Portsmouth Coastal Marathon 2012

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21/11/2012 at 09:20

Hi Joe - well done with the 12 in 12!

I've booked into the Ibis Budget Portsmouth which cost me 34 quid for the saturday night. Looks basic but ok, and is about a mile or so from the start at the pyramids centre.

K-Dawg - don't suppose the porstmouth mara will be as glamarous as NYC, you must have been gutted but I think they made the right decision to cancel. Take it easy at the start (easy to say) and I'm sure a sub-5 is possible even though the course will be challenging. I've been running on some muddy trails to try to get used to it, it's very different from roads!

21/11/2012 at 11:00

we've booked to stay in the Holiday Inn for a couple of nights I hope that we will get some sleep there also lol

Joe go into your profile and you should be able to change your name in there, but it doesnt always work straight away it may take 24hours to show ur new name

I've never run this before but as its run on sand and shingle I wouldnt put it down for a PB course, also the weather elements i have heard can be pretty hard too, I have stood at a portsmouth half marathon and boy the rain and wind lashed right into me so be prepared

but its popular so think that it will be a really good marathon for people and i'm looking foward to coming and shouting you all on, no idea yet where we will be standing, got to work my route out and what road closures there are but will let u know so u can look out for us

we should be easy to spot as it will be me and my 3 children and they like high fiving the runners lol 


21/11/2012 at 15:50

After completing the Luton Marathon in a pb time of 3.37 few days ago, I decide to do the Portsmouth Coastal Marathon which as I seem to now caught the Marathon bug. I am hoping to improve from last years 4.07 and bring it down to around 3.30. 

22/11/2012 at 13:37

wow well don Sunjay, i know what u mean about the marathon bug, i've well and truly got it!!!  cant wait for my next marathon 

22/11/2012 at 13:46

Thank you 

22/11/2012 at 14:40

Ro616, I'm afraid I'm only after doing 2 of the 12 so far, but if I manage to stay injury free I'm hoping to manage it. Found one a month every month except for February. Trying to allow 3-4 week between each one. I'll look up Ibis, and may see you guys there.

Thanks guys

22/11/2012 at 14:48

Thanks 3medals, changed  now, what the hell, 26.2 is Valhalla/heaven hence the chosen nickname, it certainly ain't saying I'm any good at them!!!

24/11/2012 at 17:21

I've entered this, I've never done a marathon before so should be fun. Be rude not to do it seeing as it's local. The beach and shingle sections bother me a bit, but I've been training on that part of the route so fingers crossed for the day.

24/11/2012 at 18:02

Really looking forward to this now, did 21 miles today in kit which I anticipate I may need on Dec 23rd. Didn't wear the Santa hat though!

RO616..I think I'm staying at same hotel. Better be good

27/11/2012 at 20:29

Having done Woolacombe Coastal Marathon and Beachy Head Marathon looking forward to some flat ground.

27/11/2012 at 22:24
Yes Beachy head was mean but magnificent! Don't forget your Santa hat for this one DJ!
28/11/2012 at 00:05

Yes SSQ, I am also completing my 12th marathon this year in Portmouth on 23rd Dec. Started in Blackool in March and my last one was Luton on 18th Nov. So far most averaging 3hrs 40 ish. Hardest was Windermere in May - 3hrs 55

28/11/2012 at 04:44

@Mark McCarthy, Well done for doing so many marathons this year.  Portsmouth will be my 3rd Marathon this year. I was also at Luton Marathon few weeks ago, so nice running pass my old house where I grew up and my old school (3 times), I caught the marathon bug during that event that I decide to go for Portsmouth on Dec 23rd. 


29/11/2012 at 00:14

Well done Sunjay. You're dong well. My best times were the Chester Marathon in October -3hrs 41 and Liverpool the following week (Oct 14th) - 3hrs,42. Luton was an enjoyble marathon - 3hrs, 48. I will look out for you in Portsmouth!

30/11/2012 at 20:19

I've run a few ultas but never actually ran a road marathon, so i'm excited to see what time I can get. Can't wait!

03/12/2012 at 13:53

I have entered as well. Means I can tick over during the xmas week and have a good excuse for doing so. If I wear my club vest I am assume I will be the only Chippenham Harrier there so say hello.

03/12/2012 at 14:03

@ Putt Putt, I will say hello.

Just applied to take part in this event which takes place on Saturday 1st Jun  http://www.kentroadrunner.com/  Plenty of time to recover from Portsmouth. 



06/12/2012 at 21:45

I can highly recommend Kent Roadrunner....it was thier inaurgural event this year in June and was my first marathon. I completed my 10th on Saturday and have 3 more for December.

10/12/2012 at 19:16

Entered this when i'd reached 15 miles but that was last month and since then have had a set back in my training due to teething problems. ( wisdom removed) 

So would i be wise to run knowing once past the 15 ( maybe 20 ) mile mark i could blow a little . The thought of walking six miles in the wind and rain scares me a  bit . Then again the thought of not collecting my medal isn't appealing either. 

What should i do ?  

11/12/2012 at 03:59
Waccyracer. I have been running regularly for some years but due to injury I only managed to get up to 14.5 miles as my long run before running the Beachyhead Marathon. No denying, it was very tough and painful over the last 10 miles but I managed to keep going; apart from usual soreness, I had no serious issues afterwards. It was not ideal but I decided to go ahead with it as I had a very good base level of fitness having run regularly and fairly consistently up to that time. So as long as your base fitness is good, you are not after a particularly fast time, you are fit and healthy, and you have the motivation, then I would say 'DO IT'.
Good luck with whatever you decide.
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