Super Fast Marathons

When standing on the start line of a marathon, we all have a target time in our head. Some will be gunning for sub-3 hours whilst others dream of ducking under 5. No matter what time you have in your sights, these are some of the courses that will give you the best chance of hitting your target and setting a new PB.

1 / Manchester Marathon

One of the four most popular marathons in Europe, and the UK's flattest, and friendliest. The hugely popular route has been improved further to include an additionals ection that takes you through the heart of the city. Manchester prides itself on welcoming all to take on a 26.2 mile challenge, from some of the…
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2 / Blackpool Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k

Join the thousands of runners on the traffic free Promenade of this famous UK holiday resort and take in the sights of the Golden Mile, Blackpool Tower and the Piers. Fast and relatively flat, one lap course (two laps for the marathon). A great race for a PB. This event now also features a 10k to tempt even more…
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3 / Milton Keynes Marathon and Half Marathon

Known as the ‘Green Marathon', the route takes you on a scenic tour of some of the amazing 4,500 acres of woodlands, lakesides, parks and landscaped areas within the City boundary, before finishing inside Stadium MK. Also MKM Half route. Pus 2.6k Superhero Fun Run.
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4 / Edinburgh Marathon

Flat and fast, this course has been described as the fastest marathon course in the UK, perfect for those chasing a PB. Part of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, Scotland’s largest running festival of its kind with over 30,000 runners expected to take part in the full marathon, half marathon, Hairy Haggis Team Relay,…
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5 / MBNA Chester Marathon

The multi-award-winning MBNA Chester Marathon is the UK’s only international marathon and has developed an enviable reputation with runners of all levels and abilities. You can expect some fast times over this stunning PB course on closed roads, covering 19 miles in England and 7 miles in Wales. You will run past all…
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6 / Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon has quickly established itself as one of the highlights of the White Rose County's sporting year. This popular and picturesque run, with fantastic PB potential, takes participants past some of York's splendid historic sites and along scenic country lanes, making it an attractive prospect…
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