Would the Germans turn away any foreign tourists I ask? Of course not, they run the best economy in Europe - so it makes sense to let plane loads of Brits in for a weekend at the marathon, spending bucketloads of Euros in the shops, bars and restaurants, doesn't it. I know that's suggesting the ballot might be rigged, but stranger things have happened. I bet I don't get in now!
Hi Martin, No I havent run Conwy before but I've had weekend breaks in the Llandudno area a few times so really looking forward to it. How uphill is the Great Orme stretch? I don't mind the odd hill but I know how it can blow up there. Hopefully see you on the day for a chinwag.
Congratulations to last weekend's runners. I saw a bit of live streaming from Frankfurt and it looked incredibly windswept. God knows what it was like in Snowdonia. I ran about 11 miles in training in the West Mids and there was barely a breeze.
Booked flights and hotel for Barcelona - flying out first thing Sat morning from Heathrow and coming back late Monday evening. Staying in the Eixample district on the Gran Via wherever that maybe!
Good luck in Frankfurt Emmy. I was seriously considering running there and was all set to register until a problem at work cropped up. I'm now green with envy. Have a great run and that applies to John in Snowdonia too.
I ran the Brum half in 1 47 last weekend. It was brilliantly organised by the Great Run team - quite hilly, but nothing like Snowdonia I'm sure. Now its back to training for the Conwy half in North Wales next month followed by months of hard slog for Barca.
Emmy - Chester was fabulous, great scenery and brilliantly organised. I would recommend it to anyone and like Philip says it was a real scorcher of a day.
No tulips, canals and clogs for me on Sunday. I'm running the Great Brum Run - 13 miles round our beautiful, cultural, awe-inspiring second city! So instead of the odd windmill I will have to settle for the Bull Ring followed by a Balti.
I did 1 44 in Blackpool in March but I'll settle for breaking 1 50 as this I believe is somewhat tougher.