There has been some crecit card abuse today, and now I find myself with a Travelodge and a place.
Better pull my finger out over the winter.
Ooh, I'd be tempted by that one, Stratford-upon-Avon is beautiful. For alternative accommodation I can recommend the youth hostel
Ulen - you'll be fine waiting a couple of weeks I'd have thought. I entered this last year and don't think I entered until the new year. It's a nice race out in the countryside with excellent organisation.
Just started looking for alternatives after also recieving VLM rejection. My in-laws live near Stratford so ideal for me.
2 laps is putting me off slightly as my only previous marathon was a 2 lap event and it's put me off a bit
Did Shakespeare this year and the two lap thing is well managed you don't really go near the finish line to get the euphoria of the Half Marathoners and the cheers from the crowd say come on only one mile to go... you sort of cut the last bit out and add it at the top of the course.
I reccomend this Marathon it was great (saying that due to family I am having to go North and do the Greater Manchester Marathon for my Spring one)
Good luck y'all
Gavo - Thanks for the advice - it was the mental aspect of the 2 lap marathon that got me last time and hopefully I'll be better prepared for that this time.
Obi - sounds good - the marathon I did was the "Great Welsh Marathon" in Llanelli which took you right by the finish line at mile 8, 13 and 20!
Will probably leave it a while before entering so hopefully it won't sell out to give me options.
This is my first Marathon I have already completed two half marathons and I think i will be doing this one next year too.
looks like i can't hibernate away from the cold this winter ............ I did put my name down to do the London Marathon in 2013, but by the sounds of it it's hard to get in.
This is also close to home.
Says it's undulating - just how hilly does that mean please??
It,s not really hilly. the tough aspect of running stratford is the flat stretch of greenway and the usual hot weather. It is a superb marathon and I have already entered for next year.
The Greenway is a long path, I think it used to be a railway line:-
The second lap uses even more of the Greenway so you spend a large part of the marathon on it. It's quite pleasant just a bit monotonous.
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