Gran Canaria marathon 2010

sun holiday and a bit of a run

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28/08/2009 at 11:36

Hi all,

Just signed up for the 1st edition of the Gran Canaria marathon (24th jan 2010), I'm not missing it as it's my hometown and it's about time they did something like this.

If anyone fancies a bit of a run and happens to be around there escaping the winter, have a look.

Registration is 25 euros... at this moment...

GC marathon homepage.

28/08/2009 at 11:38
oooh...that looks/ sounds good. Just got back from GC couple of weeks ago. Really liked it, surprisingly so.
28/08/2009 at 11:56
Forgot to mention, there's a half marathon and a 10k .
28/08/2009 at 12:08

I'm also planning to do it, I did the half last year and have raced a couple of times over there (my parents live on the island).

04/09/2009 at 21:40

I went on holiday here when I was a kid  and loved it   the swimming pool at the hotel  which was right by the sea

I am an ex mararthon runner   my limit is now 20 miles

16/11/2009 at 18:20


Gran Canaria, November 4th, 2009 - Race course has variations from initial itinerary due to street maintenance works, for updated racemap visit

08/01/2010 at 19:40
2 weeks to go - anyone else doing this?
09/01/2010 at 20:49
I`ll be fact just arrived in GC .Nice and worm.Dont miss London at all.Cant wait for tomorow morning run
09/01/2010 at 20:52

Not jealous in the slightest...

 I fly out next Sunday so at least I've got a week to get used to the weather.  Last year I flew out the night before the half and just wasn't ready!

09/01/2010 at 21:03

After running yesterday at -2 and tomorow they say will be +24 ,will need two weeks to get used.See you YP in two weeks

18/01/2010 at 20:55
im there too..get in friday.....
18/01/2010 at 21:33
I flew over yesterday - hoping it cools down a bit before the weekend - much warmer than the half last year! Someone told me it was 32 degrees on las canteras beach yesterday! Had a nice run at 9am this morning in an attempt to acclimatise, but it could be quite warm by the time I finish!
19/01/2010 at 11:58

I was on las canteras was 32C yes.

This "winter" has been quite warm.... race day is supposed to be quite warm.  

See you guys around, I'll be running the half.

19/01/2010 at 15:27
Yes mum said it's been warm for a while. I'll get round, just not sure how fast at the moment...
19/01/2010 at 20:34
See you all on cra**ing myself!
26/01/2010 at 17:58
Race reports people . Dying to hear all about it...
26/01/2010 at 18:13
I loved it! 4.23 for me, I started getting a bit dehydrated despite regular supplies of nuun so I eased off, but really enjoyed it. Almost certainly coming back next year.

Flying home tomorrow so I might do a proper report once I'm on a proper computer.
27/01/2010 at 18:07
I loved it too.Great expiriance for my first marathon,met Red Panda before start .It was well organaised with plenty of drinks,fruits and weather was just perfect,cloudy and 18C.Pleased with my time too,4:15 and done second 1/2 bit faster then first.Will be there next year too,23/01.
27/01/2010 at 19:20

Great GOing all of you. The flying Panda did great too, I hear

27/01/2010 at 21:15

Hi!  Lovely to meet you Tanas!  I thought it was great, well organised, and the best race bag I have ever had...full kit, shorts, technical t-shirt, cap socks and a ruck sack!  Lots of drinks on the course and bananas and fruit too.  We even went to the pasta party which was good and very filling!

I was pleased with my time considering my lack of training.  I was thinking I would get round, but did not expect the time I got. I found it much tougher than my previous two marathons though, probably due to lack of said training. Speaking of which, when are the results up?? 

I was surprised how few women did it (I think 31 women out of 570 men!) me out...I was the 16th woman, and the first British woman home! Bet I never get to say that again.  I would defo recommend to anyone who wants a good time, very good PB potential. You would have loved it Finn...nobody to clip your heels or run on the kerb to avoid!


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