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.
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.
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!
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.
can you still enter this please? Its the half marathon i'm interested in
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
Is it postal or is there an online option? sorry for so many questions lol
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!
Yes thats fine Chris no worries
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.
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?
Anyone got a GPX file for this route so I can put it into my Garmin? (or CRS or TCX file)
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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