Amsterdam Marathon 2014
So has anyone signed up to the Amsterdam 2014 Marathon this year???
I am just about to sign up for it and this will be my first ever marathon... well, first ever race for that matter. I'm thinking once I sign up and pay for everything then there's no going back.
I know quite a few people ran it last year from here. Would be nice to see if any more are planning on doing it this year.
9 months and counting....
Yep i'm in for this one, like the look of a nice flat autumn marathon. Have entered and paid but given no thought to flights or accomodation yet, hope it doesnt prove too expensive!
Wow, first race and a marathon abroad, hats off to you Blakey, first race has to be somewhere and might as well be a marathon. Good luck with your training
I'm also doing Amsterdam! And I also had to decide between Birmingham half (which I do every year) and the Dam! No competition really
New shoes bought.
Registration paid for.
No going back now. Happy days
Dont forget the flight!
I'll see you there, this will be my 2nd marathon. I was told to just enjoy it, you never get another chance to do your first marathon.
I'm signed up but no flights or accommodation sorted yet.
I did this one last year as my first marathon. The river goes on and on, vondelpark is best bit (on the way back in). Look out for the 'free energy' stand and get there early. By the time I got into the stadium it'd started already, big queues!
And Blakey....as it's your first one - might seem like a cop out but just enjoy it, good luck!
I'm tempted by this marathon this year. Does it historically sell-out and if yes, when would you expect?
Having run the half in 2012, I get the e-mail newsletters. The one I got yesterday said places were being limited this year with 16,000 for the full marathon.
The e-mail from the end of January's (2014) claimed 3,300 people had signed up already.
Rewind to 2013, I got an e-mail at the start of September saying about 14,000 people had registered.
Best thing might be to get on the official mailing list as the e-mails say when they are getting close to the limit.
I will do my best to just enjoy it, so long as I do it in under 4:00hrs I'll be over the moon
I had an e-mail 2 days ago saying that 5,000 have already signed up for the full marathon out of the 16,000 places available for the full distance. So plenty of time yet but yes I believe they expect it to sell out.
Yes I have and entered the River Thames Half on 5th October too. Looks like a scenic course and pancake flat
Hello all...I've entered this one as my first marathon as well. Based on the training workload that I'm expecting to have to put it quite possibly my last too!
Ran the Reading half marathon last weekend, took almost a whole week off exercise as a reward and just ate and ate, and now gearing up for a few months of more mixed training before the mileage starts in earnest in June. Hoping that I'll get some inspiration from this thread that will help get me through those regular 20+ km runs when it all starts to seem like a bit of a slog.
Looking forward to finally joining the group of people who've completed a marathon though!
I also signed up for Ams14 and looking forward to it.....
I failed to finish Paris last weekend due to de-hydration, so will have to be wiser on the Dutch land.....
Did Amsterdam in 2012 and I found the race to be well organized, with a flat, fast course. Support was good in and around the olympic stadium but almost non existent along the river and in the following industrial estate.
According to their Facebook page over 10 000 had signed up two weeks ago so don´t hesitate too long if you want to do it. Personally I´ll do Warsaw this autmn but I can recommend Amsterdam.
Have just entered this one - looks great with the Olympic stadium start and finish . Just the small matter of a training plan to organise .
Does anyone know the distance or time to get to the start from Dam Square ?
Hi everybody, just entered Amsterdam - had a good VLM so with a bit of hard training and the wind behind me I'd like to PB here and I've heard it's a good flat course. Not booked accommodation yet so that's my next job. Any suggestions?
Miss Kovich - seriously consider a place to stay near the start, not as nice but.... The first Metro on a Sunday will get you there only just in time for the start, from Centraal Station.
It's a good marathon, (apart from the river), I enjoyed it. Good luck with the training.
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