Amsterdam - Marathon, Half n 10K

Beans Abroad :-)~ 16.10.05

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24/04/2005 at 17:41
Thats it the beans are goin abroad!!!!
The flights are booked!

Now all we have to do is train..... ARRR


Running caz

Anyone else coming???!!!???
24/04/2005 at 18:05
Think there are a lot more possibles after todays post run drink and chat!!

There is also a half and a 10k option. Gavin, Anthony, you know you wanna!! Someones got to save poor Des from male solitude ;-)
24/04/2005 at 18:44
Hi... a small group of us are looking at doing this - some doing half and maybe 1 or 2 doing the full marathon.

Who have you booked flights through - just been looking at Easyjet from Gatwick.

Have you sorted accommodation?? We're looking at making a long weekend of it - fly out Friday and come back Monday!!
24/04/2005 at 20:00
HS - we're going out Sat morn and coming back Mon eve. We've booked flights with BMI from Coventry (I think) and accomodation is currantly under consideration :-)
24/04/2005 at 20:05
MMmmm, might have to give this one serious consideration.
24/04/2005 at 21:46
Caz, flights are through BMI from Birmingham International.

HS - they cost about £45 all in.

Gonna try and sort accommodation by the end of the week.
25/04/2005 at 16:27
Hs - have you got your accommodation sorted? You have loads of options for flights if your flying from LGW or LHR. I bet BA and KLM have some good deals, as its like catching a bus from london.

juicer - have since had chat with a new lady from work just come over from co-op travel, she said that the botel has been re-furbished now and is loads better than before. Said that the Tulip was dodgy still.

caz - flights definitely from bhx. Flythomson did them from coventry and they were quite cheap 2 but BMI were the cheapest.

Come on!!! Anyone else up for it?
25/04/2005 at 16:31
LW - Consideration???? Its cheaper than running London, it gets you out the UK, and you can recover in sytle!
25/04/2005 at 16:37
Don't think I'm realistically going to be able to do this one :o( Would've liked to come along as an ex-pat BEANS.
26/04/2005 at 07:43
Prue - BA are quite expensite cus of their taxes. Easyjey cheapest I've found so far at about £50. Haven't sorted accommodation yet - need to get all the peeps that are thinking about it to committ.
26/04/2005 at 17:32
Yes - I definitely feel we all need committing !!!
26/04/2005 at 17:41
Caz, Prue, Juicer - sorry can't make this Wednesday. Hope to see you at another gathering soon!!!

As for Amsterdam Mara, it's been on my list for a couple of years now. I'd love to commit myself to it but can't right now as my foot is still a bit dodgy. I'll have to see how the next couple of weeks go.
26/04/2005 at 18:58
UM - no probs :-) There'll defo be other times!!

Hope foot improves quickly and that this one becomes a defo :-)
26/04/2005 at 20:09
Well I've done the first bit - I've entered online for the half.

I'm leaving doing a full marathon until next year as I haven't done one since 1998 and have suffered from a calf problem in the last 12 months or so and want to take things steady.
27/04/2005 at 10:58
UM - Sorry you can't make it, would have been great to catch up :-)

Sorry to hear about the foot :-( <thinking of you> its such a bumer when your injured....

I'll keep fingers crossed for all of us and injuries, and lets hope you can make it. We have a few more months to go yet.
27/04/2005 at 12:01
Yep, Ultra Minnie. Good luck with the foot, and hope to catch up soon xxx
27/04/2005 at 13:18
has anyone done this one before? thinking about it...quite tempting I take it it is fairly flat and fast?
27/04/2005 at 14:24
Really flat and fast - excellent start and finish in the Olympic Stadium

Did it last year and thinking about possible repeat this year.

27/04/2005 at 14:37
I keep reading that it is two loops - but when I looked on website the course doesn't look like it - can you confirm?! also I hear there are cobbles?
I ran the Snowdonia Marathon last year and fancy something a little more flat and faster (well at least potentially!!)
27/04/2005 at 14:50
The first loop from the stadium returns to the stadium for a lap of the track (at around 5 miles from memory).

There is then a much bigger loop, including along a river, returning eventually through Amsterdam to the stadium.

Cobbles not a major factor
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