Newcastle Marathon

A Geordie 26.2 miler

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16/04/2009 at 15:29

This is a first........a mackem posting about the Newcastle marathon.If you fancy this one its on Sunday 22nd November.There's only 100 places and so far 50 have gone,so get in fast if you want to enter.

The organiser is North east veterans athletic club.Just google and print an entry form.

Im one of the 'lucky' 50 who've entered.

Any takers???

16/04/2009 at 15:42

26 miles down the Toon, at the end of November???  You are braver than me!!

ps..what is the course????

16/04/2009 at 16:17
It's 5 laps of the Town Moor, on footpaths. One way of avoiding road closures of course. I live nearby so may well go along and support. I'd probably have a go if it were a half. It's very exposed if windy.
16/04/2009 at 16:18
off to the post box-------
16/04/2009 at 17:39

Cake, the course will include some fairly narrow paths (two people walking abreast) which is probably why only 100 are being considered. Having said that I've taken part in a 10K on the Town Moor where the numbers were more than that and it didn't cause a problem.

16/04/2009 at 17:53

I've had my entry confirmed.

5 laps of the Moor at the end of November sounds a bit daunting, but I couldn't resist doing a marathon where I can walk to the start from my home. I'm still puzzled as to how you can get a 5mile+ lap out of the place, but obvioulsy you can.

16/04/2009 at 18:03

I was wondering the same thing Ian. It must be a figure-of-eight or something.

If anyone's thinking of entering who doesn't know Newcastle, I wouldn't want to put them off but just be aware that you won't be running through or near any of the sights in the town or quayside.

16/04/2009 at 18:08

Graham, on the plus side, it will be flat !

As for sights, what do  you mean? There is the Exhibition Park Boating Lake and the Military Vehicle Museum. And you will probably get to see them 5 times, which should be enough for anybody

And I wouldn't fancy trying to run through the Quayside market. In fact I did try it the other Sunday, not a good idea.

16/04/2009 at 18:14

Going to send my entry off tomorrow.

Hope I'm not too late

17/04/2009 at 11:38
PH-Should be plenty of loos'.
17/04/2009 at 11:55
Ian Richardson wrote (see)

As for sights, what do  you mean? There is the Exhibition Park Boating Lake and the Military Vehicle Museum.

How could I forget the Military Vehicle Museum? Somehow I don't think we'll be seeing any iconic photos of runners going past it with the Red Arrows soaring overhead though....

17/04/2009 at 12:45

hey, good point about the loos

:MTM

17/04/2009 at 13:20
I'd love to do this - but it's the day after my buffday - and it's a BIG buffday.  I will come down and support and be available for post-run frivolities and socialising (EG Piss up)
17/04/2009 at 14:03
Im all for the drinking bit.
17/04/2009 at 14:34

The drinking bit sounds good.

A stroll down the Great North Road and you have the seven pubs of Gosforth High Street (6 at present as the Northern Lights is boarded up)

17/04/2009 at 17:07

Form went in the post this afty.

I think a few 'refreshments' post race would be fine and dandy. Plus a bimble along Gosforth High Street would at least keep the old legs 'ticking over' as it were  

Edited: 17/04/2009 at 17:07
17/04/2009 at 17:33

Cake...I think most folks would agree it would be rude not to!

I do hope its not full, although I have emailed them to find out if there is any possibility that the entry numbers might be increased. You never know.

18/04/2009 at 17:10

Wahey!! I'm in!! Confirmation email received this morning. Didnt take Mr Postman long to get my entry there.

Apparently there are 70 entries gone already.  

Edited: 18/04/2009 at 17:11
18/04/2009 at 17:20
18/04/2009 at 17:21

Im gonna meet Corinthian

AT LAST!!!!!!!!!

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