is hull a safe place to run/visit?
I really think you should stay at home, in fact stay in BED.
That way you should stay nice and safe.
cant do that!just someone from my family went to hull and had their car mirrors ripped off in daylight and came across a gang blocking the road!so am entitled to feel apprehensive about going there
The bridge is big and nasty, long way down to the water, it can be windy, it could even rain-I would stick to the tredmill !!
There were serious issues with the 2012 race such that any runners should seriously consider whether they want to enter it in 2013. See this Hull Marathon thread.
i don't live in hull! i just wanted people who have done this to confirm whether the race was based in a safer area of the city.i guess am thinking of a spectators point of view too.wouldnt want to finish the race to find my other half had been mugged!
am sure hull is prob ok.but live 160 miles from the place.the marathon course looks excellent but have heard that the area is very rough! so any constructive comments rather than silly ones/pisstakes would be much appreciated. thankyou.
in response to wilkie-so much for telling me to stay in bed.i am doing an ironman in snowdon later in the year so am prob less lazy than yourself! dont waste time posting pisstake remarks
I'm from Hull....it's safe enough in an organised event but a bit of a no-go area if you were to go for a recreational run on your own with ipods and fancy watches and things. Lots of unsavoury people about (to put it politely)! As soon as you get out of the city centre it’s ok. But after this year's marathon there was a lot of complaining about the course not being measured properly, lack of race markers, few organisers etc. Better places and events to run in to be honest.
lol.snowdon is dangerous for physically killing you with the hills!lovely area to visit though.cheers for info reebswift.im sorry you can't pride your hometown.its a shame when an area with nice landmarks gets ruined by a few unsavoury people.humber bridge does look awesome mate.
i think they should organise a marathon event going over severn bridge.i do travel around the country a lot.in fact i use my marathon running as an excuse to see places in the uk i otherwise would not go to.
i've done the london marathon 3 times.thats enough for me!i like to support growing marathons in different cities around the uk. hull,manchester,brighton,liverpool,lancaster are all on a to do list for me.and the chester marathon is worth doing as well,did that last year.
ps-think they should bring a full 26 to leeds as well
it's very easy to give places like Hull a bashing. I've done the Hull 10k, Humber Bridge 10k, and Humber Bridge Half Marathon. As far as I'm concerned the support was amazing and everything completely safe.
Just because some people have read about or seen a TV programme written by some delusional southern sensationalistic journalist they shouldn't base the real facts on that. Everywhere has it's good and bad parts north and south.
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