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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:09 pm 
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Location: Wakefield, in the West Riding Of Yorkshire
Russell wrote:
also want to get my 1/2 marathon time below 1hr45 (Its currently 1hr49).

I don't do much fell or 'trail' running. Should do really... great for leg strength.


Fell-Running certainly will help to improve your leg strength & your ability to suffer :lol: :lol:

I've only done one half-marathon, the '2009 Cross-Bay Challenge'
http://www.crossbayrun.org.uk/index.htm

Which goes from Flookburgh (Cumbria) over the sands of Morecambe Bay to Hest Bank (between Morecambe & Carnforth, Lancashire)
There's nowhere to shelter from the rain, the sun, etc...
And it's not as flat as you'd think it is - plus........ 3 river crossings where the rivers enter the Bay............... one being 300 yards wide & crotch-deep :shock: (so it was like walking in a long swimming pool)

There was a 25MPH head-wind from the 8 mile mark :twisted:

I finished 52nd/239 @ 1.42:52


This is my next big challenge;
Holmfirth Harriers 'HolmeMoss Fell-Race' (17 miles/4000 feet of climbing - that's almost 3/4mile going up!!) :shock: :shock:
http://www.holmfirthharriers.com/events/HolmeMoss.html

It's a round of the '2010 English Fell-Running Championship', with a possible turn-out of 400, I'll be elated if I can get into the top-150 :wink:


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Spent Saturday up in Birmingham to see 'Noises Off' at The Rep theatre which was hilariously funny. Back down to London straight after and then went to see Lady Gaga at the O2 Arena on Sunday night, she was awesome! Monday was spent at Tate Modern, briefly for the new 'Exposed' exhibition, was way too busy so we left soon after arriving, but going back this Saturday evening when hopefully the crowds will have died down a fair bit.


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Camping at Great Langdale. Cut short walk in pissing rain on Saturday and then followed with epic on Sunday. Jennings Cumberland in the Old Dungeon Ghyll was fab :D


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