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Yes its hilly and tough - the weather is normally not on your side, you'll also have to contend with a lot of walkers. The food/drinks stations are wierd if you're a runners cos all the walkers stop for tea and a chat, but they do have cake, mars bars and god knows what else.
It is well organised and I intend going next year, can't this a won't be in the country, once you've finished there is plenty to eat.
If memory serves me correctly you don't get anything for taking part orther than a certificate giving you your time.
If you need accomodation book it now as they're ain't much there.
I would have thought that Grantham was nearer but the website lists Melton, Grantham and Nottingham. Don't know about links from stations to Harby though.
I forgot to fill in my entry this year so won't be there.
This is gonna be another great race. Hope I dont get lost as I believe its being run in the opposite direction to last year.
Does anyone have a place, 16 or 26, that they can't take up? I have a clubmate who would like it, as swaps are allowed via the organiser in advance
erm, sort of KITT, and no. the markers are a bit tantalising. theres prob gonna be so many folks doing it, your likely to be with someone or can see someone ahead who knows where they're going. but if not, it is marked with bits of red/white barrier tape, and its quite intuitive. eg. if its on the right hand side of the hole in the hedge, it may mean bear right. look ahead and see if you can see the next bit of tape etc. sometimes your running on and are very glad to finally encounter a bit more tape to confirm youve been going the right direction!!
website still says "The route map will be posted approximately 1 week before the event." its not a very good map tbh in past yrs. you would be better using it to trace out the route on a half decent OS map. but i wouldnt worry too much, like i say, theres plenty of folks to follow unless your v fast.
Does any of you know if you can replace someone that has entered the event but cannot run? They returned my cheque as the entries were already full...if there's anyone here that won't be able to do it please let me know!!
To the guys above wanting to run the race.i entered the 26 mile run but work has been called on that day.if you are interested email me on firstname.lastname@example.org