I am in.
I managed 3.35 in the Leicester marathon, so lets see if I can beat that over a more demanding course.
My pack arrived yesterday.
Everyone all ready for next Sunday then?
Ran Frankfurt marathon yesterday, Rutland will be my 13th marathon this year, and 3rd marathon in 3 weeks, so just looking to get round the course and take a few pictures. Praying I get round the course and that my old injury of IT band doesn't play up due to the hills.
Any garmin reports from those who have do it before?
Are there showers at the finish we can use and post race massage?
Phew. Race number and chip dropped on the mat at 1pm today. No excuses now.
Training almost all done and my race pack has arrived so I'm all set for my first marathon!
Is it just me or does it seem like based on last years feed back they've upgraded to technical t-shirts and done away with the medals?
No medal? For £33? Scandalous! The "pack" certainly doesn't mention one.
Also, it doesn't mention a baggage facility, other than a warm top in a carrier bag ("not a ruc sac"). I'll have a holdall or small suitcase with me. God, it'll weigh a ton after lugging it round for 26.2 miles.
This course is really lovely - i did it as my second ever marathon (last year) - the only thing i'd comment on is there are a few cattlegrids to go over - take these steadily - i hadnt done any other running other than roads last year and these grids did cause my knees to hurt in the later stages - if you've done some off road you'll be fine - and it's very scenic.
Thanks Tim. I was toying with leaving my stuff at the hotel and going back for it afterwards on the way to the railway station. This means I won't need to now.
so gutted I can't run this. Have a great one everyone, hope the weather is ok for you.
Got home safely. Managed something in the 3.45 category. It is a tough course, made more so by the conditions. Suspect there might have been a couple of hypothermia issues at the tail end of the field!
It was grim thats for sure - I am thinking of it as character building, made it just under 4 hrs but that was quite long enough to be out there.
Its a shame it was crap weather, the scenery is great and a challenging course with a stinging finish. Never ran a marathon without the feeling in my feet before.
Good on the marshals for toughing it out too.
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