looking to run a marathon in autumn
I have just recently completed the Paris marathon and am already looking forward to antoher one in autumn this year
Do you have any good races to recommend in UK or Europe in mid to late October, latest first week of Nov?
A few potential ones which came up from my research are:Frankfurt MarathonVenice MarathonMarseille-Cassis MarathonPalma MarathonAmsterdam Marathon
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Amsterdam is great
They don't get much flatter, plus it's a nice city for a weekend visit.
So let's think... Amsterdam, Dublin.... no - Luton would definitely be my choice!
One thing I've just noticed johnsmith - you refer to the Marseille-Cassis marathon, but I think you may be confused.
There is a Marseille to Cassis point-to-point at the end of October, but it's not a marathon, it's about 20 km.
There is the Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes, which is from Nice to Cannes. That is in November, and is quite good (my OH did it a couple of years ago). Any trip to Nice requires generous funding, though.
Chester is in October and I am thinking of doing it.
I did Florence last year (late November) and it is a great place.
Loch Ness - best marathon in the world. Fact. Stunning route, well organised, really friendly atmoshere, great goody bag & medal and post race recovery in Inverness. what more could a runner want?
I've heard very good things about Dublin and had to pull out of Snowdonia because of injury but entered it based on the reports of others.
I did Paris last year. then went onto to do the Eden Project marathon in October...
It was perfect. Paris was flat, but Eden Project is hilly and challenging, so it's nice step up. Weather was great, scenary great, organisation good, and there's pasty n pint at the end.
it's a relatively new one, and not a PB course, but def one to try.
I am also thinking of doing an autumn marathon. I'd liked to have done Berlin but I notice it's sold out/closed already.
I REALLY fancy Chicago and New York but the missus has vetoed that straight off. Which leaves Amsterdam, Venice or Athens. Amsterdam I don't fancy much, but Athens or Venice sound great!!
Anyone got any tips/experience of Athens or venice?
I can recommend: Cologne. 2nd October and a great course to run (fantastic atmosphere and beer on route!). Organisers are great and helpful (even if you dont speak German). This will be my forth year in Cologne.
Alternatively - Brussels is also worth a shot. It's on 2nd October too, but definitely worth a look at. It can in places be a really tough course (slow long hills), but the support is fantastic. I've just run 20km there and although the organisers could be a little better - the actual run was lovely.
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