Hello all, organiser here.
Its only just been confirmed as a 9.00am start. An early start yes but Anglian water initially wanted it to start at 8.00am to have as little impact on the Cycle route as possible. Also on Nov 7th the sun will set around 4.30pm and as we have a 7 hour cut off time for the slower runners a 9.00am start is the way it has to be.
The route is stated as undulating on the website but is nothing more than that. I've read a few exagerations on here that suggest lake district type hills. Well it simply isn't true. The route is beautiful, on a mixture of terrain which is all hard surface (tarmac/trail) and the biggest hill (at around the 22 mile point) is a 30 meter incline over a distance of 300-400 meters with the rest just being regular undulations throughout. Hardly everest. (see below for elevation profile)
There is a map on the website if you wanna see the route.
Anyway its looking popular. We have around 450 entrants so far and I think I'll cut off the entry at around 700-750 as its a first event,.. hope to see you there.
If your PB chasing I would probably suggest entering another race as the undulations are not what you want to see. If you want a marathon thats a bit different from the norm then give it a go.
Catch ya later.
Hi and thanks for posting, it's much appreciated.
Any details on frequency of loos as I get the impression from a few people who did Brighton that they needed a break mid run.
Couple of hours' drive for me so will mean an early start but that's ok
Ran the penninsula again today ... maybe it's just my inexperience but I'm really worried that I've picked a wrong'un! It's a hard run for me - although I did stop to take photos along the way - and it took me an hour .. the thought of doing it twice (as per route map) fills me with dread. I'll concentrate most of my training up there now with xtraining at the gym ... & lots of hill work. The final hill at 22 miles will be a killer. Great if you're an ultra runner but I entered coz it was on my doorstep & I'm stupidly enthusiastic and now I'm having more than a few second thoughts. For anyone interested, I hope to have the photos of today's run up on my website by tomorrow. (www.joannasayers.com)
Hi All, just back from my honeymoon and fresh and ready to crank up the training!
Started out with a 5 miler this morning - probably try and get in 30 miles this week to get things moving!
Heard you'd done Outlaw (was away with Mouse that weekend) - so much for never doing another IM then hey?!
Plenty of maras out there to get a good time on so hopefully you'll get your times.
Things bit up and down here -have been distincty lacking in mojo for some time now and seem to lurch from one injury to another. Had been relatively injury free for a while but have now got a foot prob. Just what I need with 7 marathons and a half in the next 10 weeks .
Did Faversham marathon a few weeks back. 40 laps round a recreation ground. Amazingly, it was a cracking good race. Fastest of the year (though still woefully slow) and I enjoyed every minute of it. Now if only they could all be like that!
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