Arriving for the Athens Marathon

October 28, 2010

As soon as we arrived in Athens we were aware of runners from all over the world arriving for this historical event. A Canadian group were proudly wearing their travelling team outfit and others dressed in race shirts from past races. In somewhat of a pilgrimage marathon enthusiasts were arriving in Greece for the 2500th […]

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Counting Down The Bridges to the Finish.

October 26, 2010

At last we were in the city, after looping around inside the San Guiliana Park that we had visited to register for the marathon. Water was all around us as we approached the first bridge, its steep ramp an unknown quantity. A sign in front stated “You have 14 bridges to cross.” So began the […]

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Arriving in Venice

October 21, 2010

We had an amazing flight from Munich to Venice across the snow covered Alps after leaving the city where the temperature was -3c causing the plane to ice up. In a first we saw cranes come onto the tarmac and spray the wings and tail with anti-freeze so that we could fly. Not very reassuring, […]

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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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Sydney Marathon Music

September 20, 2010

A really nice touch to the 2010 Sydney Marathon was a number of bands playing in strategic locations around the course. Jazz, Rock and Roll, an acoustic duo and a High School Big Band were amongst the standouts which we really enjoyed and they sure helped add to the atmosphere and pass the time. Congratulations […]

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Ross Marathon, Tasmania – Sept 5, 2010

September 8, 2010

Not many people have heard of the town of Ross in Tasmania, unless they’ve taken a driving tour around the island and visited old convict towns, or are a runner travelling there for the Ross Marathons which are on usually in the first week of September.  The town has a population of approximately 300 and […]

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