I did the full marathon and enjoyed it, well organised, good on you marshals and water station helpers I felt more for them given the lovely welsh weather. The route was a tad industrial in places with some doubling back joining the half seemed a good idea I managed to overtake a number of back markers, which was good.With a small field 180 finishers you are running on your own most of the way. I liked the town, the start a very good first marathon event for the town and organisers. The most important sights for me are the mile markers especially when the legs are tired, yes I would do it again.
Hi, thanks for the advice on SNOD, I'm finding it difficult to fit in the mileage, need to buck up, 12 miles later though. Practising on decent hills in this neck of the woods will be the issue, probably a weekly hill session somewhere is the plan. I've just entered the Rivington trail half as a final prep, got to do it, it's my hometown and training ground.
I'm also in, training plan started, it has to be done, hopefully it will be my 10th marathon, this years efforts Manchester & White Peak, I know just a weekend for someone of you guys. A couple of half marathons planned Humber Bridge last Sunday, GNR and Isle of Axholme, plenty of parkruns and some local shorter races up to 10 miles for the training. The plan will peak at 45 miles per week.
Hi just popped in to tell you about the White Peak, thanks to Matlock AC, the rugby club and volunteers. What a good day out until the 20 mile cliff edge of course. A pretty warm day, fantastic scenery only 180 ish finishers, good value with a mug/goody bag and coach ride to the start. The first half gently uphill, some great views oft hills, pretty flattish for quite a way, my legs started to seize up after the 19.5 mile water station but there's two long fairly steep downhill bits, what a wheeze, then it was like a scene out of a zombie, day of the living dead movie walking/shuffling along the canal even the 0.2 miles seemed hard but finished in 4.31 then a good feeling, I'd done it. Three days later I'd like to do it again well recommended a hidden gem. There seemed a good mix of marathoners from virgins to old hands, a good start for anyone tired of the flat tarmac.