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abby83uk - 18/03/2017 23:50:53
   
Any suggestions for entry level trail marathon event in England?
Hi there

Am looking for an entry level trail marathon in England. This will be my first one -any time 2 months from now onwards!

Any suggestions welcome!

Abby

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lukejarmey - 20/03/2017 11:06:25
   
RE:Any suggestions for entry level trail marathon event in England?
Hi Abby,

Great that you're diving into trail racing. Are you specifically looking for a marathon length one, i.e 26.2 miles? Or are you interested in Ultras?

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abby83uk - 20/03/2017 23:25:41
   
RE:Any suggestions for entry level trail marathon event in England?
Hi Luke
I'm not at the ultra stage yet, I have just completed my first half marathan at the weekend, now am looking to train for first marathon, then would like to train for first ultra after that.
Abby

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lukejarmey - 21/03/2017 00:48:38
   
RE:Any suggestions for entry level trail marathon event in England?
Sounds like a good plan for progression.

So unfortunately we haven't got many if any marathon distance races listed on RunUltra, but I'm sure someone will come along soon with some good advice on that front!

When you are ready to give an Ultra a crack, these articles could be of use:

http://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/September-2015/Top-10-Ultras-for-Beginners

http://www.runultra.co.uk/Training/November-2015/50km-training-plan

Cheers and good luck for the marathon once you've picked it!

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abby83uk - 24/03/2017 00:52:01
   
RE:Any suggestions for entry level trail marathon event in England?
Cheers Luke for the helpful articles.
I've found a flat one in Cambridgeshire, point to point - the Ouse valley way marathon is also less than 2'hours drive from me so can go there and back in a day :-)

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lukejarmey - 24/03/2017 06:37:22
   
RE:Any suggestions for entry level trail marathon event in England?
No worries Abby, that Ouse Valley Way marathon sounds great! Good luck for it if you do enter.

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Rileforce - 04/05/2017 11:09:48
   
RE:Any suggestions for entry level trail marathon event in England?
I'd recommend the New Forrest Marathon. The course is not too hilly, amazing scenery and has a few great pit stops.

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