I've entered the Sussex Marathon as I didn't get a place for London (would have done Brighton again but I'm working!).
Has anyone else applied?
Sounds like it should be a good route, well, scenic anyway if not too flat! Anyone on here from down that way and know much about the course?
I might do this (instead of Halstead) as there are some great training run opportunities in around London that correspond nicely with the April 3rd date. Anyone driving down from London?? I'd have to travel down on the day so it all depends on the train times or if I can get a lift -- as I don't have a car.
Apparently it's not traffic free, which i'm not too bothered about as long as I don't get heckled or run over.
judging from the pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/54931852@N06/
Bodle street green, Ashburnham place, Penshurst are all shown so that's the area west of Battle... it's a reasonably hilly area but nothing tooooooooo bad
haven't pulled the trigger on it yet, but it should be a good one
The course map is up - I've mapped it on various different websites and had a massive range of elevation details -
Bikehike and my Garmin both make it 2,000 feet plus.Map my run 1,000 feet. If you compare terrain profiles you can see why - I wouldn't trust the mapmyrun profile at all.
The final part of the route takes you along Powdermill lane, now that is hilly. (approx 50m climb over the last mile ).
approx marathon route
Download the gpx file and upload it into bikehike
Could be interesting the day after Crawley 6 hour track race!
Need to find somewhere cheap and cheerful to stay
I have a comfy floor.
There are a couple of travel lodge type thingies on A22, one Bowship end the other Polegate end.
mapmyrun beta has this run mapped.....it shows elevation gain at over 300m.....compared to halstead at about 110m.....can this really be the case? Anyone have any thoughts on this course/accuracy of mapmyrun?
I've emailed the organisers twice now about a risk assessment/insurers, but no response.
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