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!
I am in Belfast but originally from Omagh so I went down this weekend to get a long run fitted in as part of the Belfast Marathon training. Belfast's pavements were a mess and I did not want to even contemplate doing 18 miles on a treadmill . The Omagh half has a some short hills but nothing in the league of Ards or the Hillborough Road at Lisburn. I have did it a few times, infact I did it as part of my training run yesterday. There are long inclines in some places which would be similar to the Antrim Road in Belfast but there are also a number of smaller sharp hills like you would see in the country roads if you have did Lisburn. If anyone has did Ards Omagh should feel a nice run in comparison. Personally I find going fast down the hills worse on my knees.
I did a 6 mile out and back along the coast from the leisure centre yesterday, & I can 100% now say that it was the right decision calling the race off. There is still no snow at all along the coast but the cold & gale force winds were shocking. We would have had people ending up in hospital, some of the worse conditions I've run in along the coast!! Now to try to get a long run done in similar today!! Country roads are full of snow & coast road is baltic - don't think its going to happen this weekend!
Cheers Indo - I have done Lisburn but not Ards.. Omagh sounds like a reasonably fast route then, great thanks for the info - looking forward to it.For anyone that has done Omagh previously - where is best to park and is there shower facilties post-race?
There is free car parking at the leisure center but I would get there early.
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