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

Marathon

Prue
Running caz
Juicer
Des
Mudlark

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 ;-)
HS
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.
HS
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 :-)
HS
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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