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26/10/2012 at 07:48

DLR, Leeds-Manchester Airport return train £16, leave 4:50, arrive airport 6:24. Food for thought, but can't book yet until 3 months before.

Accomodation all sorted! Just need to pay the Berlin registration fee.

Can't do Paris next year as have an obligatory 65th birthday week celebration away!

26/10/2012 at 08:37

I've already opted for the overnight stop Sticky - I'm old and need my sleep!  Bewleys hotel, about 100m from the terminal, £56 for the night.

26/10/2012 at 09:22
Gutted was too slow.
26/10/2012 at 09:55
Dirty Leeds Rob wrote (see)

I've already opted for the overnight stop Sticky - I'm old and need my sleep!  Bewleys hotel, about 100m from the terminal, £56 for the night.

Aww....bless. Good idea with the overnight stop. Will see you on the flight then, if I can keep awake! Manage to persuade my aerophobic boyfriend to fly, hopefully he'll be too sleepy to realise he's on a plane

26/10/2012 at 09:59

Cant say I'm happy with the organisation of this pre registration stuff for Berlin. Much better to get people to pay up front instead of having all the places taken by those that 'might' confirm later. I got 2 places for me and my brother who is away on holiday and said he might want to run it. He might not run it either so I've taken a place that someone else could have taken if they were taking money up front. It just doesn't seem right and I'm sure there are many that thought they might as well register for nothing.

Problem now is that many of my running friends don't have a place so we'll maybe look at Budapest or Frankfurt which means that both my places will be available. Just wonder how many are doing the same and how many places that will free up?

Call me cynical as well but I'm not convinced that people will be moved up the price bracket when places become available. Be interested to see if anyone does but I reckon if your in at 110 euros then thats what your going to pay.

Not a well thought out plan from a runners perspective but an absolute goldmine for the organisers!

26/10/2012 at 10:35

Gutted - i was in an all day meeting and by the time I logged in itwas sold out!!

Hi MC - how's family?

26/10/2012 at 10:36

@MC Dave - I have to disagree. I thought that it was fantastic and very quick and easy. I cannot believe that there are going to have a lot of places left over but if that's the case - then there will be other bibs available in a few weeks.


26/10/2012 at 10:49

Fingers crossed that there areothers available Emmy_H.........

26/10/2012 at 10:51

Hi andyp, there's the option of the tour operators:

Good luck!

26/10/2012 at 10:54

See you there. Flights book - £130 from heathrow. Hotel on we pop. Looking forward to this now

26/10/2012 at 11:19

Thanks Sticky - will try this.......

26/10/2012 at 16:00

If you didn't get in yesterday all is not lost. The marathon facebook page states that recycled places will be available from 6pm on the 17th November. 

26/10/2012 at 16:05

Thanks Gordon. Good to know!

26/10/2012 at 21:41

Are you looking to run this Andyp as I was contemplating this one myself if I can get one of the recycled places?

26/10/2012 at 21:56

Hi andyp - family are all good thanks. hope you are well. 

Just back from Amsterdam last weekend and marathon No 11 in the bag with a new PB of 2:38:03. Could have been better but for the wind but thats how it goes I guess.

I agree Emmy H, the process was quick and simple but the race would not have been full in 3.5 hours if people had to stump up the cash there and then. As it goes I have two places that I'm unlikely to use now as others didn't get in quick enough. Looks like Frankfurt or Budapest for us

26/10/2012 at 21:56

DLR - How did you get on in Amsterdam?

26/10/2012 at 22:05

Alright Dave ta.

Injured since July and just done a 4 mile and a 5 mile run since then but chanced the half and got round ok, with no ill effects.  Showed my fitness is shot to bits though!  20-25 minutes slower than I might manage at peak but realistically it's where I am now.

26/10/2012 at 23:33

At least your back in the game mate and running again. Thats the main thing!

Well done on getting through the half

27/10/2012 at 13:58

Did everyone get a confirmation email?

I didn't. I registered bang on midday (Euro time) while the 60 Euro entry was still highlighted, entered my data, and submitted. Then I got a message saying "Thank you for your booking". But I've heard nothing since.

Should I be concerned....?

28/10/2012 at 07:19
I got an e-mail straight away.
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