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Just want to say a big thanks to the organisers. Wasn't able to run the race itself as I had my kids unexpectedly and my fella was entered too. However, the race organisers were very understanding and allowed me to run the route before the race and kindly gave me a goody bag and medal for my efforts. Much appreciated
I loved the venue and thought it was well organised and for £15 I thought it was fantastic value. I got chatting to someone for almost the first 7 miles which was a great distraction.
The showers afterwards were a great plus - except I think the 'privacy' glass was misleading! I couldn't see through it to the outside...but when I'd finished it was pointed out to me that everyone could see in.
I thought it was a great race too although I pushed myself a little too hard & spent the journey home & much of the evening vomitting!!
Agree with the 'goody' bag moan -cereal bar alone would have been better than packaging it in a giant carrier bag & shame only the speedier runners got jelly babies & squash.
Excellent venue -couldn't believe I was overtaken by the flower before we even got to the dam wall....
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-couldn't believe I was overtaken by the flower before we even got to the dam wall....
Great race. Yes not cheap, but much better value than the GNR. I would prefer the fantastic scenery of this race any day, than the dual carriageway running of the GNR.
(Camio and misfit), the flower finished in a time of 1:42:42
The jelly babies were lovely
The race was superb but the goody bag was just pointless. It somehow detracted from the race but it's a minor point at the end of the day.
A fantastic day, agree on goody bag, which was a little limp. towards end the thought of the goody bag (have paid £17) pushed me on a little (yes i am shallow) to a 1.33 finish for my first Hm.
Did see a couple of ambulances, hope everyone was ok, any news?
A great day, my first half marathon. Managed 1 hr 56mins which I was pretty happy with. Got the bug so am now looking at potential races over the next year. Any recomendations?
I liked the way the spectators were caged at the end.
That t shirt was a disgrace for £9 though, the printing is really poor and should have been rejected. But the names thing is a brilliant idea, more races should do it.
It's quite a nice race, but I found it tough going having run only a handful of times in the three months preceeding it.
Unsurprisingly I ran out of steam at 11miles, but still finished in a reasonable (for me) time.
I would be happy, in some cases, if all races charged for T'shirts and then this money being ploughed into the race charity.
But I know not everyone feels the same.
I may be back next year, I may not (as I'm getting married that weekend), but will probably do it again in the future.
Have a look on the Oswestry Olympians Website
The entry form is now available.