A race for all of us to meet at Part 2



  • Tim, best not to though, ah.
  • Re. Salisbury...

    Is the race you are talking about here The George Dunster Imber Half?
  • Hi DW, yes I think Grumpy has clarified that it is called that on the Salisbury Events thread.

    Any additional info on these races would be helpful people. Bear in mind I'm only going on your race recommendations and don't know these races personally
  • Coniston would give me a good reason to train on hills (lets face it, I wouldn't otherwise!)

    Not much interest for Inverness Half yet, but in case anyone is thinking about it:

    Starts next to the river, near the sports centre, and runs along to the main bridge into the town. Flat until 3.5 miles, where there is a slight hill (nothing tooooo scary) to mile 5. Turns up a lovely wee leafy lane for a mile or so, then back into the east of the town. There is a small hill about 8.5 miles, but this is followed by a good downhill for recovery, and the last 3 miles are flat, back along the river on bith sides to finish at the running track.

    Nice medal and T-shirt, and £300 prize if anyone beats the course record!
  • I just had a nose on the Warminster Running Club site about the George Dunster Imber Half and the results for 2002, they only had 239 people listed. So I was thinking, could this event be too small for us as we'll flood it?

    Does anyone know the limits for this one?
  • BK, ah yes, just seen it! Bit behind today...
  • Foxy, can we have your views on this race as I think you recommended it.
  • BK,
    The Salibury one is called The George Dunster Imber Half, don't know anything other than what is on the web http://www.runningdiary.co.uk/go/view.cgi/201

    Badger and I just decide that we were going to do it, that's why we mentioned it. (it looks a popular choice so I'm sure it will be good regardless)

    I'm up for either Ironbridge or Coniston too!
  • Coniston for me. I have done it twice before and whilst I wouldn't call it 'demanding' it is undulating but its one of those where the scenery takes your mind off the challenge of the course. Great pub across the road from the finish line for a swift one after!
  • Has anyone done this Salisbury race and can tell us what they think
  • Helsby and Ironbridge for me.

    Ooooh, I'm excited already!
  • Already sent my entry for Helsby off. Someone did say it fills up very early so be warned. Ironbridge has to be my local 1/2 so I'd better do that one too.
  • I really fancy Coniston, though walking there used to kill me when I was 17!!!
    Isnt it a fell run??
    Salisbury, FAB, Stonehenge--
    Like the sound of Ironman
    Oh God, shall be in permanently knackered phase like now
    Dont think marathon followed by half marathon 6 weeks later is particularly si=ensible for a beginner!!
    Just cant resist
    Someone decide for me!!
  • Helsby's pretty close, but would require a complete change in my training. Would have to up the length of my longest runs very significantly. How late can I leave it to decide whether or not to enter, on past experience - anyone?
    If successful, then Ironbridge - maybe.
  • Thanks BK, delighted to see both Helsby and Coniston made the list, I'm down for both so it looks like I might finally get to meet some forumites in the flesh, which I'll really look forward to. Inverness would be great if I could sell it as a weekend youth hostelling to the family, will have to decide nearer the time.

    Pleased to see you're keeping your promise Ratbag! Don't be scared of Coniston, it's 14 miles not a half so you've every excuse to forget your normal 1/2m times anyway.

    Go on Mike; just think of it as 53*400 m with no recoveries.
  • WHAT
    You didnt mention the extra Coniston mile
    Suppose its up a hill
  • Salisbury for me - if it's not too hilly!
  • Almost certainly Salisbury, possible Ironbridge but its the day after I return from a skiing trip!!! Maybe I can catch a lift.
    Is it possible for organisers to extend the entry limits to races if they know they have a big demand? How/ Why do they set entry limits ?
  • Tim,
    I like your idea of winning the "unofficial team" team prize at Salisbury.
    We'll have to persuade Drew to come along.
  • George

    The police normal influance the limit on a race
  • Will do Helsby.

    Would like to do Salibury, but if not will do either Ironbridge or Coniston which ever is the most popular.

    p.s. 1st time using forum and have only done 2 10k races so far this year (only started running in Feb 02)

  • Welcome Theresa
    The others are all mad, except myself and Jonny Boy, and RB and Badge and....

    These races should be great!
  • Good for you Tired Legs. I started around the same time as you. You'll be hooked before you know it.

    Don't listen to Barkles, he lost it years ago
  • Put me down for Salisbury - a weekend away and it is taking ages to catch up!!

  • Salisbury Plain will be very special - very vibey place.
    I shall be up for Consiton/Ironbridge too.

    Daisy Dog - where is your kennel? I used to live at Chittern. Love that whole area dearly.
  • I'd love to meet up, but geography is my worst subject Salisbury is kent isn't it? Coniston no idea - when are these?
  • Salisbury I believe is in Wiltshire (you're probably thinks of Canterbury - Cathedral thing)

    Coniston I would imagine Lake District.
  • DustinDustin ✭✭✭
    Can anyone join in ?

    Salisbury is better for me being about an hour down the A303. Not sure if clashes with the Camberley halfM tho' - wouldn't want to miss that having set pbs in the past two years, I should go for the hat-trick.
  • The idea is everyone joins in. Hope it doesn't clash
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