Sarsen Trail, Neolithic Marathon and Cycle Ride - Wilts

has anyone done it? going to do it?

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29/04/2013 at 22:10
EKGO wrote (see)

What's the weather going to be, Manchester was cool and dry just about right

 

hopefully it will be like this on Sunday. You are coming down from Manchester? That is a long way....

30/04/2013 at 09:20

Hya Yes its a trek but it looks like it could be worth it, it'll be three Marathon Sundays on the trot so I'll be coating this one, I'll stay in Swindon on the Saturday and drive home afterwards

30/04/2013 at 20:01
EKGO wrote (see)

What's the weather going to be, Manchester was cool and dry just about right

 

EKGO wrote (see)

Hya Yes its a trek but it looks like it could be worth it, it'll be three Marathon Sundays on the trot so I'll be coating this one, I'll stay in Swindon on the Saturday and drive home afterwards

 

That a lot of Marathon weekends. Sorry I cannot comment on the event as I have never done it before, (its my first Marathon anyway) According to my phone the weather for Sunday is sunny at 14  celsius. Hopefully it wont change

 

01/05/2013 at 16:15
MC5 wrote (see)

Hi everyone. Haven't done the S.T. before; looking at my race pack for next weekend it says the water stops will have water only. Guessing that means no energy drinks / food etc. Do many people run this with a trail backpack?

 

Hi All.   Like MC5, I'm interested in what to take - was planning on a small backpack (or waist pack) with a couple of bars and gels, some ibruprofen and foot tape which is what I take when I'm out by myself.  Don't see any reason to change that.  I was thinking a roll up bottle migh be handy to fill up from the water stations.  Any advice welcome.

It's my first marathon and first post on this forum so go easy on me!

Rich

01/05/2013 at 16:45
Rich Cassidy wrote (see)
MC5 wrote (see)

Hi everyone. Haven't done the S.T. before; looking at my race pack for next weekend it says the water stops will have water only. Guessing that means no energy drinks / food etc. Do many people run this with a trail backpack?

 

Hi All.   Like MC5, I'm interested in what to take - was planning on a small backpack (or waist pack) with a couple of bars and gels, some ibruprofen and foot tape which is what I take when I'm out by myself.  Don't see any reason to change that.  I was thinking a roll up bottle migh be handy to fill up from the water stations.  Any advice welcome.

It's my first marathon and first post on this forum so go easy on me!

Rich

 

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

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 15:21
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.

I can honestly say that since the Reading HM, I havent even done 10 miles ........ 

I think maybe only Jade Goody has had less preparation than me for a marathon. But sometimes in life its about digging deep. Putting your balls on the chopping block even when you can see the knife swinging down.

Even I wouldnt think I can do it in the 4 and a half I claimed straight after Reading, but then I never forsaw my complete lack of effort (ahem I mean injury) coming. But at the end of the day we're not trying to put a man on the moon or climb mt everest, its just about travelling ...... a very long way.

So don't worry, I plan to suck it up! Some guy had to cut his hand off after being trapped by a rock for 120 odd hours ....... surely I can put up with some pain in my knee for a few hours.

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 15:48
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.

But then I would have to hang around the finish while she does that ......

 
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