New Forest Festival of Running 2018


New Forest Marathon 7 Races 1 Stunning Location.

Marathon Half Marathon 10K 5K Junior 1K & 200m and Woodland Walk, A family event to cover every family member and a great venue well set up for competitors and spectators with stalls and entertainment, there is plenty of parking onsite and close to the event site as well take heed and arrive early then no last minute traffic jams getting in this area is bad for heavy traffic.

Having arrived early plenty of time to have a look around and meet up with friends not seen in a while and prepare for individual race start times Marathon then half etc. To note this could be a great club event for those that prefer to run and would allow juniors to take part?

So my main goal this year was to run my last marathon distance in Nashville in under the 06:30:00 time limit achieved with P/B I then got the opportunity to run an Ultra distance so took advantage and completed this distance I have now retired from long distance running and have a new goal for next year. (Weymouth 70.3) Knowing this was an option I needed to improve my swimming so running has been on the backburner over the summer (heat wave that was lucky) so this was my first run in a couple of months, what a lovely course hills pony’s double backs so you have interaction with other runners.

I managed to get to mile 10 before my quads and calf’s decided to not play ball that was a big plus for me I completed the course 20 minutes slower than I had hoped for but with no proper running training I was very happy with the run the course the event and more importantly the support running in to the finish. I would thoroughly recommend this event for an excellent day out.

Darin McCloud