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    Going as fast as I can!!!!
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    Most favourite for me has to be Amsterdam Marathon starting and finishing in the olympic stadium makes you feel like a true athlete and also a good chance for a PB as it is a flat course. Least favourite is any 5k race I just hate them 
     
    Most favourite for me has to be Amsterdam Marathon starting and finishing in the olympic stadium makes you feel like a true athlete and also a good chance for a PB as it is a flat course. Least favourite is any 5k race I just hate them
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    Training well for Autumn Halfs
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    Hi Westwoody
    
    Favourite for atmosphere has to be the Great North Run and looking forward to running it yet again next Sunday. For PB potential I've always ran well at the Alloa Half although I#m looking forward to running Cardiff in October which I hear is gfairly flat.
    
    Edinburgh will have a soft spot as my first marathon, although looking to run one in the U.S.
    Least favourites - I'm like you, 5k is too short for me and I don't have the speed ! Most races are very well organised so big hats off to race organisers and marshalls 
     
    Hi Westwoody
    
    Favourite for atmosphere has to be the Great North Run and looking forward to running it yet again next Sunday. For PB potential I've always ran well at the Alloa Half although I#m looking forward to running Cardiff in October which I hear is gfairly flat.
    
    Edinburgh will have a soft spot as my first marathon, although looking to run one in the U.S.
    Least favourites - I'm like you, 5k is too short for me and I don't have the speed ! Most races are very well organised so big hats off to race organisers and marshalls
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    Training for Edinburgh
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    Favourite race would probably be London Marathon as it was my first 26.2.
    
    Least favourite was the Newham 10K, only because it took you along the A13, twice.
    
    I'm running the Great South for the first time in October, anyone done that with any advice? 
     
    Favourite race would probably be London Marathon as it was my first 26.2.
    
    Least favourite was the Newham 10K, only because it took you along the A13, twice.
    
    I'm running the Great South for the first time in October, anyone done that with any advice?
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    The Great North has got to be the best for atmosphere, but i didn't find it a nice run. When someone asked I described it as running 11 miles uphill on a dual carriageway. But the red arrows fly-past took some beating.
    
    My favorite half is the nottingham..... close to home, and both times I've run it I see something I've never noticed while driving through town. 
     
    The Great North has got to be the best for atmosphere, but i didn't find it a nice run. When someone asked I described it as running 11 miles uphill on a dual carriageway. But the red arrows fly-past took some beating.
    
    My favorite half is the nottingham..... close to home, and both times I've run it I see something I've never noticed while driving through town.
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    Two half marathons done. Brighton half and full marathons in 2012 next up
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    It was my first so I cant really say it must be the best, but the Royal Parks Half Marathon is a fantastic intro to an organised event.  13.1 miles around Westminster, Hyde Park and Green Park.  Nice and flat too. As a bonus, you can rely on the London tourists to make a large and enthusiastic crowd. 
     
    It was my first so I cant really say it must be the best, but the Royal Parks Half Marathon is a fantastic intro to an organised event.  13.1 miles around Westminster, Hyde Park and Green Park.  Nice and flat too. As a bonus, you can rely on the London tourists to make a large and enthusiastic crowd.
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    Favourite was london first full, but love doing the Reading half, least favourite is the great west run exeter, hate having to keep going up the hills 
     
    Favourite was london first full, but love doing the Reading half, least favourite is the great west run exeter, hate having to keep going up the hills
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    Doing the Longleat 10k next year. Scary!
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    I'm hoping to do the Longleat 10K next year. My wife did it earlier this year as a training run for the Bath Half Marathon. She hated it. It destroyed her confidence as it's so hilly. I thought I'd have a go to share her pain! I've not done a 10K yet, so should be interesting! 
     
    I'm hoping to do the Longleat 10K next year. My wife did it earlier this year as a training run for the Bath Half Marathon. She hated it. It destroyed her confidence as it's so hilly. I thought I'd have a go to share her pain! I've not done a 10K yet, so should be interesting!
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    ready for my 6th consecutive Snowdonia marathon
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    Favourite definately the Snowdonia Marathon (done 4 times now), closely followed by the Ras Fawr Llanddoged (my local one and the reason I got into this running lark!)
    
    I don't do many race (only 4 this year), although I would say that the Windemere marathon was definately my least favourite - overhyped - it ain't that scenic and it has a horrible 5 mile section just after 1/2 way which is along the main road (no pavement). Organisation wasn't great either and it weren't cheap - although I appreciate that it is a charity event (I understand that runners are required to pledge that they will raise at least £200 as part of their entry for the 2011 race!!) 
     
    Favourite definately the Snowdonia Marathon (done 4 times now), closely followed by the Ras Fawr Llanddoged (my local one and the reason I got into this running lark!)
    
    I don't do many race (only 4 this year), although I would say that the Windemere marathon was definately my least favourite - overhyped - it ain't that scenic and it has a horrible 5 mile section just after 1/2 way which is along the main road (no pavement). Organisation wasn't great either and it weren't cheap - although I appreciate that it is a charity event (I understand that runners are required to pledge that they will raise at least £200 as part of their entry for the 2011 race!!)
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    Doing the Longleat 10k next year. Scary!
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    When's the Snowdonia marathon? Is there a website giving details? 
     
    When's the Snowdonia marathon? Is there a website giving details?
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    ready for my 6th consecutive Snowdonia marathon
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    Snowdonia Marathon always end of October (now on a Saturday) - race website:
    http://www.snowdoniamarathon.co.uk/
    The best marathon in the UK! 
     
    Snowdonia Marathon always end of October (now on a Saturday) - race website:
    http://www.snowdoniamarathon.co.uk/
    The best marathon in the UK!
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    interested in the technical aspects of running, biometrics and form
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    The Grim Challenge is probably my favorite event as its completely pointless but great fun. Everyone there has a great time 
     
    The Grim Challenge is probably my favorite event as its completely pointless but great fun. Everyone there has a great time
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    Para Man
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    Favourite race... possibly Tough Guy and the Para 10 at catterick although hoping to take part in the Pen Y Fan in the Brecon hills this year oops i mean 2011 so possibly may change. 
     
    Favourite race... possibly Tough Guy and the Para 10 at catterick although hoping to take part in the Pen Y Fan in the Brecon hills this year oops i mean 2011 so possibly may change.
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    Hey guys Im new to the site and although not new to running I am in terms of taking it a bit more seriously and really want to start recording some personal bests. I love competing and am always on the search for serious competition I thought this would be an ideal place to start as your discusing best and worst races, so what is the opinion of you experts on the best 10k not only in britain but in europe aswel any recomendations would be great. By the way I really enjoyed survival of the fittest with mens health and rat race adventures do some really good ones especially as they have a fun element to there events.
    
    Sorry guys im considering the london 10k any thoughts on that?
     
     
    Hey guys Im new to the site and although not new to running I am in terms of taking it a bit more seriously and really want to start recording some personal bests. I love competing and am always on the search for serious competition I thought this would be an ideal place to start as your discusing best and worst races, so what is the opinion of you experts on the best 10k not only in britain but in europe aswel any recomendations would be great. By the way I really enjoyed survival of the fittest with mens health and rat race adventures do some really good ones especially as they have a fun element to there events.
    
    Sorry guys im considering the london 10k any thoughts on that?
    
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    Only here for the freebies
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    Flash - London 10k has a bad reputation, expensive and over crowded. Might be more worth while going for a low key 10k esp if you are new to it all. Cheaper and more space to hide if it goes wrong. 
    
    Most boring race is Milton Keynes Half, sorry MK. Best race Great Langdale Marathon - extremely hard but rewarding, a case of survival, but amazing scenery. 
     
    Flash - London 10k has a bad reputation, expensive and over crowded. Might be more worth while going for a low key 10k esp if you are new to it all. Cheaper and more space to hide if it goes wrong. 
    
    Most boring race is Milton Keynes Half, sorry MK. Best race Great Langdale Marathon - extremely hard but rewarding, a case of survival, but amazing scenery.
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  • Posted:
    Having to plan out [url=http://www.thesufferingrace.co.uk/]The Suffering 10k and 10 Mile obstacle race[/url] courses. Running, planning, running some more. The course is super hard without the added extras. Best race my first half marathon in Oslo this year, loved the distance, loved the race! 
     
    Having to plan out [url=http://www.thesufferingrace.co.uk/]The Suffering 10k and 10 Mile obstacle race[/url] courses. Running, planning, running some more. The course is super hard without the added extras. Best race my first half marathon in Oslo this year, loved the distance, loved the race!
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