from the NWest and back in the day, couldn't I?
Does anyone know if York is open on a Sunday (some places have still not made it into the 21st century yet!)? If it is I could perhaps leave my better half shopping, while I shoot of and do the race?
What do other runners do with their better halves when they are running? Or are they all well trained in acting as the race day taxi?
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Thanks for that SW. I wonder whether they still give away mugs? It'll make a change to the usual medals.
The tip about Pocklington is very useful. My OH and I are possibly moving in the near future and we are looking to perhaps move into a village, and get our own vegetable patch and chickens going, and support local farms by buying from them rather than the chain supermarkets - so the fair may interest her.
Who knows - maybe by that time she'd have actually started running with me and may join me in the race?
Hee, this one sounds like so much fun, the more I hear of it! Where fun = pain, obviously...
LYDLT - Pocklington is lovely, in fact north/east of York pretty much everything is lovely and idyllic. Good pubs too, for a post-race treat
Swittle - I'm intending on being 8-10mins slower on this course unless I decide to take it 'uber-seriously'...I like to enjoy the views. You should go for it, you can run around muttering about how it's changed from the 'old day's
Really hope you still get mugs!
Strange - the event website is hopelessly out of date, yet there's a 2008 app form at http://www.pockrunners.com/.
No online entry?
So long as they're not hand thrown AT all half marathon finishers...
There are plenty of obstacles on this course as it is!
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I may do this. I was considering the Birmingham & Blackcountry 1/2 M but as I'm training for my first ever marathon (Snowdonia 08) I need hills. B&B is all along a canal tow path and is dead flat (plus concerns about crowding 1,000 runners down a tow path already crowded with fishermen, and geese).There are hills on this one isn''t there? Is the organisation ok?This'll only be my 2nd 1/2m
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