Maidstone Half Marathon

Who's doing this then?

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11/08/2005 at 17:33
I've been out of action for 2 months following a disagreement with a van which left me with a badly sprained ankle. Just getting back into training and have booked up 2 x 10ks to get me back in the swing of things but fancied a nice autumn 1/2m to aim for.

Has anyone done this before?

I notice the course description is 'undulating/hilly' and I wondered how it compares to Hastings?

Any info would be great.
12/08/2005 at 11:03
Ditto. I live in hastings, my last half was hastings. I'd only been running a few months before it and now that my training has become a little more scheduled and consistent I'd love to see if I can better my time. Looking at Maidstone as a possibility.

It CANNOT be as hilly as hastings can it???? Although the seafront, not the hills, are my nightmare,

12/08/2005 at 12:51
Hi JeyC, I doubt there will be as many hills as Hastings. The wind on the seafront was quite kind to us this year ;-)
12/08/2005 at 13:06
Hello - I really fancy doing this! I haven't a clue what it's like though - sorry no help at all! The last race I ran was Margate Half (last year!) but we've got loads of time to train...
12/08/2005 at 13:32
this is a great course but undulating along the Pilgrims way...a few climbs but not really hilly.....not at all like Hastings
12/08/2005 at 13:35
Thanks euro, that's all I needed to hear! Off to enter on-line........
12/08/2005 at 13:39
I'm in ;-))))) Anyone care to join me?
12/08/2005 at 16:28
I'm up for it!
It looks like the trains from London don't get there early enough on a Sunday - can anyone recommend any B&Bs nearby?
12/08/2005 at 16:30
Sorry NN but I don't know the area well enough.
12/08/2005 at 16:43
I live in Maidstone and it's organised by my club. It's not as hilly round here as Hastings, though never having done Hastings HM, I can't give you a cast iron guarantee comparing routes!

I would personally call it undulating, because there are far worse hills in Maidstone and the HM route doesn't involve those! Being quite kind really ;o)

I might be marshalling, so I shall enjoy watching you all suffer!!! :o)
12/08/2005 at 19:41
You've convinced me, entered online and I'm in!!! All I needed was a kick up the bum, but REALLY pleased to have another goal to go for.

Early start though?????!
12/08/2005 at 19:44
I know it's being picky, but the the runnersworld info says it's 13.2miles. Is that an error?? Excuse my ignorance but a 1/2marathon is 13.1 isn't it?

15/08/2005 at 12:17
JeyC, sounds like a typo and you are quite right, it should be 13.1.

JennyD, so we can expect lots of cheering from you as we speed (haha!) past!
04/09/2005 at 20:08
I'm looking forward to it now. Have been a little over-ambitious with race times lately, but am determined to simply take this one in fun and see what gives. Of course I'll take a watch, but as a new runner, trying to enjoy it and not get too hung up on times.

Secretly want to win.....

05/09/2005 at 05:25
HI folks

I'm there - I run in a dark blue BBC running vest -there may well be a bunch of us ..if you see us do come up and say hi ..


06/09/2005 at 19:57
will pencil this in, as its one of our club GP events, and also the clubs 1/2m champ'shp.

injured at mo, but hopefully back soon, so wont rule it out yet. :)
06/09/2005 at 20:07
euro.. i guess the entry fee will be no problem for you, after no doubt having just picked up your big cheque for 'posing' for RW in the september issue ? !! :-)

any more 'posing' planned ? :)
06/09/2005 at 20:25
What, we have a celebrity in out midst? What page is it on please Gaz?
07/09/2005 at 09:02
HI, I did Maidstone last year. It was my first race and the beginning of many more. I thought there was loads of hills especialy around 5 to 8 miles. At the beginning and end there was a big lovely puddle. Good luck to everyone
07/09/2005 at 11:24
Hi have not done this for a couple of years. Is it the same event that has a 10K as well just after you've finished the 1/2. If so can you still double up and do both ?
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