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Used to work there Peter.
Castle is centre of town and next to railway station if start / finish is near to castle.
There are hotels town centre but don't know if want that or just B&B.
If it was me I would stay in Morecambe plenty cheap B&B and get public transport into Lancaster on race day. Its only a couple of miles.
I would do this if it wasn't so close/in summer.
26.2 miles in the heat would kill me off
around Midsummers Day will at least give you plenty of daylight hours to complete...;0)
Flat? Did someone say flat? I wouldn't say it's flat in my experience as a student there, but being a second third home for me, it would be nice to complete a marathon in one of my Meccas.
very interested in this but there is next to no details (route maps, elevations, water stations etc) on the Shoestrings site - anybody got any ideas?
A couple of points that I have noticed on the event website at Shoestring Results:
Firstly, the web site stares "Certified Accurate". This is not the case. I have not received a measurement report for this event, so I have not issued a measurement certificate.
A UK Athletics Licence has not been applied for at this stage.
Whilst there is still time for both of these important issues to be put in place, I believe I have a responsibility to let you know.
Brian Porter MScCourse Measurement SecretaryNorth of EnglandRegistered Road Race Measurer Grade 1www.coursemeasurement.org.ukUKA Endurance official Level 2C
Social Media is not the answer to everything but search for the Lancaster Castle Marathon on facebook for course updates, course videos and photos or email Lancastercastlemarathon@aol.co.uk
Sorry if that came over a bit off, i was just writing it on the thread rather than in response to your post! There is a artistic map and a Gmap now on Facebook. We will soon be posting photos and videos from around the course.
However, the Gmap takes in bridleways and cyclepaths so it is purely for use of knowing the route rather than exact spots for mile markers.
No thanks for the information. I have took a look on facebook and found the artistic map. I have done the half a few times so recognise most of that course.