Lovely training run at the Istanbul Marathon yesterday. Really well organised. Nice T shrt; Great Medal; Good Quality duffle / kit bag and a facility to print your Certificate at the Finish. All for under £25 entry fee!!
Some of the down hills made me realise what Comrades 2014 has in store also. Me thinks some practice is required going down long hills!!
Still got to book my flights but can't believe how expensive BA are at the moment. Will hang on for a while until I make my decision.
Thanks - yes we passed each other on many occasions in 2013 throughout the trek up the PM. I won't get to Durban until the Friday this time so will either catch up with you at the Park Run on the Saturday no doubt. Keep up the training and good luck with your big one in Brighton on April 6!!
Well after sitting on the fence for the last couple of months - I have finally capitulated to the lure of a B2B. Entry confirmed 5 minutes ago; Hilton booked so now its just a question of who I fly with! Training starts on Sunday with the Istanbul Marathon!
Done Dubai twice and the positives include the weather; the T shirt and the fact that it is very very flat. Also very few marathons in January so a good one to do. Apart from that and a few iconic buildings - not a lot to be said about the scenery at the Dubai Marathon. Its a nice marathon to do but not one that you would go out of your way to go back to unless you are there on holiday.
Totally agree with everybody here. There has to be something that can be done by some governing body to stop people organising races and then in the event that there is no subsequent event - refunding part of the entry fee. As race was cancelled due to weather some costs would have been incurred but not the total sum of all entry fees paid.
Hopefully they are reading these messages and feeling a touch ashamed? Better still - perhaps they may care to make an honest response / reply to all runners in this position??