Steve Riley

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Four Villages Half - 15 January

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 09:50

The Four Villages Half is open for business again, 15 Jan 2017. Entries here: and we're already on 600+. Everything else is in place, we just need the weather to play ball

98% of you loved it:

Who's in?


What's your real weekly mileage?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 13:48

Typically 20-30 miles a week here. I did my first trail marathon off a longest of 15, and first ultra off a longest of 21. They do get easier as you do more and like Cougie above I wouldn't necessarily recommend it as a strategy, but if you're reasonably pig headed you can normally get round.

Sandstone trail 33 mile race

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 14:53

Don't know if you found a place - give us a wave at checkpoint 2 if you did and help yourself to cake! I've done it a couple of time and reckon it's the perfect next step from the marathon. Not too far, well marked, well supported and pie at the end

Inskip Half Marathon

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 10:19

Great solution. Good luck for the next one!

Four Villages Half Marathon

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 10:16

Glad you enjoyed it - nice time too. Don't shout about the clips! - they were a bonus and not everyone got one! (...which inevitably prompts complaints!) They were last year's goodie and we actually gave out over 600 goodies bags to people who'd run the course anyway in foul conditions after we'd cancelled.

Inskip Half Marathon

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 14:19

Bad luck Alan, I know how tough it is after being involved with the Four Villages and cancelling there in 2015. We had a great one this year - you'll be back stronger than ever!

Four Villages Half Marathon

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 14:18

Thanks gang (I was helping out) it was relief to get a good one under our belt after last year. Always a risk with January races, but that's why people come to us, Inskip, Brass Monkey, etc - there's not much going on at this time of year.

Four Villages (Helsby) Half 2016

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 11:26

Race date is 17 Jan 2016 by popular demand (70%+ voted to keep it in January). Fully closed roads for the first time this year.

Fell running gear questions

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 09:26

I use a 3l OMM bumbag for races. I've got the OMM 15l sac I've used for a few longer outings and it's comfortable and doesn't bounce around - I imagine the 12l is similar. I have a pair of Inov-8 3/4 tights and they're comfy, not tried the full length. Hope that helps a bit!

Forerunner 110 blank screen

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 16:31

There's a few things to try here (fixed mine):

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