I was hoping for a get together myself after the race Littlemissactive but there doesnt seem too much interest on here at the moment. Looking back on previous years forums the Brauhaus Georgbrea seems a possible popular venue right by the river Spree. It is near Alexanderplatz. I will probably head there with the other half if I'm still able to hobble.
Barcelona marathon is absolutely top notch. Good size, no overcrowding, well organised and cracking city to run through.
But you are at the mercy of the weather. Last couple of years apparently it was cool - someone told me it even snowed on marathon day two years ago.
I did it this year but suffered terribly in the heat. Over 25 degrees all morning - not a cloud in the sky. Never walked in a marathon before but by mile 18 I was a spent force and then had to walk, slow jog, on and off for the last 8 miles.
Im doing Paris next year but pondering Barcelona as well if I can afford it.. because of unfinished business!
Is anyone meeting up after Berlin run on Sunday afternoon/evening for a few jars... ? and where are the best spectator vantage points? I can't work out where to tell Mrs Dodger to watch from.
Last 13 miler tomorrow before Germany. Glad the training is almost over.
Those running with the 3 45 pacers took the wrong turn at the flyover - police were there but no marshals. Luckily I was just a few yards back so it didn't effect me.
I've also ran the Brum half and Manchester full in the last year and entertainment was better at both.
Thanks to the guy who hauled me to my feet after I went sprawling to the ground over one of the little humps along the prom two miles from home. Couldn't get up by myself because cramp set in straight away.
Still I've got a nice scar on my elbow and a good medal to show for what was generally a cracking day.
Hi folk, at least that makes about three of us running Liverpool.
I was getting concerned about the lack of news regarding the event after deciding to enter a few months back. The organisers seem more interested in displaying medals than discussing car parking and travel arrangements etc.
Their website is not very informative at best and a lack of a thread on here also had me wondering if I had made the right decision as I loved doing Edinburgh last year which is on the same Bank Holiday weekend.
My plan was to run Barcelona and then Liverpool as my two spring marathons. But after having a shocker in Spain I decided to make a last minute register for Manchester.
Really glad I did. Can't say the route was very picturesque but what do you expect to see around Altrincham - the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?
Top class event though, great organisation and I was only two minutes outside my 3 52 PB which was ok for an old geezer like me.
I know someone who lives in Liverpool and he says the climbs early on out towards the football grounds will be tough - but there's a relatively flat finish.
Great event, wonderful support, superbly organised but who on earth are these clowns Stuweb who have done the official timing. No results available that I can see. They should be on the official site by now. Get your act together.