Very user friendly event, two lap course,ideal 1st timer event, pancake flat, new venue Blackpool Football Club, pleanty of toilets, cafe's, bars, parking (5000 cars) and accommodation in town.
Brian Porter & I willbe conducting the final measurement as soon as this weather easies, then the whole route will be on the web site.
No problem with headphones provided they are turned dopwn sufficiently enough to hear instructions from the commentator at the start and the stewards G4S on the course. The whole of the promenade will be closed for the duration of the event making it a total traffic free course.
thanks ron how far is the blackpool football club hotel, from the start line,i know the race finishes there inside the ground i believe cheers mate.
Hi all, this will be my first marathon too, what sort of times are you hoping for?
Griff- i dont know of these Rocket Ron or Brian Porter - but i do know its a fabulas event, one we've run many times and struck a pb at
if you get the chance id go for it
A great/sensible event to do your marathon debut at Griffoson - mine was not so sensible, with it being at Snowdonia (my local one!).
Did this event last year - as a lifelong Blackpool FC fan I had to and after hearing that it was finishing in my beloved Bloomfield Rd I had to sign up again. Struggled with plantar fasciitis last year - looks like I'm clear of it now and I'm hoping to get some unbroken training this time around. Clocked 2h50m last year - like runningowl, targetting around the 2h45m mark this time
I entered this last night. I had entered Shakespeare hoping for a sub 3:15, which is 8 minutes quicker than my PB, but changed my mind due to possibility of mud on a large part of it.
With only 10 weeks to go, I need to start getting those long miles in! My half PB is 1:29 on dead pan flat Gosport Half marathon, but hoping Blackpool can bring me my elusive GFA London!
Just prey for a non-windy day! Though I guess it will be with you for half of it!
km 10 trainings hard but good,top long run 22 miles took me 4 hrs 20 mins,im averaging 45-50 miles per week
No race limit for either the full or half marathons. After online closing date, postal entries accepted and on both Saturday (expo at the football club & number pick up) and Sunday morning 07.30-08.30am Start under the tunnel at the main entrance to the club 20 metres across the road from the car parks (5000 spaces) Finish 30 metres from the baggage staorage areas under cover. Most toilets for 15.000 fans at the club will be open, home & away changing/shower rooms open.
You can enter online at fyldecoastrunning.org right upto the Saturday night 6th April 2013. (3000 + entries so far accepted, plenty of spaces available)
My first marathon aiming for Sub 3 hours, but issue could be the wind! More importantly where's everyone celebrating Sunday night...Walkabout???....
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