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Bath Half is a rip off

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 21:18

I ran the Bath half in te early 80s. It was a cracking run and probably cost only a few quidtoenter. I think I've got a medal and certificate somewhere. I wouldn't pay the prices quoted these days. These sort of races rely on relative newbies to the sport being none the wiser and who cough up for the goodies.. The Keswick HM is brilliant. Races need to go the way of the Essex 20.They're charging £6 and still making a lot of money, so you can imagine how much other races make.

Club events vs other events

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 11:53

I avoid commercial for profit races like the plague. They overcharge to make a profit, rarely have enough marshals, because they can't afford to pay them and you don't get the things that clubs have to provide to get their UKA race permit.. Can't beat a club run. As for charity events, running has been hijacked by them and I won't enter them.


Posted: 25/11/2014 at 18:20

Gideon/Tim. - I didn't know that. I really believed what I wrote and have believed it for 20+ years of running. Ta.



Posted: 24/11/2014 at 15:05

A 10 stone man (different for ladies) running seven minute miles burns 100 calories per mile. If he runs 14 minute miles, he burns 50 calories per mile.

A 20 stone man running seven minute miles burns 200 calories per mile.

So, work it out from there.

There is of course the after burn of running that lasts for a while and results in a raised metabolism and burns off calories.

3500 calories is about a pound of fat.

So if a 10 stone man runs a marathon in 3 hours, he burns 2600 calories and not enough to lose a pound of fat (yes I know other stuff burns first).

So the OP just eats too much.


Why are so few races on Saturdays ?

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 15:59

30+years ago many races did take place on a Saturday, but then they invented the car and moved them to Sunday. Then they invented Sunday opening.......

Gels etc when entering the States

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 23:31

Available at expo I expect

£8 for a Spring Half Marathon?

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 12:08

£6 for the Essex 20 last year and this year. No medals or t-shirts or chip timing or closed roads or...

Anyone know anything about heating systems?

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 21:40

Reset the control panel? Does that mean he turned it off and on again? Can't beat it.

Club Affiliation

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 14:37

And you won't get any London Marathon club places by affiliating to ARC - just in case that's of interest.

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