New Forest Marathon

Full up?

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23/07/2012 at 22:10

The New Forest Marathon website says that the marathon is now full. Does anyone know if there's any way that i can still enter? I've sent an email to the event organiser and am waiting for a reply, thanks.

24/07/2012 at 13:54

Where on the website does it say it's full?


24/07/2012 at 15:33

Hi Tom, when i went to enter the race and pay the other day it came up with a message saying 'Marathon Full'. The main website hasn't been updated with this yet...

25/07/2012 at 11:48

Tried clicking on the online entry button, but it looks broken at the moment.

I'm planning on doing the half, so I hope there are still places available for that. Doing the Bristol HM the weekend after, so it's not the end of the world if I don't get a place.

26/07/2012 at 18:53

Still waiting for the organizer to respond to my email, might have to do the Farnham Pilgrim Marathon the week before instead as i don't want to waste the training that i'm doing... There were still places for the Half available last week.

27/07/2012 at 16:40

Sorted it. Opera doesn't like that FR Systems webpage but Firefox seems happy enough with it.

I'll enter on Monday, assuming the half I'm doing on Sunday goes OK. 

28/07/2012 at 11:28

Cool, hope the half tomorrow goes well


03/08/2012 at 12:34

Hi folks

I'm already in the marathon and ran it last year but hoping for a better race this year as I stepped on a stone at 22 miles and twisted my knee which made the last 4 miles agony at walk pace never mind trying to run it. Finished it at just over 4hrs was gutted as I was on target for another sub 3hrs 30mins after VLM and possibly sub 3hrs 15mins if I had kept the pace I was doing going.

Ran the half course in reverse last weekend in hot sun and got slightly burnt, the half part of it is exactly as I remember and by the looks of the ground after the rising sun pub they had as much rain as the rest of us even there.  Doing the half marathon course again this Sunday before coming back to the Midlands after taking the other halfs parents back home who live in New Milton.

Got my NFM shirt through the post today, love it and as its a technical one you can run in it.

03/08/2012 at 13:37

I am booked in to the Half Marathon and it was filling up fast when I did that.  Running for charity and battling through training to increase mileage at the moment!


08/08/2012 at 23:59
Hi Ben, you've probably seen that the race website says that runners who have entered and can no longer run can transfer their place to someone else up to mid September. I left it too late too (coming back from injury and wanted to have a reasonable chance of running it before entering). If anyone with a place no longer needs it then hopefully they will find this thread and get in touch. Good luck!
09/08/2012 at 13:39

Decided not to enter in the end, my knee was quite sore after my last Half Marathon so I think 2 Half Marathons a week apart would probably be pushing it a bit too much. 

Maybe next year...

09/08/2012 at 21:10

Thanks Senor Spam, i will hope to hear from someone soon. If not then i will enter another one as i don't want to waste all this training... 18 mile run last week, 20 miler this Sunday coming... Still haven't had a reply to my email from the organizers which is disappointing.

10/08/2012 at 13:34

I'm excited for this, Darkman do you think it is a PB course?

18/08/2012 at 14:03

If you email the organisers, there is a reserve list running which you can be put on. I was hoping to run this as marathon #9 of 12 that I am doing for charity, but unfortunately left it too late to enter.

The organisers take a few days to come back to you, but appear very friendly and willing to help.

19/08/2012 at 22:03
Hi there, I am late as well. If any one would like to transfer his/hers number to another runner please let me know.
20/08/2012 at 21:36

Ditto - if anyone has a place they don't want I will happily buy it from them! Please message me. Thanks

23/08/2012 at 22:00
Really want a place too... Been training for months, didn't think it would be a problem getting in... Really annoyed I didn't enter months ago... Anyone wants to transfer I would be hugely grateful!! Even moved holiday flights especially for it :0(
28/08/2012 at 15:14

Didn't realise this was such a small field (only 700) but luckily entered a few months ago so got in. First road marathon in 2 1/2 years and hoping for a decent time (for me) as training is going well. Any views on whether it is a PB course - looks fairly flat on the profile.

28/08/2012 at 16:47

Wine Man, I wouldn't say its a PB course, usually 5 mins slower for me based on 3.30 time.

Its undulating, but thats what I like, it keeps you interested and the support if the weathers ok is patchy but friendly.

Thsi will be my 6th NForest, only injury and lack of training has kept me away.

29/08/2012 at 20:22
Has any one received race pack yet?
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