Latest News: Read more

Discussion Forum - Events - Malvern Midsummer Marathon

Author: Carole Elizabeth Engel
Posted: Sun 22nd Jun 2014, 12:14
Joined: 1998
Local Group: Calderdale
Many thanks to Heart of England for a superb day out yesterday - excellent check points brimming with savoury (one CP) and sweet delights (so many lovely home bakes) in abundance. Good meal at the end of jacket potatoes with cheese and beans and apple pie with hot custard, slightly marred by the plastic/polystyrene plates and cutlery (really not up to the job). Good route taking in the length of the Malvern Hills with great views and plenty of climbing (GPS came up with almost 5,000') and a mixture of stony tracks, road and field made up the rest of the route which was baked hard in the hot summer sunshine (my poor feet). Well worth the 150 mile journey down south and not surprisingly, a full event. One improvement would be to set the many runners off with the main field - the constant stepping aside to let them pass (although all very polite, considerate and well-mannered to a man/woman) felt endless on the narrow, often overgrown field margins. Oh, and a GPX file would have been enormously helpful for the many local paths not shown on the OS map along the length of the Malvern Hills - not everyone is a local or still reliant on a route description when modern technology has been available for so, so long now (sigh!).

This website uses cookies

To comply with EU Directives we are informing you that our website uses cookies for services such as memberships and Google Analytics.

Your data is completely safe and we do not record any personally identifiable information.

Please click the button to acknowledge and approve our use of cookies during your visit.

Learn more about the Cookie Law