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Torbay half marathon

Posted: Yesterday at 15:50



Just posting the link so I can tick the box for replies.

Torbay half marathon

Posted: Yesterday at 15:48

Would any Devon-based runners like my place in the Torbay half marathon? Transfers are allowed and I paid the early bird fee of £20 for affiliated entries. It's on June 28th.

Reading 5 mile

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 09:02

I did it last year.  It's a very small race and you can enter on the day - there were around 80 finishers last year. It's not hilly but has lots of very small ups and downs, like running over a lumpy field.  It was muddy in places last year - some on tracks, some on grass and some on boardwalks.  I would have done it again this year but my son is doing an athletics event that day.

Parking @ Reading Half 2015

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 13:13

If you live in Ash Vale could you get a train from North Camp?  IF there is a train and IF it actually arrives in time and IF there are no engineering works

London next year: my first marathon. Advice on time please?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 21:32

I've just got a club place in the 2015 VLM. My half PB is 1:42 but that was in 2013. In March I ran 1:52 having been given a free charity place at the last minute. But the furthest I've run since then is 9 miles so I need to build up the mileage and stamina quickly. Current parkrun time is usually around 23:45 to 24 minutes, last 10k was 49.

Assuming I can run the whole thing, maybe the magical 4:22?  Ideally I'd like to get under 4:15.  But it's a first marathon and I haven't done an autumn half and don't have a decent mileage base.

What your idea for a great race memento?

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 20:48

You don't want to hear this and it won't win me free entry, but I like a decent bespoke medal.

Not t-shirts because you have to worry about sizes. And they are generally a male shape and rubbish for ladies even if they are the right size.

Why are so few races on Saturdays ?

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 19:18

Saturdays would be better because public transport is much better- it's a joke how early some events start - long before any or most trains go anywhere near the venue.  But Sat is parkrun day and for that reason I prefer events on Sundays.  I worked Saturdays for a while so did occasionally have to take AL for events, but that's the case for a friend of mine who works Sundays as well.  Midweek evening events are great in the summer.

Bracknell Half Marathon 2015

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 12:46

Thank you all

Bracknell Half Marathon 2015

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 17:54

Has anyone got a Garmin or Strava route for this? I've not done it before and understand that it is rather lumpy so I'd like to know what I might be getting myself into before I enter  

Tadley Runners 10 Mile

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 21:16

I did it last year and yes I found it hilly.  Someone said that they thought it was easier than Salisbury though and I'd flown around that course and got a PB so I wondered if I was just unfit when I ran Tadley!  But I'd concur with Nic that the second half was almost continuously uphill.  Every time I turned a corner there seemed to be another hill.  However, I will do it again as I loved the memento, but couldn't get there this year.

I also agree about the Mortimer medal.  Reading RR sorted out a lovely medal for Shinfield this year so why not Mortimer?

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