Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon

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23/10/2013 at 20:31

Is that the tenth hole cafe, heard about the cakes from friends

23/10/2013 at 21:54

Do you think there will be problems passing runners coming from the opposite direction ?

23/10/2013 at 22:05

I wondered that as the video shows some very narrow paths, but just had an email with the race instructions and map and it certainly looks well organised so am hoping it all goes smoothly. 


24/10/2013 at 10:01

I also received my e mailed instructions yesterday. I ran the Solent Half Marathon on October 13th in 1.43.03 and doing the Lordshill 10 mile Sunday week. Hoping for sub 1.18. I haven't run the Coastal Marathon before, but used to run frequently along the Southsea Sea Front to Eastney and back, so am familiar with some of the area. I never had any problems with pedestrians, even in the summer,and my runs were in the lunch time.  

24/10/2013 at 10:43

I've received my email too - but does anyone know if there is a place to leave bags at the start/finish?

24/10/2013 at 11:22

It doesn't mention it in the e mail, but does state supervised baggage storage on the event page where you enter.

25/10/2013 at 11:23

It surprises me the amount of complaints I have seen bemoaning pedestrians walking along the beach. It's as stupid as say FIFA deciding to host a World Cup in Qatar and then complaining about the hot temperatures.

What is supposed to happen? Pedestrians should be expected and do not affect my opinion on the race.

25/10/2013 at 22:21

Marty/Zoe - Yep, cafe is the Tenth Hole cafe.  http://www.thetenthhole.co.uk/

I was in Portsmouth for a meeting this morning so dived in for a pretty awesome slab of cheesecake.  I also walked along the prom for a bit and am hoping that there is not as much wind on 22.12 as there was today. 

Re Baggage area.  I did the half earlier in the year and there was a baggage area that had the makings of a secure area, but when it came to collecting bags after the race, you just helped yourself; so I guess not totally secure though I had no problems.

27/10/2013 at 14:37

Just done a showery and windy 18 miles along the Torquay/Paignton seafronts so feel my coastal specific training well under way! Wind as ever seemed to be against me in both directions but surprisingly warm so not a bad one at all.  Beginning to quite look forward to the challenge of a December marathon!

27/10/2013 at 17:09

After a cracking day out yesterday at Snowdonia, I'm in for this. Will ake a nice training run for Thames Trot in Feb.

30/10/2013 at 15:29

Not even a properly measured course. Won't go on power of 10. 

30/10/2013 at 17:10

It's not all about PBs and Po10 Toro!

Thanks for the café link - my OH is now much more enthusiastic about supporting

30/10/2013 at 22:30

Planning a long run on Sunday hopefully, 

when are people going to do their last long run? 

30/10/2013 at 23:19

I did Chester marathon 3 weeks ago so am just picking up on that training plan again - ie slotting back into the last weeks - so will do my last 22 miler three weeks before ie Dec 1st.  Followed it for London too and seemed to work - did two18s and a 20 and two 22 miles so that seems to work for me. 

Doing a local cross country race this Sunday so an easier week but will do 20 next weekend. Did a very wet and windy hilly 6 miles tonight and managed to keep warm even though wet - all good December practice.

30/10/2013 at 23:27

QB did you enjoy BHM? It was a perfect day for it 

31/10/2013 at 06:40

Usually three weeks out for me too.

03/11/2013 at 13:20

16.3 for me today, long run on Friday of 19/20 then gosport half the week after, still can't imagine running 26 

03/11/2013 at 15:32

Ran the Lordshill 10 mile this morning in 1.15.14, the fastest for many years. Contemplating the Gosport Half Marathon in 2 weeks.

03/11/2013 at 16:24

noLast I pedestrians last year , a few bird watchers in the undergrowth but they weren't in the way . 

Very narrow paths for the first 5 miles so if your fast and aiming for a pb get to the front posit possible to pass unless your brave and run on the sea all (personally I didn't fancy the risk of a drop into the sea) .

baggage area last year was totally unsupervised but I didn't have anything stolen. Take a flask of something with you before the start as they had run out of most hot drinks 45 mins before the start .

plenty of toilets and parking.  I have a calf strain at the moment so haven't run further than 14 miles , starting to get v nervous !!!! 

03/11/2013 at 16:25

Sorry bout the errors , predictive text !!

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