All places for the Maravan are now sold.

Looks like we're in for a fun little weekend.

Thanks folks!

Video of the marathon route

I took the initiative, while double-checking the course length, to stick a camera on my bike and video the course, to give you a preview of what to expect...

Obviously, gates will be tied open, apart from the first kissing gate, which can be sidestepped. There will be less traffic in November, but I haven't closed the roads, so there may be some, at slow speed. You will have to take care at the two road crossings, though.



Last few places

Fewer than 10 paces left each day, and as team places are also going well, I might divert some of the medals in that direction.

I'm making some final preparations now in terms of what I'm going to give out this year, so early entries would be nice for me. I'm spending everything on the event, and although I won't close entries until all medals have gone, I'd like to go shopping early...

Fair Runner Policy

I've been having a think. Some of you who know me will have seen that I've had to cancel a few races recently. I signed up for them a year ago.

Thankfully, some of those race organisers have allowed me to transfer my entry to someone else. The offshoot of this is that I will be entering those events in the future.

Relay filling up!

Good news for the relay. Currently we have 7 teams entered.

I had set a limit of 10 teams for the relay. The marathon runners appreciate the company and the atmosphere, so it is something I'm keen to encourage, but I'm keen to get runners in to run the full marathon on one or both days.

I've set a basic limit based on the total number of runners finishing that I feel I can handle. This is a flexible feast if I can get support on the finish line.

Course Map

Following a couple of requests, here's the map of the course.

It's 7 laps, starting and finishing in roughly the same place (I'll go out and run it myself with a GPS to triple-check).

For those of you who ran last year, I'm pretty certain I can take the first little sprint from Spar to the finish line out and still get 26.2.


Photos of the Course

Thanks to Sarah McFadzean who reccied the course prior to winning day 2 last year.

Entries now open

The Vigilantes Maravan festival of running is now open for entries.

We have already had a good number of last year's entrants who have pre-registered for this year, but there are still spaces available in every event.

There are two days of marathon running, plus a relay race on the Saturday and a half marathon on the Sunday.

Remember, the more people that enter, the more I can spend on the goody bag and the medal. So it'd be great if you could encourage your friends and clubmates to join us for a fun weekend of running, larks and caravans.


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