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Not the Worcester Marathon

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 21:41

Now there's a challenge!

Not the Worcester Marathon

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 21:22
Magpie Rob wrote (see)

I did Gosport Half yesterday.  You mainly run in Lee-on-Solent.

So why is it called the Gosport Half?

Laudy, Worcester isn't that hilly and what's wrong with closing a few roads?  If the famously car-obsessed Coventry can do it I am sure Worcester can. It shows a place's commitment to the event if it is willing to challenge the moaning motorists.

Pitsford Water Marathon

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 20:25

Where is there any information about this race?  The organisers website looks so amateurish it does not fill me with confidence.

Not the Worcester Marathon

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 18:14

"Its starts in the place appropriate to the name” Well it does not even do that really. I would not call the place where it starts Worcester. It's a bit like the famous Ryanair airports.  Its just a bit disappointing when you see the advertising and think ‘great, a run through Worcester’ and when you click through you find its anything but.

I appreciate the sentiment behind your first sentence, although a lot of places manage to get marathons or halfs through their city centres. Worcester is a place that is desperate to promote itself and a genuine city marathon or half marathon would be a way of doing that.  In fact in a city as small as Worcester it could include a bit of countryside as well, as Coventry's does.

Dudes in the nude....

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 17:34

Went to Vienna a couple of weeks ago and saw this. Its a great exhibition.  The posters in the streets of the city with the French footballers are explicit, so I am not surprised at the reaction, but that's how taboos get broken down. Somebody had to be the first to put three willies on an advertising poster.

BTW Why is this discussion on Runners World?

Not the Worcester Marathon

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 17:24

Just got an email from Threshold Events about next year's Worcester Marathon and Half. I am sure this is a great event, but when I look at the course I see that it starts just outside Worcester and runs into the countryside. Does this not contravene the Trades Descriptions Act? Worcester is a great city and I would love to enter an event that ran through it.

The Kenilworth Half is the same, starts in the suburbs of Kenilworth, and then disappears into the sticks.  Should events that bear a town or city’s name not be obliged to run through them?  Does anyone feel the same?

Shakespeare Raceway Half

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 17:12

I think it is hard to say.  Throughout the race my Garmin was being more 'generous' than the markers. It ended up meaureing 21.53k instead of 21.1.  It is only a 2% difference and I read on another site that GPS margin of error for measuring distances travelled can be as much as 4%. So I do not think there are any grounds for complaint. However if I had not had to run those extra 430 meters I would have got a PB.

Still its got to be better than the Wyre Forest 10k earlier in the year which everyone agreed measured 11.75k!

1/2 marathon training programme

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 20:12
How about a version in Kms for those of us who have joined the modern world?
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