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It is !
And I don't know if it still does but when OH did it it finished on a steep cobbled road - just what you need after a 26 mile slog over rough terrain!
Can a 4 hour london marathoner get around this course? sounds a challenge
Did the White Peak Marathon in 3:47. How much longer will it take me to get round this one?
Anyone know how it compares to the South Downs Marathon?
IG2 - I could only dream of doing a marathon in 4 hours , but did the Yorkie last year. Took me 5 and half hours to complete. Really great run - scenery, support, atmosphere etc and truly brilliant value for money.
Friendly - I reckon you could add half an hour or so onto your road time (if you run a road marathon in over 4 hours), probably less if you're a faster runner. The reccies that Keighley AC do are really good, if you can get up to them (have a look on their website). I think the race does fill up, so I wouldn't leave it too long before entering!!
From the website!
Hot meal at finish & refreshments en-route, you are requested to carry a mug. The route is partially flagged but you are recommended to recce the course & carry the relevant map. A full narrative is sent out with confirmation of entry.
A4 colour map of route also available at cost of 75p. This is an off road event & run under FRA rules & guidelines. The route covers open moorland & the highest point in West Yorks. Please carry required kit, map, compass & emergency rations.
MH4/JV - As it says, the race is run under FRA rules, so I guess the race organiser would like you to follow them. To be fair, you probably won't need map etc (as the route is pretty well marked and there are lots of runners in the half), but if it came down foggy/very rainy then there are sections of the course where you are on open moor and could be quite vulnerable. Having said that, no-one has ever checked kit when I've run this race .... but that could because I've only ever done it in reasonable weather .
Ian - I live over the border in Lancashire - it's my first visit this year! And we got lost today so I'm not the best person to guide - our 15 mile plan turned into an 18 mile 'variation' . Pity you weren't around today - we could have shown you which paths NOT to take
However, K&C (the organising club) do a few recces beforehand which they put on the website. I'm going to keep an eye on that so when I know the dates, I'll post on here and you can see if you fancy coming along. I'm relatively happy with the directions up to the point where the half and full split so I'm keen to recce the second half of the full in particular.
WT - have you changed your name while I was writing that or am I losing the plot?
I'm sure your name was Ian when I started typing
yep, but seemed like the only person using their real name, rw advised me not to use real name on this forum, so for now I am wonkey toe
I'm considering running this (the half) this year but I haven't actually ran a half marathon yet. I have my first one in October but I love Howarth and got quite excited when I found this race!
I know its going to be quite a tough race but would it be too much for me as a beginner? I can wait until next year if I need to but part of me just wants to run it because its Howarth.
Yeah I definitely wouldn't see it as a 'race'. With the one I have in October, I'm working on getting within the pace I'm running at right now but with this one it would definitely be just for the enjoyment of running through Howarth.
Another question; it says that the race isn't fully marked out but is it still a pretty easy route to follow?