Nice to Cannes marathon 2013

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11/02/2013 at 18:37

I've just entered this, anyone ran it before/planning on running?

11/02/2013 at 21:58
I haven't ran it before, but just looked at the website and I'd be interested in entering it. I was considering dublin marathon, but this looks more scenic. The price of flights and accom would be a big factor for me, but it looks a great course and relatively flat. Do you know what the entry limit is?
11/02/2013 at 22:02

Simon - I'm running it this year. I've done it three times before and it's lovely. 

 

12/02/2013 at 07:32

It can't be flat can it? I have been along that road I'm sure it was lumpy.

 

14/02/2013 at 22:57
It's a lovely marathon. The second half is undulating/hilly but I was expecting that and it had the benefit of making me hold back a bit during the first half.
14/03/2013 at 21:48
Hello- I've just entered this one, first time for this run, did Paris Mara last year. Flights booked - good prices I thought.

The course looks great I think, I can't wait!....

Just need to start training now...
16/03/2013 at 08:09
Julie Deadman wrote (see)

Simon - I'm running it this year. I've done it three times before and it's lovely. 

 

Hi Julie,

I'm thinking of this one. As you've run it before would you advise staying in Nice or Cannes. I can see advantages to both but at the moment Cannes is looking favourite because of convenience for getting a shower at the finish.

26/06/2013 at 18:36

are you best flying to nice ? and how much is a good price just out of interest ?

nce
02/07/2013 at 16:42

I just entered this marathon a couple of days ago. Cheap flight on BA from gatwick and booked at the Nice Hyatt with points. If I get a late checkout at the hotel I should have enough time to get back and shower I hope.

I did run a marathon a few years ago but it didn't go too well and I've put on a bit of weight since. Hope to remedy that in the next 4 months. Aiming for sub-4.

nce
nce
24/07/2013 at 06:40
Pretty quiet around here! I bought a garmin 610 on ebay and started the RW 16 week training plan (HR version) a couple of days ago. Also did a parkrun on Saturday in 22:30 or so. So far so good. Long way to go.
nce
09/08/2013 at 12:28

Looking for some advice on the medical certificate. Is it ok to register and then send the certificate in later or is it best to get the certificate signed first and then attempt to send it as part of the registration process, although with my limited computer skills I anticipate this might be a problem ?

The site doesn't seem to be be working properly at the moment as every time I attempt to print off the certificate it freezes the screen. I've printed and scanned the one off the Paris marathon site instead, hopefully that should be ok.

nce
12/08/2013 at 07:16
I hope it's ok to register and send the certifcate later as that's what I've done. In fact I'd forgotten about it so I'm glad you mentioned it. I just checked the site and it says it must be sent before 1st October. If I put the first 3 letters of my surname in, it says that all 3 of us with the same first three letters of surname have an incomplete registration missing the certificate, so I guess it's a common thing to do.
nce
12/08/2013 at 08:16
nce wrote (see)
I hope it's ok to register and send the certifcate later as that's what I've done. In fact I'd forgotten about it so I'm glad you mentioned it. I just checked the site and it says it must be sent before 1st October. If I put the first 3 letters of my surname in, it says that all 3 of us with the same first three letters of surname have an incomplete registration missing the certificate, so I guess it's a common thing to do.

Thanks for that. Unfortunately I've come back from a run on Friday with a recurrence of an achilles problem that I've not had for three years. No idea how that came about but looks as though I'm probably out. Well and truly cheesed off.

nce
12/08/2013 at 08:21
Sorry to hear that Ploddersoftheworldunite. It looks like the next time the price goes up is 1st October, so there's no urgent need to decide right now anyway. Hope you get better.
nce
22/08/2013 at 17:41

Training not been great as been moving house, but doing a half on sunday to see where i'm at , i'll be in the sub 4'15 group!

25/08/2013 at 16:38

Just booked this. It looks to be a scenic course and it's always nice in the future to look at a significant chunk of coastline on a map and to know one has run it. I'm hoping for sub 3:30 but 3:45 is more realistic.   

I'm travelling by train from London - I know it takes longer but it's a lot more comfortable and there are no luggage/weight restrictions.  Return fares are as low as £127.50 standard class and £209 first class. I'm staying in Nice Ibis Styles Vieux Port.   

This will be my 9th marathon in France and I'm happy to provide advice e.g. a vocabulary of French-English running terms, etiquette, how to approach one's GP for a medical certificate without being charged a fortune etc.

nce
25/08/2013 at 17:12
Hi Mike. I paid ??82 for a BA hand luggage only flight from Gatwick. How long does the train take? It's a long way! I keep forgetting about the medical certificate, got to sort that out.

At the moment I've got a sore leg and am not quite sure what it is so taking a few days off. I have a half marathon next weekend though, so hope it's alright by then.

Good luck with your training!
nce
25/08/2013 at 23:36

Hello nce. Fair point about the train taking longer. It's about 9 or 10 hours by train from St Pancras to Nice.  Practically, door to door the train will take about 5 or 6 hours more but over the years I've come to prefer train because it's less hassle, easier for luggage (I've never mastered travelling light!) and more scenic and more leg room - I've suffered on return flights with sore legs and squashed into an economy seat. 

Hope your leg improves and you make the half marathon. 

For the last 18 months my running has been on trails, carrying a pack of 4-5 kg for typically a 25 mile stretch at an easy pace of 5 mph and HR about 130 with lots of stops for checking the map etc.  Did 10 miles continuous today on road and it was hard work!  Aiming for 8 min pace / 7.5 mph, HR around 155.  Lots more tough training ahead…..

26/08/2013 at 09:39

Hi all - good to see a few more posts on here.

I am also glad I checked as I totally forgot about the medical cert. How does it work? Do we send it in? I can't see the info on the website - is it well hidden??

We are staying in an apartment which is really reasonable. Nice Pebbles is the name of the agent we rented from.

Good luck with the training all!

 

28/08/2013 at 21:54

Hi.  A group of us from York Tri have entered this. Ref the med cert alkm I think you can scan and upload or email.  Also a couple of our group got some kind of letter from EA (using their EA number) and this did in place of a med cert.  However, one other person tried that and the organisers declined it!

I must go to the docs and sort mine.  In the past I've usually not been charged although the receptionist always warns me I might be charged.

Looking forward to this, although training after IMUK is proving a bit harder than I expected.  Think I naively thought I'd bounce back quickly with lots of fitness.  LOL, how wrong could I be.

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