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Posted: 19/01/2015 at 21:11

Excellent running GarthM and SW3. Always nice to win a prize and bag a new PB. As you say, all bodes well for the next 132 days!!!!

Welcome to WoWo and Daryll, welcome aboard

And TO eh Daryll, cracking race, ran it this year, you will just love it, the views are simply stunning.

McHilly - Hope you ran well last weekend and thanks for updating the race list. Will have to have a meet up at Bramley to say hi.


Posted: 18/01/2015 at 14:31

Its a brilliant race, the views along chapmans peak will stay with you forever.

In terms of refreshments on route, every 3k or so they have tables with water or powerade sachets that you bite to open. And food wise i think they have fruit, potatoes, chocolates during the second half of the race. Either way you dont go hungry or thirsty for very long. The support is good along the route as well.

In terms of cut off times, certainly at the end the 7 hours is strictly enforced with a man with a gun sounding the end of the race. If you dont cross the line before the gun goes off, you dont get a finishing time. Sounds harsh but really adds to the excitement of the last few minutes of the race.

In terms of qualifying you need to run a marathon less than 5 hours, however the speedier you are, the closer to the front you get.

Temperature wise, this year it was un-seasonably warm and i did start to get cooked when the sun did rise around midday. Think it was high 20's. The week i was out there that happened to be the hottest day though!!

Feel free to ask any other questions, happy to chat about this fantastic race.

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Posted: 04/01/2015 at 19:42

Brilliant work Mc Hilly.

Here are my dates for the list.

15Feb - Bramley 20

22Feb - Heartbreaker Marathon

4thApr - Compton 40

12Apr - Worcester Marathon

25Apr - Fowlmead Challenge

WDW Dopey Challenge...

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 19:22

Think it maybe around april time, but keep your eyes peeled on the website, the places go REALLY quickly.

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Posted: 03/01/2015 at 18:41

Can fully recommend the safari thing. Seeing the animals in the wild is just amazing and all the more lovely once you have completed the business of the race

Just back from the winter enigma marathon in MK. Excellent event, very friendly people but the weather was horrid. When i had finished i had trouble untying my laces due to my hands being so cold.

Great idea re the race schedule Mc Hilly. Looks like there will be a few of us at some of the races. Mine are, February - Bramley 20 and Heartbreaker Marathon, March - probably Banbury 15, April - Compton 40, Worcester Marathon and Fowlmead Challenge.

Hope tomorrows weather is better than today for a little bimble somewhere.

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Posted: 22/12/2014 at 18:23

Well done Peter, a fab time there and nice to have banked the qualifier. I ran 3.49, took it steady in places although the last few miles into that wind were a bit tough. Feel fine today which i guess is the main thing.

Nice running Mc Hilly. You will definitely get used to that feeling of running on tired legs over the coming months. And its not that bad running on xmas day. As long as its not 20 miles or something stupid....

And with that cold, stay away from me Fido....

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Posted: 18/12/2014 at 19:24

Anybody here having a run at the Portsmouth marathon this weekend? Looking forward to a nice run with mince pies at the food stops. Yummy

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Posted: 12/12/2014 at 19:32

I'll second that Dannirr. Maybe that should be our new years resolution.....

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Posted: 07/12/2014 at 19:38

Hope everyone keeping fit and healthy and not eating too much at this yummy time of the year That's why we all run isn't it??

Have been trawling around to try and get some flights booked and have gone with air france. This goes via Paris but comes out at around a quite reasonable £500. Thought i would mention it since BA and South African Airlines are around the £900 mark at the moment.

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Posted: 01/12/2014 at 19:08

Excellent running Lars. Recover well and enjoy the fun of the longer training runs next year!!!

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