A London marathon alternative...

somewhere in the south east?

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20/11/2002 at 10:34

I'm sure there must be info on this somewhere but I can't find it, so maybe you lot can help me.

I'm assuming I'm not in the FLM, so can anyone suggest an alternative spring marathon somewhere in south east England??? I don't care how big it is.

20/11/2002 at 10:43
If Im rejected for FLM I will be looking at the Shakespeare Marathon on 27th April : www.shakespearemarathon.org.uk/ which has an interesting 1pm start.

Isle of Wight on Saturday 17th May is another option.

Still keeping everything crossed for a nice FLM letter in the next few weeks. :)
20/11/2002 at 10:43
Yes, I'm interested in Paris too, but I just want to check the options.
20/11/2002 at 10:44
The Halstead Marathon is Essex is being run on 18 May.
20/11/2002 at 10:45
Scotty, I'm thinking about the Shakespeare, but living down this end of the country and having kids to take care of its probably just as easy and cheap to go to Paris.

20/11/2002 at 10:46
Ah, thanks John. Would you recommend Halstead to someone aiming for 4hrs in their second ever marathon?
20/11/2002 at 10:52
There aren't any others which appeal to the same extent (or approaching it ), which is why I'm doing Paris again - it's as big as London in terms of organisation and numbers, but there's no ballot to be rejected from... and a great place for a w/e jaunt!
20/11/2002 at 11:03
I haven't run the course myself but knowing the roads from my cycling days I think you will find that the course would be mildly undulating with the odd real hill thrown in for good measure.

Looking at previous results on their website I would say that 4 hours is more that possible.


If I fail to get into FLM I am torn between Shakespeare and Halstead with Shakespeare currently favourite due to its earlier time slot (27/4/02).
20/11/2002 at 11:33
Bungay Black Dog, Suffolk - 30th March.

A chance that the shopping may not be up to Paris standard though.
20/11/2002 at 11:33
Snoop, hmmm. I'm leaning in your direction.
20/11/2002 at 12:53

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