just seen this. i ran yesterday, bloody fantastic marathon. did 3 46 which was way better than i expected
amazed how few brits out on the course, for a fast race in one of europes best cities. booked in last august, flew to hannover as only £45 each way from heathrow, then an hour on the train.
been to hamburg before to see the mighty st pauli, i fancied the game and had thought about 80 euro tickets, but as it was the saturday had too much to do, the train station was full of both sets of fans who seemed pretty "refreshed" when we got to hamburg station at noon
great race. 3 small moans
1. at half way you have pretty much "done the sights" as the second half is round the suburban bit north of the lake.
2. that bloody relay. doesnt feel right at 35k to have runners around you doing a relay, then for final 500m the whole team complete together, so you are doing around teams of 4 trying to sprint for the line
3. no t shirt as part of the entry. the one for 25? euro was naff and i didnt bother with. was hoping for a hoody and a mug at the expo but the merchandise was non existent apart from t shirt. i did get a large free poster of the event