So apparently someone has also missed out on the half marathon in London too ..

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Tommygun2    pirate
08/02/2013 at 14:59

Hmmm Maybe you are on some sort of black list DF3.

Maybe change your name by deedpole

08/02/2013 at 15:09

yep, missed out again too. and this is actually my local half marathon.

still at 46 quid, they can forget it from now on...

08/02/2013 at 15:14
Missed out too.. Never mind. Saving ??46 plus travel to London and staying at a hotel as trains dont run that early to get there on time on race day.
08/02/2013 at 15:22

Same here, 3rd attempt. Damn!

08/02/2013 at 15:23

This is my local, so the amount I save on travel and accomodation make the really high entry fee more bearable. Though sadly no place for me either!

08/02/2013 at 15:24

At least you are £46 better off now. You can probably do 2 races with that money.

08/02/2013 at 15:28

yep. but it would be nice is someone could run a cheap and cheerful HM in central london. closest thing at the moment is Ealing - which doesn't exactly have sights.

08/02/2013 at 15:32

It would be nice but seeing as they are selling out at £46 there is no reason for anyone to do that.

08/02/2013 at 15:32

A quick google shows Basingstoke & Cardiff having half-marathons on the same day. The £46 might just cover the train tickets.

There are other half marathons 

Admittedly neither sound as scenic!

08/02/2013 at 15:38

Could anyone recommend any half marathons in autumn time around the London area for under £30? Ealing is £32 and as previously said may not be the most scenic of routes.

Tommygun2    pirate
08/02/2013 at 15:47

This one is not to far out from London and cost £20

08/02/2013 at 16:01

anyone know of a nice trail half in autumn, pref in the south east? I've never done a trail and would like to give it a go. Not one of these sufferathons through iced-over mud, but a pleasant, flat-ish trail.

I had a look at the New Forest Marathon and half marathon in Sept, which looks like it would be fun. Anyone done this or similar?

08/02/2013 at 16:08

DF3 - I know you are joking, but the Basingstoke half course actually avoids the town (apart from the start and finish) and if you're quick you can get to the station without being recognised.
Jordan lacking class? How dare you, she is a role model for 000s of girls (well at least those in the Basingstoke Wetherspoons) 

08/02/2013 at 16:11
There is the Clarendon marathon between Salisbury and Winchester in early Oct.
I'm pretty sure they do a half.
08/02/2013 at 16:12

Ginger - Farnham Pilgrim comes recommended...15th Sep half and full marathon options

Farnham half/full

Edited: 08/02/2013 at 16:12
08/02/2013 at 16:17

im doing an off road marathon on sunday for 8 POUNDS!!

get a hot meal at the end with that aswell PLUS check points to stop at and scoff cakes and the like 

08/02/2013 at 16:27

Yep, I missed out again. Seems I never am successful when it comes down to ballotted races !

08/02/2013 at 16:37
Hmm... yes would be interesting to know how many of the extra 3500 places went to charity as this year there will be 16000 runners ( from 12500 last year)
08/02/2013 at 16:39

I've never had trouble getting into the Royal Parks, I must be on the other list  but I'll be on holiday in early October so didn't enter this year, it might have been my year to be disappointed.

Ealing is supposed to be very good, a fair few people from my local parkrun did it last year and raved about it. You won't get the landmarks of Royal Parks, but it's run in quite a nice area.

Otherwise Bournemouth Marathon Festival on 5th-6th October looks quite good, and they are hosting the Speed of Light this year - a couple of my mates did it in Edinburgh last year and enjoyed it. Races from 5km - marathon.

Edited: 08/02/2013 at 16:40
08/02/2013 at 16:42
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)
Jason Wintin wrote (see)

im doing an off road marathon on sunday for 8 POUNDS!!

get a hot meal at the end with that aswell PLUS check points to stop at and scoff cakes and the like 

On the down side it is through the estates of Slough


glad to see you will be joining me then 

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