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I've signed up . My race number came within a few days, 600 and something.
As I see it, I'll have a hangover on 1st Jan, spend all day lazing about, drinking lots of water, so I should be rested and hydrated ready for the 2nd !!
Don't actually know where Catforth is...............other than near Preston somewhere (deduced from the Post Code!)
I entered last night. Hope the weather is like it was second time around last year not that black ice nightmare. Not sure whether I`ll be `racing` or `taking part` but we`ll see how training goes and how the Xmas Xcesses go!
Do you think there will be entries on the day?
I couldnt make the rearranged date last year after the first one was off
I've just signed up for this because the half I was supposed to be doing in November was postponed due to ice & I'm doing the VLM in April for the first time so need a focus!!
I am aiming for 2hr15 providing the course isn't too hilly but after reading the posts it sounds perfect! I did an 8miler round St Annes a wee while ago on a trip back home and after training in Sheffield I actually missed a few hills!!! Never thought I'd say that!
I don't know Catforth at all so it will be nice to see a new area. Am I right in thinking it's not too far from Beacon Fell or am I way off?!!
O and around the preston area isnt all flat as there are many races that make your toes curl up at the thought of climbing all those hills like longridge 7 caldervale 10 blacksticks 10k garstang 10k garstang half so these are the ones to try
Thanks Alan - I think I'll give those challenging races a miss for the time being!! I'm such a lazy runner - I do hills in training but only because I have no choice!!! Although I have to say that they've helped my running enormously so I don't fear them so much anymore.
I grew up in St Annes so have fond memories of driving to Beacon Fell to go windberry/blackberry picking! I remember the steep drive up there too.....
Looking forward to the half - will look out for the Egyptian toe racing up them hills!! Fingers crossed no more snow to disrupt training!
is this deffo full?
this is the only site claiming so and others are offering me to enter it.
tried to email 'firstname.lastname@example.org' as i found that on another site as the contact email and it appears the addy is dead....
can anyone help? if i've missed this due to my internet being down for 2 weeks i will be fuming!
please could someone tell me what the route is for the race so I can have a look on mapometer?
I haven't seen the long term forecast, but I'm optimistic that surely this crappy weather can't last that long.
I've been doing all my training on the treadmill. I learnt my lesson last winter when I put myself out for 4 weeks with a pulled leg muscle. Physio said doing a 12 miler on snow probably caused it, landing differently, using muscles in a slightly different way. Apparently, but who knows ??
But flipping heck, it's boring!!!!
Good optmism all! btw Winter has started today!
Frodo - thanks, if I get chance, I`ll PM u. Phone dead at the mo!
Would it be possible for someone post on here if it's going ahead or not? I don't fancy a 2hr drive to find it's all cancelled!! Have been trying to train - managed a 14miler on saturday but it was so slippy it was slow going.
Thank you in advance!!
Egyptian toe - thanks I'll have a look and try to have a guess!!
Entered months ago as part of VLM training (first timer). So far so good, did 12.5m Sunday and on my taper. Found training in this weather quite dangerous at times until I discovered "Grivell Spiders" No good for road work but superb for x country, £20-£25 Is well worth it rather than the monotony of the treadmill.
Hope it's not postponed as I am due to go overseas in early Feb