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Chelmsford Park Marathon

Posted: Yesterday at 08:16

Well considering the re routing they had to do and the loops we had to do 3 times, I thought that was great! Hylands park was particularly pretty (sunshine helped), and the crowd support was excellent. Gold stars to the marshals and to whoever thought of handing out bananas and jelly babies. And I did manage a PB 4.56.23, nearly a half hour improvement on my 1st effort. my garmin measured the course at 26.62 miles. A day on my sofa today! 


Chelmsford Park Marathon

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 12:40

As far as I'm concerned weather on the day is almost perfect (a bit hot) but sooo much better than last time (5 hour monsoon). And as I don't know Chelmsford at all, wherever they route it will be interesting. Looking forward to staggering round any bit of park they fancy!

Chelmsford Park Marathon

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 18:46


Save some bottles and bananas for the people at the back (that'll be me). I will do my best to wave cheerily 

Chelmsford Park Marathon

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 18:02

Forecast is saying dry and even some sun from Thursday. On the big day we are scheduled dry but cloudy. So with any luck the mud will have dried out a bit!

Chelmsford Park Marathon

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 19:10

Has anyone manage to decipher the new version of the map yet? All pray for SERIOUSLY good directions and marshalling!


Chelmsford Park Marathon

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 06:47

Depends on the headphones! I don't usually have any trouble hearing what's going on around me, while having some musical distraction from my aches and pains, not to mention a rhythm to follow when it's all going horribly wrong at mile 21

Chelmsford Park Marathon

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:35

Just done the big 20 miler (ouch). 3 weeks to go! 

Chelmsford Park Marathon

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 20:57

Dunno, but I do know they just mean water (and no goodies - bring your own gels and jelly babies)


Chelmsford Park Marathon

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 19:24

Hi Charley, I hope you'll find the route via this link from the race website:

I think it's 2 laps of that, if you can work it out. See you there!

Thames Meander Marathon

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 18:44

Fairyclogs - I think swim was the right word. Speaking as a back of the pack person we had Niagara Falls from mile 14 to about mile 22 (well over an hour and a half at my pace) We gave up skirting the puddles eventually (a) they covered the towpath and (b) we weren't going to get any wetter! But yes HUGE HURRAH AND THANK YOU to all those lovely marshals and distributers of food to waterlogged runners who were still there, smiling and in a good mood. Can't praise them enough.

Still trying to work out if I can walk properly, and (possibly) how long it's going to take me to turn 'I'm never doing that again!' into 'Maybe next year' ...

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