New York Marathon 2009

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25/05/2009 at 20:00

just for you Hudds

  Goal 

  • Champagne          3:30
  • Chowster                4.00.01
  • Djwolf                      3:29
  • Gary Jones             2:44
  • Hudds Dave
  • Kiwidave                 3:29
  • L’ardvark                 3:05
  • NotCat                     3.10
  • Over the Hill           
  • Steven S                 3:30
  • Tiptree                     3:45
  • Tony Hodge 6        3:30
  • Tortie T                    3:35
  • Tricia Hurst             3:59
25/05/2009 at 21:47

Dave. Have you no playstation?

Chowster. You might've put Dave's time in while you were at it! Hurumph. I have to do everything round here (muttering to fade....)

Goal 

  • Champagne          3:30
  • Chowster                4.00.01
  • Djwolf                      3:29
  • Gary Jones             2:44
  • Hudds Dave           3:50
  • Kiwidave                 3:29
  • L’ardvark                 3:05
  • NotCat                     3.10
  • Over the Hill           
  • Steven S                 3:30
  • Tiptree                     3:45
  • Tony Hodge 6        3:30
  • Tortie T                    3:35
  • Tricia Hurst             3:59
25/05/2009 at 22:15

L'a ...3 legs of the relay! Respect!! Do it, but don't get injured pleeeese!!

I recce-d leg 4 of the Cotswold Way today... have you heard of the Annual Cheese Rolling Event in Gloucester...well that hill that the lemmings hurl themselves down after a lump of cheese is one of the hills I have to run up and what's more it was on today... we got a bit caught up in it

25/05/2009 at 22:49

Congratulations, Trin. Not least because you appear to have found quite a few people who appear to be <a title="madder than you" target="_blank">madder than you</a>. Result.

Everyone else. If you want to know <a title="how mad Trin is" target="_blank">how mad Trin is</a>, here's the profile for her leg 4:

<img src="http://www.cotswoldwayrelay.co.uk/S4Prof.jpg" width="720" height="407" id="_x0000_i1027" />

25/05/2009 at 22:52

Gosh, I hate this techie stuff.

Trin's leg

People madder than Trin

25/05/2009 at 23:03

My goal is 3:45 - my pb is 3:45:38 . But will be fairly content with a sub 4 as i'm getting on a bit

I've done London a couple of times and Munich so I would like to do on more big city marathon and as I lived in NY for a year a while back I have a bit of a soft spot for it.

Booked flights today - going with Virgin to Newark on the thursday and back on Sunday night (as I'm teaching first thing on Monday (should get into class at around 8.50am!!)  - staying with friends

Not sure about where to pick up the buses in NY or maybe NJ - seems to be a really early start.

BTW don't forget to fill in the visa waiver form on line for US immigration - it's valid for 2 years

https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/esta.html?_flowExecutionKey=_cD28113FD-1AF9-9221-87D5-5C0ECC14DC80_k345B2D5B-507C-7130-A4B4-3F97F763E83F

25/05/2009 at 23:59

L'ardvark-- allow me to put in over the hill's time.

Goal 

  • Champagne          3:30
  • Chowster                4.00.01
  • Djwolf                      3:29
  • Gary Jones             2:44
  • Hudds Dave           3:50
  • Kiwidave                 3:29
  • L’ardvark                 3:05
  • NotCat                     3.10
  • Over the Hill            3.45
  • Steven S                 3:30
  • Tiptree                     3:45
  • Tony Hodge 6        3:30
  • Tortie T                    3:35
  • Tricia Hurst             3:59

 Over the hill- we booked our flights and accomodation in january before we had a place (confidence or stupidity?) as there is only one direct flight a day from glasgow and i thought the prices would rise sharply after the ballot results and charity places had been released.

we fly out on the thursday.

26/05/2009 at 06:31

Talking of madness, and hill running, has anyone done the Geiranger half marathon:

From fjord to summit

I hate hills, have only tried *very* flat races, hill runners just amaze me.
Edited: 26/05/2009 at 06:32
26/05/2009 at 07:14

I haven't done that one, but I did this one last year.

Accommodation is booked at the Marcel on Grammercy.  Arriving on Friday and returning to London on Monday, so just the 3 nights for me.  Been to NYC many times before so no need to spend much time there to do the tourist thing.

Saw a query about airports before - there is pretty much no difference between JFK and Newark.  I find immigration at Newark much quicker and if you are getting the bus from the airport to Manhattan it takes pretty much the same amount of time from both airports.  JFK does have the advantage of the subway but the JFK Airtrain from the terminals to the subway station isn't cheap and it takes ages on the subway to get into Manhattan.  Bus for me everytime.  Another option is to get the JFK Airtrain to Jamaica Station and then get on the LIRR (Long Island Rail Road) into Manhattan, which is pretty quick.

26/05/2009 at 09:49

Lordie, lordie, Kiwidave. That race looks spectacular. NY will be almost literally a stroll in the park for you. Is no one on this forum (other than Tiptree, apparently) sane? (And thanks very much for the airport info. You have persuaded me that I was being inappropriately discriminatory towards Newark.)

Chowster. Many thanks. What a neat and complete looking list. Now is the time for all lurkers to come to the aid of the party.

Over the hill. Good luck with the teaching on jet-lag. And thanks for a prompt that I still need to buy a flight.

26/05/2009 at 10:18
It takes a full hour from JFK (Howard Beach subway station) to mid town Manhattan and you won't be popular carrying loads of bags on a crowded subway car!
26/05/2009 at 12:49

L'a... LOL! I need a hard slap because I actually started to think it would be good fun to join the nutters in the cheese rolling event next year!

Btw... I'm just working out a cheerleading routine for you guys... not sure how well it will transfer onto here though

26/05/2009 at 13:59

Trin. Cheeseleading routine, surely?

Everyone else. I am driving myself mad trying to decide on a midtown hotel. I will probably be staying Fri 30th Oct to Monday 2 Nov. (Also have teaching commitments.) I want non-smoking and a bath would be nice (but not essential). I don't want "noisy" or to share a bathroom. I don't mind (nor particularly seek) "small". My wife makes most of my decisions for me (...undeniably pathetic yet rugged, mysterious, and perhaps slightly dangerous look into the mid-distance...), but she won't be accompanying me and loses interest if not doggedly seeking out personal luxury. Someone please tell me what to do. I feel like Over the Hill's (fabulous) avatar!

26/05/2009 at 14:10

L'ardvark - dude, seriously, think about Queens/New Jersey for a hotel. I've booked the Ramada Limited in Jersey City which is 5 mins from a PATH station (train to Manhattan). For the cost of a dive in Manhattan with shared bathroom I have a king bed room with its own bathroom and free wifi! The hotel runs a shuttle to and from Newark which saves even more time/money.

The La Quinta in Queens is also supposed to be a good bet but I'm flying to Newark so NJ made more sense.

Edited: 26/05/2009 at 14:11
26/05/2009 at 14:18

Hi everyone! My names David & I’m from Northern Ireland! I'm booked to run the marathon in NYC this year. This will be my first marathon and without a doubt the main reason I chose this one – its New York – I love the place!

I really only started focusing on running in the last 6 - 10 months. I started going to the gym in September 07 to improve on my leg & upper body strength as I raced motorcycles. I had got myself up to a base fitness of about 20+ miles/week + cross training, but struggling to get out this last couple of weeks with work & a cold (pretty bad man one)!!

I've booked a flight & entry only package with 2:09 Events since January - 2:09 have been a great help so far and really nice people to deal with! I'm flying out of Belfast International on the 29th Oct and returning from Newark on the 4th Nov. My goal time is anything under 4 hours as its my first and I really want to enjoy the experience!

Its great to see a 'proper' NYM thread get started and you all sound great! Looking forward to staying around and enjoying the build-up to 01.11.09! Thanks! 

David

Edited: 26/05/2009 at 14:20
26/05/2009 at 14:19
  • Champagne          3:30
  • Chowster                4.00.01
  • Djwolf                      3:29
  • Gary Jones             2:44
  • Hudds Dave           3:50
  • Kiwidave                 3:29
  • L’ardvark                 3:05
  • NotCat                     3.10
  • Over the Hill            3.45
  • Steven S                 3:30
  • Tiptree                     3:45
  • Tony Hodge 6        3:30
  • Tortie T                    3:35
  • Tricia Hurst             3:59
  • Dave101                  3:50
  • 26/05/2009 at 15:17
    Dave 101.  You are most<a href="javascript:insertEmotion('welcome.gif','lang_welcome');"><img title="Welcome" src="http://sitelife.runnersworld.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/welcome.gif" /></a>.
    26/05/2009 at 15:19

    Hi Dave. Welcome to the thread.

    Tortie T - that wasn't the Ilkley trail race was it, by any chance?

    As there are six of us coming, hotel rooms were just too expensive, so I've booked a flat in Brooklyn for the week. 10 mins from Manhattan by subway, not too convenient to get to from Newark Airport, but never mind.

    26/05/2009 at 15:21

    Gardarn it, this site is getting worse. Dave101, WELCOME.

    Tortie. Thank you. The strike the perfect note of exasperaton. It's what I respond best to. Only now you've undermined the only decision I actually HAD made. I shall 'look at' Jersey tonight. For now I HAVE to get some marking done. And a run some time today would be nice, too!

    26/05/2009 at 15:30

    Champagne - it was indeed! I kept expecting it to flatten out along the top but it never did. V. fast finish though.

    L'ardvark - I am just the same, making a decision kills me and I am now an expert in the various hotel options in Manhattan and beyond as a result. I outdid myself last week though; booked flight and hotel for NYC AND managed to book a family holiday for July (and am now an expert in the various destinations on offer in Europe!)

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