Yorkshire Wolds Half-Marathon

done it before?

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28/06/2010 at 15:14
I`m considering entering this instead of the 10k I`d planned to do. Anyone done it before? I quite like the idea of it being mixed terrain as I`ve not done a half like that before. I presume `normal` trainers are ok - ?
01/07/2010 at 12:50

I'd looked at that too, & considered going over to see about an 'entry on the line'.

Partly because it's not too far away (40 minutes or so, along the A1/A64, & up to Stamford Bridge) but, I'm already entered in the HolmeMoss Fell-Race on the Sunday

 http://holmfirthharriers.com/events/HolmeMoss.html  (it's a round of the '2010 English Fell Running Championship')

I know that it will undoubtedly be the hardest thing I've ever physically undertaken; at 17 miles, & 4000 feet of climbing

I'll 'stick my neck out here', & state that it'll be more than likely harder than practically any on-road marathon............ not that I've run a marathon (only a single 'half'; the '2009 Cross-Bay Challenge)

04/07/2010 at 17:54
this is hard as nails.loads of uphill (nearly all the first half), and super fast downhills. I have done in the heat and in the rain.The sense of satisfaction at the end is huge.
05/07/2010 at 21:06

Hi E .Toe ,I`m in for the second year.Loved it last and can`t wait again for this.Great location,one of my favourites.Although I didn`t do well at Humber this year,I aim to make up for it  at the Wolds race.You should be fine with your normal trainers,the off road sections aren`t that bad.

Great little country fayre going on too,quaint little mug as a momento too.

Hi Mike,are you doing it too this year.

06/07/2010 at 10:23
no not this year, need to do a 16 mile training run that weekend. hope you have a good one
06/07/2010 at 11:46
I`ve not entered yet but might well do it if I can tweak my training suitably.
06/07/2010 at 19:39
Is that for a marathon,Mike.
06/07/2010 at 20:49

Hi folks, entered this ages ago but not heard anything re. numbers etc. Anybody know the situation??



06/07/2010 at 21:13
Hi rabb,Nothing yet through my postbox,I wouldn`t worry too much,should get something within the next 10 days right up to 4/5 days before.Can`t remember when I got mine last year,but did arrive in good time I. know that
06/07/2010 at 21:34

Cheers David, just need to get b and b sorted now


09/07/2010 at 11:50

I did this event last year as a relative newcomer to running. Athough I found it very tough, the scenery and sense of satisfaction when you cross the finish line made it well worth doing. Casting my mind back some of the hills seemed to go on forever, but don't let that put you off. If you're looking for a PB then I wouldn't recomend the Yorkshire Wolds HM; however, if you're up for a challenge and enjoy a run in the country then this is the one for you. The Bishop Wilton Fair also means there's something to do for any spectators who might have come to watch. 

Edited: 09/07/2010 at 11:50
09/07/2010 at 13:49
Pretty sure I`ll run, depending on how my training goes in the next few days, but I`ll have to enter on the day. Is entry into the show free if you are running?
09/07/2010 at 13:52
It's certainly free for runners, but i'm affraid i can't recall if my wife had to pay or not. I have a feeling she might have had to. But saying that she did enjoy it - even if the weather wasn't great!
09/07/2010 at 13:54
Thanks for the swift reply, Matthew!
09/07/2010 at 14:12
Can also confirm,runners get into the show for free,but spectators have to pay,but my partner and so enjoyed it.
09/07/2010 at 16:00

Anyone see how much entry to the show is?

If I go along theres likely to be the wife along with my 2,6 & 8 year olds....

09/07/2010 at 16:04
Affraid not, it might be on the BW website though.
09/07/2010 at 17:30

Ta MH4,

had a good look already. It may be on there, but its nowhere that jumps out at you.

09/07/2010 at 18:18
Hi Garry,£6 for adults,£2 for children last year although I`d have thought the youngest at two should sneek in for free.Prices were on last years info booklet.
09/07/2010 at 18:28

Ta DCT, sounds OK.

Now to persuade the missus

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