Jerusalem Marathon 2015

Anyone running or thinking of running Jerusalem Marathon 2015

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27/05/2014 at 08:52

I have just signed up for Jerusalem Marathon 2015 in March. Anyone else done this before or looking at doing this in 2015?

Lots of rave reports and "must do" quotes, but I really dont know much about it.

25/09/2014 at 10:17

I've booked flights, but going to sign up when I get my renewed passport back since they needed my passport number on registration (had less than 6mths running on it).

A bit hilly is all I know.

10/10/2014 at 17:01

Bit quiet on here!!!!

Hi Plazzy - booked up yet for the marathon?

13/01/2015 at 11:47


There's a rapid response for you.

14/01/2015 at 17:38

Wow - looks there is 2 of us doing it now!

Quite a short response as well.... - got your flak jacket ready!

15/01/2015 at 08:24

Oh yes. My bum is pulling tongues a little bit, but I'm sure all will be grand.

Looking forward to looking round Jerusalem mind you. And the hummus. And the falafel etc...

Training going good?

20/01/2015 at 10:11

Yes thanks training going well. My main race is Brighton in April and then London 2 weeks later so Jerusalem is a bit of a warm up (well just a place i fanced going to really)

Looks a very tough course with loads of hills, never knew that when I signed up.

20/01/2015 at 11:51

Same here, just wanted to go there. That said, I've got the Faroe Islands (Torshavn) marathon after that, and that's just as hilly! Must remember to look at the elevation profiles before I sign up for the next one!

23/01/2015 at 09:36

Wow Faroe islands sounds good - Is it big enough for a marathon? sounds an interesting one though.

23/01/2015 at 12:25

Ah yeah, no worries on that front.

Though it is an out and back. Two beasts of a hill mid way, advantage being two beasts of a downhill back....

23/01/2015 at 16:13

Hmm never seem as easy going down as they do going up though scouse!

Jerusalem looks a bit nasty in places as well.

26/01/2015 at 11:00

Just downloaded the course map on the garmin. Feel free to sweep up the broken pieces when you pass

26/01/2015 at 14:00
26/01/2015 at 15:38

The defenestration of predicted running times springs to mind.

At first, I thought I was looking at a hacksaw blade.

26/01/2015 at 15:51

I was thinking of signing up for the half. Then I saw the elevation map, then I saw the flight costs...

Still thinking about it though.

Shame the Tel Aviv one isn't a month earlier.

26/01/2015 at 15:55

I found flights were really cheap.

26/01/2015 at 16:04

'The flights are cheap and the hills are steep'

Sounds like a cheap PR slogan...

26/01/2015 at 16:40

cheap and steep the way i like to ski not run!

26/01/2015 at 16:48

I don't really do steep. Running along the Thames, I can (theoretically. Never even ran a marathon) run an ultra before covering more than 10m vertically! A hill will be a bit of a shock to the system.

Nevertheless, the thought of slowly meandering up and down Jerusalem roads is rather appealing. Especially, as scouse says, considering the hummus at the end.

Seeing it is so close to the general elections out there, may be worth combining for those allowed.

27/01/2015 at 09:26

That hummus had better be damn good.

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