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It's fast flat and very very fast, although it's a whopping field. I'm up for the ruck, anyone else?
Great stuff, I'll be travelling through from Ellesmere Port, hoping to twin up with someone I know who'll be coming... I'll actually get ready for this one, every other 10k I've done on tired legs this will be a balls out the barrecks race me thinks... lets hope I'm in decent shape, although those Sub 30 lads might have a few minutes on me
Hope marriage is treating you well.Did37:32 at Tees Pride 10k 2 weeks ago (best for 2 years).So hoping to go sub 37 at Abbey.
I actually don't like the race (too big and crowded), but it is a pb course and I've missed it the last 2 years due to injury & illness , so I'll be giving it a go.
I'm down for it., my pack arrived last week. My second 10k and aiming to beat my 71 mins i managed in June, so won't be troubling many of you! Partly why i go for big races, i can hide in the crowd!
i know the course will be pretty boring though, i usually avoid out and back routes when training. don't want to run with ipod though, i like to enjoy the crowds.
It is fast so I will be there again. No I don't really mind that its £15 for the privilege
On to important matters as a Leeds Dash virgin.........how are the pre-race toilet facilities anyone??!!! Also, travelling up from Macclesfield the day before to do the race...does anyone know a good and reasonably priced hotel nearby? Thanks.
There are the usual facilities near the start, but if you remember to take a 20p with you, you can use the much nicer and warmer facilities in top floor of 'The Light' which is a covered shopping area further up the Headrow (the main street) from the start (just past the Art/Sculpture Gallery). I find this a good place to hang around anyway as it's usually warmer than outside.
There are loads of the usual cheap city hotels like Travelodge/Ibis etc within walking distance of the start . As I live in Leeds I've only been to one (the Travelodge in Vicar Lane) and it was after a Christams Do, so I'd have slept anywhere. It seemed Ok though.
I come to this race every year hoping to go sub 40 minutes, and yet again I'm setting myself up for disappointment...
Tom Foulstone wrote (see)
Hey people...has everyone recieved their packs already? I know a couple of people who have...but im still waiting.
Found this on the official site Tom..
Your race packs will be sent out up to a week before race day. In your pack you'll find:
No need to worry!!
Aha...thanks people...i can relax now! I have roped a few guys from uni into doin it so i didnt wanna not recieve my pack and then seem like id conned them!!!
Hopefully it will be slightly warmer than last year but similar conditions!!! Hoping for a 33mins so fingers crossed.
The start isnt in zoned, or it wasnt last year...u just have to get a decent spot. The trick is to warm up and do strides at the front of the pack and then nip back accross. I just been looking at your times and i reckon your goal is easy doable... If you wanna meet up just before the start it might be an idea to pace each other. Just an idea tho.
After completing the Jane Tomlinson Run for All in 63 minutes, I'm really hoping to get sub 1 hour time for the first time ever on this course. In typical fashion I've not kept up with my training and because of an impending holiday I'll have about 3 weeks to get my act together. Why do I always leave these things to last minute. On a more serious note - can I ask those who have run it before - what was the temperature like?
This is a big one for me as well, it's a sub 34 minute attempt for me as well so might see you there as well Gary!
Looking back at the photos, I think 'faster' male runners were given a pale blue background to thier numbers and 'slower' ones an orange back ground. A steward came and asked me to move closer to the front when I was standing talking to my 'orange' friend at the start.
Not sure if this will be the case this year.
Actually closer to orangy-yellow.
And I think the women had the same colour coding