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Johnny- By my reconing this means the lake has a slope on it!
Thanks for info on the first mile climb.
Try following the route on google earth, because of the hills above the lake you get a great perspective of the area.
I like the idea of a sloping lake
Right I've done it!
This will be my first half marathon - think I must be mad - plenty of time to train though!!
I have just printed off an application form and will sort it out over the weekend.
This will be my second half and yes Emma you must be mad but you'll love it really
I plan to cheat by running to mile 3, then swimming across the lake to mile 10
Welsh Alex: For a fiver you can share my boat i've hidden at mile 3.
I'll love it afterwards when I'm sat in the pub with a lovely pint of real ale!
This time last year I couldn't have run for a bus and last month I did the Ennstone 7 in a good (for me) time - so it'll be fine!
I agree with Johnny again - I've done this race 3 times and it is a sloping lake with the "uphill" being the return section to the dam before you freewheel back down to the village
Yeah, I've ran it twice and sent my entry off so can't wait for this, IMHO, it's the finest half marathon in the country... FACT lol...
A Martin Looks like we meet again my friend hahaha
I have it on good authority that in Iron Man Switzerland the lakes are definitely ALL UPHILL.
Where's me diary, because I'm definitely interested in this, and it's not just so that I can meet up with His Pugship. Actually, I wonder if I could set up another challenger...?
Well, I'm in, Number 19... blimey, that's low number... must'v ebeen the Sub 60 I mentioned on the application form
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I ran round the lake 6 weeks ago. Loved it. Just ran my first half on Sunday (Stafford) in 1:34. Hope to run this one in sub 1:30. Tea and cake at lakeside view probably a bad idea!
Vyrnwy is quick, although you can have a tendancy to go off like a nutter on the first 5 mile... which you have to keep the reigns on. When you make the turn, think this is around 7 mile, then there ARE inclines, nothing serious but if you'r eon your limit, you will pay... however, you have to take the option that at 12 mile, the l;ast mile is fast... so treat it as a 12 mile race... and you'll be fine.
I'm hoping for something rather tasty here BUT with Berlin Marathon 1 weeks later, may have to old back... I'll see how I feel closer to the time.
dont leave it to late, ive been told theres nearly 800 entrys gone and 1500 to fill and its only march
Mick n Phil friendly ??
Alex- how are u BTW - hope alls well
it's going to be another one of these events ahh
running the race will be easy
but will they let us IS another thing
i actually said to some one only last week - i use more energy and stress asking people to let us run
then actually running the 13 miles it's self
Posted my entry today. Stepping the training a little as i have a couple of 10k races over the next few weeks: lilishall sexarathon (first race of six) and Muller 10k (highly recommended)
Is the circuit clockwise? Hope so, whenever i have ran or cycled the lake in the past i have always gravitated towards this as like others i feel that the gradient works in your favor.
Got my number through yesterday - 9hundred & something so def filling up !!
I've got the map & it is clockwise as usual.
Clockwise it is then, just like my running wheel. Good news for a creature of habit like me.
Thanks for clarification