Ran this for the 2nd time ,in 3:02, with a painful +ve split.
looking to next year for my 1st Marathon, how do you think this compares to a flat-ish road marathon?
It starts & finishes at the Rugby club, there is the rugby pitch, with Belper town centre only 2 min's, walk away.
My family drove up to the Bear Pub at Alderwasley, which is about 10 miles in, I think the highest point of the run.
That funny, it might have been my Son on the hose, he was having a great time hosing people down at the end.
last year was pretty hot, I struggled in at 3:35 for the 18.5 miles, and ran the Ashby 20, in 2:39,this year, so there's a fair bit of extra effort if you are normally a road runner.
I ran it last year, great event & course, but pretty tough. I am into a 10 week training plan for this year, peaking at a 20 mile run, which still might not be enough to compensate for the hills!
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