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I know, it's aaaaages away yet, but I've just signed up for this as my very first ever marathon. Looks like I'm committed to doing it now....
Anyone else planning to be there?
Getting excited already. Eep.
Anyone considering the Inverness Half in March? Or anyone done it before?
Sheri 12 I am entered into the Inverness Half and really scared as its my first.......
and i heard this year in snowed, that would be a giggle
I am entering LNM 2010. I did it this year and it was very tough. I did it in 5:07:09. Have decided to do it again as it is a BIG challenge and I really enjoyed my week stay in Inverness.
I'm also doing Brighton in April and the Sea Bank Marathon in June which is a tough one as it is mainly off road.
Hi all....I'm thinking about this one, but the fact that "all runners are transported to the race start" does turn me off a bit, considering there are 3500 runners. Is anyone able to comment on how this works because, apart from that, it sounds like a wonderful run?
While I was running Loch Ness I said never again. It was very tough for me and when I crossed the finishing line I fell exhuasted and I had to be taken to the medical tent. It took the first aid team 45 minutes to get my body temparture back to normal.
But I have decided to run it again as I didn't want it to beat me. Next year I'm going to beat it.
Tina, Don't worry what I said. This is one of the best marathons I have taken part in and I have done 11 marathons so far. The bus problem did not take away the great camaraderie amonst all the runners and I think I speak for everyone who ran it that we had a great time especially afterwards when a group of us met for a celebration meal and drinks.
So I hope you can make it,
Merry Christmas and a Happy Running New Year, Dave.
Any advice of accommodation for this race would be gratefully received.
Tina K wrote (see)
Hi all....I'm thinking about this one, but the fact that "all runners are transported to the race start" does turn me off a bit, considering there are 3500 runners. Is anyone able to comment on how this works because, apart from that, it sounds like a wonderful run?Thanks.
To the best of my knowledge there were no problems in 2008 when I did it.
Met up at the Leisure Centre and got on the bus no problem.
I'd love to do it again, but just can't afford it.
For information puposes I stayed here
Which is only a 10min walk to the start, very friendly, cheap and very flexible.
im in this one too
everything booked (flights, b and b) just the training to get under way, im doing edinburgh marathon in may so 2 scottish marathons this year
Well, its done. I've entered today and booked my b&b at the same hotel as last year.
Thanks to everyone for the info. Although all the comments were really positive, I've decided to give this a miss (at least for this year anyway). I'm in for Windermere in May instead. Best of luck to all.
this will be my 2nd marathon first one being in edinburgh in may, but looking forward to this one more
ive booked the pasta party too
dave, ive got no choice but to hill train, being in derbyshire you cant get away from them
but it does help when you get in a hilly run
I definitely need to do more hill training. Hills are not my strong point. Not today though as I seem to have mysteriously done something to my back, no idea what, but it’s been really sore since yesterday morning.
Disappointing as we are only just free enough of snow and ice to be able to run outside again.
Oh well, with 9 months to go I’m not panicking yet!
just cause i live with hills around doesnt mean i like or am any good running them
hope your back is ok sheri
have fun at liversedge i was going to do it but the hilly profile put me off
im doing sleaford half at the end of feb and then the kilomathon in march