Marathon of the North

A shiny brand new, just out of the box marathon!

Steve Cram is organising a road Marathon for May 6th 2012. Details are on this link. £30 if signed up before the end of November. Starts and Finishes in the Stadium of Light in Sunderland.

I think this will be my replacement for the abject event that was Edinburgh this year.

Anyone else fancy it?


  • MinniMinni ✭✭✭

    If I wasn't doing London I'd be tempted by this one.

  • My folks live only live a few miles away.

    Entered yesterday. Should be good! image

  • I'm in image  Be nice to have the ritual spaghetti bolognese in the comfort of our own kitchen the night before. 
  • Well well well Marathon of the North calling Elli of the North.
    And a perfect time of the year for me too......

    Thanks for posting!
  • Have got myself booked, looking forward to a good local Marathon


  • im in 2, with tired legs from manchester
    anyone else doing both?
  • No, but I will be doing MK the week before.
  • compo 1compo 1 ✭✭✭
    will be doing Chester again the best marathon ever to me
  • is chester that good, whys that

    im w8ing to see bout next oct yet as kielder and liverpool all bout the same time. also like to do cumbrian run as its my home race. if its best marathon ill make a point of tring to squeeze it in
  • compo 1compo 1 ✭✭✭
    at Chester they had your name on race number and so supports where egging you on calling your name if you look at Ratings on this site you will see why they also did a dvd of the race and shows different bits with music and the winner finishing you should give a go and see for you self I will be there again
  • looks good m8, as long as it doesnt fall on the cumbrian run ill make this my first choice for oct. hope its as good as everyone makes out. is there plenty for the wife to get up to in chester?
  • Looks good this one will consider it as cannot do Liverpool next year (or Chester) as I need to find a spring Marathon will probably sign up early as well ...image
  • I have just signed up.

    I did the kielder Marathon for the last two years and they were well organised so this should be good.

    I have done the 10k race here for the last three years (two when it was the great north 10k before they moved it to Gateshead) so it will be a shame to miss it but I wanted to bag another new marathon!

  • Well thats me entered into my first ever marathon......:-/
  • I'm entered too. First marathon as well.Did Sunderland 10K last year which was rather warm!
  • I'm in for my first marathon, just hope it finishes inside the Stadium of Light, that would be the icing on the cake.
  • PCleasbyPCleasby ✭✭✭
    Isn't it time that this thread was resurrected? Could be a lonely run for me if there are not many doing it.
  • I'm in too so that's at least 5 or so of us!
  • PCleasbyPCleasby ✭✭✭
    Great club you support there Mattam! image
  • Cheers - Wont be wearing my shirt to run the Marathon in though image
  • PCleasbyPCleasby ✭✭✭
    Very wise, too much nipple chaffage with the placing of the badge. image
  • Appreciate this is a new event but does anyone know how hilly/flat the course is? Seen the route map but not being from the area have no idea if there are any inclines/declines of note!
  • There looks to be a few out and back sections with a start and finish at the stadium of light but no profile, anyway what goes up must come down, I'm doing this one and Manchester in the same week, so no PB for me 
  • The notes on the web site say it's flat and good if you're looking for a fast time
  • PCleasbyPCleasby ✭✭✭
    Steve Cram was interviewed on Marathon Talk (part 2) and he said finding a route that was flat was really hard work that is why there is a lot of out and banks to ensure the route is relatively flat.

    London then Sunderland for me.
  • Enjoy London. Did it last year and thought it was brilliant. Doing Sunderland & Edinburgh.
  • I'm in for Sunderland too. Can't wait, although suppose I should get some accommodation booked!!
  • Hi..bit of a long shot..hankering for a one way lift if anyone is driving over from greater Manchester area on the Sunday morning....will pay good petrol rates.. Cheers. Daryl 07712626970
  • If Steve Cram thought that was flat, no wonder he broke world records, what a great day out though, very good run, really well organised, and after the running the Manchester Marathon from Hell last week who'd have thought I'd get sunburned one week later

  • PCleasbyPCleasby ✭✭✭

    Yes, describing i tas flat was a little naughty, given the final 3 miles were a constant climb. Having said that despite the desolate streets of Sunderland in the early part of the race it was very well organised. There was a good spirit amongst the runners and the stadium start and finish meant that there was no lack of facilities. Perfect weather too which was a blessing because I am not sure it would have been too much fun in the pouring rain and howling winds. 

    I hope there has been sufficient interest in the run for it to continue for future years as it can only get better with more support.


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