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    Re: Rivington Pike

    Quote Originally Posted by fowler765 View Post
    This is my first fell race and my first time even up Rivinton Pike.

    Can anybody please give me some tips for the course as i dont want to make a fool of myself by comming last or anything.
    Thanks.
    There must be a lot of foolish runners around the world then! The course is about 5k. First half-mile is on road, the next mile is on tracks and grass.At the top you go round the tower and return the same way.

    It's a climb right from the start, gradually increasing in steepness up to the tower.

    The trick is not to go to fast at the beginning.Some runners blaze along the road and then come to an almost stop, when the track steepens.

    If it's dry, road shoes are fine.If wet you want a combination shoe like Running Bear Gladiators.

    Regards

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    Re: Rivington Pike

    Quote Originally Posted by fowler765 View Post
    This is my first fell race
    A few helpful tips:

    1) If you overcook it on the climb, the downhill will be painful, slow, and the likelihood is that all your hard work on the climb will be wasted as you'll get overtaken. For best results try and run a fairly even race.
    2) Don't stop!... but at the same time don't be afraid of walking on the tough bits, you won't be the only one, keeping moving is important. This may/may not apply to you depending on fitness.
    3) Remember, as far as everyone else knows this could be you 159th race, only you know it's your first. Don't be worried, you won't make a fool of yourself.

    Also, this race is most likely way marked due to it's length so you'd have to try uber hard to get lost.

    Anyway, best of luck!!!!!
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    Re: Rivington Pike

    do you live nearby? might be worth doing a recce to give you a little confidence,
    http://helsbyrunningclub.wordpress.com/

    i'll risk it for a biscuit

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    Re: Rivington Pike

    Enjoy it, and have a quick glance round the views as you go round the pike.

    It will be over all too quickly and then you will be looking for race No 2.

    Have a good un Fowler.

    PS Trail shoes no matter what the weather. Oh and Smile for the camera's there are usually loads.
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    Re: Rivington Pike

    Thanks alot everyone, you have re-built my confidence because yesturday/today i was having second thoughts on doing the race. As i only found out about the race not long ago, ive only started training ,so i dont know how i will fair on the race itself.
    I suppose i have nothing to loose but it all in the mind isnt it. Ive heard the atmosphere is meant to be really good so hopefully people wont look twice if they see me struggling.
    Ive just bought some new shoes for it aswel hehe
    'Asics Torana Trail Shoe (2007)'
    http://www.simplyrun.co.uk/khxc/gbu0...ow/torana.html

    Im going to see if i can have a recce and run it up to see how i go on.

    If i was to turn up on the day to register, would i be risking all the 400 places to be gone?

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    Re: Rivington Pike

    Quote Originally Posted by fowler765 View Post
    If i was to turn up on the day to register, would i be risking all the 400 places to be gone?

    It has reached the limit in the past.

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    Re: Rivington Pike

    Route finding is not an issue with this race - just follow the crowd (like I will be doing) and, as has been mentioned before, run a steady race; it is really easy to go hell for leather right from the off and just die on the climb.

    Good luck with it and enjoy the day.

    I guess I'd better get my entry in...

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    Re: Rivington Pike

    Right im still having doubts whether to run it or not. I dont know if my fitness is up to standards and i fear im guna flop on the way up or something. I have quite good will power and i can force myself to keep moving when the going gets tough but how low level of fitness is too low to run this race would you say?

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    Re: Rivington Pike

    Just complete this form, post it off, do your training,

    THEN ENJOY

    http://www.horwichrmiharriers.co.uk/..._Pike_2008.pdf

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    Re: Rivington Pike

    But ive only got 2 weeks 2 train. How would you say i sould set about last minute training?
    What would you do? ha.
    Thanks by the way

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