Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 Trail Marathon

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15/06/2013 at 14:12
Rich, I have been consulting the old fashioned OS map and the first bit of private land is on the Clarendon Estate where the route goes from " little Gilbert's copse" down towards the A36. Instead you can use the footpath by the "rangers lodge farm" which will bring you out about 500 yds further back on the A36.
The next but that I think is private is through Longford castle to the A338.
As far as I can tell the rest of it is on public footpaths.

Hope this helps.
15/06/2013 at 17:10

Does anyone have a file of the route? It would be helpful to map it out a bit in my head before turning up on the day. The link on the last page doesn't seem to work...

15/06/2013 at 19:04
15/06/2013 at 19:09
16/06/2013 at 14:07

Thanks for the advice Millsy - I don't know the east side of Salisbury so I think I'll split the course into two and do that side next week maybe.

David - if you right click on the GPX link and choose 'save as' or whatever your computer says then you should be able to download the GPX file (assuming you have something that reads GPX files - Google Earth works well).



16/06/2013 at 17:06

looking forward to it..


18/06/2013 at 22:15

Is anyone following a specific 50km training program or just their normal runs in the lead up to the 54321?

18/06/2013 at 22:22
Nothing 50 k specific, mine is very similar to a marathon plan just adding 2 or 3 miles to my 20 milers. Last yr my longest was 25 miles.
20/06/2013 at 00:02

Thats good to know.  I'm so bad at sticking to plans!  I'm currently trying to get one medium (15-18km), two fast/interval sessions (~35mins) and one long ~30km per week.  I reckon this should be enough esp if can get the time to get long runs up to 40km in regularly.

23/06/2013 at 14:51

25k in the bag today with a heavy wind in my face for the second half. I'm confident I will be ready to do the 30k, not long to go now! How are you guys getting on?

23/06/2013 at 17:41
That great Frogbmth! only did 10k today. Plan said 10k race so I "raced" 10k today. Just on my own as I didn't enter a proper race. Got 18 miles coming up next Sunday...
27/06/2013 at 09:32

Just entered the 30k race.  Itis a great course and from past races the food it great.  Load of jelly babies and fruit.  It is really well organised.



08/07/2013 at 14:35

So roughly 5 weeks to go!  How's the training going for everyone?  

I've got to admit I'm struggling to motivate myself on some the longer runs.  Been doing a few 30k runs but I really want to get at least one comfortable marathon distance in, if for no other reason than to get my head in the right place!  

Anyone within striking distance of Warminster fancy a 30-40k slowish training run?!  Kind of rhetorical but maybe if a small number of us got together it might be a bit of fun!

08/07/2013 at 14:50

Training is going well for me; have done 26 miles this weekend.... weather has gone straight from too cold and wet to too bloody hot  

But was running somewhere remote on Saturday when I came across a woman doing some nude sunbathing  So the weather is not all bad

08/07/2013 at 15:27
I did 22 ish on Sat. The first 10 miles of the 50k route out and back and the difference to home.
Was too hot to enjoy it really but need to get used to the heat.
08/07/2013 at 23:02

Nice running.  The weathers a bit bonkers really - ran up on the Ox droves west of Salisbury and it was scorching. Still I reckon theres a fair chance of the marathon being pretty toasty so it's good practice.


09/07/2013 at 22:43
Hi Rich

just saw your post from last night. If you still want to do that long training run I would be up for it. I'm in Salisbury btw
10/07/2013 at 11:28

Jump in here after my heroics at the Giants head marathon Signed up ages ago for this one as enjoyed it so much last year. Training is going great and hopefully will be pushing for a PB this time around. If I remember the course is reasonably flat?? Plus I remember it being well signposted too. Got a 20+ miler this Saturday depending on whether ITB wants to play up! Been getting in 40+ miles aweek too. But still only expect to do a sub 5.20 not the quickest plodder in the world

Can't wait to run past that enormous castley house thingy with the massive bridge with the Swans. Plus legging it past Old Sarum and the Cathedral too, you don't take in that much history from many other runs

11/07/2013 at 11:18

Hi all

I have signed up for the 30k this year; what is the course like; (I really mean is it hilly?) and is there a slow time limit? I am a plodder I'm afraid  

thanks for your help 

12/07/2013 at 08:40
Hi Ivo

Sorry I have not done this before so I cannot advise on the course or the time limit.

Hopefully someone else who knows will be coming along and advise.
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