Category Archives: Marathons Worldwide

The New York Marathon, U.S.A., by Kev Betts

The New York Marathon was held on Sunday 6th November, 2011. Here’s a review of the event. Taking part in the New York marathon has always been a dream of mine. Well I say always – ever since I ran my first marathon three years ago. But it’s been a race I have loved for a long time, as I have always loved to watch it on TV. I have vivid memories of Paula Radcliffe storming to win in 2004, taking the victory by only 4 seconds from Susan Chepkemei….

The Colombo Marathon, Sri Lanka

First of all, here’s a film of the event, it’ll give you an idea of what to expect from the route. This is the 3rd time I’ve run the Colombo Marathon. I’m not very experienced at distance running, having run most of my races at 10km level, but I’m ready to say that if there were an award for the World’s Friendliest Marathon, it would surely find it’s way very quickly to Colombo, in Sri Lanka, where every guest is genuinely welcomed as if they were the first, and every…

Turin, Italy, Full Marathon

First of all, here’s a film of the event, it’ll give you an idea of what to expect from the route. It’s been two days since I got back from Turin, and I’m still high on the feeling of running the marathon there. I smashed my personal best (by over 30 minutes!), ate a lot of very fine pizza, drank some wonderful wine and Lemonchello and enjoyed a great city under clear blue skies; what a great way to spend a mid-November weekend! I’ll speak about the actual marathon running…

The 2013 Amsterdam Half Marathon

by Marco Lunich On the 20th October, 2013 I ran the Amsterdam half-marathon. It was my first time in a competition on that distance (I usually run 10ks), so I probably did a lot of rookie mistakes. I met with a friend two hours before the race started to visit the area. The marathon was already on and we were passed by the first finishers on our way to the Olympic compound where the start was. The weather was absolutely ideal with around 14/15 degrees Celsius and slowly getting warmer….