Ah whoops - it appears I slipped on the keyboard and entered anyway
Thanks for confirming details of the recce. I am really familiar with the bits you are doing as I run it regularly with number one dog. Are there any plans to run any other bits of the course prior to the day?
I run around the course regular, if you want to do a recce on any other part of the course then feel free to join me just email me to let me know which bits and when it best suits you, to be honest if its just the directions you are worried about then don't. The course will be fully marked with yellow/black arrowed signs labeled as marathon and red/white tape hanging around course, i don't see any problem unless people start messing with then which is unlikely, having said that i have been lost on bigger trail marathons before, you normally find someone who knows the route or has a map or a marshal close by.
Well as you say it is advisory and up to your ability,experience and common sense. There are many less mileage races on Winter Hill which these items are mandatory and bag checks are made but we trust that entrants to this marathon and we have made the decision that the entrant can decide what they carry. I would certainly be carrying the minimum of a fully charged mobile phone,some energy treats and a water proof jacket depending on weather forecast. if i was a less experienced runner then a light backpack carrying whatever you feel necessary to complete the race, there are plenty of light running backpacks/bumbags out there which you probably wont make much difference to your performance (such as raidlight), If you intend wearing one then yes train with one on, i would not go for a long run on my own over rural areas without carrying water/energy food/waterproof jacket/map and means of contact in case i get an injury etc.
Hope this helps
Thanks for that. Not too worried about getting lost, I'm sure the markings will be fine I just thought it would be interesting to have a go at the sections I'm not too familiar with. As there are a few of us from Burnden maybe we can have a club recce before the day.
What is the limit on the number of runners? is it 155 as the list on your website?
Thanks for the offer of a recce, I will email around & get back to you if that' s okay?
I recced part of the course today and it's fab, really muddy in places but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
hi phil what have i let myself in for there aint many hills in kings lynn to prepare but im hoping ill get it done and make it marathon number 9 did want to get to 10 before im 40 in april but hey ho so ill sneak another 1 in at the end of april as my bruv who now lives in bolton says ill be reet !!
Hi Phil, another Burndener here, I am contemplating this but just nursing a sore arm at the moment so was holding off until a couple of weeks, wanting to get some more hill miles in first too. I notice you say there are only limited places left now, wondering how much longer I have to make my decision.
Hi, its looking like entries will close end of Jan, i will update latest entry list soon on the site
I have just signed up for this. It will be a run/walk marathon for me considering where my training is at the moment. But being local (Wigan) and with the course around one of my favourite places I could not resist. I wish I had seen it sooner so I could be better prepared. Cheers Phil for organising it.
Flatters - I'll be run/walking it too, so you won't be on your own!
I'm in and Looking forward to it
Thanks Phil for organizing a marathon that starts less than a mile from my front door.
Hello there Hillrunner,
Well I have gone for it. I did just shy of 10 miles of the course last week, although I went down to the car park beneath the gardens, rather than going round the back of the pike.
It looks a fantastic course, thanks for all your efforts in making it happen. I run Winter Hill often but tend to stay on the Bolton side.
Better buckle down and get some training done now so that I can complete it!!!
Looking Good Everyone
The Marathon is now FULL! however we are hoping to reopen and allow another 45 entries tomorrow hopefully, will post on here to let you all know.
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