Berlin Marathon 2013

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07/02/2013 at 19:51

I'm in for the GNR!!!  cheers to all that supplied links to enter the ballot!

Sticky88 - stick with it.

07/02/2013 at 20:30
Great news RS and fingers crossed Sticky
08/02/2013 at 13:06

Thanks Radar Sal and EHN, but it looks like I'll have to wait for Berlin, didn't get THE email. I have buried any hope for VLM13

Congrats Radar Sal, that's great , it'll be a nice warm up for Berlin.

Have a great weekend everyone, whatever you're up to!

09/02/2013 at 02:05
Warm up for Berlin?!

The GNR is just the best.

Well done RS. Can't wait.

Stay cool, all.
12/02/2013 at 20:47

I'm in for Paris, as are many others on this thread, but I'm already aiming for this one. Paris is a bust as my prep has been awful, but looking forward to getting around.

For Berlin, all I want is to beat last year (4hr25) and am already planning how I'll be better organised and committed... Best laid plans and all that!

Had yet another change from Lufthansa - is this going to continue all the way up to flight time? Oh, and they've emailed me and asked me to ring back - on an internartional number... Which I'm not going to!

13/02/2013 at 22:15
Iain- you should have just used Easy jet mate. Got mine flying out from Glasgow Friday morning and fly back Monday morning, although I'm not going for a record of 3 years in a row having a last minute dash to airport like I have last 2 years
14/02/2013 at 09:48
David - I will next time! How's things? I'm out early this year too, to avoid the mad scramble on Saturday and maybe make the breakfast run instead...
14/02/2013 at 11:13

Just recovering from a chest infection that has cost me 2 weeks of training.  Training had been going great up until then as I was training for a local Half Marathon. Started back training this week , but lost a lot of fitness.

Got accommodation near the expo this year so planning on getting race number as soon as I arrive early Friday afternoon to avoid the fiasco of picking it up like I did on the Saturday last year. 

Going to start Marathon training in April this year as going to Tenerife with the Wife and Daughter last week in May, 2 days after running the Edinburgh Half Marathon. Will take running gear on holiday with me though.

Hows you been? Training going well?


14/02/2013 at 12:52
Iain- you should have just used Easy jet mate. Got mine flying out from Glasgow Friday morning and fly back Monday morning, although I'm not going for a record of 3 years in a row having a last minute dash to airport like I have last 2 years
14/02/2013 at 23:40

David - training been pretty awful with month-long viral type thing in January. Up to 24k. Brighton Half on Sunday - it'll be very slow! Looking forward to doing it right (hopefully) for Berlin attempt 3!

Hope you get back to full ftness really soon.

22/02/2013 at 16:30

What does anyone think of this type of training?

01/03/2013 at 07:17
David - I don't think that I'd like to try it myself.

Well, Lufthansa have done it again. My direct flight home on the Monday now goes via Dusseldorf, there are no longer any direct flights between Berlin and Manchester.
I've lost count of how many times my flight has been changed and its only March.
01/03/2013 at 13:04
Same here 3rd or 4th change on the Friday from Birmingham with over 6 months to go how many more?????
01/03/2013 at 15:09

Hi David,

Just read that article and its interesting but I need to clock those miles on my long runs for the physical and mental beneift but who knows if I was 20 years younger and had the body and mind of an athelete???I am no.1 fan of the Run Less,Run Faster programme by Messrs Pierce,Murr and Moss 


02/03/2013 at 21:38

Got an email today from lufthansa saying they have canceled the Manchester to Berlin route !! so I need to fly from manchester to dusseldorf ... and dusseldorf to berlin  




03/03/2013 at 08:49
Donkey - at least they told you the reason. They just sent me an email containing the changes, I had to work out what the changes were.
I'm very surprised at how much hassle I've had through Lufthansa as I've had less hassle when booking through the, so called, budget airlines.
03/03/2013 at 10:27

Orbut, EHN- I work in the Fitness industry and this type of training (short all out efforts) is really popular at the moment. I introduced a class called Metafit at the club where I work at the start of the year and the members cant get enough. When it comes to marathon training though I'm more of a traditionalist and I'm a great advocate of the long run being the most important run of your program. For Berlin I am aiming for 5 X 20 mile runs (I follow pfitzinger and douglas 55 mile program). Long runs are the corner stone of marathon running and I feel that with the long run it gives your body a feel for what its going to be like when you hit 20+ miles in the race.

Cant believe all the problems that some of you guys  are experiencing with Lufthansa

04/03/2013 at 20:20

I got an email from lufudgingthansa last week too!!  tried to swap me to a 7.30am flight!!  I called and they changed it to 12ish so I'm okay now...but REALLY annoying.  If I hadn't seen all your trouble on here I wouldn't have know.  The forum wins again!

09/03/2013 at 22:30

Another run in sleet and horizontal rain today.

Another sore throat and viral illness.

Anyone else SICK TO DEATH of Winter yet?

10/03/2013 at 08:26
Iain - I'm pretty sure that as soon as it starts to get sunny I'll start whining that its too hot
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