I definitely agree with that Wenty. Summer holidays and hot weather seem to interupt my training and curb my enthusiasm slightly. Looking at Valencia for next Autumn which is held mid to late november so I might get a decent crack at a proper training schedule with it being a bit later.
Legs feeling much better today so gentle re-introduction to running again today.
I found Frankfurt the same as you really. Too cramped at the start and failed to get into a comfortable rythmn, I did it in 3:08 10 mins down on my pb. I thought I was in 3:05 shape but perhaps I had been kidding myself.
I'm heartened to hear that there are bottles on the Valencia course, I hope that is right, it just makes things that bit easier.
Thanks for the suggestions Wardi, I'm likely to be going with a mate so Venice is a little on the romantic side and I suspect Warsaw clashed with the Redcar half, Im looking at Budapest/Athens/Valemcia/Istanbull or perhaps taking out a morgage and doing NY... still waiting for that knee pain to subside though. Enjoy your hols.