Venice Marathon

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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Bravi! Couple on the Run in the Venice Marathon

October 25, 2010

The sky was now overcast and the air quite still as the rain held off for the first half of the race and although it was cool we were comfortable at the start. The temperature was ideal for running, in the low teens (Celsius).It was warm enough for some runners to be in singlets although […]

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Vaporetto Number One To The Start

October 24, 2010

The day before the Marathon was a tourist day to find out the history of this fascinating city. Were we walking too much? Probably; this is very much a pedestrian city and our feet were getting sore as we wandered over the uneven cobblestone surface. Were we drinking enough? Probably not; the weather had turned […]

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Venice Marathon Expo

October 22, 2010

One drawback of staying in Venice is that it is not so easy to get anywhere quickly, unless you are prepared to pay for a water taxi. It took our crowded water bus ages to get to the Piazzale Roma and land bus depot that we needed to reach to get to the Expo and […]

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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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