Gloucester Marathon

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08/11/2010 at 16:31

Hi all,

fellow snoders, i'm getting a real sense of deja vu already and i haven't run a lap yet . hmm i'm enjoying my recovery far too much, a few more weeks before I start training hard again, So the chrimbo chocolates might be on hold this year  OMDB

08/11/2010 at 20:57

Hi all

I live close to the course and run it quite often. It is known locally as the "elmore loop" and is ruoghly a seven mile loop on a country lane. It is a bit undulating but the inclines are not very steep. It is ideal for supporters to catch a glimpse of you as you go by. I am running the 50k  so  hopefully see some of you there

09/11/2010 at 22:06
Thx for info Wayne, is the course open to the eliments or well protected with high hedges etc is its gailforce winds??
09/11/2010 at 22:24

T Rex,

Track Marathons and Ultras are brilliant, you should try one at least once. You never know you might even enjoy it!

Hope to be on the finish line to give out mementos to you all.

10/11/2010 at 10:21
10/11/2010 at 19:24

Hi Muzza

The course is quite sheltered . It follows a quiet country lane with plenty of farm land on both sides of the road, so there are plenty of hedges around six foot high.  You pass through a couple of very small villages, but apart from that it is very rural. The river Severn runs close by so it isn't much above sea level. It can be a few degrees colder here than in the town and you do sometimes get a cold mist coming off the river, but if it is windy, then the wind will be at your back at one point and in your face at another because you will be running a complete circle . 

Hope this was helpfull. See you on the start line

10/11/2010 at 21:48

Hi Wayne thanks a lot mate, sure it will be fine, just dont like the wind, heres hoping for a cold still sunny day!!

See U there!!!!

11/11/2010 at 09:58

thanks for the info wayne,

Hmmm, a track mara sounds a fun idea, my only concern would be running all those curves.   I find track work to be a bit iffy for injury's, and need to do a good warm up/cool down in opposite direction to counter act the curves. but not sure i could do 105 after completing a mara

Is this the right route?

 p.s. agree with you about the wind muzza, it the one thing that really does my head in.

Edited: 11/11/2010 at 10:01
11/11/2010 at 17:34

Hi Carrot top

Yeah that is the right route for the marathon . Talking of track marathons,a friend of mine done a 24 hour track race a couple of months ago and he is still injured. He said running the tight bends is a nightmare. The only plus side is your food and drinks are allways near you

11/11/2010 at 18:25

Have a friend who did a track 24hr in Ireland. In that oneĀ  they reversed the direction every (I think) 4 hours hrs to avoid injuries

Edited: 11/11/2010 at 18:26
11/11/2010 at 18:53
cheers wayne
11/11/2010 at 20:12

I have done 24 hour races 14 times on 400m tracks and once (indoors) on 150m circuit.

The outdoor ones always turned every 4 hours and the inddor one was every 6 hours.

If anyone fancies trying a track race why not come to my Crawley Charity event on the 2nd of April. It's 6 or 12 hours.  Details on Runners World.

11/11/2010 at 23:18

Even track session cause problems with injury, its sinular to a cambered road, you are running for so long putting so much stress on the left hip, Glute, IT and hamstring nightmare!!!! ok doing it but look out afterwards!!

Still wanna do 1 tho!  

Pam........ you are crazy!!  you runing or marshalling Dartmoor Discovery this year??

12/11/2010 at 21:55


Afraid I will be missing Dartmoor next year as I will be helping out at a 24 hour race in Switzerland, too good an opportunity to miss as it might be world championships.

Looking and learning about events ready for my 6 day Ultrafest in August next year.

14/11/2010 at 22:15
Sounds amazing!! good luck with that Pam!!  6 day ultrafest????
14/11/2010 at 22:34
website being set up right now
14/11/2010 at 23:57
Pam - that link does not appear to be working
15/11/2010 at 14:00
I shall be there in January doing the 50km

Track races are ok, have done a few.

Pam - will let you know about April just depends where Rach and I are.
15/11/2010 at 20:35
08/12/2010 at 14:41
Anybody heard anything from the organisers yet? I remember they where low key last year but I think I got sent something.
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