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I've run both Hampo, and both are great races. I would class the 4 villages as undlating, with a couple of steep up and down bits. There is more 'hill' to the hills than Warrington!
There was a thread for this race last year, somebody posted a profile, have a look here
Cheers Ian and Steve, Would you guys say that it could a PB Course then. I have found flat sometimes tougher in a wierd way. I am also running my fav half which is Wilmslow in March.
Hi all, did this race last year and back for more this year! Loved it, well organised but I have a score to settle with it timewise! I hadn't done any hills or hill training when i ran it last year but i have just (2 weeks ago now) dont Snowdon Marathon so feel that i might just be a bit better round Helsby this time round!
Must be a good one as i'm travelling 200 odd miles to it, i live in south west wales but my parents are local to helsby (ish).. my dad's in Wirral AC and running it as is my mum....it'll be my first race ever with both my parents in it!!! (And the first one ever that i should beat my mum, I would love to say beat them both but my dad's a bit of a running machine)!!!
Just hope the weather in the weeks running up to it are kinder this time round......was so touch and go last year and with the distance to travel was very uncertain............all adds to it i guess!!! Oh and the park and ride is very well organised etc so would recommend to anyone instead of trying to park at the event!!!!
Dunno about it being a PB course - dont think I've ever PB'd on it ! Liverpool is faster unless you get that nasty headwind down the river.
Sorry you've missed out EF - but you have to get in early with these races. They fill up quickly. Check out the calendar and get your entry in for Lpool or Wilmslow before they fill.
the village bakery half in Wrexham in February
Flat and fast .
If anyone has a problem and can't do the run, I'll happily buy your place off you (I hoe the reason you can't do it isn't a very serious pone)
I too would like to join the 'unofficial' list of willing place takers, only if requests posted above me have been exhausted of course. Just planning my calendar for next year & hadn't spied this one till now!
As above, hopefully not due to any serious reason but any unforseen holidays/work commitments, bad weather etc. get in touch.
Unfortunately I cannot do this now, so if anybody is interested let me know.
Both STFC & TheOvenglove posted ahead of me with requests, as such I think it fairer if you try to get in touch with them first. If unsuccessful or they have changed their minds I'll happily purchase your place off you. This is assuming you don't take up the interesting offer of davenorman which you are of course perfectly entitled to do.
By the way, I can match davenormans offer in fact I'd be willing to treble any prize money I won as an offering! (Does this give you an idea of my confidence of not winning any?)
I'll keep an eye on the forum & my inbox.
Ah ! Too Late again !!If anyone else finds they can't run then I'll gladly take the place (legal transfer of course) Thanks B.
Ah ! Too Late again !!
If anyone else finds they can't run then I'll gladly take the place (legal transfer of course)
I'd love to take your place! I'll PM you and see what the state of play is.
( Obviously STFC is first on the list!)
There's a transfer mechanism on the Fabian website which is pretty straightforward and it's better for the organisers. Please try and keep it legal folks! http://www.fabian4.co.uk/competitor/viewentry.aspx
If anyone's injured, ill, or otherwise busy, please think about releasing your place. There's always several hundred no-shows - which is kind of inevitable at this time of year - but there's also a queue of people desperate to snap up any spare places.
I can't speak for ither but I would be usung the official transfer system (I get to have my actual name on the list then, I'm only using this as a tool to find people who are now unable to take part.
A quick question, I was going to send Weelsy a message asking if he had spoken to STFC and what the stae of play was. However there isn't an option to send him a message. i presume this is because Weelsy selected not to in which cas'r we will have to wait until he reads this thread. Im I correct?
I ran this in 2010 year for the first time and loved it - cant beleive that I missed the entry for 2011
If anyone has a place that they no longer need - then I would be very grateful if it could be transferred to me - within the order of this list of course.
Just a gentle request... If anyone's injured, ill, or otherwise busy, please think about releasing your place. There's always several hundred no-shows - which is kind of inevitable at this time of year - but there's also people keen to snap up spare places.You can arrange a transfer privately, here or elsewhere. You need to use http://www.fabian4.co.uk/competitor/viewentry.aspx
Or if you want to keep it simple email firstname.lastname@example.org (small admin fee). We'll release a few cancellations at the end of the month, the date will be on the Helsby website. http://www.helsbyrunningclub.org.uk
Of course, if you're not ill, injured or otherwise busy, we look forward to seeing you. Good luck with the training and we hope you have a cracking race!
Like a few others, I have just seen that entries now full, so happy to put my name at the bottom of this unoffical transfer list - via the official route obviously.
Agree with comments re Wrexham and Liverpool halfs being good for PB (Wrexham cancelled last year after I had made a 3 hour journey! and Liverpool had the terrible headwind at end). So desparate to get my PB sorted for this year!
Looks like I'm bottom of the unofficial transfer list now.
If anyone does wish to conduct a transfer, please let me know.
I ran this race last year and it's fab (ie downhill to the finish)!