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Re: Zurich Marathon / city run / team run 2014

Conditions were fine, it was warmer than I expected.

The race was fun, atmosphere in the city and at the turn in Meilen was good.

As usual for Zurich, race organisation was good but I do feel that they should offer gels at more than just two refreshment stops, and secondly they should offer a hot broth or something warm at the end. Not a problem with yesterdays weather but having run it last year when it was freezing, I can testify that it would have been appreciated.

Nevertheless, its a great experience to run your "home town" or adopted home town marathon, and to run down a bahnhofstrasse closed off just for you. To be recommended.
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Conditions were fine, it was warmer than I expected.

The race was fun, atmosphere in the city and at the turn in Meilen was good.

As usual for Zurich, race organisation was good but I do feel that they should offer gels at more than just two refreshment stops, and secondly they should offer a hot broth or something warm at the end. Not a problem with yesterdays weather but having run it last year when it was freezing, I can testify that it would have been appreciated.

Nevertheless, its a great experience to run your "home town" or adopted home town marathon, and to run down a bahnhofstrasse closed off just for you. To be recommended.
Well done!

Did you manage a good time?
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Re: Zurich Marathon / city run / team run 2014

Hi all,

I have to say that the organization is not good enough, but not so far...

Just 2 issues:

- Changes of the teams in the team run: Totally a mess... boxes couldn't be hardly seen when you were arriving. Huge bunch of runners screaming to find their mate. This happened in all changes.

- No t-shirt for the team-runners. I can't understand why, we all paid almost the same amount of money.

Gels where quite enough from my point. I've been in lots of races all around Europe and it's not common to have any gels during the race and you have to carry them with you.

Also, compared to Silvesterlauf, ZRH Marathon is quite more serious than that one with no drinks, running in the sidewalk instead of the road...
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Old 07.04.2014, 13:35
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Also, compared to Silvesterlauf, ZRH Marathon is quite more serious than that one with no drinks, running in the sidewalk instead of the road...
Sure, but of course there is a big difference between an 8.6km race and a 42.2km one.
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Sure, but of course there is a big difference between an 8.6km race and a 42.2km one.
I only see a difference in the distance.. I've been in races of 5KM quite better organized than Silvesterlauf...
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Re: Zurich Marathon / city run / team run 2014

Having run races from short to long and longer, across four continents, I think that the Zurich marathon has got it pretty well organised. The field isn't vast, the course is pretty straightforward and there are good logistics and provisions.

Running the team run simultaneously is a double-edged sword. It gives those participating a chance to sample the marathon atmosphere and broadens the appeal to get a few more supporters out along the course. However, the racing team runners will be frustrated with the marathon runners ahead of them and likewise there is little more depressing than the continuous stream of ambitious relay runners blitzing past you 30km in to your marathon.

It certainly wasn't the worst organised race this weekend...
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...e-9241758.html

As for T-shirts... You have to go 42,2 to earn one of those

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Hi all,

I have to say that the organization is not good enough, but not so far...

Just 2 issues:

- Changes of the teams in the team run: Totally a mess... boxes couldn't be hardly seen when you were arriving. Huge bunch of runners screaming to find their mate. This happened in all changes.

- No t-shirt for the team-runners. I can't understand why, we all paid almost the same amount of money.

Gels where quite enough from my point. I've been in lots of races all around Europe and it's not common to have any gels during the race and you have to carry them with you.

Also, compared to Silvesterlauf, ZRH Marathon is quite more serious than that one with no drinks, running in the sidewalk instead of the road...
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Re: Zurich Marathon / city run / team run 2014

Much nicer conditions than last year, I had a great time. I knocked a whole hour off last year's time (which was admittedly my very first marathon).

I found the organisation to be good but not as perfect as it could be - the awkward 'shuffle backwards to the starting line' before the start because they hadn't marked the starting blocks properly could have been avoided.

My comparison is Frankfurt which is incredibly well organised, the starting blocks are very clearly marked indeed.

What's great at Zurich is the little bottles of water, so much better than paper beakers. I was taking two, downing one immediately and carrying one to sip between stations.
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However, the racing team runners will be frustrated with the marathon runners ahead of them and likewise there is little more depressing than the continuous stream of ambitious relay runners blitzing past you 30km in to your marathon.
Do you think that team runners are thinking of marathoners? Each runner do it against him/herself

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Or the 10Km one
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What's great at Zurich is the little bottles of water, so much better than paper beakers. I was taking two, downing one immediately and carrying one to sip between stations.
That sounds like a lot of water. Watch out for hyponatremia (not sure of spelling...)

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Do you think that team runners are thinking of marathoners? Each runner do it against him/herself
No way, having someone to pursue keeps me going!
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Re: Zurich Marathon / city run / team run 2014

Just because it seemed like a good idea at the time
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Re: Zurich Marathon / city run / team run 2014

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ah that was you ! I was behind you for a while after the start, back up into town after the first 'short' leg !

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Yeah got to be careful - they were tiny bottles though and my gels contain electrolyte replacement, but it's one you really need to watch !
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haha ok, that was you.
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Re: Zurich Marathon / city run / team run 2014

Is it really the same price to run the marathon or the city run? 55-65chf?
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Re: Zurich Marathon / city run / team run 2014

No, the marathon is CHF 130.

http://zurichmarathon.ch/index2010_e...9&subcatid=111
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Re: Zurich Marathon / city run / team run 2014

Do you also get a t-shirt, soup or something? I am struggling to find info on their cityrun website...

- EDIT should've looked at the Laufer-info tab...
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Old 17.02.2015, 22:25
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Re: Zurich Marathon / city run / team run 2014

Actually its chf 110 if you register by 28th this month.

Yes you get a T shirt and a medal. No soup, but a banana or apple or such like.

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