Newcastle Marathon

This is a first........a mackem posting about the Newcastle marathon.If you fancy this one its on Sunday 22nd November.There's only 100 places and so far 50 have gone,so get in fast if you want to enter.

The organiser is North east veterans athletic club.Just google and print an entry form.

Im one of the 'lucky' 50 who've entered.image

Any takers???



  • 26 miles down the Toon, at the end of November???  You are braver than me!!

    ps..what is the course????

  • Graham LGraham L ✭✭✭
    It's 5 laps of the Town Moor, on footpaths. One way of avoiding road closures of course. I live nearby so may well go along and support. I'd probably have a go if it were a half. It's very exposed if windy.
  • off to the post box-------
  • F*ck a duck when did this get on the agenda. Anyone know if the number's might be increased? Asking because if no more than 100 apply them there must be something wrong and does anyone know the course? imageimageimageimageimage
  • Graham LGraham L ✭✭✭

    Cake, the course will include some fairly narrow paths (two people walking abreast) which is probably why only 100 are being considered. Having said that I've taken part in a 10K on the Town Moor where the numbers were more than that and it didn't cause a problem.

  • image Just phoned the number on the web site and spoke to a very nice chap who's said the same. He said about worries with people trying to lap each other as well. Hope this can get bigger through there needs to be more marafun's up north. image

    Right off to find a cheaque book. Needed to track one down as it is because need to pay a cirtain pirate £4 before they get fed up.

  • I've had my entry confirmed.

    5 laps of the Moor at the end of November sounds a bit daunting, but I couldn't resist doing a marathon where I can walk to the start from my home. I'm still puzzled as to how you can get a 5mile+ lap out of the place, but obvioulsy you can.

  • Graham LGraham L ✭✭✭

    I was wondering the same thing Ian. It must be a figure-of-eight or something.

    If anyone's thinking of entering who doesn't know Newcastle, I wouldn't want to put them off but just be aware that you won't be running through or near any of the sights in the town or quayside.

  • Graham, on the plus side, it will be flat !

    As for sights, what do  you mean? There is the Exhibition Park Boating Lake and the Military Vehicle Museum. And you will probably get to see them 5 times, which should be enough for anybodyimage

    And I wouldn't fancy trying to run through the Quayside market. In fact I did try it the other Sunday, not a good idea.

  • Going to send my entry off tomorrow. image

    Hope I'm not too late image

  • PH-Should be plenty of loos'.image
  • Graham LGraham L ✭✭✭
    Ian Richardson wrote (see)

    As for sights, what do  you mean? There is the Exhibition Park Boating Lake and the Military Vehicle Museum.

    How could I forget the Military Vehicle Museum? Somehow I don't think we'll be seeing any iconic photos of runners going past it with the Red Arrows soaring overhead though....

  • Also on the plus side it's Newcasstle noe of the nicest and friendlyist places in the uk and I'm not just saying that because forgot to stick form in the post this morning. image
  • hey, good point about the loos



  • I'd love to do this - but it's the day after my buffday - and it's a BIG buffday.  I will come down and support and be available for post-run frivolities and socialising (EG Piss up)
  • Im all for the drinking bit.image
  • The drinking bit sounds good.

    A stroll down the Great North Road and you have the seven pubs of Gosforth High Street (6 at present as the Northern Lights is boarded up)

  • Form went in the post this afty.

    I think a few 'refreshments' post race would be fine and dandy. Plus a bimble along Gosforth High Street would at least keep the old legs 'ticking over' as it were image 

  • When I phoned yesterday the bloke said they had 40 places left so some of use might miss out. finger's crossed can get it in the post this evening. I think a birthday pint might be in mandatory if that's coolimage
  • Cake...I think most folks would agree it would be rude not to!

    I do hope its not full, although I have emailed them to find out if there is any possibility that the entry numbers might be increased. You never know.

  • Wahey!! I'm in!! Confirmation email received this morning. Didnt take Mr Postman long to get my entry there. image

    Apparently there are 70 entries gone already.  

  • Im gonna meet Corinthian

    AT LAST!!!!!!!!!


  • Oooh I may be tempted! Not got a printer at home so may have to wait til Monday, fingers crossed will still be a place left for little old me. How cool, a marathon that's less than 26.2 miles away from my front door image
  • As a mackem, its too close.image
  • I'm in too. Having just run Paris at a leisurely pace because it was too hot for me, the idea of an uncongested marathon with cool weather guaranteed sounds great to me. I also fancy telling people how highly I finished in a marathon through a big city (and forgetting to tell them how small the field was).
  • I told people I finished 67th in last years Dumfries marathon...........the was only 80 odd who'd entered.image
  • 5 laps - so so boring!

    watch out too - while you're doing the 5 boring laps the locals will be nicking you're motors!

  • I'm in too!

    I'd best inform my parents that I'll be staying with them that weekend...

  • I'm looking forward to this one too image

    Marathon virgin...eeek 

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