Marathons in UK

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APR7
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Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon2 Downs Way, Charing, Ashford TN27 0JP, UK

If you like pastoral landscapes and rural backcountry lanes, then the Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon is the race for you. With a course made of up quiet Ashford, Westwell, and Charing roads, this event will provide you with the perfect escape from your usual diet of urban, mass participation marathons.

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Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon

2 Downs Way, Charing, Ashford TN27 0JP, UKView event
3 reviews
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If you like pastoral landscapes and rural backcountry lanes, then the Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon is the race for you. With a course made of up quiet Ashford, Westwell, and Charing roads, this event will provide you with the perfect escape from your usual diet of urban, mass participation marathons.

Reviews
  • Did the Marathon in 2018

    A map would have been helpful
  • Did the Marathon in 2018

    The course was pretty hard, not helped by the wet conditions in the pilgrims way and the large hill at 12/ mile 25.
£20 - £30
Marathon • Half Marathon
Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon
APR13
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Magna Carta Marathon & Half MarathonUnnamed Road, Egham TW20 0AB, UK

The marathon event will start on the Thames Path trail right beside the Wraysbury Skiff & Punting Club Race HQ. The route will initially be two 2.5 mile out / back loop to the Staines Bridge, followed by 4 out / back 5.3 mile sections to the Old Windsor Lock check point (turnaround point) along this lovely and scenic stretch of the River Thames path.

£28 - £37
Marathon • Half Marathon
Magna Carta Marathon & Half Marathon
APR14
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Running Grand Prix Goodwood Motor CircuitClaypit Ln, Chichester PO18 0PH, UK

Run at the world famous Good-wood Motor Circuit, home to the Festival of Speed and Good-wood Revival, and enjoy the thrill of running a brand new course and racing your way to a new chip timed personal best on this smooth traffic free tarmac motor racing circuit!

£21 - £32
Marathon • Half Marathon • 10k • 5k
Running Grand Prix Goodwood Motor Circuit
APR14
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Sublime Peterborough MarathonPeterborough Marriott Hotel, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough PE2 6GB, UK

An exciting NEW Marathon run on a 95% traffic-free beautiful course, starting and finishing within yards of the fantastic Race HQ and event venue, the Marriott Hotel.


The course heads towards the city centre taking in the stunning Nene Park en-route. Once in the city centre the route passes the cathedral, joins the Green Wheel cycle pathways and runs along the picturesque River Nene, before heading back toward the Marriott Hotel for the after party.

£43 - £45
Marathon
Sublime Peterborough Marathon
APR14
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Off the Tarmac MarathonMerthyr Tydfil, UK

Trail Marathon within the fantastic Brecon Beacons.

Start and Finish at Parkwood - this looped course takes in Pen Y Fan from Graig Fan Ddu before heading up Fan Y Big before heading over to Talybont Reservoir for the final climb up Tor y Foel.

A love for the following are a must:-

Mountains

Trails

Compulsory Kit

Trail Shoes

Mud

Fun

Free T Shirt, Cake and a medal included in price

£40 - £42
Marathon
Off the Tarmac Marathon
APR20
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Gregynog Wales 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon & Ultra Road RaceUnnamed Road, Newtown SY16 3PN, UK

Welcome to the Gregynog Wales 10k,Half,Marathon & Ultra on Saturday 20th April 2019.

Chip Timing with Split Timing Points - Bespoke Gregynog Hall Medal & Goody Bag to All Finishers. Free Unlimited Photo Downloads for All Runners.

£16 - £42
Marathon • Ultramarathon • Half Marathon • 10k
Gregynog Wales 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon & Ultra Road Race
APR27
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The FoxBridge Rd, Godalming GU7 3DU, UK

The Fox is back for 2019! The course direction has been reverted from 2018 to run clockwise - as it did in 2017. We've teamed up with ULTRA magazine again to bring you The Fox Ultra. A 60km circular ultra run route around Guildford.

1 reviews
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The Fox

Bridge Rd, Godalming GU7 3DU, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

The Fox is back for 2019! The course direction has been reverted from 2018 to run clockwise - as it did in 2017. We've teamed up with ULTRA magazine again to bring you The Fox Ultra. A 60km circular ultra run route around Guildford.

Reviews
  • Did the Marathon in 2018

    Some admin issues. I didn't receive the crucial email with the event details which affected my travel arrangements. My name wasn't on the list. The timing chip recorded a time which was more than 20 minutes slower than my own gps time.
£25 - £80
Marathon • Ultramarathon • Half Marathon
The Fox
APR28
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Rotary Shakespeare Marathon and Half Marathon55 Ely St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LN, UK

Escape to the country plains of Stratford upon Avon for this unique marathon. Ideal for first timers, this predominately flat course will see you wracking up the miles in no time as you run past legendary Shakespearean sites and charming hamlets. Come for a truly British day out and memorable experience.

2 reviews
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Rotary Shakespeare Marathon and Half Marathon

55 Ely St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LN, UKView event
2 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Escape to the country plains of Stratford upon Avon for this unique marathon. Ideal for first timers, this predominately flat course will see you wracking up the miles in no time as you run past legendary Shakespearean sites and charming hamlets. Come for a truly British day out and memorable experience.

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  • Did the Marathon in 2018

    Loved it. Mainly flat, but a couple of climbs. Great atmosphere!
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Wish I knew the hills were there!!!
£27 - £40.68
Marathon • Half Marathon
Rotary Shakespeare Marathon and Half Marathon
MAY11
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Bewl Water Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra & 10KBewlbridge Ln, Wadhurst TN5 6HJ, UK

A scenic late spring run starting from the Bewl Water Visitor Centre and following the Bewl round the reservoir route. Both courses are run on a combination of undulating rural wooded trail and along some quiet country lanes, with lovely views of the lake for most of the route.

13 reviews
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Bewl Water Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra & 10K

Bewlbridge Ln, Wadhurst TN5 6HJ, UKView event
13 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

A scenic late spring run starting from the Bewl Water Visitor Centre and following the Bewl round the reservoir route. Both courses are run on a combination of undulating rural wooded trail and along some quiet country lanes, with lovely views of the lake for most of the route.

Reviews
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    I really like the course itself, around Bewl water. Mostly on a trail, with only a few patches properly wet/slippery, it's a very enjoyable run.I personally liked the absence of distance markers. Disappointed with the food available at checkpoints but that's personal preference.Very disappointed with the finish though. There was barely anything, no celebration and no indication of your time...The start was also a complete shamble, with most runners not knowing where to go after the first mile...
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Terrible! It was a hard route due to the combination of trail with road, however, the views along the route were great. The GPS tracking shows the route was a mile over the 1/2 marathon distance, the race started 1/2 hour late due to not enough people checking runners in, the course was over crowded but the worst part of the day was getting to the finish line to be told they had run out of medals!
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    The hills are very steep towards the end make sure you train for that. All the hills were right at the end of the course so brace for it.
£22 - £48
Marathon • Ultramarathon • Half Marathon • 10k
Bewl Water Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra & 10K
MAY12
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Stroud Trail Marathon & Half Marathon12 King St, Stroud GL5 3DE, UK

The Stroud Trail Marathon and Half Marathon are a fabulous & challenging mixture of local trails, Cotswold hills, famous Towpaths, disused Railway Tracks, nationally acclaimed Common Land and of course the amazing views on the Cotswold Edge all in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

£22 - £49
Marathon • Ultramarathon • Half Marathon • Other
Stroud Trail Marathon & Half Marathon
MAY19
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Race The Tide3 The Dr, Holbeton, Plymouth PL8 1LY, UK

In the glorious private setting of the Flete Estate, Holbeton, Devon (PL81LW) we are hosting a Long marathon/Baby Ultra-Marathon distance race, its actually 29.5 miles. It involves 2 estuary crossings at Burgh Island and the Erme Estuary before finishing in the pretty village of Holbeton.

Courses are now designed so you can expect a lovely mix of private footpaths, coastal path, bridle paths, country fields and Woodland. However, the marathon incorporates the South West Coast Path on both sides of the estuary including a beach section at Bigbury-on-Sea and a run across the causeway to the privately owned Burgh Island.

On marked paths to the west of the island, we take you up to the top of the island, you descend and cross the causeway to continue the South West Coast Path further westwards climbing some awesome hills before racing the tide at Wonwell beach, across the estuary and running across Mothecombe beach. You then follow a circular route, continuing on the South West Coast Path for a few miles and on to the village to finish to pick up your well earned medal.

£23 - £48
Marathon • Half Marathon • 10k
Race The Tide
MAY25
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Maverick x TRIBE Run Free MarathonUnnamed Road, Stokenchurch, High Wycombe HP14 3YE, UK

The last Maverick x TRIBE Run Free was chosen as one of the top ten races of 2018 by Coach Magazine and sold out six weeks before the race. In 2019 were going even bigger and better!

We're heading to the beautiful Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to explore the trails surrounding Wormsley Park. The routes we have mapped are intended to test you. With a half or Full marathon route to choose from, there's something for everyone. The trails will lead you through the Chilterns up and over undulating hills with panoramic views across the escarpment. Trail running doesn't get better than this.

In true Maverick x TRIBE style, there will be a huge post-race celebration to look forward to! Expect: an epic variety of delicious food and drink to kick back and enjoy; dreamy summer festival vibes; cosy firepit chill-out zones; an awesome selection of live music acts and inspiring speakers. The TRIBE shake shack will be in full operation and the limited edition TRIBE x Maverick Trail Ales ready and waiting when you cross the finish!

Round up your friends and family to explore the stunning Wormsley Park and surrounding area, take a walk around the course and enjoy the full festival village experience. Together, we go further and faster.

£30 - £50
Marathon • Other • 10k
Maverick x TRIBE Run Free Marathon

About Marathons in the UK

Marathons are 26.2 miles long (or 42.2k) and make up some of the most popular and spectacular races held in the UK. People run marathons for many different reasons, either for a loved one, a personal goal or for a great cause. In fact, the London Marathon has raised over £770 million for charity since it began in 1981, and in 2016, Shannon Foudy, became the one millionth runner to complete it.

What are the best marathons?

The most famous is the London Marathon, which last year produced a record 40,000+ finishers and over 800,000 spectators flooded the streets to cheer them on. If you're thinking of running a marathon, London is not only the most popular but also one of the flattest, so it's a great place to push for a PB. If you missed out on a ballot place, other super flat marathons include ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon, Brighton Marathon, and Edinburgh Marathon. These are held in the spring / early summer, around the same time as the London Marathon. If you're looking for something a little more off the beaten path, the New Forest Marathon, Baxters Loch Ness Marathon (watch out for Nessie) and Yorkshire Marathon all run from late summer into autumn.

How long will it take me to run a marathon?

The average time for London Marathon finishers in 2018 was 3h48m for males and 4h23m for females. This is significantly faster than the global average of around 4h13m and 4h42m for men and women respectively. Don't focus too much on what others are doing, keep your own pace and don't worry if you're overtaken by an inflatable T-Rex, they can be pretty speedy!

Keep in mind that your finishing time can be greatly affected by the course, some marathons are particularly fast (e.g. Berlin, London), and the average time for different marathons can vary - make sure you check out the course maps and elevation profiles to get a feel for the route.

For trivia fans, the world record for women was set in London by Paula Radcliffe in 2003 at 2h15m25s and is still proving tough to beat. The men's record was beaten in Berlin in 2018 by Eliud Kipchoge and at 2h01m39s is pushing close to breaking the elusive 2 hour barrier.

How do you train for a marathon?

To ensure you are ready come race day, check out our free marathon training plan, with nutrition and race tips included. Training for a marathon takes time and dedication. We recommend starting 16 weeks prior to race day, regardless of whether you are entering your first race or looking to hit a new PB.

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