I've got a place this year and hoping to get to the start line after having to pull out last minute last year due to a family breavement.
The thought of 5 laps kind of appeals to me but maybe someone from last year will have a different view...?
MrsMac, I don't know but if you go to their website here you'll find the email address for the entry organiser. I'm sure he'd be able to tell you.
Giving this some serious consideration now. A bit concerned that it's so late in the year - could be snowing by then . Anyone know what the weather was like last year?
I've had an email in the last couple of days from the organiser confirming that places are still available, so what am I waiting for?
I did this last year and am in for this year too. The worst part last year was the wind really kicking up when I started my third lap. Hopefully the wind will not be as strong this year.
My advice for the thought of doing a lapped marathon is to do your long run on a lapped course. I'm fortunate enough to live 2 miles from the Moor so was often seen lapping my way around the course route most Friday mornings. Been on this morning for the first time this year.
Actually it's a pretty inspiring sight to be on the Moor in the darkness and seeing the sun come up. Those cows don't need an alarm clock; as soon as the sun was above the horizon they just all seem to wake at the same time.
One thing to mention though is the cows are moved off the Moor at the end of October so won't be there for race day.
I never ran this race last year but intend to be there this year providing i'm injury free.
Multiple laps are mentally more challenging as has already been said. One good thing about it is if you are bringing some support with you, you will see them 5 times (or more depending on where they stand). So that is a lot more than what you would normally get. Of course if there is something you need and forgot to carry, food or a drink etc, there is time for someone to go to the shop or car and bring it back to you as you pass them on one of the laps
I've ran a 70 mile race over 7 laps and a 100 mile race over 68 laps so for me the 5 laps shouldn't be a problem. You just need to think about it in your head before the race, and be positive
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