Hardest UK Marathon

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Oct 2013
2:22pm, 28 Oct 2013
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Rach E
Any marathon which is flat and fast. No hills, no excuses. Just 26.2 miles of unrelenting pain.
Oct 2013
5:32pm, 28 Oct 2013
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Hills of Death (HOD)
I know your general love of 26.2 show through Rach ;-)
Oct 2013
8:43pm, 28 Oct 2013
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Phil70
A marathon is not a marathon without a bit of pain (during or after).
Oct 2013
9:40pm, 28 Oct 2013
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andydgg
I did the Great Trail Run Marathon in 2012, 75 starters and 50 finished, someone ran it with a helmet cam...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI0u2aiares the dropped the marathon and it's a hm and 10k this year.
Oct 2013
9:49pm, 28 Oct 2013
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Avon
Picnic Marathon.. take your standard road marathon time and add 40%.

Only time Stouty and I had a falling out after I refused to climb down some steps to assist with his cramp.. just because I would have to climb the same steps again.
Oct 2013
10:10pm, 28 Oct 2013
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Anna Bomb
If we are looking at hills Osmotherley and Wainstones marathons have got to be up there on total ascent and rough underfoot conditons and the new Roseberry Topping marathon route sound fairly horrendous
Oct 2013
10:29pm, 28 Oct 2013
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Foxy
Tough Guy on March 30th could be a bitch ;)

having done the Picnic I would have to say Gower Endurancelife is the toughest Off road i have done.

having done Great Langdale - Sussex is the toughest road marathon I hae done.
Loz
Oct 2013
10:49pm, 28 Oct 2013
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Loz
oops I've just entered Roseberry topping :-)

I thought the Giants head marathon was tough, especially the extra miles! But it's impossible to say one marathon is tougher than an other. I'm the same as Rachel, a flat marathon where there is no relief from endless pounding is hard to me.
Oct 2013
10:57pm, 28 Oct 2013
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Anna Bomb
Roseberry topping route looks fantastic loz but I'll be out marshalling rather than running
Loz
Oct 2013
11:10pm, 28 Oct 2013
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Loz
Well I've often looked at it and thought that one day I should run up it, so now I am ;-) See you there.

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