Sorry for not replying to the messages on this forum earlier I didn't know that RW did this Forum. Entries for Drovers are still open at the moment but starting to fill quite quickly so if you fancy this challenging course sign up quick. You don't really need trail shoes for this run, there is over two miles of tarmac at the start then most of the rest is grass,gravel and muddy paths until you return to road in the last mile.So its about 50/50 with the trainers, trail are going to be better on the offroad for safety but most runners use normal trainers. There won't be a T shirt this year, last year it was funded by a third party who don't appear to be able to assist us this year.we are hoping to provide a nice slate coaster for all pre-registered runners but as there is a lead time may not have enough for last minute entrants.
We have had a lot of interest in the Drovers Run in the new two wave format and later start date but poor entry response,Can you please note that entries will close on the 1st of July which is just over two weeks away.
Great to be able to run a Marathon so close to home (Bridgend) and it was really nice to have a traffic free course.I am running 4 marathons in 4 weeks as a challenge for fundraising for my charity "the Chloe Bigmore Trust" which my wife and I set up after losing our 13year old daughter to a rare cancer in 2007.I dont do heat that well and found the wind very refreshing,course was a bit back and forth on itself but went extremely smoothly considering it was the first one for this event. Managed to come in at 3.55 which was ok bit dissappointed in Taunton last week at 4.09. two more to go Shakespeare next week and the north Dorset the week after. Please visit our charity website and if you feel like sponsoring my efforts that would be very welcome. Thanks you for your time.
The race is actually 20 miles but I cant seem to edit the forum header !!
Just like to say how much we "enjoyed" the Grizzly 2009. My wife and I ran the race together and it was the furthest my wife who is a new runner has taken on.I have run the race a few times before and it is one of the highlights of my year.Unfortunately my wife was a bit slow so we had to be shortcutted between mile 11 and 13 of the race which meant we missed the famous bog section,but the marshalls were very kind and helpful and we are sure they would have let us do it had we had a chance of finioshing in the alloted time.We shall definitely be back next year however to do the whole thing,the organization and marshalling of ther race were faultless and it is clear that the organizers are keen runners themselves to be able to offer such a faultless course through such difficult terrain.
Did the Lliswerry 8 mile yesterday 25th January 2009 and would just like to say how impressed I was with the whole experience.I am a member of the Brackla Harriers running club and so attend a lot of club races.The lliswerry has a great course mostly country roads and plenty of helpful marshalls.The T shirt at the end is a long sleave jobbie if you choose ,which is a nice change for this time of year, but most of all this year I was impressed with the prompt publishing of the times on the internet and a fantastic photograph programme coupled to the event allowed you to download high quality images for free!!all published to the web on the same Sunday afternoon as the event.My wife also ran the event and being new to running was one of the last runners to finish the event.There was great support for her and the remaining runners which considering this is a mostly club runners event would recommend it to any runner fancying a Sunday morning challenge.Well done to the Lliswery Runners.