I see entries are open for next year, the dates work out so it is a week before London again and I must admit I am tempted,
martv63 gone out for a recovery jog yet to get the stiffness out of the legs ? I did 4.09 miles in a race shirt this morning, felt I had to do something as a nod to Boston. The jog really helped get the legs working again.
I've run a few marathons, low key but brilliant Duchy marathon (who can argue with a free pasty and a ??12 entry fee) and larger events like Amsterdam.
Overall I have to say Vienna did pretty well, I went off at pace and realised I was sweating way too much and in the direct sunshine was going to get cooked - oh I would have loved a Hat !
Water stops were probably enough for a normal day but it felt like arriving at an Oasis at each one. I stopped, walked, doused my head and drank a cup or two. After the first 6 miles it turned into a long slog. The last time I saw so many people dropping out to get medical attention (I saw quite a few ambulances) was Reading Half a few years ago.
Good support through large sections of the course. I enjoyed the park sections and anywhere that had a bit of a breeze. Good to have music in different places along the route and of course the last mile of two was very well supported.
After I realised my time had gone I just enjoyed it as much as possible, saw a few Serpies and was good to see so many runners from two different clubs in Bournemouth.
I think the event format is good, Amsterdam have the half marathon in the afternoon by comparison when much of the support has gone. If you are going in a group or as a club having the different events starting at the same time is good.
Picked up 3 bags, 2 from the expo and one after the race. The apple and banana were nice but not sure what I was supposed to do with fabric softener and cornflakes - so lost a few marks there.
Great day for me despite the poor time, think I will do this in years to come. Vienna was great, nice transport system made it very easy,