Boston marathon

Anybody running it in 2014? And 2015? or before?

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08/10/2013 at 11:50

Hi all,

Having run a qualifying time for Boston (IF they do not change the requirements!) I think I am going to apply in the tiny window they have next September. Is any of you running it in 2014? Anybody else going for 2015? Or anyone who has run it before and can tell me a little about it? Is there a Boston Marathon forum I have not seen? How annoying am I with all these questions?

Thank you all!

Cheerful Dave    pirate
08/10/2013 at 12:16

It's a great event, you'll enjoy it.  There's a handy spreadsheet here that's got course maps, profiles, elevation guides and so on.  It's from 2007 so some of the info on start times and so on may be out of date but the course will be the same.

08/10/2013 at 12:20

That is brilliant information - thank you  CDave!

09/10/2013 at 14:19

Hi Barbara

I would love to run Boston 2014 , not leat to compare with the two MCMs I ran - but doubt if my time for Half is good enough to qualify. 

Grateful if you have a link to the current qualifying times please?


Good luck 

09/10/2013 at 14:23

Hi Roger!

It is now too late for Boston 2014 - there is only a short window in September when you can enter. Not sure abotu qualifying standards for a half, but full marathon, age graded, here:

09/10/2013 at 14:24

You are about 11 months early to enter 2015 though!


09/10/2013 at 14:26

Ah they have not published 2015 qtimes yet - they were the same in 2013 and 2014 but in 2012 they went up by 5 minutes. Hopefully they won't change them in 2015!

11/10/2013 at 14:50

Thanks Barbara...qualifying time in my age group is 3:40...hah! in my dreams

One day I may dip under 4 hours - at which point I might retire from everything except ParkRun !

11/10/2013 at 18:37

See you there in 2015


....... Off to find someone to run a decent time for me..... (YES i'm joking)

11/10/2013 at 18:40

I have no doubt you can do it Steph!!! See you in 2015. It would be totally awesome to go to Boston together!! 

11/10/2013 at 22:30

Barbara- I've got a place for 2014 ...QTs were up to 20 mins quicker! ...but am worried injury may stop me running it. I did it in2009 and really had a great time plus a pb. Make sure you do it in 2015 

12/10/2013 at 01:19
I have a Boston 2014 place, although I'm not 'racing' it because I'm doing London the week before. I plan to trot round and 'enjoy' it
12/10/2013 at 22:22

I also have a 2014 place and ran it in 2013, so you could say I have unfinished business with the event.

18/10/2013 at 23:00

Shazmo- me too though I may miss VLM . Ever done two so close before ? I could have done the two in 2009 but decided Boston was enough or me. ..pity 

19/10/2013 at 21:51
2old - no, I've not completed two so close together. The closest I've come is recently doing a 32 mile fell race and went straight back to long road distances the following weekend and it wasn't as torturous as I anticipated. My plan is to race London and just get round Boston and take it all in. It will be my first time at both events so I don't want to miss either!
23/10/2013 at 11:39

Hmmmmm, 18 months to try and save up.........I guess it might not be impossible......*rushes off to buy lottery tickets*

26/10/2013 at 19:30

Boston is great. I have run a few big city marathons and the support in Boston is amazing.  Ran in 2001, and 2006 & 2007 ran London as well.  I thought in 2014 they were too close to run both.

17/02/2014 at 22:06

Anyone travelling from the UK in April?  Attempting the London Boston double, didn't expect to get in with a Blackpool qualifying time but not keen on missing it now I'm in...

24/02/2014 at 20:51

Looking forward to Boston. Me and a mate are travelling out from London on april 17th for a week. Need to make the most of it and have a good look around. I'm not doing the London /Boston double, deferring my London place for next year.  

24/02/2014 at 21:11

Same here Kessman - applied for London in case I didn't get in to Boston, but I'll defer it to next year. Flying from London on the Friday.

Edited: 24/02/2014 at 21:12
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