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    Coventry Half Marathon...

    .are offering free entry to anyone who can run under 67mins.

    The provisionally re-arranged date is now 1st November. I've never done the course but I don't think it's pancake flat.

    Wonder if it will interest anyone on here with club links...

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    That doesn't seem very generous!
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    It's a mass-participation event which attracts I think several thousand runners of massively varying abilities. I think the winning time last year was 68mins and only the top 5 got under 75mins (I readily admit I wouldn't get near this and would be very pleased with 85mins!)

    I think it's just an attempt to boost the status of it at the front end.

    38 to enter though... strewth!!

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    I'd be pleased to break 90 minutes let alone 70. 38 does seem a bit steep - is that the going rate these days?
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    I think that's par for the course for a city half marathon, yes... just had a look at the Birmingham Half and that's 36...

    But but but... you get a medal and "technical" t-shirt!!!

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    Anything over 1 a mile and I am out (unless the event is a bit special)
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    Mrs S does the odd road marathon/half. I'll have to give the credit card bill a bit more scrutiny in future.
    I'm definitely in the 1/mile camp. Who needs another tech tee? I'd much rather have a chip butty or a bowl of soup any day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnK View Post
    Anything over 1 a mile and I am out (unless the event is a bit special)
    Noel charges 2/mile for his lung-burster up Shutlingsloe; but I would imagine that many fell runners would consider that to be a bit special (I haven't done it myself).
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonykay View Post
    Noel charges 2/mile for his lung-burster up Shutlingsloe; but I would imagine that many fell runners would consider that to be a bit special (I haven't done it myself).
    Nah...bit dull really. Although how can one put a price on being within the ambiance of Noel's beneficence?

    However on my visit I did purchase a print of foxgloves from a charity stall that is so stunning it takes pride of place among my Thomas Eakins and Atkinson Grimshaws (prints).

    Now that made the drive from Ilkley worth while - and of course it reminds me of Noel every morning as I sip my espresso!

    So 2? Pah: the price of fond memory is far above rubies.
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    We did the excellent Afoot in two dales 50 mile LDWA two years ago and it cost a few quid (I’ll check). We walked the 50 miles, plus to and from the camping AND iirc even got to say hello to Graham

    It cost 20. The beans on toast at the checkpoint near the Green Dragon were worth a tenner alone; they were splendid. Ian Charters recommended the event way back on here. I’ve not seen him for years but he was right
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