doing this for the 1st time
Doing this for the 1st time any tips and hints. Also does anyone have a copy of the route.
Race route and profile from the event website
My favourite marathon - and not just because it's on my doorstep. Not that hilly by Lake District standards but will catch out the underprepared - do you training on undulating routes and you'll be fine.
I am a 10 in 10 runner
As CA saidIt’s not so hilly for that part of the world but a real undulating course in places, has a great finish where you run up the hill towards the house (where is everyone you say?) over the hill wow hundreds of people cheering you home on a little downhill section and across the line you go. Incorporates the marathon with a little fun day as well to keep the family entertained whilst you run.
I am with CA, its one of my favourite UK marathons, very well organised, fantastic atmosphere, timing chip and not an expensive day, very friendly and good medal, no shirt though unless you are 10 in 10 runner but you can purchase a very good WM tee from Pete Bland (£15 I think) on the day.
B78- It’s a really good marathon and well done on choosing it for your first, very friendly marathon and I’m sure the other runners will keep you going, I don’t remember it being as hard as people make out and sure you will be ok if you put the training in.
Sounds like a great event, would like to see if I can stay uninjured before committing, but don't want to miss out - does it usually fill up?
I'm back again! Was here last year to seek revenge on the evil short steep climb at Bowness around 20.5 miles. It made me stop and was worried that I weren't gonna finish the race as i'd totally hit the wall. Fortunately I found the energy to finish so I'm back this year to set things right. I stopped for 8 minutes to recompose myself again and those 8 minutes meant I missed out on a 3:30 with a 3:38.
Mie 7 is the worst hill up there but at least it's early. The worst of it's over after 20.5 so save yourself till then is my advice. Then it's flat / downhill until the last mile when it slightly goes up again.
It's a beautiful course, best i've seen from any HM / FM ever! I met the legendary Steve from Coventry (500 Marathon Man) who gave me some great advice.
For accomodation there's a few b and b's in Lake Road Ambleside only just over a mile from the start so go there if you're not local.
It's all about subbing 3:30 this year; doing everything in my power to ensure this will be the case.
Thanks for the info Richard, will take my own gels then as I don't like Kendal Mint Cake! Will probably stick with the ones I used last year for the Great Langdale marathon (Lucozade), they kept me going a treat.
Chis (not Chris ha). Charles on Sunday's of course, ha!
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