loved it too.i ran with my camera and took pics for a mag.got some awsome shots with spectacular backgrounds.liked running next to the river in the beginning and past all those famous villas.well organised event and venice itself is so beautiful.
u could feed a few african countries for that price.i was in scotland for rugby world cup in 99 and ran the race then.loved it and great to hear the race is being revived.it is only right that a city like edinburgh has a marathon.might have to pop over to uk to run it again!
I come from a big catholic family(6 kids)and this last week my brother said he was going to try a half marathon.I just smiled and explained to him what to do if he wants to bail.I was pacing the 1h45 group and the bugger managed to keep up with me.It reminded me of how competitive we were as younsters and the hundreds of fights mum had to break up when our game of footie or cricket went wrong. I told him that he had cheated but sectertly I was proud of him. When we got home he grabbed a few issues of Runners World and started reading. I was quick to remind him that he was still 25 minutes off my best time. He now wants to run the amsterdam marathon with me.So watch out for your brothers and sisters if they ask you if they can join u on a run.
just be careful if doing a hilly run the next day.even though the curry from the night before might make your exhaust burn white it could lead to an embarassing sitaution if you pound the downhills.i once had a strong curry then ran a hilly half the next day.had to go for a few unscheduled stops.ironically the race was in chatsworth,an indian area in south africa.