Kent Roadrunner Marathon

June 2013

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10/05/2013 at 07:25

Hi Kathy

The play area is just a minute or two's walk from the Race HQ / cafe / finish line, The course can be viewed from the play area itself.

As far as whether it will be open that day... I see no reason why it would not, but it may be best to check by calling Cyclopark: 01474 567 145

I am in a training course all day so unable to call them myself.

10/05/2013 at 07:46

Thanks TZ, I will find out and then post the info.

Have a great day!

10/05/2013 at 07:50

Thank you!

10/05/2013 at 09:31
I3 Medals

even as a spectator thought the organisation of this was really good and having the cafe on site also meant I got a hot drink to sit with too as the weather had abit of alsorts last year, rain, wind and sun!!! 

Well done to Ian for making this a great event and u never know I may even come along again to give people a shout  

That's good advice - thank you! As someone that has spectated before (whilst injured) I really appreciate the organisers looking after the spectators. There's nothing quite like a regular supply of tea and food!

TZ wrote (see)

That would be lovely if you could, I3 medals.

SInce last year we have improved things for spectators by hiring the mountain bike track as well as the tarmac circuit.

You may recall there were some MTB'ers last year who found us in their way.

We don't want to get in anybody's way, so we paid to book both circuits this year. That way our spectators can go anywhere on the MTB circuit to watch. Only there'll be no cycling on it, as that would defeat the point!

Does this mean that there is a MTB circuit there for spectators? Hubby loves his MTB'ing.

I've not run it yet so don't want to get too over myself but i'm really looking forward to this race and the organisation seems 1st class.

TZ - Have a good day on your training course!

10/05/2013 at 09:34

Me too - getting very excited about it. After VLM it will be great to run a smaller event - nice to change things up a bit.  Looking forward to meeting up with everyone - I;m in the Premier Inn in Gravesend the night before.  Hope the wind dies down in 3 weeks though 

10/05/2013 at 10:30

Emmy - The MTB circuit is for use by all spectators on foot. We can't have some people MTB'ing on the course while other spectators (including children) are stood/sat on that MTB course. I hope that's OK!

10/05/2013 at 10:36

Of course it is! I'm just trying to find somethings for him to do

10/05/2013 at 10:47

The skate ramps and BMX track will be open.

10/05/2013 at 13:48

This event sounds equally great for spectators too - great stuff. Watching people on the BMX track may might help make the 17 laps go quicker...

Tom - glad the run went well.Hope it goes well early tomorrow too. At least you will have the rest of the day to relax.

Have a great weekend all. We've got our anniversary & some house viewings this weekend so it will be busy, but will fit in training both days - the beauty of this time of year is the longer daylight hours, which makes training on your own easier.

10/05/2013 at 14:17

The kids playground is open on race day and is £2 for a family of upto 5 for the whole day, come and go as you please and no need to book. It's cycle based so bring bikes and scooters along too!

10/05/2013 at 18:44


Can you have a look at the email(s) that I have sent you.


11/05/2013 at 15:17


If your husband fancies a bit of cycling, not necessarily mountainbiking, he could head off out of the car park but going to the right of the gates rather than through them and head onto the old A2 which has been made into a footpath/cycle route. He can follow this for about a mile until it ends, which is just after The Premier Inn. Turn right briefly onto the road then go straight over the two roundabouts and back onto the path for approximately 2 miles until the path ends. He can then turn left and in about 200 yards he will be at Shorne Woods Country Park.

There is a cycle route in the park, I'm not a cyclist so don't know what it's like. The link below shows a run I did last year, the Cyclopark is at the bottom of the A227. Where I turned left is the route to Shorne, had I turned right I would have been in the Cyclopark car park. It's the section of the run where I ran alongside the A2.

Alternatively he could go to Bluewater as it's only 10 minutes back towards London on the A2. If you let me know of any other interest he has I can point you in the right direction.


Edited: 11/05/2013 at 15:21
11/05/2013 at 18:11

That's brilliant, thanks for that Gary!

11/05/2013 at 19:29

Thanks Gary! Great advice!

11/05/2013 at 21:00

My pleasure, as I said if you want any other info just shout.

12/05/2013 at 06:42

What kind of temperature do people reckon it will be?
I`m currently in Tokyo and just finished 20 miles in 25 degrees. Ouch!! Praise the japanese for having vending machines everywhere, never before has a Pocari sweat electrolyte drink tasted so good. Weird feeling knowing that water alone isn`t working..and licking the salty sweat on my arms is just weird!
Will be pouring alot of water over my head on the 1st June. What do experienced people think about cooling down using this method? Yes as much as possilbe or conservatively or even not at all?
Also I reckon the VLM GFA of 3:05 for my age group is beyond me so will be trying to `enjoy` things a bit more on my first marathon and go for 3:15 if anyone else is let me know. Cheers

12/05/2013 at 19:45

FF - I'm very jealous!! I ran the Tokyo Marathon this year and loved it... although obviously very different climate at that time of the year!

It's doubtful it will be 25degrees! Last year we were stood in thick jackets and hats while many runners started with several layers! The course tends to get a bit of a breeze, which helps keep the temperature down.

I personally don't find pouring water over my head helps a lot. It tends to wash the sweat down into my eyes, and there's a risk of getting it into my shoes which can lead to blisters. I think there is a psychological benefit as it feels like you're doing something productive, but I'm not convinced it's a physical benefit. That's just my experience.

13/05/2013 at 07:59
TZ wrote (see)

I personally don't find pouring water over my head helps a lot. It tends to wash the sweat down into my eyes, and there's a risk of getting it into my shoes which can lead to blisters. I think there is a psychological benefit as it feels like you're doing something productive, but I'm not convinced it's a physical benefit. That's just my experience.

I'm so glad to hear that it's not just me that finds this!

13/05/2013 at 08:12

14/05/2013 at 17:29

This will be my first marathon, Training has not gonee too well and my longest runs have been in the region of 16/17 miles or so. I ran for 2 hrs 05 today , covered 16 miles. Legs tired last 2 miles and debating whether to run the race. Probably get round it but dont want to walk if im struggling! 

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