A-Z E for Eden project

If you like hills, mud, clay, hills, trails and hills this is the race for you. The race is billed as being 50% off road and trail shoes are de rigeur. There is a lot of single file sections be that due to traffic on narrow lanes, collapsing pathways or just vegetation overgrowing the path. There had been a lot of rain in the preceding days so although the weather was almost perfect for marathon running underfoot was slippy and you had to keep your eyes on the ground at all times. This is a pity as there is a lot to see on the course and you just make your way past it putting one foot carefully in front of the other.
The organisation of the race is good getting there though can be a problem as the first bus gets there too late to get changed drop a bag etc so it means getting a taxi.
This was my 21st marathon and probably the hardest I have done my garmin said the climb was 2111 ft.


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