Emmy - thanks for the ideas - like the look of Amsterdam, Munich and Dublin! Could plan out the next few years here! have always heard dublin is a good one, but I prefer weather more like that in Berlin this year, perhaps a degree or two higher, whereas i suppose most autumn marathons can be a bit nippy!
I loved berlin, as i mentioned it was a world apart from belfast - having done berlin yourself and many others, how does it compare to other ones out there? Hopefully have a few more left in me, would like to make them something comparable to berlin!
Good luck this weekend in frankfurt, I couldnt even contemplate another marathon this soon after the last one!
emmy - im not sure what to do now, Berlin was my first "major" and first outside of home country, so I think i like the idea of another big one or one with a lot of support - would prefer summer months in any given country, maybe end of summer to give a few months training after may - even early autumn (im opening the door to berlin again...ballot aside!)
hi all - im glad to see im not the only one that hasnt started running again! back to it tomorrow night at the track, getting some speed back into the legs i hope now, but reflecting after two weeks or so, looking at the photos, loved that marathon, has got me looking around for others to enter again now - didnt get london, so it looks like belfast again this year for me, and maybe another autumn one if anyone has any recommendations!
Well done to all who did berlin, great to see the pbs on here too!
My 4th marathon and first outside of belfast and honestly, berlin in my opinion is amazing , a whole different experience, the organisation for 40000 odd runners is outstanding, perfect weather too and personally the first marathon I have been able to speed up near the end and finish strongly - 4.27 for me, 17 minutes faster than my time in belfast this May so I'm over the moon with it, the crowds just made it for me, support was unbelievable , it's all still a blur and although I still aim to do london one day (rejected tbird time in a row this year....) it will have a hard act to follow berlin!