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First UK Marathon

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 09:10

I'd agree with Meadower. Edinburgh is a great city but if you want to run a Scottish marathon then I think Loch Ness is miles ahead.

How long is a marathon?

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 07:59

26.46. Seem to have visited a few offices in Canary Wharf.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 21:50
No problem, JB. All good thanks. Just one more 20 before London.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 21:11
Just a quick 'hi' to the people I met in Paris 2011 and 2013 and good luck to everyone, especially the first timers. Hope you all have a great time.

Athens marathon 2016

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 15:32

I ran this in 2014. I tend to book this sort of thing myself rather than buy a package which tends to work out cheaper. The downside of course is you have to do a bit more research and fend for yourself over the weekend. Found the most difficult bit was working out how to get to the Expo which was down on the coast in one of the old Olympic arenas. Once I'd worked that out everything worked very well and I thought the organisation was excellent. Not the most scenic route and mostly uphill but the finish in the old Olympic stadium is spectacular.

Any central hotel should be fine. I stayed close to Syntagma Square which is one of the locations from where the buses depart to the start at Marathon.

TOKYO MARATHON 2016 - 26/02/2016

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 23:08

Have a good run JB.

Using a marathon event tour partner - good idea?

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 18:27

Did Chicago on my own this year. The start/finish is pretty central. Quite easy to find a hotel within walking distance so it should be fairly straightforward.

Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 17:59

No, I haven't. Still plenty of time although to be fair the Participant Guide gives instructions on how to pick up your packet even if you don't receive email.

Talkback: Runners and low heart rate

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 22:10

This is interesting stuff. I'm a 65 year old male with a resting heart rate of 45-50 bpm. At parkruns I am still recording a max of 177 bpm. 

Edinburgh Marathon

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 20:14

Merry Xmas, DR. Still check on here without really posting anything. You need to get on Facebook to find out what's happening with the Edi crew. 

Have had a good running year racing wise, 9 halfs and 2 maras. And a good for age for London next year. 

About to reach the age of retirement but only cutting down to 4 days from January. Would like to do something different over the next few months.Quite fancy cricket in South Africa towards the end of 2015 but notice England may be playing Pakistan in your part of the world in November which is obviously a bit closer.

Would be good to meet up over a non-alcoholic Guinness if that happens.

How's your running going?

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