Endurancelife South Devon Coastal Marathon

Is anyone else doing this? I am getting excited now! And a little scared image

 If anyone is driving from somewhere near London, I would be grateful for a lift. I'm happy to share petrol costs.



  • Did this one last year,about as tough as they get,an awesome experience,doing it again this year ,forget about a personal best,for once timing is not that important,good luck to anyone else ....... 
  • just running it gently to get to the end

  • Never done this one! can anyone share there experiences? i am doing Rome marathon the following month and dont really wanna get injured but i want2 clock a few more up next year. is it a lot of rocks and climbing or is it mainly on road?
  • Did the half the first time they organised it and am doing same again this year.  The half was mostly rocky costal paths and then looping back through fields etc. linked by little country lanes.  They were the only on-road bits then.  The full continued on along the coast further so expect the course was fairly similar.  From the description it doesn't sound like it has changed much.  It was excellent but hard
  • lazybones.......

    Thanks m8 think i may  well enter it if i can find a entry form!

  • Muzza - think its all online.  Just follow links on Endurancelife's site for both details and to enter. 


  • I'm doing the South Devon half next Feb. It's my first off road race with the exception of a couple of adventure races and i don't really know what to expect. Has anyone who's done it before got any advice for training? At the moment I'm training as if it's a normal half but should I be adding more hill training? Also what footware do people recomend?

  • There is a video on utube showing parts of the race, so have a look at that! http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=utube&rls=com.microsoft:en-gb:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7ADBS&um=1&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&resnum=4&ct=title#q=devon%20marathon&emb=0

     From the running i know if i was youi would do a couple of off road races through the winter and some hilly long runs. Good luck!!

  • Cheers for that Muzza... having watched that clip I think i'll be taking you advice and hitting the hills!
  • Hi all

    I'll be doing the half at this one. Survived (and survived is the word) the half at Dorset last month and I'm off to attempt the marathon at the Gower event ooooh...next week!! Very nervous.

    They are excellent events, very challenging and definitely require trail shoes! Get some hill training in and be prepared for a bit of walking! My half time at Dorset was nearly an hour and a half slower than my normal time...but it was very very muddy!

  • So anyone in the area want to tell us how muddy this is likely to be?image
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