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Hey Tutu! Long time no post
Is this race over-hyped? I only have glowing memories, but that's just the shine of it being my first half? I suppose its one of the few 'old school' races with a PB course and non-extortionate fees.
Anyone put together a training schedule yet? I'm currently drumming one up; otherwise I'll just be wandering up on the day woefully underprepaired! Any secret key tips to divulge?
I've only done it once (this year) and it was just completely flat and easy to get a PB at, think that's the general reason it's popular! I also think it's nice having a half so soon after christmas period, gives you something to focus on and keep going through the festive season....
I'm in ! hiya Tutu, fancy meeting you here ! If you're trying for that sub 1.40 can you pull me round too ? I'm sticking to some easy running after the Abingdon marathon for another week or so but definitely want to get some speed work in soon, been trying for that sub 1.40 for 10 years, about time i got it.
Agree with some of the people it's a bit of a bummer getting the application on the saturday and still missing the cut, fraid it's the problem with popular races although i think this one must be one of the fastest filling 1000 + place races in the UK . Now that would be a good survey, what's the fastest filling race in the UK, not counting FLM and GNR ?? bet this one would be near or at the top !
anyone else aiming for that sub 1.40 ?
hi LMH was so excited seeing tutu's name didnt see you above her (snigger snigger) hows the legs after Abingdon? thanks for the company at the start, reckon you did a damm good time stosay how little recent running you'd done. How's the knee now ? hopefully ok for this one !
see ya there !
good luck at the fizz LMH
and hello everyone
really looking forward to this one and hoping to be around the 2 hr mark
Hi all! I'm in too Ran it in 2006 and had a great time. Was too slow off the mark to get in the last couple of years, so I'm really chuffed to get in this time.
nsc - I'm aiming for 2 hours too (well, hopefully just under!)
great news LMH
elle - did you run in 2006 with another forumite? if so, she's returning this year so we can all run together for our sub 2 attempt
I am in to
Can't wait for the chance to try for under 2 hours as I missed it by 2 minutes last year. I will now have to keep training over Xmas and New Year. Had a good race today at Guy Fawkes 10 even though a hilly course and if I keep my training up hopefully no reason why I can't do under 2 hours.
I'm in too - missed out last year because of the postal strike but got lucky with the post this year!
My PB is 2:03 on a flat course (Silverstone) in March so the BM might be a chance to give a sub 2-hour another shot ... but need to work on my speed in the meantime as I've got slower as this year's gone on! (I like to blame the marathon training - as good excuse as any! )
Third time lucky for me!! Just for the record, I live in the Midlands and relied on the postal system as usual and still got a place (though I was pretty determined to catch the lunchtime post on the Saturday!) - guess I just got lucky!!
Really looking forward to running this race mainly for nostalgic reasons - used to live in Appleton Roebuck (went to the village school etc etc), but the opportunity for a PB is also great motivator.
For the record, I reckon it's entirely up to Knavesmire Harriers how they organise their races and entries. As already stated, I believe there should be some reciprical arrangements between clubs, because without the clubs (and their volunteer marshalls etc etc) there would be no races!! Simple really. I run races, I help to marshall at races and if I don't get into a popular race, I'll have a little grumble to myself, then get on with it and look for something else to enter. I certainly wouldn't blame the race organisers!!
Hi, Swittle and NSC. We met at Yorkshireman Half. Excellent memories of that day and now trying to build up the courage to enter the full marathon next year!! Anyone else doing the full?
think I'll stick with the half at the yorkshireman, need to have a good go at that before having a go at the full
going to be a grand gathering at knavesire - friends all round
Is anyone aiming for around 1hr35? I've run 1hr36 in my last two halves this year and I'm determined (desperate?) to knock that minute off - at the least. Anyone looking for a similar time and fancy letting me tag along?
Happy running/racing for anyone heading out today.
bit fast for me Bunny but good luck, anyone looking to crack that 1.40 ? could do with some pacers to pull me along ! still sticking to easy running since the abingdon mara 3 weeks ago but suppose it's time to start some speedwork if I want that sub 1.40 !
Sub 1:50 would do me ... may be possible if i can get enough miles in my legs before January!
Yikes - looks like I might be among the last few finishers then with my post 2-hour times!
For the record, I'd be delighted with 1:59:59!
Higot in by hand delivering entry.
some familiar names on here already.It will be good to put faces to them apart from Northern Exile 'cos I will just be staring at the back of his head until I can use my sprint finish to gain revenge - that is if a tired ol' git can still have a sprint finish!!!
BunnyI will let you know nearer to the day about 1:35 - it will depend upon how training goes as I am just increasing intensity after recovering from an op and an extended holiday to recover from the op recovery!!!
Hey TS, 1:35 is a pipedream for me also! I have to be realistic ..... think 1:37.00 should be my target. Best I've done at the BM is 1:38.27 and I'm sure I can do a bit better!!!