Year of Races

give me some of the best races of the year up and down the country, scenic etc

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05/07/2006 at 14:08
Me and my compadre Blue Version 25 are planning on caining the country next year for some top races.

We're looking for your suggestions for good races adn the reasons for this.
Top scenic races? and not just the run of the mill trees and fields you get everywhere...any superb sites and views?

But any races are considered up and down the country into Scotland and Wales. Flat or at worst undulating really hilly ones!!

Thanking you
05/07/2006 at 14:20
Ooo The Coniston 14, its round Coniston Water in the Lake District and its really really pretty. It in Spring.
05/07/2006 at 14:22
oh yeah..nothing more than half marathon distance please!
05/07/2006 at 14:25
aww its only a lttle bit more.
Duck Girl    pirate
05/07/2006 at 14:28
Merthyr Mawr Christmas Pud run.
That's not a hill, just an ickle tiny sand dune, honestly!
05/07/2006 at 14:28
You don't want much do you Stevie!

....superb sites and views, no hills, nothing above half marathon distance....

I think that you're limiting your options a bit too much. Good idea though.
05/07/2006 at 14:28
Great Scottish Run in early Sept! Either the 10K or Half mara. Both go over the Kingston bridge with fabulous views of over the Clyde. Great support too.

05/07/2006 at 14:32
great views in Glasgow - I must have missed them ;-)

what about going further north and doing either the Moray Marathon/half/10K in September or the Loch Ness marathon/10K in October ??
05/07/2006 at 14:40
Marlow 1/2, but you know that anyway.
05/07/2006 at 14:43
yeah cheers no toes!! Marlow half with that sick hill is ill!
Though as a marlow strider I'm not allowed to do it anyway!club rules!

keep the scenic races coming folks..
05/07/2006 at 14:57
Just done the Cancer Care Cross Bay Challenge - a weird and wonderful landscape, 13.1 miles across the sands of Morecambe Bay, wading through the Kent estuary and avoiding the quicksands. Magic.
05/07/2006 at 14:59
Worksop Half takes in Clumber Park ( National Trust park ) and it's at the end of October so the trees are fabulous.

It's undulating , but the last mile is downhill.
05/07/2006 at 15:26
Malvern Half is nice.

Sussex Beacon Half (Brighton) too.

05/07/2006 at 15:34
Mull of Kintyre half - last weekend in May this year was the first running of it, and going by its success, it'll be back next year.

Running on the beach with the roar of the Atlantic, crossing the dunes (not very big ones), and the horses in the fields galloping along next to the runners (ok, trotting in my case) - bliss.[url
05/07/2006 at 15:34
05/07/2006 at 15:42
Never done it but comes highly recommended, Charnwood Hills Race nr Leicester.

Also Dovedale Dash, starts on thorpe cloud, run down the hill across the river, over the fields (and some hills), then along the river (or in it) and back up thorpe cloud.

There's loads of fell races in the peak district to tackle too.
05/07/2006 at 15:55
Sodbury Slog - November

8 country miles around the South Cotswolds with fields, hills, mud, water, ditches, gates, cowshite, and a fabulous atmosphere.........

05/07/2006 at 16:02
Oh come on LorraineS. You can't tell me running over the KIngston bridge isn't fab. Its the highlight of my running year. (Yeah not much of a life I know!)
05/07/2006 at 16:05
I prefer the bit through Pollock Park myself KKD. Much prettier.
05/07/2006 at 16:05
No hills? That's most of my favourite races out then. I was going to recommend you start the year with the Knacker Cracker on New year's day but it's about as hilly as you get.

Bedford Half is a nice one to finish the year in December. Not spectacularly scenic by nice enough and there aren't many other races in December.
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