Results for the Snowdonia Marathon – 28.10.17
The inaugural Snowdonia Marathon was held in 1982, and was conceived as a dramatic alternative to a city/town race. The demanding and spectacular route, encircles Snowdon, Wales’ and England’s highest peak. The race started just outside Llanberis and followed the A4086 and climbed to the top of the Llanberis Pass (Pen y Pass 1.100ft). After dropping down to the Pen Y Cwyryd junction, the race then followed the old road until it joined the A498. There was a 2km section on farm track, downhill, then a short, sharp uphill back up to the main road at the campsite. The route then continued to the Beddgelert (200ft) and then along to Waunfawr. From here there was a rapid climb to about 1,200ft at Bwlch y Groes and then downhill to the finish in Llanberis. Read Dave’s race report here.
Results for the Beachy Head Marathon – 28.10.17
The Eastbourne Beachy Head Marathon is one the biggest off-road marathons in the UK. Formerly known as the Seven Sisters Marathon, it is popular for its scenic and challenging route through the South Downs National Park countryside. The marathon covers a 26.2 mile course that includes 300 steps and 14 gates, passing through the picturesque Sussex villages of Jevington, Alfriston, Litlington, Friston Forest, the Cuckmere Valley and Seven Sisters, including Birling Gap and Beachy Head. Read Daniel’s race report here.
Results for the Dublin Marathon – 29.10.17
The single lap marathon started in Fitzwilliam Street near Merrion Square and headed west past St Stephen’s Green toward the River Liffey. At mile 2 runners crossed the river and the course carried on west towards Phoenix Park, with miles 4, 5, & 6 being ran in the park. Upon exiting the park the route headed south with mile 8 & 9 clipping the south of the park. At mile 10 runners crossed the river again and headed south east passing Brickfields Park and Bushy Park. At mile 22 the route wound around University College Dublin and Elm Park Golf Course, before heading north toward the finish at Merrion Square. Read Cathy’s race report here.
Results for the Frankfurt Marathon – 29.10.17
The marathon route is circular and ran along both sides of the river Main. The first part of the route lead runners through the city of Frankfurt with its fascinating skyline, then to the district of Sachsenhausen, towards the residential area of Höchst and back along the Mainzer Landstrasse through the city centre and the trade fair tower into the Festhalle with its red carpet. With a total elevation gain of only 27.8 meters the Frankfurt Marathon is known as the fastest among the five largest German Marathons.
Results for the Rugby Half Marathon – 29.10.17
Starting at Hart field, the route headed out on country roads and headed by towards the town centre on the old railway line that is now a recognised wildlife hotspot.