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Is there a Sheffield Marathon?

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 21:47

There are bigger cities that don't have a marathon.  

Beacon Trail Half Marathon

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 15:32

Don't worry Digger, the flat ones just mean you have to run faster!

How far to travel for events.

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 11:55

My rule of thumb is that I will travel the length of the race from my house.

for example there are four marathons within a 26.2 mile radius of my house, and I did them all this year. 

The only time I went outside this radius for a marathon was for the Picnic Marathon, which is obviously a rather unique event.

Beacon Trail Half Marathon

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 22:16

1860 feet of ascent. 

It it is probably one of the tougher half marathons in the UK!

Beacon Trail Half Marathon

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 20:14
This race debuts next weekend, and I am in. It is going to be a tough course, but is picturesque one. Might become something special if they get the detail right.

LECIESTER Marathon Oct 2014-needing reassurance!!

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 21:16

Tamsisn, if you want a bigger challenge, I could suggest the Charnwood Marathon in March.  Add about an hour to your Leicester Marathon time, and that will be about right. 

Leicester Marathon 2014

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 22:22

In terms of the gun time being your official time, I think that the organisers are merely following the established convention.  A chip time would not be accepted as a Boston qualifying time for example.  I personally think that chip time is fairer, for the reasons given, but it is a comparatively recent invention. 

Leicester Marathon 2014

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 21:55

I always catch the bus home from St Margaret’s after this event, and it has become a bit of a post race ritual to walk down New Walk, and try to lend encouragement to the people still coming in. 

Good point about the water in plastic cups Steve.  The best possible upgrade, would be to use those ice pop like bags full of water, like they have at the Nottingham Marathon.  They are very practical. 

Christelle, congratulations on finishing your first marathon! 

We are lucky to have this event in Leicester, since many much larger cities, do not have a major city marathon. 

Ultra Marathon

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 21:51

Thanks booktrunk. 

OK Richard, tell me what training you would typically do for a marathon?

Ultra Marathon

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 21:30

Are you taking the one day, or two day option?

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