Matthew Norgate


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Hackney half marathon

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 12:11

Maybe we will have to get to the start line super early in case they start the race at 6am!

Hackney half marathon

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 11:47

John, I received it as well - I thought I'd gone mad, but just received one saying they got over excited and it is 2 weeks away. Phew!

Lack of Drinking Fountains in London Parks

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 10:50

I don't know about the Hyde Park station toilet, but certainly the Green Park ones you have to pay for now - I believe it is 30p.

Newham 10k

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 10:45

I've signed up to this.  I've done the 3 previous incarnations of this when it was a 5 miler.  They were well organised, but a little uninspiring for most of the course - although the stadium finish was ace both years they had that and looking forward to seeing the West Ham refit

Hackney half marathon

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 09:33

I can recommend Ealing Half, it is a wonderful half.  Brilliant organisation, support and a nice course.  I’ve done 2 out of the 3 of those – missed last year as it was my mates 40th birthday the day before and I knew I would be completely hungover (and was!).  Will be back in this year for my 3rd go though as a warm up for the Yorkshire Marathon.

Hackney half marathon

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 09:50

I will be signing up for it after payday.  I did it last year, and enjoyed it.  I didn't see/experience any of the problems that others reported. My only issue with it was there was a lot of runners who put themselves in the wrong place at the start and went out too hard, especially as it was a very hot day - it reminded me a lot of the London Marathon and felt like there were a lot of 1st time runners there.  That is fine, but it did mean the start was crowded.

Oh, I  think it is a tad on the expensive side as well, especially last year as you didn't get a t-shirt just a goody bag and a medal but was pretty much the same cost as this years.

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 12:06

What I like about marathon training is it gets me outside and relaxes me.  I work in an office all day and it's just really nice (once I've forced myself out of bed) to get a run done before work, when there are not many people on the streets of London, and sets me up perfectly for the day ready to face anything.

Regarding the out there and back, I, like Chri5B, didn't find it an issue.  The support along it, and in fact the whole course pretty much, is great and really lifted me when I needed it and distracted me in parts like the OAB.  I'm actually already getting excited about running this again even though it is months and months away!

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 09:28

Roo - I found this one that should help.

http://www.mapmyrun.com/gb/york-eng/plusnet-yorkshire-marathon-route-165657548

Vitality race series - what's the skinny?

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 10:43

Gideon Levy - Ah, I probably would have been in the 1st half of runners for Hackney, so I was ok - it was a very hot day but that is not good to run out of water, dangerous in fact!  Probably part of the reason it has been moved forward a month and a bit for this year I'd guess.

 

Vitality race series - what's the skinny?

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 09:44

Not sure if they change the organising team from previous, but I imagine they will have input.  I've done a couple of the Vitality race series (Run Hackney and Reading Half, with Brighton Half next month) and know a few people who have done the Oxford Half and they have all been well organised.  The only issue I've had with their races is that they can be a little on the expensive side, but you know that before you sign up so I won't grumble!

Specific to the North London Half, it looks great I really wish I could do it but sadly due to family commitments I'll have to wait to next year! 

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