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M.
13/10/2003 at 16:03
hull 24?
M.
14/10/2003 at 12:44
erm yes its been pointed out that this is a 24 hour and not 24mile race and therefore since I am looking to retain my sanity until the 2005 ironman i will not be entering hull next year (but might for fun the year after)
15/10/2003 at 09:59
I did Turin in 2000, and then done London for the first time 2 weeks later, 3.24, followed by a 3.28....

Turin was excellent and i can certainly recommend it, about 3000 runners, fairly flatish, one hill before halfway i think, some nice countryside, and a finish through the city!

Ryanair flys there from Stansted for cheap flights, paid about 35 quid i think at the time. Reasonable cost of hotels, and on-line entries, i really enjoyed it!

The only downsides i can remember, are Sparkiling water or Pure orange juice at stations...and KM markers instead of miles, which caught me out!

But overall this is the only overseas one i have done, and was great!

May consider again, when i get my annual rejection (2000 was my only success out of 9 attempts!)

Gary
15/10/2003 at 11:26
I'm going to apply for Copenhagen on 16 May. The Danish Crown Prince Frederik is getting married on 14 May and the atmosphere in the city that weekend is going to be incredible. I just hope they don't change the date of the marathon because of the royal wedding.
15/10/2003 at 11:51
LL, I can imagine that Kopenhagen will be expensive during that weekend. All the hotels will be booked out by crazy people wanting to see some guy getting married.
On the other hand, Danish supporters are great. There were about 10000 of them at the Berlin marathon. I will do a Danish marathon at some point but not this year.
15/10/2003 at 12:19
Oh go on Lars. It will be "Wonderful" !!
I have a good friend who lives in Copenhagen(Frederiksberg)so I'm going to stay with her. Its just a matter of sorting out the flights and deciding whether to take the family with me. I must start a thread...
PS Are you Danish?
M.
24/10/2003 at 14:12
An update for BBB....

Barcelona - March 14
Connemara - March 28
Rome - March 28
Lyon - March 28
Bonn - April 4
Zurich - April 4
Paris - April 4
Rotterdam - April 4
Turin - April 18
Hamburg - April 18
Tresco - April 18
Linz - April 18
Shakespeare - April 25
Padua - April 25
Lochaber - April 25
Madrid - April 25
Neolithic - May 2
Dusseldorf - May 2
Belfast - May 3
Copenhagen - May 16
Vienna - May 16
Prague - May 23
Stockholm - June 5
Edinburgh - June 13


Bungay Black Dog - ?(late March or early April)
Taunton - ?(early April)
Le Touquet - ?(mid April)
Leeds - ?(early May)
Sheffield - ?(in June last year!)
Lake Vyrnwy - ?(early June)

I'm still favouring Rotterdam myself
M.
24/10/2003 at 14:22
Taunton is usually the week before FLM.

There is also Dartmoor Vale on 13 June.
24/10/2003 at 14:49
There's a thread somewhere on Rotterdam that says it has a 5 hour cutoff. Just thought you might like to know.Not relevant to me of course (she lied).
M.
24/10/2003 at 14:51
oh - do you have to have run under 5hrs before?

I'd hope to finish in about 4ish but this will be my first marathon so wouldn't be able to prove it.
M.
M.
24/10/2003 at 15:03
ok after a bit more research - there is a 5hr cut off but no qualifying time required so i'll probably stick with it - although i suspect this means i'll be in the last few percent of finishers.
M.
M.
24/10/2003 at 15:24
Barcelona - March 14
Connemara - March 28
Rome - March 28
Lyon - March 28
Bonn - April 4
Zurich - April 4
Paris - April 4
Rotterdam - April 4
Turin - April 18
Hamburg - April 18
Tresco - April 18
Linz - April 18
Shakespeare - April 25
Padua - April 25
Lochaber - April 25
Madrid - April 25
Neolithic - May 2
Dusseldorf - May 2
Belfast - May 3
Copenhagen - May 16
Vienna - May 16
Prague - May 23
Stockholm - June 5
Dartmoor Vale - June 13
Edinburgh - June 13


Bungay Black Dog - ?(late March or early April)
Taunton - ?(early April)
Le Touquet - ?(mid April)
Leeds - ?(early May)
Sheffield - ?(in June last year!)
Lake Vyrnwy - ?(early June)
M.
24/10/2003 at 15:29
M.,
you have more serious runners in other marathon runs than London, but you are still running it for yourself so the % doesn't matter.
I think there shouldn't be the word finisher on the shirts, there should be the word winner on all shirts.

I might go to Rotterdam myself.
M.
24/10/2003 at 15:32
Lars - you are so right.

And at least 5 hours gives me a bit of leeway for something to go wrong. At Sheffield you are "invited to retire" if the sweeper bus overtakes you - timed to finish at 4hrs30.
M.
24/10/2003 at 15:43
My tentative plan for a spring marathon is Wroclaw in Poland on April 25.
25/10/2003 at 13:59
There's always the tromso(Most northern brewery in the world:Norway) midnight sun marathon in june.-
26/10/2003 at 11:22
This is a very useful thread as I too am looking for a spring marathon. Where pray is Wroclaw? It's not Polish for Warsaw is it?
26/10/2003 at 14:13
From www.wroclaw.com

Wroclaw is the economical, cultural and intellectual capital of Lower Silesia, located in southwestern Poland, 160 km from Germany and 120 km from the Czech Republic. It is well equipped with communication facilities: international airport, railways, highways and river ports. Medium - light industry, trade, service and education are major employers. The city with its charming historical center, parks, good restaurants, hotels and friendly people (700.000 inhabitants) is a pleasant place to visit and to do business.
26/10/2003 at 15:29
Right then, one to consider.
29/10/2003 at 17:19
Just listening in !
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