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Don't know if this link will work or not, but plotted out this course from an old drawn map on GMAPs. Forgive any inaccuracies.
Hope this helps anyone preparing to do this.
See you there.
By a strange coincidence i'm in Walton for a family do next saturday, what a great chance to have a run as well.
Fantastic, see you all there...............
So much depends on the weather and wind direction - if it's kind, the three miles along the prom will be wonderful - by the beach huts and ice cream vans!
This is a 'local' race, but good that so many from outside the area want to give it a go - have fun with the relative flat nature of the course and fresh air! It's my 4th half of the year; long may the weather stay kind.
At the mile markers on the sea front they should be handing out ice creams if its warm. Which is the best one to dunk on your head if they run out of sponges?
On seconds thoughts just checked BBC weather http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2370?area=Frinton light rain is forecast ( for sunday, 17C.
Was a good one - but hot!!! Where did that come from?
Goldenheart and myself completed it in 2hr 3mins together (his 2nd half, my first). Very proud to say we didn't walk at all - but we are both slightly sunburnt now!
It was warm wasn't it! Nice tan though, and the sponge stations helped keep me cool. Bit of a direction problem around mile 12 where I was called back to go left and not straight on, but with all the twists and turns, the (marshall) support was fantastic.
Pleased with 1.30+ and but for the last 2-miles ......
My advice for next year...don't suck the sponges! Thought it was a great race, more hilly then i could have imagined it would have been.....Just ducked under the 1.40 mark.....What was the issue with the mile markers...other then the 8 mile one on the sea front they all looked in place/in the right area?
Anyone know where i can find the results
Yeah, I might give the sponge sucking a swerve as well.
We only saw about five of the mile markers. The rest didn't seem very obvious and 1 had spun out of position, but its a minor gripe on what was a good run and day.
Good time Flat Footed. My Bro came in at 1.38 and my Uncle 1.54
Haven't seen the results posted up yet. I'll keep my eyes peeled.
No sign of the results yet either - have found an interesting article posted by one runner:
That was an interesting read. Didn't experience any marshalling issues myself, but then I was about 3/4's of the way down the field, so any slip ups would have been corrected by the time I came past (you hope).
Looking to do the Southend Half next.
Has anyone seen results for this yet?
There are two Mersea race dates, the round the island is 26th June about 13-14 miles multi terrain and the 28th August for either a 5mile or 10 mile (2 laps) road course.
Details are here http://www.merseaislandraces.co.uk/index.htm
Only just down the road from me as well but I'm away for the round the island one
Stil no results ....
Good news you're looking at the Mersea 10 - if I run Round the Island i shall keep you posted. Liz, were you talking to my other half, Laura, at the end of Frinton?
GoldenHeart, what is your chosen Marathon? I'm looking at Nottingham this September, my 5th! You'e right to keep the legs trained; they have a very good memory and know what to expect!
Finally found results
Foon - may have been talking to your other half, I tend to chat a lot
Towards the end I was talking to a lady in orange (I think) wearing a baseball cap who I had chatted with towards the start and then after the race I had a chat with a lady who had also done the Colchester half, unfortunately I didn't get a name but I was wearing a blue Colchester Bootcamps vest.
I'm doing my first marathon in October so building up the mileage for that!
Nice one - the results are out !!
Well done on finding them, and good luck with the October marathon - have you chosen one yet?
and we both did the Colchester half, so it must have been her; such a contrast between the races!
Yep, very different races both had their pluses and minuses, I think I enjoyed Colchester more because I had people there supporting me and although I didn't like the two lap format I have to say that the seafront at Frinton seemed to go on forever.
I think the last little loop at Frinton, before you got back to the finish nearly destroyed one chap who thought we were nearly finished and asked me if I knew how much further it was, when I said it was another 2.5 miles he just visibly crumpled!
I am doing the Istanbul marathon on the 16th October - my first so I am nervously looking forward to it.