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I am in, anyone else?
Sure am. Do you know if you can enter online?
Yeah through the race new forest web site.
Cheers. See you there. First one, so dreading it, any advice?
Hi I'm in (Caroline's husband). Anyone understand the course and distances? It looks like you do three loops on the ridge, each of six miles to give 18 miles. You also do a shortened version of the 10k race (~4-5 miles) to get up and back from the ridge. That looks like a total of only 22-23 miles to me - Am I missing something?
Hi Nick, I think the way I see it is:
Same route as the 14 miler + 2 extra 6 mile laps = 26 miles.
Conor - sorry just saw your message - long runs are the staple of marathon running especially your first so get those in, although in reality you only have 2 more long runs left to do 3rd and 10th Feb, mine will be 2 x 22 miles, but you need to do what you can in relation to your training etc. Then 1 x 10 mile on the 17th Feb.
Feed stations at every 3 miles makes it nice and easy so you will not need to carry water at all.
Should be good running in the New Forest, I have done their Downton Half a couple of times and have enjoyed it ...
I agree that the marathon looks like it works out as 12 miles longer than the "14-mile" half, but the half looks like one 6 mile loop, plus the 4-5 miles blue run so about 10-11 miles in total!
Still confused -
Yep they are good from my experience with the Downton Half. Looking forward to this one after having my last race cancelled in January.
Ben - Was that Gloucester you missed out on in January? I was signed up to that too, so hoping to put the training to good use on this one.
Hi, yes that was the one - I have a lot of training banked now for this one!
Cool - thanks MI - just had the question myself and thought I would check on here!