TUI Marathon Palma de Mallorca

Oct 2010 - My big challenge...

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12/10/2010 at 13:16

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!!

12/10/2010 at 22:25

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!!

13/10/2010 at 08:27
There are loads of Germans running, I am doing the half, probably take an english hat!! Don't speak a word of German so at least I won't be able to talk football......
13/10/2010 at 09:20
I'll be supporting the Brits, don't worry i've done a lot of running in Majorca and have never had any probs with the Germans - I usually stay at a german resort - they are pretty courteous.

Good luck WR
13/10/2010 at 17:30

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

13/10/2010 at 17:33

You could try doing the Basil Fawlty walk, that would go down well!!

Anyway good luck Andy.

14/10/2010 at 20:45
Not long now!

Did my final run this morning, have just packed my bags, (running gear in hand luggage) triple checked my passport and am ready to go - shame I don't fly out until Saturday morning

Good luck everyone, I've been watching some videos on YouTube of the marathon, it looks like it's going to be a good one!

P.S. Don't mention the war, (someone had to say it)
14/10/2010 at 21:35

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 

18/10/2010 at 10:38

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

18/10/2010 at 20:10
Well done, watched the start from my hotel balcony and the end about 50 yards from the finish line. I wished I could have been out there running, instead I stood in the rain and clapped and shouted out all the names I could see - mostly germanic. What a great place and will be back next year to run.

Also don't know if any of you saw the kids run on saturday but they were fantastic and will be signing my 4 and 6 year olds up for next year.
20/10/2010 at 10:17

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.

20/10/2010 at 16:55

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

20/10/2010 at 22:45

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...

20/10/2010 at 23:10
The beer - Erdinger ' is a tri-active wheat beer: isotonic, vitamin-rich & calorie-reduced making it the perfect Sports and Fitness Drink beer'!!
21/10/2010 at 09:10
I didn't realise the beer was all of that! I had the same problem with hands full of drinks by the time I got to the medal table.
21/10/2010 at 16:42

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.

21/10/2010 at 19:20
I'm still lazily making my way home via Barcelona while my legs recover

First marathon for me - 3:34:25 which I'm very happy with

Palma was fantastic I think my only complaint would be that there wasn't enough toilets at the start. The first half was ace albeit crowded and I lost a few minutes overtaking. I found miles 13-19 really tough through the backstreets before turning round on the coast road back to the cathedral.

Didn't realise that was 'sports beer' at the end! It tasted good even if it was all alcohol free.

I saw another Fetchie in a black vest and said hi but was rushing to the cloakroom. I also got an 'oi fetchie' shout near the end!

All-in-all an excellent race IMHO, i might be back next year



21/10/2010 at 20:49
We're still here! Great event, we'll definitely be back...
22/10/2010 at 12:27
Blimey Gee Force - what a great time for your first marathon!! Nice one.
I found some brilliant public toilets the day before, and located right next to the finish line, near the Guinness House. I used them at about 8:30 on race morning and there was no queue - top tip for next year....
23/10/2010 at 17:37

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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