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Good stuff. Glad you got in before they closed the registration. It'll be Weizen beers all around,at 11:48am on the 26th September.
Didn't realise the organisers were handing out beer at the 20 mile mark .
Whats the latest that anyone who has run this Marathon would leave it to book accomodation?
I feel I need to be booking it very soon (probably should have booked already) as there will be so many people in the city that weekend. I will be going over on the Friday.
If anyone has a link to a good place to stay that would be great.
How many people from Ireland did this last year, does anyone know?
Computer says 313. I came 17th.
Best was: 2:28:43 (55th place). Worst was: 6:31:52
14 Irish people finished Sub 3 (of which 2 are regular boards posters).
Accommodation depends on whether your travelling on your own, or in a group. If you're part of a two-some, I posted a link back a couple of pages for some solid accomodation.
Hi I missed the registration for Berlin - anyone know if there's a entry about?
Please let me know
Try sports international
Are you going on your own ??
Would anyone know of a link to the course elevation chart, there is one on marathonguide.com but I'm not sure it's correct as it looks quite hilly on that chart.
Can't seam to find one on the offical website also,
Seanynova. Dont know about course profile but I ran this race before and it really is the flattest race you will ever run. No inclines worth mentioning.
I am also entered for this again this year. Hopefully sun stays away. A cool overcast day would be appreciated.
the biggest hill in berlin is a bridge. Its flat as a pancake. Done it twice and going again this year. I cant speak highly enough about it. SurfaCE is class and roads are so so wide.
This is from my GPS tracklog from 09:
It really is the flattest marathon you will ever run. There is a reason why the world record has been beaten twice on this course in recent years.
Hi Village runner - thanks for suggestion. Sports travel international? Is it a travel group in Dublin or what? Do you think there will be another release of entries??
No I am heading over with a few friends. I am the only one running the Marathon though. Its my first one. I registered about a month ago. I said I would run Berlin as I could also have a bit of a holiday there rather than just running Dublin and then coming home afterwards! It seems like a flat course so this might make it a little bit easier for me on my first marathon.
They are a group that charge a premium for an all-inclusive marathon package (including guaranteed marathon entry). Here's their Berlin site. Typically they require you to book either flights and/or hotel as part of the package.
There won't be any further releases of entries to the Berlin marathon, so going through operators like the above, or taking a charity-based guaranteed place are your only options.
Anyone yet to book accomodation for Berlin, and is looking for cheap and cheerful, here is an option for you:
I've just booked in at €160 for a single room for 3 nights (Fri-Sun). It's about halfway between Mitte and Tiergarten so ideally located from the point of view of marathon and post-marathon.
Basic, but fit for purpose