TUI Marathon Palma de Mallorca

Oct 2010 - My big challenge...

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09/02/2010 at 15:34

I've been wavering on whether to do another marathon (my last was London in 2005).

I am keen to do another one, and thought if I make it public then it'll make me more committed to doing one.

I know a couple of guys from the 100 Marathon Club and they convinced me this is a good one.

So, I'm taking part in this event (there - I said it!!) - anyone else tempted?  Apparently the weather is normally pleasant for running and taking a holiday, and the social side is good too!!

09/02/2010 at 23:20

This was my first ever marathon in the early 90s and if it's the same course and organisation it was fantastic - beautiful once you get out of the town - orange groves and turquoise sea in little coves - oh, gone all poetic there - logistics getting to start / finish very slick, great atmosphere without being too busy and lots of places to party after.

Go for it!

10/02/2010 at 10:14

Thanks for the info duracelldeb.

I like the sound of this, espec the social side of things!!

I've been looking at flights and at the mo they are very reasonable too.

Where does it start?  I've not sorted a hotel yet and probably need to be fairly central to all the activities.

10/02/2010 at 18:34

As far as I know it starts in the new part of Palma itself and I think it finished with a lap of a 400m track  in a stadium - it was 1991 though and it may have changed since then. I don't suppose the scenery will have changed though and I expect you'll still have the lovely feeling ofwandering around in shorts and T shirt in the middle of winter -gets cold at night though.


11/02/2010 at 11:03

Excellent - thanks for the info.

Now I've made my intentions "public" they feel more real.  On payday I'll be booking my entry and flights, then sort out hotel later.

20/02/2010 at 21:32

That's it - flight booked!!

Got a good deal for less than £100 return, including luggage and pre-booked seat already!  Now looking for somewhere to stay....

22/02/2010 at 18:49
There's nothing like forking out the dosh to get the motivation and training started - I'm the same - I've entered the Guernsey marathon in August and paid deposit on ferry and accomodation. Keep me posted on how you get on.....
23/02/2010 at 09:57

Excellent!  God for you.

I will DD - and you too, we are going for island marathons this year

24/02/2010 at 19:24

Hi Andy just booked the Palma marathon and flts booked just the hotel to go, don't know whether to stay in the city or not. Got easyjet flights for the wife and me for £122 so pretty happy with that. Before that i've got the Belfast and Edinburgh marathons to get done.

Good luck with the training WR

25/02/2010 at 15:22

Welcome aboard WR. 

Good price for the flights.  Mine was slightly more but that's because my wife likes to have a 20kg baggage allowance!!! 

Some guys I know are staying in Magalluf, and it is about 20Euro for a taxi to the race start.  I'm thinking about Palma Nova, or city centre.  Undecided yet.

Good luck with your Marathons and your training too.

25/02/2010 at 15:46

Have stayed Ca'n Pastilla before about 6-7 km from palma city centre, next to playa de palma. I was in palmanova a couple of years ago and spent about 40 euros on a taxi to the airport. Don't know about city centre, the hotels are a bit more expensive and usually don't include breakfast. I might well stay at the fonantellas playa at playa de palma stayed there a few times with the kids and its an aparthotel so you get a small kitchen and its right on the beach. It's full of germans normally but that doesn't bother me.

Good luck WR

26/02/2010 at 12:11

Cheers for the tips WR.

When we've decided I'll let you know in case you want a celebratory beer post-race!!

26/02/2010 at 14:02
whitehead runner wrote (see)
It's full of germans normally but that doesn't bother me.

That means you'll all have to start at the back on race day cos they'll all have their towels down at the front!  
26/02/2010 at 15:11

LOL LWJ - Nice to see you on this thread!

I reckon I should share a cab to the start with one of our Bavarian cousins then - they've probably booked theirs already!

26/02/2010 at 19:56
andyp wrote (see)
LOL LWJ - Nice to see you on this thread!
Well i haven't got many friends so I thought I might try and pinch some of yours.  
27/02/2010 at 12:54

I've just registered for the half. Good flight times and prices from southampton. Just need the hotel now.

 Shoudl be a good weekend

01/03/2010 at 12:20

Welcome aboard Malc.

It's looking like the post-race party could be good then!!

01/03/2010 at 18:05
Looking like this might shape up to being a good weekend!!
04/03/2010 at 08:33

Agree WR - I think I'm looking forward more to the social side of the weekend rather than the run!!

Was there talk of another possible "socialite"? - Running Man Dan?

07/04/2010 at 11:47
Hi, I am toying with entering this race?

any one got an idea as to the "likely' weather conditions?

the flights work out well for friday to sunday night and I am targeting a fast flat autumn marathon. It looks flat, but is it too hot?

It is either this or Amsterdam, bit of a difference.

thanks for any advice!
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