Kingsdown Road, Walmer, Kent
This course is going to be a five lap route that goes past Deal Castle and Walmer Castle (unfortunately some sea defence works rather limit our options this year...) along a typical English sea front in Deal, we have a pier, chip shops, life boats, fishing boats, shingle beach (which you'll only be on if you're lost!) maybe even a family braving the beach with a windbreak!
The race follows a 5 x 5.24 mile out-and-backs course along a relatively flat stretch of the Saxon Shore Way between Kingsdown and Deal. Runners will pass Walmer Castle and Deal Castle along the route. The course runs along a stretch of the Saxon Shore Way between Kingsdown and Deal. The total elevation gain is probably sub 100' for the entire marathon. Navigation is simple, always hold on the path nearest the sea (there are several parallel paths so you'd end up on the same route, but would be slightly cutting the course short.) The first turn around is right opposite Walmer Castle, we'll have that marked, you'll then run along the whole length of Deal sea front, along the promenade past Deal Castle, Deal Pier, the newly renovated sea defences before finally turning around at Sandown Castle (though you'll be forgiven for missing this one as it was turned in to part of the defences long ago).
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