Dublin Marathon 2013

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16/04/2013 at 20:55

Planning Dublin as my first marathon. As it falls on my birthday 28th October it seems rude to refuse 

I've run a few halfs before in and around 2hours so looking for a sub 5hr debut. Training to start end June.

Accomadation booked , so no backing out............

Any other takers out there?

16/04/2013 at 21:26

Me, me, I'm entered

16/04/2013 at 22:10
Gonna sign up as soon as I've Belfast out of the way.
16/04/2013 at 23:45

I wish I could, but a Monday marathon, on a school day, makes it too awkward.  It sounds a brilliant event.

17/04/2013 at 10:04

It's half term here so fitted in.

19/04/2013 at 13:54

My sister and I are planning it as our first marathon but we're not going to sign up for another few months in case we pick up any injuries.  I can't stop thinking about it so I've started reading marathon books.  I think it's going to take over my life this year!

19/04/2013 at 14:01

I'd really like to do it. My first marathon on Sunday so will see how it goes!

19/04/2013 at 20:15

London georginagem?  Good luck

22/04/2013 at 12:30

I am looking to enter. Ran this race as my first, and o far only marathon back in 2008. Did a 3:43, which I was delighted with. Since then, the 18 year old went to University and is now less fit. Will be looking to run a half marathon in June.

22/04/2013 at 14:42

Ran a local 10k yesterday and slightly twinged my calf at around the 4k mark and stupidly ran on (slowly) and crawled in at 54mins. Bit stiff today so will have to rest it for a week or so.

Will have to train smart once my marathon training begins in earnest.............. anyone recommend a good traing plan? -Had a look at Hal Hidgon novice and it looks as though it may fit in with my work schedule.

24/04/2013 at 14:29

Thanks Cinders. Before I got a charity place for London I was planning on doing Dublin as my first marathon. I had such a good time I'm on the verge of signing up for this. Perfect excuse to visit a friend I haven't seen for ages, and obtain the 4:30 I was striving for in London! 

Bracken I used Hal Higdon Novice 2. I stuck to the long runs religiously, was less successful with the week day runs but usually got 1 or 2 in a week, plus parkrun most Saturdays.

24/04/2013 at 20:59
I did Dublin last year and it was great... definitely tempted to go back again this year!
Bracken, as above, I stuck to the hal higdon plan and ended up taking 36 minutes off my PB marathon time!
25/04/2013 at 20:31

I am also on. First marathon (moving up from 10Ks). Planning on doing 3 hms between now and then.

05/05/2013 at 15:54

Just entered this . I've been put off previously because of the price, but it's cheaper than travelling further afield (I live in Co. Down) when you consider transport and accommodation.

Although I might treat myself to a night or 2 in a hotel anyway!

05/05/2013 at 17:25

Samanthani take a look at http://www.trivago.co.uk and other comparrison websites you may be surprised how cheap accomadation can be, booked 2 nights myself.

I'm from County Antrim, thought about Belfast marathon but by the sound of things it has turned into a glorified relay race - But Dublin seems to tick all the right boxes. 

Still have slight calf strain so have not ran for 2 weeks

13/05/2013 at 12:36

Hi everyone, ive been training for Edinburgh on 26th May but sprained my ankle in the garde a couple of weeks ago.....its not completely healed and too risky so im going to sign up for Dublin instead.  Will be my 2nd marathon and hoping for 3.45.  Did about 5 long runs last couple of months 2 x18 2x 20 and a 23 so hoping i wont lose too much fitness and will try and maintain until October!!!!

Will be looking for a hotel for 2 nights and flights from Glasgow!!

13/05/2013 at 14:45

I was surprised when I booked our flights that BA was the same as the cheaper airlines when you started adding on luggage etc so went with them. Worth doing some comparisons.

13/05/2013 at 20:50

Hi. I want to do Dublin but can't fly out until v early monday. Is there any one out there who would be willing for me to nominate them to collect my number and chip on my behalf.  i would then meet you around start line!?!

i would be very grateful.




10/06/2013 at 11:28

I am tempted to try out this one, having just completed the walled city marathon in derry (my first one ). A bit early yet to pay up i think! 

18/06/2013 at 13:14

I'm entered and i cant wait. This will be my fourth marathon and im planning on keeping a blog of my progress :



Any one going over from England by themselves ?

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