Heartbreak Marathon

17 messages
14/01/2013 at 08:55

Hi All

I am in, anyone else?

Ben

25/01/2013 at 20:37

Sure am. Do you know if you can enter online?

25/01/2013 at 20:46

Yeah through the race new forest web site.

Ben

25/01/2013 at 21:02

Cheers. See you there. First one, so dreading it, any advice?

25/01/2013 at 21:15
I'm doing the half (14miles) again this year. It's a really good event but quite hilly so don't expect a great time. I did a flattish half about a month after and was about 16 mins quicker.
28/01/2013 at 21:52

Hi I'm in (Caroline's husband). Anyone understand the course and distances? It looks like you do three loops on the ridge, each of six miles to give 18 miles. You also do a shortened version of the 10k race (~4-5 miles) to get up and back from the ridge. That looks like a total of only 22-23 miles to me - Am I missing something?

Nick

29/01/2013 at 11:30

Hi Nick, I think the way I see it is:

Same route as the 14 miler + 2 extra 6 mile laps = 26 miles.

Conor - sorry just saw your message - long runs are the staple of marathon running especially your first so get those in, although in reality you only have 2 more long runs left to do 3rd and 10th Feb, mine will be 2 x 22 miles, but you need to do what you can in relation to your training etc.  Then 1 x 10 mile on the 17th Feb.

Feed stations at every 3 miles makes it nice and easy so you will not need to carry water at all. 

Should be good running in the New Forest, I have done their Downton Half a couple of times and have enjoyed it ...

29/01/2013 at 20:36

Cheers mate

 

29/01/2013 at 20:40

Thanks Ben,

I agree that the marathon looks like it works out as 12 miles longer than the "14-mile" half, but the half looks like one 6 mile loop, plus the 4-5 miles blue run so about 10-11 miles in total!

Still confused - 

 

29/01/2013 at 20:45
I did the half last year and it did measure at 14 miles so add on the 2x 6 miles and there is your 26.
I'm sure the organisers are competent enough to make sure the route is the correct length.
29/01/2013 at 21:03

Yep they are good from my experience with the Downton Half.  Looking forward to this one after having my last race cancelled in January.

30/01/2013 at 10:32

Thanks all.

Ben - Was that Gloucester you missed out on in January? I was signed up to that too, so hoping to put the training to good use on this one.

30/01/2013 at 12:11

Hi, yes that was the one - I have a lot of training banked now for this one!

05/02/2013 at 19:16
Will road shoes do for this?
05/02/2013 at 23:06
Right, just entered. See you there.
Paul - based on my experience of running in the New Forest, road shoes (possibly not racing flats) will be fine.
10/02/2013 at 19:45

Cool - thanks MI - just had the question myself and thought I would check on here! 

10/02/2013 at 21:51
Thanks.

We'd love you to add a comment! Please login or take half a minute to register as a free member
17 messages
Previously bookmarked threads are now visible in "Followed Threads". You can also manage notifications on these threads from the "Forum Settings" section of your profile settings page to prevent being sent an email when a reply is made.
Forum Jump  

RW Forums