Chesterfield Spire 10

Me and a mate are planning to do this as training for the GNR at the end of Sept (fits in well as the mighty Morecambe are away at Notts County day before, so stopping the weekend).

Just wondering how beginer freindly this is as dont want to be too embarrased finished ages after everyone else ! I'm doing my 10k race's in just over 50mins
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  • McFloozeMcFlooze ✭✭✭
    Ditto! I'm doing this as it is the town in which I grew up and am doing my first half marathon (Kenilworth) in October.

    I only did my first 10k two weeks ago in 51 mins. Yay! I looked at a predicted 10 mile time from my 10k time (90 mins ish) and checked against last years results. Should be firmly mid field I think so not too much embarassment. Last place last year was over 2.5 hours.

    Although it is uphill - FOR THE FIRST FOUR MILES!!! Make sure you include some hill work!
  • McFloozeMcFlooze ✭✭✭
    Proper Derbyshire hills as well!
  • I believe that miles 2-4 are the worst with the biggest climb, then from 4-9 miles it's not to bad and actually quite a lot of downhill as you drop down out of the hills and down through Brampton but at 9 miles there is a half mile stretch past the Trading Post pub which is just on a slight incline and is a bit of a killer.
    Does this sound about right?



  • McFloozeMcFlooze ✭✭✭
    Sounds about right to me!
  • Just realised that I now have this day free.

    Should I or should I not enter??

    There is also the added bonus of lunch at suzyqs' if she is not at work. Must check that before entering.
    :o)
  • Definitely uphill for first few miles . After a level bit its then very downhill for a good 3 miles . I almost prefer the uphill !
  • do you know what the route is?
  • Out of Holmebrook Park up up and up through Cutthorpe . Left and flattish towards Eastmoor . Left and down , down , down through Brampton . Left through Holme Hall . Up a bit past Trading Post and left to Park Entrance .
  • I have a very vague recollection of just stopping at the pub last time...
    :)
  • Think a couple of pit stops at Three merry men and The Gate will be needed!!!
  • Booked on now, hope it don't kill me before the GNR !

    got down to 48mins on my last 10k so were see how I do....
  • Entered this morning. Looking forward to this one.
  • one of the toughest races in the area, first 4/5miles up hill to TV Spire, then 3 or so downhill and 1 or so slight uphill to finish.Great race though, do it every year.
  • I am also not sure whether to do this for my gnr training. Sounds a little scary and my 10k time is only around an hour still but then again I'm not too bothered about being at the back. It's just the hills sound scary. Got quite a while till the race so I think I'll see how my training goes up to then!
  • Think I will be doing this this year, I have wanted to for the last 3 years but have always had a half marathon either the week before or after so haven't done it.

    Not so this year so will be filling out the form tonight.

  • Don't worry Katie, you won't be at the back while I'm around :)
  • I'm also doing this as part of my GNR training. Had a look at the results from last year and don't think I'll come last (!) but it's my first truly hilly race so I am a little nervous!!

  • Same here Kate we have been doing some hilly 10 mile runs in training but still probably nothing like the hills over those first 4 miles in Chesterfield.

    Just have to take it easy at first and then try and make up time from 5 miles onwards.

    I am not really trying for a good time in this one just happy to get round as if we can do this then we will be ready for the GNR.

  • OOOH EK !! someone said it was hilly for first two miles then flatish to 7 then down hill - they were having me on by the sounds of things - too late now, see you at the start on Sunday !!
  • Thanks Phillip - that's made me feel a bit better! That was my thinking -- if I get round this, the GNR should be ok.  

    See you Sunday!

  • Philip, Kate, KJO

    I too am using this as a training run for the GNR. I will be taking it slowly and enjoying the views. Look out for me at the back!

    CD number 128 - Scunthorpe & District blue vest, green forum ribbon

    Philip

    Kate

    KJO

    add your numbers and I will look out for you.

  • McFloozeMcFlooze ✭✭✭
    Anyone need a spare entry for this? Due to lack of training due to sprained ankle have had to pull out.  Let me know if so as prob just time to post. 
  • Chris just look out for a dark blue Morecambe FC top

    I love wearing it round Chesterfield it winds the locals up!!

  • CD number 128 - Scunthorpe & District blue vest, green forum ribbon

    Philip dark blue Morcambe FC top

    Kate

    KJO

    add your numbers and I will look out for you.

  • I'll check my number tonight!! Think I may have confused things by changing my profile name -- I'm Kate Offord and KJO!!
  • Are there any entries on day, d'y'know? Won't know if I can run until Saturday night - but it'd be quite nice as I'm only just up the road in Shef image
  • CD number 128 - Scunthorpe & District blue vest, green forum ribbon

    Philip dark blue Morcambe FC top

    Kate / KJO

    add your numbers and I will look out for you.

  • Bunny - According to the details from clicking the above link entries on the day are available at £2 extra (£10 affil - £12 unafil).

    Only just realised that this is run on this coming Sunday (I thought it was the following Sunday), I as usual will be at work.

  • I'm number 133, probably wearing  a blue vest.

     See you there!

  • CD number 128 - Scunthorpe & District blue vest, green forum ribbon

    Philip dark blue Morcambe FC top

    Kate / KJO 133 blue top (probably)

    add your numbers and I will look out for you.

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