Malta Marathon 2013

24th Feb 2013

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11/02/2013 at 08:27

Hi Andy,

I ran a marathon over here yesterday - it was absolutely freezing!!

I've had a look at the average temperatures and it should be roughly 15'c so hopefully it wont be too cold. I've heard that our biggest issue is the rain!

11/02/2013 at 08:44
Eeek How exciting. Is everyone tapering now? It's Rained and snowed here in London the past few days. Snuck in 24k yesterday but reckon I won't exceed that again till race day... Good luck with your preps!
11/02/2013 at 09:59

Hi Mel - we're expecting more snow tonight... lets hope its not too bad.

I was at a race yesterday and got talking to a few guys going to Malta. They love it and go back every year. The only issue they mentioned was the rain and surface water if a big shower happens. Let's hope that it stays nice and dry! 

11/02/2013 at 12:32

Maybe I'll run round in my speedos then if it's going to be a wet one!!

Only kidding - I wouldn't inflict that on the population of Malta!!

14/02/2013 at 10:32

Hi Emmy H mentioned a facebook page could you tell me what this is please? Flying out on Saturday and hoping for a bit of sunshine. Looking forward to it......

14/02/2013 at 10:46

Hi Matthew,

Have a look at the group here.

I'll be heading over and we're planning on hiring some bikes to recce the course before hand

Edited: 14/02/2013 at 11:02
15/02/2013 at 11:08

One week to go - looking forward to my first trip to Malta

15/02/2013 at 11:10

Hi Andy - You're not the only one! I just have the matter of a small 50km this weekend 

I've been looking through the guidebook about things to do and where to visit. Has anyone visited before and can offer some recommendations? 

15/02/2013 at 11:12
Just revisited the weather forecast getting warmer, 19 degrees?

I've never been but looking forward to it!
15/02/2013 at 11:17

I don't mind it a little warmer as long as it doesnt rain!

16/02/2013 at 17:06

50km?? - good luck with that Emmy

17/02/2013 at 09:34
Hope you're all doing great!! I'm driving everyone around me crazy. I have niggles so think its time to stop training, so too much time on my hands. Might sneak out later, it's hard to know whats best!

I was wondering if anyone knew what sustenance is on offer? Not sure if I need to get a heap of gels.

Is anyone doing any follow up races? I've got a couple of halves on in London in march then London and Edinburgh...

Best of luck everyone!!
18/02/2013 at 08:28

It's normal Mel to feel like that - I'm running the half so am feeling a bit more relaxed, but I have the Reading Half Marathon on 17th March as my next event.

18/02/2013 at 10:15

Hi all;

You should have all received emails from the weekend re: race numbers etc. Once you have this - you can register to have all of your pics uploaded directly to facebook:

"Calling all Malta Marathon/Half marathon athletes, do not forget to register your race bib number on http://www.shvoong.co.il/gillettemalta/ and have your race photos uploaded to FB automatically while you run! - it's fun and it's free."

Andy P - Yes... turned out to be 53km :/ Feeling a tad sore today.

@Mel - you're normal I use this time for cross training to avoid getting too itchy. Nothing serious - just gentle swimming/cycling. Nothing that will stress or strain you but will give you the enjoyment of being active without risking injury (hopefully!)

21/02/2013 at 08:19

Well done Emmy - 53km - awesome.

flying out to Malta tomorrow - well excited

21/02/2013 at 08:44
I'm flying out tonight! Good luck everyone!!
22/02/2013 at 17:58
I'm here and it's quite nice during the day but there is a wind chill a tad bit cold at the moment!

I went for a run yesterday morning and it was pleasantly warm. I picked up my race pack and have just found where the pick up point was. They reminded me that it was strictly 6.30am pick up!

Good luck everyone! I hope that you all have a great day and race!
24/02/2013 at 14:12
Hi!! Hope you all had a great time! I struggled. Home in 3 hrs 23, one minute better than the old PB. It was tough though. Do u know if there's any presentation tonight? I thought there may have been... Maybe I dreamt it! Well I hope you all did great
24/02/2013 at 19:30
Yes, Mel. There was a presentation tonight for the winners just not sure where!

I'll return to this thread tomorrow....
25/02/2013 at 00:27

I was out shooting photos, may have some pics of you. I'd be happy to forward any originals.  Feel free to have a look:  http://s1064.beta.photobucket.com/user/danconanick/library/Malta%20Marathon%202013

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