Can you enter any on the day??
Having entered GNR and GSR (2011) and Bath Half and Milton Keynes Marathon (first marathon) this year, I sustained an injury and had to pull out of all four events.
These four events cost me nearly £150!
Now I'm recovered from the injury and have started training again after a 9 month break. Have done a few 10ks without any problems, so I want to fulfil my dream of doing that marathon.
To give sufficient time for training, I'm looking to Spring next year, but I'm concerned about paying so far in advance again (as I did with Milton Keynes) and then something going wrong and losing yet more money.
Are there any sizeable marathon events (suitable for a first marathon) where you can enter on the day, or where the entries tend to stay open up to a couple of weeks before?
I was really disappointed to have to pull out of Milton Keynes (which is next weekend), as it seemed a nice route for a first marathon.
When(ish) and what area?
As per what Wilkie said but that is in 3 weeks time. With 9 months out I guess that you are looking at Autmn?
Where is Halstead?
I'm in South Wales, but happy to travel.
Looking for something Nov (12) through to Mar/April (13).
Might try and find out how quickly Milton Keynes filled up this year and perhaps consider that one again next year. Wil be interesting to read reviews after next weekend.
Just googled Halstead - thanks for this and will certainly bear it in mind. Would never have known about it.
Good to see from website that they advertised the number of entries "on the day" left (in 2011) and that you can also enter so close to this year's race date.
Route looks good too.
Thanks for the info.
Do MK allow you to defer until next year?
Would be worth contacting the organisers to find out
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