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Whitby marathon

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:23 pm
by jgharston
Watching the news of the London marathon this afternoon it occurs to me that Whitby to Scarborough is about 20 miles, and with a few detours you could get a 26.2 mile marathon course between the two towns. A quick shufty with Google Maps gets a route from the Abbey via Larpool, Ruswarp, Stainsacre, Hawsker, Fylingthorpe, Boggle Hole, Ravenscar, Cloughton, Scalby, Peasholm Park. :)

Re: Whitby marathon

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:43 pm
by David Perry
There used to be a Scarborough Marathon. I did run once and Jimmy Saville was competing.

Whitby has never had a Marathon but it did have a half marathon run by the Round Table or Whitby Lions. I competed in that for several seasons.

Perhaps one of the problems for a Scarborough to Whitby one, might just be the traffic on the main road.

Re: Whitby marathon

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:16 pm
by jgharston
David Perry wrote:Perhaps one of the problems for a Scarborough to Whitby one, might just be the traffic on the main road.
The route I worked out only crosses the A171 at Larpool Lane, Hawsker, Cloughton and Scalby, the rest goes along side roads, a bit of the B1447 to RHB, and a bit of the old railway line.

Re: Whitby marathon

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:54 pm
by David Perry
But wouldn't that still mean closing the road at those points for the duration of time it took all runners to complete the course?

Re: Whitby marathon

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:48 pm
by admin
It's an excellent idea! Would be a little awkward to have to close the road though. But what about the cinder track? It'd make it too short by some way perhaps, but add a lap of the two town centres for good measure and hey presto?

Re: Whitby marathon

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:30 pm
by jgharston
The Sheffield Marathon runs almost entirely on main roads - though it's hard to tell as the idiots published the route map upside down.

Re: Whitby marathon

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:17 am
by Devereux
Anyone know when the next marathon in Whitby will be?

Re: Whitby marathon

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:45 am
by David Perry
if you read the posts you'll see there isn't a marathon in Whitby nor has their been one. There used to be a half marathon run by the Lions but that finished years ago.