I did it a few years ago, after failing to get into London. I thought it was a good event and would do it again. I achieved a pb, missing 4 hours by only 3 seconds! The hill didn't seem to be too bad, and what goes up...... The Greenway did drag a bit, but those last few miles always do! Enjoy it all you marathoners. I'm injured so can't join you this year.
I've just been reading through all the above messages with interest. I'm afraid I have no additional help to offer, just sympathy - because I am also suffering in much the same way.
Having been out of running for only 8 or 9 months, I started again and pulled a calf muscle. Having rested and treated, I tried again after 2 weeks and only lasted 2 miles before the other calf went. This has been repeated several times during the last 3 months. I have been to physiotherapist, I have tried warming up, I wear the right shoes, I walk/run very carefully, I stretch and roller afterwards. I still have the problem.
I would climb the walls if my calves would stand the strain! The only cause that I can think of is that I have recently started a new job which involves me standing for all my working day. Any further ideas?
Have just spent a frustrating weekend watching the Palma Marathon in Majorca. I had an entry and flight/hotel booked - then got injured. I am determined to try again next year, and like the look of Luxembourg in June. Has anybody any experience of this event? I know there a a few "inclines" on the course, but is it still quick enough for a reasonable time?
I'm looking to do an Autumn marathon. Like the look of Majorca, but can't find a profile of the course. Can anybody tell me if the hills are too much to prevent a PB? I remember the old town being quite hilly when I last visited.