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I can't seem to find anything about the 2011 Leicester Marathon on RW? Maybe I am just missing it...
Has anyone who has run it before provide some details? Fast course? Good support etc.
This has ben the route for the last 3 or 4 years....
Leicester Marathon route
Can any past runners give an idea of what the start is like? I believe there are a few thousand people all setting off at once, so I would imagine it is important to be reasonably near the front if you are looking for a quick(ish) time.
I haven't had a problem in the past at the start. I certainly haven't found that I am under peoples feet or visa versa after starting in the middle of the field. Within a couple of hundred yards you turn left on to London Road where the course widens out & you can get a decent first mile in down the hill!
There is a good post on you tube if you type in Leicester marathon 2010 with the field turning into London Road & shows that there is plenty of space.
Has anyone had their race packs yet?
I had an email on the 22nd saying they would be posted out shortly but haven't received mine yet.
I had an email today saying it would be sent out shortly. But i had an identicle email last week. It better be very shortly now.
To be honest im not too impressed with the organisation of this so far. Theres no start time anywhere on their website, the route shown is only a half marathon route (and somebody has posted already that its not simply two laps of that) and its getting very tight for the packs to be sent out. Im sure it'll be alright on the night, but im not filled with confidence.
Would agree that this year has been the poorist in terms of communications and information etc.
Uses the ramps but I found the 'U' turn at the top a bit challenging given how tired my legs were at that point last year - it was my first half, so I'm hoping to be in better shape this year.
I haven't had my race pack yet - just some e-mails saying it will be on it's way. I hadn't even thought about the start time - so thanks to those who have pormpted me to think about how I'm going to get there in time!