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07/11/2003 at 22:41
So eeyin
i should just do it
ok
07/11/2003 at 23:39
My brother was due to but didn't run this year's Stockholm maraton on June 14 (Next year June 5)He went along though to watch as already had place tickets booked. His friend ran it though and comes highly recommended (Although it does I think start at the slightly unusual time of 1pm or so on a Saturday). It does get hot though and they offer salted gherkins as energy food en route! Five or so years ago this was rated in RW as one of the best marathons in the world. Brother says you can get cheap flights there. I may consider it if I cannot get into London.
08/11/2003 at 06:20
Eeyin,

I just presented my conclusion from your list to Mary and now have 2 black eyes and a squeaky voice. She did not agree with me that your had clearly demonstrated it was much cheaper to go away for the weekend with a mate than with the wife!!!

Simon
08/11/2003 at 07:44
S.I.T. ..... The simple reason its cheaper to go with a mate is mates pay there own flight, accommodation, food and beer. They also dont insist on 4 or 5 ***** accommodation and fancy resteraunts. They dont blow holes in the credit card while your running and insist on taxis everywhere.

Black eyes will clear up in a few days. Worse still is the wrath of the mother in law.
09/11/2003 at 11:16

Anyone signed up for Barcelona yet? Is there an active thread?
09/11/2003 at 12:09
Go-XL I think Stockholm like most of Europe suffered from excess heat this year. Their website claims that the average temp for that time of year is around 18 degrees which sounds about right. Ryanair serve 2 airports which they called both Stockholm but are actually about an hour away by bus. Otherwise you can go to the main airport semi-cheaply using a snowflake! (Scandinavian Airlines cheap opition).Hotels are the main cost with Sweden but seeing as its the summer season they will be cheaper over here at that time - Swedes have to be different to the rest of the world.

Its on my list of races for next year. Let me know if you decide to run it and we can start up a thread.
M.
09/11/2003 at 19:11
A quick repeat for Llama Man....

Barcelona - March 14
Connemara - March 28
Rome - March 28
Lyon - March 28
Bungay Black Dog - April 4
Taunton - April 4
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
Leeds - May 9
Copenhagen - May 16
Vienna - May 16
Prague - May 23
Stockholm - June 5
Lake Vyrnwy - June 6
Dartmoor Vale - June 13
Edinburgh - June 13

Le Touquet - ?(mid April)
Sheffield - ?(in June last year)


M.
09/11/2003 at 22:14
Thanks M. That gives me plenty to go at. A lot have cheap flights. Rotterdam, Madrid, Prague, Stockholm all appeal. Madrid or Rotterdam might be the pick as it ties in well with the training events put on for FLM (20M races etc). Then again Barcelona sounds fabulous - oh decisions, decisions!

By the way there is no full marathon at Sheffield in 2004.
M.
10/11/2003 at 20:48
Thanks LM - and a correction of the date for Barcelona too.

Barcelona - March 21
Connemara - March 28
Rome - March 28
Lyon - March 28
Bungay Black Dog - April 4
Taunton - April 4
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
Leeds - May 9
Copenhagen - May 16
Vienna - May 16
Prague - May 23
Stockholm - June 5
Lake Vyrnwy - June 6
Dartmoor Vale - June 13
Edinburgh - June 13

Le Touquet - ?(mid April)
M.
10/11/2003 at 21:25
M.,

what we need now is a link to the profile and course map to each marathon, how much the entry fee is, how to get there and how to find a good hotel, race reports from former runners at these events, ... ;-))
M.
10/11/2003 at 21:42
:-{

eeeeeeek
M.
11/11/2003 at 10:16
Lars,

As far as finding a good hotel is concerned I've always been fine with the rough guide to...
11/11/2003 at 13:03
M.

Another one for your collection.

Halstead (Essex) - 16 May 2004
14/11/2003 at 20:58
boing
16/11/2003 at 02:03
Can anyone recommend one for me? I'd preferably want one in UK or Ireland.......ideally with large numbers so I won't be running alone at the back and one that is flat?
B
18/11/2003 at 12:49
Does anyone know when they stop cashing cheques?
18/11/2003 at 13:13
Ill be doing stratford
18/11/2003 at 13:27
Bit short notice but Luton Marathon on Dec 7th this year. (or similar date in '04)
18/11/2003 at 13:46
I think people will be looking at marathons within the timeframe 4th - 25th April.

A 7 and a half month taper for Luton '04 is perhaps a tad excessive!

Although I'll find out whether or not I got through the ballot by the first week of December, I won't know whether I've gotten a gold bond until the second week of January, by which time I should've been a month into any marathon training regime.
18/11/2003 at 14:17
Another one for the list Palma 04/04/04.
If I get rejected for London (Again) I will be doing this one.
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