If I don't come out of London Marathon absolutely hating it there's a good chance I'll do this one.
Doing it this year, not done it before though but I am localish so know the course well.
Good luck with the training Heather.
See you in London sra , getting close now.
I have done it twice and back again This year. Superb organisation and good support in the local villages.
You will love it!!
3rd time for me one of best out there. Lovely quick course and superbly organized. Great choice HeatherS
Hi all ! thanks for the replys , hotel booked and looking forward to starting training in June ....guess that will be the summer taken care of !!! I have been told there are a couple of hills along the way on this one !
Hi, am thinking of entering this one for a fast Autumn marathon, can anyone advise on how flat this is? Thanks
Not as flat as advertised
There is only one real hill of any significance at mile 22/23. It's a fairly sharp one but not particularly long. I found the course to be pretty much flat other than that.
Trouble is that hill is just in the wrong place. Great event though and I got a PB, but not the time I was hoping for, was much warmer than expected last year though
Thanks guys.....feedback appreciated
You will enjoy it Heather,i've done 4 marathons now and 2 of them were here! i could be doing a 3rd this year if plans for Loch Ness fall through. Fantastic support at the start and finish and through the small villages, perfect organisation and 2 steepish but short hills thrown it which are over with before you know it. A massive recommendation i could make as well would be to run with the pacing groups for whatever time you're hoping for,they know the course inside out and know when to go a little quicker to save them valuable seconds for the 2 hills. You really will enjoy it,just read the reviews to see that good luck and enjoy
Thanks boothy good advice much appreciated , will def make use of pacers if there is one slow enough ! Race predictor time comes up at 4:20 although I expect will be slower . My big worry is finishing before cut off time !!
dont be mad! course you'll make the cut off limit! and with it being your first marathon dont even think about a time, just use it to get round the course,complete it and look back on an amazing achievement. Remember when you cross the line,it wasn't just about the 26.2 miles you did on the day but all the effort and time you put in over the previous weeks and months.
Thanks again appreciate as much advice as I can get ! had a look on race web site and pacers every 15 mins up to 5 hours
Thanks Ed will bare that in mind , fortunately cant get away from hills on my runs I have more probs finding flat routes !! Respect the advice though and will def keep up the hill training
Ps sorry to hear it may have been your first and last marathon , I guess I will see how it goes on this one being my first ....I may want to burn my trainers after it !!
Ouch...good luck with your recovery Ed and good luck with half mara training hope all goes well for you.
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