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Dirt half - Leighton Buzzard - Saturday 16th November

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 12:30

i really enjoyed it too. 

forget any medal the cake was fab ! 

memory let me think the race wasn't as hard as it really is. Good mix of trails etc 

I can't wait until next year. I was outside 2 hours so I have a point to prove next time ! 

If anyone knows of a similar race please let me know 

Dirt half - Leighton Buzzard - Saturday 16th November

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 17:12

ok spoiler alert for those who like surprises .....

At mile 7 (ish) you leave the canel towpath and start very slowly climbing up. It's a gentle incline but I'd say about a mile long and goes on for way more than a mile mentally 

you will have gone up steeper climbs but for me as I didn't know when it was finishing that was the trouble 

then you start the trail run with lots of the roots of the trees painted pretty pink. The trail run isn't that uneven with no real killer bits. It's a great run in the woods & well sign posted. 

Then after a few miles back to the towpath for about 3 miles I think 

but as with all races you romanticize it after the event. And I could be remembering it all wrong. 

I was knackered ! Got a PB though and a week after Hellrunner I was delighted. 

alas this year my mantra wil be "just keep going" 

Dirt half - Leighton Buzzard - Saturday 16th November

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 15:29
Hi hubby also injured so we are sorted.

Race fully booked & I understand a few are interested. Hopefully moving this thread up you may get some takers.

It's a cracking 1/2 IMHO ... Can't wait

Spilt runs

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 23:08
Such slave drivers !

No child cover. Pesky kids often get in the way of training & everything else

Spilt runs

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 17:36

Hi following a half training plan & it has say 5 miles for a mid week run. 

Problem is is I only have time to do 2.5 miles in the morning & 2.5 miles in the evening. 

The schedule still has a long run at weekends

will it stil work or should I run a fast 2.5 miles ? 

Ta for any advice 

Dirt half - Leighton Buzzard - Saturday 16th November

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 16:14

Hi - anyone injured or can't make it & want their entry taken off their hands ? 


Have a a pal who may be intrested. 



Children's races

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 22:38
Problem I find is kids races clash with start time of my race
Even if I can get friend or family to take them to their race - I miss it cos I'm at the start
My kids very keen & hope to squeeze a park run in tomorrow

MK Marathon 2014

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 14:44

I didn't compete but marshalled in the early miles then supportEd a friend. 

on lots of the course it's just you & the runners around you. I thought the crowd were very subdued in places whilst I was shouting encouragement with other supporters tutting as if I was making too much noise. I felt this acutely at mile 18 & 21

the map which youcould download meant that with a car you could whizz from mile to mile - it wasn't brilliant if you didn't know the area

pretty sure there's another thread for last years on the spring marathon heading 

i am considering entering but I thought it was pricey. Last year I thought it was cheaper to enter early & the price increased after April

its a flat safe course ... Pretty boring tbh. but I don't find doing a marathon a walk in the park so a boring course will be the least of my troubles 



............Word Association...............

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 14:33


Cushiest job in the world?

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 23:29

Deck chair salesmen - sitting on the beach topping up your tan & ogling the opposite sex

unless your in Eastbourne & it's all old coggers ! 

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