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I'm convinced that I entered for this and paid online but I've not got confirmation. How do I know that my entry has been recieved and accepted?
You should have had an email confirmation within 24 hrs (from Fat Feet, no subject) - do you have evidence of your end of the transaction (bank/credit card statement, paypal emails, cheque stub)?
If you contact them through the Fat Feet site with all your details I would hope they'd confirm for you. Good luck!
On the verge of signing up to this after doing London earlier this year and not doing nearly as well as I'd have liked.
Lanky-Liz - Have you been for your look around Rutland yet? Wondered if you'd got any feedback at all?
Not been on here for a bit. Not running at moment - determined to sort out achilles so am doing x training and cycling.
SG - not done any of those so must be my mind playing tricks..
LL - yes, feedback eagerly awaited !!
AS - welcome, personally I am thinking this is not too far to drive there and back but missus may pursuade me to stay.
Hi Neil, I also did Edinburgh this May. Can sympathise with you, as my training suggested I might be on for a PB, but the heat got to me and I nearly managed a PW
I'll be doing this, must get around to entered.
Last weekend I ran around RW with a friend, We went around and did the penunsula which measure 22 miles in total, not sure where the other 4 miles will come from.
Anyway, to answer Q on hillyness, shoes etc. I wore road shoes, they were fine, even in the winter road shoes will be OK but I would prob wear old-ish ones that I didnt mind getting dirty as some was through wooded areas and if there has been rain then the would get dirty!!
Assuming the route is going to be the 22 miles we did plus another 4 from somewhere then it is def not a PB course. My friend was training for L50 and wanted to walk all the hlls, we had quite a lot of walk breaks! We also walked a flat bit cos he was tired, that was prob for a few mins. I think there was one proper steep hill (when I cycled it many years ago most people, but not me, walked with their bikes). The other hills are more shallow and not too long, prob 2-5mins walking for each of them
We were plodding around slowly, around 10-10.30mm when running but with the walking bits our overall av pace was 11.44.
To compare it to a few races as we all rate hills differently depending on what we are used to.
It is hillier than Ashby 20, strafford 20, shakespeare marathon, IOM marathon, I class all of these as hilly but RW is hillier
hope this helps
If the weather is anything like last year when I ran the Stevenage Half we're in for a treat. Especially as the lake is mainly used for sailing. The wind and driving rain will definitely get us on one side, no need to worry about the heat.
I'm looking forward to it. My biggest problem is trying to find a couple of Halfs in the lead up for training. Most seem to be in March for London Marathon lead up.
I am considering signing up for this one! This will be my 2nd marathon this year after doing Edinburgh in May.
Sounds like it is not a pb course with all the hills! Good job i like hilly races!
Anyone know about the numbers entering this event and when it might sell out?
Tim & Sarah - As regards HMs, there's B'ham 24 Oct, which I'm doing, plus there's Robin Hood (alongside the mara), Kenilworth, GNR, Leicester...
i fancy having ago at this as it sounds a interesting event is it the first running of this event.
Doing the Rotherham round 50 3 weeks before so the mileage for training wont be a problem lol but the legs might still be a bit trashed
dont let the hiills put you off. It was actually quite an easy run around with walking the hills, wasnt tired afterwards. We walked every tiny incline as well as what I would call hills so took it very easy. I think those people who have a soft PB could get a PB but only if you hit the wall big time first time around.
I am not very good at judging how much to add for hills but would say if you were racing it then 10-20 mins slower
They sound like really good times for that level of training!
When i did leicester last year i was only doing 20 odd miles a week and i came in around 4.30.
I ramped up the training for Edinburgh to over 30 and I reckon I was on course for getting a sub 4 time and i paced it perfectly with just under 2 hours for the first half but it was a really hot day and i think the heat got to me in the 2nd half and i came in at 4.12!
My best time for a half is 1.44 very similar to yours I reckon i just need to keep ramping up that mileage!
jimmy, if you can do 4.12 in Ed in the heat then I am sure, with a bit more traiing you will knock something off at RW
My half time is 1.47 and I have a 3.52 marathon time. However, I am not sure I could do sub 4 at RW with the hills. If I were racing it then I would prob expect just over 4 but I am not racing it, I will be going for a time at robin hood and/or Abingdon