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12-07-2009, 18:27   #1
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Dingle Marathon/Half-Marathon

Just wondering if anyone on here is doing it/thinking of doing it? I have registered for the half(although not sure if I'll be able to go ALL that way to run a half marathon when there is a marathon on offer too ) as a training run/warm up for the Dublin half/Dublin marathon, with the Dublin marathon as my goal race for Autumn.
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Just wondering if anyone on here is doing it/thinking of doing it? I have registered for the half(although not sure if I'll be able to go ALL that way to run a half marathon when there is a marathon on offer too ) as a training run/warm up for the Dublin half/Dublin marathon, with the Dublin marathon as my goal race for Autumn.
Well it certainly is an attractive route, but on this occasion I am thinking €60 is too much. I'll run the Blarney Half the day before for €15.
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12-07-2009, 18:51   #3
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Well it certainly is an attractive route, but on this occasion I am thinking €60 is too much. I'll run the Blarney Half the day before for €15.
It's €70 now
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I had been considering this as well but decided it's too expensive for an inaugural (unknown) event.

Decided on Longford instead which is not cheap at €44 but at least it's flat
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I was considering it, but I'm doing Longford two weeks before and the full Donegal Mooathon two weeks after it, so might be pushing it. Dont want to get injured before Dublin. But I might consider the half. Only problem is the hotel costs also, pushes up the whole bill.
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Well it certainly is an attractive route, but on this occasion I am thinking €60 is too much. I'll run the Blarney Half the day before for €15.
good call, this is too steep altogether
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Have signed up for the full. Price was €60 at the time which seems about the norm for a marathon.
Price for the half definitely too steep though...
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Would like to give it a go (Half) for preparation for DCM but I'll stick with RoyMc on this one and we can run up and down the hills of Blarney together .
The cost is one of the prohibitive factors.
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Well it certainly is an attractive route, but on this occasion I am thinking €60 is too much. I'll run the Blarney Half the day before for €15.
Now thats a good idea. I might look into that. :-)
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I'm running the full marathon in Dingle. I couldn't possibly resist a marathon in Kerry and 60 Euros seemed pretty normal to me for a marathon.

Besides, the entry fee is only part of the costs involved. If I'm doing Dublin I spend that on petrol alone.
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I have signed up for the marathon.
As it will be my first stand alone marathon (have done a few Im's) I wanted a low key scenic event.
Not too concerned about time
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I'm hoping to do the full in Dingle. I'm planning on doing the Longford full in August and Dublin full in October. I'm hoping those hills in Dingle aren't as bad as I imagine!
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I'm hoping to do the full in Dingle. I'm planning on doing the Longford full in August and Dublin full in October. I'm hoping those hills in Dingle aren't as bad as I imagine!
3 marathons in 3 months!!!
Go BJohnson.
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3 marathons in 3 months!!!
Go BJohnson.
Haha - thanks! I'm hoping to do one of the Galway 14 this weekend, so make that 4 in 4 months! Let's hope these legs hold out alright...
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I'm hoping to do the full in Dingle. I'm planning on doing the Longford full in August and Dublin full in October. I'm hoping those hills in Dingle aren't as bad as I imagine!
Now that is ambitious!
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