what races people are thinking of for next year
Do they serve Guinness at the drink stations too?
Welcome to the insane club andyp I'm the same. I also colour code dependent upon the race (marathon/half marathon/10km etc)
It's funny Emmy_H - I also use RAG codes for whether I'm on/off track for my personal targets for the year!!
I down load all my Garmin training splits to a CSV file and then calculate weighted average adjusted for elevation. After that I set my targets using a positive standard deviation methodology ( joking of course) I am trying to factor in wind resistance but I look stupid running with a wind sock on my head!!
Julia - is that spires and steeples challenge the same as the spires and shires ultra ( I think it is in northamptonshire??) because I was looking at that last year
Geegee - You're just jealous 'cause we're so organised Saying that... I just registered for Berlin marathon and it was a very efficient experience. I swear, living in germany turned me german!
Emmy unfortunately I saw the Berlin marathon forum at about 4pm yesterday and sat reading how you all signed up in a minute felling pretty gutted, but saying that 10,000 people signing up in a minute
you would have to be some kind of project manager to be so organised not to miss that
It was utterly incredible. I was reading the updates on facebook from the organisers.
10,000 gone in under a minute20,000 gone in less than an hour40,000 gone in 3 1/2 hours.
I admit - i invited myself to a meeting and called it DND (do not disturb) to make sure that i got in on time
There's still a possibility to get a place - it's after the rest of the people have paid/fully registered
After I ran my first marathon, London, in 1998, I said 'never again'. I was prevailed upon to run Abingdon this year and rather enjoyed it, so I might target one, maybe two next year. I have a friend who can put me up in Ljbuljana (that's Slovenia, for those that don't know) and they have an October marathon, so I might just go for that one.
Majorca's a nice event. I ran in Oct 2010 (the half not the full) and luckily the weather was nice enough to enjoy a week away too.
Hi, I plan to run my first marathon in spring 2013. I have run many other shorter events including half marathons.
I missed out on VLM but am looking for a marathon in April. My thoughts so far are either Manchester, Rotterdam or Antwerp. They all have various pros and cons for me, but i'd love to hear others views. Also does anyone know if the Antwerp marathon has a loop (something I wish to avoid) - the course map is 'coming soon'.
Your thoughts are greatly appreciated!
Great plan for Antwerp... i signed up as well. It's my "hometown" marathon as I live 20 mins from there. If it's the same route as last year (and normally there's only a few changes) - it'll look like this: http://www.garmin.be/Parcours/Antwerp10Miles/fullscreen-marathon.html
In case you cant open it - its below:
Has anyone done Gloucester here? Would they recommend it?
Here's the route:
Thonetlaan (at the zebrapad 1ste building, Beatrijslaan until the Abrahan Verhoevenlaan, 180° turnaorund), Beatrijslaan, (R) Blancefloerlaan (Km 1), (R) Halewijnlaan, (R) Charles De Costerlaan (Km 2), Waaslandtunnel, (Km 3 & Km 4), (R) Tunnelplaats, (R) Ankerrui, (R) Oude Leeuwenrui, Brouwersvliet (Km 5), (L) Ortheliuskaai, Jordaenskaai, Ernest Van Dijckkaai, (Km 6) Plantinkaai, St. Michielskaai, Cockerillkaai, (Km 7), De Gerlachekaai, (L) Namenstraat, Jan Van Gentstraat, Bolivarplaats, (Km 8), Singel, (tegen de richting), (R) Kolonel Silvertoplaan, (Km 9), Emiel Vloorstraat, (Km 10), (L) Hendriklei, (R) Weerstandslaan, (Km 11), Steynstraat (Km 12) Antwerpse Steenweg, (R) Louisalei (Km 13) (L) Cockerillplaats, Jozef Leemanslaan (Km 14), (L) Krijgsbaan (Km 15), R 11 (Km 16), (L) Valaardreef (Km 17), (R) Bosheidelaan, (R) Berkenrijslaan, Dr Veeckmanlaan, (Km 18), (R) Heistraat, Bist, (R) Doornstraat, (L) Kerkeveldstraat, (Km 20) (L) Alfons Wellenslaan, (R) St. Bavostraat, (Km 21 ), (L) Schaliënmolenstraat Vaderlandstraat, (PAALTJES), Jules Moretuslei, R 11, (R) Groenenborgerlaan, (Km 22), Ringlaan, (Km 23) Fruithoflaan, (L) Berchemboslaan (Km 24), Rooiplein, Filip Williotstraar, (R) Berchem Stadionstraat (Km 25), (L) Roderveldlaan, (R) Arbeidersstraat, Edelgesteentestraat (Km 26), (R) Lode Van Berckenlaan, (L) Lanteernhofstraat, (Km 27), (L) Boekenberglei, (R) Drakenhoflei, (L) Unitaslaan, (Km 28), (L) Eksterlaar, (R) St. Rochusstraat,(km 29), L) Korte St. Rochusstraat, (R) Gabriël Vervoortstraat, Dr Romain De Velstraat, Van Havrelei, (Km 30), (R) Te Boelaarlei, Morckhovelei, Kerkendijk, (km 31), (R) Griffier Schrobbelaan, Collegelaan, (R) Wouter Haecklaan, (km 32) (L) Sterckxhoflei, (R) Rivierenhof (Km 33), (L) Parkweg (Km 34 & Km 35) Tunnel Fietspad, Turnhoutsebaan, (R) Binnensingel Noord, (Km 36 & Km 37), Slachthuislaan (Km 38 tegen de richting), (L) Maasstraat, (L) Lange Lobroekstraat, Damplein, (R) Viaduct Dam,(Km 39) Spoor Noord, (L) Kempenstraat, Binnenvaartstraat, (L) Italiëlei, (R) Koeikensgracht / Zwedenstraat, (R) Oude Leeuwenrui (Km 41), Brouwersvliet, (L) Ortheliuskaai, Jordaenskaai, Ernest Van Dijckkaai, (L) Suikerrui,(km 42) (L) Grote Markt
I was planning on a 'quiet' year with around 20 Marathons.
So not too badly congested after May & June
Although, quite a few will be as a Walker or a slow jog / walk.
@EKGO - have you run Gloucester before? what is the course like?
I've added in Frankfurt marathon on 27th October...
Gloucester was a good run it was a run from the start to a country lane loop of about 7.5 miles that you complete 3 times, some hills but no killers, and quite a friendly run, the finish took you a little around the houses but I am doing it again so can't be too bad.
Later on in the year I'll add some more, if the dates fall right I might be able to do Loch Ness, Chester and Liverpool on consecutive weeks, you only have to build up and taper the once then.
@ EKGO I believe the dates fall right for LN, Chester & Liverpool.
The dates have all been announced, and are on consecutive weekends.
I did Loch Ness as well.
Absolutely loved it (my second time), but couldn't afford to do it every year, unless I bin some of the other events.
Maybe for my 100th
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