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Stafford Half Marathon 2017

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by John Marwood, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    Same here, it's quite nice watching everyone jog past as I'm sat here drinking tea, eating biscuits and watching the telly.
     
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  2. Frontal

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    Rowley park was designed for 4000 people running 50+ laps around it all at the same time? Who knew.

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    Businesses always boom Stafford marathon day, and it does bring in a lot of families from around the country.

    Not running it myself this year - didn't have time to train, and haven't done much running since the Amsterdam marathon last year, but I'll be out cheering them on - because these events mean so much to so many people.

    Hope any forumites running it this year have a good race day! Best of luck!
     
  3. PeterD

    PeterD ST16 Represent.

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    This is a ref to you, please shut up.
     
  4. c0tt0nt0p

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    As someone who has recently started running i tip my cap to those doing the half marathon today.... It's blowing a gale out there!
     
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  5. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    These lads made an effort to get it over with in just a bit over an hour...

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  6. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Race winner and ex Stafford Rangers youth player Jordan Weaver Wilson crosses Doxey Marshes on his way to victory in the Stafford Half Marathon
     
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  7. Steve_b

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    Just done the Fun Run with my 6 year old Granddaughter, drove into town & parked up, drove out again to my daughters, then drove home. Disruption, what disruption?
    I ran the Stafford Half 30 years ago, the route went out to Acton Trussel, I much prefer the current route, lots more support and engagement, love it!
    Oh, and don't be a prisoner, get out and join in, you might like it!
     
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  8. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Autographs are available currently in the Floodgate.

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  9. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Handsome devil isn't he
     
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  10. kyoto49

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    Jesus, try and live and let live. My road was completely closed, and guess what.............I lived to tell the tale. People were enjoying themselves, you ought to try it one day!
     
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  11. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    A decent shave might have got another half-second off.
     
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  12. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Vegetarian, clearly
     
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  13. EasMid

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    He moans about the Town not attracting visitors & then complains about a bit of inconvenience when visitors come to Town.
     
  14. Mikinton

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    A couple more photos.

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    My son is the one behind the lady in orange.
     
  15. Tants

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    Outstanding event today. Really enjoyed getting out there to cheer everyone one. Couldn't quite believe that by the time we'd finished cheering everyone around the 2 mile mark near Rowley Park on Wolverhampton Road, we only just managed to walk into town to see the winners coming in! Those guys were seriously shifting though the miles!
     
  16. gon2seed

    gon2seed (and me! - Ed)

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    [​IMG] Well not the post accident pb I was hoping for! sub 1.48!
    Actually finished in 2 hrs 50 secs
    I was inline for it till about half way, but to be honest I was fortunate to finish at all! Staggering along like I had had a skinful of alcohol in the last mile! [​IMG] so much for a PAPB! Was my slowest time, apart from the year I spent the previous night in A&E, yet still ran despite my wife's advise! then had to drop out at five miles. [​IMG]

    This year thought my training had gone well, and had had a consistent period of injury free running. May have gone off too hard, or perhaps I am just getting to be an Old Git, (54 later this month! Ed )
     
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  17. c0tt0nt0p

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    He only won by just over 2 minutes...

    #showoff
    #headwobble
     
  18. PeterD

    PeterD ST16 Represent.

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    I did it two years ago. This year cheered at the start and then moved up to the top of Sandon Rd. Reminded me of the enjoyment I had 2 years ago and will definitely be signing up for next years.
     
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  19. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    #modestisnttheword
     
  20. Glam

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    At least you gave it a go, which is more than I will ever be capable of. Well done for what you achieved xx
     

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