Steyning Stinger marathon

Do it! Yes, it’s hilly, and yes, after all the rain it was muddy, but it is also low key, generously marshalled, very clearly marked, comes complete with a cooked breakfast at the end and has one of the most distinctive medals I’ve ever earned.

The profile:

Did I mention the hills?

Did I mention the hills?

The route:

Looks like most of the runners afterwards - bowed and broken.

Looks like most of the runners afterwards – bowed and broken.

The medal:

Worth every minute.

Worth every minute.


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A Bradypus or Sloth am I, I live a life of ease, contented not to do or die but idle as I please; ... [Michael Flanders and Donald Swann]
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19 Responses to Steyning Stinger marathon

  1. JovialGnome says:

    Fantastic effort and well impressive bling, well done! 🙂

  2. theblogrunner says:

    Ha ha ha! is that really the route map?

  3. Helen says:

    Lovely medal. Well done and yummy, full breakfast sounds good to me!

  4. shazruns says:

    Oh look at those lovely hills! Well done.

  5. winsometahn says:

    Great medal…terrifying hills – well done!

  6. plustenner says:

    nice medal! very hilly indeed – well done to you 🙂

  7. cmmercer says:

    great running! And the medal looks fantastic!! 🙂

  8. Congrats! What a beautiful medal!

  9. mia79gbr says:

    Eek! Gradient looks tough and I love that the route looks like a knackered runner!! Well done on earning that awesome bling!

  10. mercyjm says:

    Well done! It is one I know I should do as it is in the back yard so to speak, but never been brave enough.

    • abradypus says:

      If you look at the hills as walk breaks, add in that at 10 miles you can opt to switch down to the half marathon and factor in the possibility of starting early if you’re worried about cut off, then it’s actually less fearsome than it seems.

  11. AprilRuns says:

    The route map is fantastic. Congratulations!

  12. That’s a nice medal, I’m jealous

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