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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
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The results of the 'what do you love about running' poll suggest that most of us run to get away from life for a while!

So let's daydream a little! If money were no object, you had a pair of Nike Zoom Vaporfly, and a private jet...

Which marathon would you choose? Would it be:

โ˜… ICONIC like the London, New York, or Tokyo Marathons?

โ˜… EXTREME as the Everest Marathon, or perhaps the Inca Trail?

โ˜… SCENIC - Big Sur, Two Oceans, or the Patagonian International Marathon, to name but a few?

โ˜… QUIRKY as the Marathon du Medoc, or Man v Horse!?

โ˜… FLAT & FAST, like the Berlin or Boston Marathons?

Have a vote over at the latest poll:

healthunlocked.com/marathon...

Tell us all about your top choice!

And have you seen this advert for the Reykjavรญk City Marathon? ๐Ÿ˜„

youtu.be/T_wBmXLUpFw

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Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator

My pal and I decided on Friday evening that we would do the Reykjavik marathon next year (well, she's up for the 10k)! I was in Iceland in March and it's such a wonderful place and I kept wishing then that I'd bought my shoes so I could explore a bit on foot. So, I figured an easy mistake to fix, I'll just go back! So we've planned a trip next August ๐Ÿ˜Š Admittedly we'd had a few gins when we planned it, but I'm not going to back down now...

(Not my top money-and-practicality-no-object choice though, I need to give that one a bit of thought!)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Sqkr

It's official!!

And I'm really looking forward to hearing all about it ๐Ÿ˜Š

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

I like the scenic runs best, but I want to try them all, of course! Quirky and extreme are missing from my repertoire to date, hmmm... I suppose the Barkley Marathons could cover both ๐Ÿ˜‚

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to roseabi

Scenic I guess but the city ones would probably tick that box too Patagonia sounds nice ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. Iceland less nice โ„๏ธ๐ŸŒงโ˜ƒ๏ธ Good advert though ๐Ÿ˜

I like England's green and pleasant land mind you ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to misswobble

I think the weather is generally quite pleasant for the Reykjavรญk marathon - about 15ยฐC and sunny :)

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkHalf Marathon

It'd be scenic and maybe not too commercial for me. I fancy the most northerly UK one the St magnus marathon in Kirkwall on the orkneys. Have been there but not run there. goo.gl/images/mmrCuC

But I'd be happy with the Loch Ness marathon or the Suffolk or Norfolk coastal trail marathons.. No private jets for me and you can keep your nikes,

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to pinkaardvark

Ooh, St Magnus Marathon is going on my list!!! Although even that looks like a lot of travelling to me :) Loch Ness is already noted, it looks absolutely gorgeous!

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

I love me Nikes! Pegassussses

I'm a bit big- marathon averse, preferring small, local affairs. There were only 28 peeps in the one I did.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to misswobble

St Magnus Marathon had 58 finishers this year, so that might be a bit busy for you ๐Ÿ˜‰

athlinks.com/event/208625/r...

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

Oh didn't realise it was so popular ๐Ÿ˜ข

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to pinkaardvark

:)

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Sounds fab Runs by the coast for most of by the looks of it An interesting place to visit too ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Decker
DeckerModerator

Definitely scenic. Patagonian, Big Sur. Two Oceans. They all sound amazing. Now all I need to do is get up to 42k :) Found some additional inspiration: youtu.be/gDsTO5moNhM

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Decker

I'd run all of those, except I'm not so keen on needing guns and helicopters :D

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Great post Abi, and for me its about exploring new places, so mountains are good, the Arctic marathon is on my list as its The Marathon Du Medoc...npmarathon.com/

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator in reply to ju-ju-

I do fancy the Marathon du Medoc, but then I think about how much worse my hangovers seem to be as I get older, and then I think about trying to run at the same time, then I think about doing all that full of cheese and oysters...and then I have to have a bit of a lie down to recover from the horror of what might befall me, or indeed everyone around me ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿคฎ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Sqkr

... and all in fancy dress :D

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to ju-ju-

Ooh the North Pole, scary!!

Lordi
LordiMarathon

This one through Wales looks interesting! The Dragon's Back, 315km and 15,500m height gain!

berghausdragonsbackrace.com...

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Lordi

Yes indeedy!!!!!

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