GIW I shall follow P&D , which I just happen to be following at the moment in prep for VLM
Really excited about running Abingdon marathon this year. Currently pregnant with first baby due end of April but still knocking out 50 miles a week! looking forward to training hard again and aiming for a 3.15 marathon time.
I'm in. No cc charge which was good news.
My 5th Abingdon and my brother's 18th!! The location for both our PBs - his 3:35:15 (2003), mine 3:35:02 (2008). Another duel this year likely.
I'll be there, hoping that the extra pressure will at last bring me below 5 hours! Someone suggested that carrying less weight might help - I'm not convinced but I may give it go!
I'm considering making Abingdon my first marathon, and with its flat course, hopefully a decent and respectable time! Must regsiter soon though if it sells out as quick as everyone says it does! Good luck everyone!!
Told there are nearly 700 online entries already
Wow, and the limit is only 1100 I think. Better get my entry in then! Thanks for the heads up MarkEMark!!
Blimey that was quick...good luck to anyone waiting for postal confirmation
As the entries co-ordinator, i can confirm that there have been over 680 entries online and today (Tuesday) I received the first of the postal entries (about 50 of them) which were all sent 1st class on Friday. Doesn't say much for much for our postal service.
Sorry for the delay in replying Jamie but I gor got home form the club committee meeting at 11pm!
Although there are 1100 places, I need to shut the online entry in case the online plus postal entry numbers go over 1100. And since its taken 4 days for the 1st postal ones to arrive, and in that time nearly 65% of the places have been taken online, the online entries needed closing soon. It would be easier if all entries were either online or postal!
I sent my entry in the post last night (1st class), so hopefully I'll be in. Just got to keep checking if the cheque gets banked I guess to know for sure.
I agree, it would be easier if all entries were submitted one way or the other, preferably online. Anyway, good luck to everyone who have entered and to those who are entering.
Latest update from the website;
Please note that online registration for the 2013 Abingdon Marathon is now closed.
The speed which the online places fill necessitates that a cap is placed on the online entries. Some places therefore still remain via postal entry route. Please get you entry in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Its as flat as a road race can be. This is the Garmin profile for it:
Its not as bad as it looks if you check the scale! There is a slight uphill in the 1st km and theat 10km and 24km. You can see from the pattern that the lap starts at 10km and 24km. Then there is a gentle climb back from the river to the finish over the last 4-5km, but only 15metres or so. The "steepist" part is the slope out of the subway at 39km but its only 10m long or so.
Has anyone sent in a postal entry? How and when do you know if you're in if you did? I sent mine on Tuesday and I've got no way of knowing if I'm in or not yet. The website is still showing that postal entries are being accepted, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
It doesn't help that the 'Check your details' page on the website that is supposed to list the entrants, is currently empty!
Jamie- The web site says if your cheque gets cashed then your in. The entries sold out quite quick online which should have been put on a spreadsheet now so hopefully in the next few days we should start seeing who is in. If postal entries are still open then that's a good sign, goodluck
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