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hi phil what have i let myself in for there aint many hills in kings lynn to prepare but im hoping ill get it done and make it marathon number 9 did want to get to 10 before im 40 in april but hey ho so ill sneak another 1 in at the end of april as my bruv who now lives in bolton says ill be reet !!
Hi Phil, another Burndener here, I am contemplating this but just nursing a sore arm at the moment so was holding off until a couple of weeks, wanting to get some more hill miles in first too. I notice you say there are only limited places left now, wondering how much longer I have to make my decision.
Hi, its looking like entries will close end of Jan, i will update latest entry list soon on the site
I have just signed up for this. It will be a run/walk marathon for me considering where my training is at the moment. But being local (Wigan) and with the course around one of my favourite places I could not resist. I wish I had seen it sooner so I could be better prepared. Cheers Phil for organising it.
Flatters - I'll be run/walking it too, so you won't be on your own!
I'm in and Looking forward to it
Thanks Phil for organizing a marathon that starts less than a mile from my front door.
Hello there Hillrunner,
Well I have gone for it. I did just shy of 10 miles of the course last week, although I went down to the car park beneath the gardens, rather than going round the back of the pike.
It looks a fantastic course, thanks for all your efforts in making it happen. I run Winter Hill often but tend to stay on the Bolton side.
Better buckle down and get some training done now so that I can complete it!!!
Looking Good Everyone
The Marathon is now FULL! however we are hoping to reopen and allow another 45 entries tomorrow hopefully, will post on here to let you all know.
another run/walker here.....and I hate hills!
I'll be running.....at walking speed.....
But looking forward to this one.
Delighted that the race is proving so popular but I am just wondering if there will be a medal for every finisher if you make extra places available?
Haha! Alert mountain rescue on the day...I may finish in the dark!! But yeah, I'll get there eventually!
I've got really good vibes about this one! It's great to have an organiser that welcomes all abilities.... I reckon it's going to get really good reviews, & will fill up immediately if you organise another!
Thanks for panicking me Phil, clever marketing, I'm now in on one of the final 45 places, I don't like being told No! Need to ramp up the miles in the hills, the snow now needs to do one. This is all about finishing and thanks to your generous time limit I am happy to be a part of it.
Yippee Bev' s in - finally! I think that makes 13 Burnden Road runners Phil - is there a team prize (only joking). We are off having another go at the course today
Good luck to everyone who' s entered, I think it' s going to be ace
Change of plans means I wont be able to make it this year after all
So you have one spare place if someone wants it Phil.
Hope to see you soon!
I've just this minute entered while there's still places available!
Will be only my second marathon. Did Preston last year, and looking forward to what looks like quite different terrain at Bolton Hill.
Looks like it will be a good event Phil, so thanks for putting it on and see you soon.
Had a great run today on the first 15 miles - extremely icy in places but gorgeous.
Great idea re the tent (we have two!).
Winter Hill living upto its name!
Wow! Great pic TWT!
Great photo, i was up there yesterday and was surprised that the Mast road was one of the best gritted roads in Bolton lol, looks like its taken a hammering today though however i think its still runnable
The picture was taken Saturday. It was fine for running as it was just soft snow. The worst bits were from Pikes Cottage to Pigeon Tower and then parts of the track around Noon Hill - it was a little icy there.
Its a great area to run - I cannot wait for the event, even though I will be a little slow!
View of mast having run past shooting hut. 22nd Jan.
I know that path very well even in the snow Looks great for running on Saturday morning hope a few turn up for the recce run (don't forget your sledges)