I am thinking of doing a half marathon (Bristol) two weeks before Berlin. I intend running at my marathon pace and using it as a training run. I'd be interested to hear from anybody that has done this. Did it help or hinder your marathon? My longest training run at present is 20 miles.
I got confirmation after about four hours. They did say that there would be delays in responding because of demand, but I don't know about several days, that does seem quite a long time.If you don't hear soon I would contact VLM organisers quoting your reference number.
Does anybody have any tips on how to get a good start in the Berlin Marathon? I have been told that one of the biggest problems at the start is getting through the masses of runners and that it takes a long time to get into your stride. I know its not permitted to move up into a faster start pen but has anybody managed to do that?
Amsterdam, its a fast flat course. Flights to Amsterdam from various parts of uk are not expensive. Links to city from airport are easy. No problems getting accepted, doesn't usually fill up until about September. Usually temperature in October is cool ideal for running. Berlin fills up in a matter of hours, you have to be quick.