8th of June wouldn't suit me either as I was using Larne as a prep race for the Belfast Marathon.
Agree £15 was a bit steep for a 5k race, £5 per mile!! I wouldn't mind paying an extra couple of pound for a late entry but not £5!!
Well done TG, fantastic run and PB and thanks for the cheer on, Margaret.
Well done Martin, Paul and all the running at Queen's last night - great PB TG!Heather - if the MET office forecast is correct, there should be decent running conditions in Omagh on Saturday. Currently giving it dry, with only 11mph breeze (no gusts) and a whopping 5 degC
Never done this one before - assuming it is best to park at the Leisure Centre?
easy 9.5 tonight sets me up for omagh have slight twinge in the groin hopefully be ok ...
kenny best of luck at ballyliffin i done this race last year was one of the best i,d been too , you,s will love it .
Enjoy the run Kenny, looks like a good event.
Alwyn, it's definitely better not to add up race entry fees.
Ricky - you'll need to be early to park at the Leisure Centre. They open a race car park beside the fire station on the Gortin Road (before the traffic lights) and there is more parking after the lights at the council offices.
Alwyn I also hope to be in better shape for the rescheduled Larne. The thinking behind the large increase in the on the day entry is to get runners to pre enter. It doesn't seem to work as most like to wait and see how they feel and what the weather is like and pay the extra and enter on the night.
Ricky get there early parking is limited at the Leisure Centre but as Paul says there are other Car Parks.
Thanks Gregory I watched a video of the course on youtube I just hope the tide is out for the last mile and a half up the beach.
I somewhat forgot how tough Omagh actually is, well done Ray. I also got a PB by 9 minutes. I came in at 1:36. I thought that would be the highlight for me but instead it was the guy who ran with me who was a competitive runner at 100m/200m distance 30 years ago. He packed it in in his early 20s. At nearly 50 he came in at 1:45 for his first half marathon having only took up running again this year.
I am jumping onto the pb bandwagon with a pb by 4 mins 1.43.47. In the end I didn't go with the 1.45 pacer but kept him in sight until about 10 miles when I passed him!! I loved the course & much prefer it to the old course. To say I'm a happy Easter bunny tonight is an understatement
thanks to tg and martin, really enjoyed that queens 5k, did a 25.05 last year so was a big PB for me this year...according to my watch it was a few seconds under 23, but i think the race being gun to mat as opposed to mat to mat cost me those few seconds...cant be disappointed with a pb though! well done to all at omagh as well, good to see pbs coming through despite the cold conditions! looking forward to larne being rescheduled, personally hoping it will be a good few weeks after belfast so that im well rested enough to race it! come on spring where are you...snow is still being stubborn around glengormley, makes for hazardous running conditions even now!
Ricky that is quite a dramatic difference between Waterside and Omagh especially considering Omagh is a harder course! Alwyn we finished roughly the same time.
Yeh Alwyn - quit your moaning .... 54 secs outside your PB on a tougher course with cr***y training is pretty darn good!Indo - was only running 3 times a week pre Waterside and have been marathon training since the New Year so I guess I am seeing the benefits
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