Well here it is, the name of the next event: The Quarter Pounder - a 10.5km run for blokes. The measurement comes from being quarter of a marathon (42km) hence the 10.5km, and the term 'pounder' kind of speaks for itself. And don't worry, I've checked re copyright issues!
And do note, it's not a 'Quickie' this is a series I intend to produce on probably a yearly basis for men, to promote men's health issues. Quickies will be duathlons and open to guys and gals.
I'll be looking at holding The Quarter Pounder in Hagley Park (but open to other options), and am hooning down on my bike today to work out the best track. Was thinking a short loop so competitors can pass by their supporters for maximum encouragement a couple times rather than sending them off on a large route to fend for themselves. The thing to remember is, this event will hopefully encourage first timers, so I want to provide the best possible environment in which to experience their first event.
I'm curious to know whether holding an event on a Saturday or Sunday will make any difference. Hagley Park will be heaving with sports fixtures on the Saturday and probably some on Sunday too, so was thinking it could pay to have it on the quieter day. Or maybe I should aim for somewhere completely different, I was thinking Hagley because it's so central and out in the open which gives the event good exposure. These are the things to think about! Onwards :)
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