New Race HQ for a long established marathon and half
Thanks for the info JFDI, may well enter this as it's local to family, sounds a nice scenic course too. Did the A20 marathon in November and finished just outside 4 hours, so would like to dip under that this year.
I've just entered ....... This will be my first marathon, and I'm really looking forward it.
Not too sure I'm looking forward to doing the 20+ mile training runs, but at least an autumn marathon means I get to do those during the spring / summer rather than when it is cold and pouring with rain
Young pup it was my first last year at 51 (old dog!) but its a great course passing through Cliftonville, broadstairs, ramsgate margate westgate birchington minnis bay coastline... a very scenic well marshalled event and bloomin affordable! which is allways going to get my vote ( when im now having to spend £250 a month on fuel for work!) the most miles i did in training was 14 miles and one 18 miler 10 days prior to the event, dont worry about the last few miles, the need to finish will carry you home, that and the super thanet club marshalls with thier bags of jelly babies
Rick (proud to be.... Thanet Roadrunner)
I can second the positive reports on this race. I did the marathon last year, while my husband did the half. We are both doing the marathon this year and looking forward to it. Nice course, well organised and lovely marshalls.
JFDI, is there a post code for the school please? Makes life easier with the SatNav.
Alan, hope the marathon on Sunday goes OK. The weather may not be too bad, it seems as though it is the SE corner of the UK that is going to be worst on Sunday.
ffRAN, I used to feel the same way until I ran without headphones last year at a race that didn't allow them, I swear its's the best thing I done and I have not looked back! I didn't do this race last year for the same reason, just give running a short distance at first without the tunes and you will soon realise 9hopefully) how music is really a distraction and the you get much more from your runs without them.
Saying that I still like to listen to my music./podcasts on training runs .
It wasn't chip-timed last year, it's probably too small for it to be cost-efficient. If it helps, I was at the back of the line-up and it only took 1 1/2 mins to get over the start.
ffFran - sorry but we have to enforce the no headphones rule - and many runners have said how much they enjoy it! The course is not traffic free and it is just too risky.
Postcode for school is CT9 3PP
Rosemary you are right - its not cost efficient and we like to keep our races as good a value for money as possible and the benefits of chip timing currently don't outweigh the costs.
I am on holiday for virtually the whole of May so no more entries will be updated till June - check the website to make sure we have received your entry - there is one waiting at the post office as someone didn't put the right postage on!
Is there a route map
Here you go Bazz, a link to the newly measured course map...
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