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Birmingham and Black Country Half-Marathon

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 18:18
OK. I was 97 BTW.

Birmingham and Black Country Half-Marathon

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 10:00
My email said wave 5, 9.45 start. My race number says wave 2, 8.45 start. Anyone know which takes priority?

Birmingham and Black Country Half-Marathon

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 09:20

Forgot to say that there are also toilets at the start, though they're pretty grim.

Birmingham and Black Country Half-Marathon

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 12:01

If it's anything like the last two years then yes and yes Maria.

Birmingham and Black Country Half-Marathon

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 16:31

Haven't signed up yet but am planning to. This will be my third time at this event.

Really hoping the detour isn't on this time - adds a good 5-10 minutes to the race time and 1/2 mile to the distance!

Birmingham and Black Country Half-Marathon

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 23:18

IIRC last year the elites started off at 9am, and everyone was away by 11.30am.

I put 1:55 as an estimated time last year and got a start slot of 10.30am, so you could guesstimate based on that.

Birmingham and Black Country Half-Marathon

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 11:23

In all honesty the best option to remove the diversion would be to put some temporary structure across the canal at the exit of the tunnel. I would happily pay an extra £1 in entry money in order to fund some kind of basic pontoon allowing the runners to cross to the other side of the canal.

Birmingham and Black Country Half-Marathon

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 15:06

Somewhat depressing that the diversion will still be in effect this year. Think I'll take the same approach as DarrenM. The main downside is that the diversion has a negative impact in two ways: (1) The nature of it means you'll slow down for that section, and (2) The diversion adds about half a mile onto the race distance.

Sadly that means an event which should have PB potential given the flatness of the route becomes much harder to run a competitive time on.

Birmingham and Black Country Half-Marathon

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 14:38

Did this last year while still injured and had a torrid time - the heatwave and that ridiculous climb up what seemed like 200 steps didn't help, and the start was a farce frankly.

Please tell me the diversion won't be in force this year? I feel like I have unfinished business with this race but the thought of the steps (which added about half a mile to the distance) puts me right off it.

Amsterdam 2013

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 12:38

Goalpost, my last long run is scheduled for three weeks before the marathon:

17 miles on the 15th, 20 miles on the 22nd and 22 miles on the 29th. My 15 mile tapering run will be two weeks out and the 8 miler will be the week before.

 

All the best everyone. It'll be interesting hearing the post-race stories.

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