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Stevenage Marathon 2014

Posted: Today at 15:21
I also guess it'll be limited to somewhere between 500 and 1000 runners.

Stevenage Marathon 2014

Posted: Today at 15:20
What would be fantastic would be to take it through the town centre and finish in the Borough stadium like a few other 'city marathons'.

The good thing about Stevenage is there is absolutely no need for any road closures. It's all down to the imagination of the organisers and the goodwill of the council.

Although I'm guessing that the half needs to stick to the usual route.

Stevenage Marathon 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 22:29
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Yes. I'm a local. Although I've only run the half in 2009 and again last year. I'm definitely up for this one, even if it is 4 laps of Fairlands Valley (God I hope not!)

Sub 4:30 anyone?

Posted: Yesterday at 20:07
I was quite disappointed with the whole event to be honest.

Because of the crowds and the way the route twists and turns you don't get to take in much. It's definitely an event for the audience.

The best bit for me was around mile 4-6 when you're going past pubs with live bands and the roads are really wide.

Tower Bridge suddenly appears and then you're over it. Canary Warf takes ages to get to and there's nothing else to look at.

Then on the way back from Canary Wharf to Parliament Square there's not a lot to see.

I'm definitely a 500-1000 person event man. At 18-22 miles I want to be on my own looking at inspirational views not with thousands of people shouting my name and telling me I can do it. Lol.

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner and know all these sights and maybe take them for granted.

In June I'll be doing another 'Monopoly Run' where we visit all the sites on the Monopoly board. We take our time, it's about 16miles and a great route.

I've done London. Next marathon will be in November and I have a plan...

Sub 4:30 anyone?

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 21:15
Cheers guys.

Andi. It's a strange one that doesn't make a lot of sense. At Reading Half I did 1:48. Just under 8:15/mi. On Sunday I hadn't even reached halfway and thought I was going to die. At 12miles I just suddenly felt drained. Dropped right back to 9:30/mi yob try and hang in. In training I can knock out 10miles in 1:28 week in week out. That's 8:50/mi.

Maybe it was just a big day. The crowds were immense, there's no hiding from them, I don't do the sun. It just wasn't my day. That's marathons for you.

Back to halfs for the summer and a couple of park runs I think. Then a November marathon.

Stevenage Marathon 2014

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 16:06
The half is two laps of fairlands valley. I can't see any references to a full marathon in November. The marathon in July is out on trails up to the north IIRC.

Sub 4:30 anyone?

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 15:59
Was doing fine at halfway 2:03 a bit behind schedule. Then the heat got to me. I don't do sun! 4:51:29...

That's me done until late Autumn, back to the halfs for now.

Stevenage Marathon 2014

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 21:58
It's usually a half. They run a 'Challenge' event 20th July that includes 18, 26.2 mile and 50k trail runs.

SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 11:07
You know what went wrong. The water wasn't delivered. You have no legal right to be told why it wasn't delivered if it is a private company and you're not a shareholder.

It would be a good idea for them to explain why it wasn't delivered, which they have done.

It would also be a good idea for them to state that they have put measures in place to assure it doesn't happen again and maybe to tell you what they are. Most people seem to agree that the water or bowsers should have been delivered 24hours beforehand.

Other than that no one has a right to know the details of any legal dispute between the organisers and the water company.

SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 10:04
I assume that ?? 2 would still have to be paid to UKA in advance for the race licence.
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