Amsterdam Marathon 2014

Amsterdam Marathon 2014

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20/01/2014 at 20:40

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....

 

21/01/2014 at 06:34

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

21/01/2014 at 07:37
Yep, well I thought if I'm going to train for a race I may as well do a proper one

And it was either join my mates in the Birmingham half or run in Amsterdam. It was an easy decision haha.
21/01/2014 at 08:06

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 

25/01/2014 at 17:14

New shoes bought.

Passport renewed.

Registration paid for.

Hotel sorted.

 

No going back now. Happy days

25/01/2014 at 20:15

Dont forget the flight!

17/02/2014 at 21:13

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.

17/02/2014 at 22:07

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!

06/03/2014 at 13:17

I'm tempted by this marathon this year. Does it historically sell-out and if yes, when would you expect?

06/03/2014 at 13:37

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.

07/03/2014 at 19:20

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.

07/03/2014 at 20:55

Yes I have and entered the River Thames Half on 5th October too. Looks like a scenic course and pancake flat

http://www.riverthamesrunning.co.uk

 

10/03/2014 at 08:51

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!

09/04/2014 at 13:29

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.....

09/04/2014 at 18:52

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.

 

Edited: 09/04/2014 at 18:54
27/04/2014 at 21:01
I have signed up. Was gonna do Valencia again. But the woman
Talked me into it at the London excel. I looked at flights which from Luton is
Priced at around ??80 to ??100 return flight. I have booked hotel in dam square. Or should I say pre-secured booking with card you pay when you are their. Like this you pay nothing now. So if I did get injured I can cancel hotel. It will cost me 240 euros for 3 nights. You can get places cheaper than this but many cheaper hotels you share the bathroom. I booked with booking.com you can also checkout Laterooms.com good luck
10/05/2014 at 12:49

Hi all 

 

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 ?

 

11/05/2014 at 20:45

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?

12/05/2014 at 09:08

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.

12/05/2014 at 09:12
Thanks for the advice orapidrun, I'll have a look.
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