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Discussion Forum - Events - The Hebden Sat. 19th Jan. 2013


Author: Lisa Gittins
Posted: Wed 23rd Jan 2013, 21:40
Joined: 1993
Local Group: Merseystride
Superb event Alan, thanks to everyone involved. Hope to be back next year with the dog.

I think non member wannabee ultra runners, who use these events as a cheap practice run in preparation for their main events should be charged more to enter (as non members)! LDWA events are definately a bargain in comparison to most long distance commercial running events.
Author: Deirdre Flegg
Posted: Wed 23rd Jan 2013, 10:19
Joined: 1993
Local Group: Dorset
Ah Mytholmroyd, Mytholmroyd...I could see my mum's house. What am I doing in Dorset?

Mind you, we had some drfits ourselves on the Purbecks on Sunday
Author: Peter Steckles
Posted: Tue 22nd Jan 2013, 22:13
Joined: 1998
Local Group: East Lancashire
Alan

I suggest you take those photos off Flicker...

It seems to me that far too many people enjoyed themselves, and the scenery was far too wonderful.

When do entries open for next year...? ;)

Peter
Author: Alan Greenwood
Posted: Tue 22nd Jan 2013, 13:22
Joined: 1998
Local Group: Calderdale
Author: Alan Greenwood
Posted: Mon 21st Jan 2013, 14:15
Joined: 1998
Local Group: Calderdale
Sorry Merrian will try again to get the link when I have more time.
Author: Alan Greenwood
Posted: Mon 21st Jan 2013, 14:14
Joined: 1998
Local Group: Calderdale
Items lost and found on the event are displayed here [url=http://alangreenwood.biz/th2013/Lost%20and%20Found.doc]
Author: Louise Whittaker
Posted: Sun 20th Jan 2013, 14:29
Joined: 1994
Local Group: Staffordshire
Thanks. I guess the number of 'no shows' this year was related to the weather; hence not typical.
Author: Alan Greenwood
Posted: Sun 20th Jan 2013, 12:14
Joined: 1998
Local Group: Calderdale
The finishing times are now on the website at http://www.alangreenwood.biz/th2013/Finishing%20Times%202013.pdf

For Louise-the number of no shows bear no resemblance to the previous two years. For the record they were 112.
Author: Alan Greenwood
Posted: Fri 18th Jan 2013, 19:36
Joined: 1998
Local Group: Calderdale
A copy of bulletin 4 is at http://alangreenwood.biz/th2013/Bulletin%20No%204.pdf
Author: Alan Greenwood
Posted: Thu 17th Jan 2013, 16:04
Joined: 1998
Local Group: Calderdale
Bulletin No 3 now at http://www.alangreenwood.biz/th2013/Bulletin%20No%203.pdf
Author: Alan Greenwood
Posted: Wed 16th Jan 2013, 20:50
Joined: 1998
Local Group: Calderdale
A further bulletin has gone on the event website http://alangreenwood.biz/th2013/Bulletin%20No%202.pdf
Author: Alan Greenwood
Posted: Sun 13th Jan 2013, 11:31
Joined: 1998
Local Group: Calderdale
The Sportident facility of circulating information to entrants by group email has for the second year proved useful. The advantage is not available, however, for those who enter using an entry form, without expending considerable effort.The best I can do for them is to put the bulletin on the event website at http://alangreenwood.biz/th2013/Bulletin%20No%201.pdf
Author: Alan Greenwood
Posted: Mon 10th Dec 2012, 11:47
Joined: 1998
Local Group: Calderdale
I will be delighted to let you know the non starters for 2013. In 2012 there were 36 and in 2011 there were 34. It is our aim to get as close to 100% starters as we can for 2013. There is already a waiting list of 15 who have shown interest in the few days since entries were closed.
The proportion of walkers to runners in 2013 is consistent with 2012 and 2011. The event is organised by walkers for walkers but for a lot of reasons beyond our control we do not get the number of walkers we would like.
If you are interested in delving further there is plenty of information on the event website at www.alangreenwood.biz/index.html
Author: John Phillips
Posted: Mon 10th Dec 2012, 11:39
Joined: 2007
Local Group: South Pennine
It is almost impossible to define a runner or walker as vast numbers of entrants are not averse to jogging downhill and some runners spend more time walking than running. Of more significance is that the majority of entrants are non LDWA. There appears to be a different mindset amongst runners. The walkers tend to wait for the week before an event before making a decision regarding entry. The runners enter early to ensure a place in the event and don't worry about the loss of a minimal entry fee if they can't make it. If we want to secure a place on events like the Hebden we must learn to enter earlier
Author: Louise Whittaker
Posted: Sun 9th Dec 2012, 22:32
Joined: 1994
Local Group: Staffordshire
It will be interesting to see how many actually turn up to the event. Please could you advise on this forum after the event.

The ratio of runners to walkers also looks interesting. I am not opposed to runners joining LDWA events - but as we are essentially about walking, a monitor of the runner/walker balance across all events might be interesting going forward - or is this already done?
Author: Alan Greenwood
Posted: Thu 6th Dec 2012, 19:00
Joined: 1998
Local Group: Calderdale
The Hebden is now full. For those statistically minded there are 400 entrants of whom 249 are runners and 151 walkers. 250 are not LDWA members. 316 applied on line and 369 will download the route details with 31 wanting the route description by post.
Author: Alan Greenwood
Posted: Fri 23rd Nov 2012, 20:55
Joined: 1998
Local Group: Calderdale
The entries for the above have nearly reached 300 towards the 400 limit. This number was reached for the 2012 event much later in the year than the 2013 event so members wishing to enter should do so soonest to avoid a refusal.

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