Over the Edge Marathon and Half Marathon

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09/11/2011 at 12:37


After the success of our recent Over the Edge challenge event i am pleased to announce that we (National Trust) are now organising a Marathon and Half Marathon on the 8th July 2012. It will be a point to point Marathon from Craven Arms to the birthplace of the modern Olympics, Much Wenlock. The event will form part of the Wenlock Olympian Games and will be mostly off road, following the length of Wenlock Edge.

Participants will be transported by coach from Much Wenlock to the start in Craven Arms from where a well marked route through beautiful countryside with plenty of marshalls will lead them back to Much Wenlock.

The Half Marathon will probably start at Wilderhope Manor, again with participant being transported there by coach.

Unfortunately I can't give any more details yet but as soon as i know more i'll let you know.



09/11/2011 at 21:29
Oooh, sounds good, look forward to hearing more and I will save the date!
05/01/2012 at 22:40

Entries are now open!

Basic details are;

Marathon - 26.2ish miles, Start at Craven Arms,  finish in Much Wenlock, 95% off road, waymarked route, marshalls and water at least every 5 miles,  Medal to all finishers, £25. Optional coach from finish to start £3 ish (tbc).

Half Marathon, 13.1ish miles, Start at Wilderhope Manor, finish in Much Wenlock, 99% off road, Waymarked route, Marshall and water at least every 5 miles,  medal to all finishers, £15. Optional coach from finish to start £3ish (tbc).

Both courses are very runnable, a few short climbs otherwise all undulating.

To enter call 01694 725000

More info will be available and updated regularly on www.wenlockedgenationaltrust.blogspot.com from tomorrow night.

Any questions please ask.


Edited: 30/01/2012 at 11:35
31/03/2012 at 20:53

The route has now been run and it really is brilliant, tough climb in the first 3 miles but the reward is possibly the best view in Shropshire. Easier running then until a climb at mile 14 in the Marathon or 1 in the half. I can't see many people getting a pb but all will enjoy i am sure!

Route description will be written when i can turn my scrappy notes into something readable!


16/04/2012 at 07:29
I've entered the Half Marsthon and had an email confirming they have my entry. Really looking forward to it!
16/04/2012 at 21:33

There will be Wenlock Olympian gold silver and bronze medals for winners, and other prizes' . Other prizes etc will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.


03/05/2012 at 16:35
Ive entered this, looking forward to it.
16/05/2012 at 19:22

can you still enter this please?  Its the half marathon i'm interested in

16/05/2012 at 19:49

You certainly can, entries are now open until the end of May, entry form is here http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/servlet/file/store5/item755231/version1/Marathon_Entry_forml.pdf


17/05/2012 at 13:02

Is it postal or is there an online option? sorry for so many questions lol

17/05/2012 at 13:42

I'm 99% its postal only, and thats how i entered. They were really quick to email me to confirm that they'd recieved my entry through the post though.

I quite enjoyed entering the old way!

17/05/2012 at 17:16
Yes you can either do it by post or pay with a card over the phone the number is 01694 725000. Sorry to not have on line entry but there's always next year, you never know!!
17/05/2012 at 19:43

Yes thats fine Chris no worries 



28/05/2012 at 10:27
Chris I rung number and left a message as they said its not manned all the time, do u know how often it is, hopefully they'll get back to me b4 the week is out
28/05/2012 at 11:25

Hi, there is no one in the office today, must all be off enjoying the sun!

There will be someone in tomorrow and Weds so you should hear back in the next few days.

You have definately got a place though so fear not.


28/05/2012 at 20:52
Hi Hannah's mum.

After I could not get an answer I e mailed: overtheedge@nationaltrust.org.uk

and sent my entry was in the post (dowmloaded form: http://wenlockedgenationaltrust.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Marathon. )

I got a nice e mail back from Emily Knight who said she'd hold a place until my entry arrived.

So see you on a hill near here.

29/05/2012 at 17:24

YAY got a phone call today confirming my place, got the route OMG Chris, how many stiles?????  

I counted 12 stiles for the half and 22 stiles for the marathon, how long did it take u to do the route?? did u run it?  

this should be fun indeed, KK are u doing HM or marathon?  if doing HM shall we try and meet at the start?

29/05/2012 at 21:08
How many?! Sounds great. I'm doing the half, have no idea how long it will take, hardly PB potential, just really looking forward to the whole thing.
29/05/2012 at 22:04

Anyone got a GPX file for this route so I can put it into my Garmin? (or CRS or TCX file)

30/05/2012 at 19:47

Hi folks, entered this last week by post, should I have heard anything by now if I have a place? Cheers

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