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Wrexham half/full marathon

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 22:48

I did the full marathon and enjoyed it, well organised, good on you marshals and water station helpers I felt more for them given the lovely welsh weather. The route was a tad industrial in places with some doubling back joining the half seemed a good idea I managed to overtake a number of back markers, which was good.With a small field 180 finishers you are running on your own most of the way. I liked the town, the start a very good first marathon event for the town and organisers. The most important sights for me are the mile markers especially when the legs are tired, yes I would do it again.

Hull Marathon

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 21:39

Hull for me, instead of GNR and 500 others entered for Hull so far, looking forward to it. Plenty of other running planned beforehand which starts with the Ferriby 10.


Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 13:19

Hi, thanks for the advice on SNOD, I'm finding it difficult to fit in the mileage, need to buck up, 12 miles later though. Practising on decent hills in this neck of the woods will be the issue, probably a weekly hill session somewhere is the plan. I've just entered the Rivington trail half as a final prep, got to do it, it's my hometown and training ground. 

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 18:03

I'm also in, training plan started, it has to be done, hopefully it will be my 10th marathon, this years efforts Manchester & White Peak, I know just a weekend for someone of you guys. A couple of half marathons planned Humber Bridge last Sunday, GNR and Isle of Axholme, plenty of parkruns and some local shorter races up to 10 miles for the training. The plan will peak at 45 miles per week.

Greater Manchester Marathon - UK's Flattest Marathon 2014

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 14:14

Hi just popped in to tell you about the White Peak, thanks to Matlock AC, the rugby club and volunteers. What a good day out until the 20 mile cliff edge of course. A pretty warm day, fantastic scenery only 180 ish finishers, good value with a mug/goody bag and coach ride to the start. The first half gently uphill, some great views oft hills, pretty flattish for quite a way, my legs started to seize up after the 19.5 mile water station but there's two long fairly steep downhill bits, what a wheeze, then it was like a scene out of a zombie, day of the living dead movie walking/shuffling along the canal even the 0.2 miles seemed hard but finished in 4.31 then a good feeling, I'd done it. Three days later I'd like to do it again well recommended a hidden gem. There seemed a good mix of marathoners from virgins to old hands, a good start for anyone tired of the flat tarmac.

Greater Manchester Marathon - UK's Flattest Marathon 2014

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 06:55


The plan for me is, the White Peak Marathon next Saturday, some local East Yorkshire shorter races up to 7 miles, Humber Bridge half end of June, GNR September, then Snowdon marathon in October, a proper training plan from July. There may be others in the gaps.

Good luck Carter with the 50k's especially Bradwell in August. Chester is a great race and place to visit I've done it twice, enjoy.

Greater Manchester Marathon - UK's Flattest Marathon 2014

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 15:10

Good luck Kirsty voted keep running

Greater Manchester Marathon - UK's Flattest Marathon 2014

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 18:31

Thanks Cake for the advice, my next race is the White Peak marathon, with no watch or garmin just for the experience. I will consider what fell races are about suitable for a novice and will try a couple.

Rivington Pike Fell Race Website

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 18:25

Hi Deborah,

I'm from Horwich and watched the race many times as a child, great website well researched in such detail, I recognise plenty of names from the past.

I was in Horwich on Saturday not by accident, I live in East Yorkshire, I'd packed my trainers and kept my nerve and entered the race, I made my fell running debut at 58. I was well chuffed, massive support what a good day. I hope to be back, to beat 29.26. Having never run up such a hill let alone run down one, I still feel stiff in the legs, much more than a marathon. Great fun. Next race is the White Peak marathon in May.

I started running due to mid life crisis at 53, I've completed 100 parkruns, 8 marathons, 1 fell race and countless other shorter races, in many places what a discovery.

Happy running for as long as you want to.

VLM 2015

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 12:04

Dank lucky you first time success, I'm looking forward to my fourth rejection.

I know there are other marathons, which I have done and will do in the future. I can't get anywhere near a GFA time.

My best bet is find a marathon and cut about 4 miles off and hey presto I would get a GFA time. I bet no one has ever thought of that, surely not they would get rumbled, wouldn't they?


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