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.
"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....)
Unable to access at work so no Berlin here and i would NOT have paid 110 euros anyway
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.
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.
Great intentions for 8 miles this morning, got out the door and within the first mile tripped on some uneven ground and twisted my ankle Not a happy bunny at the moment. Hobbled home crying and am now elevating my ankle
Molly - I do hope you can come to Florence. Am looking forward to the race report but might not be back on line until Wed as don't get back from Dublin until late Tuesday.
Emmy - thanks for the info on the airports for Berlin. I guess all the hype has caused the sell out so quickly for Berlin but it has the reputation of being probably the best marathon in Europe.
Cold biting wind this morning but had a nice run around town. This time tomorrow I shall be doing my training run around the leafy suburbs of Dublin. Am only working until lunchtime today, then home to pack and round to VR's for cab to airport
(((Emmy))) - oh no, you poor thing. Ice then a support bandage, as long as it's no more than a sprain in which case you'll need to have it looked at.
Have a great time in Dublin, Shades and VR! Enjoy the celebration!
I think it's just a strain... but i'm going to rest it and see how it is later on today
Emmy - might be an idea just to keep it strapped up for a little while to give a bit of extra support, ankles are funny things...not ha.ha. though
Shades and VR - have a great time in Dublin. VR, have a good one for the BIG ONE and don't drink too much Guiness .
Shades - i'm taking your good advice and strapped it up.
@VR - Please remember to drink a guiness for me and i'd like to see a picture of "the" vest!
Well done 4/Marathon Molly
Ha ha! ok Emmy
A tad chilly this morning on my long run, crunchy bits in one spot in the shade. Still perfectly happy with 15.7 miles in 2:25 on a fairly hilly route.
Shades, thanks - I've PMed you my email address.
I've claimed I'm going to do a sub-4 marathon next year
Hi Shades - I have tried to read some posts to see if I can get your plan but think I have to email / pm you my details. Would that be ok?
Good luck to Shades and VR today! I'm following them on the Dublin tracker and they are doing fantastically well.
And a big CONGRATULATIONS!!! to VR for her 100th Marathon
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