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I'm in, It has opened early.
I checked back at 11.20 and it was full then!
I checked last night at about 10pm, there were 4 entries on the list but it wasnt accepting any as it wasnt open so I dont know how the first 4 got in. Anyway I got my place and I text some friends from the club early and they managed to get in as well.
I'm miles away in the south, but what's the clamour for this race, that it sells out in 11 hours!?
I mean, we have Wokingham and Reading in the south (2,750, and 18,000 places respectively) that always sell out, but over a few weeks.,.
what makes BM special then?
Stevie - Its a complete mystery.
Is it the only half marathon around? Nope!
Is it the only flat race around? Nope!
Is it the only flat half marathon around? Nope!
It seems on the face of it that the only attraction to a lot of people is that it sells out quickly - so it must be worth clamouring for an entry?
If I didnt live so close I wouldnt travel to do it but it's only 30 miles away for me so no overnight hotels etc and nothing else within that distance in the first 4 months of next year. I would do it even if it wasnt flat as it gives me a goal for the colder months. Knowing I was doing this kept me running through the snow last year!
Im flying over from Guernsey to do the race.... and did the same last year! (finished 7th)
Im all about fast course and PBs. And You'll struggle to find a course that quick at that time of year.
Its also stacked full of runners between 70 -80 mins which is useful for fast times.
I couldnt fault it last year, and hope its the same again this year.
I agree with No more nails, it would be far more interesting if the route went through the historic citry centre.
They would need the help of the council, but take Hull as an example, they have just got the council to let a local club run a marathon through the city of Hull.
OT.. I'm old enough to have run the 'Yorkie' half marathon back in the early 90's. That one covered quite a bit of the city centre including the main shopping avenue 'Coney Street'. At one point I thought we were going to be directed through British Home Stores! This one finished very close to the BM finish actually but from the opposite direction. In the end the organisers found it to be just too much hassle and called it a day.
On a general note it is usually easier to get an event put on in a city centre or prime site if there is a charity involved. My club help with the Bramham Park CRUK run every October which is a 5k & 10k race. We help with course measurement, results, marshalls, marking the course, building the finishes etc. However I don't think Bramham Park would let our club organise a race directly, CRUK are the people who get the permission.
and we're still waiting for you over on the marathon thread.
Thanks Minni, next to try to juggle some 'proper training' time, i.e. ex OH to have both kids so I can run
Speed is OK and trundled round 9 miles with Spud (dog) on Wednesday night so this half will be fine, but London & Edinburgh will require some decent LSR's as I'm fed up with surviving marathons instead of enjoying....
What time'sh is 'early' for Brass Monkey, is it collect numbers on the day?
Off to find calander to mark off weeks to races to focus my brain
My number is available if anyone is after it, please message me
Same as above, message me if you want my number and ill post it out.
hi I'm looking for a number if anyone can not use theirs.
My results are missing, was really pleased, now