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Unbelievable_jeff Posted on 10/02/2020 19:29
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Anyone applied for ballot. Havenít been successful since 2014 seems to be getting more popular every year.
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Small_town Posted on 11/02/2020 05:43

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I'm a ruby member so automatically get offered a place. When are the ballot results announced?

They ate increasing the field to 60000 this yeast bit it still doesn't seem enough compared to the amount of people who want a place
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PAULIEJ Posted on 11/02/2020 08:46

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If you don't get in go down the charity place route. I just do that every year now. Generally have to raise £3-400 but that's fine for me as I have a big family and lots of friends/work colleagues.
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mario_moreno Posted on 11/02/2020 10:25
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Agree with the above. Unless you specifically want to run it just for fun rather than raising a few quid for charity then i'd go down the charity place route (generally the entry fee is considerably less than it is if you got a place via ballot too).

PS as if it's FIFTY EIGHT QUID to run the GNR!
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Small_town Posted on 11/02/2020 10:28

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Why did you put the price in capitals?
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mario_moreno Posted on 11/02/2020 10:34

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For emphasis. Quite a lot of money don't you think?
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Small_town Posted on 11/02/2020 11:34

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No not really, which is why Iíve paid it.

Supply and demand, simple economics. The GNR is always massively over subscribed. They get about 130000 ballot entries for at maximum 60000 places. Which suggests, if anything, they arenít charging enough.
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mario_moreno Posted on 11/02/2020 12:04
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Crikey... I'm glad you're not in charge of pricing the London Marathon (over 450k ballot entries for 17.5k places) otherwise i'd never be able to afford it.
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Small_town Posted on 11/02/2020 12:37

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Iím not in charge of pricing the GNR either but it seems reasonable to me. I donít even think twice about paying it.
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teesste Posted on 12/02/2020 11:26

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I've ran the GNR 10 times now and always enjoyed it but i've switched across to trail running now rather than road running.

Far more enjoyable with loads of places right on our doorstep to get out and enjoy.

I've taken part in lots of the Hardmoors Races (they do 10k, Half Marathons, Marathons and Ultra Marathons) and are all based in and around the North Yorkshire Moors/Cleveland Way area. A great day out and a cracking atmosphere as well as pretty challenging.
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borostu82 Posted on 12/02/2020 11:44

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I'm looking to enter the Hardmoors Roseberry topping marathon in December. It will be my first marathon.(unless i do the York marathon)
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teesste Posted on 12/02/2020 11:55
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I'm doing the Roseberry Marathon.. done the half marathon a few times and its great fun!

It goes on sale at 6pm this Saturday so make sure you get booked on quick because it will probably be sold out within minutes.

Oh and they call it a marathon but its actually about 30 miles!!
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Smellyhelly Posted on 12/02/2020 14:18

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Stop telling people about the Hardmoors series, itís already hard enough to get in, 🤦‍♂️, as for the GNR , £58, yeravvinalaff.
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borostu82 Posted on 12/02/2020 14:45

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A lad i work with does the 50, he is doing a few of the longer ones this year also.

Fingers crossed i get a spot for me and my brother on Saturday.

I'm doing the Arncliffe half marathon with Its Grim UP North in March... i'm looking forwards to it.
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teesste Posted on 12/02/2020 14:57

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You're not wrong they are tough to get in.. I usually marshall a few races and then get a few freebies .. best and easiest ways of getting in.

I'm doing both the 55 and 60 this year. Both great races and not as daunting as you would think, especially once you get a marathon or two under your belt.
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Stanley_Downing Posted on 12/02/2020 17:36

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Done the great north run a few times, but hate trying to get out of South Shields at the end. Tend to stick to smaller runs these days like Redcar.
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Heine Posted on 12/02/2020 18:31

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Did it last year and it was hard work only ran 10 miles in training so the last few were tough enjoyed the occasion and stayed over after to celebrate which helped
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boroskel65 Posted on 12/02/2020 19:27

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The GNR can overcharge because it is an event and people will pay for the experience, but what is happening is that smaller events like the Boro, Stockton 10kís try to keep pace with the GNR on pricing and it gets silly.

This happened in the early nineties when lots of races disappeared up themselves leading to the stalling of the running boom that began in the 70ís.
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Viewfromthewest Posted on 12/02/2020 22:47

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Iím in for the 55 again after doing it last year, havenít signed up for the 60 yet as it doesnít sell out but will probably do it.

Did the full marathon series last year and I will say rose berry felt the hardest, that could also be that I was effectively on my 3rd marathon in 8 weeks.

Rather than the GNR am doing Gateshead half in April
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