30k road races

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May 2017
6:38pm, 23 May 2017
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hamacting
Is there a length of road race that lies between half marathon and 26.2 miles?

It seems to me that that would be a useful distance to cover as part of a training programme, but I haven't been able to find anything of that kind of length. Is it just not done?
May 2017
6:43pm, 23 May 2017
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Uyuni
There are some, such as the Stamford Valentines 30k - you also get a few 20 milers such as Ashby, which is just a bit further
May 2017
7:58pm, 23 May 2017
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Oranj
Yep, got to look for 20 milers.

IMHO they are a good way to test marathon pace without the associated fatigue of those last 10km. There always seem to be a good few to choose from in the build up to a spring marathon (I guess the popularity of London M helps that), but less so as prep for an autumn one.
May 2017
8:57pm, 23 May 2017
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Son of a Pronator Man
There is Edinburgh> North Berwick which is 20 miles, in early May each year. Probably quite a good time in the calender for a pre-Edinburgh or pre-Stirling marathon test.
FML
May 2017
9:04pm, 23 May 2017
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FML
East Hull 20
May 2017
9:29pm, 23 May 2017
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Brig
Oakley 20 too I think
May 2017
11:36pm, 23 May 2017
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hamacting
Thank you - good to know there are such races. That Edinburgh -> North Berwick one could be very useful for marathon training!
May 2017
1:31am, 24 May 2017
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Dvorak
Rare, and there should be more. Big Berlin 25K (I ran in a double world record race! Not that I knew until after I was back home.)

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