Thanks for that. I'll certainly take a look at Gouda and the Atlantis restaurant. I've been struggleing a little with injury of late (although I managed 17 miles yesterday) so I've not booked transport or accomodation yet. I think it all depends on whether the wife and kids join me. If they do come along then I'll get the eurotunnel and drive but if I'm alone I'll probablly get the ferry form Harwich.
Rotterdam has been on my to do list for a long time now. Since my dad ran it in the 80's when arguably it was a bigger race than London. Still though, in 2016 if it's your 3rd in a row then it must have lots going for it! I'm not liking the sound of that wind to finish - In my last marathon (Manchester) there was a nice tailwind for the final couple of miles so here's hoping for a fine day.
It's a shame there's not a bit more to the Expo because on the Saturday I don't really want to be doing much else. Just kicking back with my feet up - I'd normally send the wife off shopping.
Anyway thanks once again and best of luck for the race.
I'm running the Rotterdam Marathon in April and would greatly appriciate any tips or advice from anyone thats done it before. It's my 8th marathon so the race itself isn't really the issue. I'm talking expo, hotels, travel and general tips.
No one actually done the marathon then? I'm really not bothered about the land mines. Neather are the Falkland Islanders. They are clearly marked and nowhere near Stanley. I just want to know things like - Should I carry water, What shoes to wear, How hilly it is e.c.t...
I ran the race in 2010. If family members are coming to support you then I wouldn't recomend they sit in the stands. They can get a much better view trackside near the finish. Get there early as it will get really busy in the car parks. I only just made the race start and i got there with over an hour to spare.
The race is good. 10,000 runners when i did it and it's more hilly than you'd expect too.
I'm running the Falklands Islands marathon this year and i was wondering I anyone who's done it before had any tips or advice. It's my 3rd marathon so i'm familiar with the marathon experience. I know the Falklands Marathon presents it's own challenge with the probable high winds!