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Claire House Excalibur Marathon

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 11:40

No more information available yet but the date has been changed on the claire House site. New date is 23rd March - which should be a bit more popular.

Claire House Excalibur Marathon

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 11:19

The 2013 event has appeared on the Claire House web site. Scheduled for Sunday March 31st - which is Easter Sunday and the day after the clocks go forward, so those early starts will feel even earlier.

I'm really looking forward to running it again. This event was my first marathon and I enjoyed the longer distance so much that I've gone on to do another two off-road marathons since and have another booked in for January.

Trail Marathon Wales 2012

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 10:58
Looks like the route may be a bit tougher than expected with nearly 1500 metres of climb and a good proportion of singletrack.

Claire House Excalibur Marathon

Posted: 02/04/2012 at 20:02

Really agree about the litter. It's disgraceful. People shouldn't be allowed to carry bottles away from water stations. Most people who carried the required kit would have been topping up their own containers but there were a lot of people on the hill carrying very little in the way of safety kit and I'm sure it was the same people who dumped half empty bottles soon after the stations.

I enjoyed the event and would possibly do it again. The time of year is a difficult thing though as in other years we could have had proper winter conditions up there and the race would have been an epic.

Claire House Excalibur Marathon

Posted: 31/03/2012 at 17:24
Oh no! Bad luck TR40. Where were you parked.

Claire House Excalibur Marathon

Posted: 31/03/2012 at 15:40

Well that was interesting. There were a lot more people there than I was expecting, which really added to the occasion as I'd been a bit concerned about running along on my own.

If I could have managed my taper a bit better I think I could have gone a little quicker but I really enjoyed it overall and finished with a first -time marathon result of 5-14.

The only thing that played on my mind as I went round was that they moved the checkpoints around a bit and I was conscious that I'd given people route descriptions.

 I hope everyone else got around OK and you are happy with your results.

Claire House Excalibur Marathon

Posted: 30/03/2012 at 17:28
GR 173612. There are some diresctions about four posts back.

Claire House Excalibur Marathon

Posted: 26/03/2012 at 16:22

From the entry form.........,


. Owing to possible wintry conditions, the following must be carried: full waterproof body cover, whistle, compass and map – OS 265 Clwydian Range 1:25,000. Mug – if you require a drink en route. Additional equipment recommended to be worn/carried by each participant - spare warm winter clothes, bivi bag, gloves, hat, first-aid kit, food and emergency rations, torch.

 I assume that if the weather stays as forecast, the organiser may allow us to leave the waterproofs behind, although this may only be in favour of other full body cover.

I'll take a selection of stuff to the start just in case but if it stays as per the entry and looks like it could be a bit cold on top I'll be prepared to carry...,

Waterproof jacket with taped seams and hood, waterproof trousers with taped seams, buff, gloves, map, compass, whistle, gels, 0.5 litre bottle.

Claire House Excalibur Marathon

Posted: 26/03/2012 at 06:41

Bad news Peers. I'm sorry you won't make it but, of course, you are doing the right thing.

 Good luck with your recovery.

Claire House Excalibur Marathon

Posted: 17/03/2012 at 10:40
Repoman wrote (see)

Hi Clwydian

Thanks for your route updates - I have just pm'ed you but it looked like it bounced back Can you pls send me the gpx of the course? Many thanks!

Got your PM and replied but I need an e-mail address to send the file to.
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