A few of us are planning on doing the Warsaw marathon next year.. the date is 30th Sept 2012.. if your interested in coming along..entries open in March next year so you still have time to think about it..
hotels are reasonably priced.. and flights with BA are direct from Heathrow.. the marathon has 5000 people give or take.. and is noted as a flat fast course..
Ref web site..http://www.maratonwarszawski.com/
Many of the hotels do bike hire and offer great priced beer.. food is reasonable in Poland.You can get your pasta loading prior to the race..
so... if your interested.. in coming along.. we can coordinate flight booking around march time...drop me a email@example.com
James the bruce
James, what's the weather like in September in Warsaw. Might be interested.
A link with a graph of average temperature/rainfall further down page
Thanks James, I am definitely tempted by this. I just know I'll have to be very much on the ball to get ready for an exam I have around that time. Because both are some way off in the future, no doubt I'll enter the marathon and have a mad panic in September having done no training and no revising1
Well if you did the same training as for berlin..you will have done well.. as you did really well in berlin..
I've been taking a quick look at this.. and these are some estimated costs..for those interested.. registration will open early in 2012..
Flight approx. 150 (allow 40-50 to get to the airport) from heathrowHotel depends on the standard
Area to stay seems to be Sródmiesciehttp://wikitravel.org/en/Warsaw/Srodmiescie High End 4-5 star hotels (e.g. Hilton etc..) 1400~2000 PLN for 4 nights - £ 240 – 350 Total , £120 to 170 per person on 2 sharing)Mid range 3-4 Star hotels (e.g. Novotel/IBIS) ~ 900-1100 PLN per room for 4 nights. £150-200 total,£ 75 to 100 per person.. on 2 sharing..Budget 1-2 star hotels ~ 600-800PLN for 4 nights: £100 to £140 GPB (£50 to £70 per person – 2 sharing)Hostels ~ 300 to 600 PLN for 4 nights for £50 to £100 GPB for 4 nights, ( £15 to £50 Per person – some rooms are 3-4 sharing).Course http://www.maratonwarszawski.com/files/trasa_ultra_0.pdf I'd say fly to warsaw even if we do a day trip out as we want a good base..
JamesI will check with some of my Polish Colleagues when I get back to work on Tuesday see if they can give us any lead on the tripMal
Ive booked warsaw flight
Friday BA 14:00 heathrow to warsawRETURN WEDNESDAY 18:15 Back 19:45
Gareth and amanda are going with LOT airlines on friday morning at 635 am.. not sure about others.. race is not yet open.. but i want lower cost flights.. once race opens flight prices will go up..
Yes me, Gareth and Caroline are booked on LOT 6.35 Friday morning from Heathrow, returning on 15.10 flight Tuesday afternoon.
Looking forward to this one, with 3 weeks to recover before Snowdonia Marathon. Not sure whether I can manage the Cardiff Half in between though ......
Just been advised by Warsaw Marathon that "1st April 2012 it will be open for sure".
We've got a reservation at the Novotel Warszawa Centrum hotel, centrally located and looks to be about 3-5k from the race start and finish. Double superior room for 4 nights for £341 (1806 polish zloty) which is around £43 pp pn. Cost around £9 (refundable) to make this reservation which can be cancelled up to 18.00 on day of arrival.
Bus services including airport transfer service: http://www.lotnisko-chopina.pl/en/passenger/access-and-car-parks/Public-transport
Now open for those who fancy this autumn marathon. 100 polish zloty which is just under £20.
I've just had an email from the race organisers they are finalising the course now.. but it will finsh in the national stadium !
and it is powerade on the course..
"we don't know when the course will be finalised yet, but we are sure thet the finish line will be on the National Stadium - Rondo Waszyngtona, near the Poniatowskiego Bridge. It is close to the center of the city."
post london blues.. good time to enter!
we've booked the
Novotel Warszawa Centrum
for our hotel