leicester marathon 2013

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11/04/2013 at 10:27

Hi ,


This is my first thread !

Does anyone know when the entries open for the Leicester Marathon ?

I've looked at the website but can't get past the front page ?

11/04/2013 at 11:40

Hopefully soon they have a facebook page and they say soon on there, as some of us have been grumbling and saying hurry up and open entry even though it is still 6 months plus away Impatient bunch aren't we.  Roll on October 13th.

23/04/2013 at 09:54
Hello Bullet, just had an email from the Loros fund raising team this morning to say entries have opened - you doing the half or full?
23/04/2013 at 23:11

...hmm, I still can't get past their front page (even after clearing my PC's cache).

Have you managed to enter Jen?

24/04/2013 at 10:50

Hi Colin,

Just checked and it's a link Loros have emailed out - I can't paste the link as its prepopulated with my details. Appears they have sent an early link for last years participants.

May be worth contacting the Loros fundraining team? Hope you get it sorted!

24/04/2013 at 17:01
Here you go...

This is the URL to register. They always seem a bit slow updating the website to link to the online registration.


Also worth following them on Facebook they seem to do that more then the website.

I'm registered and looking forward to it.
24/04/2013 at 20:45

OK I'm in (...for the full Marathon).

...and their front page now has the link on it.

I WILL break 4:00hrs this time!!!

24/04/2013 at 21:26
See you there hopefully I won't be toooooooo long over 4 hours, we shall see, want to be closer to 4 then 5 in dream land so hang around and cheer as I cross the line
24/04/2013 at 21:43
Hello Colin and Steph, probably just the half for me I'm afraid. Still looking at the 20 mile at Ladybower in Sept but lets see....
30/04/2013 at 08:23

Sorry to sound dumb but can't find the start time anywhere!

Also, is the course all road?


30/04/2013 at 11:22


...It starts at 9:15am & the course is all road.

I couldn't find it on their web site either, but the details are given here.



30/04/2013 at 21:10

Yes all road, there is one section that is about 1km long where you are in a coned of section beside a dual carriageway.

so you need to realise there is traffic around, but the marshalling is brilliant, every Marshall was really encouraging.

There is also a railway crossing, If a train comes the marshals record how long you've been delayed for. It's a Sunday, there are hardly any trains.


30/04/2013 at 21:16

Quite a bit off road through the paths at Watermead Park and think it was the back of Abbey Park, just before you got to the Highcross Centre - which was nice! Can't speak for the full though, I bow to those in the know!

30/04/2013 at 21:25

Same yes going through the park I guess doesn't count as road so yes, the last 6 miles is mainly through a wildlife park and a park, and then on pavements, then through a taped off section of pavement for the least mile which is through the town centre.

30/05/2013 at 00:06

Doing the full for the first time hearing that its a bit lonely especially if your bait of a plodder.

30/05/2013 at 08:55

I plodded along at 5:30 last year, there were a few people around, but not huge amounts.  The only area that felt really quiet was going through the back of watermead pack but then i came across another runner so wasn't lonely then

30/05/2013 at 09:20

I've signed up to this and looking forward to it.  I've not been to Leicester for a good few years now, so also looking forward to seeing how it has changed.

30/05/2013 at 09:50

...I was born & raised in Leicester, so breaking the 4:00hr barrier in this one would be great.

For those of you that also know Leicester really well, watch this!



30/05/2013 at 16:42

Hi all. I'm in for the marathon as well. Will be my 3rd go at Leicester after 2007 & 2010. I really enjoyed both previous races and am looking forward to October. I'm hoping to go under 3:40 this time around, after missing out by 24 seconds at Taunton last year. Anyone following any particular schedule? I'm going to try the P&D up to 55 mile plan, although I've had to adapt it a bit to fit in with my shifts and other commitments over the summer. Plan officially starts on 10th June, not far away now!

30/05/2013 at 18:08

I'm going for sub 4:30 maybe even 4:20ish trying to beat last year by an hour. 

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