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John Tierney

Top of Town Marathon, Stroud

running 12 times up to the top of town, 26.2 miles for Acorns Children's Hospice Trust because it's there.

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Acorns Children's Hospice Trust

We offer a network of care to life limited & life threatened children

Charity Registration No. 700859

Story

10th February 2018

Stroud runners like to train on hills, the most notorious of which is known as the top of town, a simple 1.1 mile hill with the choice of two ways up. Some of us used to joke about doing it twice, theres a nice loop you can do, but few were interested

Then for no clear reason I ran it 4 times in 2014. Noone wanted to join me. By 2016 Darren and Lee decided they'd join in, not quite a winter fixture yet, but we enjoyed the sick joke of doing it 12 times to make  the top of town marathon. Lee needed a few days off work after the effort and all was forgotten.

2017: Darren remembers the top of town marathon idea. So we're doing it. Because it's there.

376ft climbed per lap. So thats 4500ft by the time we've done 12. A bit higher that 3 Empire State buildings or one Ben Nevis. 


See more stats at strava:   https://www.strava.com/segments/6610453

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