Rome Marathon 2013

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

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28/10/2012 at 21:03

Start my 20 week programme tomorrow.

Looking forward to the structure of the training. Does me good to have it.

Going to the docs in the morning to get my medical form completed.

All systems go......

28/10/2012 at 22:28
Has anyone managed to confirm entry using athletics membership yet? My English Athletics card doesn't extend to March 2013...not sure if they would accept it.
28/10/2012 at 22:31
P.S. great to see so many messages on here since starting the board, seems like we're going to have a good RW contingent. Anyone going for about 3h30min? I did 3h41 in Barca this year and 3h51 in Prague the year before...hope to keep the decreases up.

Oh, and I seem to have entered Ironman UK for 2013 too, d'oh!
29/10/2012 at 07:59

Hey ADG - I did a half yesterday too - my first ever one (Salisbury Half) and was amazed that I managed it in sub-2hrs! 1hr 56mins! Was so shocked (had predicted 2.10 ish) that I very nearly cried as I finished - thought I'd better rein back the tears at this early stage or there'll be a flood in Rome! Two week 'break' now before official 18 week schedule starts.Am hoping for a 4hr 20 ish marathon time - does that sound feasible? This is all new territory to me...

Alex - I am going to send in my athletics membership details once I renew it in January - the lady organising our group has confirmed that as long as the officials have it by a couple of days before the marathon, it's fine. And by the way - an Ironman??? I know a good head doctor...

29/10/2012 at 10:58

I'll be going for 3 45.

Kirsty, I think most pundits say twice your half marathon plus 20 minutes, and that seems to work, but not in all cases,I had a slow HM in Jedburgh, some hills and I started at the back and averaged 8 and a bit mm, my hm pace is 7 and a bit and 8 and a bit is more like marathon pace. Been a tough but good year for me with 4 marathons done, 10 in the last few years Rome'll be my 11th.

I put my Jog Scotland membership card in and they've not responded yet, not even a response to an email.

29/10/2012 at 11:17

Well done Kirsty, very impressive for a first HM! I have the Bedford HM on 9th December and hoping for under 2 hours. I guess I'll have a fair idea of Rome time then. will proably be well over 4

Well done Alex and ADG!

29/10/2012 at 12:31

Kirsty what sort of times were you doing 10ks in?



29/10/2012 at 12:36

Hi Ami - first 10km was in March this year and did that in 58 mins exactly - have got it down over the last few months to approx 53 mins.

29/10/2012 at 16:14

Wow good work Kirsty!

29/10/2012 at 17:22

Alex and all

I am 46. 15 and half stone and only started running 3 years ago.

This will be my 4th marathon and so far my times in order are

5' 51 - Loch Ness

5' 28 - London

5' 15 - Milton Keynes - in unbelievably terrible conditions.

It is a huge ambition of mine to go under 5 hours and hopefully with a bit of luck and a tail wind this might be the one.

I will also be doing a lot of miles in training obviously

I look forward to keeping up to date with you all over the coming months.


30/10/2012 at 01:08
Nice first HM Kirsty! - I,d say a 4:15 is on the cards for you using the normal calcs that ADG referred to...roughly 9m30s/mile I think. Just make sure you build up to some good long runs during the training - I peaked at 22mi about 3 weeks out when I ran Barcelona this year...probably do the same again this time round.

Ad2502 - seems like you're moving in the right direction with each race, hope you have a nice injury free training period! I had a prolonged bout of plantar fasciitis last year...a bugger to train on.

What sources are people using for their training plans? I've selected a 16 week'r with an aim of ~3h30m. Just need to select a few HMs and longer races to provide some feedback along the way.
01/11/2012 at 12:05

from fb, looks like maratona di roma changed servers so are busy updating and organising a 10k so delays checking athletics cards.

01/11/2012 at 16:31

Thanks for the advice re the 2013 athletics card - mustn't forget to send it in! There are 4 of us (husband, sister and bro-in-law) going over for the marathon. 2 of us will be aiming for sub 3.30. Hope to see you there!

02/11/2012 at 20:36

Alex I notice you had problems getting this Marathon sorted with English athletics card, did you manage it, I'm having similar problems right now



03/11/2012 at 14:08

EKGO - Was thinking of waiting until the New Year when the new EA card arrives before submitting - although haven't tried yet with the old one. May be worth a shot unless you've tried already? 

03/11/2012 at 22:01

I sent a sa card to them, they ignored my emails and posted on fb that they've changed servers and should get it all sorted soon. 

03/11/2012 at 22:03

Hopefully this link to a video of the Rome route works...
04/11/2012 at 16:24

Hi all. Looking forward to running the Rome marathon in 2013. The route looks amazing I think the toughest section will be when we are up north of the city before we head back into the centre. I know Rome well so super excited to be running round such an amazing city. Currently clocking up the miles in my legs - any advice / tips? Looking to get as close to 3:30hrs as possible.

09/11/2012 at 17:01

Just had the email confirming my entry.

I sent my medical form about a week ago. Didn't think they wouldrespond quite so quick.

It's all going okay for me at the mo. Early days though.

Hope the same applies to you all.

09/11/2012 at 17:06
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