Rome Marathon 2013

A board for all those considering running the Rome Marathon in 2013

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03/10/2012 at 09:42
I've just started running again after a multi-year lapse. Am thinking of signing up for this as some serious motivation. Seems like I've got a week to decide before the fee goes up.
04/10/2012 at 17:19

I'm trying to decide between Rome and Paris. Rome has an advantage in that my brother in law lives nearby so I could save on accommodation hassle. But then Paris is on my birthday! Decisions decisions! I'm liking the look of the Lake Garda one later in the year too!

05/10/2012 at 09:41

lake garda sounds like a good one!

05/10/2012 at 11:27

Yeah Lake Garda looks great- I love the idea of getting a boat across to the start and doing a point to point round the lake. The north end of the lake where it's based is really beautiful

07/10/2012 at 18:38
That does look nice. Find a photo here:

08/10/2012 at 10:59
Just paid for rome. Managed an 8 mile run yesterday (nearly killed me). See you at the start line!
09/10/2012 at 14:08

I'm in too. Do I need to get a gp to sign a form?

09/10/2012 at 16:24
We are supposed to get a health form filed in and stamped by a GP, unless you have UK Athletics membership I think, then you don't need it. I wasn't planning on sorting that out until early next year though.
09/10/2012 at 19:15

I'm a member of scottish athletics so sent them a scan of my membership card, hoping that's enough

10/10/2012 at 10:28
Let us know if it works. It might be easier joining scottish athletics than going to the GP for a check-up. It seems you can join scottish atheletics without having to join a club first, is that right? Do you have to live in Scotland too? Alternatively, I was thinking of perhaps just filling in the form myself, after all, you don't need a doctor's certificate to join england/scottish athletics, so what's the point??
10/10/2012 at 19:27

Rome was just amazing - it was my second and for me blew London away. So many amazing memories and I've still got some of the Maratona di Roma advertising at the bottom of my garden attached to a fence!!! You see EVERYTHING!!!

11/10/2012 at 07:35

Mark - what are the cobblestones like? I've heard they cover the first two and the last four kilometres around the coliseum. Are they killers on your ankles or not as bad as people say? (Am hoping for the latter..)

11/10/2012 at 13:29

how many people run Rome? not sure I fancy london because of the 35,000 entry...

11/10/2012 at 13:36

I think I read that this year there were about 12,000 ish runners?


11/10/2012 at 13:38

oh, ok, thats not to bad then..

12/10/2012 at 19:53

Entered Rome this week. It will be my 4th marathon and I am hoping tp break 5 hrs. Best so far is 5,15.

Took my wife to Rome for her birthday last year and thought it was a beautiful city.( Lots of Grafitti though??)

Already excited to run around all of the wonderful landmarks. London could learn from it.

I currently run 20+ miles a week and am starting a 20 week programme at the end of the month

Good luck to all and I will keep an eye on this forum over the coming months

13/10/2012 at 16:49
10 miles today. Don't feel too bad either. Which marathon programme are you going to follow Ad2502? I haven't sorted one out yet.
13/10/2012 at 18:16

Tekky, I have sort of cobbled one together from my previous marathons.

I like to get a half in by about week 5 and a longest run of 22 miles in week 15.

I am a real plodder and just like to get miles in the bank. I will probably do about 450.

Have you done a marathon before?

13/10/2012 at 18:33
Hi Ad2502. Yes I did one a few years ago in about 4:10, but I haven't done anything at all for at least 3 years other than put on about 2 or 3 stone. My ambitions this time depend on whether I can get rid of the weight or not. I only started on October 1st and I've done about 40 miles in total so far. I was going to look for a 16 or 18 week programme given that we've got 22 weeks to go. Good luck with your training.
14/10/2012 at 17:29
Hi guys,

I'm also thinking of running this; will be my first marathon. Just wondering if there is any one in Reading or Berkshire doing this?

As I'll be heading over on my own, can anyone recommend any organised groups? The official one seems to be 2:09 but they charge ??699 and that does not include flights or collection from the airport!
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