Shades Marathon Training

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24/10/2012 at 12:54

jazz weekend shades! can't wait now

4.3 miles done last night.. feeling much stronger! Runners are coming to ireland with me to get some of that good country air

24/10/2012 at 16:19

Emmy - Sounds very tempting your plans re Berlin!

Had a lovely time in Barcelona. A must see city! Unfortunatly I spent one whole day and night in bed with a bug. A few others got it too. I was very ill
The marathon was the day before thankfully so got that out the way. Turned out a bit warm which caught a few of us out.
Anyway 4 days to go!! 

24/10/2012 at 19:06

Does Berlin fill up quickly? I dont recall entering that soon after it opened when i did it

24/10/2012 at 19:14
Hi Keith,
They've predicted based on Chicago and last year to have it sell out within a week this year... But the first 10,000 will go quickly. It's also the 40th anniversary.

Come on shadies... You know that you want to..... Berlin 2013
24/10/2012 at 22:17

Shades, are you still offering your programme if someone were to email you?

25/10/2012 at 07:13

Nykie - yes, mail me your email address

VR - I didn't know you'd been poorly in Barcelona, you poor thing.

Emmy - I'll try and register for Berlin at 11 am today, hope the website doesn't fall over and our internet at work is rubbish, wobbly at the best of times.

Keith - didn't know you'd done Berlin.

Still mild and a bit of light rain today, forecast for Dublin is very cold, not happy with that

25/10/2012 at 08:31

Morning all,

@Shades - good luck. I've blocked my calendar and am hoping I can get on in time. Here's hoping the Germans can organise the registration better than the Parisians!

25/10/2012 at 08:48
I think the Germans are very organised at races. That's what I've heard anyhow.

It's pre registered for Berlin then we get an email in November, is that right?
25/10/2012 at 09:53

VR - you're right I checked with the organisers and specifically asked them in German and they said that this way should speed up the process for us.

25/10/2012 at 13:10

I succesfully registered for Berlin at 11 am precisely, very efficient.  So will wait until November now for follow up email, hopefully all will be OK

25/10/2012 at 13:16

Hello all,

I was SO suprised to see the Berlin entry be so easy! I was another in at the opening time and got my confirmation email. They're expecting the entire race to fill up within 3 hours :/ It's crazy!

I've sorted out my flight, apartment and race entry... I guess now I just need to train for it!

@VR- have you registered?

25/10/2012 at 14:09

"butts in"  Hello everyone! I promised that I wouldn't come on again until I did a sub4 mara.....and here I am! I've lost over 2 stones (still over a stone to go mind) and I did Pescara marathon and came in at 3.58.59 so basically I just scraped under but I did it. 

"Oscar-type speech" I would like to thank LMUH for putting me in contact with my sports nutritionist at a moment when I'd hit rock bottom and Shades for always believing that I could do it and a big thanks to anyone that knows me.

Enough about me...what are you all up to?

25/10/2012 at 14:14

Well done Marathon Molly!!!  That's fantastic! When was it? Was it hilly? You can't come in and drop that bombshell without telling us about the race


25/10/2012 at 17:03
Molly!!! That's fantastic! Soo pleased for you!
Please stick around. We have missed you.

Emmy - yes I have registered for Berlin
Now to sort out where to stay?
25/10/2012 at 17:21

Molly - brilliant, well done.   You've worked so hard at the weight loss and your running you truly deserve it.   You are an inspiration to the rest of us....hides piece of cake

I was just about to send a search party out for you as we will be going to Florence in a month's time and so hope you'll be there too.   Myself, VR and mowzer.

Emmy - I checked Berlin website a couple of hours later and they'd had 24k entries and were into the €110 entries.

Can't get Easyjet website to come up with the flights, keep getting a daft message so not sure if flights are for sale from Bristol that far ahead.    Which Berlin airport do you recommend?   Won't have time to look at anything now until I get back from Dublin.

25/10/2012 at 17:59

"waves" the course was as flat as a pancake, otherwise fat chance of doing a sub4!!!

I pre-registered for Berlin earlier on  but haven't looked at flights etc, t'was 110 euros though

Florence - I'm umming & ahhing as it's quite complicated to get to. I'm pondering though.

Race report & photo coming up tomorrow, running home from work now (first time since mara....) 

25/10/2012 at 18:12

Unable to access at work so no Berlin here and i would NOT have paid 110 euros anyway

25/10/2012 at 18:21

Hello all! Berlin has SOLD OUT! 3 1/2 hours and I spoke to the organisers this afternoon and they were in shock!

@VR - If you fancy it - there is room at chez Emily for Berlin. I've booked a 4 person apartment (i need to confirm with apartment about the layout) but if you want to join Shades and myself - you're welcome to it. It's cheap as chips as well! (182EUR for 2 nights).

@Molly - It's great to hear that you'll be in Berlin too! Well done on the fantastic weight loss (very jealous!).

@Shades - Easyjet havent released their schedules yet for September 2012 - it'll be coming out probably in a few months. I've booked with Lufthansa and it's 141EUR which was direct and for the times I want. To be honest any of the airports in Berlin are easy to get to/from. I'm flying into Tegel which is 15 mins from Central station. Schoenfeld is around 45 minutes I think but very easy on the subway.

25/10/2012 at 20:15
That would be great Emmy thank you

Molly - please come to Florence, it would be lovely to see you!
25/10/2012 at 22:48

Hi there Molly. That's a fantastic achievement - a sub 4  and the weight loss .

As Shades and VR have said - please come to Florence, we'd love to see you again.

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