Blackpool Marathon

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01/03/2013 at 17:32

Looking forward to it. Did 2 16 milers a few weeks back, then 17.5 last weekend and another this Sunday. Trimpell 20 mile race to come in a couple of weeks.

02/03/2013 at 17:52

might make a return to Blackpool for this      got Spen 20 a week on Sunday


03/03/2013 at 23:28

Go on go for it Compo if the weather is kind you easily get a PB

04/03/2013 at 06:47

If the weather is like it was yesterday it will wonderful. Loads of runners out training on the prom.

04/03/2013 at 13:11

woody  is it still 2 laps   and an Excuse to got to Harry Ramsdens   and because i am now working part time   for TC cleaning services at Tesco   i have loads of extra time

Edited: 04/03/2013 at 19:00
04/03/2013 at 22:20

According to the website it is.

05/03/2013 at 18:59
Hi, I'm entered for the marathon, my first. Getting very excited now. Can anyone tell me how the grandstand viewing of the finish works....are tickets needed, a d any other tips for my band of supporters? Thanks
06/03/2013 at 08:29



The run enters the stadium from behind the north stand runs down the back straight and finished directly in front of the jimmy Armfield south stand, right next to the registration, baggage, expo, changing/showers.

06/03/2013 at 10:56

Wow - finishing in front of the (Sir) Jimmy Armfield stand, where I spent many an hour watching the Pool in the 1980's and 1990's - can't wait. It will be odd running in the ground without the risk of getting arrested!!

17/03/2013 at 15:08
Unofficial South Yorkshire half marathon time is 1:23:34 which I think is ok.

It is to say -
Had very disrupted training with two bouts of illness
Ive currently got a bit of a cough
They have added an extra hill to the 2lap course

Surprised how comfortable 6:30 pace felt. Think hover around 6:50min mile pace up to 20miles then push on from there at Blackpool.

McMillan predicts 2:55.41
Runnersworld predicts 2:54.51
Fetcheveryone predicts 2:49.32

So 2:55.00 might be possible after all
17/03/2013 at 15:20

Nice on runningowl. Unfortunately I have not been able to fit in a race in the build up to the race (my last race was the Snowdonia marathon last October!). However training has gone well - just under 25 miles today (last long run before tape?) - 1st 12 ave 7mm, 2nd 12 ave 6.20. After fading badly at 22miles in last years race, I am hoping that, with the better training this year, I'll beat last years 2h50m - although the weather could, of course, play a part!!

19/03/2013 at 12:15

Good effort JB. And I thought my 2:28 for 20 was going some! That run ended my 50 mile week. And like you, let the "taper" commence! Starting with track tonight....

21/03/2013 at 10:53

Not long to go,Did Stafford half in just under 1.25 with no rest,so sub 3 hours is still on,

Have booked up at the Footballs Hotel,Does anyone know if they have got a pasta party the night before ?

24/03/2013 at 18:45

Hi if anyone is unable to run the full marathon I am am looking for a number. I would inform the race organisers about any changes. I would pay in full for the number. Many thanks Chris.

24/03/2013 at 19:09
2 weeks to go,can anybody tell me how close is the hotel Sandford boulevard is from the start/finishing line is as that's where i am staying cheers.
25/03/2013 at 11:17
I've got a marathon place available if still interested.
25/03/2013 at 11:35

Hi oliver can you ring me up on 07799557629 Thanks Chris

Edited: 25/03/2013 at 12:21
25/03/2013 at 13:17

running owl, an extra hill? HILL? There arent any hills around there!

25/03/2013 at 13:22

lol OR - I live at the edge of the Snowdonia National park and the slight drag from Anchorsholme Park to Norbreck/Red Bank Road felt harder nearer the end than running up the Llanberis Pass in the Snowdonia marathon!!

25/03/2013 at 13:33

Have to agree John it's not a hill as such but when your pushing for a time and it's the last few miles it feels like a mountain.

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