Oh. I got into London again. I don't want to do London, I want to do the Goofy
C33 - family logistics may mean Paris rather than Rome - have you done Paris and, if so, what's the verdict?
LOL C33 !
Okay, okay, I want to do London. AND I want to do the Goofy. Although when I last went to Disneyland in the US, Goofy stood on my friend's foot.
I've never done Paris Goofy. Now if it was around Eurodisney..........lol
From what I have heard great course, loads of runners, crap crowds, terrible finish up some side street near the Eiffel tower. Its never been one that has jumped off the page as a must run event and Paris never really strikes me as a very single blokey holiday destination.......but then again neither in Disneyworld or Rome
I have done Rotterdam which was my 1st foreign marathon in the race that never was. If you are looking for some springtime sunshine I'd go there. It was 37 feckin degrees by the time the organisers ran out of ambulances and stopped the race with me having 2k to go and we were all told to stop and walk in. I know Rotterdam is maybe not the nicest place on the planet although it was better than I was expecting it is a great weekend. The whole city catches marathon fever, throws all the museums open for free, doesn't ramp the hotel prices up really gets behind the race and makes the visitors to the city really welcome. If the family commitments mean what week can I sneak off without the family it is well worth a look. I had a couple of days in Rotterdam and a couple in Amsterdam (I actually preferred Rotterdam it didn't seem quite as sleazy drugs and hookers isn't really my thing) and had a great wee trip. A marathon, a bit of culture, lots of sightseeing, heineken brewery and a couple of footie games including the dutch cup semi-final at the amsterdam arena. It doesn't get much better than that
I also did Dusseldorf last year which probably seems an unusual one but it was the only one that appealed at the time I could have a holiday. Not as big a race as Rotterdam but a really fast course if it is not hot.; Unfortunately it was later in the year than usual due to the eurovision song contest rather bizarrely. I know Rotterdam has a reputation for being fast but you can get really bogged down in the crowds unless you are Kenyan and starting at the front. If you are chasing a time Dusseldorf is well worth a look.
I always fancied Hamburg and Vienna too but not ever got round to either yet.
I'll see you on the start line in London and Orlando Nykie
C33 - The family commitments mean when can I take the kids without taking them out of school - they would never forgive me if I went away without them - they like the holidays too much!!! (You are so right to do the marathons before family commitments restrict freedom a little!) Rome would be a bit of a rush but Paris is during the Easter period. I will have to look at the dates of the ones you suggested - many thanks for the info.
C33 - Hope everything goes well in Munich.
Good Luck C33.
Hope everyone elses training is going well only 13 weeks before we fly out
Good luck C33.
You lot me me so jealous I have only been back 3 weeks and I need to go again!!
Does anyone know the theme of the Disney 5K yet? Need to get the costumes sorted. Anyone running the half in fancy dress?
I broached the subject with my hubby yesterday - he is in C33s camp, so no fancy dress for us either
Meant to put this on here as you lot will find it fun - the things we do at WDW:
BP - Excellent!!! What a fantastic family memory!
Yep - early morning in Hollywood - went to back lot tour and stood in que with only 20 other people initially. Cast member shouted something out I didn't hear and waved so I waved back - what she actually said was 'anybody want to help out'. Next thing I knew we were told to go to front and 2 of us were going to take part - well my son (as you can see from video) is not shy coming forward and he said yeah me and dad will do it - and as they say the rest is history.
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