THE SUSSEX MARATHON FESTIVAL

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05/10/2010 at 23:22

     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?

06/10/2010 at 22:06
Dear Dicci,

I have written to the course organizer. They are still trying to finalize the route. Credit to them that they answer email enquiries super-duper fast. Once the course is set with the town council, I am told that it will be made known online.

Happy Running! God bless you.

10/10/2010 at 22:39
I've just entered this too - didn't get into London and Brighton is now full. Am hoping its not too hilly!
31/10/2010 at 14:18

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.

13/11/2010 at 19:27
Still nothing on the website about the route. Would really like to know before entering.
M...eldy    pirate
13/11/2010 at 19:30
Which ever way you go out of Battle you will hit a hill,  I would bank on it being undulating ...
13/11/2010 at 22:07
To be honest I don't mind the odd hill. Over marathon distance it's nice to use different muscles. I found the gentle undulations of Halstead quite relieving on my blown quads!.
M...eldy    pirate
13/11/2010 at 22:10
I'd say it would be similar to Halstead whichever route they take !
13/11/2010 at 22:19
Sounds good.  Could be a nice whistle wetter for Brighton and London
Edited: 13/11/2010 at 22:20
16/11/2010 at 21:07

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

19/12/2010 at 00:10

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

http://www.bikehike.co.uk/

Edited: 19/12/2010 at 10:17
19/12/2010 at 15:54

Could be interesting the day after Crawley 6 hour track race! 

Need to find somewhere cheap and cheerful to stay

M...eldy    pirate
19/12/2010 at 16:00
Kaz, Hastings will be cheaper than Battle for places to stay and not too far away either
19/12/2010 at 16:05
Thanks Melds, makes more sense to find something closer to Battle/Hastings than Crawley.  Well I'm sure it will come the Sunday morning!
19/12/2010 at 17:15

I have a comfy floor.

There are a couple of travel lodge type thingies on A22, one Bowship end the other Polegate end.

19/12/2010 at 18:17
Ta
B66
08/01/2011 at 11:11

Good Morning

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?

08/01/2011 at 14:54
it is a very hilly area.... i can definitely vouch that it isn't flat, can't compare marathons because i haven't done either but it won't be an easy run
19/01/2011 at 13:32
Just entered this race for my first marathon! Cannot wait! buzzing
11/02/2011 at 17:46

I've emailed the organisers twice now about a risk assessment/insurers, but no response.

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