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OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO

  24 March 2019
Gary Wishart wrote:
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star 4.3

This was my first International race, Limassol Cyprus. Lovely area to be in, the event was very well put together, although I heard some things about the race from last year, the organisers listened to the feedback and adjusted a few things. The 5k on Saturday is a Corporate race, there were an estimated 10000 people for it, if you want a good time, you need to be at the very front. So, onto the Half Marathon, the route was easy to navigate as it is a coastal route and back to the start/finish area, water stations were in equal spots and well stocked for both the Marathon and the Half, public support though is almost NIL, so this is one for the brain to engage and concentrate on the training. I was fortunate to run with the 2h15 pacer, as I had made a promise to beat my Half PB for my Mum RIP. Portaloos are not many and there were a few queues which I did let the organisers know about, so they could consider changing next year. There were supposed to be gel stations also, but these were in the wrong place personally. The water shower wasn't that great and too close to the end to make much sense of. However, at 23 degrees it was welcomed regardless. I managed to gain my PB for this distance which is now 2:14:24. I am already looking forward to coming back next year to do this race again. OH... their after party was excellent, just a shame the rain came down, which deterred a lot of runners from attending it.

5 months ago