Category Archives: Marathons

KLM Aruba Marathon 2019

Aruba was our first race in South America. We were excited to see the island country but geared up for the long travel ahead. The most convenient route to Aruba was via Amsterdam. We hopped on the intercity train to Amsterdam … Continue reading

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Crete Marathon 2019

The Greek island of Crete has a special fascination for Greek mythology lovers like me. It is the setting for two of the most popular stories: the one where Athenian prince Theseus killed the half-man half-bull Minotaur in his lair, … Continue reading

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Enigma Week at the Knees Days 6 and 7 Marathons 2019

We were back in Milton Keynes after a taste of the Enigma kind of racing in January. This time I signed up for a double marathon weekend, part of the Week at the Knees Marathon series. Hardcore runners were running … Continue reading

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Leeds to Liverpool Canal Canter Marathons 2019

I signed up for another double marathon weekend right after the Enigma Running Week at the Knees marathon series in the UK. This was my first time to run with the It’s Grim Up North (IGUN) running group and was … Continue reading

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16a Treviso Marathon 2019

A quick jaunt to Italy was in order to participate in the 16a Treviso Marathon 2019 on March 31, 2019. The Ryanair flight to Venice Treviso on Saturday, March 30, 2019 only took an hour and a half. We opted … Continue reading

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Zurich Marató Barcelona 2019

Barcelona is one of my favorite marathon cities. There is just so much to do in the city, and so many runners to run with during the race that it is always a unique festive experience. We took off for … Continue reading

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HAJ Hannover Marathon 2019

  The HAJ Hannover Marathon 2019 was a race that lived up to the organization and precision that Germans are known for. It was very well organized, fast, full of spectators, and with lots of entertainment along the way. It … Continue reading

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32nd Belgrade Marathon 2019

Our next race took us to Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. Belgrade is one of the oldest cities; it produced 17 Roman emperors and was fought over in 115 wars. My impression of Belgrade before visiting was that of a … Continue reading

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Phoenix Year-End Marathon and Frozen Marathons 2018

The Phoenix races have become convenient for racking up marathon medals. After the back to back marathons in December 2017, I signed up for a triple marathon this year. What was exciting this year was Richard’s participation in the shorter … Continue reading

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Zurich Maraton de Sevilla 2019

I have been enjoying British races of late. After completing several small, slow runner-friendly marathons during the last few weeks, I was looking forward to participating in a another high profile mega marathon in Spain. This is my second time … Continue reading

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