I am doing it with a vengance this year. Only the half, but i had to walk one or two bits last year, since i went a bit too fast to start with, and didnt appreciate the hills, and there are lots of them. But i know whats coming up now, and i cant wait to do it. Wish it was 6th May now. Its a hard race, but very enjoyable.
For anyone not done it. My advice is, take it slow and consistent, wear something very light since it gets very hot out there, and bring your own water. And dont worry about your time. If you can do it without stopping, walking at all, then you are doing well. It is bloody hard, but it is a beast that one must face.
I will not try to run the hills, but will just keep on jogging, even if it is a slow pace. I hear what your saying though. Good advice.
My favourite Marathon.
I'll be there!
I'm up for the marathon! WIll be my first fully off road marathon.
Strategy will be to walk the hills and try and run as much of the rest as possible, but mainly to keep moving forward the whole time.
I'd say pretty similar to the Stinger, hopefully with better weather but no cooked breakfast.
Cheers - Raymond
Hello Suffolk Punch - I remember you trying to help me sort out my transport problems to Halstead a couple of years ago You have a good strategy there.
I've done it the last two years and I don't mind the out and back to Devil's Dyke as it's a good turning point cos it's uphill, turn around, downhill.
Hmmm Ghostrider, it wasn't that hot in 2010 , I came down those last two miles like a downhill skier as I was so desperate to finish before I succumbed to hypothermia.That was possibly the only negative split I have ever done.
Weather can't be any worse than it was for the Stinger this year..........can it ????
Not done this one before but as it's local I'll be there. Really looking forward to getting back to a proper run after plodding the streets of Brighton and Hove last week
I felt sorry for those marshalling in 2010. At the Chanctonbury waterstation the full cups of water were just being blown straight off the table by the wind which had joined the freezing rain to make it a memorable event.
Guy - I've done both this and Greensands but I find it hard to compare . I think Greensands would be trickier in bad weather and has some narrower and more frequent ups and downs but a lovely almost downhill last quarter whereas 3 forts has long stretches of typical South Downs chalk trail and is a mile longer.
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