Is anybody else thinking of entering Dublin in October of this year?
The website says that it is flat,
has anybody run it before, if so it a decent course etc?
Hi Peter. I'm planning on running it this year and if I make it to the start line it'll be third time lucky as I failed to make it due to injury the past two years!
So unfortunately I can't give you my personal experience, but it is meant to be pretty flat, with great support from the crowds all the way around. I think that there's a bit of a drag about mile 22, but nothing too bad. There's plenty of threads about it on here.
Did it last year - great race and good support. It doubles as the Irish national champs so there is a good mix of club and charity type runners.
sounds good I think I have made my mind up. Dublin it is, training in earnest stats july14th - Is anybody else going in for it this year?
I'm thinking about it too as a place to make my first ever marathon run. It's my dads home city, been there plenty of times and have family living there so i'll be good for somewhere to kip beforehand. Just need to price up flights as it's half term that week, as well as being a bank hol in Ireland.
No better place to go drinking either. I'll be limping aroung Copperface Jacks or the Bleeding Horse later that night fingers crossed!
welcome aboard - 24th July will be 15 weeks away from the event.
I did it last year. My second marathon after London. I had a brilliant time, really recommend it. Good luck!
I ran Dublin last year. I think it's a great marathon. It's well organised with waved starts so it's not too congested. The route is nice with plenty of crowd support. There are a few minor inclines and a few welcome declines, but it it mostly flat. I would definitely recommend it.
Dublin was my first marathon in 2011. The atmosphere was incredible. The support of the spectators Heartbreak Hill was fantastic. Due to injury I can not start in 2014., But I am looking forward to 2015. The course is interesting and not difficult.
Game on - booked my place and booked my flights £63 return.
no going back now
can anybody recommend a hotel near the start line?
Who did you book your flights with Peter?
Thanks Georgie, I will check it out.
Hi Cinders, I will post the link later, I have it saved on my other lap top.
it was the best prices of any sites that I found.
here is the link:
my itinerary has come direct from Ryan air!!
We stay allways in the Mont Clare Hotel www.montclarehotel.ie/
It`s less then a 5 min walk to startline and the finishline is directly in front of the hotel.
We're booked into the Camden Court Hotel, used it when I last did Dublin in 2005.
thanks rafi and cinders both look great
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