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Jungfrau Marathon

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 12:16
A.A! wrote (see)
 At 40 I think it will only get harder now!!

At 60, I'm hoping that it can't get any harder! I probably will do it again, partly because the race is on my doorstep and partly in the hope of doing better next time. Like Owen, I was very impressed by the organisation and the many helpers.

Trying to pick my first Marathon...

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 14:36

Hi James - have you decided which one yet?

There are still places available for the Lausanne Marathon. A lovely (out and back) course between the lake and vineyards, and reasonable support along the way... 

Jungfrau Marathon

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 11:38

Well, I finished - which was my only aim - so I am happy. (It is 30 years since I last ran a marathon).

I passed through the gate at Wixi seconds before it closed!

Next year?


Jungfrau Marathon

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 09:25

Sorry that I didn't see you on Saturday, Lisa, but I'm seriously impressed by your time! Well done!


Jungfrau Marathon

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 14:18

I'm running on Saturday - I'll be somewhere near the back! I'll look out for your vest Lisa!

Jungfrau Marathon

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 14:14

There was a sprinkling of snow above Wixi on Friday but there is barely a trace of it now.

Jungfrau Marathon

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 07:58

Weatherwise, it is looking good for Saturday.

There is likely to be some early mist in the Lauterbrunnen valley which will clear to leave full sun later. Meteo Suisse are predicting a maximum temperature of 14°C at Kleine Scheidegg, and a max of 22° in the valley at Lauterbrunnen. 

If this changes significantly I will post another message 

Jungfrau Marathon

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 07:53

Having offered advice, I'm having difficulty in answering this one...

It all depends upon the weather! Currently the forecast for the whole weekend is looking very good. I will post a weather update sometime next week.

Some runners have supporters waiting between Wengen and Wixi armed with warmer clothing but generally this is not necessary and most people seem to complete the course wearing just a vest.

I asked a friend who has done the course several times and he said that apart from one year when it was very wet he has never needed additional clothing. He suggested that sunburn was sometimes a greater problem!

Personally I'm planning to hedge my bets by wearing a t-shirt style top rather than a vest.

I'm sorry that I can't give you a definitive answer.


Jungfrau Marathon

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 15:43

Excited? Yes, and a bit nervous too!

Having been injured for much of the early summer I'm under-trained and probably shouldn't be attempting it - but there is no way that I'm going to pull out now! My plan is to run as far as Wengen and see how it feels. If I have to stop there then so be it.

In fact I ran/walked the 13km section between Lauterbrunnen and Allmend last weekend. I was overtaken by quite a few runners doing training runs over the full distance!

I do have the advantage of living in Switzerland so I know the area well. If anyone wants any specific information please do ask...


Geneva marathon?

Posted: 01/03/2012 at 13:17

Yes, I think that you will be pleased if you choose to do the Geneva race.

No never - but I'm planning to have a go at it this year. We know the region well through skiing and mountain walking. I was there last weekend and frightened myself just looking at the marathon route from the train!


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