The course looks fantastic and I've signed up already, but I'm wondering what people will be wearing to carry the recommended 1.5 litres of water?
That much water would easily fit into a Camelbak bladder, but filling it during the run would be quite tricky. I don't know of a bumbag that will take two 750ml bottles, so would one bottle in a bumbag and one in a rucksack work? That seems like quite a bit of baggage to carry for a marathon. Alternatively are there any rucksacks that take two 750ml bottles (in side pockets for easy access) that can be recommended?
Hi WWW and Pete, glad you are looking forward to the marathon.
Please note that the water is just advisory and not set in stone, if you start with no water than that's up to you just bare in mind that there is only 4 water stations. I will change the site slightly to make it clearer it is up to the runner. I personally only go through 250ml whilst running a marathon but i put myself in the bracket of a more experienced marathon runner.All stations will have bottled water so you could grab a bottle at each station and run with it in your hand until you get to the next? it really is up to you. Looking forward to seeing you and please feel free to ask any more questions.
Thanks for clarifying the water situation. I usually carry a 500ml bottle anyway so I'll just top it up at the four drinks stations.
I've just done my first ever marathon last Sunday... the Rutland Marathon... and am very tempted for this as my second, as my wife's family are local to Bolton. Should I...should I not?
Well done LYDLT, just for people who are not familiar with Winter Hill it stands out of the landscape all around the north west of England and is one of the iconic hills in England due to its massive mast tower on top which is around 1,100 foot high and 3mtrs wide and can be seen for around 100miles a night due to its lights (you run right past this along the course) but don't look up for to long LOL! Winter hill is around 1,500ft high and when your running along the course if its a clear day you can see as far north as the Lake District, if you look west you can see Snowdonia and Blackpool tower, east you can see the Yorkshire dales and south you can see all of Manchester and Bolton, it is a truly spectacular course unless its foggy. PS they are snow poles on the website photo on the road
well ive signed up now but on the website while trying to work out the course the bit that says click here for full directions isnt working (I am terrible with maps) and i will be trying (hopefully) to do bits of the course as training thereby conquering the hills in advance! Ill be so proud of myself if I manage this one
Hi Juleswill1 thanks for your entry, You should be proud it will be a massive achievement and good luck with the training. The reason the directions are not there is we have had to change how we run around the start/finish area due to the council, should be back up there in a week a little amendment but safety is always our priority. I will be running the course tomorrow and put my garmin trace on the site, if you have one then simply upload the course to yours.If you or anyone is interested on Sat 26th Jan 10am at Moss Bank Park second car park i will be organising a little friendly jog of the first 4 miles and last 4 miles, if you don't fancy a jog you can simply come along and meet me, ask any questions about the race, nutrition, training or exercises or anything else
Garmin trace now on website for you to upload
Mmmm, Thinking about this
But i'm one of those pesky half marathon runners that probably got in your way!!
The weather conditions at that time of year would be my main concern, i'm a bit of a wuss too
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