Just for information i have sent an email to the Race Director for the St Albans HM.
Highlighted the following:
1. The Pens should have been better marked both inside and outside the pens. 2. The start should be staggered i.e. 10 sec between last person and first person of next group. 3. As we are running over grass at the start can the bloody pot holes be filled in or covered. 4. Some music at the start to get everyone charged up "Run to the Beat style" 5. Suggested that when race numbers are sent out so are bag tags that way we can just drop the bags when we are ready to hand them in. 6. Put dropped bags in number order to make it easier to find so people dont need to wait as long.
Well got the bug back now which is great as i said in an earlier post i did not run in April and only a little in May. Did 1hr 46, which i will take as i had stitch and shin splints for 6 miles (clearly need to warm up better, well i am still an amateur)
Had a rest day yesterday but went to my old spin class today, jesus is all i can say.
My running partner and i are looking to do a 10k on the 3rd of July, any you guys and girls done either the "Spire Bushey 1/4 Marathon or the Regents Park race?" If so would love to hear your feedback.
My best for 10k is just under 45 so will be looking to beat that.
I think they had plenty of water stations as people were complaining how hot it has been the last few years, but as someone else said a cup of tea at the end would have been nice, but secretly i enjoyed the lolly.
Karina and i will be running in St Albans tomorrow night (probably something long and slow) from the Ancient Briton if you want to join (remember our times though 1hr 46 and 1hr 50m dont want to hold people up rather more the better really.
I agree that the pens were not clearly marked, but i was told to get up the front to make the start easier, ended up next to a friend who normally runs 1hr 25ish, OOPS.
As we all have chips on why not stagger the start 80m to 90m - 90 to 100m and so on with a ten second gap between the last person from the group in front crossing the line and then letting the next group go, or is that just to logical?
Also a bit of a pain when the big yellow lorry came down one of the lanes as we headed towards serge hill.