Wicksteed Recovery Run Half-Marathon



  • image I know the area wellish I'll be very surplised if you need fell shoe's or can't do it in normal road running trainer's.
  • Just entered this event. Will be coming from London and be nice to have a sober New Years Eve. This will be my second half marathon though not sure if I will get a personal best depends on course and how much I eat over Christmas.
  • Guys,

     We highlighted the course as 'multi-terrain' purely because the route will utilise a mix of tarmac, gravel and concrete tracks and pathways and maybe a short grass section.  It will certainly not be a cross country route as I don't think I could face that myself the day after New Years Eve!

     Check out the medal which has been specifically designed for the event and an image uploaded onto this site - we hope you will all approve.

  • Thanks Lloyd, not sure I fancy x country on NYD either! image

    Where is the image of the medal?

  • Thanks again Lloyd,

    like the medal, I think it will be my first ever race where I might feel better at the end, than I do when I start - hope anyway.

  • Cinders - if you go to the main event page and scroll to the bottom of the screen, you should see the medal image.

  • Feel like a wimp now only doing the 10k! Just thought a HM may be a bit much on new yrs day esp as already doing Bedford half 2 weeks before.... Then again would be a good start to my marathon training does anyone know if I can upgrade?
  • Which mara are you doing KB?
  • Im doing the Bedford HM on 12th Dec so thought would only do the 10k recovery run at Wicksteed as opposed to the HM but quite fancy the Half now...
  • Go on, join in the half image

    I'm starting the year off with the half and bulding up to London

  • image It's going to feel good to start the yer off with a nice half. image
  • Lol Cake, thought you were going to be hungover! image
  • image I will be. image
  • Does anyone know what the course will be like in terms of gradient, terrain etc. As I am coming from London I have know idea what the area is like for running.
  • image Area is flatish with a few sloping hills. Not sure what the course is but one of the organisers keeps popping on so sure he can tell you. Not checked out the websie yet it might all be on there?
  • im coming down for this one, but not running i thought id get this one from the other side and im volunteering image

    can watch everyone else run the hills and save myself for the brass monkey in york later on in the monthimage 

  • image Boo!!!! lazy. image
  • damn cheek imageimage

    i have a 10k on 28th dec and that'll be my 25th race of the year i think thats enough image

  • imageimage Oh where's the 10k? image
  • southwell running club its at caythorpe  flat as a pancake image


  • image Cheers might see you there depending on mince pies.
  • I really like the look of that medal.  Initially thought no chance due to expecting twins at the start of January but they decided to come 9 weeks early so perhaps it's a sign image

  • Cake wrote (see)
    image Cheers might see you there depending on mince pies.

    thats why im doing it so i dont over eat, ive lost a hell of alot of weight (8st 9lbs)and im so frightened about putting it back on again, thats why i keep at least 1 race a month to keep me focusedimage

    xmas food is soooooooooo tempting image

  • Congrats on the twins RLR image

    Well done too Angie, that's a phenomenal lot of weight lost image

  • cheers cinders image

    ive tried time and time again to lose it but this time something just clicked took up running when i had lost about 7st and havent looked back this running lark is great, met some great people and seen loads of places i didnt know exsisted, and next year im off to New York to run the marathon, 5 years ago i struggled up the stairs, now that, bring on many more years of running image

  • Wow image  Enjoy New York, one I want to do but not got round to it yet!
  • taking me over a year to save but i'll be there

    6th nov 2011 is the 42nd running of the marathon

    6th nov 2011 is my 42nd birthday so i WILL be there image

    with the sunday night to party image

  • image note to self Angie's birthday one day before my mum's birthday.
  • do we think i'll need some good thermals to be marshalling on 1st jan image
  • image Yes, night even be snowing. Hope it's not because that will cause travel probs but you never know?
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