Giants Head Marathon - June 2013

Anyone else taking part?

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08/03/2013 at 17:17

Get some hills in

08/03/2013 at 20:43
Tavistock half in two weeks for my first hilly ish run, then the Honiton Hippo, then the Saltash half. Lotsa hills in that lot. I'm going to have a nice collection of new t shirts and medals this year lol
09/03/2013 at 18:39

Oh, I did Honiton Hippo in it's first year. If it's still the same race then don't expect it to be like anything you'd expect to run. I'm sure it's changed a bit but I hope they still have the river crossings, the silly steep hills and the mud.

Right, I'm going to start training for this marathon, I fear I may have already left it too late.

09/03/2013 at 18:45
I'll just stagger round as best I can. Just doing it for the laugh really
09/03/2013 at 21:35

Mouse - apart from two halfs and a ten mile race this year I don't think I've run in double figures since last year's Marlow Half. I was going to do 15 today but I, er, ran out of time and only did 6.

10/03/2013 at 12:13

I've been in bed for the best part of last week with a cold, well a chesty cough. I still have it a bit but I have no motivation. I was going to go for an easy run at first light this morn but I snuggled back down unde the covers. I tried to do some exercise this morn but didn't have the energy. i ache like I ran 20 miles last night.

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10/03/2013 at 12:46

mrs hog .... I did my first 18 miler for a few months yesterday ... trust me you took the right option with the duvet snuggling !!


10/03/2013 at 14:02
Never been over 13 before, so there's got to be a first for everything. Scary prospect for me
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10/03/2013 at 14:12

Steve, don't worry about the mileage, its the hills that you wanna be scared of  (says the biggest hill wimp in the world ... I even classify the curbs round our way by their steepness!)




10/03/2013 at 14:22
My plan is to walk up and run down and the flat bits, even though there doesn't seem to be any blooming flat bits. The plan may not last, as I'll want to run up out of stubbornness lol
10/03/2013 at 14:57
Bruce C wrote (see)

Steve, don't worry about the mileage, its the hills that you wanna be scared of  (says the biggest hill wimp in the world ... I even classify the curbs round our way by their steepness!)




I live in Belgium - Curbs are my hills!

10/03/2013 at 17:57

Dont worry about the hills

........worry about the Cows

10/03/2013 at 18:31

I would like to make it clear that I am not going to roll around in any cowpats however appealing you try to make it sound.

11/03/2013 at 12:23

Hi all. Just wondered if anyone know how this race compares to the Beachy Head Marathon hill wise?

11/03/2013 at 17:51

Well I havent done Beachy. My mate has run all of this one and Purbeck and said Giants Head is harder

11/03/2013 at 17:59

just looked up Beachy Head they say they had 880 metres of ascent which equals 2887 feet of climb

My Garmin had more than that in the first 13 miles know just saying

11/03/2013 at 18:27

This marathon has more ascent than Beachy. It does not have the steps or the 7 sisters though. I've maps of the 2 and side by side there isn't much between them. I'll try and load images of the hill profiles if you like.

11/03/2013 at 18:32


 Beachy profile
FWIW I make Beachy 4,270 ft ascent


Edited: 11/03/2013 at 18:36
11/03/2013 at 18:43

aah I looked on Google we have better hills though this RW gallery doesnt work

11/03/2013 at 18:51

I can't uplaod the GH profile atm due to a technical error at RW towers. Using the same software I make GH 3938ft ascent.

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