A place to discuss running in Lancashire
SJPC14 wrote (see)
well to the forum Lou, all new additions are welcome and your certainly in lancashire were you are! Do the Freckleton HM your love it!!!
well to the forum Lou, all new additions are welcome and your certainly in lancashire were you are!
Do the Freckleton HM your love it!!!
I would do it, but I have 4 exams the week after so don't think I can juggle training and revision in May/June! That's why I'd prefer an April one. The Blackpool one looks the best bet so far for me dates-wise, but I've heard it's quite boring. Or the Liverpool HM in mid-March- has anyone done it?
Hope Longridge went well today for those who did it.
Great thread and feel like I have found my new RW home.
Based in Longton and have been running races for the last 7 years, since my body decided it didn't want to do what my mind was telling it when playing football.
After a five year absence I ran Longridge 7 mile race yesterday. Managed my 2nd best time out of 4 races there so was very happy. This is a cracking little race. Plenty of car parking, bacon or sausage butty and a coffee for 2 quid and a cake for 40p and pleasant marshalls. No frills but a top race. It is a tough old course with hills from the start. Big climb from 3.5 to 4 miles but last 2 miles are a great long downhill.
Next races for me are the Central Lancs and Inskip Half Marathons.
Toying with doing Anglezarke Amble, 25 miles run over Rivington Pike, Winter Hill, Darwen Tower and Great Hill. Organised by Long Distance Walker Associateion, and when I did it two years ago it was very well run given it is very cheap to enter. Also, being a walking events that tehy are happy for runners to enter there is cake and biscuits on route, and hotpot and rice pudding at the end.
penguin there a Blackpool half marathon, which is really dull and just does two loops along the front. But I think that there is a second HM in Blackpool or im making that up.....so that other one if its real might be more interesting.
Hey max well done on Longridge, i was there too. I got a PB which im pleased about! Quite a few too many cars on the course this time round, im sure it didnt used to be that busy, previous times ive done it! I think we got lucky with the weather hey!
And i think i will be at the Inskip too, not entered yet mind, but want to.
How did everybody else's races go ?
Managed to get 45 minutes in this morning before 6am with my mate and then speed walked to work as a warm down. Was bloody cold and a lot of black ice about.
No need to apologise Paul for mentioning the book, I'm fine with that. Seriously glad you enjoyed it and thought it was worth mentioning Your job sounds "interesting" to say the least. The offer is always there is you fancy a run at any point.
There is the Blackblackpool 1/2 mara in April and Great Northy West Half Marathon. in February
Well done Max and SJPC on your performances at Longridge.
Well done to you IronHolgs, up before 6am for a run!!! very impressive dedication!!
And its the Great North West HM which is the really dull HM i did in Blackpool, not sure about the other one.
Happy xmas to you too rick and to everyone on here. I couldnt do Leyland, id be too full of xmas dinner from the say before lol - but good luck.
Did any one do the ParkRun today ?
Howdy all, I've been running since March 2011, mainly as a way of burning a few excess (ale) pounds. I'm based in Blackpool.
Upcoming races for me are Inskip half marathon in January, Trimpell 20 mile in March and Blackpool marathon in April.
I did the Freckleton and Blackpool half-ms last year plus a few 10k and 10 milers.
Afternoon everyone I'm Maria based in Bolton, what a great idea for a Northern thread, well done to ET.
RRR - do you like hills? what about the Bolton Hill Marathon March 10th, beautiful surroundings (okay hilly) and cheap too. Someone told me yesterday that Manchester Marathon is £52 this year - ouch!
Good luck to everyone with their racing. I am just waiting for the club races to be loaded online so I can plan my running year. So far I have cross country, Parbold Hill, Wilmslow Half, Man v Horse and Rivington Half. Central lancs half already done (loved that & the bus) so looking forward to another great running year.
Was just checking the Inskip Half thread and there was a note on it about the cold weather about to hit us. Thought I would share my route for when the weather with icy and you really can't risk running on the roads/paths.
I drive down and park at the Dolphin pub at the start of the Ribble Way and follow the route to Penwortham Bridge (6 miles) turn and run back. The route is either on dirt track or moss paths, and when it is frozen is pretty good under foot. If you are in Preston there is plenty of parking on Broadgate so it is easy to do the other way round. It is a great route and you usually only have birds and sheep for company. I have avoid so far this year as it will have been a bit boggy teh last few weeks!!!
Sorry that is 6 miles there and another 6 back for a good old 12 miles!
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