Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon

Is anyone doing this???

Havent started training fully yet but have done a few 5ks and 5miles lately just gotta start adding the miles.

 Just want to beat me dreadful time of 2hours 24minutes from Frinton Half on my side i was ill but no excuses would like to get 2hr 11mins 

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  • I did this one last year Muppley.  Not exactly a PB course but it's not impossible.  All I would say is to make sure you save a lot for the interminable hill that starts around the 10.5 mile mark and goes on for at least a mile.

  • "Not exactly a PB course"

    Lol ! You should live in Wales ! Of course its a PB course image
  • Welsh Alex wrote (see)
    You should live in Wales !

    It would be a bit of a long commute

  • Shiny wrote (see)
    I did this one last year Muppley.  Not exactly a PB course but it's not impossible.  All I would say is to make sure you save a lot for the interminable hill that starts around the 10.5 mile mark and goes on for at least a mile.


    yeah i have heard its a hilly one but i guess that even if i half walk half jog the bigger of the hills i can at least take a few mins of my time

     has anyone got their numbers im a bit worried my application hasnt gone through as they said july for the numbers

  • Hey, I was going to make this my second half-marathon, aiming to beat my 1:37 from Milton Keynes a month or so ago. Is anyone training for for it in the Cambs area?
  • I am doing this one too, I live in Norfolk now but used to live in Ipswich so I'm looking forwards to running there. 

    Muppley wrote (see)

     has anyone got their numbers im a bit worried my application hasnt gone through as they said july for the numbers

    No not yet, was going to e-mail them if I hadn't receved anything in the next 10 days or so.  If you go to the Ipswich Jaffa's homepage you can check the entry list to make sure you are in.
  • Numbers are now being mailed out ,so if you have already entered you should get yours soon.  As has already been said you can check you are on the entry list by going to Jaff'as homepage and clicking on their events tab and then on the half marathon tab.

     Good luck with your training.

  • Just got home after being away and my race number has arrived, hope your did too. 

     I have the Great Yarmouth Half to do this weekend and Ipswich on the 29th.  It's the first time I've done two so close together so wish me luck!

     LRR

  • Hello all

    I am running this, first half marathon, and first competivie run. So it'll be a PB no matter what time I run it it image

    I know the first half quite well as I use some of the roads as a normal route.  Planning to run the second half this weekend so I know whats in store.

  • Good luck with your training and hope it all goes well on the day.   We will be handing out the medals at the end.
  • got my number 537 i will be at the back in my runners black and white vest!!

     training going ok only upto 9miles solid hoping to add that extra mile this weekend to make it 10 and then go all out the last weekend to make it the full 14miles trained

     havent trained the hills part of it yet tho walking the hills at mo still trying to make sure i run them each time 

  • I've done a few ten miler's, but generally my 'normal' runs are between 6 and 8 miles. I have no plans to put in any longer runs between now and the 29th. I would also recommend you do not over run the distance the week before the event; unless of course you're an accomplished runner and know how your body will react to the distance.
  • Still time to enter both the half marathon and the Fun Run as the deadline for entries has been extended to August 21st.
  • Just signed up for this, suppose I better run 10 miles tomorrow!!
  • Good luck all - I'm running this too. I drove the coarse last week, and was surprised by just how hilly the section up to about 7miles is! I dont mind the last climb after 10.5, at least there is a stretch before then that is downhill, so it will likely balance out.
  • Good luck to everyone on Sunday from us all at Larking Gowen.  It will be a great day and we are all looking forward to it.
  • Hi Anna

    Is it just plain water at the water stations? Bottles / cups?

    Also, what sort of sponge is available at sponge station? Victoria hopefully image

    Thanks

  • Plain water in bottles at stations.  Sadly no victoria sponge available but you should enjoy the goodie bag!
  • *tim* - good question! I hate trying to drink from cups - you either have to slow down LOTS, or spill it over yourself. Surely providing bottles cant cost sponsors that much ? They are easier to drink from, and far easier to carry for longer meaning that you get more of the contents in your mouth, and not down your front!
  • Thanks Anna!!

    Looking forward to Sunday. Hopefully it'll stay dry image

  • Anna - excellent news on the bottles vs cups. Thanks for the quick reply (and thanks to tim for asking!)
  • I will be taking a few gels and a sports drink with mem, as it is just water available on the route.
  • Tractor Boy - I'll be doing the same. A gel around 6 miles, then another at 9 is my usual half marathon strategy.
  • I am likely to have a gel at 4, 7 and 10 miles as they are just before a water station.

    So in addition when I am scoffing down gels I will be wearing a black meningitis trust top.

  • good luck to all on sunday dont forget to wave at us back of the pack runners haha!!! im taking a few jelly babies with me to have at certain miles and im glad its water bottles!!! i know that i wont be taken a sponge after the experience of last time (had the left over throw away ones from the road rewatered and handed to me - gravel faced wasnt a good look at the finish line!!!)
  • Muppley wrote (see)
    ... throw away ones from the road rewatered and handed to me - gravel faced wasnt a good look at the finish line!!!

    Sounds like a good reason not to be near the back of the pack image

  • hi all

    this will be first half marathon. looking forward to it also a tad nervous. not sure how long it will take me, just hoping to get round with no problems

  • wayne - we all start somewhere ! Good luck - enjoy the day. Fingers crossed the wind drops, and it aint chucking it down!
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