Birmingham Great Run 2012



  • LambesLady wrote (see)

    I think I may try some more hill runs this week.   

    Quick Q, for you all.  As I did an 11 miler yesterday, what do you think I should do this Sunday, another 11 miler or reduce it in preparation for taper week?




    Personally, I would do the 11 miler on Sunday at an easy pace then taper throughout the week, making sure you get plenty of sleep too. 

  • Pack received today

  • Hi onlyweakmen, I've not had anything come through. Could you try sending again to

    I think the starting group is likely to be green or pink if that matters at all?
  • LambesLady wrote (see)

    I think I may try some more hill runs this week.   

    Quick Q, for you all.  As I did an 11 miler yesterday, what do you think I should do this Sunday, another 11 miler or reduce it in preparation for taper week?




    I was thinking something very similar for this coming week / weekend, although with the main ascent coming at circa 10 miles, i think i may just have a couple of 6-7 milers in the week and then find a couple of challenging hills this weekend, as a final prep

  • I still can't decide, my legs were so tired yesterday and I'm worried about tiring myself out to much.  I have however just been out for a quick run, only had time for a 5K and I am so gutted...14 seconds of a new PB.   Need to push myself a little harder!!!!

    I am really looking forward to this race though, reading on Facebook people have been saying the atmosphere is better than Great North, I hope thats true, if it is it will be brilliant!!!!

  • Sorry it didn't get through mrandyyu. I was looking to run 1:27 ish. What do you think my chances are of getting into an earlier wave?
  • Hi All,

    I did this run last year and loved the atmosphere but the hill stung me near the end and had to walk for abit and my calves felt like someone had poured concrete inside them. but im really looking forward to it now even more so after having the e mail to say my number been dispatched.

  • Got my number, chip, etc today. The name's Forbes, the number's 2019! Bring it on!

  • Got my pack yesterday the realism is there now excited , number 1722 starting in the Orange Band , can't wait
  • pack has arrived, realisatin set in that this is gonna happen in just over a week!!! :S

    in the pink wave, so proping everyone else up!!

  • packs arrived , can't believe its nearly here am in pink wave to , but all set for a good run roll on next sunday

  • Our packs have arrived too, both me and hubby Gary are in the green wave. Looking forward to it!
  • Does anyone else have a spare place going? Would collect in the Birmingham area and obviously pay face value.

  • Have a spare one for a 65 year old .2hr 30 min plus.can post it F.O.C if you email me.

  • Hi there!! Does anyone have a spare entry/ries for the Brum 1/2? image

  • Hi Gatton, would be great if I could take that place. Have messaged you.

  • Harry, I've sent you an email. Not good news I'm afraid, though.

    Anybody fancy a Runners World meet up the evening before on Saturday for a quiet drink in the city somewhere?


  • Harry................ in the post today 1st class...... enjoy.

  • I have a place I can no longer use if anyone interested.
  • Good luck for tomrorrow everyone who's running.

    See you in the Malthouse for a well deserved pint.

  • good luck everyone. im nervous im starting in the orange group itll be like a rabbit in the headlights.


  • Good luck to all running tomorrow. This is my first race so really not sure what to expect just yet but excited for it

    Does anybody who has run in previous years know anything about the baggage area? I'm gonna be travelling by train into the city so won't have anywhere to store my things. I understand there is only limited space & am worried I'll get there for 9 to find that I'm lumbered with a bag that I can't get rid of prerace

  • Kevin.

    Just put the baggage label that you got on the bottom of your race number on your bag

    Storage is in the NIA, there's plenty of room and someone to look after it till the end of the race.
  • Good luck everyone, and have fun!

  • Good luck tomorrow. Hope you all get round and stay fit and healthy.
  • Good luck to everyone for tomorrow. I have a painful knee so just praying I get around injury free!

    Hope everyone has a great day!
  • Have fun out there, everyone. Let's show them how Birmingham runs!
  • good luck everyone,  see u at the finish 

  • Bloody hell that was a cold one! Great atmosphere and loved the war drums, got me thinking I was Braveheart lol. Finished in 1hr 28min 41sec. Got my T-shirt on and currently eating my way through the goodie bag. Well chuffed!

  • that hill on mile 10........dear god that hill.......image

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