Abingdon Marathon

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08/02/2012 at 05:47
Via post and in! PHEW!  Looks like this will sell-out in record time.
08/02/2012 at 13:41
SR - I think you are right. My postal application should have landed on their doormat this morning and I am already a little worried to see at least 600 names (against a capacity of 1,100) posted on the event website as at 22:00 last night. With online applications now live, it won't take long for the waiting list to emerge.
08/02/2012 at 14:17

Hi all, again.

Applied on-line today and looking forward to trynig once more to break the magical 4 hours (4:02 at Abo last year).

All is not well with the ScudULike body however and have not been able to run AT ALL since November. Ortho consultant last week reckons I have got compartment syndrome in my lower right leg - has booked me in for 2.5 hours worth of MRI scans tomorrow... will probably bet the long-term prognosis next week.

 All the best.

08/02/2012 at 14:40
Scud-U-like - well at least you'll be able to flog your entry if the recovery period sticks its tentacles too far into your training plan for this year's Abo. I expect they'll fix you eventually but we all understand that not knowing the timescales is sooo frustrating!
08/02/2012 at 15:22

Fido

That's why I applied.m It's a nice touch that Abo allow you to transfer your entry to another if you have to drop out...

Is expecially frustrating this year as I also got through the ballot for London (on the 5th attempt) - deferring that now til 2013...

08/02/2012 at 19:55
Loulabell, yes would be great to see you cheering at SStone, i'm still resting my ankle injury at moment and plan a gentle run next week Way i'm going its going to be run on 3 weeks training eek!!! but if i'm doing London i've got to just get on with it

I am so excited about London, i am not giving it up for anyone lol

Incidentally does anyone know if Abingdon has a medal??
08/02/2012 at 20:48
Hello all. Entered and can't wait to run Abbo again.
08/02/2012 at 21:37
Yes it does have a medal.
09/02/2012 at 18:34
Argh! The list hasn't been updated since Tuesday night and I don't know if I have a place.
09/02/2012 at 19:00
HannahsmomUK wrote (see)
Loulabell, yes would be great to see you cheering at SStone, i'm still resting my ankle injury at moment and plan a gentle run next week Way i'm going its going to be run on 3 weeks training eek!!! but if i'm doing London i've got to just get on with it

I am so excited about London, i am not giving it up for anyone lol

Incidentally does anyone know if Abingdon has a medal??

hannahsmom, what did you do to your ankle?
09/02/2012 at 19:01
hello by'eck have you checked todays list?
09/02/2012 at 19:01
I checked earlier and it hadn't been updated. Has it now???
10/02/2012 at 10:17
Only 350 or so places left (Sorry for the crappy emotey - thanks Chrome)
10/02/2012 at 10:18
Well the emotey was crap when I input it...
10/02/2012 at 10:53

Morning all

Well ive decided () not to do Abo this year.... as I type this I am still not 100% sure but I think one marathon a year is enough for me! So London is the one. I could change my mind by tomorrow. Better decide soon with the etries filling fast!

10/02/2012 at 12:22

I am in. I just posted my entry with cash enclosed as I don't have a chequebook.

I will always have fond memories of this race as it is where I ran my first sub 3, back in 2010. If Comrades goes according to plan (for once), a 2:39 at Abingdon will make me very happy with 2012.

12/02/2012 at 19:53
Just entered. This will be abo number 4 for me after a year off for a baby. Last one in 2010 was my dream marathon when I broke 4 hours (just!). Reading all your posts has got me so excited. Great description Fido. Just captured it totally!
13/02/2012 at 00:20

To add to Fido2dogs description here's the route from my race last year:

http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/433328/gallery/race_abingdon_marathon_16-10-2011_0.jpg?width=264&height=350&mode=max


The 2 loop part is the lower/bigger loop.I think I've got the list of where all the water stations were which I'll look out too.  I'm not running it this year but will be marshalling it again hopefully at my usual spot just after mile 3

13/02/2012 at 13:53
Hmm seem to be loads of marathons next autumn, (Liverpool, Preston, Mablethorpe, Chester plus a few good overseas ones) not sure wether to do this or another one.
14/02/2012 at 14:15

Hello everyone, I would urge anyone wavering on whether to enter Abingdon Marathon to do so now.  You won't regret it - and don't forget, if you change your mind there is generally a waiting list so I think you can withdraw by the end of June and there'll be a pretty much guaranteed taker for your place.

This a great event and I thoroughly enjoyed running it last year.   For first timers it's a great introduction to marathons. OK, it doesn't have the big city crowds of VLM and the like, but it's very friendly and welcoming and, therefore, not too scary.  For those who have run marathons before and looking for a PB, then this is THE race to do.

I won't be running this year (training for two marathons last year takes it toll on my body) but I've volunteered to marshal so I'll be cheering you all on and dipping into this forum now and again.

Good luck everyone !!

 The Chalgrove Chubster

RW Letter of The Month Feb 2012 Edition

Chalgrove Festival 10K

Edited: 14/02/2012 at 14:16
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