Nell - I ran Dublin in 2013.... great Marathon - v well supported throughout the course and quite a carnival/party atmosphere in places with live bands/street BBQ's etc. The highlight for me was the "Tour De France" style funnel at mile 25...... cones funnelled the runners into a narrow, almost single file, 50m stretch with hundreds of spectators cheering & high fiving you as you came through!
Elevation wise it was reasonably flat I thought..... slight drag up to & through phoenix park until the 6/7 mile mark....another long half mile drag at around the 11/12 mile mark from memory.... then the steepest climb at around 20mls but only a couple of hundred yards in length ... after that elevation was mostly down with flat final 3 or 4 miles.
Definitely recommend it - The pints of black stuff afterwards are good too!
The performances on this thread just get better & better!
PS - amazing run to go sub 4 - and against all odds given that curve ball your knee threw at you at the 11th hour!
Washwood - what a great run also and superb pacing in the melee! Congrats.
Nell - stonking run... You were on fire man!
just fantastic - well done all
Carl hope your enjoying ur stay on the Emerald Isle... Bit of a contrast from London running route wise eh?! The Mizunos have improved a bit now they are broken in but I'd wait for the 11's if I were you. My niggle is still niggling although much improved - over 2 weeks out now which is a bit of a downer but hoping for a 'test' run this weekend.