Marathon land - 2018

Marathon land - 2018

I didn't get to watch the Commonwealth Games marathon yesterday -- went on a picnic with Rellies. Does anybody know if a recording is available anywhere on the Internet -- BBC???

I have now realised that I will now have an interest when the Games comes to my home town (Gold Coast) in 2018 - I am not normally one for sports of any kind but like others of you, running now has my interest.

I am a bit concerned about the weather though - here during the Games - if it is held at the same time ( July) it will be the very depths of winter here.

Pic above was one of the local marinas around lunch time yesterday - 25C . You can see that the boat fishermen have jackets on.

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  • Can't you get it on I player ? Lovely pic . Looks gorgeous .

  • Not sure if there are recordings, bbc apparently has highlights on iplayer but I think you need to be in the UK to view them. Ironic at 25 degrees you're wearing jackets whereas here it's 25 degrees in my living room and we have a fan on complaining about the heat :D our British althetes will love it being in your winter :)

  • My husband has just told me about the Englishman who came in 10th on the Marathon at the Commonwealth games. He took up running at the age of 40 as part of a lightbulb moment lifestyle change having been 16 stone and a drinker/smoker who realised it was not sustainable. And now running in the Games! Inspiring!!

    So are you going to take part in your local games 2018?????!!!!!

  • yes -- I will probably volunteer to hand out brochures!! :) - or maybe even man the entrance to the part where the winners get their after-race massages.

  • The Gold Coast will be wonderful for the 2018 games. Try u tube for yesterday's race it was wonderful.

  • bbc.co.uk/sport/0/commonwea...

    A Steve Way interview - as previously mentioned.

  • It was about 25°C in Glasgow on Sunday for the marathon and I guess it suited most of the athletes. Maybe one of two would have found it hot, and one or two cold, but and I noticed some poured the water over themselves after drinking.

    I find 25°C too hot for running and have taken to running before 6am to avoid the heat. I've decided 10-15°C is my ideal temperature for running - warm enough for vest and shorts, but not too hot!

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