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Hi any one doing this?
I did two halfs last year and looking for a couple for next year? might even take the plundge and go for a marathon in 2011 .
I did look at it but I'm already down for 2 halfs in March already. Don't want to push my luck with the boss
I too ran this race last year and thoroughly enjoyed it, getting a member of our club around in 1:42:21.
The good this about this course is that it does a nice big loop, but because of the trees, turns, undulations, you feel as if you could be anywhere. It can be a bit soft underfoot which isn't good if there's been a few days of rain beforehand.
My only word of warning is: get to the start area & use the toilets early. I know of some runners who, last year, got stuck in the queues of traffic trying to get to the start, then had to queue for the portaloos, then the race started as they were still queuing!
I'm going to do this one! It's going to be my return to half marathon running (in preparation for scarier things....!)
Could I ask - a friend seems to think this would be really hilly, but I get the impression this is just a bit lumpy rather than full of hills. She seems to think it would be a nightmare, but it can't be that bad? She hated Bath half mara for having too many hills... I did Leicester half mara (supposedly REALLY hilly) and was expecting more hills. I know different people perceive things differently, but I'd appreciate other people's views on how hilly this one really is. Not that I mind, but I want to be confident in igoring her scare-mongering!
I'm looking forward to it though - off to check out the race site (if there is one).
They changed the course last year I believe.........
But it isn't/wasn't hilly.................gentle long inclines I sem to remember......I PB'd on the course both times I ran it.........
looking to see if the dates fit in with my other races......
Hey Seren! Was thinking about you today as I may be up for bike rides in the New Year....
I didn't think it would be hilly. I suppose that's the difference in attitude when talking to someone who trains in the valleys compared to someone who trains in Cardiff!
Only problem with this race as far as I can tell is that it's on the day after the clocks go back, so one less hour in bed....
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She hated Bath half mara for having too many hills...
I am new to the south and also have not done a half in arounf 4 years. generally more 10k these days. Is this too much to take on? or is it a course that will be enjoyable or will it leave me a broken woman?
Yes, it is an enjoyable course, generally soft underfoot, and lots of trees in case you get caught short etc. You'll be glad you did it...
Hi, anyone got a place their not using ??
I liked the changes. Garmin says there were less hills, doesn't anyone remember the muddy climb at 11 miles in 2010 or the sharp ascent at 9 miles after going under the road bridge?.
I still can't go very fast though