Rutland Water Marathon

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02/08/2010 at 20:42
Hey all.  Now i'm back from my camping fest I can attest to Hellens assesment of RW.  I only ran a 7 mile section (and did walks around other bits) and it was hilly.  In fact I went to Alton Towers the next days and the rides there were flatter!  on the upside it was lovely scenery, lots of bunny rabbits, sheep and there were plenty of fit soldiers running their morning PT to admire too!
06/08/2010 at 07:44
think i will enter this, despite it being near to the snowdon marathon. am going for my 100 marathons... still a way off! but this should give me my 7th of the year.
06/08/2010 at 17:18
wow. 7 in 1 year.  i was chuffed that this would be my 2nd this year!
06/08/2010 at 17:26
Wow, 7 in a year, that's some going Mr F. Well done.
06/08/2010 at 19:28
nobody said they would be a quick 7! theres 3 ultras in amongst that, but disapointment last weekend at the adidas thunder run so im keen to get some more races in before christmas so set the record straight a bit!
12/08/2010 at 22:44

Hello All - just need to check up with a friend but I think I'll sign up for this one over the weekend. Will be my fourth marathon (second this year after Prague in May) and looking forward to doing something a bit different.

We were going to do Dublin but my girlfriend is injured so won't be running so I'm looking for something closer to home.

The only other race I have planned is the Grunty Fen Half in September which is as flat as flat can be. Anyone got any ideas for suitable warm up events - half or longer and similar hilliness?

13/08/2010 at 14:28
Am just about to sign up for Rutland Marathon.  Very scared tho as 1st marathon was done this year (London).  But this one is on my doorstep.  I live nearby so if anyone has any questions about the area or where to stay etc. feel free to contact me here, via twitter @Mysitcomlife or my blog.  Not sure I like the idea of doing one where I'm known...quite liked the annonymity of London   Just would like to complete in one piece and a reasonable time.
13/08/2010 at 16:03
kenilworth half in oct is a pretty hilly road half that see you in good stead im sure!
15/08/2010 at 20:59
OK - I'm booked .... now down to some training! Will look into Kenilworth Half as well - thanks Mr F.
15/08/2010 at 21:19

timing wise this may work for me but I'm concerned about lack of info. No profile (I know it's been discussed), no route plan, no confirmed start time, number of entries, and for me, most worryingly, 1 set of loos in the car park!

If the organisers read this, please can we have some more details?

15/08/2010 at 22:08

I've just found a Route Plan and Elevation on Facebook .... search for "Fatfeet Blisters" and look at the pictures.

I agree that the website could do with a bit more detail ....

16/08/2010 at 10:12

Thanks Mark-C for the link. It looks a stunning place to run.

If this were a shorter distance I'd be signing up instantly, but for a full marathon, my first, I'd be keen to have a large number of people running with some crowd support.

Come on organisers . .  more detail

16/08/2010 at 20:59
if its any consolation their recent 70mile ultra has received some very good reviews from people ive heard from...
17/08/2010 at 09:54
This will be my and my husband's first marathon. I am excited, but I've just seen from the fat feet website that the route includes two circuits of Hambleton Peninsula - aka, the hilly bit. I hate multiple circuits and that is the worst bit, and right in the middle! Argh. 
17/08/2010 at 10:03
I agree with you Craner - although this is on my doorstep and I know the terrain, I wasn't expecting the double loop nor did I expect it at the Hambleton Peninsula.  Of course, I only found this out after I registered...!  Oh well, at least I have the opportunity to practice it, but as a newbie marathon runner I'm more than a little scared of what I've taken on.
17/08/2010 at 10:16
Craner and Joanna, you can do it. Just make sure you include some hills in your training and if you're local get up there and practise on it. Not sure if it helps you, but this is my 4th and I am also scared as my other three have all been flat or fairly flat. The organiser said this one was fairly flat too but have since found out otherwise. We can do it though. I just need to adjust my time expectations to the course.
17/08/2010 at 10:19
Thanks Sarah and Joanna, I know I can do it, it's just not going to be quite as fun, or as fast, as I had hoped! I live in north London so I've got plenty of hills to practise on...
17/08/2010 at 10:27
Craner, I know exactly what you mean. Whereabout in North London are you? I'm in Edgware so have a few hills to get out and about on. With the course as it is think I am going to focus on enjoying the scenery and a great run in the countryside and if I do a decent kind of time for me then that will be a bonus.
17/08/2010 at 11:57
Sarah & Craner - I'm going out (hopefully) tonight to run the peninsula..not done it before.  Hopefully, I'll be able to give you an idea of what it's like on my return.  I'm not a fast runner so will probably aim at 10m/m but I'll try to use my tracker and give you some idea of terrain etc....just don't laugh if it takes me ages
17/08/2010 at 12:03
I'm from Stamford originally (now live in Crouch End) and know it well, enjoy the lovely views Joanna  - we're going the right way around it, if that makes sense. There's a hill at the beginning that is great to run down but would be hell coming the other way! The sign that says "steep hill, cyclists dismount" is your first clue...
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