- September 28, 2020 8:00:00 AM Europe/Copenhagen
- Mirrlees Fields, Stockport, UK (Virtual Event)
Virtual Mirrlees Marathon
Run or walk 25 laps around the Mirrlees Fields perimeter path to complete the Mirrlees Marathon.
from Monday 14th September until Sunday 27th September @ 19:00
Can't get to Mirrlees Fields?
You can run an alternative course anywhere in the world and submit the distance/time to us, we'll convert it into laps of Mirrlees.
Proceeds to Mirrlees Fields Friends Group - http://www.mirrleesfields.org.uk/
Use this page to register and keep an eye on the results so far
There are Strava segments of the route:
How far can you go?
Achieve milestones for the following numbers of laps:
5km - 3 laps (5.1km)
10km - 6 laps (10.2km)
Half Marathon - 13 laps (22.1km)
Full Marathon - 25 laps (42.5km)
How to enter
Use the 'Register' option on this page - entry is via a donation of £5.00 (plus booking fee) with profits going to Mirrlees Fields Friends Group.
There is also the option of ordering a medal for £5.00 (incl. any P&P) These will be ordered on demand and will be available within a month of the end of the challenge. If you'd prefer to donate an extra £5.00 to Mirrlees Fields Friends Group rather than have a medal there's an option for that too.
Running around Mirrlees Perimeter Path: Complete your full laps of the path and time yourself. Submit your number of laps and time to us
Plotting your own route? Plot your route, complete it and time yourself. Submit your distance and time to us
Social distancing: To help with social distancing rules, we only want your ‘moving time’ - you can stop your watch if waiting for people on the paths or if crossing roads away from the fields - there is no need to take any risks.
Submitting your time: Email them to us as firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll then update the results each day.
You can also post them on the Mirrlees Fields Friends Group Facebook page so people can see how you're getting on - https://www.facebook.com/mirrleesfieldsfriendsgroup.
Once you submit your results, you can still carry on and add to the laps you’ve already done but when you submit your next lot, you need to submit the total number of laps/time you’ve done so far - we’ll treat any results you send as your final total results so will update your current result with your new one
Select the ‘Results’ option on this page to see how everyone is getting on
- Follow the current Government Covid-19 guidelines whilst running
- Apply social distancing to stay clear/give priority to pedestrians and people using public spaces - remember, we only want your ‘moving’ time.
- There's no minimum age but parents/guardians must assess the ability of children to complete the route and are responsible for their safety
- If not using the perimeter path
- consider using an online route plotter to work out your route. We favour Plot-a-Route https://www.plotaroute.com/routeplanner– it’s very simple to use (other planners are available)
- Carefully select your route and consider elevations, distances, any access restrictions – you must only use Public Rights of Way, consider the effect of social distancing on your planned route (narrow paths etc) and the period of time you will be exercising. Try to avoid popular running/walking routes at busy times
- Carry out a Risk Assessment on your route
- Consider the weather on the day of your run and dress accordingly
- If you are feeling unwell or have any medical conditions that could be affected by taking part in the challenge, wait until you are better before attempting the challenge.
- As per your normal run/walks there is no first aid cover for this challenge. If you don’t normally do so, please consider informing someone of where you are going and to check in with them on your return. Also, if possible, carry an ICE (in case of emergency) card with your details.
- The challenge is run under UKA rules which should be followed by all participants