Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

ckszeto69

Beijing International Marathon 2010

Recommended Posts

For planning purpose, i have been reading the previous posts back in 2007 & 2009 related to Beijing Marathon. Thought Ripley's review on Beijing International Marathon 2007 under Race and Event Review is very informative. A few questions for those have been to Beijing or run there previously? Where would be a good place to put up - inexpensive, close proximity to starting line, pasta food, peking duck, and sportswear shopping? Thanks!

Link to post
Share on other sites

For planning purpose, i have been reading the previous posts back in 2007 & 2009 related to Beijing Marathon. Thought Ripley's review on Beijing International Marathon 2007 under Race and Event Review is very informative. A few questions for those have been to Beijing or run there previously? Where would be a good place to put up - inexpensive, close proximity to starting line, pasta food, peking duck, and sportswear shopping? Thanks!

If you are going budget, there are hostel and Hotel range S$16~50 along and off the Meishi st, 5~7 min walk to start line. It's 5 min walk to the original Peking duck shop, & shopping st.

Link to post
Share on other sites

For planning purpose, i have been reading the previous posts back in 2007 & 2009 related to Beijing Marathon. Thought Ripley's review on Beijing International Marathon 2007 under Race and Event Review is very informative. A few questions for those have been to Beijing or run there previously? Where would be a good place to put up - inexpensive, close proximity to starting line, pasta food, peking duck, and sportswear shopping? Thanks!

If you are going budget, there are hostel and Hotel range S$16~50 along and off the Meishi st, 5~7 min walk to start line. It's 5 min walk to the original Peking duck shop, & shopping st.

Yes i'm going budget - to spend "wisely". This is helpful and gives me a good idea for planning! Thanks! :)

Link to post
Share on other sites

any1 keen to go together?

as travel n accommodation r pretty straight forward after some research ... i find it ok to travel alone ... but actually more keen if anyone want to run / pace together this time ... i just started 1st walk-run for 40 min this evening - where i am picking myself back after 3 month abstain from running due to stress fracture in mid-May. Restricted to brisk walking for 40 to 60 min then. i have signed up for Beijing earlier but have not booked any flight. Book or no book depends on the training progress over the next two months ... if progress is good, any want to pace run at 4h30m? My last run was 4h36m during Feb-10 SCHKM.

Link to post
Share on other sites

just another question for previous participants in this run - i see that all distances start at the same time, did this pose a problem as far as overcrowding at the start line was concerned?

a big "YES"

oh i see...so do you think i shouldn't do this run if i am planning on running a decent time?

Link to post
Share on other sites

just another question for previous participants in this run - i see that all distances start at the same time, did this pose a problem as far as overcrowding at the start line was concerned?

a big "YES"

oh i see...so do you think i shouldn't do this run if i am planning on running a decent time?

Acatal - At your speed, if you start in the front, you will end up staying in the front so shouldnt affect you i would think? I have never run BIM before so this is just a guess.

Link to post
Share on other sites

just another question for previous participants in this run - i see that all distances start at the same time, did this pose a problem as far as overcrowding at the start line was concerned?

a big "YES"

oh i see...so do you think i shouldn't do this run if i am planning on running a decent time?

Acatal - At your speed, if you start in the front, you will end up staying in the front so shouldnt affect you i would think? I have never run BIM before so this is just a guess.

The weather is good, the course is wide not a lot of up & down, waterpoint on bothside of the road. However, at the start line, everyone squeeze together, you can't even turn yourself, not to mention move to the front. Last year about 250 runners finished as sub 3. more than 2000 at sub 4.

Link to post
Share on other sites

just another question for previous participants in this run - i see that all distances start at the same time, did this pose a problem as far as overcrowding at the start line was concerned?

a big "YES"

oh i see...so do you think i shouldn't do this run if i am planning on running a decent time?

If things do not improve (base on what I'd seen last year), then you better plan to go starting area early and move to the front of the pack. Also making sure you have an empty bladder ... getting out of that area may mean that you would not be able to get back in. Also, you would probably be one of the many runners that would stood at in the infamous Tian-An-Men Square and peeing at the bushes ... openly.

Alternatively, if you have a full bladder, then you would need to wait till the race started and the route turns infront of the red-wall of TAM. You could then pee there (at the national momunent) ... along with many other runners.

Link to post
Share on other sites

thats great, thanks for the tips Reuben, that's very helpful.

I think i might try this run anyway, i have always wanted to do a run in China, I will see how my training goes the next month or so and then decide.

and i will try and make sure my bladder is empty!

Link to post
Share on other sites

The weather is good, the course is wide not a lot of up & down, waterpoint on bothside of the road. However, at the start line, everyone squeeze together, you can't even turn yourself, not to mention move to the front. Last year about 250 runners finished as sub 3. more than 2000 at sub 4.

WOW!!!

Link to post
Share on other sites

thats great, thanks for the tips Reuben, that's very helpful.

I think i might try this run anyway, i have always wanted to do a run in China, I will see how my training goes the next month or so and then decide.

and i will try and make sure my bladder is empty!

I shall be there .... again, and I better remember my own advice. :P

Link to post
Share on other sites

just one more question. Does anyone know when entries closed last year? I see they have a quota for the marathon (10,000 i think), did this fill up last year?

I am currently battling a nasty case of PF and am I want to wait a couple of weeks to see if I recover before committing to this.

Link to post
Share on other sites

just one more question. Does anyone know when entries closed last year? I see they have a quota for the marathon (10,000 i think), did this fill up last year?

I am currently battling a nasty case of PF and am I want to wait a couple of weeks to see if I recover before committing to this.

Past performance (attendance) does not reflect current or future returns (closing date).

If you miss it because of injury, then don't regret it if you miss joining the race. You have already gained by not going and recovering.

Hope to see you at the starting and finishing line.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Per weather forecast over the next one week, it may be very cooling or maybe perfect in Beijing... will see. For those (including myself ;) ) who will be taking part in BIM in one week's time, stay cool :icecream: and best luck :friends: and enjoy :drinks: !!!

hope to see u there ... remember to introduce yourself if you see me. :)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Per weather forecast over the next one week, it may be very cooling or maybe perfect in Beijing... will see. For those (including myself ;) ) who will be taking part in BIM in one week's time, stay cool :icecream: and best luck :friends: and enjoy :drinks: !!!

hope to see u there ... remember to introduce yourself if you see me. :)

sure :hi: ... if we cross path in BJ (arrive fri & depart mon) or other run ... i will be putting up at beijing emperor guesthouse near qian men ... look fwd to find an optimum weather experience this coming run :dribble: ... but definitely not snow u mentioned in last yr thread ... will see how my marathon comeback goes after down with stress fracture in mid may ... anyway, have a good run!

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm at Qian Men Hostel.

Snow for last year's race? No, since when?

But the low temp forecasted is 6C ... freaking out now.

ohh ... i actually meant it was snow 2 or 3 weeks after the run at BJ last yr :pardon: ... this time round there may be chance of light rain :coldb: as humidity is picking up per forecast ... so it helps hydration management at the starting line n during the run yo :lol: ... in the meantime will start loading soon :stuff::turkey:

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



  • Upcoming Events

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • facts (published)... just eat¬†ūüćŅ.... SNOC is has a stake in the pending of the Court's decision...legal matters from SNOC against SOH were¬†already in placed..."pending on the outcome of the ongoing Trial"... ¬† if the Truth is 2min or 700m (Liew) vs 7min or more than 2 mins (Soh) is confirmed...then somebody is going to be answerable to why SOH was not selected to SEA GAMES 2019...to¬†ensure that Mr Soh's allegations were "fully investigated and the truth be determined.".. everyone wants the "truth" to be determined...SNOC also wants the "truth" about its own investigations are not wrong but is the truth... as for SA's...it is totally different tiff.. more on what SA Executive Director Syed Abdul Maik Aljunied alleged¬†defamation on SOH...so far SOH has won over SA (on some administrative documentation submission on his character that "has bad records" but so far delay until failure to produce evidence)...then SA Legal Team quitted and Director Aljunied had to use his own legal Team...more to admit what he said or claims were wrong meanwhile, SA President and Management Team had stepped down...tomorrow (Sept 25) shall be SA new Election (2020)...Soh's choice of SA Management Committee...will there be a nomination of SOH for SEA GAMES 2021..."nothing more than a GOLD result"... Winning against SA has a bearing on the outcome of somebody who quoted, "there have been numerous instances where Soh has displayed conduct that falls shorts of the standards of attitude and behaviour that the SNOC expects and holds its athhletes to"...what if there were no such records from SA on the standards of attitude and behaviour of SOH to start with...no evidence of SOH's breaching the rules, standards or attitudes...so if no, then why there is every REASON WHY SOH IS AND SHOULD NOT BE SELECTED FOR SEA GAMES 2019.. just eat¬†ūüćŅ....lah...it is going to be a lengthy¬†one....maybe this Trial may extend till beyond SEA Games 2021....and guess who will be very upset/happy once again...SOH, SA, Liew, SNOC or Aljunied?
    • It probably started as a misunderstanding or misinterpretation¬† of the fact, but it has since escalated and the stakes have risen considerably.¬† My impression from reading the reports is the part of SRY's contention with Ashley's account was that it was put to him during media interview that he slowed to a crawl and that cost him a medal. Ashley did not clarify that during the media interview which perpetuates his act of sportsmanship.¬† That got him nominated for the Fairplay award which he won.¬† I don't think that SRY begrudged Ashley for the award. He just disagree that Ashley slowed down to a crawl and that cost him a medal. In his estimation, even if Ashley has really slowed down, it did not cost him a medal because his finishing time was a bit off from the medal timing.¬† SA probably slighted because they were the one who nominated Ashley for the award and raised the stake with its 'problem kid' to cease and desist. Of cos, SRY was never going to just roll over. And his further comments prompted Ashley to sue him for defamation. And here we are.¬† It all seems a little¬†superfluous to me but of cos I'm not the one who feels he's been defamed.¬†
    • I think only Ashley himself really know if he did really¬†purposely slow down or not.¬† While I admire SRY on his achievement and humility even as a champion, there could be chance he may have observed wrongly especially from a¬†distance. Then this whole issue becomes just a misunderstanding.
    • 2022...that is, if there is none of ¬†"Covid-20" pandemic aka Covid-19 Wave 2...¬†¬†ūüôĄ
    • Hey Uncle thank you - Have moved the century to 2022 Yeah keep your virtual runs clean and green
×
×
  • Create New...