Gold Coast Marathon - Drink stations question
Posted 14 June 2004 - 07:53 PM
I have been reading through my info on the marathon......and note it says 4 refreshment stations (PB drinks) for the marathon...(and other just water stations).
They say the refreshment stations are 5kms apart BUT WHEN do they start?? does this mean 5,10, 15, and 20km mark ??? This is NOT enough really.
Please those who have done the marathon before, do you remember what Km points these sports drinks stations are? It is VERY hard to get hold of the organisers to ask them!!
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Posted 14 June 2004 - 08:33 PM
Remember that the course is a loop course, so you'll pass each station twice.
I couldn't find an exact answer, but maybe your answer can be found in the 'personal refreshments' section...
Personal refreshments will be placed on each 5km Refreshment stations in the Full Marathon only. (5km, 10km, 15km, 20km, 25km, 30km, 35km, 40km)
Having run it before, there was always abundant water/power fluid...something every 2.5km is a luxury, and if you're really worried you could run with a water bottle.
Posted 14 June 2004 - 11:14 PM
I have run the GC marathon twice and both times never had any problems with water/sports drinks on the course. Lots of them! Can't recall exactly where they were but rest assured this is not a problem. This marathon is well organised (hence the 2,000 odd entrants).
Posted 15 June 2004 - 12:23 PM
Looks like i will be well hydrated !!
Posted 15 June 2004 - 12:47 PM
The GC Marathon has drink stations every 5kms - at least they did in 2002. They also do a great job with distributing your own drinks if you want them to. This is a great idea as you can choose what suits you. You just have to label each of your drinks with stickers that have your name, the km mark you want it at (5km to 40km in 5km increments) and your race number. Then they drop your drinks off at the drinkstops you requested. Drop your drinks off in a bag when you register (the day before). On the course they have different tables with different race numbers (eg. 0-100; 100-500; etc) to make it easier to find your drinks. Especially in the higher numbers, I was surprised to find not that many people use this service. Other tips: make your drinks stand out so you can spot them easily and if you aren't in a big group, try shouting out your number as you approach and you may find someone hands your drink to you!