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Liverpool Rock n' roll marathon

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 22:38

Some people want it to be a disaster imo.

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 23:29
Pineapple toastie wrote (see)

I'm in for this one... depending on how things go in edinburgh in may. If I survive, I'll be signing up. Not so keen on the hilly part of this though, it scares me!

As long as you do the training I wouldn't worry too much.  The course wasn't as hilly as I was expecting it to be and Dores hill although tough being mile 19 or so wasn't too bad in my book.

Wokingham half marathon cancelled

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 20:43
DeanR7 wrote (see)

im with shin splints here - we have had rain but no flooding near me.  the race organisors didnt have a plan to move the race to the staffordshire moorlands in the final hours. sure its a few hundred miles away but you would have had a race.  talk about short sightedness. 

That could have worked, I'm sure SS could have got everyone in his car

Bramley 20/10 10M

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 20:35

As I recall the price of RYP put me off.  I assume if it gets cancelled they'll move it to later in the year if they don't want more bad reviews

Any Double-race weekends in the UK?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 21:24

As well as Disney in Florida I can thoroughly recommend the Tampa Gasparilla which is 4 events over 2 days.  Over here you could do the 10k and the 14 miler on the same day if you Race the Train.

Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon

Posted: 17/12/2013 at 13:40

Thanks for taking the time to post Dave.

I actually thought it went very well considering it was the first race and I think it has real potential bearing in mind the only alternative for December that I can think of is Bedford although that is significantly cheaper.

You cannot please all runners but I suspect if you ditch/replace the medal and provide slightly better food options (whole banana, cereal bar, mince pie maybe) which shouldn't be difficult with Costco round the corner then you'll be fine. 

Oh and tea/coffee at the finish would be nice for the old guys like Andyp   

Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 21:03
shazza 3 wrote (see)

I really enjoyed this race, found everything as expected according to the info on the website, and am sad to see the negative comments! I didn't feel at all misled and was pleased with the facilities, the course, and the goodies (yes, including the medal!!). I hope people aren't put off from entering next year's race

Seriously, you were pleased with the medal? 

You don't work for the MK winter wonderland organisers do you?

Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 21:00
andyp wrote (see)

Looks like you threw it on the floor Loz (where it's meant to be by the way!).

I gave it to my 3 year old son but he threw it on the floor in disgust

It was nice to catch up Andy, see you at Bracknell if not before.  I'm signed up for the White Horse at the start of April and was considering the Bramley 10 in February.  Assume you've run that one before being an ex roadrunner?

Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 16:03

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Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 23:06

Mixed feelings about this event today. 

Race went without too much of a hitch once it officially started  and marshalls were great.  Only issue during the race for me was no mile 12 marker.

But as mentioned value for money was lousy.  For £24 I expect much better.  I've run a lot of races and the medal was the worst I've come across yet.  It looked like they just stuck it in to try and justify the entry fee.  Also the first time I've seen runners offered only half a banana at the finish. 

They mentioned at the start of the race that they'd raised £1k for Willen Hospice and at the time I thought great but with over 800 runners entering I'm now thinking the race was organised by the Grinch 

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