Beachy Head Marathon

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14/02/2012 at 16:53
ah - I see EBC have got their thinking caps on arse backwards as usual with their entry processes (thanks for the heads up AP).

I have no idea why EBC have pulled the RW online entry thing but I suspect they want to justify the "huge" layout they've made on their own online entry setup and probably haven't a clue how they RW works anyway - typical council!! don't sweat about that and use the EBC entry page and keep the massive events team happy....

I won't be running this year - I toyed with the idea but have promised myself a year off any long stuff and am sticking to that - so no doubt me and Petal will be marshalling again, and hopefully at Lullington Heath which we have tended to make "our spot" over the last few years.
14/02/2012 at 18:02

I worked for  a council once.... joined-up thinking didn't really feature much!

I just wish they'd think the whole thing through before they leapt into action. Good job they're not running the country......ooh, they almost are!

Thanks FB

M...eldy    pirate
15/02/2012 at 20:01
I'm in

Beachy Number 7 for me I think 
01/03/2012 at 17:00

Wel, I thought  I'd bite the bullet and enter (no 9 for me, M...eldy!).

However, on the (badly designed) Eastbourne online entry forms, it says ' I agree to abide by the rules of the event'. 

I can't find them on the Eastbourne site! I suspect they'll be what they always were, but who knows. And I can't find any way of asking the 'organiser' (lol). 

'If it ain't  broke, don't fix it', goes the old saying..  It wasn't broke, Eastbourne!

01/03/2012 at 18:28
Well done AP

No 7 for me.

Will not be doing Jog Shop Jog 20 this year. I bet they will be pleased as I was last and made them wait for me lol.
01/03/2012 at 19:17
Entered...only the second time for me though
12/03/2012 at 05:21
Finally got around to entering. Will be my 2nd
24/04/2012 at 16:27
I am doing this event this year. My first time. Getting round will be a result.
25/04/2012 at 15:44
I'm in.  3rd Beachy for me Hopefully I'll be able to get down the hill at the end using my feet rather than my arse this year...
25/04/2012 at 18:32
Anyone have advice on shoe choice? Should I use my road, trail or Xcountry shoes?
25/04/2012 at 20:56
If its dry then your road shoes will be fine. It will need to rain a lot before hand for you to need trail shoes
25/04/2012 at 21:23

Thanks Stig109

25/04/2012 at 22:17

There is a Beachy Head thread - yay!

Hi everyone, although some of you I already know!

I signed up for BH a couple of weeks ago. It will ensure I keep my running training up over the spring/summer now I have something to aim for. Last year I entered late on and didn't really have time to do proper training!

Cocoa Pop - As stig has mentioned, choice of shoe is weather dependent. Last year I had intended to wear trail shoes, however it was perfectly fine for normal running trainers. I hope it's the same this year too!

Happy Chap, that hill is rather tough! I side stepped down it last year!

I've posted this on another forum but here's my garmin elevation graph of the marathon. Total elevation 4900ft, c1500m!

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/438153/Gallery/Beachy_Head_Profile_0.JPG

26/04/2012 at 09:14
You know it's not quite going to plan when you love the ups but dread every descent. I used road shoes last year but it really is weather dependent.

26/04/2012 at 09:24
Running down one of the steeper descents at around 24 miles is the closest I've ever come to cramping in a race.  You need to train for the downs as well as the ups.  Get those quads strengthened up, people! 
05/06/2012 at 19:31

anyone know if the chips this year will be

a) embedded in the number (brilliant idea)

b) tied to shoelaces  or

c) velcro'd round an ankle (not such a good idea)?

Tommygun2    pirate
05/06/2012 at 19:41

I'm in Beachy No.3 for me. Might do some training for it this year..... Did it last year on a longest training run of 8 miles.

05/06/2012 at 20:00

Well I thought that I'd be running Goodwood xc, which clashes with Beachy, again this year but having just left my running club I'll not be doing any xc this year. So I'll be out with the pom poms. Hopefully will get to meet CP at some stage.

chips will be firmly stapled to runners so they don't get lost in the event of wind, rain, fog or low flying aircraft.

I always use trail shoes on the Downs. There again my road shoes are either Fastwitches or Kinvarsa, neither are good on grass or rough surface.

IronCat5    pirate
04/07/2012 at 17:07

17 places left.....what to do....

M...eldy    pirate
04/07/2012 at 17:14

Cat.  Do it  

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