Sarsen Trail, Neolithic Marathon and Cycle Ride - Wilts

has anyone done it? going to do it?

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01/05/2013 at 20:44
Jindalee wrote (see)
 

Hi MC3 and Rich

Welcome

Sorry this is also my first Marathon so I 'm probably not the best person to give advise on what to take but I though I let you know what I will be taking.

I will take a waist pack and a water bottle. As it looks like that only water is available at the drinks stations I will take some High5 tablets with me which I can put in the bottle when i re-fill it at the stations. I will also take Jelly babies and Glucose tablets and a couple of protein bars. I will also take blister plasters in my waist pack. i will also take other items such a sunscreen to put on before the race, sunglasses, cap etc

hope it helps a bit

See you Sunday


That's great - thanks  Jelly babies are def on my list!  I'm guessing the water stations will be every 6 miles or so - can't see it mentioned in the race pack.

Really looking forward to Sunday. I know the weather can be changeable but it's looking pretty good right now!  Should be a good run 

 

02/05/2013 at 07:26
Rich Cassidy wrote (see)
Jindalee wrote (see)
 

Hi MC3 and Rich

Welcome

Sorry this is also my first Marathon so I 'm probably not the best person to give advise on what to take but I though I let you know what I will be taking.

I will take a waist pack and a water bottle. As it looks like that only water is available at the drinks stations I will take some High5 tablets with me which I can put in the bottle when i re-fill it at the stations. I will also take Jelly babies and Glucose tablets and a couple of protein bars. I will also take blister plasters in my waist pack. i will also take other items such a sunscreen to put on before the race, sunglasses, cap etc

hope it helps a bit

See you Sunday


That's great - thanks  Jelly babies are def on my list!  I'm guessing the water stations will be every 6 miles or so - can't see it mentioned in the race pack.

Really looking forward to Sunday. I know the weather can be changeable but it's looking pretty good right now!  Should be a good run 

 

Another gorgeous morning here hopefully it stays like this. 

 

Rich they have a route map on their website and it looks like there are 13 water stations on the route plus at start and finish so I think we should be fine

 

I also count 6 WC plus at start and finish in case anyone would like to know 

02/05/2013 at 11:40

I've only just read my pack, am I right in thinking that I register and park at Avebury, run the race through to Stonehenge, then my coach ticket is to allow me to be brought back to Avebury at the end? 

02/05/2013 at 12:55
EKGO wrote (see)

I've only just read my pack, am I right in thinking that I register and park at Avebury, run the race through to Stonehenge, then my coach ticket is to allow me to be brought back to Avebury at the end? 

 

Think it depends which side you picked when you registered. if you picked to park at Avebury I assume you need to take your ticket with you on the run so you can catch the coach from Stonehenge back to your car at Avebury.

 

Coach times are on the website 

http://www.wiltshirewildlife.org/sarsen-trail/checkin_and_start_transport.htm

MC5
02/05/2013 at 13:31
Jindalee wrote (see)
Rich Cassidy wrote (see)
Jindalee wrote (see)
 

Hi MC3 and Rich

Welcome

Sorry this is also my first Marathon so I 'm probably not the best person to give advise on what to take but I though I let you know what I will be taking.

I will take a waist pack and a water bottle. As it looks like that only water is available at the drinks stations I will take some High5 tablets with me which I can put in the bottle when i re-fill it at the stations. I will also take Jelly babies and Glucose tablets and a couple of protein bars. I will also take blister plasters in my waist pack. i will also take other items such a sunscreen to put on before the race, sunglasses, cap etc

hope it helps a bit

See you Sunday


That's great - thanks  Jelly babies are def on my list!  I'm guessing the water stations will be every 6 miles or so - can't see it mentioned in the race pack.

Really looking forward to Sunday. I know the weather can be changeable but it's looking pretty good right now!  Should be a good run 

 

Another gorgeous morning here hopefully it stays like this. 

 

Rich they have a route map on their website and it looks like there are 13 water stations on the route plus at start and finish so I think we should be fine

 

I also count 6 WC plus at start and finish in case anyone would like to know 

 

 

Thanks for the replies everyone, think its going to be waist belt and jelly babies for this one. Looking forward to it, looks like the weathers going to be spot on....

 



 

 

02/05/2013 at 14:20

Thanks for the replies.  Looks like loads of water stops so no need to carry any which is a bonus.

Good forecast too so fingers crossed.

Just got to get this IT band under control now!  How hard can that be 

 

Edited: 02/05/2013 at 14:21
02/05/2013 at 17:53

Drove past the early part of the route earlier on this afternoon. Bright sunshine, dry tracks and great views. Looking very good for Sunday!

03/05/2013 at 13:21
Rich Cassidy wrote (see)

Thanks for the replies.  Looks like loads of water stops so no need to carry any which is a bonus.

Good forecast too so fingers crossed.

Just got to get this IT band under control now!  How hard can that be 

 

Hope your IT band will be ok on Sunday! i am fighting my calf atm which I managed to strain on an easy run wed morning.

03/05/2013 at 13:22
Richie H wrote (see)

Drove past the early part of the route earlier on this afternoon. Bright sunshine, dry tracks and great views. Looking very good for Sunday!

Thats sounds really good Rich. Really looking forward to Sunday

03/05/2013 at 15:14

Hi Jindalee - I know you have a lot to deal with in your life so just wanted to wish you very best of luck for the marathon. I hope the weather is good for you, particularly while you wait at the finish line.

David - I hope you have done slightly more training than you are saying and that the marathon doesn't make you cry like a baby. It is a little disappointing that Monday is a Bank Holiday as I am looking forward to reading all about it!! 

Good luck to everyone else running too.

03/05/2013 at 15:31

Good luck DF3. Don't worry about any injuries like getting your arm cut off. I know a good  physio who can deal with that afterwards.

03/05/2013 at 15:40

DF - man up! Enjoy the race. Its an achievement to complete a marathon, I don't expect you to run this one
hopefully you don't have a '128 hours'  incident with one of the trenches on the plain and have to sever a leg using an improvised saw made from a lucozade bottle and the drawstring from your shorts..
Hell even if you have to walk it , shouldn't take more than 6 hrs...

Jindalee - there is plenty of tea and cake at the finish and you can always pick up the 152 bus into Salisbury for a bit of shopping while you kill time waiting for DF to finish.

Good luck to everyone running this one, its a good race. I'm looking forward to hearing how you get on.


03/05/2013 at 15:44

Jindalee, after you finish you could always do what we do on club runs and loop back to collect the slower runners.

03/05/2013 at 15:54
Skinny Fetish Fan wrote (see)

Hi Jindalee - I know you have a lot to deal with in your life so just wanted to wish you very best of luck for the marathon. I hope the weather is good for you, particularly while you wait at the finish line.

David - I hope you have done slightly more training than you are saying and that the marathon doesn't make you cry like a baby. It is a little disappointing that Monday is a Bank Holiday as I am looking forward to reading all about it!! 

Good luck to everyone else running too.

 

 

Thank you very much skinny fetish fan! yes i hope for nice weather as I am not a fan running around in the rain for hours

03/05/2013 at 15:56
Skinny Fetish Fan wrote (see)

Hi Jindalee - I know you have a lot to deal with in your life so just wanted to wish you very best of luck for the marathon. I hope the weather is good for you, particularly while you wait at the finish line.

David - I hope you have done slightly more training than you are saying and that the marathon doesn't make you cry like a baby. It is a little disappointing that Monday is a Bank Holiday as I am looking forward to reading all about it!! 

Good luck to everyone else running too.

 

Dustin wrote (see)

DF - man up! Enjoy the race. Its an achievement to complete a marathon, I don't expect you to run this one
hopefully you don't have a '128 hours'  incident with one of the trenches on the plain and have to sever a leg using an improvised saw made from a lucozade bottle and the drawstring from your shorts..
Hell even if you have to walk it , shouldn't take more than 6 hrs...

Jindalee - there is plenty of tea and cake at the finish and you can always pick up the 152 bus into Salisbury for a bit of shopping while you kill time waiting for DF to finish.

Good luck to everyone running this one, its a good race. I'm looking forward to hearing how you get on.


Hi Dustin

thanks for the tip! i love cakes so will have some of them and if Dave is nowhere to been seen once I am done I might go home and wait for him there Luckily we don't live too far away

03/05/2013 at 16:00
literatin wrote (see)

Jindalee, after you finish you could always do what we do on club runs and loop back to collect the slower runners.

 

 

That might be an idea but not too sure I fancy running more after I finished, Think I will go with Dustin's recommendation and stuff my face with cake while waiting for Dave. If anyone sees him on the course and overtakes him, please let me know where you saw him so I have an idea how much longer I have to wait.  ;) Cheers!

04/05/2013 at 10:54

What times are people expecting to run this? I'm guessing normal marathon time plus 20 mins, I think I am number 228, and this being my third Sunday Mara in a row I'd be happy with anything under 5 hours

04/05/2013 at 10:58
Sorry no idea what time I can manage as it's my first. I will be glad to finish and if it's in about 5h I will be very happy. My baggage label says im no 27 so if you/ anyone else see me around feel free to say hi. Also got Jindalee in black glittery letters written on the back of my (pink) shirt
04/05/2013 at 11:18

Oh well hard to spot then, will keep an eye out for No. 27 I'll write my EKGO name on my number so give me a shout I'll wear either a hi-viz green coloured top or black Manchester mara tee shirt depending on sunshine, it will be a good day looking forward to it

04/05/2013 at 11:56
Will keep an eye out for 228. Should be a good day tomorrow. Really looking forward to it.
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