Blackpool Marathon

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21/11/2012 at 22:49
after a visit to Blackpool yestaday for the day i decided i might give the marathon a go again where abouts is the football ground as i will be coming by train and staying 2 nights in Travelodge on seafront do not use the car as much now
22/11/2012 at 08:21



Football CVlub is right at the end of the M55 Motorway, follow signs for central car parks, can't miss it. Blackpool North railway station is 25 minutes walk or a short taxi ride, approx £5/£6 in cost. There is a travel lodge 30  metres across the road from the football club

22/11/2012 at 19:58

ok  Ron  thanks a lot  

22/11/2012 at 20:53

I'm training for it too. Missed out on my 1st marathon (Liverpool) due to knee problem so looking forward to it very much.

26/11/2012 at 23:39

Is this one for beginners / returners or just the speedy runners? What is the route like?  I haven't been to Blackpool since I was a kiddie so this one does appeal ...


27/11/2012 at 08:18



Blackpool is open to all standards and we welcome beginners. An ideal rouite, flat along the promenade and North shore walkways, starting at Blackpool FC's iconis Bloomfield road Stadium with a grand stand finish inside the stadium,  Marathon 2 laps, 1/2M 1 lap. take in all the sites of Europe's most visited seaside resort. Chip timing, water/aid stations frequently, expo Saturday & Sunday, two hotels on site, car parking for 5000 cars, 100 toilets on site inside the stadium.

27/11/2012 at 09:55

Thanks Ron - I think you've sold it!  I'll get my entry in today.... any recommendation on the hotels?

27/11/2012 at 10:55



The football club's 4* hotel is £79 per room B & B, overlooks the fuinish area inside the ground, also Travel Lodge opposite the club £29.00 per room only book early fills very quickly, also Trael Lodge at the end of the M55 (Yeadon Way By pass road end of M55 motorway) very close to the football club also.


Good luck



27/11/2012 at 12:20

Fantastic thanks.



28/11/2012 at 15:35
How many entrants is this likely to get?
29/11/2012 at 12:01



Approx 900/1000 full marathon & 1500/2000 half marathon



04/12/2012 at 14:30
As of dinner time today I am now entered and hotel booked (travelodge across road) so better get my marathon training head on.
18/01/2013 at 17:29
My first marathon.IM really looking forward to it, IM hoping for a sub 4.45 anybody around my time lol
26/02/2013 at 10:04

Blackpool is the only marathon I've managed a sub 3:30 every time, so I'm in for the 5th time and hoping to go sub 3:30 once again

27/02/2013 at 20:23

best time in a marathon is  3h43  however  i have been getting syatlic in my leg so dropping my top race to spen 20  and going in the gym on the treadmill and bike  to get me ready for it

28/02/2013 at 10:22

Hope you recover soon Compo

28/02/2013 at 11:20
Not long now just got in from my SLR 18 miler 3hrs 26mins .
28/02/2013 at 16:22

leg is ok   woody  i can run    but 20 miles is going to be limit for me  

races i have are spen 20    Leeds and Eyam halfs

01/03/2013 at 08:54

Unfortunately no races lined up for me pre Blackpool - would ideally do Liverpool half, but family commitments at the weekend, particularly at the moment. Managing to get my long runs in, although I'm having to do them at 6am on Sunday - albeit with thoughts of finishing the marathon in my beloved Bloomfield Rd stadium!! 5 weeks on Sunday!!?

01/03/2013 at 10:43

15 mile is my longest run this year but got the Bolton Hill mara on the 10th

Glad your are still running Compo good luck in your races.

Got to say even though I don't follow football I'm looking forward to the stadium finish.

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