Any one doing Brathay, Windermere Marathon this year?

Hi, I srarted running in July 08 and have only done one race, a 10k which i did in 52 mins.  I have so far trained up my long runs to 17.5 miles and I am aiming at the Brathay Windermere marathon in May.   I understand it is 'undulating' which kind of scares me a bit as it will be my first marathon..  I am looking to run the Hull 20 in March which I hope will give me the confidence to get around the 26.2 miles.  Anyone else training for this?  Any encouragement?


  • hope I am not the only one!
  • hi mike, go into forum topics at the top of page and look for brathray  thread,i think you will find it ok
  • I'm doing that one as well mate! It'll be my first marathon too. So far my training hasn't got me running as far as you so I imagine you'll be ok, just make sure you don't burn out before the marathon comes around.

  • Thanks for the link, I'll take a look.  Good luck with the training.
  • Hi Ted and Michael.

    That makes 3 of us tacklng the Brathay marathon course for the first time. Entered for the Brighton half marathon toward the end of  February and a 16 mile event in Kingston in April. Until Brathay gets a bit closer its still hard to quantify in my mind what I am letting myself in for. Still am able to run 7.30 miles for 13 miles at the mo and am attempting to keep up that sort of rhythm and pace as I head into preparation for those longer runs. We've certainly picked a toughie for our first one but the beauty of the lake district scenery will more than make up for it!  Good luck with your training and enjoy !


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