Winter UK marathon

Any ideas for a UK (preferably England for travelling) marathong anytime from November

16 messages
12/05/2013 at 20:31

Would love to do a marathon in Nov/Dec/Jan - preferably a quiet one that isn't full. Early Oct is a very busy time for me so lochness etc are out. And Abingdon full

Ideas welcome

M...eldy    pirate
12/05/2013 at 21:00

Luton is early December I believe ?

12/05/2013 at 21:13

I just checked the website, and there isn't a Luton marathon this year - the council is digging up the start/finish area.  Any other ideas?

 

M...eldy    pirate
12/05/2013 at 21:16

Oh!!    handy 

Beachy Head, late October, cannot reccomend highly enough

12/05/2013 at 21:17

Portsmouth Coastal?

12/05/2013 at 21:26

Is Beachy Head mega hilly - cycled round there last year... Will look at Portsmouth, when is it?

Thanks all

12/05/2013 at 21:40

Porstouth is December 22nd....I'm looking at this one

12/05/2013 at 23:52

A winter marathong?  That sounds tough, uncomfortable and very very chilly.

Pudge    pirate
13/05/2013 at 05:55

I've signed up for this one...

http://www.hillrunner.org.uk/info2.cfm?info_id=218855 

I ran a similar race put on by the same organiser earlier this year. It was brutal, but brilliant, all rolled into one.

13/05/2013 at 06:35

Portsmouth is excellent.

Are you going to be there this year HC?

13/05/2013 at 06:48

Also might be worth checking out the Enigma marathons.

The current one's late in the year are already full, but they ran over Christmas last year, so maybe they will again this year?

13/05/2013 at 07:26

Newcastle racecourse mara?

13/05/2013 at 07:48

Pudge - interesting one, how many days did you sign up for?
I'm tempted now....

Pudge    pirate
13/05/2013 at 07:55
Dustin wrote (see)

Pudge - interesting one, how many days did you sign up for?
I'm tempted now....

Just the one Dustin, though I believe that quite a few people have signed up for the full five days.  If the course is anything like the one earlier this year, then it will be well worth doing.

13/05/2013 at 08:19
runningpaula wrote (see)

Porstouth is December 22nd....I'm looking at this one

It was definitely hard last year but a lot of good reports about it. Being in Pompey there's always a small issue with the wind/rain.

Tenjiso wrote (see)

Also might be worth checking out the Enigma marathons.

The current one's late in the year are already full, but they ran over Christmas last year, so maybe they will again this year?

There will also be a christmas enigma this year but they havent opened it yet. It's normally around 14-16 December if I remember correctly. I'll be at a fair few Enigma events. It's a great confidence booster and allows you to drop off/pick up clothing if you're cold.

Also Saxon Shore is in December. Great crowd as well. http://www.saxon-shore.com/

30/06/2013 at 10:56

I've just signed up for the Porstmough Marathon, looks like an interesting tough trail course so it'll definately mean you'll earn your Christmas dinner


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