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The Sub-40-10k help and advice thread

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10:03am
10:03am, 25 Sep 2020
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larkim
Selfishly I want the races to go ahead. But I'm not that selfish that I don't respect their decision to cancel. I wouldn't want to be in their shoes.
10:06am
10:06am, 25 Sep 2020
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riggys99
Neither would I but like you larkim would still want the races to go ahead.
I am even worried about the Boston UK marathon next April going ahead
jda
10:22am
10:22am, 25 Sep 2020
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jda
I agree it's not necessary to cancel events that are already adhering to EA's somewhat over-the-top advice, *unless* there are significant issues outside of the race itself, such as travel and overnight stays etc. Which could certainly be the case for the higher-profile events.

Local low-key 5 and 10k time trials with should be fine in my book but even they are being cancelled round here.
10:29am
10:29am, 25 Sep 2020
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riggys99
As far as I know my 10k in October is still on and was taking entries until the beginning of this week (that was the closing date anyway). They appear to have put some strict measures in place including having a stop go system to keep things spread out (not sure I am keen on this in a race but hopefully if I am close to sub 40 may not be a problem)
SPR
10:31am
10:31am, 25 Sep 2020
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SPR
I think any area under local restrictions feels the pressure to do more given they may be one step away from local lockdown.
10:47am
10:47am, 25 Sep 2020
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larkim
Indeed. The oddity round here is that we are not under any local restricitons (though clearly things are on the rise, and we border Merseyside / Halton / Warrington and there would have been runners from those areas attending).
1:06pm
1:06pm, 25 Sep 2020
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riggys99
Decided to do my not parkrun this morning on my Kiveton woodlands 5k route hoping it would match the off road conditions of the 10k race. Pleased with 20:24 as it’s a course PB by 30 seconds roughly (but not A 5k Pb). The wind was gusting nearly bringing me to a standstill in a last k that took 4:20

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