Posted: Yesterday at 19:21
HI folks, thought i would pop in and start reading this thread. This will be my first ever marathon. Iti is local to me, in fact my house is almost on the route itself in Timperley.
I just did a 22km run yesterday, took me a long time (2:40) but i managed it. That was my longest ever run have only done a half before.
Hoping that my training will let me see the finish line in one piece.
I would be lying if i said i was not scared.
Seen a few comments about where people should stay the night before. So thought i would try to help out here. Stay on the Altrincham to Bury part of the tram line, it will save you having to switch trams on race day. The Altrincham side I know well, so i will mention the stations to look out for below:-
Altrincham - a few hotels here, travel lodge, Cresta Court, The Bowden ( a 10 mins walk the Altrincham station).
Navigation - Cresta Court again.
Timperley - The Pelican
Brooklands - Normanhurst Hotel, Belmore Hotel
Sale - Premier Inn (a little far out), Ambleshurst, Lennox Lea.
Dane Road - none that i am aware of.
Stretford - none that i am aware of being close, all about 1 mile away.
Old Trafford (Cricket Ground) - can get off here and walk to the start of the race.
Trafford Bar - can get off here and walk to the start of the race.
Of course there are other hotels but all the above are close to the tram stations.