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Portland Coastal Marathon

Bustinskin Events Ltd

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Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1SA, United Kingdom

Distance Date
10km ?

10.00KM

Run

Feb. 2, 2020
Half Marathon ?

13.10MI

Run

Feb. 2, 2020
Marathon ?

26.20MI

Run

Feb. 2, 2020

Overview

Right then, before we start, lets not sugar coat this race as a dreamy affair that everyone can do, it’s not, simple as that. The half is hard, The Full is harder! have a read of Grant Vernon’s (Thanks Grant for the honesty) Full Distance race report here for some truth on what to expect. A brief overview for you – Kangaroos (RD EDIT - They’re not, they’re Wallabies! :) ) prison, lighthouse, boulders, quarries, mud, cliffs, gnarly descents and slogging ascents….Bustinskin’s Portland Coastal Marathon has everything except PBs! This is a marathon of 27ish miles, 2400ish feet ascent on an out and back route. The Half is Just over 13.5 miles. Brief review of the marathon (scored between 1 and 5 with 5 being the most awesome) Organisation: 5 (lots of marshals, good route marking) Location:5 (nice race HQ, free parking, showers, awesome views) Terrain:4 (drop a point because out and back route) Value for money:5 (early bird) Bling and stuff:5 (t-shirt, buff-thing, medal, well stocked drinks stations) Total:24/25 This is a brilliant, well organised event. Fully sign posted and plenty of well stocked aid stations along the route. Lots of friendly marshals including some that are running amongst you in yellow tabards, a very neat touch. A finishers medal, a buff-type thing and a t-shirt make this a great value for money event. With early bird entry of £30 this should be on your to-do list of races. **Word of warning for those who skimp on reading race instructions, this race has a mandatory kit list. Spot checks occur (including checking ALL the top 10 finishers). Skip carrying the kit, DQ is your prize.





Review Highlights

Below are the top three aspects of the Portland Coastal Marathon, as determined by athlete reviews.

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5.00
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Registration Process
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4.92
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Race Briefing
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4.92
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Marshal Supervision
All Time Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star 4.77
2019 Average
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Latest Reviews

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John Kennedy
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star 4.4

Reviewed 1 year ago

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This is not your average marathon by any means,it’s a tough tough race,hills mud coastal path steps it throws everything at you, this year we had 50mph winds to contend with as well Superbly organised,some fantastic views but definitely not for the faint hearted Great T-shirt m...Read full review

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Keith Miller
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star 4.6

Reviewed 1 year ago

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Looking for a nice fast, flat course with PB potential, cheering crowds and a '000s of runners. Then look elsewhere as the Portland Coastal Marathon is none of those things. It’s not even a marathon, it’s 27 miles. A beginners marathon it is not (barring the fell runner who I me...Read full review

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Reviews (25)

All Time Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star 4.8
2019 Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star 4.6
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Logistics
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Registration Process
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Value For Money
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Quality of Aid Stations
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Environmentally Friendly

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Course Rating
Natural Beauty
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Uniqueness
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Ease of Navigation
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Local Support
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Safety
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