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SteamingPistons Fri 06-Oct-17 23:04:10

Within the UK smile

RunningOutOfCharge Fri 06-Oct-17 23:09:54

Full marathons?

Edinburgh or loch ness?

Brighton or Milton Keynes?

Or Manchester

timshortfforthalia Sat 07-Oct-17 08:53:56

OK, some questions...

Scenic or city?
Pb potential or not bothered?
Rough time frame... Spring marathon?

emummy Sat 07-Oct-17 11:10:32

I'm hoping to do the St Magnus marathon in Orkney in early July - def not a big city experience though! Stirling's new route looks good, also Loch Ness.

MaidOfStars Wed 11-Oct-17 16:50:32

I've run two (and am considering my third).

Manchester last April:
Tough training in the cold and dark, but it toughens you up.
Nice wide roads, really flat elevation profile.
Most of the route is through populated areas and it's very well-supported. The atmosphere is great.

York last week:
Tough training in the heat (never happy). Tougher than it was during the winter, to be honest.
Thin country roads with uneven camber. Lots of long gradients uphill.
The city part is well-supported but the rest of the course is quiet.

Perhaps Edinburgh next May:
Seems like a nice time of year to hit reasonable training weather.
The course is an overall descent, and it's supposed to be good for PBs and fast times.
Apparently, very festive atmosphere.

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