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New Badge - Metric Marathon!!! πŸ’₯πŸ…

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
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Hi everyone!

I would like to announce we have added a new badge to our list - the Metric Marathon badge!!!

This is for those of you who have run an actual metric marathon race, or have run 26.2 kilometres in training.

There are not many official metric marathon races out there yet, but we feel that this would be an excellent milestone for those of you who are training for a full marathon, or who would prefer not to run as far as a full marathon but would like the extra challenge!

Enjoy 😊😊😊

The Marathon Team xx

January 5th, 2020

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Chris9R
Chris9R10 Miles

Think I’ll aim to get this badge before the years out. Planning my first half the end of June ( back permitting)

Joster
JosterHalf Marathon

Great idea!

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

Yay! I feel a new goal coming on .... I can't enter the Chester one this year because of my deferred Oxford half ... but an HU virtual badge would be a good incentive 😍

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Half Marathon

One to add to my 2020 list.

SlowLoris
SlowLorisMarathon

That's 16.23 miles to us old folks. Should be Week 10 if I stick to my plan.

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon

Great idea Abi.Going to βœ… that box in 5-6 months.

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Run46
Run46HUHM v10Mile

Great idea, I think a lot of people who don't fancy a full marathon but have done a half will be tempted by this...which I'm sure is your cunning plan! πŸ˜‰

HoagyM
HoagyMHalf Marathon

What a good idea, sounds like something to aim for this year!

skysue16
skysue1610 Miles

I did a metric half marathon, the Edinburgh Kilomathon - 13km! Not ready for 26km.....yet πŸ˜‰

Katnap
KatnapHUHM v10Mile

Excellent idea! Sounds achievable...

πŸŽ‰πŸ± New Year's Katnap πŸ±πŸŽ‰

That’s my target for my next long run sorted!

MadDave
MadDave in reply to MadDave

I think the metric marathon is also an option for the Cambridge boundary run cuhh.soc.srcf.net/boundary-...

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to MadDave

I can only see a full and a half marathon on there. It says entrants can carry on past the half marathon point if they wish, but they only record times for half and full.

MadDave
MadDave in reply to roseabi

Yes that’s what it says, but I was scrutinising the map and figured out they’d plotted a route between the HM point and full Marathon finish - a shortcut shown in green, with mile markers - which looks like a metric marathon. I’ll give it a go on my next long run and report back!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to MadDave

So they have! Looks as though you can collect a half marathon medal and official time, and then add on the extra few kms. Do you know if it's chip timed? I can't see anything about that.

MadDave
MadDave in reply to roseabi

I think it’s gun timing only, and not UKA certified, so the result won’t β€˜count’, but that takes the pressure off. They’re pretty relaxed about switching between HM and full distance πŸ‘

C3PO
C3POVirtual HM

Fun! I should manage that sometime this year, as I'm running the full Oslo Marathon in September.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Superb, I LOVE that pic!!!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to ju-ju-

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AnnaKarenina
AnnaKareninaMetric Marathon

ooh, for a woman training for her first marathon who has just crossed the HM distance threshold, this is exciting indeed! I will hold that thought in my head as my long runs increase over the next few weeks. It will - fingers,toes and eyes crossed - be three weeks until I hit my 17 mile long run and can claim that badge.

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM v10Mile

I can hear the words β€˜It’s only another parkrun’ in my head already πŸ˜†

Madge50
Madge50Half Marathon in reply to TailChaser

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Mx

aliboo70
aliboo70Half Marathon

Oooh like the sound of this!😊xxx

Whatsapp
WhatsappHalf Marathon

Sounds like a challenge I can get on board with. Not sure when - but it's comingπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ

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