Last long run for me too on Saturday. It's a coastal marathon so will be good practice with those coastal winds Dutch talks of at least!
After that, like most, I will have runs dictated by work and Christmas do's, so fits a taper period well!
Good luck to all on injuries and illnesses - 3 weeks out still so should be ok to recover. And I wouldn't worry about impact on times as that close to Christmas I'm sure most of us will be looking at nothing more than finishing it and enjoying it... although to be true that's me pretty much all year when it comes to running!
I entered last week too as thought that they would fill soon - not sure yet that I can definitely do it, always hard to plan that far ahead with Christmas and families
I have the Kanadia too but while I'll use them for BHM this Saturday, I was expecting to be in road shoes for this. I was the last time I ran it (in it's first year - 3 ago was it?). There's some trail but even that is mostly proper footpath, with more than half the course on tarmac no?
This is more like it! It didn't seem like BHM week without people discussing the weather and trail shoes or not!
I do remember 2009 well - my first year having had people rave about this course to me and couldn't barely see a thing! I also didn't have trail shoes at that time but fortunately the mud was deep enough that I didn't slip that much!
Agree with WiB in second post, sums them up nicely, having run twice with them
Only issue I had was partly of my making: Sussex coastal ultra was full earlier this year so I entered the marathon anyway and emailed them to see if able to trade up, which they allowed me to by paying extra £10 on day for ultra. That I did and they applied a sticker to my number to state ultra, but they didn't change my chip and so it remained set for the marathon. This meant I was given a marathon finishers tag and listed in the results for that race rather than the ultra.
Emailed them 3x about correcting results but they never did manage to.
On the positive, they were gracious in initial email reply understanding extra £10 and 10km was a lot for nothing and did send me a buff by way of apology together with an ultra finishers tag. Also, the results still listing my CP times in the marathon will at least give people a laugh as it looks like I hit the mother of all walls from last CP through to finish as this for me included the extra 10km, 7 sisters and all!
Overall I'd still run their events again as the courses all seem to be hard, beautiful and well sign-posted and chatting at races suggests many runners return. Just hope for the high event cost that the organisation keeps improving (as this year started 45m late which on a cold, very wet morning was not good!)
I've followed that advice and entered, thanks. Live nearby and sounds appealing at this price as well as that it's an area I haven't run before. And with an early Saturday start - perfect!
I saw the maps on the Vanguard site, so will probably have a look through out of interest before hand. I saw the Lloyds Park for the start, what's the turnaround please anyone? (not that interested that I'm going to get a ruler out and measure out the 13m!)