Bolton Hill Marathon

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19/02/2013 at 10:56

Hi Runners

I hope you're all as excited as I am about this. Hope the weather is nice for the day!

Just to let you know we will be there from 07:30am - 4:15pm offering Sports Massage, Injury Advice and Rocktape Kinesiology Taping. If you have any existing niggles and you need advice on how best to manage them during the run, then come to us! We are there to help


All money raised will be going to The National Autistic Society. 


Sports Massage - 10 minute slots - £5

                         - 20 minute slots - £10


Rocktape Kinesiology Taping - £5


If you would like to pre book to save any queing please either call 01204 770308 or email, otherwise see you on the day!




19/02/2013 at 20:16


Track up to top of Winter Hill. I ran around most of the course today, mostly okay underfoot - if you don't get a bit muddy, you're not doing it right . Let's hope the weather is like today on race day. Perfect conditions.

Edited: 19/02/2013 at 20:17
19/02/2013 at 20:48

 fab photo - let's hope  the weather's like that on the day 

20/02/2013 at 23:23

Ran about 16 miles of the course on Sunday to find out what it's like and really looking forward to it now.  Followed a poorly printed grey scale os map didnt really help, got lost a few times, but we had fun! Still wondering if my 5 hours estimated time wll be possible.  

got some great photos and video also 

21/02/2013 at 08:57

Well, final destructions are out. Looks like you've got this organisation lark well sorted there Phil, it's nice to see a race giving out such comprehensive advice.

Just plotted the route on maps using the PDF and route details, all looks good. Is it correct that there are a few areas run where paths aren't on the map and it's not open access. I'm not being picky, & I'm sure everything's fine, but don't want to get shot by a farmer if I'm crossing unauthorised land on a part recce!

Looking forward to it

21/02/2013 at 20:20

Noticed the signs have gone up - its nearly time!

22/02/2013 at 00:55

TWT glad you noticed  signs have gone up! Alfa all route is on access land, the coppice loop is UU land (not on map) although it as a footpath sign either way you will be fine for the whole course on a recce run.Chris i like the photo, are you sure you didnt take that mid summer?

22/02/2013 at 09:54

Cheers for the info Phil.


22/02/2013 at 19:31
Been up there at 6:30am on my bike a few times over past few Saturdays training for the ironman and this has wet my appetite! Only up to 15 miles on the flat at moment, but I'm sure my legs will be up to it.

And I really fancy one of those medals you keep mentioning!

Are there still spot available?

See you tomorrow @ 6:30 anyone who's out there. I'll be the 15 stoner struggling on the road bike!!
22/02/2013 at 23:54

David, We have a couple of places remain, i think it will be full by Monday/Tuesday next week if not before, it should have been full now but we got supplied 10 extra medals lol

23/02/2013 at 17:18
Finally stopped dithering and signed up. Going to be a nice contrast with running the Groundhog track marathon the day before lol
23/02/2013 at 21:08

I'm inDid Hardmoors Osmotherly marathon last Sunday..what a cracker..but legs still in recovery..hope this one isn't as brutal. Never been to Bolton before but good vibe on the forum and nice rural scenery will do me. Trail better than road any day..pity about the VLM entry

ps hillrunner..I really hope I don't need a map bud, cos I can't navigate out of a supermarket carpark!!!

25/02/2013 at 21:52

Ben, what a difference running a track marathon then trail in the same weekend! I save the track for training couldn't imagine anything worse than running a marathon on a track!

The route will be full signposted, you should not need your map!!

The race is now full!! You just got in !

26/02/2013 at 20:43

Cheers for reassurance re map reading!! Booked my digs for Saturday night in Bolton..I'm 'good to go'..bring it on

02/03/2013 at 00:09
Going to be a busy week! Just like to say good luck to all the runners and hope to see you all crossing that finishing line next Sunday
03/03/2013 at 11:35

I'm a bit worried about the mention of a map, im hopeless at map reading ? whats the chance of pairing up or joining a group to improve chances of not getting lost?

03/03/2013 at 15:06
U won't got lost , the course is well marked and there are plenty of runners who know the route
03/03/2013 at 18:43

Cheers hillrunner and thank you for organising this event. It must take a lot of doing, hope it all goes well. Let's hope for good weather too. Nice fell race today for me before tapering begins

03/03/2013 at 19:01

No problem BR, its taken a lot of voluntary time and effort by some amazing people. We are all looking forward to supporting all you amazing people around the 26.2mile course its going to be a fantastic and emotional day regardless of the weather

03/03/2013 at 20:17

hillrunner..where can I get a course profile graph from? I think you mention it earlier in the forum. Just want to gauge where my effort needs to go most!!

Roclites nearly dry from today's event and am sooooo looking forward to my first visit to Bolton in a week.

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