Central Lancashire New Year Half Marathon

Was just wondering if anybody has done this in the past and is it worth the trip image
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  • Entry for this event nearly full, looking to extend limit this week to 450 also looking at nearby Military base for shuttle bus to venue and back approx three miles. Watch this space

  • im signed up,me and 4 others. Whats the course like,for example inclines and scenery? looks a decent race and will keep me out running in december with something to look forward to image

  • Am signed up, my first HM

  • 350 Entries received, additional medical support, event document/H&S all updated, limit will be increased to 450.

  • Boothy - course is very flat, just gentle inclines. There are crossings of the motorway bridge which are fine IMO and there is a sharp little bridge that you cross with a mile or two left. There is a long straight to the finish where you can get a decent sprint in. I beat my PB there by about three seconds or something last year. Nice race IMO.
  • thanks for the info toe. Sounds really good im looking forward to it, got to keep my training up now through december for the 1st time!

  • Don't no if I will be fit enough to do this one
  • Entry now 400, very close to limit and closure. Park & Ride scheme will be in operation, 2.5 miles from venue (10minutes by Free bus service) Will be well signed from approach to Catforth

     

    Ron

  • Central Lancashire New Year Half Marathon.  A Park and Ride system will operate from nearby HMS Inskip  just 2.5 miles away.(can't miss hight radar masts) to eliviate crowded road in Catforth, limited parking in area.  The double decker will operate a shuttle service with three pick ups at 08.00am/08.30am & 09.00am. Plenty of room in the village hall for 450+ to collect numbers (postal entries will be sent out), good baggage area, plenty of toilets on site.

  • Not sure i'll be well enough or fit enough

  • I've never run a winter event before.  What happens if it's very icy?  Will it still go ahead or will it likely be cancelled?

  • that would depend on its severtiy id say

    running long distance on icey roads is fun, just takes a bit of juggling thats all

  • Cheers.  To be honest, I don't find it fun at all.  I find it frustrating as I can't run at my normal pace with my normal stride pattern.  It's challenging but not in a fun way!

  • hi SB

    no, nor can i , but when i run in ice, ( solo - which is rare now a days tbh ) i just see it as a day out doing what we do thats all

    and yes as you state, - it makes it a challenge -

  • SB - a couple of years ago this event was postponed due to the severe ice. Personally, I find it NO FUN at all running in fear of slipping over. Last year it was very cold and there was a bit of ice near the start but it was ok.
  • Anyone looking to sell their entry, please let me know. It'll go to a good home. Thanks.
  • Thanks TET, as I expected then.  I'll be keeping a keen eye on that forecast come the new year.

  • TET

     

    There is always a rist of postpnement of events during December through to March as we experienced in 2011 with the new year half (once in 7 years on this course isn't too bad)  We have taken steps to look at the course on all three days leading up to 6th january 2013 and have aranged gritting on vulnerable corners and start area. If in the event of postponement we have penciled in two dates for  a re arranged event. 27th January (probably unlikeley as end of January is usually bad) or 10th March 2013, medical and all support staff have been informed of this date. 

  • RocketRon wrote (see)

    TET

     

    There is always a rist of postpnement of events during December through to March as we experienced in 2011 with the new year half (once in 7 years on this course isn't too bad)  We have taken steps to look at the course on all three days leading up to 6th january 2013 and have aranged gritting on vulnerable corners and start area. If in the event of postponement we have penciled in two dates for  a re arranged event. 27th January (probably unlikeley as end of January is usually bad) or 10th March 2013, medical and all support staff have been informed of this date. 

    Thank you kindly for that.

  • I did the Guys 10 mile in the area yesterday and there was a bit of patchy ice about, first time I've run a road race in icy conditions. You just had to watch your footing and use a bit of common sense, but if there was widespread ice on the roads around there it wouldn't be much fun and there's no doubt it would hamper your running style and your time, especially so for the quicker runners. Additionally, it's very much farming country around there and you can get quite a lot of muck/mud/slurry etc on the lanes, which is a bit of a bugger when it's freezing!

  • It is a nice part of the world to run though, lovely views of the Bowland Fells to enjoy if it's clear, and relatively quiet roads. Plenty of good country pubs for afterwards too image

  • Hi, form sent of ages ago, no acknowledgement, is this usual?

  • I've only ever entered FCT events online, but whenever I've emailed a query I normally get a very quick response indeed, so it may be worth emailing them.

  • Terry Hindson

     

    We have an entry from a Peter Hindson Huddersfield, is this yourself ???? No SAE enclosed with entry on this one, an email sent with final instructions to all entrants. Number picj up on day.

    You can download final instructions on fyldecoastrunning.org

  • Thanks, he is my 17 year old son, his 1st half...I only do marathons but will be there on the day....the day after a marathon in Milton Keynes.  Thanks.

  • Have fun Terry (and son). It is a good event which I`m disappointed to miss (for the first time). btw I taught in Hudd for 10 years!

  • Entered hope I will be fit enough a lot of work in December
  • Where did you teach, you dare say Colne Valley

  • I've just realised that I never got any ackowledgement for this.  What did everyone else get?

     

  • Strangely Brown

     

    if you did not receive your final instructions by email on entry(sometimes goes into spam box) you can down load from fyldecoastrunning.org go to 2013 events, scroll down to event (first one) click on runners info

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