Yeah maybe the goody bag ; I thought maybe mine had a hole in the bottom , a sweatband and a little container of lip cream[?] or at least I hope it was lip cream !!! But I was just chuffed to have finished and I'll probably be back next year even if you got a slap across the face at the finish - my favourite event Coniston.
But that fella needs to have serious word with himself , he was behaving like a 3 year old regardless of where the car had been parked. - embarrasing.
...and a couple were having a full on row on the road / finishing straight as I rolled down the hill. It sounded like it was something to do with where the car had been parked ???? I wonder if it was linked to the above post by wesley mort 2.? If I'd had any breath left I might of joined in !!!! It looked like he was a 'finished' runner as well. Its a marvellous setting for a run though and I'm kind of addicted to doing it now.
Last year was 'really' hot and I was one of those silly sods who blew up at approx mile 11 ; I've never walked as much of an event as the Coniston last year and would ordinarily have been absolutely disgusted with myself but a] there were loads of others walking and b] the scenery was breathtaking.
Undulating / Hilly ? My verdict / hazy memory was of it having like a rollercoaster feel to it - your either going up or down and not much of the flat stuff - but then again I was delirious for most of it - But I'm back again this year and really looking forward to it - its a beautiful location and really well organised.
im dreading next week as my training has been dire for various reasons, ive only managed 2 or 3 12 milers as long runs,last year i finished in 4.53 with hopes of a sub 4.30 this time but alas, need some posititivity to perk me up as im very gloomy about prospect of a five hour plus finish
Thats more or less me to a T apart from the 'dreading' bit. I was doing just fine up to the end of August when I got a simple head cold and just determined to run through it but ended up with a bad sinus & chest infection and had to cut right back on the mileage.
I now feel good ...really good ...... like I'm breathing with an extra lung But I've no distance in the legs - my furthest run is 14 with a couple of 10's thrown in. I'll be OK for a good 3/4 of it I hope then I'm going to suffer a bit ..but hopefully still enjoy the whole experience. I'll start real slow and hope for the best. !!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for that very useful post Finbarr65 ; I like the look of Blackpool especially if your flexible with dates out & back , so work allowing its going to be Blackpool and its a bus ride away from where I live - I'll get somebody to drop us off even better !!!
I'm really looking forward to the day itself now and can concentrate on training , couldn't face a run today -head cold- so did a session on the weights / bike and enjoyed it. I really need to get a decent long run in this week end though a 15 miles + .
The best of luck with your training and thanks again for your post.