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Just entered for the second year of this one, enjoyed it so much last year I'm coming back for more !
Just hope it's not quiet as hot this year -
Anyone else in ?
I'm gonna have a go,got a terrible time last year of 49.12,didn't cope at all well with the heat so I'm out to prove a point having done the Liverpool 10k in 46.06 just five months later.
Gonna be getting the extra miles in preparing for the Liverpool Half so should be ok.
Shrek i'll be back for this one as well this year. 56:56 last year in this, I was hoping for quicker myself, but the heat completely sapped me... I blame the organiser Just kidding Alan.
Chieffy I too am training at the moment for the Liverpool Half so hoping that will carry me over for this one as well.
Am back for this one too. Entered blokey this time too Again hope its not as ruddy hot this time. Funnily enough I ran Aldridge 10km one week later and it was the complete opposite, peed it down and freezing cold.
Funnily enough I think i've entered but cant remember if I have. If I cant remember must pay Alan a visit in his new shop, next to that lovely HOWGE LFC club shop
You don't realise how difficult it for me to be so close to 'that shop'!! I've brought my EFC mug in for comfort.
Nutty - I'll need your name to find out if you have entered.
Its Joanne Fairhurst and Paul Mason from Leigh
How many "OGGY OGGY OGGY's" can we shout in the tunnel this year ?
Alan - have you arranged for that greasy spoon to be cooking bacon etc this year ? The smell was torture as we plodded on past in the heat.
Jay Snizzel - 56.56 is a good time - I was aiming for a sub 1 hour and came in at just over at 1hr 2 ! Still I ahve done lots of miles since then and I will be gutted if I don't run a sub 1 hour this year as I do this distance at least once a week if not more and am always under 1 hour.
Jay Snizzel - I hadn't even heard of Mars Planets before I had them - somehow I ended up with 2 packets but both were out of date ! Ate them anyway - does chocolate ever go off ?
Nutty - we have an entry (postal) from you but not Paul. You are number 12.
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I keep it in a most secret place for safe keeping. I celebrated with it yesterday at 4.50pm!!!!
Anyone running over the weekend, if so how did you get on & where did you run ?
No running for me due to 2 reasons :
1 - Snow Again - when will it stop
2 - The Wife got me decorating
Can't say too much as I havn't told her about this race yet !!
No running since Friday for me, because of the snow and didnt feel 100% this morning.
Going tomorrow after work instead.
It's not an especially tough race to be honest Dave.
Much is made of the gradient in the tunnel. If it were that bad, I wouldn't have a pb off it for a 10K!
And I don't like hills
Predominently flat course with one decline of just over 1 mile in the Tunnel and one slow incline out of the Tunnel at 0.9 mile. It's not a massice challenge.
LB is correct, it's not that bad!
When I ran this last year I was worried about the incline out of the tunnel, and as has been mentioned earlier I actually found it pretty easy.
The heat... that was the hard part! oh and remembering to say hello to LB at the end
This is one race i have been trying to do but it has always clashed with some other event in my life. However I think this year may be the one !!!! You all sound like you've enjoyed it in past years and as I was lucky enough to cycle through it last year (Liverpool to Chester) can't wait to join you......see you there guys and girls :0)
Sorry folks - been neglecting this thread a little - finished the decorating now
Can get back to my life !!
Dave - the incline is nothing to worry about - the atmosphere in the tunnel is what it's all about - you see the incline and it looks a bit duanting but before you know it youre up and out - just be carefull not to stop for a pee as you emerge from the tunnel as people are on the bridge above you and might geta shock (not from experience last year you understand !)
Got my first run of 2010 in 3 weeks - Ironbridge half and can't wait to get back into the crowds - bit lonely running in the snow on your todd