Dirt half - Leighton Buzzard - Saturday 16th November

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12/11/2013 at 14:11

Hey CowGirl: did you have any luck with that entry?

I have a spare from a bod that cannot now make it.

12/11/2013 at 17:35

I'm sure there is a thread elsewhere with a few places available

12/11/2013 at 21:27
Thanks both; looking forward to a proper muddy run. Hope someone takes the spare entry ....
13/11/2013 at 09:25

As the forecast is dry for the rest of the week, I'm somewhat optimistically hoping it won't be too muddy. Certainly looks like it's going to be a little fresh!

13/11/2013 at 13:04

All that rain recently will make it interesting; does look ideal running weather though - can anyone describe 'the hill' as I've not run this before ....

14/11/2013 at 08:17

Excellent report Cowgirl! You paint a good picture and i'm looking forward to it immensely; will get a chance to look around as I'm carrying an annoying glute pain but not bad enough to stop me running! I think it was SOTF in Nottingham that caused the internal bruising

14/11/2013 at 12:30

Thanks Cowgirl, that's really useful. I'm not great with hils so knowing what to expect is a massive help. I'm really looking forward to this so hopefully it will be a good day, forecast is for mist which will be a shame.

Can anyone that has done the event before recomend a good spot for spectators to head too? 

14/11/2013 at 12:53
2wheels wrote (see)

Can anyone that has done the event before recomend a good spot for spectators to head too? 

The following pub is at around the 3 mile mark and the first water station. You will also see the runners on their return (mile 10 and a bit at this point) since this is where the canal is rejoined.  


Should be a good race! I did a recce of the "dirty" part of the course last Sunday and it looks as if it will be a bit of good cross country training!!!  

15/11/2013 at 08:23

Woke up with a stinking head cold today. Not happy. Though it at least explains why I struggled so much on Wednesday night. Dose myself up and hope for the best...

15/11/2013 at 08:32

"The fresh air will be good for you" as my grandma used to say!

Seriously, just chill today and drink plenty, nice night in and an early night with a hot toddy perhaps? And don't dress too warm tomorrow; that hill is gonna bring you out in a sweat!

18/11/2013 at 12:11

You weren't wrong about the hill! What a cracking event I absolotuey loved it! The cold pretty much held off, but I blew quite dramatically after the hill and really struggled during the last few miles. Just outside of 2 hours which was a little disappointing but thoroughly enjoyed it.

If any of the David lloyd Redwaty Runners are reading this, what a fabulous friendly bunch. Was in a group with some of them before the hill and great to run with and my g/f was with some of them where she was watching and said the same.

18/11/2013 at 13:20

Yes the cake was good!

I'm kicking myself that I was less than 2 minutes outside of 2 hours...

There is a half in Milton Keynes next month that is partially on the Grand Union. And I did one up in Brum during the summer that was a point to point on the towpaths. Greenway challenge in May is not dis-similar. It's not on towpaths but is a circular, undulating off road course.

18/11/2013 at 13:54

Hi both - it was a great run, not too cold and dry enough underfoot, though interesting in places. I had a real go at the off road section and loved the roller coaster ride!

Managed 1.37ish but my sore gluteous area meant a fast finish was off the books - great cake and hot coffee too! My 'other half' also finished 2 minutes outside of a 2 hour finish. Would love to come back and have another go

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