Rutland Water Marathon

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28/10/2012 at 12:08

I am in. 

I managed 3.35 in the Leicester marathon, so lets see if I can beat that over a more demanding course. 

28/10/2012 at 15:00

My pack arrived yesterday.  

28/10/2012 at 16:47

Everyone all ready for next Sunday then?

28/10/2012 at 21:36
Almost. Just have to pick up my hat and gloves tomorrow.

Been overthinking (and overreading) this marrathoning business. I've done this event twice and am more prepared and have done more training than before. Maybe that's why I'm more nervous...
29/10/2012 at 00:14

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?

29/10/2012 at 15:11

Phew. Race number and chip dropped on the mat at 1pm today. No excuses now.

29/10/2012 at 16:18

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?

Edited: 29/10/2012 at 16:26
29/10/2012 at 18:31
Did Snowdonia marathon on toying with this one as a last minute entry. May be a week too early, any thoughts from folks who know the terrain. cheers
29/10/2012 at 19:08

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.

29/10/2012 at 22:55

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.

01/11/2012 at 23:16
There were medals and t-shirts last 2 times. I'd be surprised if there's no medal.

You can leave a bag at the finish, the start is a 20min walk from the car park/finish so the idea is you just wear a jumper to do the walk then chuck it in a carrier bag. That way the organisers don't have loads of heavy bags to cart back to the finish.
Edited: 01/11/2012 at 23:17
01/11/2012 at 23:25

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.

02/11/2012 at 06:44

so gutted I can't run this. Have a great one everyone, hope the weather is ok for you.

02/11/2012 at 22:42
All set to run this on Sunday, my first ever marathon Been an interesting journey - stuck to my training plan, knackered my knee, had my first ever physio - but I'm fit snd ready for a long cold wet run on Sunday.
03/11/2012 at 09:20
Really looking forwards to this, my 20th this year! Cant help but think about the comparison with NYM. We will have an enjoyable canter round a beautiful bit of English countryside, NY would be marathoners will be deeply frustated and upset, as NYers pick themselves and their city back up. I know where Id rather be!!!
04/11/2012 at 17:41

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!

04/11/2012 at 17:51

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.

04/11/2012 at 17:56
A big thank you to all the cadets and marshalls for being out there in that weather
04/11/2012 at 18:29
Finished my first ever marathon... 5 hrs 29 The forecast said a "bit" of rain... errrrr major understatement!!! Agree about the hypothermia statement... A big cheer for the cadets and marshals. There is only one thing crazier than running 26.2 in those conditions... that is standing around for HOURS on end in those conditions...
Who's up for next year?
04/11/2012 at 18:34

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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