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  • Virtual Races

     Ian Warrell updated 1 year, 10 months ago 11 Members · 28 Posts
  • Lizzy

    Member
    March 19, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    @sharnie, not sure the girls would be able to do the distance? wondering about the Sandstone trail? how much of it did MR S cover on Chester 50?

  • Ian Warrell

    Member
    March 19, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    Lizzy the entire Sandstone Trail is around 34 miles. 

    Dependent on which way you do it there are a number of good places to meet support Bickerton, Burwardsley, Beeston, Tarporley & Delamere Forest where there are a number of points.

    Not sure how easy certain sections would be for accompanying cyclist as a reasonable proportion is over farm fields.

    I’ve got a virtual half to do which I wasn’t keen on but the lure of being away from everything is actually becoming steadily more appealing. A virtual ultra sounds pretty hard I found a solo 22 miles rather hard last yr but then again if the full mars goes in October I could be doing that as a virtual!

  • sharnie1

    Administrator
    March 19, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    @lizzy I covered all of the Sandstone way on the C100 and I’m not sure that it’s ideal for bikes but there is good quiet road access to a lot of meet points along the way that might be better so they don’t have to be off road – Ian is right that a lot of it does cover farmers fields – particularly the section out to Whitchurch which finishes along the canal towpath. 

    Maybe have a look on garmin or strava for local routes that are a similar distance – or even on plot-a-route – you can put a location in and find routes around that distance that are already mapped for you?

  • Lizzy

    Member
    March 19, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    @wozzaman1964 the distance is what i need to do, KU was 33 miles.. The girls wouldn’t be joining me as they definitely wont do the distance.. Even on the flat. So be a solo run, only concern is getting a bit lost? 

    If you find somewhere new to run your virtual mara im sure it wont be that bad.  Race set up is better though? you might be able to get some runners to join you if anyone from the Chester mara group you trained with last year is up to join you?

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by  Lizzy.
  • Lizzy

    Member
    March 19, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    @sharnie will be going solo, was considering the full lenght from whitchurch to Frodsham. Or doing 16 out then return back to whitchurch. Depending on how easy the the route is to follow? 

  • sharnie1

    Administrator
    March 20, 2020 at 8:06 am

    It’s pretty well sign posted all the way Lizzy – I did get a bit lost in a horse stud and gallops in the dark but think that would be obvious in daylight.  Can you put a roue on your watch??

  • Lizzy

    Member
    March 20, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    @sharnie1 just signed up to plot-a-route, had a look on the map & writen down a few places on the route. Will try to have a go on sons computer over the weekend. My watch can use DW maps, Kieth helped me set that up on it. Good idea using one map that could already be up. 

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  • sharnie1

    Administrator
    March 20, 2020 at 10:08 pm

     Shout if you need a hand getting the route on your watch or if you want me to sent the sandstone way as a course for Garmin 👍👍

  • Ian Warrell

    Member
    March 21, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Lizzy think the bit Sharnie mentions horse place has someone on site during the day to make sure you negotiate the route, most likely to make sure you keep away from exercising horses. If you run it from Whitchurch just to let you know I was chased across a field by a Llama 🦙 down that way some yrs back!

  • Lizzy

    Member
    March 21, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    @sharnie1 Going for a ride out tomorrow and a short walk to see how i get on the path from whitchurch tomorrow ( my mothers day pick lol) might take you up on the kind offer for the map… 👍 

  • Lizzy

    Member
    March 21, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    @wozzaman1964 🤣 no??? thats a first Wozza lol.. were you meant to running or walking? 

  • sharnie1

    Administrator
    March 21, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    Lol @wozzaman1964 – I had a field of lively bullocks but managed to skirt it after a short chase – even though it was dark I’m sure they weren’t llama 🤣🤣

  • Ian Warrell

    Member
    March 22, 2020 at 10:05 am

     I was doing a walk relatively near to Whitchurch at the time it was  rather tall and not very happy in my opinion, although I don’t claim to be an animal behaviour expert.

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