Gloucester Marathon 20 Jan 2013

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Blisters    pirate
18/01/2013 at 16:38


Blisters    pirate
18/01/2013 at 16:38


Blisters    pirate
18/01/2013 at 16:40


18/01/2013 at 16:44
Yeah I'd like a re-run! Hopefully they can come up with some info ASAP! Gutted for everyone especially those who's 1st marathon was planned! My son and mate was 2 of them.
18/01/2013 at 16:53
Good pics Blisters! The 2 inches we had in Devon today has been washed away by rain. Amazing how a 100 miles can be so different.
18/01/2013 at 16:55

A mate of mine who was running has contacted the race organiser (Anne) and he tells me that they're not doing a re-run.  The next Glos marathon will be next year.

He didn't ask about refunds, but I've e-mailed asking about them - I've paid for two entries, which is a fair chunk to pay to not run.  I can't see any terms and conditions though regarding the status of refunds and cancelled races.

I think I'll book the Cotswold Marathon in April (ran by the same organisers) instead.

18/01/2013 at 17:30
As it was out of there control, I have heard there will not be a refund. Twice bitten by them now so very unlikely to enter one of there events again
18/01/2013 at 17:36

I've just read the T&Cs on the application form and it does say there's no refunds in the unlikely circumstances the race is cancelled, so that's fair enough, but I think a 'free entry' into next years marathon would be a fair one.


18/01/2013 at 18:05
I think that they would already have had to pay out for t shirts and medals so they can't give a full refund but things like water they will just use for the next one. So although there will be some sunk costs something like half price next year or to another event would be fair
18/01/2013 at 20:33

Is it an absolutely stupid and irresponsible question to ask if any renegades are going to run it anyway, bearing in mind that no more snow is forecast and the race was not planned for another 36 hours away yet by which Gloucester Council intends to have gritted minor roads etc.?  I guess after three months of training runs it seems difficult to just let go of it!

Blisters    pirate
18/01/2013 at 22:09

Crucial Carp

Of course it's not a stupid question.

Check out my photos, and consider that GCC have already salted the minor roads (and there's a lot of them). From what I've seen, they have declared a "full snow" condition, and farmers were involved. This is unusual. If the sh 1 t really hits the fan the farmers are too busy feeding their sheep to bother with the roads.

I have this feeling that some renegades might just turn up at (see below) area at 10:30 and decide to go for a run around the Elmore/Longney loop a few times. Personally, I couldn't be arsed whether it was 12, 16, or 20 miles. It's a loop of almost 7 miles. This gives many options to people who have a flask of soup in their car. I wouldn't bother with the additions that are tagged round the houses to make up distance, what's the point? Have fun. I might just be there, and there are bail out options.

Better still.

Meet at the Pilot Inn. 1030. Easy cop outs.

19/01/2013 at 09:27
From website

Sorry, but the Gloucester 50k and Marathon on Sunday 20 January has now been CANCELLED due to the current, unforeseen extreme weather conditions.

However please note that we are endeavouring to re-schedule the race later in the year or if this is not possible a discount will be offered to runners who enter next years race.
19/01/2013 at 11:55

Thanks Ringo,

That's good news; I hope they re-schedule.  Things are tight my end and I forked out for two places, so then to have to fork out for another two places in another marathon is a bit of a kick in the nuts, especially after all the training too.

19/01/2013 at 14:53
If they don't re-arrange it then a full refund should be paid back! Medals and tshirts are usually bought by sponsors etc. at least they got 11 months to choose from hope they come up with a date soon before we book other stuff and it clashes, plus sorting time off work etc.
Blisters    pirate
19/01/2013 at 22:42

Forecast is for -3 tomorrow morning.

I shall park up at the Pilot Inn, by the canal bridge, probably at about 9:00, and I shall go for a run around the loop, probably twice. I'll be in Pirate yellow/black and head clockwise. I'm not stressing about meeting up times or anything, but if a few want to go for a jog round the loop, please say hi to any runners that you do see.


20/01/2013 at 09:50

Hope you had a good one Blisters

Blisters    pirate
20/01/2013 at 14:40

Two of us had a chatterful couple of laps, which was really good. As far as I know he's still out there, what with his focus on Ultra training.

Some icy patches, it would have ben the footpaths that would have been the worst.

20/01/2013 at 21:00

well i went for about 28/29 miles from my place in Chelt, over towards the Guitings, and Winchcombe instead of the race. Was out for longer than expected, but did take a few piccies of nice scenes, and had to stop to buy snacks. Roads werent too bad in rural areas, in the outskirts of Chelt they were worse.

21/01/2013 at 13:30
I went and ran it anyway but started from the Pilot Inn and ran the circuit four times plus only a little bit around the houses which got to a grand total of 28.6 miles! First lap was a little bit icy, but rest were okay. Snowed for most of the time, but the sun did come out momentarily.

Congrats to Paul 'spider' Brenton who also ran it but dressed in full ice hockey kit! Raising sponsorship money for Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
21/01/2013 at 17:30
I did a 50km treadmill run
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