The Lost Dutchman Marathon February 20, 2011.

February 28, 2011

We recently ran The Lost Dutchman Marathon in Arizona. It is a fantastic event and today we share our race report. Unusually wet and cold conditions greeted us for the 2011 Lost Dutchman Marathon, which saw lots of runners huddled around the multitude of small bonfires , using the ”warming buses” before the start and […]

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Staying Healthy during the Christmas Holidays.

December 24, 2010

It can often be extremely challenging to stay fit and healthy during the Christmas/New Year holiday period. Not only is our normal routine disrupted but we have a series of social events that often include lots of extra quantities that we would not usually have! We are also often travelling longer distances for holidays and […]

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A Magnificent Finish in Athens!

November 1, 2010

The Athens Marathon course is not particularly interesting. From the attractive area around the Marathon the road takes runners past several towns and through commercial and industrial areas that are not very memorable. The road surface is good as it was repaired for the 2004 Athens Olympics where it was the official marathon course. It […]

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The Athens Marathon- In the steps of Pheidippides.

October 31, 2010

It was off to the chartered buses in front of the Post Office as soon as we finished breakfast at the Hotel Electra. Daylight savings had finished in the early hours which meant we had an extra hours sleep. Was this good or bad? Good because we got an extra hour of sleep as the […]

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Touring the Athens Marathon Course

October 30, 2010

Certain marathons, often those with historical significance offer course tours to both discover more about the history of the event and the challenges that the route holds. With Comrades Marathon in South Africa it is a chance to listen to stories of years gone by, visit the Comrades Museum and prepare mentally and physically for […]

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Athens Marathon Expo

October 29, 2010

We received our race registration bags at the hotel as part of the Travelling Fit service, so if we hadn’t wanted to go to the race expo we wouldn’t need to. This was not the case, we LOVE marathon expos and have been known to spend hours in some of the big ones like Chicago […]

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