The Barrow 'Honesty' Marathon
A FREE to participate marathon - sponsored by MJ Rees Accountants Leicester
This marathon was 'invented' to plug a gap in the calendar. I wanted to undertake a marathon but could not find one that was at the right time of year, easy to enter, and not too expensive. Impossible. So why not make up my own, so I did.
I am making this available to anyone and everyone who wants to run a marathon for FREE. If you wish you can run as a RELAY team, why not? just let me have all names and I will record.
There is no set date when you have to run the marathon, chose your own day and time. But bear in mind how long it will take you, and leave enough daylight. Also as this is run on mainly country roads and villages it is NOT TRAFFIC FREE so best avoid peak hours.
Where possible run on pavements and ensure you can be seen, high visibility is always advisable.
This is NOT a flat course I have tried to avoid many of the Counties hills but it is best described as undulating.
No medical support, no water station, no mile markers, and no direction markers, but we will send you a map with a detailed note of the route.
YOU UNDERTAKE THIS RUN AT YOUR OWN RISK LIKE YOU WOULD ANY TRAINING RUN. We strongly recommend you ask a family User or friend to be around to assist you if you need help. Any medical emergency will be a 999 call as if on any other training run, have a phone with you.
We take NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SAFETY OF ANY ONE CHOSING TO RUN THIS ROUTE.
If you would like to run this marathon route please email us and I will send you the suggested route. Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org - You can also view a map of the course here;
Once you have completed the run, and this is the HONESTY bit, email your finishing time, name and any Club you run for and we will put you on a list of finishes.
There is a QUALITY MEDAL available courtesy of Sponsors MJ REES & Co Chartered Accountants. Send £5.00 payable to Barrow Runners with your name and address and we will send you the medal. You will need to record your own date as the medal, for obvious reasons, will not bear the date of your run. (Relay teams can order as many as they like at £5 each)
Although we have measured the course several times I cannot claim or guarantee the exact distance as there is no racing line nor any official measurement by authorised course measurement officials.
Why am I doing this? To help you run and hopefully to help raise some money for needy children.
Any donation you make will go to Rainbows Children's Hospice, no amount will be deducted for anything. Hopefully it's worth £5 or £10 or more if you wish and can afford. Please visit:- www.justgiving.com/Ian-Paramore.
Of course you do not have to have a medal, or make a donation, or even tell me you have run, that part is up to you.
I really hope you enjoy the route, best of luck. Let me have any feedback or good news stories. Ian Paramore