Rotary Shakespeare Marathon

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09/09/2011 at 16:46

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.

09/09/2011 at 17:49

Ooh, I'd be tempted by that one, Stratford-upon-Avon is beautiful. For alternative accommodation I can recommend the youth hostel

Good luck!

10/09/2011 at 00:32
I did it this year. Nice course, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
14/09/2011 at 11:08
Does anyone know when this race is likely to fill up? I want to see if I've got in to London via the ballot first, and won't find out for a couple of weeks yet...
14/09/2011 at 13:55

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.

14/09/2011 at 14:03
I entered this years at the end of January and it was only just over half full so you should be OK waiting for a few weeks.
14/09/2011 at 19:09
Thanks both. I may decide to do it anyway, and do both marathons in April. It certainly looks good, and I read a really good review of it somewhere...
29/09/2011 at 22:43
It is on the same day as the first Milton Keynes Marathon.
29/09/2011 at 22:46
I got the VLM fleece of rejection today. So I'm signed up for Shakespeare instead!
04/10/2011 at 21:46
thats me in good luck.
06/10/2011 at 12:04

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

06/10/2011 at 12:25
Think this will be my spring mara for next year. Ledgend777, the 2 lap thing is mostly mental IMHO - think of it as doing an out-and-back 13.1m training run so that you can count down the miles to go on the 2nd lap rather than worrying about counting up to 26.2
06/10/2011 at 13:51

Hi Ledgend777

 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

06/10/2011 at 13:58
I'm in this next year. first marathon
06/10/2011 at 17:13

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.

07/10/2011 at 13:31

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.

10/10/2011 at 10:28

Says it's undulating - just how hilly does that mean please??

10/10/2011 at 10:47

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.

14/10/2011 at 15:29
What exactly is the "greenway" - I've heard both good and bad things about this section...
14/10/2011 at 15:56


 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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