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Greater Manchester Marathon

Posted: 27/03/2012 at 17:58

It's simple really, they say the cost of the marathon is £46, when actually it's £51!

I'm sorry, but I wouldn't enter a race at £50 so I feel pretty miffed that I missed the text telling me it was pick up pack only to then be told you can have the race number delivered but at a cost of £5. How is registered delivery £5 for a 6 gram/A4 parcel!

On eBay, I would have identified the terms at the very start, because they make them nice and obvious, clearly these aren't obvious because there are more than one person complaining.

I am thankful for living in Manchester, but for those people who do not and now have to travel in on a Friday or Saturday is just ridiculous. I'd like to get an insight into how much money they will be raising off the back of this and where this money will be going. Surely the £46 covers everything race related.



Greater Manchester Marathon

Posted: 27/03/2012 at 13:40

This is horrendous, the race entry fee is £46 and now I have to pay another £5 to have my race number posted to me! And then I don't even receive my goody bag, the bag that I have paid for - joke!

Why would a race director want to re-invent the wheel for entering races? Every race I have entered the race number has always been sent to me via post or easily picked up on the day without any queueing issues and without any further cost. Why oh why would I want to go to Stretford leisure centre and queue up with thousands of people the day before the race!

The organisers must have known the delivery strategy of race numbers and goody bags before the release of the notification sent out today to all registered runners. If I had known that I was going to be fleeced another £5 for entering this marathon I would have kept my place for London instead.

I can't believe how poorly organised and communicated this has been to registered runners, extremely disappointed does not discribe enough, my feeling towards the manchester marathon right now. I chose Manchester over London because I am from Salford and it would be great to run around the area and take part in a great occassion. However this has really tainted the day for me and the thought of having to queue for hours to get my bloody race number and pack.

Thoroughly disappointed and disgusted.


Lancaster & Morecambe Race Series Lancaster Half-Marathon

Posted: 06/11/2011 at 16:39

Woohoo - Ran the Lancaster & Morecambe HM today, 1hr 43min, great event, well marshalled, fab weather really enjoyable with a great little medal at the end.

 Here is the course and profile:

Well done everyone else.


Lancaster & Morecambe Race Series Lancaster Half-Marathon

Posted: 20/10/2011 at 22:06

Anyone know what the memento is?


Snowdonia Marathon 2011 looms..

Posted: 13/10/2011 at 22:36

What a great and inspiring post, I wanted to run Snowdonia but had an injury preventing me from training to going to do it next year instead.

dig deep Lou, you'll do it and everyone on RW is behind you - best of luck and let us know how you get on.

Best regards,


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/10/2011 at 21:40

Evening All,

 Thank you all for the kind messages, really glad to be back in the forums again and even happier to be out and about dodging traffic in the dark! C2C planned for next August, 2012 so lots to do before then.

I entered the Manchester Marathon last night so really excited now, but such a long way to go before then. I've just received the RW nnewsletter regarding events so I'm now looking to get some HM's in before New Year then it's all about looking for my first Marathon. Exciting times ahead.

 Can anyone recommend good northern marathons or HM's to do? Lancaster HM looks like fun in November but I can't see any others. [

Thanks everyone,


P.S. Shades I have sennt you a message, think it might have gone into your "RW my profile" page.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 12/10/2011 at 21:38

Hello Everyone,

 Thought I would finally jump into this huge thread as I'm planning to start marathoning next year as part of my longer plan to run the Coast2Coast in August 2012. I have been out of action for about 6 weeks having had a bunion removed, so finally back in the game.

Shades I keep reading about your training schedule, is there any chance I can get a copy to look at? I've put my own one together to get me up to 50 miles per week but it would be great to see what you recommend so I can make some tweaks and adjustments based on your guidance.

It's really great to be back in the RW forums again after so much frustration.

Happy Running everyone.


Wainwright Coast to Coast

Posted: 12/10/2011 at 21:22

When are you planning to run the C2C? MYself and a work colleague are doing it next August, aiming for 6 days from St Bee's to Robin Hood Bay.

 Be great to hear about your training plan and where your going to be staying, B&B's etc.


Carrying Equipment

Posted: 09/10/2011 at 19:50

Thanks for the speedie reply BD15, appreciate it, I really fancied the wings pack because of the vest instead of the straps. Really difficult to find one in the UK!

I suppose I need to find a distributor of OMM stuff.


Carrying Equipment

Posted: 09/10/2011 at 19:06

Hello All,

With Christms just around the corner I am after some carrying equipment for my water and gels, do you experienced Ultra-Super-Heroes have any recommendations?

 I have been looking at these:

OMM Waiste Pouch

And this as a back pack:

Salomon Wings Pack

But I can't find a UK retailer for the Saloman, anyone know where I can get hold of one of these?

 I'm currenty training for the C2C next year (2012) in August, 6 days and I'm looking to get some gear that I can wear in and enjoy the run without rubbing issues.

Any help or advice would be most welcome.

Thanks Everyone in advance.


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