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The time difference between running on grass, compared with roads.

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:58


Kenton7 wrote (see)

I've seen that Gladstone Park and another in Northolt that are not too far away. Does anyone know about those courses.

Gladstone is about as hilly as a parkrun can get. Northala fields in northolt is a super fast course

Sportshoes unlimited

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 07:57

What's a cie?

Kent Roadrunner Marathon 2014

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 17:26

Stupidly good as ever. I really do love this race. It's amazing how tame Tourettes hill can look on the first couple of laps but it soon changes

Kent Roadrunner Marathon 2014

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 15:24

assuming it's the same as year 1 then the 16 bands are 4 each of 4 different colours so really easy to keep track of at a glance rather than trying to count a load of identical bands

Karrimor Running Shoes

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 20:52

Seeing as SD own 25% of sweatshop it's not the most far fetched conspiracy theory ever

600 Yards To Go

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 20:04

The signs in the last mile go 800m, 600m, 400m, 385 yards (this one is a big old gantry over the road) and 200m


Kent Roadrunner Marathon 2014

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 13:06

On the first couple of laps the hill is nothing really. By lap 17 it appears to be vertical. Luckily it's pretty short

Who owns Sweatshop ?

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 14:49

They've owned 25% of them for years. Maybe they've upped that

disqualified for wearing earphones

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 15:42
Wilkie wrote (see)
M..o.use wrote (see)

Regarding rules, isn't this now an EA regulation rather than at the discretion of race organisers?  (I've not participated in an earphone debate for ages and my mind is failing.)


Cake wrote (see)

Pardon? boom boom!!

 Sorry needed to get that in before anyone else.

There is no ban of deaf people at races there is and always has been a ban on headphones under UKA rules as stated previously. It's even on the fine print if you enter a race through this site. If the organser's DK's some folks good, it needs to happen more often.


There is NOT currently (nor has there been) a UKA rule banning head/earphones. I had this response from UKA when I queried it last year:

"More misleading information I’m afraid.  The rule has been proposed on a number of occasions in the past but has always been rejected – mainly on the grounds of the difficulty of enforcement and the different circumstances that can apply across the range of courses that are encountered."

Race Directors can choose to ban them, and I do wish those that do would actually enforce it.   There's no point otherwise.

What a ridiculous response, how would it be difficult to enforce? I suggest a 2 step approach could be used


1) see someone wearing earphones

2) disqualify them


Not really that difficult

Wanted, shoes advice;; press fastening not laces

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 21:36

They're always 'reduced' to 2 quid a pair in sports direct

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