ONLINE Entries are now OPEN for 3rd November 2018: see HERE
Whether you are one of the regulars, live locally, or planning an overseas trip to include run at Feilding we would love to see you here on 3rd November for the 64th consecutive Feilding Marathon. We welcome back our Major sponsor, Shoe Clinic. Included below is a welcome note from Nick who owns the Palmerston North branch.
Feilding is one of the longest running Marathons worldwide (no.9 on our reckoning) and our reputation as “Friendly Feilding” is always well displayed on race day.
We offer the Marathon, a 2 or 4 person Relay Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and 5km, all with Run or Walk options. So bring the whole family along!
It is with a tinge of sadness we noted the recent passing of our very first winner, Norm Pearce.
I’ve spoken previously with Norm about his experience of what was his first Marathon. Back in 1955 he was mostly interested in 100 yard sprints, but running to and from work in Taihape meant he was pretty fit. So with a few mates talking about entering he followed suit. He was most surprised to gain the win. His story echoes a little bit of my own. Feilding 2001 was my first Marathon, and like Norm I entered a bit by accident – was training for the Kepler Challenge later in the year so a few days before the Feilding Marathon figured I’d better learn to run 42km before trying 66! I was surprised to win (and it remains as my PB).
So if you have already done plenty of 10km and Half’s, why not choose 2018 at Feilding as the time to challenge yourself to the Marathon?
Rob Dabb, Race Organiser
Feilding Moa Harriers