In again for my third Chester.
A really nice race. So well organised, & all marshals & staff are friendly & encouraging.
Great support for the slower runners too. The last runners are greeted by friendly marshals handing them a medal with a smile.
Hi Steve. The six hour time limit is for the road closures. The sweep buses work their way round the course at six hour pace offering a pick-up, however, runners are still ok to continue but will be asked to proceed as prudent pedestrians and offered a hi-vis jacket. The finish remains open and ALL finishers will get their medal, tech race shirt, goody bag, drinks, baggage etc.
Same here Steve, according the RW calulator I should be looking at something around 4:30, but just begging to panic about how much harder this is going to be than a half. As you say will be really pleased just to get to the end.
Finally got round to entering! Hoping for a much better experience than last year. Seems like ages away but it will be here before we know it!
I am pondering entering this year, as my first marathon, but not looking to commit until April/May time. But am a bit worried that the cancellation of the Liverpool Marathon and the fact that the race was voted the UK's fav might mean its a sell out before then.
Are my fears grounded?
Scott I did bath last year it's a good race and the crowds are brilliant enjoy.
Warwick half on 17th March for me.
Yeah I suppose at some point in the next couple of weeks I better tell Mrs. P the full story about our weekend away in Warwick
NellyP & Scott, did you do your half's? I hear the parking and traffic in Warwick were a nightmare!!! I surprised myself with a 15 min PB @ Silverstone. Now down to 2.17.07. I have a HM in Tavistock on Sunday, but I think I have a slight calf strain, so I'll be running easy/walking it
Yeah warwick was a good run, challenging (undulating!!!) but did a PB of 2:06:36, actually a bit dissapointed as I could have done better, in the last two miles I realised that I had lost a bit of fitness with not doing a lot of training over the last two weeks with my doggy hip.
But overall I finnished with a PB so should be happy really.
Fortunately we travelled up the day before and stayed in a B & B so walked to the start and didn't have a problem with the parking but a lot of people did have problems with parking and were not allowed to start.
Biggest dissapointment for me was the medal (I know i lot of people don't go much for medals but I like to have them) it was a plan BHF medal with no mention of the event or date or anything, very disspointing.
Now going to have a couple of week total rest to try and get hip back in order, then planning a 5 mile in June & another half (possible Thames meander) in August ready for October.
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