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  • I should have waited to get prime top-of-the-page advertising space, shouldn't I? Never mind.

    Good luck yourself Yeti! It falls a week after the Robin Hood mara and a week before a family wedding for me. Oh, and a 7-miler the day after the wedding! image

    It occurs to me that there may be several hostelries along the route still open for business... beats water stations image

  • There are loads of pics of runners doing the last rowheath, if you let me have your number from the race I can send them on. One of our club members took them all.

  • Local 10k week before Bham Half

    Good little livener for the Bham Half - entries on day 

    free chocolate for every runnerimage

  • Nobody seems to have mentioned Centurion's GP 5M series, Nov 09 to Apr 10...

    Centurion Grand Prix 5 or Centurion Grand Prix Series

  • RK. An excellent race, but I might be bias... image
  • hmmm i might do some of those
  • I have a 5 mile PB to beat now! There were quite a few Centurions at Cov last night. Didn't spot any Bournville Harriers. Quite a nice race, and the rain just about held off. Don't understand why they had to lock the pavilion changing rooms just before the race though.

    I'm thinking about doing a few of the Centurions GP races. The Jan 3rd one might be a bit awkward, mind.

  • Lurker, RK. If you enter the lot it should work out quite cheap for you. Hopefully I should make the Nuneaton 10mile next Sunday, see you there maybe ?
  • Prior engagement, Chris - Robin Hood mara. Nuneaton was on my original list of 'possibles' for that date, along with two maras and two 10kms!

    I'm hoping to do a couple of 10 milers later in the year - the Rugby & N'hampton one at Draycote Water (if I ever find any details for it) and Thirsk (oop north), both in November.

    Good luck though. I've heard it's quite nice. May turn up at the Midland Road Relays the following Saturday, though I may or may not take part as a) I'll still be recovering and b) I'm marshalling the Acorns Midnight Walk that night.

    BTW - anyone know anything about the Shakespeare Raceway 10k, 21 Nov? There's an event page on RW, but the event website quoted there, raceways.eu, doesn't exist!

  • ahh glad you asked that RK, was thinking the same!? I need to look at last years results before I enter, it's okish to be last at the club but not at a race!! lolimage
  • Hi Spence,

    I've emailed catherine@raceway.eu, although if the www.raceway.eu site doesn't exist, her email address may not either!

    As for coming last, a) it's very unlikely and b) so what if you do? There's no stigma!

    Did you miss CoacH on Friday?

  • I did although his wife tells me it's gonna get tougher, obviously no more Mr Nice Guy!!image

  • lolimage I suppose training's got to be tough, else there's not much point!

    I may not be there on Tuesday, and if I am I probably won't do the full session, as I'm taking it easy now in the run up to next Sunday's mara. I'm looking forward to running 'normal' distances again!

  • The thing is the warm up/down is faster than I would go!!image
  • R-K well reminded - i kept looking at my calender wondering what race it was i was doing on the 19th since i don't remember entering any
  • R-K (again) mark did it last year
    it looked absolutely vile
    10k run on a runway so completely flat and therefore some fast times were run

    i will see if i can find the link on our club site

  • hmm - it was in march this year so it may not be the same race
    but i seem to remember the organiser was called catherine

  • Never mind - thanks Lurker. If I get any response I'll let you all know.

    If it's any help Spence, the slowest finisher in the March 10k there was 81:52 - now I'm sure you can beat that!

  • you know what? I think I could!!image
  • If the Shakespear 10k is on the long Marston raceway again then it is the flattest race you will do. I ran the one in March this year and there is a big ZERO on hills, not even the slightest lump. However,,,,,,,it is windy, very very windy and to be honest I would prefer the hills. I ran this slower than the Dudley Kingswinford 10K which is hilly. If it is a perfectly calm day then it is a definate PB course.
  • it looks hideous though chris
    it would be like track running
    i need more than that to enjoy a race

    even the conductive education - which i admit to doing because it is nice and flat - has something nice to look at as you run
    that place looked empty and souless

  • Lurker,

     I pretty much agree with everything you say. It was ok as a one off for me, but that is it and it is not really on my schedule as a return trip.

  • RK, I don't suppose you picked up a grey waterproof jacket out of my car boot on Friday ?
  • BO - no, sorry mate. Thanks again for the lift, by the way.
  • It's ok. I found it this morning. D'oh

    see you tonight

  • So. It's gone a bit quiet here. Nothing happening in the West Midlands?

  • only the small matter of a certain jog round Brum tomorrow RK image
  • nope

    nothing happening this weekend at all

    image

    actually R-K, you must get some of yor club to do our xmas yacht handicap race, it's a bit of fun, teams of two, you predict your combined time, run 3 ish miles and whichever team is nearest to their prediction wins and then we all drink tea and eat cakes

  • yeti wrote (see)
    only the small matter of a certain jog round Brum tomorrow RK image

    Oh yeah, I thought everyone had lost interest in that after Ms Radcliffe pulled out with a sore throat...?

    lurker. wrote (see)
    actually R-K, you must get some of yor club to do our xmas yacht handicap race, it's a bit of fun, teams of two, you predict your combined time, run 3 ish miles and whichever team is nearest to their prediction wins and then we all drink tea and eat cakes

    Wot? No beer?

    The Courgette & Chocolate cake was very nice, by the way. Didn't taste of courgette or chocolate, but very nice all the same!

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