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I've done a couple in the War Memorial Park, Coventry. Both did multiple laps, basically round the perimeter. It's a fairly flat course and quite quick as long as they don't take you off the paths. I did one in March 2012 organised by Help The Aged which was really good. The other in November 2011 which was a bit dodgy.
Ive just been down to the war memorial park and run the same route as the weekly 5k park run, but ran it twice (4 times through the park)
timed myself and achieved a time of 49:22 for a 10k run, is this a good time or is this a slow pace ???
that is a very good time for a first 10k !!!!!
Yeah thanks Peter, I have been talking to a few people today etc and most (not all) have said it is a fairly good time. I have visions (nightmares) that im gonna turn up for the race and end up coming in last.lol
I have now registered to run the Coventry memorial 10k run on November 18th so Im going to get as many training sessions in as possible so I can improve on todays time.
it'll be 2, 2 1/2 or 3 laps of the outer perimmeter paths - the amount of laps would depend on the route thats picked for the distance
quite safe and a good event
It's a very scenic run, completely off road and with good facilities. There were a few problems with the finish last year, which was on one of the main paths through the park and not well marked. You had to fight your way through grannies/dogs/pushchairs in the last 100m. Hopefully the organisers will have taken feedback about this on board.
does anyone know if they use chip timing for this event? Thanks
It wasn't chip timed last year.
Ok, cheers for the reply.
Anybody any idea of logistics?10.30am start per RW, but 10am on MCC Promo website?Numbers being sent out?Where exactly in WMP does it start? Big park.
This is from MCC Promo's twitter feed posted yesterday: "Hello ALL runners the Coventry race on the 18/11/12 starts at 10:30am pls b there at 9:30-10:00am to reg and get numbers". The map of the course I cannot open in a full screen view from there web page but it looks llike it starts near the new visitor centre by the main car park.
Appreciated, thank you, and see you there.
Are entries still available on the day?
Being a Coventry local, I regularly do a saturday park run followed by 4-5 laps around the park and noticed this event, overhearing a conversation on the startline.
Looking online, entry on the day was possible so opted to give it a go instead of a solo long run.
It is another shambles, I'm afraid. Just a bloke on the make by holding a minimum organisaton race with a few volunteers to make a few quid. The memorial park is always busy on the weekend and without any notice, people had no idea what was going on. Running on the grass when frosty and thawing is dangerous, as is the number of lapped runners who are wearing ipods that can't hear any requests to move right or left. The course distance, again was not right, being 400m too far this time. Too many loose dogs, kids on bikes and angry pedestrians who had a lot of beef with the marshals.
Its a challenging course in a great park but done on bare minimum organisation. No entry forms, just give your name and a tenner, thats it. You are better off going to the park an hour earlier and running 3 laps on your own.
I really do hope that there is a good donation to the red cross, if so then it was worthwhile.