Valencia marathon 2012

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11/11/2012 at 19:07
Hey guys, sorry to ask what is probably a very obvious question but go we know the brand of sports drink we'll be getting? (I can't load the website to find out!)

One week today, flip.

Ps I am planning on finding somewhere to watch the England rugby match on Saturday if you have any suggestions as to where that would be great!
11/11/2012 at 22:27

Reykjavik Marathon - they stalked me with e-mails. Amsterdam Marathon - Likewise.

Valencia - nothing. If I hadn't lived in Spain a few years back, I'd be worried. They are a funny lot so don't expect great organisational skills from the registration.

I trust everyone is now tapering?! It's going to be warmer over there...

11/11/2012 at 23:18

Good luck to all who are running in Valencia next week,

I did 32km of road and cross country today,  26km last sunday and 21km 2 weeks ago, as im an old fart at 48 i hope to just get under sub 4hrs, Ive been training since end of may for this, (fingers crossed) hope evreryone reaches their targets and just to get round safely and no injuries, Once again  buena suerte, (good luck) 

12/11/2012 at 13:24

Thanks Talos good luck everyone! Really looking foward to it now!

 legs a feeling alot better still not still not home and dry for the start tho had a bit of a reminder to take things easy after dropping my bed of all things on my foot all is fine, i dont mind a wet one if thats what is predicted.

Hows everyone else doing?   

13/11/2012 at 14:43

Doing alright, doing a 7 miler tonight, then gym tomorrow then that's me done.

Is anyone planning on a couple of pints & food post race, let me know and we can arrange a pub to meet in (more the merrier, and we can keep each other awake!) , I'll probably be at least 4 hours running anyway!

14/11/2012 at 08:26
Well my training couldn't have gone any better. In the last month I've set new PBs at 10k and half marathon. My faulty garmin has been replaced with one that works (thus far) and I've got used to my minimalist shoes. - would love to meet up for a beer just assuming that my flight doesn't fall victom to the austerity protest strikes, the snivel that came on yesterday doesn't develop into a full blown cold and, if I do get there and finish the race, that the immodium instants cure my usual post race trots.
Sorry I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself today. Name the pub and I'll be there if I can
14/11/2012 at 09:39
All good here too, I have the usual psychosomatic twinges, coughs etc, but nothing unusual. Would love to meet for a beer, but I'm shooting to the airport as soon as I've finished. It literally is a flying visit unfortunately.
14/11/2012 at 09:48

No problems, found this useful document regarding the day :

also this pub is quite near the metro station that is suggested

hope to see people on Sunday, good luck to all

14/11/2012 at 19:34

Anyone received an email recently regarding their number/ collection of chip etc? Just received such an email a few moments ago. Basically says you need to take your number and some id to pickup race bib

Would love to have met fellow RW forumites, but have wifey and two children in tow.

Nerves giving way to excitement now, the pics the Valencia marathon keep posting to fb make this look like a special start finish area, incredible.


good luck all


14/11/2012 at 19:45

Im also taking my wife and daughter, jake it wont stop be from having some slurp after the race, Also i have just this minute told her im off on sat evening to watch Valencia play RCD Espanyol,

15/11/2012 at 07:26

Greetings from spain guys!

its quite humid tho i only got here last night so a bit early for choosing what to wear for the run i will meet up also before or after it will be good to get some fresh air and out of the chain smoking hotel cloud.


15/11/2012 at 08:29

blimey, you got there early. Forecast is to pish it down at the weekend so that might break the humidity.

15/11/2012 at 08:40
Talos64 wrote (see)

Im also taking my wife and daughter, jake it wont stop be from having some slurp after the race, Also i have just this minute told her im off on sat evening to watch Valencia play RCD Espanyol,

On that basis (wifey & ninas), anyone wanting to meet up for a few beers, would love to do so, we don't fly out until Mon am.


15/11/2012 at 11:17

I'm definitely up for a few beers afterwards! That Irish Bar looks like a possibility

Will be wearing a "San Domenico Cardiff" club vest - and going to have a fairly relaxed run, probably around 3:45 unless I get caught up in the atmosphere - Vamos!



15/11/2012 at 14:54

Just read they have pacers from 3:00 up to 4:30 @ 15 min  intervals, then one for 5:00 hours. This race gets better and better

16/11/2012 at 06:37
Cool, I'm at Gatwick waiting for my flight, sooo excited! I'll be wearing a green Macmillan vest with my name on the front.
16/11/2012 at 14:10

Wheres the irish bar Gee?! Jake it worries me when you sya you are flying out Mon AM??

Yes David I thought I would get settled nice and early give my self maximum chance for the big 3 hours!. I great what ive seen today there is a real buzz down at registration already and all is easy to do bibs numbers and bags etc. The route has lots of support planned the start and end is a brilliant place. 23 degrees today not a cloud in the sky could do with a nice warm drizzle will have to wait and see. Good shopping centre near the start accross the road pizza and pasta a plenty.

il be closest i can to the front of the 3 hour start pen wearing a yellow vest and blue shorts I look like an some folk say i look like tin tin, il be looking out for the brits before at the paella party tomorrow and after the race. Il Probably just watch the football on tv Simon dont think I can afford it.

Good luck all I think we picked a good one


16/11/2012 at 14:13

aaaah you fly back monday am jake the penny dropped!

16/11/2012 at 14:23

lol Yes, arriving Sat approx midday (wifey knows the details!)

Three hour start pen, now there is a dream and a half for the likes of me...


good luck


16/11/2012 at 15:00

thanks for the feedback huw, thats good to know, handy having a man on the ground!

i'll also try to be in the same start spot, 6ft fella with black vest.shorts, green trainers. there could be a lot just like me i'll keep an eye out for you


good look all, hope you all smash your pbs and have a great race

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