I made if back from Tromso. Based on the travelling involved it's certainly more difficult to get to and further away than you'd think. I was roughly 12 hours each way from door to door. That's the equivalent of travelling to east coast USA!
I had a great time over there. Always good to catch up with friends from here. Lovely part of the world..
I'm reasonably happy with my time. I ran faster than at Copenhagen last month, but was never really in a position to run the time I wanted. I don't think I got my eating right on the day, had a few stomach issues early on. I also suffered all through the second half of the race with tight hamstrings. Either I wasn't in the shape I thought I was, the day of travel the day before took it out me, or I hadn't fully recovered from being an idiot and gunning for it in the heat of Copenhagen four weeks earlier. Still it goes down as my third fastest marathon, which is a bonus when I know that run was far from perfect.
Good event. The route is a mixed bag. I enjoyed the first half of the course. The later section out and back to the airport isn't particularly interesting though. Glad to have ticked that one off the bucket list.
Off to Tromso tomorrow for the Midnight Sun Marathon. Looking forward to catching up with a few regulars here.
Still not sure about the race plan. One part of me wants to make up for a poor run in Copenhagen. The other part of me thinks I've hardly trained since then after being ill so should just coast it. I'll make my mind up on the start line.
David - Like Running Rodent I ran this last year. There is a bag drop off and a couple of water stations on the route.
I really liked the event. Although I may be biased as I ran my half PB there that day. I don't actually recall there being any hills, but there was certainly a strong headwind on the way out to the turn.
It's a well run, small event. It's certainly one worth giving a go.