welcomebrand, i know you are wanting a vest type running pack, but i have been converted to a Nathan speed belt 2. I've done acouple of 20+mile off road races, my camelbak was ok but it was a hot day and it made me really uncomfortable. i then tried an OMM bum bag with bladder,it was ok but after afew miles my lower back started hurting. I so far have been having no issues with the Nathan belt, it has 2 bottles, a money pocket,a bigger pouch fits a phone ,5 gels,keys and bungy cords hold my jacket.i also carry a small zero tablet tube to add to water on route. Obviously it doesnt hold lots but enough on a race. Hope you get something that suits you.
Hi all. i did this last month as my first road marathon and loved every minute of it.i highly recommend it. enjoyed the expo centre ,race atmosphere and course. .It wasnt expensive to travel about on the metro with the T10 cards. our appartment(Apartment 08028) was afew stops on the metro from the start. it was reasonable ,especially if 6 can share. the race passes infront too, . i definately have the bug now.. Just wish we'd had a few more days to see the sights. i know its a long way off, but I wish you all the best x
Larri ,on the photos link there was an option to down load a certificate. you can also buy one with your pic on . i watched my video last night which I enjoyed, It is expensive to buy pics and DVDs but i think i will for my first race, if you did afew a year it would cost a fortune.
muzza, thanks for the flicker link, iv enjoyed looking at them all.. they captured alot of emotion. i hadnt realised there were wheelchair competetors. some great pics
still on a high, legs alittle less stiff today,managed stairs abit easier this morning.
hi , back home in one piece. well done everyone.Muzza thats a fantastic time, well done Crazy Lady. Larri, still a great time. I loved the race, 4.19 so happy for my first try.my mum did 3.56,shame there were no LV60 prizes. i didnt push it as was dreading hitting the wall, luckily it never came. thought the spectators and drummers were great. saw lots of the city we hadnt visited. will definately go back. enjoyed the Expo ,and thought it was all well organised. weather was perfect too
my daughter joined me over the line, with so many arches i kept thinking we were done, hadnt seen the clock at the end.Unfortunately they were doing CPR on a finisher as we crossed it ,terrible for them and their family. ,
hope you all recover quickly.off to check out photos,
King kenny, sorry you have had to pull out.didi gee, I too have developed a twinge in my knee and am undecided what to do. I know I have the mileage done but I dont want to do more damage.we fly in the morning and will try a short run fri am .begining to wish no one knew I was going in case I dont finish.
I am looking forward to going to the expo centre.I have birthday euros to blow.
Muzza, under 20 degrees and showers sounds good
Crazy lady, have a good race
Good luck everyone