Vanguard Way Marathon

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01/06/2013 at 20:00
Will the route be marked or is map/note reading required?
11/06/2013 at 21:59

The website doesn't seem to say anything about the event itself. I presume it is for runners, rather than walkers?

12/06/2013 at 05:21

The route itself is fairly well marked with finger posts and little discs on the gates and styles in East Sussex at least. I wouldn't want to try and follow it without a map. ESx have been having a revamp of their finger posts and signage along a lot of paths.

Do you have a Garmin or similar GPS watch that you can dl the map route to?

The event is being hosted by the 100 marathon club so I would presume runners. I can't access their website though.

12/06/2013 at 21:49

Ah, of course. The psychopaths that are the 100-marathon club. It should be a good event with them organising it. Their website is working at the moment, as I keep it on my favourites - http://www.100marathonclub.org.uk/.

17/06/2013 at 09:14

I think it's for runners and walkers. Yes we could do with a bit more information, couldn't we?

 

17/06/2013 at 21:47
Ok sorry for neglecting you people , the route will be marked so it gets you up and out onto the north downs, lots of trail routes to navigate but all entrants will be emailed a detailed map/route and can pick one p on the day itself, I will be impossible to get lost on this route as you will be following some of the most experienced trail runners in the United Kingdom !
This is challenge and I hope the low entry of ??10 does not deter you, mainly to encourage a lot of the 100 marathon members along to take this on as the annual AGM race .
You can also enter via Run Britain too, so pls check their site out, which has some details , I'll probably only accept up to 200 runners , as I want this event to both unique and enjoyable for all runners / standards taking part .
Thanks
Gareth
18/06/2013 at 15:15

This could be useful for me as someone central London based who is trying to train for an off-road event in September.

Gareth - can you give us some idea about marshalling, water stations &c?  

18/06/2013 at 18:30
Water stations every 6 miles , so start then 6 miles then 13 miles , then 19 miles then the finish , which is fine for most runners , you can always carry a bottle if you feel it necessary

I will get marshals to help at key crossings , but basically you will be on trail paths with nothing holding you up

It's the best value full trail marathon for only ??10 if you are affiliated to a club, oath wise ??12 , great value I can assure you !!

Regards

Gareth
Race Director VGW marathon
27/06/2013 at 11:03

Ok, I'll do this. Will sign up on payday when I've got £12 to spare!

27/06/2013 at 17:29
That is excellent news 33riggins ! The entries will be closing soon as I have to order for the entry numbers, so please bear that in mind ! Many thanks
27/06/2013 at 20:14

Sounds good. Do you need the SAE as requested on the universal entry form or will information be by email with number pick up on the day?

28/06/2013 at 14:49

I've signed up Gareth, looking forward to it!

28/06/2013 at 15:44

Any chance I can get number 33? 

29/06/2013 at 12:30

Hello Gareth ... I was planning to enter this event in about a week's time, after doing the Croydon Ultra (getting a idea of the area!) but I don't want to miss out ... do you think you will still be accepting entries then? Cheers.

29/06/2013 at 14:07

entries on the day???

 

04/07/2013 at 23:24
Possibly , I will keep entries to 100 maximum so there is space for another 30 runners right now. Ultra bobbin , unlikely to do entries on the day, better to play safe and book your place up . The entry fee is only ??10 for affil.

Riggin I'll see what I can do about your special 33 number.....!

Thanks

Gareth
QB
05/07/2013 at 12:51

I've followed that advice and entered, thanks. Live nearby and sounds appealing at this price as well as that it's an area I haven't run before. And with an early Saturday start - perfect!

I saw the maps on the Vanguard site, so will probably have a look through out of interest before hand. I saw the Lloyds Park for the start, what's the turnaround please anyone? (not that interested that I'm going to get a ruler out and measure out the 13m!)

05/07/2013 at 19:09
Turnaround as per the vanguard way website just before the you get to the road a25 after taking the pedestrian bridge over the m25 passing a farm and sand quarry place.
Approx 13 miles
05/07/2013 at 20:39

Entry in. Fingers crossed I don't get lost!

05/07/2013 at 22:06
I'll send all the runners via email, a full map description from google maps , plus a written directions , plus there will tape and arrow signs marking the route out and back , you really only need to be able to navigate 13 miles, because then you will return , you should have no problems navigating . Thanks .
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