Manchester Marathon 2013

Any thoughts?

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24/07/2012 at 09:21

Hmmmmm, tempted by this one.  I know it received some awful reviews but that was largely down to poor organisation (which should now be addressed and rectified for next year) and freak weather.  PLus they appear to have improved the route.

I've never run a marathon before but am getting more and more thoughts about giving the marathon distance a go.  I'm running my first half in September and have another one booked in November.  Depending on how I get on with winter training I'm tempted to make this my first marathon attempt.  It's pretty local and to be honest the thought of doing something akin to the VLM horrifies me (thousands of runners, huge travel expense, lack of support from family & friends).  Will give it some more thought........

24/07/2012 at 13:22

This could be a really good event. The weather was really quite extreme - on a better day I think reviews would have been much better. The course is pretty flat, and although not the most scenic especially as now skipping Dunham Massey, the support was excellent through the different towns/suburbs. Also - there is something to be said for having not too far to travel. I live 15 minutes away by foot, and living so close definately took a lot of the hassle away.

24/07/2012 at 14:32

Cheers for your thoughts, 15West.  If I ever do a marathon, I think this one will be it.  Still not quite ready to commit to it yet but loads of time for further procrastination

26/07/2012 at 13:57
I think I'm up for it, after all it can't get worse than last year with the weather and everything! Still had a cracking time.
27/07/2012 at 13:54

Well that's it - I've entered.  That's after thinking "never again" whilst in the baggage hell.  Also not sure how I'll find time to train.  But looking forward to the new route, and surely weather can't be as bad as this year.

05/08/2012 at 15:59

Missed it this year due to a knee injury and virus but have already entered for 2013. The weather can't be that bad again surely?

05/08/2012 at 20:13

i've decided not to do this in 2013, the baggage farce was so bad that I will do something else instead.  Maybe 2014 if the reviews are better

09/10/2012 at 07:34
And me!! I specifically remembet saying on the day never do manchester again. However didn't get london again!!! And had to pull out of chester duechest infection. Thinking of doing Edinburgh too..

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