I am travelling down from North Staffs with a few running friends to have a good crack at getting a PB for the Half Marathon. I have ran the race several times and it definately has PB potential, and I am running well at the moment as my PB at the Alsager 5 a fortnight ago seems to indicate. A big thank you to Bryan Dale for his website www.racephotos.org.uk the banners he provides are a super way of getting to know about races and letting us know the race was filling up fast. I also really appreciate his free souvenir photos afterwards. Fingers crossed the weather forecast is right: Largely dry weekend with variable, often large, amounts of cloud and some sunny spells. Temperatures could be 7 or 8 degrees, will feel like a heat wave All the best to everyone, have a good one.
On just a slightly different note, I logged on to thank Bryan Dale, the photographer on the day for taking over 2,000 photos at 6 different locations, then uploading them onto the Internet, where I could download them for free. I really appreciate this very kind gesture of goodwill. Thank you Bryan.
Thanks for the info on the race on your website Bryan, http://racephotos,org.uk I am going to give this one a go. A bit vain me, I like my free souvenir photo . I have given up on chasing PBs on flat, soulless courses. Everyone is eye balls out, no time for supporting one another. Hopefully on Sunday there will be camaraderie, mutual respect and time for me to share my jelly babies. Also I am looking forward to finishing the race in the Pavilion Gardens, I have fond memories of visiting it regularly as a child with my parents. Have a good one everyone, lets hope the sun shines.
Above it says the race has 250 entries, can someone post the current situation. I get to know about a lot of the races I do from Bryan Dale's Racephotos website and he says that the figure has risen to over 300. At the moment I am unsure if I can make the race, so if places are still available I will probably just turn up on the day. As I am travelling down from Stoke, it would be nice to know if the race had not reached its limit. Thank you.