Top work lowrez. Thanks for organising again. My vote would be for the year plus direction. But they both look ace!!!!
Mr Z - The hills on their own don't kill you, its where they come in the race, particularly this year with Pollys at about 80k. Haven't yet been able to run one step up that hill - maybe this year will be the time
Well done Mac, Becca and Matt. Nice to have that d&d.
hmmm Manchester eh. Did that last year and have to say it was worst race experience ever. Route is flat so fast times are doable. But having to wait 2 hours for bag after race is my abiding memory.....
Debra - Beachy head is a fun trail marathon. Look out for the huge sausage rolls at one checkpoint and a cup of tea made to order at another. All very prim and proper!!!
What a great place for a lovely trail marathon. You run round the entire water expanse with excellent views all the time. The organisation was spot on. You have to park in a car park away from the start but they then bus you in. Worked seamlessly. The bag drop was was the easiest i have ever encountered. Find your relevant number section, leave your bag there. At then end they funneled us back through the tent to collect your bags. Easy and so simple. The race was good as well. The trails were good bike trails and the surface easy on the limbs. The course though is not a PB course. Its uppy downy most of the way but all runnable if you wanted. No really steep hills but they just kept coming. Guess its all good practice. I ran the entire race with my friends from my club and for most of the way we chatted and treated it as a long Sunday run. Finish time was 3.49 so safely in pen D but hopefully should be able to upgrade to my usual C pen in a month or so. A marathon i would recommend if you like trails and views. Certainly a lovely part of the country.