Pitsford Water Marathon

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26/02/2013 at 20:54

First mara of the year for me - last three weeks have been Folksworth 15, St Valentines 30K and Tarpley 20 - so now ready for this.....

27/02/2013 at 12:31

1st marathon of the year for me too!  Ian, you sound super prepared.

I've only done 5k and 10k races abroad this month so a lot warmer than what it will be on Sunday.

Does anyone know what the terrain is like underfoot this week?  Is it mainly trail/path/mud etc?  Many thanks!

27/02/2013 at 13:15

I run a few laps the other week and it was not too bad, abit wet and muddy in places but ok

28/02/2013 at 11:01

C&I Dad, many thanks, that helps me to decide on footwear!

28/02/2013 at 13:12

Bambini, I am going to take road shoes but have trail shoes in the car if needed.

02/03/2013 at 22:03
Bambina Ferrari wrote (see)

Steve, I just received some info by email and the map says it goes from Brixworth Country Park down the south side of the water east towards the causeway and then west on the north side of the water back to the Country Park.

Thanks very much. That is very useful.

If I was racing I would definitely be in racers. No need for trail shoes. There may be the odd puddle here and there, but I've never found it too slippery.

03/03/2013 at 06:14

Thanks Steve!  I have a Newton trail shoe that is an inbetween my road and trail shoe so will wear them.  Looks like it should be a nice day and even better if the sun comes out for us all. Wishing everyone a super run today......

Hd
03/03/2013 at 15:50

Not a bad first running of the event. Good course and race atmosphere.  Path pretty good all the way round, no hills to speak of, not too windy and sun came out.

 

04/03/2013 at 07:59

had a really good run and managed a 21 min pb so very happy and the family there to see me, hopefully it is on next year

04/03/2013 at 12:32

Thanks to everyone who organised and helped out at the inaugral Pitsford Water Marathon!  Lovely scenery and thanks for arranging beautiful weather for us. I hope it's on again next year

04/03/2013 at 12:53

Really really enjoyed yesterday - and very scenic. Race very well organised - many thanks Linda and Dave.

04/03/2013 at 13:17

I wanted to say thanks to the organisers too.  It was a great day and a lovely course and I'd like to do it again next year.  Also, the nearby Overstone Park Hotel were great and let me use their showers after the race for no extra charge (just asked me to make a donation to the race's hospice charity) so if anyone next year were looking for a place to stay the night before I'd definately recomend it.

Hd
04/03/2013 at 15:10

Here is my garmin trace if anyone is interested.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/279776387#.UTNnrYoLmqk.twitter

04/03/2013 at 15:14

HD - you were alot quicker then me, well done

07/03/2013 at 07:34

Great event, and lovely course!  I was doing this as a training run for Comrades in June and had a great run. 

Hd, were you the winner?  with the Hawaiin shirt?

Hd
08/03/2013 at 23:31
Yes, that was me.

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