Barrow Runners

Runner Bean


The Barrow 'Honesty' Marathon Goes Multi Terrain

A FREE to participate marathon - sponsored by MJ Rees Accountants Leicester

This marathon was originally '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.

There are now two choices of route first all road and second multi terrain, which does have a few tarmac sections but mostly off road

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.

New for 2019 Multi Terrain Route.

Most of the route is on tracks, farmland, public footpaths but some tarmac.

Off road trail shoes are recommended, although in very dry times sturdy roads shoes should suffice.

In very wet periods parts of the route can get very muddy and possibly flood.

You can view the route here:-

https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7173750

Results to date:-

Name

Date of run

Time

Club if Any

Andrew Price

16/3/2019

5:01:36

Barrow Runners

Lucy Bird

16/3/2019

5:01:36

Barrow Runners

Simon Cole

16/3/2019

5:01:36

Barrow Runners


Existing on Road route

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.

You can view the route here:-
www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5203667

General

These are NOT a flat courses, best described as undulating.

No medical support, no water station, no mile markers, and no direction markers.

YOU UNDERTAKE TO RUN AT YOUR OWN RISK LIKE YOU WOULD ANY TRAINING RUN.

We strongly recommend you ask a family member 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.

Although I 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.

Completing the Marathons

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. Runnerbeanpaz@gmail.com

DONATIONS

Although this is a FREE marathon we do hope you are able to make a donation to MOVE a local charity who support young people recovering from and/or being treated for cancer.

Any donation you make will go to MOVE, 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/fundraising/ian-paramore4

A QUALITY MEDAL is available with any donation above £5. Just email me your address and I will send to you. Yu can then have this engraved with the date and your run time. (Relay teams can order as many as they like at £5 each)

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

DateNameClubTime
09/12/2011Ian ParamoreBarrow Runners3.25.15
24/02/2012Chris BrownBarrow Runners3.08.58
11/11/2012Doug SkehanBarrow Runners3.40.43
30/12/2015Ben Smith401 Marathons4.28.00
30/12/2015Pete YatesBarrow Runners4.28.00
30/12/2015Amanda YatesBarrow Runners4.28.00
30/12/2015Simon ColeBarrow Runners4.28.00
30/12/2015Hannah ChayneyBarrow Runners4.28.00
30/12/2015Dawn StorerBarrow Runners4.28.00
12/04/2016Mark SwiftPoplar4.34.00
12/04/2016Craig SharpPoplar4.34.00
12/04/2016Roger ClarkePoplar4.34.00
12/04/2016Shaun Bomber CrowsonPoplar4.34.00
12/04/2016Martin DugganPoplar4.34.00
12/04/2016Ben Smith401 Challenge4.34.00
12/04/2016Simon ColeBarrow Runners4.34.00
12/04/2016Lucy birdBarrow Runners4.34.00
12/04/2016Michelle wardBarrow Runners4.34.00
12/04/2016Pete YatesBarrow Runners4.34.00
12/04/2016Amanda YatesBarrow Runners4.34.00
12/04/2016Mary CheneyBarrow Runners4.34.00
12/04/2016Corrine BerkleyBarrow Runners4.34.00
12/04/2016Karen HartlandIvanhoe4.34.00
Sponsored by Mark J Rees LLP

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