The Egyptian Toe


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Buxton half marathon

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 09:58

Yeah, I did it in 2014 too. First 2.8 miles are uphill on the Leek road then drop off left into some lovely rolling countryside. Another long climb late on 9 - 10 miles - ? Plus there a few little ups towards the end to give it a sting in the tail.

A must-do I`d say and really good to compare it to Eyam; which is tougher? I`ve done both but I`m still not sure...

Ooh, and I`ve done Sheff HM many times and this one is quite a lot tougher imo.

The Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 10:23

It was great , wasn`t it? Glad I agreed to run with my wife and we raised a decent amount of money for charity and was choked a few times by the amazing support.

The Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 15:18

Good time. Amazing support and now this is the great event that the city deserved.

The Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 13:32

Me and my OH finally entered on Friday, after pay day!  We 're looking forward to it but  shall ignore any requests by her for me to piggy back her up to the Norfolk Arms!

The Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 10:24

Good work. Sounds like sensible plan. 

The Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 10:15

It`s pacing and practice, I guess. It`s not THAT steep tbh and the gradient varies quite a bit. You`ll be fine.

The Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 17:13

Yeah. Cathedral will be fine.

The Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 18:41

Yeah, it's about effort rather than pace isn't it?

The Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 09:23

It is a long hill, steep in parts too.

The first mile or two, from the city centre, are only slightly uphill so you hardly notice, especially with the crowds cheering. From Hunter` Bar it gets a lot steeper and then a steady climb up out of the city. The gradient does vary though so it is doable. The hill climb mile is a weird one though. By that point you have been climbing for a long time and no one in their right mind would want to up their pace significantly at that point.

Last year I ran all the climb hard and was in bits for the second half of the race so I couldn`t make the most of the downhill really.

The Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 09:40

Looks like I`ll be able to do this again this year; my wife wants me to run it with her so that should be good. It`s quite a challenging course and she`s quite nervous about it.

Anyone else in? 

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