Bolton Hill Marathon Day 2

Who's in for 2014?

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25/03/2013 at 21:31

Here we go again! Next time its a 2 day event so you can run either day and it avoids Mothers Day, but what we really want to know is who's brave enough to do the double!

29/03/2013 at 09:16

Or mad enough! 

01/04/2013 at 07:47

I think I'll be back, likely to run one day and spectate the other.  Which day are you booking the sunshine and still conditions for?!

04/04/2013 at 19:51

Missed it this year, but no ecuse as it's on mi doorstep.  I'll be doing it

05/04/2013 at 10:01

Please can you order the sunshine for the Saturday, i'm in, wouldn't miss it 

05/04/2013 at 13:43

It will be shorts and t shirt weather Maria, well at least for the runners

19/06/2013 at 14:06

Hey there Phil,

I have entered.....bring it on!

30/06/2013 at 10:18

Missed this this year due to ilness. Booked

26/07/2013 at 13:51

I want to do some back to backs for prep for another race.  How many will enter both as I cant see paying for this until august/September?

 

06/08/2013 at 08:57

I'm going for just the saturday! Not fit enough for the back to back just yet!! Looking forward to it as it's super-local for me and i've ran in this area before, it's beautiful running!

25/08/2013 at 21:47

I would think there will be around 50 doing the back to back, more the merrier either way once the limit reaches 300 both single and back to back we cant take anymore so better to book early to avoid disappointment

 

25/08/2013 at 21:53

Just to inform everyone we have some fantastic news for 2014 runner, we have decided to have chip timing both days and we are to announce on the site there will be a pasta party and family fairground on the Friday/Saturday, registration for the following day marathon will also be open at these times. No need to book however you can add pasta party ticket to your entry if you wish through RW next week. The pasta party will be held in the main heated marquee, it will be a great way to chat and meet other runners

10/10/2013 at 08:21

What sort of shoe would you recommend for the race?  Fell or trail?
Cheers

11/10/2013 at 09:11

The course is run on existing footpaths and (in a few places) roads so I would say to go with trail shoes. There are only a few short sections which were muddy so you could probably get away with racing shoes.

 

If you do go with trail shoes, then you may want some extra padding in you insoles. The image below (From the hillrunner.org.uk website) shows part of the course which is made up from large cobbles/boulders and goes on for a few miles. I found that running on that bashed my feet around and made them quite sore.

http://hillrunner.org.uk/shared/images/content/bus_36434/Bolton_Trail_Marathon_18350.jpg

 

 

26/11/2013 at 18:54

I did this last year, and I'm looking forward to Saturday's race; not been brave enough for the double! Good trail shoes will get you around well.

03/01/2014 at 18:16

Did this last year. Took me nearly six hours and came in right towards the end of the field. The weather was brutal, the course was very tough in places, and I swore to my wife I'd never be doing it again. On the other hand...

04/01/2014 at 00:27
Yeah come back and you can do it twice this year! ! We have some warmer temperarures on order this year!
21/01/2014 at 21:38

Cannot decide on best shoe - first time in event - are normal road shoes ok ? Have got a pair of fell shoes - but are they comfortable enough for the longer distance ?

21/01/2014 at 22:35
Trail shoe's are the best option , there is a little mud, loose stone and tarmac so a shoe for evey terrain
25/01/2014 at 18:30

Just been reviewing the day 1 info. Can't believe (all being well) 6 weeks today, I'll be a Bolton-Hill-Marathoner!!!! Also can't believe some how I've become a trail marathoner :eek: How did that happen. 2 out of the three marathons I've done are trail, and... the two marathons I've got booked this year, are... (i) Bolton (ii) Snowdon... Problem is once you've trailed (a marathon)... you can't go back... can you?

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