I know the area quite well and don't think of it as extremely hilly, possibly more gentle ups and downs, but you know how hills can creep up where you least expect them! Am hoping the scenery will make up for it!!!
No idea. I emailed the organiser to ask that, but they didn't answer! Anyone else know???
Hi Guys, I sent an email to the general run nation email address on 1st Oct and received nothing back, I have emailed Richard at run nation today and will see if I get any response. Bit strange that there is no registration details on the web page.... Anyone have any idea if it will be a well attended event?
Hi, entered this event as an end of year marathon. Like others on this forum, a bit concerned about lack of contact from organisers of event. Apart from a confirmatory email, have heard nothing, and no reply to emails I have sent. I live in South of Scotland so need to book accommodation etc, but don't really want to waste money on hotel as well if event not happening...... come on organisers, tell us something!
I am going to give the number on the website a call on Monday. I am travelling down from Edinburgh. I will update if I find out anything.
haha, sorry I have to laugh. Unfortunately the organisers of this event are renowned for not getting back to people! I have entered but won't be doing it. It fell off my radar after doing a 20 mile training run on the course back in February that threw up concerns for me.
I wouldn't say the course is very hilly. Starts off undulating but there are some long flat stretches in the middle. There is a big hill towards the end. My advice to anyone doing it is definitely don't set off to fast. The last four miles will be the hardest and you need to save something for that. I live locally so let me know if you need any advice on accommodation etc.
Yes I have received feedback also.
Thank you for your entry to the Castles Marathon and Half Marathon which is taking place on 27th October.
We will have the final arrangements ready to send out by Friday of this week.
This will include:
Parking arrangements for Alnwick and Bamburgh Collection of numbers on the day Getting to the Start First Aid on route Water stations on route (every 5km) Marshaling points for your information/support Bus Information for those who booked a buses to start and from finish
If you require accommodation please visit http://www.bamburgh.org.uk/accommodation.htm
We look forward to seeing you on 27th October.
Hi Minni/ Freemers
Thanks for the info, I'll go with Freemers it sounds more positive
Thanks for all that, guys! I haven't received an email yet, so trying not to panic. But have booked accommodation, so will definitely be there!!!
I got a similar email last week which confirmed that they won't be sending race packs out but will be getting everyone to pick up on the day. More info was supposed to be on the website but I've not seen anything else go on there recently.
I've ran a few races with these guys and although they're always in beautiful surroundings, they're often a bit chaotic in the organisation
I live in Alnwick and regularly cycle the route up to Bamburgh, it's undulating but nothing too bad, the run back out of Bamburgh (Lucker Road) is a long steady climb and then Budle Bay bank (24ish miles) is a fairly steep half mile but there shouldn't be anything to put people off, I personally wouldn't run in a group on these roads but the local running club heads out that way quite frequently and now that the tourists have headed back down south the roads are a lot quieter.
CAn't commet on the organisation though but it doesn't sound great
Thanks for the advise Beerswiller...
Am really looking forward to the race now the time is near! Will see those of you that are doing it on Sunday - or out eating pasta on Saturday!
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