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any half marathon tips?

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 19:10

According to the website the course is fast so that means flat, also from what you say you are doing 9.5m in 1 hr 46, on hills.

keep slowly increasing distance but only once a week do more than 10m, on other runs do fartlek (speed play) warm up as usual for half mile or so then run faster fo a bit then ease off, get your breath back and do it again. finish off with half mile cool down. Also keep up with the hills, they are classed as sprinting in disguise. Forget gels and drinks, all hype, just stay well hydrated and eat a bannana or jelly babies.

I would guess that you are looking at a 2 hr half which is a great starting point. Above all enjoy your running.

On the day start slow, dont get sucked into setting off fast with the others, about 6m in start to increase speed slightly and you will be overtaking all the mad hares, very motivating for you, If you feel good in last mile really start to stretch yourself. You will be certain of a PB so make sure you enjoy the day and look towards the next challenge.

BERLIN Marathon 2012

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 17:43

David W,

SCC website does state that those blue t shirts will be on sale at the expo.


page 27, sale stand at expo and at finish line whilst stocks last.

BERLIN Marathon 2012

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 22:30

From my army days in germany many years ago, my carb loading will be currywurst mit pommes und mayo, on friday night, afraid it has to be done whenever i return to the fatherland. Managed 18 m today, an awful lot slower than everyone else here, and last 2 miles were terrible. Only 1 more lsr to go.

BERLIN Marathon 2012

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 19:09

I am slow however I started right at the back of H, passed many people and they probably passed me later! however I dont recall any congested areas so there was plenty of room to pass people comfortably, and the time is by the chip so who cares where you start, possibly better psychologically if you are overtaking people

BERLIN Marathon 2012

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 14:13

same bottle, scissors and sticky back plastic and make sure your mum knows that you have the scissors.......get down shep.

Berlin Marathin 2013

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 13:34

last year it was open by 20 Oct and cost  E66

Berlin Marathin 2013

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 13:32

Dont know about good for age, entries open late October, you pay your money and you're in, first 10000 get 1 rate, it then goes up for each 10000. so get in early. No ballot like london. Did it last year a well organised marathon, doing it again next month and probably next year.

BERLIN Marathon 2012

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 12:48

Blockbuster. yes roll the ball around under you arch, it gently massages/stretches the tendon, i did it gently, otherwise it could be painful which i assumed would not be good.


Iain. might well be a lot of happy people but just a number that i remember

BERLIN Marathon 2012

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 22:38

Last year I started near the back, the elites go off, a pause of about 10 mins then the lesser mortals are allowed to proceed, the first mile is then through a wood, plenty of trees to water, there were also plenty of portaloos around, but the germans male and female seem to go anywhere with no inhibitions.

BERLIN Marathon 2012

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 10:02

Warm black tea with honey(yummy) alongside powerade all in cups as well as 2 bite size pieces of bannana,apple and orange.


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