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Another London Marathon ballot rejection

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 22:33

Although there will be anomalies, age grading was designed to allow runners to compare their performances across different age groups. Presumably if you just want to compare your performance against your age group peers, you'll look at the times  

Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon 2016

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 18:29

Have done this 4 times and used road shoes, even the one year when it was very wet and muddy. Obviously it's fairly flat except for the bridges (quite a lot of them!) and they tend to be concrete/tarmac so on the whole grip isn't a problem.

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.

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