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Posted: 06/12/2016 at 08:16
Nicely done, Dannirr.

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Posted: 05/12/2016 at 18:09

Well done Dannirr.  I saw that race on Strava, from the elevation profile it looked like a mini Down Run.

Back in the UK now.  Swapped the rain for the cold. On Sunday I had a nice run in Malaga instead of the marathon.  14 miles, along the coast and back and then up a big hill to a castle and down into the city.  Most enjoyable and I would like to come back and do the marathon some time.

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Posted: 04/12/2016 at 10:17
Thanks SS. Luckily I got the qualifier I wanted in Chicago in October. I had had half a mind that if I didn't get it there this would be a good fallback but no need.

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Posted: 04/12/2016 at 09:33
Worked out well for you, RR. I went to the start for 9am but it was bucketing it down and a lot of the streets were under water. It's not bad in places so I should be able to do a short run later but it would have been dangerous for the race to go ahead.

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Posted: 14/11/2016 at 14:19
I hadn't thought of running a marathon in Beirut but some people who went last year said it was fine and security was good. I had wanted to go for a while, so a marathon seemed like a good opportunity. It's a modern city and the downtown area where I was staying was full of high-end designer shops and there was a marina with massive yachts. The bullet-ridden former Holiday Inn is still in that area due to an impasses among the developers that own it, and there are occasional other buildings that look like relics of the civil war there but there has been a fair bit of development since. There is still high security now, with soldiers guarding the streets and there are areas of the country to be avoided but downtown Beirut is fine and, positively for me, there was plenty of clearly-marked vegan food, much better than in the U.K.. My next foreign one is Malaga.

That's sounding positive, RR.

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Posted: 13/11/2016 at 17:31

Nice work, lowrez.

I ran Beirut Marathon today. I had had in mind that, if I didn't get a Pen C time in Chicago, I could have another go here but I'm glad it didn't come to that, as it wasn't a quick course and I was happy with 3:55 or so, not pushing the pace. Lots of undulations and quite a warm day, so it would have been a good Comrades prep race if held a few months earlier. 

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Posted: 06/11/2016 at 15:42
Superb Marty. Well done.

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Posted: 04/11/2016 at 14:47

Terry, it was horrible seeing you on the TV like that when we were watching the countdown.  Hopefully you won't have the same problems of cramp this year. 

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Posted: 03/11/2016 at 18:11
Yeah, a tip from me. If you want to be on the telly coverage of the finish don't finish just ahead of a massive bus.

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Posted: 02/11/2016 at 11:11

Same as Bike It, I don't like running with the buses and try and avoid them.  Too many people and I would rather pace my race my own way. Buses sometimes don't make the target, as well.

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