Oct 2010 - My big challenge...
Good luck everyone for the weekend, i'm going to be on the sidelines and am just going to have a nice weekend with the wife. I'm getting back into the running but am still only doing a few miles.
Make sure you get the sunscreen on, after Edinburgh (25 degrees), some people were just a little red!!
WR-are you coming to cheer on the brits as think we need bit support amongst the hundreds of germans!! Packed my factor 50 and knotted hanky!
Andyp-sangria each water station! A great suggestion. No drug testing I hope as I am downing all the cold/flu medicines I can!!
Cheers WR - I'm flying out tomorrow morning to acclimatise..
I'll try and wear something clearly not German (maybe my Reading FC footy shirt) that'll create a bit of banter
Good luck all - run well and enjoy
You could try doing the Basil Fawlty walk, that would go down well!!
Anyway good luck Andy.
Hope to fathom out who you internet shadows are when I get there! Know the clues to look for!! I am a white/green/yellow gillingham trotter!! Give me a cheer esp in that last 6 miles!
A little run tomorrow and very early flight saturday as well.Everything depends now on easy jet!!!
Have good journeys
Great event but French traffic controllers managed to extend the travelling time!!
Weather was just to my liking-bit of rain at the end was great.
Did 3 hr 47 27 with an unplanned loo break due to my fear of dehydration!! Lots of great entertainment on the way around but think the organisers packed up a little early! Taking the timing clock down as I ran past at 33 km!!
Gee force-well done on your time-well within your target!
Definitely one I will put on my wish list for next year
Well done all, late back last night/this morning also due to air traffic problems
Had a great run, in a well-organised event. Enjoyed a few days in Palma too
Sad to read in the local Palma press the next day of the death of a 10km competitor though.
I enjoyed the half mara, managed a pb although going for sub 1.50 paced perfectly for 13.1 miles on garmin but misjugded the extra distance...... so ran through 13.1 in 1.49 and had a finish time of 1.51.
Well organised and Palma is a good place for the weekend, good food, wine and the beer after the finish was a surprise
Beer - but it was alcohol free...and claimed to be isotonic?!
Ran out of hands, trying to carry the beer, water, Powerade and the medal...
Just got back today. We had a great week in Majorca, and I have to say, what a great event that was.
My time for the half broke no records (2h 22ish), but I thoroughly enjoyed the event.
I saw Pete and Martin from Reading RR and the 100 Marathon club. I spoke to a few other Brits en route.
I'd entered formally so my number had "Andrew" on it. I didn't spot initially when people were encouraging me - D'oh!
Agree that it is a race I'd like to return to.
Sad to hear about the death - I saw a guy near the turnaround point at about 3 miles who had fallen heavily and his head was bleeding badly - the ambulance arrived just after I'd gone around the turn.
WR - hope you get your wish and can compete next year.
Well done everyone, i've managed a couple of 4 mile runs this week and haven't felt too bad, hip seems to be holding up well. If you make it back and aren't running there are some great bars around the old town!!
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