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If you were going to run a marathon in....

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Mar 2013
12:31pm, 2 Mar 2013
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And you only had the weekends of 11th & 12 or 18th & 19th available, which one would you do?

What is Halstead Like?

What is Orpington like?

(the marathons, not the areas!)

I'm in London, I'd like to keep it close and not be travelling thousands of miles as a round trip.
Mar 2013
12:37pm, 2 Mar 2013
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Halstead is a great race :-)
Mar 2013
1:01pm, 2 Mar 2013
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It's one of those names that you hear over the years....that's why it is on my radar.... what makes it a good one? Is it 5k?
Mar 2013
1:06pm, 2 Mar 2013
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I can't give you Halstead in comparison to others, Max, as it's the only one I've done so far BUT it's well organised, it's very friendly, the course layout means 3 passes by Fetchpoint, it's undulating rather than hilly and it was too hot when I did it in 2011.

I'd go back, though, and there's still an outside poss that I might be doing it this year (lookign less likely as I get back into the swing since my flu).
Mar 2013
1:39pm, 2 Mar 2013
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two flush
Have done Halstead before and it's a great event, I can also reccomend the North Norfolk marathon for a great two lap scenic mainly off road marathon on May 19th.
Mar 2013
1:42pm, 2 Mar 2013
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you NEED to do Orpington.

1 simple reason

I am doing it, and we can get pissed afterwards
Mar 2013
1:43pm, 2 Mar 2013
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Halstead usually has a Fetchpoint and I am usually there.

I will probably be there this year too.

I haven't run it myself but people say it's nice and not too hilly. Nobody seems to mind that it's 2 laps (the course is a figure of 8 and FP is in the middle of it, that's why you go past 3 times
Mar 2013
1:52pm, 2 Mar 2013
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...hmm.. Leggers at Orpington.... and it's on a Saturday so sleep off the hangover on Sunday......

Halstead.... Fetchpoint.......

North Norfolk is a bit too far away for a day trip..........

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