Shrewsbury Marathon

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21/06/2013 at 14:31

Keith depends where we are on route for wind - as much seems to be between buildings

21/06/2013 at 16:00

And what you ate the night before. 

21/06/2013 at 16:10


21/06/2013 at 19:12

 avoid the beans !

21/06/2013 at 19:12

and curry 

21/06/2013 at 19:37

Just packing now. Got a long check-list. And realised it doesn`t have trainers on it! doh! reckon I might need em!

21/06/2013 at 20:03

LOL Egyptian Toe, just packed and forgotten the very same things! Off to Shrewsbury at lunchtime tomorrow to recce parking situation. Weather not looking too bad but wont be packing the suntan lotion. May need to find some mojo though, may be this 2 marathons in one week was not a good idea!

Enjoy last evening and day of carb loading all

21/06/2013 at 20:43

yo Mr Toe & Rabbit - hmm where s my checklist - i have one somewhere. Chip is now attached to my running shoes and i'll go check my kit. Mr Rabbit - i think some sun lotion would be good, if warm even if sunny intervals the sun can affect us - better safe than burnt . 

where wa syour last marathon ? i ve not done 2 in 7 days, but in 2011 i did Chester 14days after Berlin.

I'll be setting off from Mold v. early Sunday after some porrige

21/06/2013 at 21:12

Egyptian Toe, the Premier Inn is on the recourse and only a 5 to 10 min stalk to the start. It's also very new (opened earlier this year) so should be nice, especially for your kids.

i would Park in Frankwell and walk over the suspension foot bridge, much cheaper than using the multi story adjacent to the hotel.

ive just pinned my number on and attached my chip to my trainers.

have to work tomorrow but will take a walk up to see set up in the quarry at lunch time.

Shrews is usually fairly protected from bad wind conditions so should be ok, as long as the curry is ok the night before ! 

I will be wearing an orange Adidas t shirt with Shrek on the back, be sure to say hello if you see me (actual name is Nick)

21/06/2013 at 21:39

Wrexham Rob..tis Mrs Brer. Hardmoors marathon last Sunday-fantastico! This will be number 8 marathon of my mission to do 13 in 2013 so it is just a -complete it job!

Shrek-good info there re. wind factor..forecast looks a bit blustery

21/06/2013 at 22:31

Thanks Shrek. Might well use your parking tip, although hotel says it`s about £8 to park in Undercroft, behind Premier Inn. Frankwell is £4 for 10 hours, which we`d need to pay twice - ?

We`ll have a wander to the Quarry tomorrow too and maybe lunch at Monty`s.

21/06/2013 at 22:46

oops MRS Brer  sorry , i must look that one up . Mr Toe - i think i managed to find a Shrewsbury council car parks fees web site - Frankwell is £2 all day sunday, not sure saturday 

21/06/2013 at 22:49 i think Frankwell charges only for 10hrs no charges after 6 according to this 

21/06/2013 at 22:50

Thanks Rob.

22/06/2013 at 06:48

Yep, Sundays are cheaper to park and this is away from the roads closures so you can move the car if needed.

weather looks good today in Shrews so fingers crossed it will be good tomorrow ttoo safe journeys for anyondr travelling in today. 

Im off to work sadly but will have a look at set up around town and report llater

just hope my knee holds up, I dislocated the knee cap earlier yet his year and its a long recovery.

22/06/2013 at 07:23

Thanks Shrek have a good day. Oo knee sounds bad

22/06/2013 at 12:45

Weather pretty smeggy, hopefully the wind will drop.  Good luck everyone, hope you all reach your targets.

22/06/2013 at 14:50

WrexhamRob, Shrek and Egytian Toe, will we be able to access those normal public car parks (Frankwell etc) due to the road closures for the race? 

Info in the race pack says that roads will be closed "very early" and it encourages competitors to use the park and ride at Shrews football club.

22/06/2013 at 15:32

I'm aiming to get to Frankwell before 0800 , as Shrek I think says it is not on the route, and if you approach from ? Oswestry direction early should be able to get there . It's got 700 spaces to I can't see them closing that 

22/06/2013 at 15:34

I think road signs I saw on Thursday said 0800 closures . I just didn't fancy the 1/2 hr window for shuttle busses, start 073o marathoners advised to arrive by 8, but I just like to get places early

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