OK then, I'll get the ball rolling.
Only 35 days to go!
I'm really looking forward to doing this one again, I just hope the weather's better this year.
I got the impression last year that there weren't many runners from outside the area. Although I'm York born and bred I've lived in Brum for quite a while now, so will be combining this race with visiting my Mum in Osbaldwick. I'll be coming up for the Jane Tomlinson 10k too - that should be great.
Hope everyone's training is going well.
Sent my entry form et al. away last Monday. In the late 80s and early 90s, I ran this for 5 consecutive years and collected the hand thrown pottery mugs given at the finish. But...in year 6, the memento was a random T-shirt. Sooo, last year, I determined to pick up that elusive 6th pot and found that the event had changed little: intimate, small field, impeccable organisation, uncompromising hills - up and down - and the only unfamiliar detail was the cheeky MT section mentoned by you, Road-Kill, which certainly tested my balance & stability
The trip from Liverpool is well & truly justified, admittedly to the county where I grew up, but the air, the scenery and the character will convince the doubters of the reasons God chose Yorkshire
Hi, Charlotte. Yorkshire Wolds is a hilly HM by any reckoning, so it's a matter of conserving resources. The hill between 3.5 and 6 miles is fairly uniform in steepness. Then comes a flat section and a tricky off-road downhill 0.75 mile. Some welcome flattage and then the joys of two short, sharp hills before a mad downhill career to the finish on the showground.
It's a superb run or I wouldn't have run it seven times and the satisfaction at bettering the course will stay with you, well,until next year. Give it a go!
Yay, the more the merrier!
This falls, as it did last year, a fortnight after the Birmingham & Black Country Half, which is entirely along the Grand Union Canal and therefore, as you might expect, flat as the proverbial pancake. There couldn't be much greater contrast, unless you head off to the Lake District or similar. Nevertheless last year I finished this only 40 seconds slower than the BBCHM. I can't claim I understand how that happened, but I'm doing both again this year, so we'll see what happens this time!
Welcome to RW Forum, Lisa - great pseudonym
This HM is hilly, make no mistake, but hills are a great way of building strength & stamina. I'd advise doing some hill work before entering this one but build it up steadily by repetitions of a hill about 150-200 yards long and recover by jogging slowly down. Start with three reps and add one next time.
When's GNR? Sept.? Oct.? Yorkshire Wolds should fit in neatly imo. Good luck!
Hi Lisa - good on you!
Now I certainly don't want to put you of, but as swittle says, just be aware that this one is very hilly - GNR is pancake-like by comparison. In fact GNR would make a better warm-up for this one!
As well as two long steep hills there's a couple of mad downhill sections, one down a steep wooded valley which can be loose and muddy underfoot.
That said, it's a lovely course, and it'll certainly get the muscles working! I'd say go ahead, but take it steady and treat it as a training run.
Well I was looking for another half marathon after my disappointing performance at Freckleton today. Although this doesn't sound like a PB course Swittle and Roadkill have dones such a good job of selling it I now really want to do it.
I assume road shoes will be ok as its only off road for a short section??
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