50th Marathon

Post Race Celebrations

October 12, 2010

So often we plan a great celebration for our post marathon treats but somehow when it comes the time we are just not up to it, either physically, mentally or perhaps our stomachs rebel. All around us at the start people were planning celebrations; one was really looking forward to the beer available in the […]

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Couple on the Run make it 50 together!

October 11, 2010

Conditions were quite airless and close as we ran amongst the tall skyscrapers of downtown, although there was shade. On through the significant areas of the marathon we ran, Lincoln Park, Old Town, Greektown, Chinatown, all the way cheered by the enthusiastic and loud Chicago fans.  They were all such diverse neighbourhoods, including the dull […]

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Chicago Marathon – Time to Run!

October 10, 2010

Our alarms went off at 5.10am and by 6.15 we were on our way to Grant Park and to the Balbo Hospitality tent that we had paid a supplement to use. Last year the weather for the race had been freezing, wet and windy and we had paid for this option as a safeguard against […]

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‘T was the night before the Chicago Marathon….

October 9, 2010

The magnificent Chicago Hilton was the location for the Pasta Party. This hotel was the venue for Barack Obama’s acceptance of the US Presidency, just 2 years ago in the amazing Grand Ballroom, one of the most ornate we have ever seen, reminiscent of the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles Palace in France. Our dinner […]

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Back in Chicago!

October 9, 2010

Wow it is great to be back in Chicago! This truly is a fantastic city. Wide expansive streets and magnificent architecture, full of history and character are part of the distinctive nature of Chicago, as is the river which cuts through the city and the lake which skirts it. We arrived to a warm and […]

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The Massive Chicago Marathon Expo.

October 8, 2010

Apart from the superb design and quality of the official race clothing that Nike provide they also do a brilliant job ferrying runners from various locations (including Niketown of course!) to the race expo and we used the yellow school bus to get to Mc Cormick Place to register and lose ourselves in the massive […]

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