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Hi does anyone have an elevation map for Coniston 14? or can point me to one on Garmin Connect?
I'm due to measure this next Saturday (weather permitting) I was supposed to go yesterday but the weather conspired against us.
When I get back I'll try to post a link to the Garmin trace that the measurement creates.
I'm told by the organisers that it is a little short of 14 miles but they don't want it extended to the full 14 miles, just for me to confirm the distance.
Given the terrain, beauty, atmosphere and cakes Coniston no-one will be overly bothered about the distance.
If I don't post the link, someone please send me a message through this board to remind me.
Tigerlily wrote (see)
LOL Brian - 13.7, .8 or .9 or whatever... it's certainly always felt more like 20
But you can't beat the scenery
who is he, do i know him
I saw a run on garmin connect which seemed to follow the majority of the course but it didn't look that hilly elevation gain of 260m ? I suppose it is all relative?
Last year was 'really' hot and I was one of those silly sods who blew up at approx mile 11 ; I've never walked as much of an event as the Coniston last year and would ordinarily have been absolutely disgusted with myself but a] there were loads of others walking and b] the scenery was breathtaking.
Undulating / Hilly ? My verdict / hazy memory was of it having like a rollercoaster feel to it - your either going up or down and not much of the flat stuff - but then again I was delirious for most of it - But I'm back again this year and really looking forward to it - its a beautiful location and really well organised.
it is indeed a superb race
is it stil 16.7 miles now, after changing it as the lane was closed so they had to go to next left turning
16.7 is all the better though
Yeah maybe the goody bag ; I thought maybe mine had a hole in the bottom , a sweatband and a little container of lip cream[?] or at least I hope it was lip cream !!! But I was just chuffed to have finished and I'll probably be back next year even if you got a slap across the face at the finish - my favourite event Coniston.
But that fella needs to have serious word with himself , he was behaving like a 3 year old regardless of where the car had been parked. - embarrasing.
It was a lovely white bag though!
Only my second race ever and I had a good time, I wasn't racing it and using it as a training run, beautiful sights along the way to boot.
Water stations wise it was cups and they we're not always ready at the slow end of the field which was a little dissapointing as I had to walk through the stations. I wasn't bothered about my time so walking wasn't the issue, I would have liked to have practiced taking a drink on the run that's all.
I will do this again next year I think and race it, great atmosphere, great views and well organised
Quays I take it you were using it as a training run for Manc Mara, I was originally planning to race this one but signed up for manc late so it was a training run for me too. (that said I ended up racing my friend and did it a good 5 mins quicker than I intended) good fun though and great views. I had a camelbak on so didn't bother with the drink stations
Yup sure did Wesley, It was a really nice run and good to take in a couple of hills as Manchester is pretty flat for training and the odd hill won't do any harm. I did a nice slow 2hours 13
Thanks everyone for your kind and useful comments about our Race. I appreciate there was a problem with cars leaving the field too early and we plan to keep the gates closed until 2pm next year.
Good luck with your other races in 2012