Do you think this would be a good training run for the Comrades Marathon? I am doing the up run in June 2013. I am trying to find races but wondering if the mileage wont be enough for March?
I would say this is good training, when i am training for 100 mile ultra races i very rarely would go over the 26 mile mark in one go if you do your just going to risk injury or exhaustion and is not going to benefit you greatly. In your training you should be doing hill work at least once a week anyway especially for Comrades.
Hope this helps and look forward to seeing you
I want to complete my first marathon next year think this would be ok for a first timer?
I'm in pretty good shape and have completed my fair share of halfs, the most obvious choice for me for a first marathon would be Blackpool but having run endless races there I'd like something a bit more interesting and this sounds like it fits the bill. I'd need some runs in the hills under my belt but Winter Hill was going to fit into my training schedule anyway.
Looks like you have already answered that question Peter , definitely be plenty to look at, on a clear day you can see Blackpool tower anyway lol
ha true looks like I'd already convinced myself just needed someone else to say so too! Just weighing up whether or not I can fit the training in for a full but if so I'm in, it sounds great.
This looks good - I entered a while ago. I am training for Comrades as well so it is nice to know that this is a suitable race.
juleswill1 the direction link now works, apologies for the delay getting it back online
Peter get training now weather is fantastic!!
Becca7 good luck with Comrades its a fantastic race, unfortunately i will be busy next year trying to run 52 official marathons so no Ultras for me
Somebody said they're a wuss off road.
anyboby who has a go at this might be crazy but they can't be a wuss!
I've had my brain taken -out I'm going for it.
I think a slow start is called for!
I'm in! Should help me cut down on all those Quality Street over Christmas. Aim of the game for me will be to finish the darn thing standing up. Good luck to all who are going for it.
I've only just found out this race is being held!! Absolutley gutted as this is where I train but i'm running the Greater Manchester marathon two weeks after this, then Edinburgh four weeks after that. I think three marathons in six weeks would be asking too much from me, but i'd desperately like to run this one....I love running 'on the tops'. Good luck to all taking part, i'll come and spectate I think. It's already in my diary for 2014! Oh, I ran the first four or so miles with a friend who used to be a Royal Marine and he was nearly sick...
juleswill1 you must do windermere you can cheer me home on my 10th marathon
I think running in this beautiful part of the world, where you can't go more than a few hundred metres before hitting some kind of climb, gives you such an edge when it comes to running 'flat' courses. Well done for orginising this event and introducing other non-local runners to our wonderful hills and moorland! I'm seriously tempted to enter now...he who dares, Rodders!
I was frequently injured when I lived in London and ran on flat roads. I was a bit appprehensive when I moved to Bolton and took the hills carefully but I'm sure that they have made me stronger. If I get injured now, it's usually due to taking a tumble in a fell race, not from running with a similar stride length all the time.
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