MemberFebruary 5, 2019 at 9:01 pm
Well, I’ve done Snowdon twice but not been back for a few years as i had 2 very good runs and experiences and dont want to spoil it.
Then its 3rd year of Cumbria way for me this year so that must be a favourite.
Langdale Marathon is also high on the list as is Windermere Marathon
AdministratorFebruary 6, 2019 at 8:53 am
I seem to keep going back to Tour de Helvellyn every year – December was my third time there – its a lovely mountain route and low key event with lots of familiar faces and always seems to fit in as a long run outing 🙂 – there are so many beautiful events out there and only so many you can fit in so it’s nice to go find new challenges. Though some do call me back 🙂
MemberFebruary 6, 2019 at 8:27 pm
I’m getting bit of a reputation for doing river canal races. Stort 30 5 times, it’s only 9 miles from home. Also this year is my 3rd time at GUCR145, an epic race and i just love the low key nature, the people/runners involved and the event atmosphere.
MemberFebruary 6, 2019 at 11:24 pm
I love doing Rye Harbour 10k race they have a couple each summer in the evenings, completely flat and goes through the nature reserve a few yards from the sea. Through the shingle but on a hard surface path. I’ve done it 5 times so far between 2016 – 2o18 and the weather has been close to perfect every time. The salty tang on the sea breeze, the sun sinking low over the horizon, terns and waders calling as they fly past. Close to perfection.
I’m also about to do the Tunbridge Wells HM for the 4th consecutive time. Partly a I love it as there are so many familiar faces running, marshalling, or spectating. Good varied course with great support in the town and out in the villages. (But I don’t love the evil Fordcombe Hill just over half way round.)
AdministratorFebruary 7, 2019 at 11:02 am
I have a very big soft spot for Snowdonia Marathon, done it twice and i’m positive i’ll be doing it again, if not only to make up a whole set of coasters!!
The support and people is fantastic, and the route is great, not overly challenging but enough to make you work, especially that last climb, which i am getting better at and im not ashamed to admit that the 1st time i walked the whole thing lol but the 2nd time around i jeffed it with a bit of speed trotting!! And it has the best last 2 mile stretch to the finish EVER, i actually fly this bit and take out loads of people on the decent and come racing into Llanberis so fast that im surprised i havn’t face planted through the finish line, yet 😛
I also love a very low key 10k they do in Coalville, Leicestershire, i’v done it 5 times 🙂 it’s 99.9% off road, with lots of mud and more mud and a very tasty steep narrow grassy hill, it’s actually quite sadistic and they make you do it twice, certainly makes the legs and lungs work and if hat wasn’t enough theres aslo the “death steps” i call them that because unlike snowdonia where i havn’t face planted, i did an amazing superman impression and physically flew head first down the wet muddy old wooden reclaimed steps and busted my knee, was out of action for a few months, but that didn’t put me off and went back 4 more times 🙂
MemberFebruary 15, 2019 at 8:40 am
Magic Roundabout 10k hosted by Hay Hotfooters on top of a welsh hill in the middle of nowhere 😄 fantastic views, marshalls and a downhill finish to the cake tent 😊😊
MemberFebruary 15, 2019 at 4:26 pm
I haven’t been doing races for that long, but I loved my two half marathons: Larne and Waterside in Londonderry. Both routes pretty flat other than the hill in the middle of each. Already signed up to do the Larne HM a second time this year and hoping to sign up for the Waterside HM for a 2nd time too (entries don’t open until May/June).
I’m also doing the Storming the Castle 10k in Carrickfergus for the 3rd year in a row, it’s a local clubs race which my club supports.
AnonymousMemberFebruary 17, 2019 at 7:42 pm
Mum and I loved the Great Newham London Run (10km), but sadly they don’t do it anymore. But we both ran in the Queen Elizabeth Stadium twice.
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