Preston Guild Marathon

anyone tempted?

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30/05/2012 at 11:36

thanks for the tip 9 i will look that up. And thanks too Max for giving me some ideas to think about, in regards to running around there. There are plenty of hills where i live, but you cant beat a run up the pike hey!!


CCSH, sounds annoying but there is a good while to the race, so fingers crossed they will get back to you soon.

01/06/2012 at 17:19

Did my 1st ever marathon in April and have been undecided whether to go for my 2nd but have finally signed up for this one....already feeling daunted again!

04/06/2012 at 08:58

Just signed up for this one too feelin a bit nervous already. Ive decided to follow the FIRST (3plus2) programe for various reasons, Has anyone tried it? if so feedback on it would be good cheers!


07/06/2012 at 21:54

im thinking about this one,,sounds good..i personally think its a great idea to have lots of out in the sticks miles (as someone called it)  nothing worse than town centres and cities if there are cars or waiting to move cars in the area (engines running etc).

07/06/2012 at 21:55

im doing the Chester 3 weeks earlier,so hopefully ill be recovered enough for this.

07/06/2012 at 21:58

And this is Traffic free.! excellent.!

07/06/2012 at 22:21

Good luck for Chester Wona, looks a nice race! Yea I'm quite happy with the look of the route, although I imagine it's quite a bit harder than Brighton..... still looking forward to it!

12/06/2012 at 10:33

Sorry to join this late but only just seen it - I've heard some bitching in my time but PETE you need to wind it in mate, what are you on?!!

Why don't we save Brian a job and do a 1-mile loop so you can see your mummy 26 times on the day?!

Countryside is far better than the usual derelict industrial shite sections!  

17/06/2012 at 21:02

Pieced the last bit of the wheel into place today. Went from by the car garages on the docks up the Dock Road over the bridge and down onto the canal through Cottam and to Lightfoot Lane. We have now done the whole of the Guild Wheel  but not yet all at once  but I'm sure we will. At 21 miles it is an excellent route for a long training run for any marathon, mainly off road and traffic free with hills and undualtions. Still needs some signage in places but that is improving and by the time of the official opening I'm sure the council will have it right. An excellent facility and a great legacy for the 2012 Guild.

18/06/2012 at 12:49

I managed about 17-18 miles yesterday longest run since last October nearly killed me but never mind all good training looking a bit forward to this now. JC the loop sounds great I must try it sometime I live in Hesketh bank and do all long runs up A49 and around Burscough but I have to say after 12 years of marathoning it is getting a bit tedious. Hows everyone elses training going.

18/06/2012 at 23:01

Hi.  I'm not local, being from the south nowadays, but may be up in the area on the day of the half-marathon and marathon.  Thus I was thinking of doing the half.  I was interested in how hard it was.  The mapmyrun profile for the full marathon shows a total ascent of 83m which is very flat indeed and suggests the half is flat too.

Is that right?  I'd love to do the half, as I'd love to do a Preston Guild event.  When I was young the expression "once every Preston Guild" was common even quite a long way from Preston.

22/06/2012 at 15:15

Nurse G, good run, you must be happy to get that distance in this early.  I've done a couple of 10 milers in the last couple of weeks and I'm happy to be running 30 miles a week now.

Planning on increasing long runs gradually up to 20 miles at the end of August. giving me a couple more months to do another couple of 20 milers.

I'll be happy with a sub 4 marathon, anyone else looking at running that sort of time?

26/06/2012 at 21:33
If only pp those days are gone for me I'm afraid I just hope to get round. I am finding it difficult to keep motivated I think it's my age.
30/06/2012 at 17:42

About time I joined this thread I think, rather than just reading it.  After all, I've lived in Preston for the last 40 years, cycled the course with official measurer Brian Porter earlier in the year and will be running the marathon itself in October. 


30/06/2012 at 19:10

Welcome TM, I've run parts of the course out towards Lea, but haven't gone out to Treales.  Is it relatively flat out there or ae there a few inclines?

30/06/2012 at 21:07

Thanks PP.... it's predominantly flat out there  - just a couple of little dips and rises to contend with.  Nothing is steep really - you'll just go a little slower, but nothing is going to leave you gasping for breath particularly.

01/07/2012 at 08:50

thanks for that,  I'm sure I'll be running the whole of the course from Lea school back to Lea school at some point in the next couple of months.

01/07/2012 at 11:03

This event will be huge, Phil Walsh and his team have put a great event together. On a serious note, there will be dozens and dozens of charities represented at this event, if you have not signed up yet may I suggest contacting HelpforHeroes britains fastest growing charity and raise funds for our wounded military personel in the many Worldwide conflicts. Contact HelpforHeroes on their web site and donate online through justgiving, I'm sure they will appreciate it.


06/07/2012 at 15:37

I'm out of this unfortunately, due to other commitments

06/07/2012 at 21:17

Well, after starting this thread over 6 months ago, I`m finally in!

I had a break for a week or two after 6 months of decent training which culminated in racing a hilly half, a hilly 10k, a hilly fell race and winning a very low key FLAT 5k! Had a few niggle and now I`m back training more and about to start my 16 week schedule for Preston! Hope I can make it as I still have a worry in the back of my mind about sore knees which appear during long runs. We`ll see. Gonna be fun, and hard graft!

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