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JP_lost wrote (see)
Please could I have the route too.Thank you
ben wittenberg wrote (see)
Ok, I'm in, should be a nice treat after the flatness of Blackpool @Clwydian, don't suppose you could DM me the GPX route too could you?!
yep as TR40 said we've done a recce in two sections, not so sure my legs are looking forward to doing it all in one go, but I am
In feet - 5130
One error in the plot adds I about 30 I think.
It's definitely hilly and a bit deceptive to think of the whole number as the real climbs don't come until the second half of the route after the Kinmel Arms (CP7). From that point on you are either climbing or descending quite steeply.
4 weeks to go!
I off to do a big chunk of it now.
Yes you are right, it is three weeks away from London marathon. I will stick to road running for this time. I hope they will organise it again for next year.
Good luck to you all. I would be very interested to read any feedback from the race.
Peers wrote (see)
I've picked up a knee injury which keeps returning every time I run. Really gutted because i'm a major doubt for this now
Don't write yourself off yet. I pulled up 2km into my long run two weeks ago with a painful ankle. I rested it and gave it lots of ice and returned to my training a week later - taped up at first. I took it a bit easy the first week back but at the end of the second week now I'm back to my old self.
Give it some proper rest and hopefully you'll be OK.
Good luck with it.
lets be honest nobody's gonna be getting a PB on this course
I am - assuming I finish.
I've never done a marathon before.
Woah Clywdian, what a way to start, respect!
It's not as dramatic as it sounds. I've run further in a day before (60 k) but it was done in 10 k laps with a rest between each one while my partner did her lap. Much less climb on that although it wan't flat by any means.
I've definitely done more climb in a day doing mountain marathons. I've just never done a "proper" marathon distance event.
I just got my rota for some work I do and I'm going to be working on April 1st so let's hope I really am ready.
27 days to go.
I forgot to mention that I have done the miles just on the road and not as many hills as this will.
(After Blackpool next week this will be my fourth marathon this year)
I've produced a narrative description of the route - prompted by BlisterUK.
If anyone else wants a copy, let me know and message me with an e-mail address.
@Clwydian has very kindly taken the time to put together a great narrative of the majority of the course. I
would greatly recommend giving it a read if you get chance. I found it most helpful especially as I dont
intend any recce's beforhand.
This might be of interest to people who don't really know the Clwydian range. It's spoilt a bit for me by going on about the Clwydian and Llantysilio Mountain Range but a lot of the flyover is the area we will be running.
Clwydian Range Flyover
Yep, come and join the party spen71
hoping to get out for a 20 mile run tomorrow, unfortunately it won't be near/on the course, but hopefully it'll get rid of some cobwebs