Potteries Marathon 2015

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Sep 2014
12:59pm, 19 Sep 2014
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dan.
The Potteries Marathon is coming back! It hasn't been ran since 2004 when dwindling numbers forced it to change to a HM. I've not ran it but I am told it is challenging - it is ran in July (July 5th 2015), and involves the odd hill or two. Definitely not for the faint hearted. There is also a relay option for teams of 4.

Details of the race are here; http://www.fetcheveryone.com/viewracedetails.php?id=106707

The website hasn't launched yet, but details can also be found on facebook. The launch date for entries is 3rd October
Sep 2014
5:06pm, 20 Sep 2014
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hillstrider
Thanks Dan for the link. I ran in the 1993 marathon in a time of 3.12.26. From memory, I think the two toughest hills came at 15 and 18 miles. It was a tough course, but I was younger and faster in those days. The new route will probably be entirely different.
Sep 2014
6:33pm, 20 Sep 2014
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dan.
Hi hilllstrider, they are trying to keep the course as close to the original as possible, and I know that the hill at 18 miles is still there! Will you run it next year?
Sep 2014
7:35pm, 20 Sep 2014
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DeeGee
I'm well up for this. I was going to do an Enigma, but I'm doing this for a change.
Sep 2014
8:40pm, 20 Sep 2014
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becca7
This is interesting. One that I have in mind.
Sep 2014
8:29pm, 21 Sep 2014
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hillstrider
Hi Dan, I will keep the race in mind, and check next years race diary to see if I can fit it in. It also, of course, depends on whether I can put in the necessary training mileage.

I remember the "notorious tea stop" at 22 miles which was serving teas and cakes. I didn't take advantage of it myself, but a friend of mine who also ran did. I wonder if it will be there again next year.
Mar 2015
7:52pm, 20 Mar 2015
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Fitz
Tempted by this one. A bit out of my locality / self-imposed marathon travel restriction for 2015 but I'm struggling to find maras this year that don't clash with other priorities.

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