Blackpool marathon 2013

What's it like?

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14/11/2012 at 12:14

Can't wait for next years event. I've done the half 6 times now, last time in 2010 and this will be my first go at full marathon distance (yikes)! Very flat course and very well organised...nice one Ron. 

10/12/2012 at 09:48

Couldn't resist it and put it off any longer finally entered for next year's marathon - I just hope I can stay niggle free this time and the dreaded plantar fasciitis keeps away! Up the Pool!

22/12/2012 at 09:50

Just booked it up,Going to stop in the Blaclpool fc,s hotel on Sat and Sunday,

Done the race 3 times before,Had 1 good one[2.52] a not bad one[3,15 ish] and when they used to have it in the summer i just wilted [3.40 ish]

02/01/2013 at 14:30

12 week training "plan" started yesterday - thankfully it looks as if the PF niggle is behind me and I started the year with a nice enjoyable, comfortable, niggle free long run - only another 9 15+ mile runs now!!?

10/01/2013 at 12:25

This will be my first marathon, i started 12 week trainng plan on 1st Jan too John. Good luck everyone. Just wondering if any one on here looking at just under 5 hours finish?  

04/02/2013 at 13:37

Training plan started back end of last year and was running 15 milers just before Xmas then put my back out in the new year! It's now 4th Feb and after 5 weeks without running I'm back to doing 10 milers again! That's me out of the marathon but still doing the half.

05/02/2013 at 09:45

Tough on you Ledy, still the half will be exiting with a stadium finish also. Just done the first prelim measure with Brian, both routes will be finalised in the next few weeks. Good luck with the work to get fit again, take it slowly and you will get there.



05/02/2013 at 10:43

Nice one Ron. The thought of finishing my Dad's hometown marathon in my beloved Bloomfield Rd goes through my mind often during my long runs! That said, I don't think we'd want to get near the pitch given the state of it at the moment - better off playing on the beach!!?

05/02/2013 at 12:05

Hi John


Finish on thewide  tarmac area of the stadium, close to the baggage/registrations areas.



21/02/2013 at 21:58


Are you saying the whole of the road along the front is closed off to traffic for this event? Some 6 miles worth?

Good news if it is! How many entrants are there so far? I cant see an entrant list?

I'm going for 7 min miles the whole way, anyone else onboard?

21/02/2013 at 22:04

Yes Oranges


All roads from the Football Club to the promenade are closed from 08.30 till 14.30 and the whole of the prom along the front from Squires Gate Lane to the North Pier. G4S will be marshalling the route. From the North Pier to Little Bispham, Lower & Middle Walks plus Upper footpaths all off road.

26/02/2013 at 10:36

Desperately want sub 3hr, training is going well, 5km in 17:45, 10m in 1:02 and hopefully a half marathon in 1:23ish in a couple of weeks.

Where's everyone going to celebrate? End up in Walkabout until 2/3am...Train hard, party harder...xx

26/02/2013 at 12:52

Thanks Rocket. Sounds good. I'm going for a sub 3:15 Gerbs. Partying of some sort sounds good, especially if I get under 3:15!! I'll be in the Salisbury vest. I have to drive back to Salisbury the next day so 2/3am is unlikely!!

18/03/2013 at 12:53

RocketRon how many runners are actually doing this? 

26/03/2013 at 14:45

Did my half marathon in 1:20:20, extremely happy with that. Felt really comfortable doing 6 min miles up until halfway, then slowed down a bit as knew I was on for a good time! PB by 5 mins!!

I am on for my sub 3 but just got to avoid/break through that inevitable wall!!

26/03/2013 at 15:46

Nice one Gerbs - with that speed and enough long runs (to avoid any wall!) you should smash 3hours

31/03/2013 at 16:59

A quick shout out for anyone who may have or may know of someone who has a number going begging for the half

I hope that everybody's training has gone well - hopefully weather for the race will be like todays!

01/04/2013 at 20:16

A shout out for anyone who may have or may know of someone who has a number going begging for the full marathon. My mate who I have been training with has left his entry till a few days ago thinking places were unlimited, well thats what it said on one of the sites! We have both trained for 4/5 months for our debut marathon and have both raised money for charity so is desperate to run! Is willing to pay full entry price.

Good luck to everyone on the day hopefully the wind won't be howling!

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