Snapgal wrote: »
Just entered the Berlin Half marathon for 2020. Has anybody here ever donut? How did you you find it?
Wottle wrote: »
I've done it 4 times now including the last 3 yrs. Great route and organisation, good support, an amazing city to spend a weekend. Transport is top class, very easy to get around.
The only issue has been the weather, 20° last 2 years no wind, sounds perfect but training in our winter early spring in cold conditions and then going to that is tough. The following day it was back to 13-15.
caseyjones1 wrote: »
Hi I have also entered Berlin half marathon 2020, I can't get over there until the night before though due to a family commitment, and by the time I land the expo will have closed. Would anyone happen to know if I can get someone to collect my number by proxy? I know you usually can in other marathons/halfs, but not always.
anyone heading over this weekend?
flying in the morning for one night and the half on sunday
was not sure if id bother since barcelona was 2 weeks ago but just booked a flight this week and will see how it goes - could be a bad idea but had serious FOMO
first time doing berlin half, hopefully it is a good day out! interested to hear of anyones experiences with it?
Currently in the airport, looking forward to it, but not in the shape I thought I'd be a few months back.
Its a great event with an epic finish, enjoy.
Might need extra layers before the off, it's to be cold.
only saw the reply today. how did u get on?
it was a class event and i will definitely do it again! my hotel was less than 1km from start line so i did not bother bringing a bag, got a few funny looks from people all wrapped up as i was walking across in a singlet an hour before start time! kept warm enough anyway, few exercises and jogs around the start area was needed...
ended up getting a pb by a few minutes too which im delighted with. felt very strong until the last km when i got a really bad stitch which caused a lot of pain with every step/breath, still tho - managed to power on and finish strong but around 1 min slower than i hoped for since i had the energy to push on but just the stitch made it near impossible. was a bit windy on course but nice and flat so overall it was grand. home on the late aer lingus flight last night, wrecked today. would love to do the full berlin marathon one day.
This race never fails to impress. Congratulations on the PB.
I went to Primark the day before and bought the cheapest hoody and bottoms I could find. I was there way too early but managed to keep warm. Used an old pair of wooly socks as gloves, threw them away at mile 2. My Leinster rugby hat is lost forever, fceked that off at mile 3.
11 second PB for me, which was a massive surprise, not in shape I was at the end of last year.
I too will be back for my 6th time, entries open next week.