Venice Marathon 2014

Anyone running venice marathon

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30/09/2014 at 20:16
Hi, Venice will be my first. Have run 3 half marathons in the last year, with 1:48 pb at the amazing severn bridge 1/2. Am looking to finish with 4hrs a bonus. Getting close now! Does anyone know the brand of sports drinks / gels to be available during the race?
01/10/2014 at 10:11

These are good questions! I haven't got a clue about how we get there, or about nutrition. I don't ever leave my nutrition to chance, I always take my own along with my own hydration belt (two bottles) that I fill up on the way round when they need it.

Wayne - have you been practicing with a certain type of gel, had any for your halfs etc? Your half PB is perfect for a sub-4 as long as you've done the long runs in your training, hit the 9m/mile right from the off (not going out too fast) and keep going all the way, you'll get in on the 4hrs!

I ran Loch Ness marathon on Sunday, it was epic, loved every second of it and came in at 3:58:06. I've got Abingdon in 3 weeks (I did a number swap with a friend who has had to pull out) then Venice the week after (which I'll have to jog, I just hope I don't have to walk but if I do then I do, more time to enjoy the sights!!).

I hope that everyone has got their certificates signed, I tried to submit my Paris certificate which was signed in March this year but they have rejected it, so I'm off to the doc tomorrow and I hope to God that she signs it for free!

It's just the one more week of hard training for you guys, then start that taper, don't be tempted to do anything silly at this late stage! Let me know how you're all doing, it's gone deathly quiet in here!!

05/10/2014 at 21:33
358 would be the dream. Missed my last long run today because of man flu. Will have to squeeze it in after work this week. Bad blow but better now than in 3 week's time I suppose.
06/10/2014 at 11:52

Hello everyone. Have joined this thread as I'm seriously considering entering Venice next year as my wife wants to go there and I'd love to tie in a race.

Quick question - how does the medical certificate work? Do you submit it with entry or nearer the event?

I did Chester marathon yesterday in 3hr51m, my second. First was Barcelona in March in 4hr11 - I have improved a lot this year.

I'll have a read back through this to pick up tips on travel, accomodation etc when I get chance.

Good luck everyone, enjoy the trip and the race.

06/10/2014 at 21:51
I found out the brand is enervit
08/10/2014 at 13:25

Saintbarca - Welcome! I hope that we'll all be able to give you some good tips when we're back from Venice in a couple of weeks!

Wayne - I've never even heard of that before, do they sell gels in England!?

Well it's 2.5 weeks til race day, I hope everyone is being sensible and starting to taper!

08/10/2014 at 13:49

HIAHS - good luck with the race. I'll be looking to book in for next year anytime from next month onwards.

08/10/2014 at 14:12
Boots do, but you have to order it in
09/10/2014 at 00:19

Hi All, some good runs going on by the sounds of it. Looking forward to Venice now, had a few lung/breathing troubles of late but I'm hoping it will settle down in the next few weeks. Managed a 2.59.49 last wk at Barnstaple, was planning on going for sub 3 but expected a 3.05/10 doin delighted to scrape under it. That's my last long run so all short faster stuff for me now. 

I think we have to download our registration slips from there website soon, they say no slip no run so heads up!

Stay at fit and good luck.

10/10/2014 at 16:58

Hi people I'm back from the wilderness. Not much running for me.

HIAHS - I just made my own certificate up - always have done and always gets accepted. I think they just do it for insurance purposes. Mine got accepted but had to email it to them as they ignored my faxes.

20/10/2014 at 15:27

Mine has still not been accepted, I am desperately trying not to freak out because I've downloaded the one off their website and the registration checker is still saying that it's not right   Maybe I'll email them with it rather than using the registration website thing.

Fantastic run in Barnstaple Muzza I can't even contemplate a sub-3!

I just did the Abingdon marathon yesterday, went for it and got a pb, 3:43:43, absolutely ecstatic with that, certainly didn't think I'd have that in me as it'd get me the GFA for VLM. Somehow though I rather suspect that Venice is going to be excruciating, based on the fact that my legs are completely defunct now, wooops!

20/10/2014 at 16:47

Yes HIAHS I had to email it and it got accepted in one day - email to to email address on the form.

Congrat on abingdon marathon and I think you will be ok for venice. the first few miles may be hard then the legs will get back into it.

Muzza congrats on the sub 3 excellent work.

Yesterday at 10:55

Am I using the wrong form?! I can't find an email address on it at all, just a post address and a tel no.

Yesterday at 11:52

Phew, I emailed them with it and they've said it is fine!

Today at 09:15

Sorry HIAHS you are right there is no email address on the form. Not sure where i got the emai address from but its the only way that seems to work.

Do we need to show it at the expo to get our number as well? I will take it to be on the safe side as well.

When is everyone off to Venice? I am going tomorrow. You wont be able to miss me on race day as i will be wearing a union jack running top (as i do for most of my overseas marathons) - give me a shout if anyone sees me!

Today at 11:23

Wenterrapin I will also be wearing a Union Jack vest, it'll have my name on it (Lorna), come and say hi if you see me! I'm going to say hello to everyone in Union Jack vests just because I'll know they'll be able to speak the lingo!

Today at 11:24

And I am definitely taking my certificate with me just in case, I don't trust their system at all!! I'm flying out tomorrow morning and back on Monday afternoon.

Edited: 22/10/2014 at 11:24
Today at 12:47

Im in yellow corral

  Seconda griglia

number 2626 I think.


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