Following the success of last year’s event, preparations for the 2014 Microgaming Isle of Man Marathon and Half Marathon are gathering pace with organisers encouraging potential participants to secure their place early to avoid disappointment. Feedback from the 2013 race was such that it was voted by The Independent as one of their top 10 running events.
Scheduled for Sunday 10 August, the event takes runners over the Manx Northern course, with a start point in Ramsey. For marathoners, the first 5 miles of the circuit are undulating, with a high point of 259 feet being reached at approx. 4 miles (and 17 miles).
Both courses are said to offer stunning views across the island and finish inside the Ballacloan Stadium. Participants can also look forward to a legendary post-race buffet and an excellent goody bag.