Super Moo

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Berlin marathon 2016

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 12:17

Did you not see this when you ticked to box?

"Upon successful selection, I agree that the above amount will be booked from the selected credit card or account. 
By using a credit card for the registration and in order to make sure your credit card is valid for a payment Germany, there will be a reservation for the amount at your credit card account that lasts a few hours. Only upon binding registration, the participant fee will be charged from your credit card."

Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 15:03

Hi All,

I got out there on the Wednesday and I think I over did it a bit on the sightseeing.

I was a bit disappointed with the Expo, mainly for two reasons. First being I walked down from the Planetarium and kind of came in the wrong entrance so the “Wow” factor was lost.  Secondly because you had to fight all the way from the front to the back to pick up the bag and t-shirt after getting the race number.  Mind you my girlfriend picked up a few pairs of trainers way below what you can get them for in the UK.

Saturday I combined a Pasta Brunch with a cruise which was fantastic.

Race day was a mixed bag.  Would of loved a 3:45 pb but with the temperature forecasts I settled for an easy first half and ramp up the pace on the second.  All went well till the wheels fell off with 4 km to go.  Still managed under 4 hours with the second half only 30 seconds slower so can’t be too disappointed. 

My girlfriend managed to get to the curb at four places on route to see me flash by.


I loved the city.  Second half of the race just seemed devoid of people.  Even towards the end.  Mind you I was a bit spaced out and the roads are wide. 

Best part I think was standing in those fountains with the video walls in them after the race.

We spend most of the trip with a toy cow called Jeff getting photographed at every opportunity.  My girlfriend’s kid couldn’t come so she was following Jeff’s holiday on Facebook.  So if you say a cow on the big Abbott A at the expo, then that will explain it J

Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 12:25

Corral E for me.  Might scupper my sub 3:45 target so might have to relax and enjoy the experience.

Did anyone else get an invite Erik Kinnhammar for a meet and greet on Friday?

I'm booked onto a pasta brunch cruise on Saturday.


Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 16:09

I've still to receive my packet pick up email. 

Is it just me?

Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 10:26

Participant Guide is available on their website now as well.

Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 14:31


Down the bottom.

I've managed to find a river cruise pasta party on the Saturday so may try that instead.  Want to see the skyline from the water so will kill two birds with one stone.

Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 08:51

Manged to get my second 20 miler done last weekend out of three making up for one I aborted at 18.5 so was feeling much happier.

However Chippenham half yseterday went bad after mile 10 so confidence knocked again. 

I have realised I don't actually like running. 

On a happier note where is everyone staying?

I've managed to get a room in the Chicago Athletics Association opposite Millennium park so should be a short journey to the start.

Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 13:38

My ability to do a long run has deserted me.  Don't know if it is the heat or what at the moment. 

Starting to get concerned.

Only my 4th marathon and my first was Brighton 2014 so wondering if I have over reached with this one.

New York or Chicago marathon 2015

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 08:25
I stayed in the Crowne Plaza the same as the tour company but booked direct. Cost about the same as sharing a room via the tour company. They laid on coaches and they left from same hotel so made life easier.

Can't remember what time coaches left. I remember feeling like I was running out of time as we approached Staten Island as traffic slowed but there was plenty of time.

I can't remember how long I had a start and they go off in waves. Think I was second wave. Had plenty of time to use the convinences, bag drop and sit around and relax. Mind you it was freezing and very windy.

I'll dig out my iternery and check.

Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 14:52

Flights now booked.  Managed to get direct flights with BA for £500 each.

I'm going out on the Wednesday for a bit of sight seeing and returning late on the Monday.

Now for the hotel.

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