Preston Guild Marathon

anyone tempted?

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07/03/2012 at 15:07
I will have to wait til end of month -how much is it?
07/03/2012 at 15:10

believe its £35,  but you do get a t-shirt and medal ooh and aparently some food afterwards and the usual goody bag of free samples and leaflets no doubt. 

07/03/2012 at 15:20
mmm- sounds OK  I am sure vit wont fill in by t'end of month Just that I am only doing limited work now and most voluntary. Have to ask the "her in draws"

Be lovely to see others again and those who are just a name. Some will see 1/2 of me too -lol
Edited: 07/03/2012 at 15:20
07/03/2012 at 15:30

1/2 half of you.. ok he he

Yer you should be ok till end of the month. I think interest is just starting to build now. Although i dont think the event has been advertised that much to date. 

07/03/2012 at 15:35
 Can't wait tbh . It will take a while to fill I guess being a new 'un. I may have lost another stone and half by October -lol All this training
07/03/2012 at 15:41

Ah i get you now, your be the new streamlined Stu hey he he well done its a good achievement , esp with your illness and all you can be very proud of yourself.

07/03/2012 at 15:44
I am SJ. I have been running 5 mins, wlking 1 min. Seem to be able to go on forever like that. Was comfort eating during coasters and got to 16 stone Now 13 1/2 stone Will have watch running past grids-lol
07/03/2012 at 15:46
lol thats really good going Stu
07/03/2012 at 15:50
we'll have to stop hijacking this thread or we will have an Egyptian Toe up our behinds -lol
07/03/2012 at 15:57

True , cant have it becoem a coasters thread.

This is the Preston Marathon and a few posts back i have challenged people to come up with their fantasy Preston Marathon Route

I came up with

I got a few good comments on it and hopefully some others will post up their idea of what the course should be 

07/03/2012 at 17:52
Pete Lovick wrote (see)I went to check out some of the new Guild Wheel last week and managed to get a good 5 miles east along the river as far as the Brockholes Nature Reserve. It was brilliant to run on. Note that the tarmac stops there though cos we hit fields and had to scramble through a fence and an industrial estate to get back onto Longridge Road to get  home via Ribbleton Ave, so we'll just have to be careful whilst it's under construction.

Hi Pete we did the same and had same problem finding Longridge Rd near the Crem after leaving the Wetlands bit as you.

Left a car at Shawes Arms and went on from there, Can't wait until its finished though. The bit near us at the bottom of Longsands Ln to Midery Mountain is being finished at the moment.

Trainers took a week to dry out.


07/03/2012 at 18:06
Hey Stu! Barry's coming to VLM? Make sure you bring him to our get-together the night before (I assume Kim's mentioned it!). I want a reunion
07/03/2012 at 18:17
 Will do PF . You doin' this bugger too?
07/03/2012 at 18:26
I'm intending to as long as I survive London! I'll enter once that's out of the way. I'll deffo be there to cheer folk on if I'm not running
Edited: 07/03/2012 at 18:27
07/03/2012 at 18:39

Ha ha. Yeah Keith, I know what you mean!

It was real muddy wasn't it! We got some funny looks too clumping through Roman Way and along Longridge Road, lol.  Doesn't half take it out of your trainers.

I think the best run on the Wheel at the mo on my south side is to not park at Shawes Arms but to park right at the very end of the Docks, then follow the wheel all the way east along the river until you get to Red Scar Woods, then turn back when you hit that 50 metre stretch of steep steps upwards. I haven't measured it but I'm guessing it'd be a 12 or 13 miler there and back, so just park further back east along the river from the docks to suit where your long run is up to. I'm only at 11 at the min so it'll work ok for me for a month or so.

I don't know where you mean by Midery Mountain, but let us know when it's connected from those steps in the woods right up to Longsands Lane. My schedule takes me west on the wheel before the end of this month and early April so I'll let you know where it's been tarmaced up to after leaving the Docks.

Come August and September if we plan it right we should be able to loop it fully together every 2nd or 3rd Sunday to keep us motivated. We could also do the Guild Marathon "Middle of Nowhere 14-15 mile part" by May/June whilst we're waiting for the wheel to be finished. That'd be an easy park just at Cottam village.

07/03/2012 at 18:39
07/03/2012 at 18:40

Pretty sure I`ll target this one. However, should training not go to plan, can you `downgrade` your entry to the HM?

Also I think a trick`s been missed; it`d be sensible to be able to enter all the races in one go. There could be `perks` offered for this like same race number in each race or something similar or a small financial saving. I realise that each race has a different organiser but it would have been a nice touch imo.

ooh, btw, hoping to get over for the Lytham 10 in a couple of weeks. Anyone doing it?

Edited: 07/03/2012 at 18:45
07/03/2012 at 18:47
There's definitely no discount for entering all the races at once. I asked at our committee meeting as our club is hosting the 5K. I'm always after a bargain so was disappointed to hear that news but I suppose it wouldn't have been workable with different organisers. It would have been quite a sizeable financial outlay so early in the season so with hindsight, I don't think I would have entered them all in one go anyway. I'm too injury-prone!
07/03/2012 at 19:01
Isn't the half on a different day?? I could be wrong
07/03/2012 at 19:04
Oops I'm wrong. Carry on
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