Posted: 29/10/2013 at 16:14
Frankfurt is a great marathon but lord, that town is dull place to spend a weekend. As Frank Skinner said, 'you don't realise how long a weekend is, until you've spend a long weekend in Frankfurt'...
I ran Amsterdam this year, my second time. Overall I have to say that it's not the best, and probably not as good as it could be. I always run well here (2x PBs) but unlikley to be back I think.
It's flat as a pancake
Good city to visit generally, plenty of options for post-race pint
Course isn't great - not expecting to constantly run down packed city centre streets but this has too many featureless sections
Water in cups not bottles
Not much food/drink at the end
Field a bit thin at the top end - i was 104th overall and ran on my own for large sections of the 2nd half
Berlin definitely the best Autumn marathon in Europe for my money