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Oh this is a fab, fab, fab race. Don't get hung up about time as the distance is approximate, the going greulling, the weather usually foul and of course you have to stop for cake! But it's one of the best races I've ever done for the atmosphere, the sense of achievement and the hot puddings afterwards! butdon't do it with a bad cold and cough like I did and end up with pneumonia afterwards - not clever!
To put time in context, I did the half distance in 2:45 a couple of years ago - usually I'd do a half marathon in 1:40-1:45ish. If I was doing the marathon, I'd expect it to take 5:30ish hours (and my marathon time is3:45ish). Hope this helps!
Wot Lizzy said.
How much slower ? A lot !!
Usually cold wet and very muddy but the cake and stuff at the checkpoints make up for it. Great fun if you just see it as a challenge rather than a pure race.
If you want to get an idea of what to expect, and you live fairly local, try the Seagrave Wolds Challenge in a fortnight (Saturday 15th November).
There is a thread for it where you can get all the details. (I've boinged it for you)
Hi Everyone, thank you so for all of the great comments - food great course challenging and slow?? i may just try this one.Muds good for the complection I've heard. Do i need special trainers? Regards Lesley
This Challenge is nearly upon us again.
I'm in the wimps event (15 miles)