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why did I register my interest, I was under the impression the organiser was going to email me before entry opened, nevermind. Will go and enter now.
im in now, no more moaning
Dont know what it is about maras in this neck of the woods, but I do get a bit over excited
I have never been to hastings
Did 20 miles training run today for Edinburgh Marathon on 25th May - chose an undulating/hilly route with a fair few flat bits.
Just been accepted. Good to have a year end marathon booked and therefore a target to train for.
Lochaber and Halstead are the next ones for me. Hoping to do 5 this year, all being well.
That's right. As far as I know (and there is an earlier post regarding the route), we are taken from Hastings Town Hall up to The Ridge (hilly bit), then left on to Battle, Catsfield, Ninfield, Sidley, Bulverhythe, Cooden, Bexhill-on-Sea and back to Hastings Town Hall. An 'out and back' course. The original course was only 25 miles long so it has been extended to the current 26.2 miles length.
Two laps of the Hilly Hastings Half? No chance!!
I'm in and looking forward to this one (see my post on page 2 for details of the route that was provided to me some time ago by Eric). Wonder what they are going to do about road closures for this - not even sure if they will be able to close many as it is just two weeks form Christmas. Can you imagine the fuss the big retailers will make if it hinders the stampede to the shops!
Another vote from me for the horse brass as well - really like the ones I have from the Half and am looking forward to another. Should have enough to decorate the old nag soon.
This will be a stange one for training as you typically come off from summer with 10k's etc., and don't really get going for a Marathon until past Christmas. Looks like we all need to take it easy on the build up to Christmas this year! I can image the sob story's now at the office Christmas do's passing on that extra pint!
Right, just hoping for a nice crisp, sunny day with no wind now - where's that long range forecast!
Good luck all,
Hi Muttley, yes I think the event is particularly worthy of a proper running marathon, given the uniqueness of the event, as it will never be staged again. Sorry to hear of your injuries, please do be careful if you do make it to the FLM start. Just get yourself round, and in so doing you will set yourself a new PB for this distance, which you can then beat at Hastings.
Make sure you sign up now, as places are going fast, I understand.
Another horse brass for this unique event? Hmm, would prefer a ribboned medal or glass memento I think. Leave the brasses for the Hilly Hastings Half, IMHO, the memento for this marathon needs to be quite distinct.
Was there a memento for the 1908 race? If so, then how about something based around that?
I must agree something that is based on the 1908 race would be great.
To be honest it;'s nice to get medals but what do you end up doing with them? Mine seem to sit in a draw gathering dust, where as a glass memento (recieved one after finishing the Picnic) was outstanding.