Omagh is a good course Ricky, although the route changed last year. Very slight climb to the finish line now but no major hills on the course.
We had a meeting tonight at 7pm & decided to go ahead, but by the time we finished an hour later conditions were getting much worse & even in the town centre, which had been clear, the snow was starting to lie. After consultation with the psni, we felt it was the only option available. We were looking at a couple of dates at the meeting, possibly mid April, and will try to get the race rearranged asap.
Its soul destroying, the work that has went into the race since last summer, & this was the one thing that we could never have predicted.
Onwards & upwards, will probably see you all in Omagh next Saturday, then hopefully down in Larne in a few weeks time!!
Sorry for everyone who was planning to do Larne, and particularly for the organisers, but it's probably for the best. Good luck Heather and Larne AC with reorganising it.
Paul - I'll let you know in the morning if it's worth struggling to get to the Waterworks for parkrun. I haven't called it off as yet - I'm going to go over early in the morning and make the call then and plan to announce it on the Waterworks facebook page around 8am. Not sure if you're on facebook so I'll also post on here if it's going to be called off. That's assuming that I can even make it over there in the morning.
Looking forward to Larne (version 2) and summer, at least it will be warmer and wet then.
Got the message Mags, Waterworks parkrun called off.
Hope you make it home safely. Still snowing here, I can't remember when it was this deep. Glad not to have to either dig the car out (again) or trudge through the snow.
As a race organiser I feel sorry for the Larne guys. I know how much time and effort go into organising a race of this size. But I think this was the right decision
I was stuck at the international airport all evening eventually getting home at 1.00am so it wouldn't have been ideal preparation. It was a difficult drive in the snow. There was much lying but you had to concentrate real to see the road. Coming through Antrim in a back out was difficult seeing the signs.
Numbers would have been down today as a lot of runners lloking for a time had decided not to travel.
Still no snow down here. I was going to do the Portrush Parkrun but was so tired I just lay on. Few miles tomorrow then the Ballyliffin 10 miles next Saturday.
No running here this weekend,snow is 24cm deep around my house its hard enough to walk in !
i ran in the snow earlier in the year, end of january i think it was as was determined not to miss any days of my marathon training plan, but theres just no chance i can get out today, id be surprised if its less than 20cm where i am, hoping it clears before queens 5k on wednesday!
Glad you got the news okay Paul. As I left Dundonald around 7.15 this morning, I was hopefully that the parkrun would be able to go ahead, but after trudging a couple of hundred yards round the Waterworks I knew it was a 'no-go'. About a dozen hopeful (mad) runners turned up just in case it went ahead but all I could offer them was a cup of coffee.
Sean, glad to hear that Citypark is clear of snow. I am helping out at the Resolution run there tomorrow so be sure and say hello. It'll be a good opportunity for people to get a run in tomorrow although it's not going to be timed. It's for a good cause (Stroke Association) so if anyone can make it to Craigavon, give it a go.
Just need to find out how to get to Craigavon myself now.
gutted that larne was called off today as i was going for a time and had trained hard all winter .
so went out this morning with few mates and ran 15 torturess miles so in hindsight larne was always gonna be tough in the conditions , lets hope the rearranged date will work for everyone and larne ac get the support they deserve ..
Gregory/Martin - are you gonna give Omagh a rattle instead?Paul - thanks for the info on the course... sounds ok!
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