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Your not the only one Gertie Abingdon has entries?
I was signing up for this race until I got to the price page and quite quickly closed the page. a big rip off. I am doing the purbeck marathon instead which if I remember correctly came 3rd on runnersworld charts last yr. Well looking forward to it although the hills will probably be in my dreams for an age afterwards
I have signed up to do the half didn't really think of the price as signed up when everyone was going on about the price of the Royal Parks £46.00 so £27 for the half seemed ok.
I suppose it is more expensive than my usual locally based ones.
I am making a weekend of it so if you compare it to theatre tickets or a footy match I don't feel its too bad for a change of scenery.
Unfortunately I jumped in as soon as I saw this, being a local, I thought it would be great to do a local marathon which could be quickish.
Looks like I've lost £50 as there's no way I'm investing 18 weeks of training into running up and down the prom. To quote someone from Twitter: ''it's on my usual training route with punishment loops thrown in''.
I've now entered Abingdon which from experience is well run event with an excellent atmosphere; only wish I'd waited.
Some great photos of the seafront on the website. Doesn't always look like that in October, especially with a SW gale blowing.
Clarendon Way is amazing
Bacchus in Surrey looks great
And Purbeck ---couldnt get more local than that one
I'm doing Chester, not local (i live in Winchester) but going to make a weekend of it
I've entered the Bacchus event - all that wine
Im doing Beachy cant wait.....maybe
Cheers I love off road races might even chuck in Clarendon if I recover from the knee op in time
If someone was to offer me £20 for my place and pay the £10 transfer fee I'd be interested.....just realised I'm washing my hair on that day now.
Bit spammy I know but message me if you like.
Signed up. It will be my second marathon. Bit worried about reviews concering event organiser. But I'm running for charity so it's all for a good course. Incidentally, if you haven't booked a hotel yet and plan on running, get a wiggle on. Rooms near the start/finish are getting snapped up quickly. I managed to get a family room at Carrington Hotel for two nights - the last one. Hoping the race won't be too windy or it will be a real slog.
My club was offered a free place if it advertised the event but having read these reviews I wouldn't even do it for nothing. Thanks to all posters.
Does anyone know how many people will run the marathon??
I have 1 guaranteed entry that I am no longer able to use. If you are interested I will split the fee i.e. entry fee is £25 and transfer fee is £5 so the race will cost you £30.
Any takers email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event full now! How many signed up?
I signed up. This is my first full marathon done 4 half marathons. I have seen a lot of complaints about the price. I honestly did not think it was that bad.
I am from the US, but marathon prices are comparable to this one. This one is a little more if you factor in the currency being stronger. It is the first year doing the event so start up cost are high, race packets are pretty generous and the man power including security and medical staff cost money. Honestly, as long as the race is put together well I think it is well worth the 50 quid.