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Postby ultra_whippet » Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:12 pm

Ok Amsterdam runners (now that your legs have stopped aching from the 10k :wink: ) and others..... is anyone interested in doing a race early next year?

I checked up on the Reading half marathon and it's on April 9th. The good thing is it's close to where I live so we all have some place to stay. Plus there is a 4k race if anyone wants a shorter option. The downsides are it's rather expensive, (£22.50) the organisation can be quite poor (long delays at start, crowded finish...), and there's no nice scenery.

There is a very good 10 mile race nearby on the 14th April if anyone prefers that, or alternatively we could do one of the big European half-marathons, e.g. Prague on 2nd April. Otherwise, does anyone else have good suggestions for races around March-April time? And is this a good time for you all?


p.s. See http://www.aims-association.org/Calendar.htm
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Postby GenTDuke » Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:41 pm

Reading half marathon sounds good to me, but I am up for anything.
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Postby runner » Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:26 am

If there is no winter vf week we can do a race at the end off january or the beginning of february..

just found this http://www.runningdiary.co.uk/go/allevents.html
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Postby bronco » Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:45 am

I could possibly be up for any of those I think. Not sure why, but doing a half-marathon seems strangely appealing at the moment. Maybe because Im having so much fun with my DOMS :lol:.
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Postby runner » Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:46 am

other nice race site i just found with google

http://www.runtheplanet.com/location.php?q=2&l=6
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Postby littlegirlbunny » Wed Oct 19, 2005 8:07 am

I am never ever racing again, ever..................

but

maybe, just once more!

Half marathon is a bit scary! 10 miles sounds kind of nice though. Actually, i'll rephrase that: 10 miles sounds less scary than half marathon!
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Postby ultra_whippet » Wed Oct 19, 2005 8:57 am

Would January/February be better for you Emile? Around here we have a good, fast half-marathon and a 10/20 mile race, both in February.
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Postby runner » Wed Oct 19, 2005 9:44 am

before the 10th of January or after 3th of february

is there also a new year run (silvester for 10k or something simulair?)
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Postby bronco » Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:08 am

I find the idea of running in january or february quite strange. I mean by then its supposed to be -10 degrees and lots of snow and ice. But I suppose the weather in UK is not as lovely as in sweden :D.
[quote="JP"]Spirulina is a badass crew, and they often just hang around in street corners looking to beat up proteins.

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Postby Jonathan » Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:34 am

running in the snow is great fun! though you have to adapt it a bit - its more like a cross between cross country skiing and ice skating.

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Postby runner » Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:34 am

the open dutch championship 10k is also in february..

open means that all nationalities can enter.. but when not dutch you can't get the dutch titel.. just win the race..

but the times are faster than in our race.. the top 100 all time is under 32 minutes (from 1995 until 2005)

but the last runner last year had 1.23 on the 10k so we could all do the same finish between the first and the last

http://www.groetuitschoorl.nl/index.html

but i understand when other countries run for the meething as well.. is there anything in december?
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Postby littlegirlbunny » Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:37 am

[quote]the open dutch championship 10k is also in february..


That sounds kind of cool
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Postby ultra_whippet » Wed Oct 19, 2005 12:35 pm

There's not much round here in December. There is a 10K in Hyde Park on new year's day though - http://www.serpentine.org.uk

Also
http://www.wokinghamhalfmarathon.co.uk/
http://www.readingroadrunners.org/bramley.htm


Anyone else interested????
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Postby Tarz » Wed Oct 19, 2005 1:15 pm

Yep, I'm interested.

Has anyway tried the Runners World website? That's very comprehensive. Don't have time to check myself personally at the moment.

There'll be lots of races all over the UK, (I think we're looking at South England though) between now and spring - especially over Christmas and New Year as lots of people are on holiday presumably - Boxing Day and New Year's Day are very popular dates for races. Although as has been mentioned peviously, the conditions ( especially icy roads ) are not always conducive to fast times. Sometimes I prefer running in the cold - makes you run harder to get warm and to get the bloody race over and done with.

I'll keep my eyes peeled and let you know if I see any good races. Doubt I'll be able to put anyone up at mine though as much as I would like to.
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Postby JO » Wed Oct 19, 2005 1:23 pm

Half marathon in Prague in April? That's appealing...............
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