Giants Head Marathon - June 2013

Anyone else taking part?

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14/05/2013 at 15:56

200 ish this year will be a test to see if the village and infrastructure can cope with more in the future 

We dont want to piss off the village by turning up with hundreds of runners and their mates 

14/05/2013 at 15:57

Mrs Hog the aid stations and water stations are 3 miles aprt we wont have a massive amount of marshals out but it wont get lonely 

You can talk to the sheep

14/05/2013 at 16:23

Right listen up important announcement time 
Something for FREE

Date for your Hello Kitty diary. 
9.00 am 26th May Rex Bale and I will be walking the whole 10k and Marathon route. You are invited to join us for a nice walk and recce.
Don't panic though you don't have to walk the whole route you can cut off at 10k, 13 miles 18 miles and 20 miles I will be sorting out lifts from those points back to the start at Sydling village hall 
Free parking will be Dollans Farm courtesy of Chris the farmer. The walk will take all day we hope to be back in Sydling before 6pm this includes a cup of tea and cake at the Gun Club cafe on the A37.
contact us before hand on so we have an idea of numbers.
All welcome.

14/05/2013 at 17:57



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yes I can see hoe exciting that's goig to be.


14/05/2013 at 18:25

Take your phone and ring me on the way round 

15/05/2013 at 05:42

I don't think I'll get bored.  My experience is going to be more akin to the guys in the film Capricorn One - which reminds me, I should probably pack a flare.

Booo    pirate
15/05/2013 at 06:39

Things are now moving on in my inexorable spiral to my ultimate demise ... ie hill 13 at GHM.

Hotel is now booked in sunny Dorchester, and have been for first 'run' after the Sandstone Ultra (joined OH on her week 4 of C25K), and can report whilst things still hurt a bit, nothing appears to be broken, so, unlike the event itself, everything appears to be downhill from here on in.


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15/05/2013 at 06:42
mrs. hog - mousey wrote (see)



Ba Ba




Baa Baa Baa


yes I can see hoe exciting that's goig to be.


 ... I actually do that on some of my long runs round here, and to show off at times I get all multi-lingual (careful ladies) and 'moo' to the cows too !! ... (it would probably turn out I am calling them all ******ers and asking to fight them .. but I feel I'm being friendly)


15/05/2013 at 13:28

Hi GB! Crikey haven't been on RW for years

Bit late joining this thread. I am entered for the mara but not sure how it's gonna go or if I'll finish. I'm winging it on long runs of 10 miles which have been infrequent lately!

Will you have any squash or liquids other than water at the aid stations please? Will there be anything else like energy bars or sweets etc?


16/05/2013 at 14:23

Hiya Les 

Yes we are working on twisting an arm of  a gels company mentioning no names to give us a few hundred and we will have jelly babies at some of the stations and cake at the 3 aid stations 

Liquids will be water and some energy drinks maybe SiS if we can get enough made up and cider at 20 miles

16/05/2013 at 14:26

I've got a crapload of SiS that you mix up if you want me to bring that? I think 1 of blackcurrent and 3 big bottles of orange.

16/05/2013 at 14:36

Yes please message me later

16/05/2013 at 14:39

Sure - will do.

16/05/2013 at 15:05

did someone say cider at 20 miles?
Is there a 20 mile race option? or do I have to do the last 6.2?

16/05/2013 at 15:34

you do the last 6.2 wasted on Cider

16/05/2013 at 15:36

That's my plan.

16/05/2013 at 15:37

It's what all of the cool kids will be doing

16/05/2013 at 16:53

i heard the last 10k was all downhill anyway...

16/05/2013 at 17:03

It's been downhill for a long time Dustin. 

16/05/2013 at 19:17

The last 4 miles of the marathon are flat or downhill 

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