17 May 2009 . (Round 2)
Message from the Race Director:
Thank you all for your comments and suggestions following this year's Brathay Windermere Marathon. The comments highlighting the problems we encountered with car parking, access and egress from the site have been particularly useful. As a result we have reviewed our approach to car parking and have worked with Brathay's landowner to make improvements for 2010. The result is that we've developed a solution that uses a field adjacent to the Brathay Estate as the main event car park. This will greatly improve access and remove the conjestion created by cars leaving the event sharing the same section of road with runners completing the Marathon. We are confident that this alternative arrangement will resolve many of the problems encountered this year.
Thank you for your support of Brathay Hall Trust. The funds raised by this event go to improve the lives of some of the UK's most disadvantaged children and youn people.
Best Wishes, Scott
Good news Scott - thanks for listening and for letting us know. I suspect part of the issue this year was that loads of people felt the need to leave at the same time (just as the rain statrted) but that will be a risk every year up here.
You do realise, of course, that you will get complaints next year from people who think the car park is too far away from the main finish area. You'll never please everybody
I'm in - my first marathon - so much training to do now!!
Just how hilly is this course then?!
Bad news BMJ...............................you aint in, cos this event was over six months ago.
The good news is there's a thriving thread for the 2010 event, but I can't do links so you'll need to find it yourself.
Oh, and two other things, well done and good luck for your first marathon - you've picked a cracker, and finally - I know that no-one likes a smart ass, so feel free to ignore me .
I feel suitably ashamed
Don't be. And try this - you might be lucky
cumbrian runners needed
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