Giants Head Marathon - June 2013



  • As long as I get round. That is my only goal.



    goldbeetle wrote (see)

    The Farmer who owns a "hill" said why would run up there I have to zigzag my tractor otherwise it might fall over

    I will leave you to work out which hill it is after the race


    STEVE TAYLOR 27 wrote (see)

    It's a toss up between me and TheVicar who'll die first then

    After GoldBeetle's commen. - I think I'm added in on that...

  • But it'll be fun!!

  • We can all die together. image


  • Just think of the cider

  • Taken from Facebook page 

    Right its save some CASH time, our bezzie mate Simon at Up and Running Bournemouth has kindly offered anyone who goes into the shop £10 off any shoes you buy. Only in the Bournemouth shop mind!!! Dont rock up to Up and Running Carlisle and demand money off shoes mind, its just for entrants in our races who can get to Simons shop.

    Email our superb admin team and they will email back a code for you to print off or go in the shop and whisper the secret password we send you.
    You will get £10 off shoes easy. 
    T&Cs apply only entrants to our races, only people we like the look of. 

  • Deleted, crossed post.

  • Also

    we shut entries to the Marathon on Monday image

  • From Facebook 

    We have had a few questions about accommodation and camping those of you that have entered (if you haven't it will be too late in 24 hours time) should be getting a carefully written email about camping. If you don't get this email. Contact us on 
    If you dont fancy sleeping in the great outdoors go to
    Be quick they are selling out fast and you could end up miles away

  • I have it, and I replied, but the reply mail started with Dear Christian? I assume that's a church thing, not an error. There's just me, in a two person tent, one pitch

  • gaaah we are smited with the mighty tech issues can you change your name Steve?

  • Yep. First time I've ever been close to being called Christian 

  • Well after Saturdays little training jaunt on the Cheshire hills I am officially declaring today  International Walk Like You've Shit Yourself Day ... I hope you are all going to join with me and embrace this worthy day.


  • Sorry Bruce, that was last Monday (and Tuesday and Wednesday)

  • I'm thinking we could make it a weekly event

  • Entries are shut 

    If we get a few people wanting entry we can sort out a waiting list

  • Thats that, that is we is full

    10k still available though

  • How many people is full? The more the merrier as I may not be last image

  • TheVicar wrote (see)

    How many people is full? The more the merrier as I may not be last image

    All of the best people will be at the back!

  • I thought the field was going to be very small - 200? 250?

    I've run a marathon with a very small field before. I was on my own for the most part. It was very lonely, there weren't that many marshals or spectators, or if there were I missed them as the weather was shit and I could barely see my hand in front of my face at times. Don't get me wrong, it was an excellent race with excellent marshals, just very lonely running 26 miles on your own.

  • 200 ish this year will be a test to see if the village and infrastructure can cope with more in the future 

    We dont want to piss off the village by turning up with hundreds of runners and their mates 

  • Mrs Hog the aid stations and water stations are 3 miles aprt we wont have a massive amount of marshals out but it wont get lonely 

    You can talk to the sheep

    Right listen up important announcement time 
    Something for FREE

    Date for your Hello Kitty diary. 
    9.00 am 26th May Rex Bale and I will be walking the whole 10k and Marathon route. You are invited to join us for a nice walk and recce.
    Don't panic though you don't have to walk the whole route you can cut off at 10k, 13 miles 18 miles and 20 miles I will be sorting out lifts from those points back to the start at Sydling village hall 
    Free parking will be Dollans Farm courtesy of Chris the farmer. The walk will take all day we hope to be back in Sydling before 6pm this includes a cup of tea and cake at the Gun Club cafe on the A37.
    contact us before hand on so we have an idea of numbers.
    All welcome.

  • Baa


    Ba Ba




    Baa Baa Baa


    yes I can see hoe exciting that's goig to be.


  • Take your phone and ring me on the way round 

  • I don't think I'll get bored.  My experience is going to be more akin to the guys in the film Capricorn One - which reminds me, I should probably pack a flare.

  • Things are now moving on in my inexorable spiral to my ultimate demise ... ie hill 13 at GHM.

    Hotel is now booked in sunny Dorchester, and have been for first 'run' after the Sandstone Ultra (joined OH on her week 4 of C25K), and can report whilst things still hurt a bit, nothing appears to be broken, so, unlike the event itself, everything appears to be downhill from here on in.


  • mrs. hog - mousey wrote (see)


    Baa Ba Ba Baa Baaaa Baa Baa Baa Baa Baa yes I can see hoe exciting that's goig to be.  

    image ... I actually do that on some of my long runs round here, and to show off at times I get all multi-lingual (careful ladies) and 'moo' to the cows too !! ... (it would probably turn out I am calling them all ******ers and asking to fight them .. but I feel I'm being friendly)


  • Hi GB! Crikey haven't been on RW for years image

    Bit late joining this thread. I am entered for the mara but not sure how it's gonna go or if I'll finish. I'm winging it on long runs of 10 miles which have been infrequent lately!

    Will you have any squash or liquids other than water at the aid stations please? Will there be anything else like energy bars or sweets etc?


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