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Bournmouth marathon

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 02:10

I did it in 2013 and 2014, glutten for punishment and I really enjoyed it both times Weather was very hot in 2013 took alot of people by surprise but the people in the beach huts were a fabulous support and had water and jelly babies out along route 

the fact that they don't give out gels shouldn't be an issue, not every marathons give out gels ( I take my own anyway ) 

I quite enjoyed running through the finish line twice as they have some radio presenters from Heart FM who were absolutely brilliant, the first time I did it they interviewed my friend Kathy who was doing 70 races for her 70th year and they were really supportive, and then last year I was doing my 50th marathon there and they interviewed me as I was running through so was able to stop and chat for abit ( and get my legs ready for the nasty hill at mile 18 ) 

the sea views are fantastic, I took some money to have an icelol on the seafront whilst I was running ( yes i know not everyone does this ) and i even nicked a burger from someone who was doing a BBQ on the sea front ( i got hungry lol )

Totally enjoyed both times and the atmosphere is brilliant and after the race I went for a dip in the sea after 

Brighton Marathon 2015

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 02:01

I'm in for this but also ran it in 2013 ( had stomach issues so want to come back and enjoy it abit more thanworrying about where the next portaloo is this time )

although I know I'll enjoy it as have been a supporter before I ran it 

I've heard they've changed the route since I last ran in 2013 so not sure what the new route is ( well part of it is I think that it's in the first 12miles isn't it? )

It wasn't too bad when I did the run out the powerstation, seemed a few supporters there and they had a blow up tunnel thing to run through and once i got to the end it was a nice run along the sea front to the end but that ferris wheel never seemed to get any nearer lol

has anyone got family that took part in the kiddie races the day before?

Giants Head Marathon 2015

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 01:56

I'm in, bring it on, hope you don't mind the slow plodder at the back

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 01:54

well i guess i'll be following this thread with interest incase anyone can't run it for whatever reason 

unfortunately I was on holiday over new year, tried in vain to enter on my phone but crappy internet wouldn't work so when i got home it had sold out, I have already booked my accommodation arrgh

Would love to have this on my list in my quest to do 100 marathons 

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 01:49

I'm in, pre registered, it will my 3rd time 

I've already booked accommodation ( travelodge as need a family room ) because the prices go up so would advise booking accommodation soon and dont' leave it late 

I walked to the start and walked back to my TL last year 

the actual marathon itself is fab, lots of support, great route I would say the only thing that lets it down is the university campus is very confusing with no real signs of where baggae or registration is ( if you need any help - i forgot to put my chip on last year and it took ages for me find registration - but that said they were fantastic at regsitration and gave me a new chip ) 

so if you need to do bag drop, make sure you get there early so you're not wandering around in circles

Last year they also did engraving on the back of your medal free of charge which I thought was great, there is also a podium for a photo and they take it on your mobile or own camera too so you have it for you to keep so again no charge 

Nice medal and t.shirt so an all round winner for me 

Rome Half Health Form

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 01:43

i've signed up for Rome marathon if you are a member of the UKAthletics then you can get a letter from them saying your current membership is valid for you running abroad and they accept this 

I am in a running club so it's included in my running fees but I believe its a tenner to join and you get a UKAthetics number, far cheaper than £90

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 23:54

hi just joined the thread, I've run manchester before so will be back again 

Bigeater, regarding the gels, I take my first one at 5miles then every 5miles til 20 and then take my last one at 23 miles if i'm feeling goosed I use Hi5 gels or my favourite are NECTAR gels which in the past I've got from Decathlon but not all Decathlon stores sell them, they don't react with me and aren't too large to carry with me

i can't drink energy drinks otherwise i'm searching for a toilet!!!! 

I got my pb at this marathon so looking forward to going back

London Marathon Runners and Supporters Thread

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 23:44

oh  yes, well done Caz, i'm running again and I just LOVE YOUR support

plus my G&T that I got off DO yippeeeeee

i so need that support it really does give me the get up and go

Amsterdam Marathon 2014

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 12:39

not long to go now 

I am thinking of hiring a bike to get about too


Posted: 30/09/2014 at 12:27

ooh recommend Brathay Windermere Marathon Middle of May 

It has a great atmosphere especially as you watch the 10 in 10'ers go off ( they do 10 marathons in 10 days ) it is very emotional and well worth seeing

it has the most fantastic scenery and it well supported 

The lakes are just fantastic it was the first marathon that made me have goosebumps when I ran 

I am signed up again for it ( will be my third year )

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