GPS Race Maps


Shakespeare Marathon

(results full marathon and half marathon and pictures)

Summary, Stratford-upon-Avon is a beautiful setting for this rural marathon and half marathon.  The race was well marshalled with regular drinks stations every 2 miles (water only, no sports drinks).  Start time is off putting - 1pm - means you have a tough choice between lunch (=stitch) or no lunch (=run out of fuel). Course is undulating and double lapper (that 150' hill at 8 miles greets you again at 18 miles!). 1pm start also means it can be hot - in 2005 it was about 16-17 deg C in direct sun for the first 18 miles. Quite a few marathoners got dehydrated and overheated and switched to the half marathon en route. 

Overall a lovely location, well run but don't expect a personal best (unless like me its your first marathon!).

24 April 2005

  Advertised Statistics Measured Statistics
Distance 26.2 Miles

26.2 Miles 

Total Climbs N/A 

roughly 700'

Electronic trace .gpx .mmo (requires memory map)

Maps Colour coded for route altitude





     Height Profile of Race

(roughly 700' climbs?)





22 October 2007

(C) Copyright John Mayall