The Best Autumn Marathon?

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25/04/2012 at 12:48

Hi All,

I'm looking to enter a marathon say September / October, what's the best in your opinion?

Can be flat, fast, scenic.....anything....

Thanks R22

25/04/2012 at 12:51
Amsterdam takes some beating if you fancy a weekend away
25/04/2012 at 12:55
yes did Amsterdam in 2008...good race, was interesting running along the river/ canal going out of the city and then coming back (no one fell in that i saw anyway)....thanks
25/04/2012 at 13:02

Loch Ness Marathon on 30th Sept - a few people from my running club have done it last couple of years and always rave about how beautiful it is.

Just noticed that Royal Parks have introduced an ultra marathon (50km) on 7th October.

25/04/2012 at 13:22
25/04/2012 at 13:22
Loch Ness............sounds like a monster......could be worth a go...thanks
25/04/2012 at 13:23

What's BERLIN like as a place to visit...been to Chicago a couple of times....anything worth seeing in Berlin....

25/04/2012 at 13:30

Apparently you get Baxters soup when you cross the finish line too

25/04/2012 at 13:32
Baxters soup.....that could be the tipping point xine......
25/04/2012 at 14:02
25/04/2012 at 14:17
Another vote for Loch Ness.  As well as having added soup I might just come and wave a haggis at you.
25/04/2012 at 14:27
Cologne? Marathon du Medoc? I've heard Loch Ness is fantastic as well as Amsterdam and Berlin.
25/04/2012 at 15:42
25/04/2012 at 17:26

Amsterdam is an excellent marathon - starts and fineshes in the olympic stadium

Loch Ness is a personal favourite (ran a PB there)

New Forest is worth considering 

25/04/2012 at 17:44
The Purbeck Marathon! Sept 16th in the beautiful Purbeck hills in Dorset. It's the first year of running and it's going to be amazing.
It's mostly offroad, incredibly scenic, pretty hilly but the views will make up for it!


(I might be a bit biased as I'm helping to organise it!)
25/04/2012 at 18:47
I am going to do the Budapest Marathon in October. I have never done this one before, but I am from Budapest and I know that the scenery will be amazing, the fee affordable as well as your whole stay and the terrain mostly flat - good PB potential.
25/04/2012 at 19:30
Berlin is a fantastic city, worth spending a weekend, plenty to see the reiechstag, holocaust muesem, tier garten...a good bet is taking a Segway tour!

In the uk Abingdon, a runners race
25/04/2012 at 19:39
Beachy Head in October. Not for wimps!!
25/04/2012 at 19:55
Rob 22. It's not half as exciting sounding as some as the other suggestions but how about Liverpool on 14th October. I've done the half marathon (that's in March) four times and it is great. Great course, great organisation and nice friendly crowd.
25/04/2012 at 19:59
trixeepoo - Jersey. There's a good idea! Only takes 45 mins to fly from Manchester - and 20 into town from the airport when you get there. Is the course hilly? (I have assumed you mean Jersey, Channel Islands ?)

And... sorry but I am going off at a tangent here and straying from marathons (I promise to rein myself in after this) but a great half is the Bay Challenge across Morecambe Bay sands. It is absolutely brilliant.
Edited: 25/04/2012 at 20:01
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