by Ben Haworth
March 23, 2010
Michael from the MTB Marathon team writes…
Temperatures are still low but there is no denying that spring is trying its best to break through. And with spring approaching the 1st round of the Chain Reaction Cycles MTB Marathon Series powered by Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport can’t be far away. In fact we are talking only four weeks from now.
1st event of the season – 10-11th Aril, Builth Wells:
Traditionally (or at least for the last six years) the EXPOSURE LIGHTS BIG NIGHT OUT night marathon will kick off the series in style on the 10th April at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells. The approx. 43km long night marathon will be followed by the Sunday run Spring marathon will have a 28km long Mini Marathon – ideal for beginners and families, a 51km half marathon or the 70km long distance available so that every rider can find the right distance for the day.
Riders who are going for the weekend double don’t need to worry about doing the same course twice as John Lloyd has thrown in lots of extra and different stuff in for Sunday. They will also get rewarded with a £ 15 discount on the overall price. The event is based on the Royal Welsh Showground which has lots of hard standing, perfect access roads and facilities and is only a very short walk from the centre of Builth Wells. You can find the details on the EXPOSURE LIGHTS BIG NIGHT OUT night marathon here http://www.mtb-marathon.co.uk/events/exposure.php and on the Spring marathon here http://www.mtb-marathon.co.uk/events/builth_wells_spring.php
Course details and other updates on website:
You can now find all the course details including course descriptions, course length, profiles, amount of climbing and approximate distance between service stations on the various event pages. So if you are keen to find out what you let yourself in for make sure you have a look on the event of your choosing.
Besides that we have made the MTB-Marathon guidebook available as a download on our site. So if you are not on our database or you live outside the UK then have a look on our homepage for the download.
Pick up the marathon Buff at the 1st event:
Long standing sponsor Buff has provided us with lots of lots of MTB-Marathon Buffs which we will be using as spot prizes at the event for everybody we believe needs a little reward. So make sure you keep that in mind when you come over the lines at the 1st event in Builth. For further details on this fantastic piece of headwear check out the Buff website: http://www.buffwear.co.uk/
Entries have been coming in thick and fast over the last few weeks with the new event in Grassington and Selkirk being very popular early on in the season. If you haven’t entered yet make sure that you either download an entry form from our website or go directly to the Chain Reaction Cycles hosted online entry. For all the details please go to our entry page on the MTB-Marathon website: http://www.mtb-marathon.co.uk/entry_forms/entry_forms.php Here you can choose between or the good old paper download entry.