Giants Head Marathon - June 2013



  • I like hills too *decides not to admit she hasn't run more than 2 miles for longer than she can remember. It's not much further than that anyway, is it? *

  • you have 21 weeks of training increase your long runs by 1.5 miles per week 

    Bingo............marathon distance in no time

  • 21 weeks? That's no time at all. Lucky I'm doing an HM on 3rd March then.
  • Hello, I just found this thread. I'm really looking forward to this one. image


  • When it's posted to MapMyRun, how do I upload it to my phone app? Another noob question...
  • erm dunno there is an app for mapmyrun If you have a Garmin I may able to post the GPX file for the garmin on our website and you able to download that on to your Garmin and maybe.....maybe.........your phone. i shall looksie further and get back to you


  • Ok I have set up a new account and will go live and public with it on Mapmyrun next week you should be able to download the routes straight onto a phone I will also make it available to log in on the Ordnance Survey map service I think is better 

  • Mapmyrun has an option to export routes as GPX or KML files. There's also a button to export to phone. Don't have a phone so never used that function.

    The thing I would advise about map is that their elevation data is way out.

  • Please tell me it overestimates total climb!
  • Sorry for hte crashing and apologies if this is somewhere but I can't find it! Is there a time limit for the marathon? I so, what is the limit please.

    Thank you
  • E mmyE mmy ✭✭✭

    It's 7 hours I think image

    Dont worry about crashing in... all are welcome image

  • AT you are welcome

    Em is right 7 hours but we wont leave you out there. Its not a hard and fast rule. You can run walk the whole route in that time

  • Can you do it with an off road pushchair?
  • No image

  • Can i volunteer to ride i. The off road pushchair please?
  • goldbeetle wrote (see)

    . You can run walk the whole route in that time

    Thats what I like to hear ... totally misplaced confidence in my ability !!

  • Cocoa pop, you haven't seen my driving!
  • Mapping of the provisional marathon route is done.
    Big thanks to Phil at
    for his help. The downloadable copy will be on the website by the end of the week. 
    We will have a GPX file or similar on the site beginning of next week that you can load to your phone or GPS. There will be a version on Fetcheveryone and mapmyrun. There will also be a course may not want to look at that too closely....think about the lovely views image
    We will post links when we have them.
    We are now working on the 10k route. Which is 99% there, we just have to take out the suicidal downhill bit....somehow!

  • Zip wire maybe or a sled

  • Zorb type thing?
  • Pogo sticks
  • What about jet pack?

  • sod it I will just leave the hill in it. Its not too bad image

  • goldbeetle wrote (see)

    sod it I will just leave the hill in it. Its not too bad image

    Exactly. it's not the Matterhorn is it?


  • Luckily you marathon types will have a gentle rolling decent to the village

  • In facrt last three miles are flat or downhill image Im soooo nice to make that happen

  • waterslide !!!!!

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