Hello out there.
Just entered the above.
Anyone done it before? Would be good to have an idea of what to expect. Hope for flat and fast?
If its the same course as last year, it was super flat so should be a fast course. 2 laps.
Very very hot day last year.....so not so fast!
Was a strange Summer! You going back?
I did Mablethorpe last year it was my first full Marathon - mainly because it is flat!
The Team who organise this are fab and make huge efforts to get this event together.
They made extra efforts last year to cope with the extreme weather conditions by laying on extra extra water stations (the year previous to that was brass monkeys weather) The Marshalls are brilliantly supportive and I couldn't fault any of it.
Most people who reviewed last years event gave it the thumbs up, you'll not please everybody all the time but generally people seeem to rate it well.
Thanks very much. Never done a race by the sea but can see the weather making all the difference. Its going to be a pb attempt so hope the weather Gods are with me/us
I'd say so.
I ran it last year and the year before. As Grumpycow said, 2010 it was brass monkey weather. Wet, windy and cold! It was a single lap course then. Last year it was about 28C when I got back to the car to drive home and a 2 lap course. Most of the last mile or so is along the promenade by the sea. Its a good event. I'd give it a big thumbs up.
Been looking at this but I think the low amount of runners is putting me off.
Not sure i could do a marathon when I won't be able to even see anybody else
Don't let that put you off - I'm sure there'll be enough there for you to see somebody all the way round.
Have a look at the results from last year - there ween't that many big gaps. And don't forget that you'll have all the supporters on the sea front pushing you along - twice!
Go on, have a go!
Yes to the chip timing, you had to collect your chips before the race last year.
I think it costs them money if they don't get them all back and of course a lot of people don't turn up on the day, don't send their chip back and then the event ends up footing the bill.
Not bottled water, but I think the energy drinks were.
I have just been having a look at this one - I would be doing the Half though
Reckon it must be flat - which is perfect for me. Just did the Leeds Half at the weekend - and it was quite hilly. I don't like hills (despite living in W Yorks).
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