Only 331 days until the 38th Amsterdam Marathon on 20th October 2013.
Entry confirmed, flight and hotel booked, bag packed.
I expect you'll start tapering soon
It's so far in advance that I can't get a return flight on easyjet yet but everything else is sorted. I have Edinburgh marathon to get out of the way in spring but Amsterdam is my big event.
Evening all, just entered. Second time round for me.
I've got Edinburgh as well Kenny.
Just entered, and just joined RW to get some advice leading up to Amsterdam. Haven't done a marathon for a couple of years (have the beer belly to prove it) - but fancied one for nearer the end of the year (and not too far from home).
Anyone done this one before?
I'm def entering again....Last year was AMAZING. I tried to get a special offer on easyjet too, but it wouldn't let me either....It was £74 last year....
Flat Sam, & the start & finish in the Olympic stadium is fantastic.
277 days to go... Never done the Amsterdam marathon before but I'm assuming it will be nice and flat. The Olympic stadium sounds excellent. A couple of nights in Amsterdam after the race should be good too.
I've got the Edinburgh marathon in May before, so that should provide a nice warm up. Only 21 weeks between Edinburgh and Amsterdam, so not a lot of rest in between.
Kenny/Weedy - looks like we are all doing the same events this year.
Pyjama Girl - looking at your profile, looks like you never rest!!
The flattest marathon I've ever done...And I'm on 41! DEF a PB course.
It just has a nice atmosphere. Go & gander round the expo on the Fri or Sat....Lots of helpful staff around, giving out maps....& you can get cut price travel tickets there too.
The opening ceremonry was just amazing. They play stirring music, & it really is like being at the Olympics! You see the Kenyons on the big screen starting, & you can't believe you are stood just 200 metres away from them on the other side of the stadium. Then you finish in the stadium too....I got complete goose bumps as they announced me as "from Great Britain"....like I was on the GB team, hehe....
Yeah, I do rather a lot of races!!
Signed up just to sort my marathon PB out. Should be fun even if it is very flat!
SweatySock - I assume you were joking about 21 weeks not being much rest?!
What kind of PB's are you guys on?
WiB - I need lots of rest. It's an age thing.
My PB is 5:18 from Wolves. 5:19 from Amsterdam. I'm really going for a 4:45 for this year. To finish in that staduim with a PB must be amazing. I stopped for the first time ever in a marathon for a wee (done 41) & that wee cost me a PB in Amsterdam. I nearly cried! It was soooo near. I entered the stadium just as my Garmin showed my PB time....& I only had 200 metres to go!!!! Grrrrrr!
PB is 3:57 from Berlin.
Aim is to beat that in Edinburgh in May then beat it again in Amsterdam in October. As long as I PB I don't care what the time is.
Glad I got my run in last night - snowy in Manchester!!
How late can I leave entering this? Does it normally fill quickly? I really want to do it but only started running this week after a nine month break!
Tried to enter on line, but form won't accept a house name, - wants a house number, which I don't have. Anyone else had this problem ? if so - any solutions ?
Peter - I'd email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Either that or move to a house with a number.
Looks like there's still plenty of spaces available - limit is 15,000 but there doesn't appear to be anywhere near that so far (according to the web site).
Plane tickets are starting to go up in price - my flight went up £16 in one day last week - so I'd get a shift on if you want to save some cash.
Im tempted,anyone got a heads up on cheap but clean accommodation ?
I have run this twice before my 2x PBs its flat for 23 miles then you hit an underpass! a down then an up, its a slight shock to the system!
brilliant Marathon with a superb finish in the stadium hoping to do it again this year
Peter - can you give a friend's adress? Or your work one?
LRR - I stayed in the Citizen M at Schipol Airport last year. Would recommend it if you're on your own, but rooms are a bit cramped for two people. There's also a Citizen M in the centre of Amsterdam.
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