Who is in?
I have been away for 2 years due to injury but will be back to eat some food and bark (lovingly) at the piper before reaquinting myself with the 7 witches. Who's in this year?
Yep, entered a few days ago.
I've entered, but thanks to new finishing time I really am not looking forward to it. If anyone wants my place they're welcome to it.
Okay I'll have it then. What is the new finishing time anyway?
Right, maximum finish time of 8 hours and no early starts. They want you to finish before dark. I'm kinda with them on that but I don't feel I own this event. I'm just a tourist. wouldn't mind giving this one another go and the entries are still open.
WiB - you're a pretty good runner aren't you. what time do you expect to finish this one in? I'm hoping to run it the whole way. And that's no easy target in this race!
It's just that the original event was the Seven Sisters Marathon and was started by a walking group with runners welcome. It has now morphed into a primarily running event with walkers tolerated. The finishing time of 6pm is still daylight and if there was a proper sweep everyone should be near the finish by then.
It really means that a lot of the old - and I do mean old - regulars will probably not enter, or if they do then I would think for them to trying to beat the deadline would be far more dangerous in terms of potential injuries than just being on the Downs at twilight.
SR if you're serious with your offer pm me - not that notification is working - note to RW Towers if they're not too preoccupied sorting out quarrels on the tri site.
No real idea on time SR. It is the weekend after Amsterdam so I will be happy with as close to 3 hours as my legs let me go! Its very local to me so just fancy running it.
WiB with a time around 3 hours, you may have a certain Stuart Mills to contend with.. Just saying
Would be good to run with him... Are you doing it pmo?
There's a few good marathons on the South Downs but have never done them! Beachy Head, 3 Forts, Steyning Stinger... Need to start ticking them off!
Nope, I don't like the course enough to do it again. Smashed myself to peices on the 7 b*tches a few years ago and don't plan to go back. Though I did enjoy the sausage rolls...
I'd go back for the 3Forts and Steyning at the drop of a hat. Isn't Sleaford another one for the Downs?
Doing Beachy Head for the first time and a bit scared tbh. Only done flat marathons so far but am doing plenty of hill training. I am a bit of a plodder and not worried about a time so finger crossed
I'm in again - my favourite race of the year
I'm entered. Not sure if I'm looking forward to it or not. After the Great South Run - which I hated from start to finish - I swore I'd never do another big race. I know this is a different scale, but I'm not sure if it's going to be too busy to be pleasurable.
pmo - I like the 7 Sisters. Ran over to Eastbourne yesterday morning. 20 miles in to a marathon they will sting a bit.
WiB - My hip flexors just gave up on me after the first two - obviously I didn;t manage myself well enough, I knew they were coming... The course just didn't float my boat really, it's pretty an all - just a bit..... meh.
Peronel - this is (or was) much more of an LDWA style event- everyone friendly and chatty, and very low key. Not sure what effect the new time limit will have on the field though.
Fair enough pmo... we do it for fun after all
Peronel, beachyhead is as pleasurable is it gets, good food and lots of oportunities to chat while walking up or down some of those hills, you are guaranteed never to be alone as we all share our pain together
I'm in too. Been over some of the course, and have decided I am just going to do what I can to both finish fairly intact, and most importantly, enjoy the day and the company
Anything above that will be a bonus!
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