Rome 2012

Rome Marathon

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14/05/2011 at 15:50

I'm in.....

Anyone else???

15/05/2011 at 12:05
I'm in too. Can't wait!!

15/05/2011 at 14:02

I'm in too - subject to sending them the requested copy of the health form of course.

Now, if I can just find the damned form on their website...

15/05/2011 at 14:16

for the medical form

15/05/2011 at 14:20
15/05/2011 at 14:45
Onetit - we should definitely arrange a LSR together before Rome.
15/05/2011 at 14:55
agree. Will find a suitable time and you should come over and stay a weekend perhaps?
15/05/2011 at 16:09

Thanks for the link Onetit - I think I've figured it all out now...

Im just finding entering a foreign race just a little bait daunting & worrying that I might get some part of the registration process wrong... Having never left the UK in all my 40+ years on this earth, i think that's quite understandable...

15/05/2011 at 16:15

hope you have a passport then williambloke!!

you will be fine, it will be a good journey and a good race I think.  I have not been to Rome, but am really looking forward to it, got the guide book already, so will be a boring tour guide by the time march comes round.

15/05/2011 at 18:02
Onetit - a weekend 'chez toi' would be great!

Williambloke - don't stress about the medical cert' yet. I have a fully up-to-date cert but it is not the official 'Rome' one :{ I am a member of a running club and so might use that instead. Anyway, there is plenty of time but Onetit is right once you have the med' cert'...send it by post, e-mail it and fax it, just to be sure.

I looked at the route on Google Earth and it is HILLY! There is also 7kms in total of cobbled streets. Oh what the hell...we will have a ball!
15/05/2011 at 19:17

EE3 - Damn right we will... Always dreamt of going to Rome, ever since I watched 'Roman Holiday' as a kid... So excited already, can't believe that if all goes well then I'll be living my dream in just ten months time. Just two marathons, a few half marathons, a shed load of 5Ks & 10Ks, a couple of relay races, a load of off-roaders, the cross country season, and many hundreds of miles of training runs & it'll soon be time to jet off to Italia... 

Hills & cobbles don't really worry me, in the part of Bristol that I live in, hills are unavoidable and there's still a few cobbled streets around too.

16/05/2011 at 07:54

ha ha, I've just bought that dvd and watched it - first time - love it.

I will have to brave the hills around here - although I hate them.....and unfortunately I live at the top of a gorge, so the uphills are always at the end of the run.......ouch!

Off to Decathlon today to get supplies in.....yummy cola gels

Keep on Running....x 

16/05/2011 at 14:36

Hurrah got the Docs cert in the post today, off to scan it, email it, fax it and post it....just being careful here

18/05/2011 at 19:41
Onetit - wrote (see)

ha ha, I've just bought that dvd and watched it - first time - love it.

If you liked that then try to get hold of a copy of 'La Dolce Vita'. It was made 7 years after 'Roman Holiday' but the location scenery is simply awesome... After watching it you'll want to jump in the Trevi Fountain...

19/05/2011 at 07:22

on to it now..........CanalPlay+ to see if I can download it, or Amazon fr for cheapo buy....

 Hope the running is going well?  I managed 13 yesterday (Km's that is) and it was mostly up hill and it was hot....killing.  No good on hills or heat, so hoping for a cool March in Rome.

Enjoy, keep on running


19/05/2011 at 16:10

Thanks Onetit, My training is going very well...

I was one of the finalists for this years RW SuperSixers, I was in the bunch who hoped to go sub-3, but fell at the last hurdle... Not surprisingly, I got a lot of flak from some forummers as my PB is only 3:27... SO, I've followed the RW Sub-3hr schedule to the letter & hit all the targets and am running in Edinburgh this Sunday... Hopefully I'll do it this weekend, follow it up with another in September, then breeze around Rome next March...

Thanks for reminding me that I need a passport. I did have one (never used) but it ran out last year, so I'll have to apply for another one next Month after I've been paid...

Edited: 19/05/2011 at 16:12
19/05/2011 at 16:21

LOL Williambloke      

 I like the "only" 3.27....! I ONLY deam of that

I'm happy to get round in one piece and still talk and walk the next day ......

Good luck in Edinburgh

19/05/2011 at 19:28
Williambloke - Good luck on Sunday at Edinburgh; it sounds as though you are in good shape. Here's hoping that it is not as hot as last year. Let us know how you get on BTW, where is your 'autumn' marathon? Berlin? I'm registered too if it is.
19/05/2011 at 22:25

Berlin? Nah, nothing half as glamorous. In fact, it's not even on my list of places that I'd like to visit.... It does, however, fit nicely into my schedule before I aim for a 1:20 half marathon in Cardiff.

No, my exotic late summer/early autumn marathon is - Wolverhampton

26/05/2011 at 13:59

WB - how did Edinburgh go?

Anyone got confirmation of Rome yet?  Their website is a bit of a disaster...!! will leave it a couple more weeks then hassle them.

Hope training is all going well for you all.

Off for a short(ish) run now as it's a little cooler today - hurrah.

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