Although for many of our participants this is not a competitive race, we cannot remain on the Meadows all day. We require runners to be able to complete the marathon or half marathon in less than 4 and a half hours. This means your minimum average pace will have to be around 3.3 mph - a brisk walk - to take part in the half marathon.
Once again we are only opening the marathon for serious runners this year, so if you feel like you cannot complete the full marathon in under 4 and a half hours, you should do the half instead. If you have not finished by this time, we will not stop you continuing along the route (and hopefully you would finish eventually) but we will have to ask you to surrender your running number and chip, as we will no longer be able to take any responsibility for your safety.