Bolton Hill Marathon

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12/12/2012 at 21:22

Just entered my wife and I as part of our training for our charity run for the Brathay Trust in May. We are going to run from Fleetwood to Brathay over 2 days and then run the Brathay Windermere Marathon on the 3rd day.

Looking forward to this as we love running in the hills and it's another way to support  Brathay.

Check out our slightly crazy Just Giving page from the link below.

12/12/2012 at 21:50

Chris sounds like a fantastic challenge, if i wasn't running the 10 in 10 i would have joined you  look forward to seeing you in March and good luck with the fundraising 

19/12/2012 at 11:17

I'm in - and it looks like there'll be a good showing from Burnden Roadrunners. I've just printed off the course and it looks fab - all my favourite runs in one go. Hopefully I'll get round even though I might be doing the last couple of miles on my hands & knees.

Good luck to everyone who's entered

19/12/2012 at 13:07

Hi Maria, I have noticed a few entries from Burden Roadrunners and its great to have you all on board. If you arrive early enough on the day Sports Sunday will love to take a team photo.

We currently are short of 4 Marshals at water station points, if you know anyone in the local area who would like to marshal it involves attending a short brief in Bolton on Saturday 2nd Feb 2013 and on the day of the marathon they get there expenses paid for and get the satisfaction of doing a bit for charity and helping the runners. If you have friends or family who would just like to help around the park then please also email me at /forum/smilies/] ASAP thanks.

Just to make it clear we will not be giving out T Shirts at the finish but you will get a unique bespoke gold Conqueror of the hills medal designed especially for this event as we believe that's what the runners wanted? You will also get a little goodies bag to take home and we will have foil blankets for you at the finish. All runner will get there name announced as they go through the finishing arch and there are various check points around the course where you will have your number noted so please ensure your number is visible at all times (no chip timing this year as the cost per runner would have added an extra £15 per competitor in entry fees). We will listen and make note of your comments for the 2014 event, please keep an eye on the website for latest news and other event announcements in the area  A runners instruction guide will be posted out around end of Jan but you must collect your number on the day.

19/12/2012 at 14:15

Hello Maria, am going to follow the RW magazine "beginners' marathon plan" Jan 2013 edition. pg 75.

I'm not going to bother with aiming for a time, just getting as fit as poss.

It's a 16 week schedule; I'm joining it at week 5, with a long slow distance run of 10 miles on the Sunday. I reckon with your fitness you should have no probs.

22/12/2012 at 15:39

Signed up last night!


23/12/2012 at 17:26

Signed up last night, currently running around 11 miles around winter hill. Need to up my mileage !!!!!!

23/12/2012 at 21:37

Well done Oglush and DW3, places going fast the race will be full soon! Don't forget my little jog in January if anyone is interested it maybe worth it whether you want to run sub 6 or like me your a sub 3 runner.

27/12/2012 at 15:13
Hi All,
That's me entered... Just need to get some trail shoes then 'Happy Days'.
30/12/2012 at 14:19

Hi Bill, am sure you will get round no problems. I am really looking forward to it - bit scary seeing my name in the competitor list but nothing ventured.....

I will post re the marshals on FB and see if anyone can help.

Best wishes and good luck to everyone with their training.


01/01/2013 at 13:28
Please can you put me down for the 26 January?
01/01/2013 at 22:50

Am seriously looking at this one, i have got 2 marathons before it in Anglesy and Apeldorn ( Holland) although the navigation thing puts me off because am not too good with maps , also the hills but look its all about the challenge and i am up for it maybe i could just tag along with someone who is a bit weary of this one themselves


01/01/2013 at 23:06

As quick as i put that comment on i have just entered on-line straight away , no marathon i have ever done as ever been easy , a better start hitting them hills though

01/01/2013 at 23:47

Don't worry about maps to much, i will mark the route out well with our own markers and with around 20 marshals and 40 mountain rescue around the course we hope no one gets lost! Well done on entering only 30 places remain!!

03/01/2013 at 13:08

Happy New Year all!

Well I got entered before Christmas, looks like it should be a good one. I much prefer this type of event to road marathons, with the exception of "interesting" ones such as Windermere (Although I've entered and got into London this year for some daft reason!).

There's a few of us from Trawden AC coming along so looking forward to a grand day out; may even manage a recce at some point beforehand hopefully!

04/01/2013 at 12:22

Hi Phil and Happy New Year everyone.

Re the recce on the 26th January Phil how much/ what bits of the course will you be doing?

Best wishes


04/01/2013 at 13:18

Hi Maria,

Will be the first 4mile from Moss Bank Park then the last 3mile of the marathon from 2 Lads mast road back down via burnt edge (all up hill for 3.5 mile then all down hill for 3.5 mile), be more of a jog and chat rather than a run, i will email all entrys info of this over the next few days.

Happy New Year

04/01/2013 at 20:23

I'd be interested in doing this as a run-walk in preparation for a longer event later in the year. Would that be OK, or against the spirit of the event?

04/01/2013 at 21:40

Thats fine, my advice is free, 10:30 MBP main atraction car park 26th Jan 2013


04/01/2013 at 21:52

Thank you hillrunner - does that apply to the marathon too?

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