Shrewsbury Marathon

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12/06/2013 at 13:08

Hey all, the packs are going out tomorrow (according to another forumite who's been pestering them).

What are these hills you talk of?!?!  Yer_maj said it was FLAT!

12/06/2013 at 14:30

It's not flat, there's an uphill section on castle st which isn't too steep, a sharp and short up hill at Claremont and another uphill section in kings land.


12/06/2013 at 22:37

Does anyone know if you can enter on the day? I am doing Trail Marathon Wales the day before and if that goes ok I might do Shrewsbury.

13/06/2013 at 20:59

I have just emailed the organisers about the route through the Quarry Park. I worry that the eventual route will mean running up and down the same path the whole length of the park three times. Surely the route will have been accurately measured by now so they must be able to publicise it. I ran the rest of the route the other week and its quite tough for an urban half/full marathon, so I don't think there will be many pb's. Still its a beautiful town in a beautiful county, but there again i'm bias being a Shrewsbury boy!! Just hope the organisers get it right!!!

15/06/2013 at 21:22

Last 9 mile run done this morning, significantly faster than my target marathon pace of 9:40-10 min miling so now all depends how things go next week. I may still try and get down after work for a little stroll around the route. How's the tapering going ? 

16/06/2013 at 21:17

Hi all 12 mile done this morning all gone ok.

Do think it might be a bit chaotic with the hm starting half hour after full, still sure it will be fun.Good luck to everyone! 

16/06/2013 at 21:53

This time next week . . .

I did 10 steady today. Felt tough but I feel pretty well prepared. I share concerns about the Quarry but I hope that the HM won`t be too much of a factor; if I`m looking for 3.50 - 4.00 then I shouldn`t be lapped by too many HMers should I?

17/06/2013 at 15:05

1:40 on the bike Saturday, 40mins aerobic training in the gym.  Some physio, achillies feeling as good as it has for several months, which is to say crap

Glad everyone seems to be going well.

Yeah the HM could be a bit of a pain, all those stragglers to pass for ages. Hopefully theres plenty of room, nothing worse than having to chop and change to get round people.

Forecast is 12-17C which isn't too bad at all, some rain and 12mph wind

17/06/2013 at 15:44
Radar Sal wrote (see)

Hey all, the packs are going out tomorrow (according to another forumite who's been pestering them).

What are these hills you talk of?!?!  Yer_maj said it was FLAT!

I most certainly did not

17/06/2013 at 17:30

Pack arrived today, now looking forward to it.Strange place for an after party though! Great pub as it is though! Bit small I'd a thought

17/06/2013 at 18:12

I hadn't read the bit about The Loggerheads - I've not been there since I was about 16

17/06/2013 at 18:24

The Loggerheads was my teenage local!

17/06/2013 at 18:28

Mine the late 1980's!

17/06/2013 at 18:29

You two can relive your youth!!

17/06/2013 at 18:29

our paths might've crossed!

17/06/2013 at 18:32

Heh - I was at the 6th form college from 1987-1989 so they may well have done

17/06/2013 at 19:06

And the seats / stools in Loggerheads are so comfortable, aren`t they!? Not! Love the place but I don`t think I`ll be fit to negotiate such an uncomfortable boozer. Hope to grab a pint at Salopian!

17/06/2013 at 20:36

Ok folks so my pack has arrived, and as an out of towner driving down from Mold at silly o clock in the morning, I'm a bit nervous about that narrow window of shuttle buses. Staring at 730 from the New Meadow and then advising be one before 0800 to get to the start . Can any locals advise of better parking within a mile or so or up to 30 min wal from the start ?

17/06/2013 at 20:39

Head for Copthorne - no residents parking and you can walk down Porthill Road to the Quarry in 20 minutes easily

17/06/2013 at 20:41

I`m sure someone will help rob. We`re in a nearby hotel but I`d imagine parking near to the footbridge that goes into the Quarry from the Frankwell / Welsh Bridge area will be possible. You going down to try this week?

My pack arrived today too!

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